Georgia is one of three states, along with Alabama and South Carolina, to institute an admissions ban against undocumented students in public higher education. On Monday, more than 30 students staged classroom sit-ins at the University of Georgia, Georgia State University, and the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Despite previous reports that Central American “families” were targeted, the report states that everyone detained during the sweep was a woman or a child.
The raids seem to have started in the Atlanta area on January 2, according to immigration rights advocates, who report that “ICE agents barged into homes, even when asked for warrants at the door, removing mothers and children as young as four years old.”
The Alabama Supreme Court held there was nothing in the case to show that Georgia law allowed same-sex parents to adopt, since Georgia prohibits what is known as “second-parent adoptions.”
At a wage board meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, an Iraq war veteran and KFC employee explains how though he takes great pride in his work, he can’t make enough money to take care of his family at his current hourly wage. “We want $15 [an hour], we need $15, we deserve $15,” Derrell Odom says.
Nearly 30 years ago, an all-white jury sentenced an 18-year-old Black kid named Timothy Tyrone Foster to death for the murder of an elderly white woman. Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments in a case regarding whether Foster lives or dies.
State agency representatives from Georgia and South Dakota announced this week that their investigations into Planned Parenthood have found that the organization did not violate any laws related to fetal tissue donation.
A series of videos that featured heavily edited footage of secretly taped conversations with Planned Parenthood officials has led to outrage from anti-choice activists and politicians who have called for investigations that have shown Planned Parenthood didn’t violate any laws.
Ideological warfare about abortion via advertising has a long track record, though it’s a past largely forgotten in history’s fog and the present’s relentless attacks on abortion rights. Today’s reproductive rights and justice advocates can’t afford to forget that past.
While out shopping in Georgia at my favorite bookstore, the same day the Emanuel AME Church reopened its doors after the mass shooting, a white man in camouflage entered the store openly carrying a gun on his hip. This tense moment was too soon.