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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CDC TEMPORARILY HAULTS EVICTIONS THRU DEC. 31, 2020

CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield signed a declaration determining that the evictions of tenants could be detrimental to public health control measures to slow the spread of SARS-Cov-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. This halt is for tenants, lessees, or residents of residential properties. Foreclosures or home mortgages not included in this exemption. You must …

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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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Racism A Public Health Crisis

“Courage Exploding – Rage Exhibiting” as DeKalb County Commissioner Larry Johnson drafted a “Resolution to declare “Racism a Public Health Crisis”. A four-page document that discusses racism’s historical and present-day impact on many aspects of society. Using the ongoing coronavirus pandemic as an example, the resolution says that inequity in things like housing, education, employment …

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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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Get Up To $15,000 for Down Payment of Home

The Hardest Hit Fund Down Payment Assistance Program (HHF DPA) provides up to $15,000 in down payment assistance to eligible households purchasing an exixting home in seven of Georgia’s hardest hit counties: Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, Muscogee, Douglas, Chatham and Bibb. The Hardest Hit Fund Down Payment Program will be ending on October 1, 2020. Last Date for …

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