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GOP Targeting ‘Divisive Concepts’ in Schools

Your AM Rundown: Plus, don’t miss Day 2 of our inaugural launch event

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Topics centered on race and racism could be banned from state public schools. (Getty Images)

Top of the morning! TGIF!

Here is Your AM Rundown with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed. Here’s what to know for today:

  • A bill to ban “divisive concepts” in schools (see: systemic racism) just cleared its first hurdle. The House Education Committee voted 13-7 for House Bill 1084.
  • In Decatur, face masks mandates will remain for now. The City Commission extended the mandate until they can meet on this issue March 2. The current ordinance requires residents and visitors to wear a mask while inside any business or public place where goods are sold.
  • The inaugural Black Sports Business Symposium is hitting Atlanta this summer at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The brainchild of HBCU Battle of the Brains founder and Executive Director Gregory Gibson Jr., NFL Network Senior Correspondent Steve Wyche and Los Angeles Rams Chief Operating Officer Kevin Demhoff, the event was designed to promote job equity in the wide world of sports.

ICYMI: Day 1 of our launch event, The Power of Black Stories, is in the books! Today, there’s more programming. Did we mention it’s completely free? Register now!

Here are the details:

  • What: Day 2’s theme is focused on Bringing Black Stories to the Masses
  • When: Today from 1 p.m – 3:05 p.m. (EST)
  • Who: Be on the lookout for panels and interviews with folks such as Tyler Perry, Tia Williams, Diallo Riddle, Errin Haines and more.

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