Posted inPublic Safety

What Your Black Elected Leaders Are Saying About Atlanta’s Latest Mass Shooting

Several of Georgia’s Black lawmakers have called for stricter gun control measures in the wake of Atlanta’s latest mass shooting. On Wednesday around noon, the Atlanta Police Department received an emergency call from the 11th floor of Northside Medical Midtown that there was an active shooter present. After an hourslong pursuit that ended in Cobb […]

Posted inCriminal Justice, Public Safety

After the Shooting Death of Two Black Teens, Residents Are Looking for Answers

The Monday after Thanksgiving, seventh-graders at KIPP Soul Academy were reeling from the news that their classmate, 12-year-old Zyion Charles, had been shot and killed over the weekend. KIPP Soul had extra counselors from other area schools on site to support staff their own staff and mourning students. “From the time they arrived, we were […]

Posted inElections, Politics

Uvalde Shooting Reminds McBath Why She Ran for Congress in the First Place

U.S. Rep. Lucy McBath spent more time Tuesday night talking about mass shootings and gun violence than celebrating her landslide Democratic primary win. News of the horrifying mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, seemed to remind McBath why she ran for Congress in the first place, and the disproportionate impact gun violence […]