(APN) ATLANTA — A national conference sponsored by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network was held February 07 and 08, 2015 at the Interdenominational Theological Center at Atlanta University. A wide variety of people, approximately two hundred, from California to New York, attended. They came to Atlanta to prepare for a nationwide day of resistance, on April 14, 2015, to […]Read more
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(APN) ATLANTA — On Monday, January 20, 2015, Atlanta’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr., Day parade was imbued with a spirit of resistance this year, as local members of the Black Lives Matter network took action to “Reclaim MLK.” As protests have continued nationwide, in response to heightened awareness surrounding police murder of young people of color, community leaders […]Read more
(APN) ATLANTA — On Tuesday, January 13, 2015, several faith leaders held a press conference at the State Capitol to deliver a letter from over sixty faith leaders of diverse traditions, who oppose HB 29, the so-called “Religious Freedom Bill.” Here is a link to their letter: http://www.faithinpubliclife.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Georgia-Faith-Leaders-Unite-Against-Discrimination.pdf The speakers were Rev. James Lamkin, Pastor, Northside Drive Baptist […]Read more
(APN) ATLANTA — On June 27, 2011, US District Judge Thomas Thrash, Jr., put on hold two core parts of HB 87 which would have gone into effect July 1. His ruling blocks police from asking about immigration status during investigations of criminal violations. Investigations into someone going a few miles over the speed limit, rolling a stop sign, […]Read more