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43 Last-minute Gifts That Will Arrive by Father’s Day

By | June 14th, 2018|Categories: News|

FATHER'S DAY 2018June 12, 20184:30 pm 43 Last-minute Gifts That Will Arrive by Father’s Day By The Editors Share Share Tweet Pin It Comment With Father’s Day just around the corner (as a reminder, it’s coming up this Sunday), there’s just enough time to get in those last-minute Father’s Day gifts! As we’ve noted before, buying your dad a gift is challenging because it’s such a personal matter. Maybe your dad needs a coffee-table book or a tech gift. Maybe he loves to cook. Maybe he hates it! In the spirit of finding the right thing for your dad, we went in search of all the best Father’s Day gifts on Amazon for every different kind of father. To make things even easier for you, we’ve pulled together a list of 43 last-minute Father’s Day gifts that we’ve written about before. Order any of these gifts today with two-day shipping, and they’ll arrive on your doorstep on Saturday, just in time for the big day. And if you’re looking for more ideas, be sure to check out our very last-minute-friendly Father’s Day gifts on Amazon guide. For the dad who wishes he were roaming Hit the Road: Vans, Nomads and Roadside Adventures This wanderlust-inspiring coffee-table book chronicles life on the road for people who’ve gone off the grid in VW campers and adventure mobiles to far-flung locales like the mountains of Mongolia. If you’re an Amazon Prime member, the book will come with free two-day shipping. (That’s true of all of the items on this list.) $27 at Amazon $28 at Target For the dad who [...]

In the City of South Fulton’s justice system, BLACK WOMEN hold all the reins

By | June 12th, 2018|Categories: Georgia, News|

by Marshall A. Latimore via theatlantavoice.com As America waits to see if Georgia will make history by electing the first African American woman governor in the country this November, African American women in one of Georgia’s newest cities are already making U.S. history. Only a year after the creation of the city of South Fulton, Georgia’s fifth largest city is breaking American barriers. In January 2018, the city’s Municipal Court began operating and in March 2018 the city’s police services officially began. The city is the first city in American history where every criminal justice department head is an African American woman. Chief of Police Sheila Rogers is a career law enforcement professional with more than twenty-six years experience. Rogers is the city’s first police chief and one of a few women police chief around the country. Chief Judge Tiffany Carter Sellers is a University of Georgia law school graduate and the city’s first chief judge. Sellers was selected through a panel of experienced judges from the surrounding community. Judge Sellers hired and appointed the court administrator, Lakesiya Cofield, and the city’s first chief court clerk, Ramona Howard. Also appointed to represent the two equally important components of any criminal justice system were two attorneys, City Solicitor LaDawn “LBJ” Jones, who prosecutes the cases and City Public Defender Viveca Famber Powell, who defends those accused of crimes. Together, these African American women make up all the portions of the criminal justice system in the new city. No other time in American [...]

LEBRON JAMES NAMED COVER ATHLETE FOR NBA2K19 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION

By | June 5th, 2018|Categories: News|

by highvelocitysportsnews 2K Sports announced LeBron James will be the cover athlete for NBA2K19’s 20th Anniversary EditionTuesday. “It’s humbling to be on the 20th anniversary cover of a game I’ve played and loved since I was a little kid,” James said. “We were able to do something really unique for the cover that represents everything that drives me and inspires me—from my family to where I come from and words I live by. I’m honored my journey can be part of this special time in 2K history and I’m excited for fans to see it.” NBA2K19 will be released Sept. 11; those who order the special anniversary edition will get the game four days early. James previously served as the cover athlete for NBA 2K14. The 2K19 cover features James and words with special meaning chosen by the four-time MVP. Those who have followed James’ career will immediately recognize phrases like “Strive for Greatness,” along with others like “Equality” and “Driven.” Basketball Twitterers will almost certainly notice the “G.O.A.T.” featured prominently. Most reasonable basketball minds have narrowed the “greatest ever” to James and Michael Jordan. Inclusion of the phrase will no doubt spark even more debate, with James and 2K steering into the curve of calling him the greatest to ever play. “This year marks the 30th anniversary for the development team at Visual Concepts and the 20th for the NBA 2K series, so it was important to commemorate this milestone by partnering with the most iconic athlete of this generation in LeBron James,” said Alfie Brody, Vice President of Marketing for NBA 2K. “LeBron’s carefully crafted [...]

Stacey Abrams wins GA primary, would be 1st black woman governor in US

By | May 26th, 2018|Categories: Georgia, News|

By  Matthew Chapman Stacey Abrams is poised to make national history this November. On Tuesday night, Georgia Democrats officially nominated former state House Minority Leader Stacey Abrams for governor. After clinching the nomination over state Rep. Stacey Evans, Abrams will now advance to the general election and fight to become the first ever black woman governor in the United States. If she wins, she will also be the first woman to serve as governor of Georgia. The state is one of of 22 that have never elected a woman to its highest executive office. As of this writing, it is unclear who her Republican opponent will be. The leading nominee is Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, who earlier this year blocked a tax break for Delta Air Lines after the company ended its partnership with the NRA. But he is likely to face a runoff against Secretary of State Brian Kemp, who recently caused a stir by pointing a shotgun at a teenage boy in an advertisement. Abrams will have an uphill battle against the Georgia GOP, which has had a stranglehold on politics for years. But Trump only won the state in 2016 by 5 points. And women of color have been winning office across the South since Trump took office. In 2017, numerous women of color were elected or appointed to mayoral offices, including Charlotte, North carolina; Charlottesville, Virginia; New Orleans; and Atlanta. In a year when so much focus is on the House, and increasingly the Senate, it is important to remember Democrats are poised to make gains in governors’ mansions as well. And Abrams plans to lead the charge, deep in red territory, [...]

Cases of Georgia kids in foster care jump to record high of 15,000

By | May 8th, 2018|Categories: Georgia, News|

Cases of Georgia kids in foster care jump to record high of 15,000 By: Linda Stouffer Updated: May 1, 2018 - 6:33 PM   Cases of Georgia kids in foster care jump to record high of 15,000 ATLANTA - There are more foster kids in the Georgia system today than ever before. The new director at Georgia’s Department of Family and Children Services said they are reaching out to help more children in crisis. The Barlow family in Paulding County fostered five children, then made their family of six official. But many more kids, a record number in the state, need a safe place to stay. In 2013, 7,600 children were in state-sponsored foster care. Now, it's 15,005 with a recent spike. “In the past four months, we had 877 children come in to care, that’s more than the children that we have in Fulton County as a whole,” said the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services director Virginia Pryor.  Pryor told Channel 2’s Linda Stouffer the system is stretched. “We have not seen that level of children come in the foster care system in that rapid a pace,” Pryor said. Pryor said the cause in the spike is drugs. “It really is, it’s the opioid crisis that is the primary reason,” Pryor said. She said parents high on pain pills or heroin lose track, and children are neglected or left in danger. That's why they are asking people to consider changing the blueprint of a child's life -- as a foster family. One solution: [...]

Everyone Needs To Watch Tracee Ellis Ross “TED Talk On The Power Of Women’s Fury”

By | May 1st, 2018|Categories: News|

“Your fury is not something to be afraid of. It holds lifetimes of wisdom. Let it breathe and listen.” By Alanna Vagianos 8.7k ADVERTISEMENT Tracee Ellis Ross is encouraging women to acknowledge and welcome their fury. The actress gave a powerful TED Talk this month at the annual TED Conference in Vancouver, Canada, about the spectrum of objectification women have faced for hundreds of years, and the anger women harbor because of it. “Women, I encourage you to acknowledge your fury,” Ross said. “Give it language. Share it in safe places of identification and in safe ways. Your fury is not something to be afraid of. It holds lifetimes of wisdom. Let it breathe and listen.” Ross, 45, opened her 10-minute talk with an anecdote about a friend who was at the post office filling out a form when a man physically put his hands on her and moved her out of the way so he could get to something she was blocking. In retelling this story to Ross, her friend said she wasn’t annoyed or frustrated ― she was downright furious. Women, I encourage you to acknowledge your fury ... Your fury is not something to be afraid of. It holds lifetimes of wisdom. Let it breathe and listen.Tracee Ellis Ross “This fury was not my friend’s alone. Her fury was ignited by lifetimes of men helping themselves to women’s bodies without consent,” Ross said. “There’s a culture of men helping themselves to women, and in this case, in a seemingly innocuous way, where a woman’s body is like [...]