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The '90s sitcom, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, ran for six seasons and launched Will Smith as a cultural icon. The show followed Smith as a fictionalized version of himself as he moved from Philadelphia to live with his aunt and uncle in the wealthy neighborhood of Bel-Air in Los Angeles.

An upcoming book series reimagines the story with a new character, a fresh princess named Destiny. Author Denene Millner is writing The Fresh Princess series and joined On Second Thought to discuss her work as an author.


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  • Hurricane Michael Struck A Year Ago Today
  • Braves Season Over After Big Loss To Cardinals

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Another federal subpoena was issued Thursday in the bribery investigation of Atlanta's City Hall.

The U.S. District Court of North Georgia has asked the city to provide all financial records related to former watershed commissioner Jo Ann Macrina.

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Voting in Georgia will look different next year now that the state has purchased new touchscreen ballot-marking devices.

The secretary of state’s office is inviting voters to test them out at demonstrations across Georgia before the scheduled first use in March.


Afropunk is a well-known music festival produced by black artists. It is an international festival, but it will be in Atlanta this weekend. Afropunk goes beyond just entertainment. Its "Solution Sessions" are an effort to address and tackle ongoing issues in the black community. On Second Thought speaks to Ashleigh Shackelford, Bridget Todd and Yves Jeffcoat, three of the featured speakers to hear their messages.


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Jim Crow laws were in full swing when Eugene Bullard was born in Columbus, Georgia, in 1895. His dad was a former slave and his mom, a Creek Indian.

 

The racial tensions at the time were so overwhelming that he ran away from home as a child and stowed away on a boat to Europe at the age of 16.

 

He first arrived in Scotland before moving to France. During that time, he’d become a street performer, a dock worker, work on a fish wagon and even become a prize-fighting boxer. 

 


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The St. Louis Cardinals turned the diamond into a giant pinball machine, dinging hits all over SunTrust Park.

 

By the time the Atlanta Braves finally got the third out, it was the most productive first inning in postseason history.

 

The Cardinals scored 10 runs their first time up and dealt Atlanta another playoff heartbreak, routing the Braves 13-1 in decisive Game 5 of the NL Division Series on Wednesday.

  • Kemp, Health Department Issue Advisory After 2nd Vaping-Related Death In Georgia
  • Georgians Both For And Against Impeachment Gather Outside Rep. McBath's Office
  • First Black Fight Pilot Honored With Statue In Warner Robins


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On this special edition of Political Rewind, how are farmers coping in the year since Hurricane Michael?


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The Morehouse College Human Rights Film Festival aims to spark to conversation using "artivism" — the combination of art and activism. 

Filmmakers Korstiaan Vandiver and Devin “Egypt” Robinson spoke to On Second Thought host Virginia Prescott about the impacts of art and activism in the film industry.  


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Jason Reynolds didn't get through a whole book until he was 17. He's now a bestselling author, and he's trying to change the way young people feel about reading.


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The sidewalks in front of Rep. Lucy McBath's (D-Marietta) office in Sandy Springs were awash Tuesday with dueling signs and slogans voicing opinions on the ever-evolving impeachment talks in Washington, D.C.

The White House said Tuesday it will not participate in the ongoing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump's pressure on Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.


Little Shop of Stories is bringing best-selling New York Times author Jason Reynolds to Decatur at the Holy Trinity Episcopal Parish on Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7 p.m.  Hear how Reynolds inspires young readers with contemporary stories that deal with real-world issues.


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  • U.S. Supreme Court Considers Georgia LGBTQ Employee Rights Case
  • Win Or Go Home For Braves And Cardinals This Afternoon

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The Georgia Department of Public Health has issued a health advisory following the death of a second person here in Georgia connected to vaping and the use of e-cigarettes. That person had a history of nicotine vaping and DPH does not yet know whether other substances were used.

  • Georgia Man At Center Of Supreme Court Hearing On LGBT Rights
  • Jimmy Carter Comments On Ongoing Impeachment Inquiry
  • Lung Illness Reports Are 'Tip Of The Iceberg,' CDC Says


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Former President Jimmy Carter is weighing in on the House impeachment inquiry after learning of the Trump administration’s decision to block a U.S. diplomat from speaking with lawmakers about his alleged involvement in President Donald Trump’s request for a foreign official to investigate a domestic political opponent.

Carter said the White House was “trying to stonewall” the inquiry by blocking officials from cooperating.

Democratic presidential candidates at a Democratic presidential primary debate in Houston. The DNC announced Georgia will host a debate on Nov. 20.
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The road to the Democratic presidential nomination will run through Georgia, as the state will host the next primary debate on Nov. 20.

While the exact location, panelists and final list of qualified candidates is not yet known, the Democratic National Committee announced Tuesday that MSNBC and The Washington Post will co-host the debate. 

State party leaders said the decision to bring White House hopefuls to Georgia signals the prominent role the state will have in the 2020 elections. 

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Today on Political Rewind, our panel weighs in on former President Jimmy Carter's comments on the current impeachment inquiry in an interview with NBC's Andrea Mitchell. What did one of the Peach State's favorite sons have to say about President Donald Trump?


The U.S. Supreme Court building at dusk, Thursday, May 23, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington.
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The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in a potential landmark case that could decide whether lesbian, gay, and transgender people are protected under the federal discrimination law.

“It has the potential of ensuring and affirming that LGBT people are protected against employment discrimination under the current federal provisions of sex discrimination,” Jeff Graham, executive director of Georgia Equality, said.


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  • Funeral Plans In Augusta For Jessye Norman Announced
  • Braves Lose To Cardinals In Game 4 of NLDS

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So far, 18 people have died, including one Georgian, and more than 1,000 people have been suddenly sickened with severe lung illness related to using electronic cigarettes, health officials say.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Principal Deputy Secretary Dr. Anne Schuchat said during the Oct. 3 update that the latest numbers indicate the problem is only growing worse. 


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"The Beverly Hillbillies" introduced audiences to the Clampett family in the 1960s and helped popularize the stereotype of the "Dumb Southerner." The myth persists today, wrapped up with ideas about tolerance, race and intelligence.

Marie T. Cochran, director of the Affrilachia Artist Project, joined On Second Thought to dig into this idea and her experiences growing up in Appalachia. Chuck Reece, host of The Bitter Southerner Podcast, also joined the conversation.


Sr. Helen Prejean is one of the most powerful advocates today for abolishing the death penalty. Her book, Dead Man Walking, has become a movie and an opera. Hear Sr. Helen’s story firsthand.


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Film producer and Atlanta resident Tyler Perry recently celebrated the opening of his new studios with a black-tie event Saturday evening. The new facility is located on the grounds of the historic former Fort McPherson Army base.

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With a bandage above his left eye and a large, red welt below it, former President Jimmy Carter was greeted by a cheering crowd Monday morning as he prepared to help build a home with Habitat for Humanity in Nashville.

Morehouse College

Oprah Winfrey is making another large donation to one of Atlanta's historic black colleges and universities.

 

Morehouse College is set to receive a $13 million gift from the television icon as part of the 30th anniversary of the Oprah Winfrey Scholars Program.

 

 


Jessye Norman performing during The Dream Concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Norman died, Monday, Sept. 30, 2019, at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital in New York. She was 74.
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The public funeral for opera star Jessye Norman has been set for Saturday in Georgia and will feature tributes from actor Laurence Fishburne, civil rights activist Vernon Jordan and Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald.

The funeral will be at the William B. Bell Auditorium in Augusta. A private interment will follow. There are two public viewings — on Thursday and Friday.

  • GA Supreme Court Asks For More Judicial Review Of Gun Rules At Atlanta Botanical Garden
  • State Remains Dry, But More Fall-Like Weather On The Way
  • Former Coastal Police Officer Found Not Guilty Of Manslaughter


student looking at art in a museum
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If you go into an art museum in North America, chances are the staff, the curators and the directors are going to be white.

In 2015, an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation study found 72% of the staff of museums belonging to the Association of Art Museum Directors was non-Hispanic white.

Now, the Atlanta University Center wants to train the next generation of African American art historians and museum curators.


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