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America’s Innovative Leaders: Mayor Shirley Franklin, Atlanta, GA

Here’s the big problem for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders. He will either win outright or make a powerful second place showing in both the Iowa Caucuses and the New Hampshire primary on February 1. Why is that a problem? Simple: The wins will mean next to nothing. The two states are two of the whitest states in the country. Democratic voters in both states have a contrarian, quasi-populist streak. They have a history of thumbing their noses at traditional Democratic
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Black Politics in New Deal Atlanta

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Booker T. Washington Poem

The briefcase has come a long way. Those boxy, clunky accessories that our dads would grab right before flying out the door have evolved into chic carryalls perfect for the modern man.
You can now find classic leather briefcases in less structured styles and unexpected hues or even color-blocking. There are also bags made of lightweight fabrics such as canvas, tweed and nylon. Basically, there is a bag for every type of guy. And thanks to the wide selection, the briefcase is enjoyingRead more…

What’s on Your Mind – Kaye Dee & Motor Mouth

BB King has died. He wasn’t my all-time favorite Bluesman, but he was an exquisite musician and he influencedeveryone.
The moment we heard that Riley B. King — known universally both as “BB” and as the King of the Blues — had breathed his last, we invited ourselves to a very private memorial service. Our own. The King is dead, long live the Blues he was so crucial to shaping over his veryRead more…

Atlanta Post-Election Reflection: Kali Akuno

What lessons about Atlanta politics can we draw from the recent mayoral elections?
What are the possibilities and limitations of building movements for social change in the coming years?
This forum will feature left perspectives from Bruce Dixon (Managing Editor, Black Agenda Report), Kali Akuno (National Organizer, Malcolm X Grassroots Movement), and a speaker from Atlanta BLOCS, to beRead more…

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