Tue., October 9, 2012 4:00pm
Georgians have until the end of the day to register to vote in November elections. Democrats are hoping their efforts to register African-Americans will boost their chances.
Wed., September 26, 2012 8:12am
Black lawmakers, civil rights groups and several associations of educators have formed a coalition against a proposed constitutional amendment on charter schools. The amendment would allow a new state body to select private operators to run taxpayer financed schools.
Tue., September 11, 2012 8:45am
NAACP leaders on Monday demanded the release of a Georgia man imprisoned after killing another man on his property. They said the case of John McNeil proves that self-defense laws in the United States are not equally applied across racial lines.
Mon., July 30, 2012 3:45pm
Georgia NAACP leaders want to know why one of the state's biggest contracting agencies isn't utilizing as many African-American companies as it can. The civil rights group is asking the US Justice Department to investigate Georgia's Department of Transportation. The NAACP says, only 2% of GDOT's contracts go to minority firms while 14% qualified.
Thu., July 26, 2012 3:41pm
Savannah's NAACP is taking a different road on T-SPLOST. The Georgia NAACP chapter months ago came out strongly against the proposed penny sales tax for transportation up for a vote next week. But the group's Savannah leaders are supporting the tax. T-SPLOST on the coast would pay to remove an Savannah highway off-ramp called the MLK Flyover.
Wed., May 9, 2012 6:47am
The NAACP aims to sign up thousands of student, elderly and minority voters this election season. NAACP President Ben Jealous will join faith, labor and civic leaders at Clark Atlanta University on Wednesday to launch the organization's national voter registration push.
Mon., January 9, 2012 7:28am
The Georgia chapter of the NAACP is asking state lawmakers to end capital punishment. NAACP state president Edward Dubose said at a rally Monday that execution is murder. State Sen. Vincent Fort has said he will file legislation to end capital punishment.
Tue., September 20, 2011 3:11pm
Witness reliability plays prominently in Troy Davis' internationally-watched case. In the two decades since Davis was condemned for fatally shooting Savannah police officer Mark MacPhail, seven of the nine witnesses who testified against Davis at his trial have recanted their testimony. No jury has heard those recantations, and a Savannah judged looked upon evidence of changed testimony with suspicion.
Tue., June 7, 2011 7:55am
Georgia is facing a lawsuit for failing to provide voter registration forms to residents seeking public assistance, like food stamps and Medicaid.
Mon., April 11, 2011 2:18pm
A new marker now stands at the site where Union General William T. Sherman ordered what’s known as the “Burning of Atlanta.”