Hank Johnson defends his It's "Like Open Sesaon on Black Men" statement on CNN
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Hank Johnson defends his It's
Rep. Johnson rips Congress over inaction to police shootings. See more at: http://oncommongroundnews.com/local-news/item/352-rep-johnson-rips-congress-over-inaction-to-police-shootings.html#sthash.MQ9rYnu3.dpuf Read More:...
Supporters rally to petition judge for leniency in APS 11 sentencing
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Supporters rally to petition judge for leniency in APS 11 sentencing
Hundreds of people packed First Iconium Baptist Church in Atlanta on Tuesday night to rally for the 11 Atlanta Public Schools educators who were convicted on April 1 in a widespread cheating scandal. Supporters want the judge over the case to free the educators. Read More:...
DeKalb County NAACP meets with GBI to talk death of unarmed veteran
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DeKalb County NAACP meets with GBI to talk death of unarmed veteran
Transparency, evidence tampering and the relationship between law enforcement and African American males were the main issues on the hearts and minds of activists who came to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation on April 6 to discuss the unarmed shooting death of Anthony Hill, an Air Force...
Ribbon cutting ceremony held for new Forrest Hills senior development
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Ribbon cutting ceremony held for new Forrest Hills senior development
What stood for years as a run-down haven for drug dealers on Columbia Drive now is the site of a state-of-the-art apartment complex for seniors. Read More at www.ocgnews.com
Prayer vigil for Anthony Hill held March 24
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Prayer vigil for Anthony Hill held March 24
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Congressman Johnson announces 2014 winners of CBCF scholarships

Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) announced the winners of the 2014 Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Spouses Education Scholarships. The five winners hail from across the Fourth Congressional Dis

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Gov. Nathan Deal, Sandra Deal kick off reading initiative in Conyers

CONYERS—Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal kicked off the March “Read Across Georgia” initiative today (March 4) with a visit to Pine Street Elementary School in Conyers.
The couple joined Commissioner Bobby Cagle in the Pre-K class at the school to read an original poem, written by Gov. Deal. After the poem, the governor read to the class, “Who I’d Like to Be,” a book written by Georgia author Elizabeth Brown.

“We must increase the percentage of children reading well and independently at grade-level because this lays the groundwork for all of their future academic and career endeavors,” said Mrs. Deal. “This past year, I had the opportunity to visit 100 counties and 170 schools emphasizing to parents, teachers and mentors the importance of being proficient in reading. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish during my Read Across Georgia initiative this year.”

“Read Across Georgia,” is an initiative in support of Gov. Nathan Deal’s goal of increasing the percentage of children reading at grade level by the completion of third grade. The governor has proclaimed March as “Read Across Georgia” month in honor of this initiative. The first lady, alongside state School Superintendant John Barge, will spend the remainder of this month visiting schools across the state, reading to students and emphasizing the necessity of mentorship and the importance of being reading-proficient.

 

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