Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK’s legacy Source: AP

The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump's presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump's own making. In the same week that he honored King by making a national park out of the ground where King was born and preached until his death, Trump denigrated practically the entire African diaspora, and left many Americans headed into the civil rights icon's birthday convinced that the leader of their country is a racist.

Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK’s legacy

The first Martin Luther King Jr. holiday of Donald Trump's presidency is taking place amid a racial firestorm of Trump's own making. In the same week that he honored King by making a national park out of the ground where King was born and preached until his death, Trump denigrated practically the entire African diaspora, and left many Americans headed into the civil rights icon's birthday convinced that the leader of their country is a racist.

Leaders say Trump presidency is at odds with MLK’s legacy

As the Martin Luther King holiday approached, religious and community leaders condemned President Donald Trump's recent comments about Haiti and African countries during an immigration meeting at the White House. WARNING GRAPHIC LANGUAGE: President Donald Trump repeated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's words: "that no matter what the color of our skin, or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God."

Feeding homeless in public creates clash

When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped, but she and her lawyers say the citation for serving food without a permit was improper and demonstrates callousness toward the homeless.

Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public

When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped when she showed up in court earlier this month, but she and her lawyers say the citation for serving food without a permit was improper and demonstrates callousness toward the homeless.

Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public

When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped when she showed up in court earlier this month, but she and her lawyers say the citation for serving food without a permit was improper and demonstrates callousness toward the homeless.

Cities, volunteers clash over feeding homeless in public Source: AP

When Adele MacLean joined others in an Atlanta park to feed the hungry the Sunday before Thanksgiving, she left with a citation and a summons to appear in court. The case was dropped when she showed up in court earlier this month, but she and her lawyers say the citation for serving food without a permit was improper and demonstrates callousness toward the homeless.

Airlines inch back to normal flow after Atlanta airport fire

Delta Air Lines and other carriers that operate out of Atlanta's busy airport said they expected to be running normally Tuesday after a fire and blackout there forced the cancellation of over 1,500 flights days before the start of the Christmas rush. A spokesman for Delta, by far the biggest airline at the world's busiest airport, said most of its delayed passengers had been booked on flights scheduled to leave Monday.

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Thousands of people were stranded Monday morning at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. A sudden power outage that Georgia Power said was caused by a fire in an underground electrical facility brought the airport to a standstill Sunday about 1 p.m. All outgoing flights were halted, and arriving planes were held on the ground at their point of departure.

Holiday travel chaos ahead after Atlanta airport outage

Thousands of people were stranded Monday morning at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, where more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. A sudden power outage that Georgia Power said was caused by a fire in an underground electrical facility brought the airport to a standstill Sunday about 1 p.m. All outgoing flights were halted, and arriving planes were held on the ground at their point of departure.

Power fully restored at Atlantaa s international airport after more than 1,000 flights grounded

Minutes after its midnight deadline to get the electricity back on at the world's busiest airport, Georgia Power announced early Monday that power had been fully restored to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, where more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush. A sudden power outage caused by a fire in an underground electrical facility... Minutes after its midnight deadline to get the electricity back on at the world's busiest airport, Georgia Power announced early Monday that power had been fully restored to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, where more than 1,000 flights were grounded just days before the start of the Christmas travel rush.

Letters from young Obama show a man trying to find his way

A young Barack Obama questioned his place in the world and his racial identity, agonized over whether he'd make enough money as a community organizer, and lamented his incompatibility with his ex-girlfriend in 30 pages of letters he wrote to her that are now being archived by Emory University in Atlanta. The nine full letters, sent by Obama to his college girlfriend, Alexandra McNear, are being made public to researchers through Emory University's Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library.

Some GOP districts angry with Trump over young immigrants

Anthony Pham immigrated to the United States in 1982 from Vietnam and became a citizen five years later, after President Ronald Reagan signed an immigration law that sped the legalization process for millions of new Americans. Now a business owner and proud Republican in Georgia's staunchly conservative 10th Congressional District, Pham says he supports maintaining legal status for young immigrants living in the United States illegally who were brought to the country as children.

Trump action on young immigrants divides some GOP districts

Anthony Pham immigrated to the United States in 1982 from Vietnam and became a citizen five years later, after President Ronald Reagan signed an immigration law that sped the legalization process for millions of new Americans. Now a business owner and proud Republican in Georgia's staunchly conservative 10th Congressional District, Pham says he supports maintaining legal status for young immigrants living in the United States illegally who were brought to the country as children.

King Center’s Beloved Community Talks Convene Influential Women…

The King Center's Beloved Community Talks convene influential women with diverse voices around the world, bridging the racial divide with special guests: Senator Elizabeth Warren, Social Activist Tamika Mallory, Clinical Psychologist Dr. Gloria Morrow, GOP Committeewoman Ginger Howard, and Faith Leader and FOX News Contributor and Evangelist, Alveda King. This live event will take place in Ebenezer Baptist Church located at 101 Jackson Street, NE Atlanta GA from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m and is free to the public and will be livestreamed on http://www.belovedcommunitytalks.org , as well as The King Center's Twitter and Facebook page.

Crawford: It’s time to show some common sense on tax breaks

Is Georgia doling out too many tax breaks? You could certainly make that argument. In this year's General Assembly session, lawmakers passed 10 bills granting various forms of tax breaks and exemptions that totaled nearly half a billion dollars: $483 million over the next five years, by one estimate.

Wall Street is putting money into the most expensive House election ever


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Paul Singer, the billionaire founder of hedge fund firm Elliott Management. A spokesperson declined to say whether Singer had donated to the Georgia election, but data from the Center for Responsive Politics show that affiliates of the firm did.

In Georgia, a Democratic upset depends on a balancing act

Watch Atlanta television long enough and you're bound to see a young congressional candidate pledging to cut "wasteful spending" and make "both parties in Washington" be "accountable to you." Yet follow Jon Ossoff in Georgia's 6th Congressional District and you'll see the 30-year-old Democrat joining fellow millennials for happy hour, convening a group of women's health advocates and hosting specific minority groups across Atlanta's northern suburbs.

Jon Ossoff may have won Georgia’s 6th District this past week

Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events The Georgia 6th Congressional District special election to replace now-Secretary of Health and Human Services Tom Price was already looking like a referendum on President Trump. With millions of dollars pouring into the race on both sides, the contest between Democrat Jon Ossoff and Republican Karen Handel seemed tailor-made to measure the demographic shifts in wealthy suburbs and the staying power of the Trump message.

Early voting shows Democrat lead narrowing in Ga. race

Georgia House race continues as Trump referendum The eyes of the nation are on a special election in Georgia's 6th congressional district. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2pykgKZ Georgia's sixth congressional district is holding a special election Tuesday to fill the seat vacated by Tom Price, who left to take over as Trump's secretary of Health and Human Services.

Democratic candidate has Donald Trump, Republicans worried about Georgia race

Republicans are pushing to prevent a major upset in a conservative Georgia congressional district where Democrats stoked by opposition to President Donald Trump have rallied behind a candidate who has raised a shocking amount of money for a special election. Tuesday's primary lumps all 18 candidates -Republicans, Democrats and independents - on one ballot in a race that is testing both parties' strategies for the 2018 midterm elections with Trump in the White House.

Atlanta, other cities eye test tracks for self-driving cars

Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology. Atlanta would become one of the largest urban areas for testing self-driving vehicles if plans come together for a demonstration as early as September.

Feds: Owner Paid $1M in Bribes for…

An Atlanta-based construction executive has admitted to bribing city officials in order to obtain lucrative business deals on high-profile public projects. Elvin R. Mitchell Jr., 63, the owner of E.R. Mitchell Company, Cascade Building System LLC, E.R. Mitchell Group Inc. and EC & WT Construction Company Inc. , was accused of conspiratorial bribery and money laundering for allegedly paying more than $1 million in bribes to city of Atlanta officials over a five-year period.

Tea party leader gives opinions on gun, religious liberty bills

On Monday, the United Tea Party of Georgia, which holds meetings in Cumming, Buford and Lawrenceville, discussed several items that could come up in the Georgia General Assembly's 2017 legislative session. "Many years ago, I cared about federal issues but never cared about state issues," said the group's leader, David Hancock.

Images That Refute Trump’s Attack on Hero John Lewis


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It began when Rep. John Lewis announced that he would not attend the inaugural of Donald J. Trump because he did not consider him a legitimate president. Lewis, sometimes called "the conscience of Congress," emerged to prominence as a very young man in 1963-66 as Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee - of which he had been one of the founders.

5 Images that refute Trump’s attack on Hero John Lewis

It began when Rep. John Lewis announced that he would not attend the inaugural of Donald J. Trump because he did not consider him a legitimate president. Lewis, sometimes called "the conscience of Congress," emerged to prominence as a very young man in 1963-66 as Chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee - of which he had been one of the founders.

Vet Who Served With 1st Black Marines Dies

A Georgia man who served among the first black U.S. Marines during World War II died Tuesday just a few years after Congress honored him and fellow Montford Point Marines for their pioneering role in a segregated military. Angus Hardie Jamerson, known as Jay to his family and friends, died peacefully in his sleep at age 89, said his daughter, Wendy Jamerson.

DPD, DCSO take part in ‘Convoy of Care’

Law enforcement agencies from Douglas County and throughout Georgia are partnering this weekend to help the flood-ravaged community of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, through what is being called a "Convoy of Care." "I think this is an historic event and I am excited to really show what Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal talks about as being 'One Georgia,'" said Clarence Cox, National Vice President of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives .

Donkeys for Dope

Meeting in Orlando on Saturday, ahead of the Democratic National Convention later this month, the party's platform-drafting committee dropped a moderate marijuana plank it had adopted only days earlier and replaced it with language calling for rescheduling pot and creating "a reasoned pathway to future legalization." Bernie Sanders supporters had pushed earlier for firm legalization language, but had been turned back last week and didn't have any new language going into this weekend's platform committee meeting.

A welcome and needed windfall for CAT and public transit in…

It's encouraging to see state officials acknowledge that Atlanta isn't the only community in Georgia that has serious transportation problems and needs help from the state. On Wednesday, Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Chatham Area Transit is one of nine systems in the state to receive grant funding from Georgia's $75 million GO! Transit Capital program.

First Slice 6/8/16: New study questions Downtown gambling’s economic impact


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Economic outlook not so good for Downtown gambling says a report from Central Atlanta Progress . Yes, casinos might generate hundreds of millions in tax revenue, but it's difficult to tell how much of that is actually new money.

Why people aren’t voting today

Out on the streets of Decatur on the morning of an election day, very few people were wearing an "I'm a Georgia voter" sticker. Sonia Boze knew it was election season, but she said she did not get calls or mailers from candidates like she usually does.