Gang leaders call for an end to street violence in Atlanta

Imagine if the Bloods, Crips, Vice Lords, and GDs became organizations that empowered Black and brown youth to focus on self-improvement, entrepreneurship, and education. With a goal of building instead of destroying. It’s not too late for gangs to turn crime into legit commerce. NASCAR began due to liquor bootleggers who built fast cars to escape police. Crime is embedded in the fabric of America. A new approach for gangs would save and empower millions in the community. Nipsey Hussle’s marathon continues with the help of people such as Chief Sundiata Keita Kamara. Continue reading

School apologises after children perform Black History Month poem in blackface masks | The Independent

A school in Atlanta has apologised after children performed a poem for Black History Month in blackface masks.

Pupils at Kindezi Old Fourth Ward Charter School recited Paul Laurence Dunbar’s 1896 poem “We Wear The Mask” while wearing black masks with exaggerated red lips and white eyes. Continue reading

Cops: 18-year-old told Cobb middle school he planted bomb

Who are the real terrorists?

A Cobb County 18-year-old said he planted a bomb inside a middle school and was going to shoot anyone who survived the explosion, authorities said.

Andrew Sean Brady of Austell allegedly emailed those threats to Floyd Middle School administrators and staff Thursday morning, prompting a bomb squad to search his home, the district told Channel 2 Action News. Continue reading

13-Year-Old Arrested, Charged with Making Terroristic Threats Against Cobb NAACP

Bet they go soft cuz he’s a young colonizer….

It turns out a 13-year-old boy is behind a series of terroristic voice messages left at an NAACP branch office in Cobb County, Ga.

The Marietta Police Department was alerted to the racist threats last month by a member of the organization’s local branch. Officials said the call came in around 1:15 a.m. on Feb. 25, after which the unknown caller left the “disturbing” messages. Continue reading

A Vanishing History: Gullah Geechee Nation

On the Sea Islands along the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia, a painful chapter of American history is playing out again. These islands are home to the Gullah or Geechee people, the descendants of enslaved Africans who were brought to work at the plantations that once ran down the southern Atlantic coast. After the Civil War, many former slaves on the Sea Islands bought portions of the land where their descendants have lived and farmed for generations. That property, much of it undeveloped waterfront land, is now some of the most expensive real estate in the country.
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