Rosalind Bentley

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Rosalind Bentley is a reporter for the Enterprise team.

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Poll: In the old Confederacy the racial gap shows no sign of closing
 Black Southerners and white Southerners are so profoundly split on central questions of equality and opportunity that the only thing they seem to share is geography, a new poll of the South suggests. The Winthrop University poll of the 11 states of the Old Confederacy, released last week, finds some common ground between the races on certain...

Posted: 6 days ago

Black Southerners and white Southerners are so profoundly split on central questions of equality and opportunity that the only thing they seem to share is geography, a new poll of the South suggests. The Winthrop University poll of the 11 states of the Old Confederacy, released last week, finds some common ground between the races on certain...
Atlanta’s Confederate icons: Debating their fate
 How many Confederate monuments, memorials and streets named after Confederate leaders are in the city of Atlanta? That’s one of the questions a city advisory committee is trying to answer as it grapples with the contentious issue of what to do with Confederate iconography on city-owned property. The 11-member committee of business and...

Posted: 17 days ago

How many Confederate monuments, memorials and streets named after Confederate leaders are in the city of Atlanta? That’s one of the questions a city advisory committee is trying to answer as it grapples with the contentious issue of what to do with Confederate iconography on city-owned property. The 11-member committee of business and...
‘I’ve kept this for 34 years and now it’s time’ — How police say a cold case was solved
 Timothy Coggins was found on a grassy stretch of land just off Highway 19 in Spalding County. Abandoned next to high tension power lines, the 23-year-old’s lifeless body was brutally stabbed and sliced. It was Oct. 9, 1983. His family held out hope for justice.But one month turned to two, then months became years. There were no arrests...

Posted: 30 days ago

Timothy Coggins was found on a grassy stretch of land just off Highway 19 in Spalding County. Abandoned next to high tension power lines, the 23-year-old’s lifeless body was brutally stabbed and sliced. It was Oct. 9, 1983. His family held out hope for justice.But one month turned to two, then months became years. There were no arrests...
A former slave’s Jack Daniel’s legacy spreads its roots
 Not too long ago, we had our backyard landscaped after years of do-it-yourself attempts to improve its patchwork of mismatched pavers, sparse grass and bald dirt. Our lot is tiny and our budget for the project modest. At the time, the backyard was a sliver of hard-packed dirt and clay. But the light is good and we wanted to incorporate a...

11:00 AM Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017

Not too long ago, we had our backyard landscaped after years of do-it-yourself attempts to improve its patchwork of mismatched pavers, sparse grass and bald dirt. Our lot is tiny and our budget for the project modest. At the time, the backyard was a sliver of hard-packed dirt and clay. But the light is good and we wanted to incorporate a...
MacArthur ‘genius’ grant awarded to founder of Atlanta community group
 As an American Muslim at a time when anti-Muslim rhetoric is being stoked across the nation, Rami Nashashibi is not consumed by dread. To the 45-year-old, this moment is a call to action. It’s a time, he believes, to show that Muslims are and have been an integral part of the nation’s identity for centuries and players in dealing...

7:30 AM Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017

As an American Muslim at a time when anti-Muslim rhetoric is being stoked across the nation, Rami Nashashibi is not consumed by dread. To the 45-year-old, this moment is a call to action. It’s a time, he believes, to show that Muslims are and have been an integral part of the nation’s identity for centuries and players in dealing...
Puerto Ricans in Atlanta desperate to reach family back home
 As the outer bands of Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, Silma Guzman of Lawrenceville talked with her father in Arecibo, on the northern coast. He said he wasn’t too worried. He hadn’t boarded up the windows of his concrete house or bought extra food and water. He figured he would ride the storm out then patch up any damage...

12:07 AM Friday, Sep. 29, 2017

As the outer bands of Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico, Silma Guzman of Lawrenceville talked with her father in Arecibo, on the northern coast. He said he wasn’t too worried. He hadn’t boarded up the windows of his concrete house or bought extra food and water. He figured he would ride the storm out then patch up any damage...
Georgia Tech dancer took a knee during the anthem, now tells why
 When Colin Kaepernick began his protest against police killings of African-Americans by taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem, few knelt with him. But Raianna Brown, then a member of Georgia Tech’s Gold Rush dance team, took a knee mid-field surrounded by her fellow dancers before a game against the University of Miami...

4:04 PM Wednesday, Sep. 27, 2017

When Colin Kaepernick began his protest against police killings of African-Americans by taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem, few knelt with him. But Raianna Brown, then a member of Georgia Tech’s Gold Rush dance team, took a knee mid-field surrounded by her fellow dancers before a game against the University of Miami...
Georgia Tech dancer shares why she took knee during anthem
 When Colin Kaepernick began his protest against police killings of African-Americans by taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem, few knelt with him. Raianna Brown, who was a member of Georgia Tech’s Gold Rush dance team at the time, took a knee midfield surrounded by her fellow dancers before a game against the...

11:36 PM Tuesday, Sep. 26, 2017

When Colin Kaepernick began his protest against police killings of African-Americans by taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem, few knelt with him. Raianna Brown, who was a member of Georgia Tech’s Gold Rush dance team at the time, took a knee midfield surrounded by her fellow dancers before a game against the...
Jerry Jones’ Cowboys take a knee but then rise for national anthem
 The NFL continued its silent skirmish with President Donald Trump right into Monday Night Football, with both the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals locking arms in a show of solidarity during the national anthem. The entire Cowboys team, including owner Jerry Jones, took a knee in advance of the anthem, to boos from the stands, but...

7:35 PM Monday, Sep. 25, 2017

The NFL continued its silent skirmish with President Donald Trump right into Monday Night Football, with both the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals locking arms in a show of solidarity during the national anthem. The entire Cowboys team, including owner Jerry Jones, took a knee in advance of the anthem, to boos from the stands, but...
Georgia store owner sued for calling employees the N-word
 Each day, the owner of the East Point grocery store would call three of his African American employees the n-word or “monkey” or some other racial slur, the employees allege. The three worked in the meat department at GNT Foods and complained to their boss regularly about the epithets, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal...

6:30 PM Friday, Sep. 15, 2017

Each day, the owner of the East Point grocery store would call three of his African American employees the n-word or “monkey” or some other racial slur, the employees allege. The three worked in the meat department at GNT Foods and complained to their boss regularly about the epithets, according to a lawsuit filed Friday in federal...