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Next Monday, public schools and state offices across Georgia close to mark Columbus Day. Five states, more than 50 cities and dozens of universities no longer observe the federal holiday. Most instead celebrate Indigenous Peoples’ Day.


Atlanta Voice

The newly created city of South Fulton is the only one in the U.S. with black women leading every major role of the judicial system.

 

 

 


The U.S. Supreme Court issued its historic ruling Brown v. the Board of Education more than six decades ago. Linda Brown, the namesake of that landmark court case, died March 25. She was 76. 

With Brown v. Board, it became illegal to separate public school students by race. But since the landmark ruling, many schools in the South have resegregated, according to a report from the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles. The study also found Latino student enrollment surpassed black enrollment for the first time.

We spoke about the resegregation of southern schools with Erica Frankenberg, associate professor of education at Penn State University, Belisa Urbina, executive director of Ser Familia, and Atlanta Journal-Constitution education reporter Maureen Downey.

Commentary: Atlanta's Media Bias

Jun 30, 2017
Khalid Kamau

South Fulton is Georgia’s newest city. But one of its recently elected councilmen says the local media couldn’t care less. In a recent letter to the editor of GeorgiaPol, Khalid Kamau charges news outlets with a bias against the African-American community. Kamau brings us a commentary.

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​In​ ​November,​ ​voters​ ​approved​ ​the creation​ ​of​ ​two​ ​new​ ​cities​ ​-​ ​South​ ​Fulton​ ​in​ ​Fulton ​County​ ​and​ ​Stonecrest in​ ​DeKalb​ ​County.​ ​New​ ​commissions​ ​appointed​ ​by​ ​the​ ​governor​ ​are working​ ​to​ ​help​ ​each​ ​community​ ​operate.​ ​We talked more abou