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Georgia Legislature passes ban on gender-affirming therapies for children

Tuesday, the Georgia Senate passed a bill that would forbid children in the Peach State from taking gender-affirming medications, even if they have authorization from their parents.  Senate Bill 140, presented by Senator Carden Summers, R-Cordele, passed by a 31-21 margin along party lines. The bill now heads to Governor Brian Kemp’s desk for a […]

Posted inPolitics

Gladys Knight, Johnnetta Betsch Cole among group honored at the White House

(CNN) — Songstress Gladys Knight, actress Mindy Kaling and designer Vera Wang were among a group of creatives, writers, advocates and scholars honored at the White House on Tuesday with the 2021 National Humanities Medals and the National Medal of Arts, marking the first time President Joe Biden has held a ceremony for the awards […]

Posted inNational News

Los Angeles USD school workers go on strike, shutting down schools. Here’s what they want

(CNN) — A union representing 30,000 Los Angeles school custodians, cafeteria workers, bus drivers and other support staff has started a three-day strike with support from the district’s teachers, effectively stopping classes for more than a half million students in the nation’s second-largest school system. Members of Service Employees International Union Local 99 marched in the cold, […]

Posted inEducation

Atlanta Hawks and CareSource hosts future careers panel for Meadowcreek High School

The Atlanta Hawks and CareSource hosted an interactive panel called, “Your Future: A Panel Highlighting Future Careers” for 400 Meadowcreek High School students on March 20. The panel discussed the importance of mentoring, open-mindedness, and the panelists’ journey to success. Earlier this week, the Hawks announced they will celebrate their “Hispanic Heritage Night presented by […]

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Georgia House passes bill that establishes mandatory minimum sentences for gang-related crimes

The Georgia House of Representatives passed a bill that would establish mandatory minimum sentences ranging from five to 25 years in prison for people convicted of crimes under the Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act. The bill passed along party lines 99-74. A “Criminal street gang” is defined as: Any organization, association, or group of […]