Posted inNews Roundup

Atlanta Just Passed Its Largest Budget Ever

Top of the morning!  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’s up in Atlanta today:  It’s official y’all: The largest budget in Atlanta’s history has passed. On Tuesday, the $754 million budget, which sees pay increases […]

Posted inHousing, Money

‘We Shall Not Be Moved!’ Peoplestown Residents Celebrate After Eviction Hearing Postponed

An eviction hearing for Peoplestown resident Tanya Washington Hicks was postponed indefinitely, a momentary win for neighborhood locals in a decade-long eminent domain battle with the city. Washington Hicks, a law professor and married mother of two, has spent the last six years battling one of three total eminent domain lawsuits filed against her and […]

Posted inCriminal Justice

When Speech Isn’t Free: Young Thug and Gunna’s Racketeering Case Puts Lyrics on Trial

One of the few areas of the city relatively untouched by gentrification in recent years is Cleveland Avenue, a well-worn street in southeast Atlanta bustling with activity and homegrown culture where longtime residents gather to celebrate Cleveland Avenue Day.  Lately, however, it’s more famously known as the area that shaped and informed much of rapper […]