Posted inElections, Politics

Read Stacey Abrams’ Promise to Georgia After Her Gubernatorial Loss

Even in defeat, Stacey Abrams keeps fighting. The Spelman grad conceded victory to GOP incumbent Brian Kemp in Georgia’s gubernatorial election late Tuesday night before delivering a rousing speech to her supporters inside the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Atlanta. “While I may not have crossed the finish line, that does not mean we will […]

Posted inHealth, Health Equity

Could Medicaid Expansion Have Saved AMC From Closing?

In a letter sent Tuesday to Georgia’s Democratic congressional delegation, Gov. Brian Kemp said that Medicaid expansion would not have stopped Wellstar’s decision to close Atlanta Medical Center. Kemp maintains Medicaid expansion instead may have been detrimental to AMC’s longevity.  “It would hurt both patients and providers because, as you know, healthcare providers actually lose […]

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Why Stacey Abrams Met With Black Men in Downtown Atlanta

An estimated 150 people — mostly Black men — packed themselves into the vibrant, smoke-filled, first floor of NFL quarterback Cam Newton’s Fellaship cigar lounge Thursday night to hear remarks from Stacey Abrams. The Democratic gubernatorial nominee and local radio personality Darian “Big Tigger” Morgan played host to what was billed as an invite-only Q&A […]

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Political Reporter’s Notebook: Warnock Just Landed a Key Endorsement in Senate Race

Happy 4th of July weekend! A prominent Black political action committee endorsed Raphael Warnock in his U.S. Senate race against GOP challenger Herschel Walker. Black lawmakers weighed their options to protect abortion rights in Georgia following the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 24 overturn of Roe v. Wade. And Stacey Abrams continued to press Gov. Brian […]