The Short Life of Maids' Honor Day 

In this excerpt from Household Workers Unite: The Untold Story of African American Women Who Built a Movement, Premilla Nadasen writes about a forgotten, complicated milestone in domestic workers’ struggle for dignity and respect for their labor. In Georgia, Maids’ Honor Day was proclaimed an official holiday in 1972… »10/13/15 4:15pm10/13/15 4:15pm


Confederate Group Objects to MLK Monument Because He's Not a 'Confederate Hero'

The Georgia chapter of the Sons of Confederate Veterans is very upset that Stone Mountain Park officials plan to place a monument to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. atop the mountain, which has traditionally operated as a paean to “Confederate heroes.” The Sons released an angry statement in which they called it… »10/12/15 3:40pm10/12/15 3:40pm

Report: Chris Brown Refused to Appear at Gay Pride Event Because Gay Men Were There [UPDATED]

This is... odd but not unbelievable: the Georgia Voice, an LGBT community paper, is reporting that Chris Brown bailed on a scheduled appearance at an Atlanta Black Gay Pride Weekend event. The supposed reason? The event, billed as “the biggest girl party in the country,” also had a handful of gay men in attendance. »9/07/15 3:45pm9/07/15 3:45pm

Ex-Police Chief Sentenced for Shooting Ex-Wife with a Gun He Had in Bed

William McCollom, the ex-police chief of Peachtree City, Georgia, has been sentenced to probation for shooting and paralyzing his ex-wife on New Year’s Day. McCollom reportedly kept a loaded gun in bed for secuirty and said the shooting was an accident. The couple divorced in the ‘90s, reunited but did not re-marry,… »8/14/15 3:30pm8/14/15 3:30pm

A Couple Got Married at a Georgia Confederate Flag Rally 

Confederate flag supporters spent this past weekend rallying at Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park, where everyone agreed that the flag is about “heritage, not hate,” and where undercover police reportedly marched with protesters, intervening when a counter-protester made fun of the event. Also, a couple named Timothy and… »8/04/15 12:30pm8/04/15 12:30pm

Woman Charged with Murder After Taking Abortion Drug Bought Online [Update]

A 23-year-old Georgia woman named Kenlissia Jones has been charged with murder after trying to self-induce an abortion with a pill she bought online. Jones’ family says she has undiagnosed psychological issues and was unable to afford a legal abortion. At 5 1/2 months pregnant, after taking the pill, she gave birth in… »6/10/15 11:20am6/10/15 11:20am

Teacher Arrested For Encouraging Students to Sex In Classroom Closet

A Georgia teacher has been fired and arrested after it was reported that he was both permitting and facilitating sexual activity between his middle school students. He provided them with noise-cancellation (via ‘labtop’ [sic]) and other teachers’ schedules so they wouldn’t get caught. The only thing he didn’t supply… »5/20/15 2:15pm5/20/15 2:15pm

Principal Makes Racist Comment, Claims 'The Devil Was In My Mouth'

Last week, a high school graduation ceremony in Stone Mountain, GA ended prematurely after the valedictorian’s speech was accidentally skipped. As people began heading to their cars, Nancy Gordeuk, the school’s principal, approached the podium and attempted to keep them inside. “You people are bein’ so rude to not… »5/12/15 2:30pm5/12/15 2:30pm

Valdosta State Cancels Classes Due to U.S. Flag Protest

In light of the recent tension escalating over a scheduled American flag protest, Valdosta State University has cancelled all classes and business operations for Friday, April 24. The “Flags Over VSU” rally was organized as a response to last week’s incident when Michelle Manhart disrupted a group of black VSU… »4/23/15 9:00pm4/23/15 9:00pm

Playboy Model Detained for Snatching Flag From Black Students' Protest

Michelle Manhart, a former staff sergeant in the U.S. Air Force who left the military after posing in uniform for Playboy, was detained by university police at Valdosta State University in Georgia after snatching away an American flag from a group of black students. The students were standing on the flag as a… »4/20/15 10:50am4/20/15 10:50am

Did Clinton's Backdoor Adviser Illegally Lobby for Putin Ally?

Hillary Clinton says there is nothing to hide in her scandalous personal email account, now apparently half-deleted. But leaked emails from her longtime confidant Sidney Blumenthal show that he and another former official from Bill Clinton's administration were secretly lobbying the secretary of state on behalf of a… »3/30/15 6:17pm3/30/15 6:17pm

Diabolical Barber Gives Misbehaving Kids the "Old Man" Special

Kids acting up? Not getting the grades they should be or listening to you when it's time to wash the dishes? Well, if you live in Snellville, Georgia, you don't have to punish them with time outs or idle threats of giving them to the bad man who will sell all of their organs for below-market value. You can send them… »2/04/15 9:47pm2/04/15 9:47pm

Judge Forces Lawyer to Bring Her Baby to Court, Calls Her a Bad Parent

Ah, work-life balance. Such a beautiful idea. And all too often, such a desert mirage taunting travelers dying of thirst. For instance! A Georgia judge recently informed an attorney that her fancy newfangled European "maternity leave" was insufficient reason enough to postpone a hearing for three weeks. »10/15/14 5:30pm10/15/14 5:30pm

Ex Cop Who Tried to Rape a Woman With a Gun Gets His Gun Back

Adding to recent weeks' increasingly pervasive "holy shit, cops are monsters!" narrative is a recent resurfacing of the case of Dennis Krauss. Krauss was a police officer who, after having his gun taken away due to the fact that he allegedly threatened to anally rape a woman with it while he was in the process of… »8/25/14 12:00pm8/25/14 12:00pm

Post Prom Rapist Jocks Facing Hundreds of Years in Prison

The Calhoun, Georgia case of three star high school athletes who allegedly sexually assaulted a girl at a post-prom party has taken a decidedly un-Steubenville-like turn, as instead of getting slaps on the wrists, the three defendants face hundreds of years in prison. Georgia prosecutors are not fucking around. »8/06/14 6:20pm8/06/14 6:20pm