Category Archives: Georgia

Georgia Can Elect the First African-American Woman Governor in History

The Georgia governor’s race presents a golden opportunity and a profound moment of truth for Democrats across the country. With House minority leader Stacey Abrams’s recent announcement that she’s formed an exploratory committee for the 2018 election, progressives can either capitalize on the country’s population trends and maximize their prospects for victory, or they can… Read More »

White woman who once complained about ‘bad blacks’ is arrested after shooting an African-American teen in the head as he walked by her house

A white woman who once complained about ‘bad blacks’ in her neighborhood has been arrested for shooting an African-American teenager in the head as he walked by her house. Elisabeth Faye Cannon from Macon, Georgia has been charged with aggravated assault after she allegedly fired at 15-year-old Vernon Marcus Jr. The 47-year-old told police the… Read More »

A growing conflict over voting rights is playing out in Georgia, where the presidential race is tightening

A growing conflict over voting rights and ballot access is playing out in Georgia, where civil rights activists are trading accusations with Republican elected officials and where the stakes have risen considerably with the state’s new status as a closely watched battleground. Activists said this month that as many as 100,000 Georgia ­voter-registration applications have… Read More »