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Georgia breaks turnout record for first day of early voting

ATLANTA – More than 128,000 Georgians went to the polls Monday, a record for the first day of early voting in the state, according to the secretary of state’s office. The high turnout surpassed the nearly 91,000 votes cast on the first day of early voting in 2016 and left eager voters waiting in hours-long lines across …

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Dekalb County DFCS General Assistance Program for COVID Victims

DeKalb County has announced a program for DeKalb County Residents that will provide emergency assistance during COVID.  Below is the information about the Dekalb County DFCS General Assistance Program and attached is the application: There are several ways to get the application completed and turned in to DFCS. A family can pick up an application …

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Local ACT-SO Contestant Scores Big at Nationals

The week of August 16, 2020  5 local Gold medalists from the NAACP DeKalb Branch competed via Perigon Platform in the NAACP National ACT-SO competition.  The students were among over 300 contestants representing 50 states. Salmoncain Smith-Shomade, local Gold Medalist for Architecture. took the Bronze medal for his presentation.  Salmoncain’s project for the “Outdoor classroom” …

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Remembering a Fighter for Justice

Waymond Norwood, Jr., worked as an electrical and electronics installer; an electrical checkout mechanic; logistic support analyst; and a flight line/test electrician. He represented Local Lodge IAM 709 as a delegate the Atlanta-North Georgia Labor Council, where he served on the Executive Committee, the Human Resource Committee, the Political Action Committee, and as Vice President. …

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RECENT SOCIAL MEDIA CLAIMS ABOUT NAACP A HOAX

STATEMENT ON RECENT POSTS CLAIMING TO BE FROM NAACP JULY 5, 2020 < BACK TO LATEST Washington, DC (July 4th, 2020) – In recent days, several social media platforms have posted statements purporting that the NAACP has received information about white nationalists groups initiations during the July 4 weekend. The National NAACP has not released any such statement. While …

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RSC Emergency Services & Resources in DeKalb

Resident Services Corporation has provided a resource guide for DeKalb residents to help in time of need.  This Resource Guide offers at-a-glance information on emergency services and resources in the DeKalb County area. It was created by Resident Services Corporation (RSC) to enable the staff of RSC to help individuals and families seeking assistance. We …

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Census Day 2020 Participating in the census is vital

April 1, 2020 is Census Day. Participating in the census is vital as it determines resources for your community that include: federal funding, congressional representation funding for new schools, hospitals, roads and more. The Census can be completed online, through the mail, or by phone, making it convenient for every citizen to participate. LEARN MORE …

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