Ernie Suggs

Reporter for Enterprise

Ernie Suggs has been a reporter at the AJC since 1997, currently covering a variety of breaking news and investigative stories for page A1. He previously reported for newspapers in New York City and Durham, N.C. A veteran of more than 20 years as a newspaper reporter, Suggs has covered stories ranging from politics to civil rights to higher education. A 1990 graduate of North Carolina Central University, with a degree in English Literature, Suggs was also a Harvard University Nieman Fellow. He is currently on the Nieman Board of Trustees and the former national vice president of the National Association of Black Journalists. His appreciation for Prince and the New York Yankees is unmatched.

Latest from Ernie Suggs

This Is America
 On Ed Garnes’ first day as a doctoral student at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s psychology department, someone handed him a trash can. Another time, a white student demanded to know why he was sitting in a classroom 30 minutes early — even though he’d sat across from her all semester. “That is how privilege...

Posted: 3 days ago

On Ed Garnes’ first day as a doctoral student at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville’s psychology department, someone handed him a trash can. Another time, a white student demanded to know why he was sitting in a classroom 30 minutes early — even though he’d sat across from her all semester. “That is how privilege...
Andrew Young clears schedule to rest
 While Ambassador Andrew Young’s health condition is being closely guarded, his wife announced Tuesday that the former Atlanta mayor has been “encouraged to clear his schedule for the foreseeable future so that he can focus on his health and wellbeing.” Carolyn Young’s comments come days after Atlanta FBI spokesman...

Posted: 5 days ago

While Ambassador Andrew Young’s health condition is being closely guarded, his wife announced Tuesday that the former Atlanta mayor has been “encouraged to clear his schedule for the foreseeable future so that he can focus on his health and wellbeing.” Carolyn Young’s comments come days after Atlanta FBI spokesman...
Andrew Young ‘resting’ at Emory University Hospital after medical scare
 Andrew Young is continuing to “rest and receive medical treatments,” his wife said early Friday morning.  Carolyn Young’s brief update of her husband’s condition comes five days after he was initially hospitalized in Nashville with a fever and infection, and two days after he was airlifted back home to Atlanta...

Posted: 9 days ago

Andrew Young is continuing to “rest and receive medical treatments,” his wife said early Friday morning.  Carolyn Young’s brief update of her husband’s condition comes five days after he was initially hospitalized in Nashville with a fever and infection, and two days after he was airlifted back home to Atlanta...
Bernice King, daughter of Martin Luther King Jr., calls for boycott of Waffle House 
 Three weeks after an Alabama woman had her breasts exposed in a violent scuffle and arrest at a Waffle House, calls have intensified for a boycott of the iconic chain now that video of another incident – this one of a North Carolina man being choked and slammed down by a police officer – has surfaced.  >> Read...

Posted: 9 days ago

Three weeks after an Alabama woman had her breasts exposed in a violent scuffle and arrest at a Waffle House, calls have intensified for a boycott of the iconic chain now that video of another incident – this one of a North Carolina man being choked and slammed down by a police officer – has surfaced.  >> Read...
Bernice King calls for Waffle House boycott after latest viral incident
 Three weeks after an Alabama woman had her breasts exposed in a violent scuffle and arrest at a Waffle House, calls have intensified to boycott the iconic chain now that video of another incident – of a North Carolina man being choked and slammed by a police officer – has surfaced.  Bernice King, the youngest daughter of...

Posted: 10 days ago

Three weeks after an Alabama woman had her breasts exposed in a violent scuffle and arrest at a Waffle House, calls have intensified to boycott the iconic chain now that video of another incident – of a North Carolina man being choked and slammed by a police officer – has surfaced.  Bernice King, the youngest daughter of...
Andy Young hospitalized in Atlanta after falling ill in Nashville
 Former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young arrived at Emory University Hospital Wednesday afternoon for treatment, three days after falling ill in Nashville during a speaking trip. “He had a minor infection and ran a fever,” said Young’s daughter, Andrea Young. “He is recovering well.” Andrea Young...

Posted: 11 days ago

Former Atlanta Mayor and U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young arrived at Emory University Hospital Wednesday afternoon for treatment, three days after falling ill in Nashville during a speaking trip. “He had a minor infection and ran a fever,” said Young’s daughter, Andrea Young. “He is recovering well.” Andrea Young...
Covering race in Atlanta: Depressing, uplifting, infuriating, essential
 It seems fitting, maybe symbolic that the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s RE:Race project effectively ended on April 9. That was the day that Rosalind Bentley and I reported on the 50th anniversary of the funeral of Martin Luther King Jr., which capped off our extensive coverage of his life and his impact on the nation...

Posted: 15 days ago

It seems fitting, maybe symbolic that the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s RE:Race project effectively ended on April 9. That was the day that Rosalind Bentley and I reported on the 50th anniversary of the funeral of Martin Luther King Jr., which capped off our extensive coverage of his life and his impact on the nation...
Georgia lynch mobs devised flimsy reasons for taking lives
 Disorderly conduct. Sued a white man. Frightened a woman. Wife of murderer. Father of murderer. Disputed white men. Testified against white men for attempted rape of a Negro woman. African colonization. Cause unknown. All are among the reasons black people were lynched in Georgia, according to a historical tally of lynching by Tuskegee University...

Posted: 16 days ago

Disorderly conduct. Sued a white man. Frightened a woman. Wife of murderer. Father of murderer. Disputed white men. Testified against white men for attempted rape of a Negro woman. African colonization. Cause unknown. All are among the reasons black people were lynched in Georgia, according to a historical tally of lynching by Tuskegee University...
Mary Turner’s lynching: Savage, horrific, chillingly common
 The lynching memorial that opened last week in Montgomery has exposed anew the barbarism and savagery of white supremacy in the post-Civil War South. The memorial lists thousands of people across the country, many of them tortured, all of them murdered, for any reason the white mob could devise — or for no reason at all. The documented...

Posted: 17 days ago

The lynching memorial that opened last week in Montgomery has exposed anew the barbarism and savagery of white supremacy in the post-Civil War South. The memorial lists thousands of people across the country, many of them tortured, all of them murdered, for any reason the white mob could devise — or for no reason at all. The documented...