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Georgia’s First Black Nominee for Governor Since Reconstruction

  Stacey Abrams, a former State House leader became Georgia’s first black female nominee for governor. The general election will deter- mine whether a black woman can win in the Deep South, a region that has not had an African-American governor since Reconstruction. She will face either Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the top Republican vote getter Tuesday, or Secretary of State Brian Kemp. STACEY ABRAMS ELECTION NIGHT REMARKS –AS PREPARED MAY 22, Good evening, Georgia. I stand here tonight grateful to the thousands of you who have joined me on…

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Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta University Center Celebrate 35 New Security Cameras on Campus

​ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Consortium Council of Presidents invested more than $700,000 to strategically install 35 security cameras and license plate readers throughout the Atlanta University Center campus community. Mayor Reed joined University Community Development Corporation Interim Executive Director Rita Gibson, Morehouse College President Dr. John Wilson Jr., Atlanta Police Department Chief Erika Shields, Atlanta Police Foundation President and CEO Dave Wilkinson and Atlanta City Councilmember Cleta Winslow for an event celebrating the new cameras. “Public…

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National Politics Politics Youth 

Education Secretary Confirmation Hearing for Betsy DeVos

Via C-SPAN January 17, 2017 Betsy DeVos testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on her nomination for secretary of education in the Trump administration. ]She answered questions on a wide range of issues, including the nation’s public education system, charter schools, school choice and vouchers, post-secondary education, student loan debt, special education programs and funding, and her financial holdings and potential conflicts on interest. Ms. DeVos was introduced by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and former Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT). Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) limited the…

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