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Jubilee Day Celebration 2021 Brings New Hope

VIEW THE JUBILEE DAY CELEBRATION PROGRAM Jubilee Day is celebrated by many African Americans as the true Independence Day, commemorating Jan. 1, 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, the document that freed the slaves. One freedom fighter  said, “such celebrations are instrumental in instilling pride among a people whose contributions have been …

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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.  The General Assistance Program offered by Dekalb County DFCS for residents of Dekalb County, GA only. We do not service or have information related to any other counties. Applications may be obtained by emailing GeneralAssist-R14@dhs.ga.gov to request application. Applications may …

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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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