Atlanta

ATLANTA — A controversial jaywalking law is causing many to question whether it does more harm than the good it’s intended to have in neighborhoods. A Georgia mother was convicted of “homicide by vehicle in the second degree” for crossing over a busy street in Atlanta with her three children and not using the crosswalk, […]

The teachers and administrators who are alleged to be part of a wide ranging cheating scandal in the Atlanta education system, may have to repay their bonuses. State Rep. Billy Mitchell plans to introduce the bill that would make sure that teachers aren’t “unjustly enriched, while their students are placed in peril.” Read more at […]

Bernice King spoke out against the public school cheating scandal in Atlanta on a local radio station, suggesting there needs to be “consequences” for teachers who helped students cheat on standardized tests. “You have to have consequences when people cheat our children because at the end of the day, [our children] don’t get a second […]

ATLANTA — The fallout from the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal continued to spread as four area superintendents were replaced and a school district in Texas put the superintendent it recently hired from Georgia on paid leave. Interim Superintendent Erroll Davis replaced the four superintendents late Monday, hours before trustees of the DeSoto Independent School […]

ATLANTA — In light of a brewing cheating scandal in Atlanta, Amirah Tavares said an Atlanta teacher helped her cheat in elementary school. While at the time she thought it was simple “help,” Tavares, who will be attending college, said she now understands the implication of the seemingly harmless assistance. Video Below: The Grio Reports: […]

ATLANTA — Are Black mayors disingenuously masking their Blackness? Political Correspondent Charles Ellison seems to think so. In an opinion article in The Atlanta Post, Ellison postulates a political thread among Black mayors in which they focus more on solidarity and wholeness to appease their white constituents, as opposed to focusing on economic and education […]

ATLANTA — 178 teachers and principals in 44 schools have cheated to improve their school’s test score according to an investigation by the state of Georgia. The New York Times reports: Still, the investigation shows that cheating on the state-mandated Criterion-Referenced Competency Test began as early as 2001, and that “clear and significant” warnings were […]

ATLANTA — An Atlanta woman is suing rapper Rick Ross after three pitbulls allegedly escaped from his property and mauled her 3-year-old Yorkie. TMZ reports: According to documents obtained by TMZ, the Yorkie suffered “3 large bite wounds on his back ” along with a “very large bite wound” around his neck. Read The Whole […]

LEGRANGE, GA- Anne Lee, a 58-year-old woman who had moved to Georgia after Hurricane Katrina was killed Wednesday after a Department of Transportation lawnmower sent a large rock flying through the windshield of a car she was a passenger in.

LITHONIA, Ga. — The crowd still cheered for Bishop Eddie Long as he took the pulpit Sunday, but gone was the air of defiance that defined his appearance eight months ago when he rallied his congregation to battle amid lawsuits accusing the megachurch pastor of sexual misconduct.

ATLANTA — A 30-year-old model died celebrating her birthday and another woman was seriously injured when they plunged from a 10th-story hotel window at a hotel early Saturday morning, investigators said. Witnesses told police that 30-year-old Lashawna Threatt and second woman were “play wrestling” in a room at the W Midtown Hotel around 3:15 a.m. […]

DeKalb County, GA– Documents were filed late Friday confirming the sexual misconduct case against Bishop Eddie Long has been dismissed.