He was a major revenue source for the local government, and he’s not alone. When Philando Castile was pulled over for the traffic stop which would end his life, it would have started off as a familiar experience.
During a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas in response to the police shootings of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota, no one expected the protest would end with someone shooting five police officers dead and injuring nine more.
In November, Gov. Nathan Deal will ask Georgia voters to approve a constitutional amendment granting the state broad new powers to take over failing schools, close them, run them or convert them to independent charter schools.
Jericho Brown is an award-winning poet who teaches creative writing at Emory University. The recent recipient of a prestigious Guggenheim fellowship, he was the subject of a Personal Journeys article in May.
AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill If not for Ted Cruz, the story of Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention would have been Mike Pence rising to the moment with his speech accepting the GOP nomination for vice president.
My AJC colleague Marlon Walker reports more than 900 teachers resigned during DeKalb school Superintendent Steve Green’s first year on the job, which may be the largest exodus the district has ever seen.
Our American family is experiencing turmoil we have not seen in a generation. Two weeks ago, a tragedy in Dallas, where five police officers were killed and 7 more wounded, closed a disturbing week that began with the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philandro Castille.
Melania Trump speaks during the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Monday. (Eric Thayer / The New York Times) CLEVELAND — When I was in college, a friend of mine had a fraternity brother they nicknamed Can’t Get Right because, well, he couldn’t.
U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson speaks at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Jan. 18. (Jonathan Phillips / Special) CLEVELAND — The theme for Monday night’s program at the Republican National Convention is “Make America Safe Again,” and the speeches will include messages from retired Lt.
In a lighthearted column last July, I tried to imagine what Donald Trump’s acceptance speech at the 2016 GOP convention might sound like, never really thinking that we would have to witness such a thing in real life.
This is not about the police.At least, not solely. Granted, the police are the reason we are heartbroken today, the reason cable news networks are assembling panels to talk about black and blue, the fraught intersection between African-Americans and the law.
America needs strong leaders once moreHere’s an example of common sense that Washington should heed: The flight attendant before every flight advises that, should the airplane lose cabin pressure, the oxygen masks that automatically drop from the overhead compartment should first be placed on yourself before you try to help someone else.
We are raised to have the ultimate respect for those in the medical profession. The idea of a doctor harming a patient comes as a surprise to most people, let alone one being charged with sexual misconduct.
Despite popular belief, “First, do no harm” is not in the Hippocratic Oath. What is firmly therein is this: “Whatever houses I may visit, I will come for the benefit of the sick, remaining free of all intentional injustice, of all mischief and in particular of sexual relations with both female and male persons, be they free or slaves.
Hillary Clinton while Bernie Sanders endorses her in Portsmouth, N.H., July 12. Bernie Sanders endorsed Hillary Clinton this week, but not before she endorsed a key bit of Sandersism by proposing “free” college tuition for 8 in 10 American families.
In his landmark study of American schools, sociologist James S. Coleman arrived at a startling conclusion: “The educational resources provided by a child’s fellow students are more important for his achievement than are the resources provided by the school board.
My AJC colleague Ty Tagami wrote today about a new National Bureau of Economic Research working paper that examines the possible reasons for improved performance of students in sought-after charter schools.
There was never a more appropriately named book than “The War on Cops” by Heather Mac Donald, published on the eve of the greatest escalation of that war by the ambush murders of five policemen in Dallas.
Clinton too careless to be presidentThe FBI said Hillary Clinton or members of her staff were “extremely careless” in the handling of classified information; there were 110 emails which contained classified information, some which were “top secret!
Dallas Police Chief David Brown speaks to the media on Monday. (Getty Images / Stewart F. House) We are so starved in this country for leaders who “get it” that even a snippet of rational thought can make someone an overnight sensation.
From DeKalb County Schools tonight: First Public School in Georgia to be Named for the 44th President of the United States Today, the DeKalb County Board of Education voted unanimously to name a new elementary school (Pre-K to 5) in honor of President Barack Obama.
Will should know money buys influenceRecently, the AJC reported on a study that showed how even a gift of a slice of pizza from a pharmaceutical lobbyist affected the prescription practices of doctors.
A protester uses a trash can as a ballot box for Donald Trump, Denver, July 1 (Marc Piscotty / Getty Images) Let’s say you’re one of Georgia’s 76 delegates to the Republican National Convention, bound soon for Cleveland.
KKK using Adopt-A-Highway for publicitySomething is wrong with our state’s Adopt-A-Highway program if the Ku Klux Klan is allowed to participate with its name on a state sign that credits that organization with keeping a roadside free of litter.
We know that American girls are avid consumers of technology – almost three in four have smart phones, 88 percent have desktops or laptops, 62 percent have tablets and 70 percent have gaming consoles, according to the Teens, Social Media and Technology Overview, released by the Pew Research Center.
The back-to-back police shootings of Philando Castile, 32, in St. Paul, Minn., and Alton Sterling, 37, in Baton Rouge are prompting responses from the education community, including National Education Association President Lily Eskelsen García and Ron Clark, co-founder of the Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta.
by Kyle Wingfield, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Let’s be perfectly clear about what FBI Director James Comey did not do Tuesday:He did not exonerate Hillary Clinton for her exclusive use of a private email account, hosted on an unsecured server in her home, while serving as secretary of state.
“Our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case,” FBI Director James Comey announced Tuesday morning, bringing an end to Republican hopes that Hillary Clinton would face criminal indictment for mishandling her email account while serving as secretary of state.
The FBI decided not to recommend prosecution of Hillary Clinton for what agency head James Comey described Tuesday as her “extremely careless” handling of classified information via email during her tenure as secretary of State.
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