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New Mexico's First African American Settlement

It was the late 1890’s, in the years after the Civil War, where racial edges and meanings were blurred, a Georgia man named Frank Boyer witnessed a white man kill a black barber for nicking him while shaving. The white man was eventually arrested and charged with murder, however during his trial he was acquitted by an all-white jury in less than 10 minutes. “After all,” they said, “he had been nicked twice.” Frank Boyer was in disbelief, as this had also infuriated black Georgians all over the state. Many had lived through the terror of slavery and the Civil War and were witnesses to all that was to follow. It was a stressful time and may had been one of the most dangerous times for the African Americans, as there was still the threat to keep them in social and political weakness. With the new segregation laws and more dangerously the social organization of the Ku Klux Klan, the South felt like a place that would never be safe.
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Meet the Rural, Black Voters Who Hold the Key to Georgia’s Midterm Elections

WAYNESBORO, Ga. — In the midday heat on a late September afternoon, Shamarius “Sham” Bolton, a 25-year-old lead canvasser with the New Georgia Project, scrolled on his phone to find the next house on his list of registered voters. His task was simple: Talk to residents about their hopes, concerns, and plans for November’s midterm elections.
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Imagine Festival Kicks off Festival Season for Georgians

Imagine Music Festival opened its gates last weekend after a two-year hiatus. This electronic dance music (EDM) festival was held in Rome, Ga. from Sept. 15-18 and opened camping as early as Sept. 14. Georgia’s biggest EDM festival featured a stacked lineup with a diverse cast of dubstep, house, trance and melodic artists.

PAM Studios’ CEO among 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia

PAM Studios CEO Maria Guerra-Stoll was named one of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia this week by the Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Guerra-Stoll heads Atlanta-based PAM (Playa Azul Media) Studios, LLC, and Rome PAM Studios, the first Latina-owned production company in the state. “I am incredibly honored to be bestowed this award from the Georgia Hispanic Chamber,” she said. “At PAM Studios, we are prioritizing women, Latinos,...

Jimmy Kimmel Knows Why Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Husband Filed For Divorce (Because He’s Married To Marjorie Taylor Greene)

On Tuesday, Perry Greene — Marjorie Taylor Greene’s presumably better half for more than a quarter-century — filed for divorce. In papers filed with the court, Greene stated that the couple had been separated for quite some time and that their marriage of 27 years was “irretrievably broken,” which sounds way harsher than the typical “irreconcilable differences” excuse. While some people were shocked to hear the news, Jimmy Kimmel was not.

Georgia Red Cross helping support those in need in Ian’s aftermath

MACON, Ga. — Hurricane relief volunteers with the American Red Cross Georgia are getting in place in middle and coastal Georgia. “We have electronic means to look at homes and decide the level of damage they have, and we can drop that information into an app,” said Red Cross Southwest Georgia Executive Director Adelaide Kirk.

Celebrate cinema, culture at Georgia Latino International Film Festival

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. — Movie buffs in Georgia can partake in an international film event this Hispanic Heritage Month. Georgia Latino International Film Festival is celebrating its 11th year with organizers dubbing it the fastest-growing southeast cinematic celebration. Screenings and events run from Sept. 29 through Oct. 2. 11Alive's Paola...

Harry Norman, REALTORS® selects Ronald McDonald House as 2022 Harry Norman Cares partner

Harry Norman, REALTORS’ 2022 Harry Norman Cares initiative will benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities of Atlanta with a donation drive. Harry Norman offices in Atlanta and Northeast Georgia will be accepting various items dropped off by community members through Oct. 25. The items will be used to create different themed Care Kits, including Fresh and Clean, Laundry and Clothing Care, Cures for Boredom, Grab and Go Treats and Seasonal Comfort and Joy.

After 27 Years of Marriage Marjorie Taylor Greene’s Husband Files For Divorce

U.S. Representative for Georgia’s 14th congressional district since 2021, Marjorie Taylor Greene (born May 27, 1974), commonly known by her initials MTG, is an American politician, businesswoman, and far-right conspiracy theorist. After retiring Republican incumbent Tom Graves, she was elected to Congress in 2020 as a member of the Republican Party and a staunch supporter of former president Donald Trump.

Hot comments today: Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband files for divorce, saying in court docs that marriage was 'irretrievably broken'

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's husband files for divorce, saying in court docs that marriage was 'irretrievably broken'. Maybe if she spent a lot less time going around the country & appearing on TV criticizing other women's personal lives & their families' decisions, her own family wouldn't be in shambles. She's just another typical Republican hypocrite throwing stones while living in a glass house.

Stacey Abrams accused of using "black trauma" to get votes

Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia Stacey Abrams, Trayvon Martin-Jim Crow tweet draws criticism. "Stacy Abrams is lagging in poll numbers for her gubernatorial re-match against Brian Kemp. A Fox News poll has her 7 points behind the incumbent governor among likely voters. Abrams enjoys 91% party loyalty: however, she’s still underachieving with Black voters", according to Fox.