Confederate obelisk removed from Georgia square Friday, 19 June 2020 ()
A Confederate monument has been removed from a town square near Atlanta amid cheers from the watching crowd. As midnight approached on the eve of Juneteenth, the obelisk glorifying the Lost Cause was laid on its side in Decatur, Georgia. (June 19)

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Georgia (U.S. state) Georgia (U.S. state) State in the southeastern United States

‘John Lewis: Good Trouble’ Review: Past Progress, and More to Come

A profile of the civil rights leader and longtime Georgia congressman has an urgent message.

Police in Georgia sued for taking down wrong man

A Black man in Georgia is accusing police of violating his civil rights, saying a white officer slammed him to the ground and broke his wrist in the mistaken..
T.I. to teach hip-hop class at Georgia college [Video]

T.I. to teach hip-hop class at Georgia college

Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., more commonly known as the rapper and actor T.I., has joined the faculty at Georgia's Clark Atlanta University to help teach a course about the hip-hop subgenre of trap music.

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Georgia governor signs hate crime law in wake of Ahmaud Arbery shooting

Georgia's governor signed a hate crime law Friday, weeks after Ahmaud Arbery was shot by armed white men in what many called a modern-day lynching.

Confederate States of America Confederate States of America De facto federal republic in North America from 1861 to 1865

For nearly 160 years, St. George has been known as Utah's 'Dixie.' The name is all over the city. Is it time to change?

The word "Dixie" is everywhere in St. George, Utah. The controversy over its Confederate ties is back in the public eye — but it's not a new debate.

Stonewall Jackson statue comes down along Richmond's Monument Avenue

Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney ordered the removal of the Stonewall Jackson statue and other Confederate memorials along Monument Avenue
Richmond Mayor Orders Emergency Removal of Confederate Statues [Video]

Richmond Mayor Orders Emergency Removal of Confederate Statues

The Democratic mayor of Richmond, Virginia, Levar Stoney, has invoked his emergency powers to remove multiple Confederate statues in the city.

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Atlanta Atlanta Capital of Georgia, United States

21 Savage Is Helping Kids Learn Finances Suring COVID-19 [Video]

21 Savage Is Helping Kids Learn Finances Suring COVID-19

21 Savage is expanding his mission to help underserved children during the pandemic. As a direct response to the Covid-19 pandemic, the Grammy-award winning rapper made an announcement. He is launching a multi-tier expansion of his Juma Bank Account Financial Literacy program. The program offers financial resources nationwide, according to CNN. He is also making a $25,000 donation to the City of Atlanta's #ATLStrong Covid-19 relief fund.

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Atlanta officer borrows bike to pursue suspect

Bodycamera footage released by police show the officer running along a path and then requesting to borrow a man's bicycle to chase a murder suspect. (July..

Swift Charges Against Atlanta Officers Met With Relief and Skepticism

When Paul L. Howard Jr., locked in a tight re-election bid for Fulton County district attorney, announced criminal charges in Rayshard Brooks’s death, some..

Officer in Rayshard Brooks shooting granted bond

A judge says the former Atlanta police officer who fatally shot Rayshard Brooks can be free on bond while his case is pending. A judge on Tuesday set a bond of..

Judge grants bond to ex-Atlanta cop charged with Rayshard Brooks' murder

Judge says Garrett Rolfe is not flight risk in announcing she will grant bond to the ex-Atlanta police officer charged with murder of Rayshard Brooks.

Juneteenth Juneteenth US holiday celebrating the emancipation of slaves

Republican senators Johnson, Lankford propose making Juneteenth a federal holiday and dropping Columbus Day

Columbus Day has been a source of controversy because of the killing and enslavement of indigenous people by European explorers and settlers.

Pharrell, Ellen DeGeneres, Van Jones, more call for Juneteenth to become paid holiday

Pharrell Williams, Ellen DeGeneres, "Black-ish" creator Kenya Barris and CNN's Van Jones are calling for Juneteenth to be a paid holiday in the U.S.

Fact check: Barack Obama mentioned Juneteenth multiple times while president

A social media post claims Barack Obama "never mentioned" Juneteenth while he was president. That is false.
Snapchat apologises for Juneteenth filter after backlash [Video]

Snapchat apologises for Juneteenth filter after backlash

Multimedia messaging app Snapchat has apologised for a controversial Juneteenth themed filter that allowed users to "smile and break the chains." Snapchat said the lens that went live had not gone through its usual review protocols. "We deeply apologize for the offensive Juneteenth Lens. The Lens that went live hadn't been approved through our review process. We are investigating so this doesn't happen again," the Snapchat tweeted. The Multimedia messaging app also said that the company is investigating the 'mistake.' According to the Verge, Juneteenth is the anniversary of the day in 1865 when a group of enslaved people in Texas finally learned that slavery in the US had ended, more than two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation.

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John Legend, Alicia Keys New Music Latest Verzuz Battle [Video]

John Legend, Alicia Keys New Music Latest Verzuz Battle

The world is still reeling from the coronavirus pandemic and people are taking to the streets to protest police brutality against Black people. It is also Juneteenth, the day to commemorate the official end of slavery in America. They also played new music with Legend premiering "Never Break" and Keys premiering "Perfect Way to Die." "I think we need a lot of hope right now," Keys said as she played "Empire State of Mind," a song she said provides hope.

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Decatur, Georgia Decatur, Georgia City in Georgia, United States

Trump opposed to removing Roosevelt statue in NYC [Video]

Trump opposed to removing Roosevelt statue in NYC

[NFA] U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he opposed removing the towering statue of Theodore Roosevelt from outside New York City's American Museum of Natural History. Colette Luke has more.

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