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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