Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms shocked many by announcing last week she will not be running for reelection. She said that this is coming from a place of strength and not weakness. But her critics have said that what she calls a “COVID Crime Wave” and her handling of the firing of Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe, who shot Rayshard Brooks last summer, made her vulnerable if she had chosen to run. This week on Georgia Today, we look at some issues Bottoms faced during her tenure as mayor with CNN national correspondent Ryan Young.
Racial justice organizers across Georgia watched anxiously Tuesday as the verdict was read in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. The former police officer was found guilty on three counts. GPB spoke with local activists about their reactions.
Former residents of the Athens neighborhood of Linnentown have won a kind of reparations for the erasure of the neighborhood in the urban renewal period.
The chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court calls the backlog of criminal cases "meaningfully bad" — and says some people "who are waiting for trial in jail for a year under the presumption of being innocent until proven guilty."
A group of COVID-19 survivors remembered those who have died with 1,000 empty chairs set up in front of the Georgia Capitol Wednesday.
Each chair represented nearly 10 Georgians who have died from COVID-19 this year as well as those who suffered lingering symptoms for months after clearing the virus.
The U.S. Supreme Court has said it will not hear arguments about unsealing more than 70-year-old grand jury documents tied to a notorious Georgia lynching at Moore’s Ford Bridge in Walton County.
The Georgia Supreme Court on Monday decided claims that a sperm donor lied about his mental and criminal history led to damages in line with consumer fraud, but that "life itself can never be an injury."
Several women from South Georgia say Dr. Mahendra Amin is a trusted OB-GYN and friend.
To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, GPB hosted a panel discussion with storytellers, activists and scholars on the meaning and power behind the women's vote — and the importance of intersectional storytelling.
For Atlanta United players and fans, this has been a season unlike any other in the franchise’s short history. Felipe Cardenas, a staff writer for The Athletic, walks us through a season that's been beset with injuries, a coach’s firing, a pandemic, and the team's decision not to play on Wednesday in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.
A frontline doctor and advocate for Georgia's immigrant and refugee populations on supporting and encouraging some of the people most vulnerable to COVID-19.
Partisan and ideological divisions have hobbled the nation’s response to the pandemic and our sinking economy. For one theory on how American politics became so toxic, Princeton professor and best-selling author Julian Zelizer turns to former Georgia Congressman and Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.
Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey swore she'd never return to Atlanta after her mother was murdered there. 35 years later, she faces those demons in her searing new memoir, Memorial Drive.
Writs of eviction have been backlogged in Georgia since federal unemployment checks, CARES Act protections and stalled courts kept sheriffs at bay. Now, hundreds of thousands of Georgians are at risk of being removed from their homes. On Second Thought discusses projections, protections, and consequences of a looming eviction crisis on the horizon.
With experts concerned about a surge in evictions amid the ongoing pandemic, we explore implications and potential mitigating factors of the coming eviction crisis; former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey on her new memoir, "Memorial Drive"