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#Juneteenth2020: Take Action!

#Juneteenth2020: Take Action!

(Image in Header) Montgomery, AL Black Lives Matter painting around the fountain, where slaves were paraded around to be auctioned off. June 19, 2020 aka Juneteenth, celebrates 155 years of African American nationally commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States. Are African American’s REALLY Free? inCity Magazine has created a list of...

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Part II: Modern Day Rosa L Parks

Part II: Modern Day Rosa L Parks

The Tenacity of Courage Article Written by Tamika Seals Robinson “Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, when ignorance prevails and where any one class is made to feel that society is in an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe.” Frederick Douglass (from “Southern Barbarism”)...

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Ahmaud Arbery: Gregory and Travis McMichael arrested, charged with murder

Ahmaud Arbery: Gregory and Travis McMichael arrested, charged with murder

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation on Thursday night announced the arrests of Gregory and Travis McMichael in the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery following a storm of public outcry after video of Arbery’s death was made public.  The father and son were both charged with murder and aggravated assault, GBI said in a statement. They will be booked into...

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KK Middleton Basing His Campaign on being Valiant, Visible and Vocal

KK Middleton Basing His Campaign on being Valiant, Visible and Vocal

Candidate for Montgomery County Commission (District 1) KK Middleton kicked off his campaign at Tours of Montgomery. KK Middleton’s Campaign Meet & Greet location was significant. Just doors down from Dr. Martin Luther Kings home located on S. Jackson Street, in Montgomery, AL. “Serious about helping to create a NEW Montgomery”, says Middleton, and comparing...

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Atlanta Area Organizations Call for Gun Legislation

Atlanta Area Organizations Call for Gun Legislation

Statement from the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, ADL, and GALEO Local Georgia organizations representing the ADL, Urban League of Greater Atlanta, and GALEO today issued a joint statement in reaction to the spate of gun violence and acts of domestic terrorism in the United States over the past eight days: We stand together in...

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National Black Chamber of Commerce

National Black Chamber of Commerce

This past week, the 27th Annual Convention of the National Black Chamber of Commerce took place at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta, GA at the Auburn. The Convention consisted of Receptions, Exhibits, Business Matchmaking and more. The Agenda consisted of sessions and panel discussions lead by industry professionals in the areas of Fashion,...

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Alabama Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Bill

Alabama Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Bill

An Alabama Senate committee approved a bill to legalize medical marijuana on Wednesday, the second major victory for cannabis reform supporters in the state within the span of a week. The legislation would allow patients 19 and older who are suffering from one of 33 conditions to qualify for medical marijuana and obtain it at...

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Reduce Marijuana Penalties In Alabama?

Reduce Marijuana Penalties In Alabama?

A bill to lessen the penalties for marijuana possession in Alabama took its first step toward passing the Legislature today. Besides reducing the penalties, the legislation would allow offenders to have marijuana convictions expunged after five years if they steer clear of another arrest. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the bill by Sen. Bobby Singleton,...

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Congressional Committee Approves Marijuana Banking Bill

Congressional Committee Approves Marijuana Banking Bill

A congressional committee voted on Thursday to approve legislation aimed at increasing marijuana businesses’ access to banks. Following multiple days of lengthy debate and consideration of several amendments, the House Financial Services Committee voted 45 to 15 to advance the legislation to the full body. Floor action has not yet been scheduled, but cannabis reform advocates are hopeful that...

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