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Cop City in Atlanta: the Intersection of White Supremacy, Militarism, and Environmental Destruction

A significant gathering of activists took place at Atlanta's City Hall in anticipation of a council vote regarding the allocation of tens of millions in public funding for the proposed construction of a police and firefighter training center. This facility, commonly referred to as "Cop City" by activists, has been the subject of intense criticism and opposition. The meeting marked the [...]

2023-06-06T11:19:42-04:00June 6th, 2023|News, Police Brutality|0 Comments

A New Front Line in the Debate Over Policing: A Forest Near Atlanta

 A New Front Line in the Debate Over Policing: A Forest Near Atlanta Publication: The New York Times Author: Sean Keenan and Joseph Goldstein Date: March 4, 2023 Takeaway/Summary: - When construction crews rolled into a patch of pine and maple trees southeast of Atlanta last month, the scene had more in common with a military incursion than a municipal building [...]

2023-06-06T10:52:32-04:00May 9th, 2023|News|0 Comments

Faith Leaders: Anti-Lynching Measure Will Help Ensure ‘Equal Protection’ for Black People

For Immediate Release March 30, 2022 Contact: Jennifer R. Farmer, jenniferr@spotlightpr.org Faith Leaders: Anti-Lynching Measure Will Help Ensure ‘Equal Protection’ for Black People WASHINGTON - In response to President Joe Biden signing into law ‘The Emmett Till Anti-lynching Act of 2022,’ two leading faith leaders, who were present for the signing, offered reactions. The Rev. Michael McBride, founder and managing director [...]

2023-04-03T16:45:36-04:00March 30th, 2023|News, Politics|0 Comments

Black Church Rocks panel with Rev. Mark Thompson, Rev. Tony Lee, Dr. Tifani Blakes & Krystal Knight

https://youtu.be/atXt9kLbKIw Black Church Rocks panel with Rev. Mark Thompson, Rev. Tony Lee, Dr. Tifani Blakes & Krystal Knight This panel features reflections by Rev. Mark Thompson, Rev. Tony Lee, Dr. Tifani Blakes and Krystal Knight. For information on the Black Church Pac visit blackchurchpac.org UNLEASHING CONGREGATIONS TO SET PEOPLE FREE As people of faith, we know that our country’s legacy of [...]

2023-03-27T12:18:02-04:00March 27th, 2023|News, Politics|0 Comments

FLASHBACK: Biden to Unveil Long-Awaited Executive Action on Guns

President Joe Biden will direct the administration to begin the process of requiring buyers of so-called ghost guns — homemade or makeshift firearms that lack serial numbers — to undergo background checks, according to three people who have spoken to the White House about the plans. | AP Photo/Evan Vucci Read more here.

2023-03-27T13:41:44-04:00April 7th, 2021|Gun Violence, News, Politics|0 Comments
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