Archived Stories 2016

January 2016

Ban the Box

Statement On Declaration Of Mistrail in Freddie Gray Trial

NAACP President arrested during Chicago protest

Greeting Freedom Fighters

Quarterly Civil Rights Institues

Criminal Justice Fact Sheet

Obama helps formerly incarcerated get jobs

Alabama city takes steps to end debtors prison

Scalia questions place of some black in elite universities

Tamir Rice was killed by white American’s irrational fear of black boys

NAACP layoffs hit national office


February 2016

Smithsonian opening African-American history museum Sept. 24


Helping African-Americans Get Covered This Open Enrollment

Kenneth Fults Was Sentenced To Death

Commissioners Hear Public Opposition to New Chief

GPD’s Dwayne Jones Retiring This Month

Griffin Names New Police Chief

2016 Elections and Voter Registration Calendar

Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) Plan for Georgia, FFY 2016-2018

Georgia Education Leaders Release New Learning Climate Videos

Learning Soft Skills In Childhood Can Prevent Harder Problems Later

Four Greensboro students sat down 56 years ago today to stand up for civil rights


March 2016

NAACP asking employers to ‘ban the box’

Membership Drive

Griffin African-American Oral History Project

Pickleball courts, soccer lights going in at Tyus Park

On the way to Money


AJC Sepia HBCU of the Week: Dillard University President Emeritus Samuel DuBois Cook

Senior Center nutrition program ‘a community success story’

CDC: Half of gay, bisexual black men will be diagnosed with HIV


Statement from Superintendent Richard Woods on SB 364


April 2016

Do’s and don’ts of voting in Georgia’s presidential primary

Teachers and testing foes get a win under the Gold Dome

More than a dozen incumbents being challenged

DOJ reminds judges they can’t jail poor simply because they can’t pay fines

Arrowood promoting College and Career Academy

46 percent voter turnout in primary election

Kalief Browder, man held for three years in prison without trial, kills himself

Groups voice support for federal bill to end debtors’ prison practices

May 2016

How mentoring can help a child succeed in school, life

Deadline nears to register to vote in Georgia’s May 24 primary

District attorney candidates answer questions

Kenneth Fults executed in Georgia for 1996 murder despite juror’s racist remark

The Most Important Protest of the 2016 Election

After apology, Philly among many Jackie Robinson tributes

Grand jury privilege curtailed for Ga. officers in shooting cases

Georgia NAACP meets in Columbus

Why today is no longer Confederate Memorial Day in Georgia

The Georgia NAACP celebrates the life of Horace Taliaferro Ward

Federal Housing Finance Agency Announces New Program To Help Homeowners Currently Facing Foreclosure


June 2016

NAACP President Demands Trump Address These Issues Before Securing the Black Vote

Obama administration urges states to curb use of solitary confinement

Cadets’ fists raise concerns at West Point

Pickleball complex

Morehouse makes history with three valedictorians

Fairness of school discipline in spotlight in Henry County

Primed to fight the government

Pimping probation

Georgia joins in lawsuit opposing Obama bathroom directive to schools

Charity Tracker connecting local nonprofits

Honor Our KIA recognizes 76 ‘hometown heroes’


July 2016

How big of a difference does an all-white jury make? A leading expert explains

DCA awards $612,000 to Griffin Housing Authority

All kinds of summer activities

Atlanta’s Paschal’s Restaurant serves soul food, history

Southern Baptists condemn display of Confederate flag

The Cost of Closing the ‘Mississippi Burning’ Murder Case

National civil rights groups watching Georgia for voting problems

Supreme Court Upholds Affirmative Action in College Admissions

Mandatory Minimums Questioned as Obama Commutes Sentences

Supreme Court will again consider limits on imposing death penalty

America’s deadliest prosecutors: five lawyers, 440 death sentences


August 2016

Georgia sued over voter registration records, again

Travesties in Criminal Justice That Are Mostly Ignored

NAACP head: “We have to be morally surgical” after shootings

NAACP president at Baton Rouge rally: ‘Unless black lives matter, all lives can’t matter’

The First Woman and African American Librarian of Congress Was Just Confirmed

Inside Obama’s radical experiment in national reconciliation

A Firsthand View of History at the NAACP Convention

Gov. Deal Signs Criminal Justice Reform Bill Into Law

White House responds to petition to label Black Lives Matter a “terror” group

Police still investigating Facebook comments


September 2016

Schools encouraging early childhood literacy

Election results

Civil Rights Advocates Applaud Feds’ Fight Against ‘Debtors’ Prisons’

Justice Department Says Poor Can’t Be Held When They Can’t Afford Bail

Thurgood Marshall’s interracial love: ‘I don’t care what people think. I’m marrying you.’

Black towns, established by freed slaves after the Civil War, are dying out

It’s hard to imagine a much worse pitch Donald Trump could have made for the black vote

North Georgia judge who used N-word in open court resigns

Atlantans outraged as park in Black community to be named for Confederate hero

Fairmont Community Charrette, Griffin GA

33 Times the Obamas Bonded During Their Family Vacations


October 2016

**Universities, students of color embrace segregated spaces on campus**

That time Jordan Anderson sent his “Letter from a Freedman to his Old Master”

Black students demand segregated spaces from white students

John Lewis spent 15 years fighting for the museum — now the dream is realized

The nearly forgotten story of the black women who helped land a man on the moon

Heroism amid bigotry: He was the last Tuskegee Airman to earn his wings and fly

Photos: Opening of African-American museum in D.C.

A peek at the Mall’s latest addition

Read John Lewis’ powerful speech at opening of the national African American museum

‘Who is this Robert Smith?’: A quiet billionaire makes some noise with $20 million gift to the African American museum

Georgia agrees to add thousands to voter rolls ahead of Nov. election

January 2016

A peek at the Mall’s latest addition

Heroism amid bigotry: He was the last Tuskegee Airman to earn his wings and fly

The nearly forgotten story of the black women who helped land a man on the moon

John Lewis spent 15 years fighting for the museum — now the dream is realized

Black students demand segregated spaces from white students

Gov. Deal unveils police training plan; Ga. NAACP skeptical

What causes Black and Brown communities to be terrorized by the police?

Detroit NAACP president on what Blacks should do when confronted by police

Hearing set in lawsuit over Georgia’s voter registration deadline

Albany State University part of $47 million project to develop principal preparation model

Could a boycott by black Americans end police brutality and injustice in the US?

Cash Bail, a Centerpiece of the Justice System, Is Facing Its Undoing

‘An incredible impact’: Poor kids are being priced out of youth sports. Here’s one solution.

Georgia voting machine suspected of ‘flipping’ presidential votes

Is effort to replace judicial watchdog needed or political payback?