Posts filtered by tags: Atlanta Georgia[x]


 

Following uproar, White House says it will raise this year's cap on refugee admissions - but not yet

'Immigrants and Refugees Welcome' signage outside Central Presbyterian Church in Atlanta, Georgia on July 27, 2019. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images President Joe Biden will set an increased cap on refugee admissions by May 15, the White House said. That comes after the Biden administration earlier suggested it was sticking with President Trump's cap of 15,000. The White House faced pushback from refugee advocates and congressional Democrats for breaking a promise. See more stories on...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, White House, US, America, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Refugees, Biden, Charles Davis, Trump, Atlanta Georgia, Sullivan, Jake Sullivan


Biden says gun violence 'stains our character and pierces the very soul of our nation' in response to Indianapolis mass shooting

President Joe Biden speaks about the Colorado shootings in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on March 23, 2021. Mandel Ngan/Getty Images Biden said gun violence "stains our character" after the latest mass shooting in Indiana. A gunman killed eight people and injured others after opening fire in a FedEx facility. The Indianapolis massacre is the latest in a string of mass shootings in 20201. See more stories on Insider's business page. President Joe Biden sa...
Tags: Politics, Colorado, Senate, White House, America, Trends, Atlanta, Joe Biden, Indiana, Indianapolis, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, Department Of Justice, Biden, Gun Violence


Atlanta School to Drop Confederate General's Name and Honor Hank Aaron: NYT

(Reuters) - A public school in Atlanta, Georgia which carried the name of a Confederate general will be renamed after Hank Aaron, honoring the...
Tags: Reuters, Atlanta Georgia, Hank Aaron, Atlanta School


It can be easy to make a connection between anti-Asian and anti-Black violence - but comparing them only creates more division

Activists at a demonstration in Atlanta, Georgia in March, after shootings left eight people dead. Megan Varner/Getty Images As anti-Asian violence surges amid the pandemic, some have compared it to the Black Lives Matter movement. Katie Li, a second-generation Chinese American, writes that this 'rivalry' only reinforces the divide among people of color. Activists should stand in solidarity without comparing Asian hate crimes to anti-Black oppression, Li says. See more stories on...
Tags: Opinion, US, America, Trends, Atlanta, Racism, Discrimination, Seattle, Black Lives Matter, Nordic, Hate Crimes, Atlanta Georgia, Li, AAPI, Vincent Chin, Katie Li


Black Small Business Owner Slams MLB For Moving All-Star Game From Atlanta: 'We May Lose Even More'

MLB’s decision to pull the All-Star Game from Atlanta, Georgia, continues to draw backlash from the Peach State.
Tags: Atlanta, Mlb, Atlanta Georgia


Shaq explains why he paid off customer's engagement ring

NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal surprised a customer at a shop in Atlanta, Georgia, by paying off what the man still owned on an engagement ring.
Tags: News, Nba, Stories, Shaq, Atlanta Georgia, Shaquille O Neal


Checking in on your friends and coworkers isn't enough - here are steps you can take at work to help fight racial discrimination

A stop Asian hate rally following the violence in Atlanta, Georgia, on March 16, 2021. Zhao Gang/Xinhua Diksha Kale is a criminal defense attorney who researches gender studies and criminal law. She says it's important to do more than just mental health check-ins on your friends during violent times. Take action by demanding better policies and donating to or volunteering at organizations working on the ground. See more stories on Insider's business page. Recently, my friend and I...
Tags: Opinion, US, Trends, Strategy, Atlanta, Mental Health, United States, Violence, Donald Trump, Hate, Racial Discrimination, Nordic, Atlanta Georgia, Contributor, Michel Foucault, The Conversation


Atlanta's mayor signs executive order with goal to 'mitigate' Georgia's new restrictive voting law

Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia,speaks at the Concordia Summit in Manhattan, New York Reuters Atlanta's mayor signed an executive order, asking the city's chief equity officer to "mitigate" the impact of SB 202. SB 202, Georgia's new restrictive voting law, was recently signed by Gov. Brian Kemp. See more stories on Insider's business page. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signed an executive order on Tuesday, asking the city's chief equity officer to ...
Tags: Politics, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Speed, Major League Baseball, Panetta, Atlanta Georgia, Greg Bluestein, Denver Colorado, Brian Kemp, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Azmi Haroun, Keisha Lance Bottoms Mayor


Texas Gov. Abbott refuses to throw Rangers' first pitch after MLB moves All-Star Game in voting rights protest

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott prepares to deliver his State of the State speech at Visionary Fiber Technologies, for the first time outside the Capitol, Monday, Feb. 1, 2021, in Lockhart, Texas Bob Daemmrich/Pool Photo via AP Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is refusing to throw the first pitch at the Texas Rangers' opening home game on Monday in protest at the MLB. MLB has moved the 2021 All-Star game from Atlanta, Georgia due to a controversial new voting bill there. Abbott accused Major League Baseb...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, America, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Rangers, Mlb, Major League Baseball, Jim Crow, Texas Rangers, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Atlanta Georgia, All Star


Donald Trump has expanded his list of 'woke' companies to boycott, due to their opposition of Georgia's voting law

Melania and Donald Trump share a moment with Barack and Michelle Obama at Trump's inauguration ceremony in January 2017. Getty/Robyn Beck Donald Trump has spoken out again about the companies that oppose Georgia's new voting law. He called for more boycotts, saying "don't go back to their products until they relent." Barack Obama, meanwhile, commended the MLB on its decision to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Presid...
Tags: Politics, New York, Voting, News, Obama, Republicans, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Michelle Obama, Mlb, Fox News


Donald Trump has expanded his list of 'woke' companies to boycott, due to their opposition to Georgia's voting law

Melania and Donald Trump share a moment with Barack and Michelle Obama at Trump's inauguration ceremony in January 2017. Getty/Robyn Beck Donald Trump has spoken out again about the companies that oppose Georgia's new voting law. He called for more boycotts, saying "don't go back to their products until they relent." Barack Obama, meanwhile, commended the MLB on its decision to move its All-Star Game from Atlanta. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former Presid...
Tags: Politics, New York, Voting, News, Obama, Republicans, America, Barack Obama, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Michelle Obama, Mlb, Fox News


From colonialism to Covid: Viet Thanh Nguyen on the rise of anti-Asian violence

Anti-Asian racism is on the rise around the world. The Pulitzer-winning author reflects on his own experiences as a Vietnamese American – and the dark history that continues to fuel the current hateOn 16 March eight people were killed in Atlanta, Georgia, by a 21-year-old white man: all but one were women, and six were Asian. The shootings take their place in a much longer story of anti-Asian violence. The Covid pandemic has given us a particular insight into this phenomenon: verbal and physical...
Tags: Asia, Books, Fiction, Race, US, Atlanta, World news, US news, Culture, US domestic policy, Atlanta Georgia, Viet Thanh Nguyen, Nancy Wang Yuen


Trump is calling for a MLB boycott after the league said it would move its All-Star game out of Georgia. Conservative lawmakers discussed removing the league's antitrust exemption.

Former President Donald Trump and former first lady Melania Trump. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump on Friday called for a boycott of Major League Baseball. MLB officials said the league would no longer host its All-Star Game in Atlanta. The move came in the wake of a restrictive voting law enacted in Georgia last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Friday called for a boycott of Major Le...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, Delta, Mlb, Baseball, Biden, Donald Trump, Coca Cola, Major League Baseball, Mike Lee


Donald Trump is calling for an MLB boycott after the league said it would move its All-Star game out of Georgia. Conservative lawmakers discussed removing the league's antitrust exemption.

Former President Donald Trump and former first lady Melania Trump. Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images Former President Donald Trump on Friday called for a boycott of Major League Baseball. MLB officials said the league would no longer host its All-Star Game in Atlanta. The move came in the wake of a restrictive voting law enacted in Georgia last week. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump on Friday called for a boycott of Major Le...
Tags: Politics, News, Washington Post, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Ted Cruz, Delta, Mlb, Baseball, Biden, Donald Trump, Coca Cola, Major League Baseball, Mike Lee


Street racing: They're fast, Atlanta's furious

Screeching tyres disturb the peace in Atlanta, Georgia, as street racers claim the city's highways.
Tags: News, Atlanta, Atlanta Georgia


MLB Pulls All-Star Game From Atlanta, Georgia, in Response to Voting Law

The move served as a warning to Republicans in other states who are trying to restrict voting, and is likely to put new pressure on...
Tags: Mlb, Atlanta Georgia


Seeking nominations for the leading talent managers and agents representing TikTok stars in 2021

Collab Crib is a creator house based in Atlanta, Georgia that features a roster of Black internet stars. Courtesy Instagram Insider is launching its second annual list of the top managers and agents for TikTok creators. We want to hear from you on which managers and agents are helping clients build on their success. Please submit your ideas by April 10 and email [email protected] with any questions. See more stories on Insider's business page. As TikTok creators take their business...
Tags: Media, Advertising, Trends, Influencers, Atlanta Georgia, Tech Insider, Tiktok, Amanda Perelli Dan Whateley Sydney Bradley, Courtesy Instagram Insider


10 affordable Airbnbs for solo travel in the US, from a cottage on a lavender farm to an adobe casita in Santa Fe

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Traveling solo means enjoying total freedom in how you plan every aspect of your trip. Solo travel can also be expensive since there is no one to share the cost. We rounded up top US Airbnbs for one person under $100 that don't skimp on the experience. Traveling solo can be wonderfully freeing. Every decision in what to do and where to go are yours and yours alone. Of course, it also means th...
Tags: New York, Texas, California, Cdc, US, Trends, Atlanta, Austin, Arizona, Portland, Nashville, Airbnb, Portland Oregon, Santa Fe, Grand Canyon, Starling


Lindsey Graham parrots himself by again saying he'll shoot 'gangs' with his AR-15 in the event of a 'natural disaster'

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham uses images of handguns and rifles during a hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill January 30, 2013 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News he'd use his AR-15 to keep himself safe during a natural disaster. Graham made the statement while arguing against a ban on semi-automatic weapons. He last made this claim in 2019, saying he would "defend himself" during "apocalyptic scenarios." See more stories...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Senate, Trends, Joe Biden, United States, Washington Dc, House, Gun Control, Fox News, Graham, Air Force, Biden, South Carolina, Lindsey Graham


What Georgia's controversial new election law means for voters, election officials, and outside groups

African Methodist Episcopal Church Bishop Reginald Jackson announces a boycott of Coca-Cola Co. products outside the Georgia Capitol on Thursday, March 25, 2021 in Atlanta. ackson says Coca-Cola and other large Georgia companies haven't done enough to oppose restrictive voting bills that Georgia lawmakers were debating as Jackson spoke AP Photo/Jeff Amy Gov. Brian Kemp recently signed a major election and voting-related omnibus bill into law. Civil rights advocates have slammed the nea...
Tags: Politics, Elections, Voting, Senate, Trends, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, US Postal Service, US Senate, Jackson, Biden, Donald Trump, Coca Cola, Jim Crow, Black


'Is this patriot enough?' Asian-American Army veteran protests racism by displaying wounds from military service during a town hall meeting

Lee Wong shows off his scars at a meeting in West Chester Township, on March 23, 2020. West Chester Board of Trustees An Asian-American Army veteran showed his scars in a board meeting to prove his patriotism. Ohio township trustee Lee Wong used his speech to criticize anti-Asian violence. The impromptu moment came after several racially-motivated attacks against Asian-Americans. See more stories on Insider's business page. An Asian-American government official revealed his military sc...
Tags: China, Nbc News, US, America, Trends, Bbc, Ohio, US Army, Lee, Board of Trustees, Atlanta Georgia, Fort Jackson, Wong, West Chester Township, James LaPorta, WEST CHESTER TOWNSHIP Ohio


Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said he remains opposed to removing the filibuster, amid growing pressure from liberals to erase it

Sen. Joe Manchin on Capitol Hill. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin remains opposed to dumping the filibuster. Some Democrats want the rule erased to overcome GOP opposition and enact sweeping reforms. Manchin's support is vital if Democrats are to reform or remove the rule. See more stories on Insider's business page. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said that he remains opposed to dumping the filibuster, a Senate rule that progressives want r...
Tags: Congress, Senate, US, America, West Virginia, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Ted Cruz, The New York Times, Times, Kamala Harris, Democratic Party, Atlanta Georgia, Manchin


The 18 coolest tree-house rentals in the US, including a vineyard perch in California and a three-story cabin in Georgia

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Though vaccines are underway, travelers continue to prioritize rentals in remote, outdoor areas. According to Airbnb's CEO, unique stays like tree houses are especially popular. We found some of the best tree-house rentals in the US for a unique stay perched in the branches. Though vaccine rollouts are firmly underway, with the pandemic still ongoing travelers continue to turn to road trip...
Tags: Utah, New York, Texas, Instagram, Colorado, California, Cdc, Montana, Washington, US, Trends, Georgia, New Hampshire, Maine, Wisconsin, Ohio


Crazy Killers & You’re To Blame, Here They Come Again for Your Guns

Crazy Killers & You’re To Blame, Here They Come Again for Your Guns USA – -(AmmoLand.com)- In the wake of a pair of mass murders within the space of a couple of weeks, top Democrat and current resident of the senior living center in D.C, Joe Biden is pressing for new gun control laws and Congress is enthusiastically cooperating. It is worth noting right up front that none of the proposed measures would have had any impact at all on these recent mass murders, nor would they have had any signifi...
Tags: Facebook, Isis, Guns, Congress, Colorado, Senate, US, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Syria, Democrats, House, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Dianne Feinstein


Man carrying 5 guns, body armor arrested in Atlanta supermarket

After a week of two mass-shootings that killed 18 people in total, a man walked into a Publix grocery story in Atlanta, Georgia today with five guns, including two long guns and three pistols, as well as body armor. Police were called and he was immediately arrested. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Guns, Atlanta, Publix, Atlanta Georgia


Senate GOPers Use Gun Violence Hearing To Denigrate BLM Protests

The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday held the first in a series of hearings aimed at mitigating gun violence in the wake of two recent mass shootings within one week — first in Atlanta, Georgia, and then in Boulder, Colorado.  The hearing, which was scheduled before a suspected gunman opened fire in a Colorado supermarket, killing at least 10 people on Monday night, followed the passage of a gun safety bill by the House less than two weeks ago, that will likely face roadblocks in the ...
Tags: Texas, News, Colorado, Senate, House, Boulder, Gun Violence, Senate Judiciary Committee, Sen Chuck Grassley R IA, Atlanta Georgia, Boulder Colorado, Boulder County, Arvada Colorado, Cristina Cabrera, Maris Herold, Ahmad Alissa


Obama says that a pandemic 'cannot be the only thing that slows mass shootings' in response to the Colorado massacre

With a tear running from his eye, President Barack Obama recalls the 20 first-graders killed in 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, while speaking in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2016, AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais Obama said that COVID-19 should not be the only factor slowing down the pace of mass shootings. A gunman killed 10 people, including a police officer, at a Boulder, CO, grocery store on Monday. Obama said the US must "make it harder for...
Tags: Politics, Shooting, Obama, Colorado, Washington, Senate, White House, US, Barack Obama, Trends, Joe Biden, Michelle Obama, US Senate, Boulder, Biden, Newtown


Thousands march in Montreal to denounce the rise of anti-Asian hate crime

This comes after eight people, including six Asian American women, were murdered at three different Atlanta, Georgia massage parlours last week.
Tags: Montreal, Atlanta Georgia


A Texas GOP lawmaker refused to back down on lynching comments made during hearings on anti-Asian violence

In this March 11, 2020 file photo, Rep. Chip Roy, R-Texas, speaks during a hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. Patrick Semansky, File/Associated Press GOP Rep. Chip Roy is not backing down from comments about lynchings made at a hate crimes hearing. "There's an old saying in Texas about find all the rope in Texas and get a tall oak tree," said Roy. Critics said the comments glorified lynchings, which Asian Americans have historically been subjected to. See more stories on Insider...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Washington, Cbs News, China, America, Trends, Atlanta, Taiwan, Cnn, News UK, Un, Fox News, Capitol Hill, Roy, Hate Crime


ICYMI: Your TPM Weekend News Roundup

GA Shooting Massacre Deepens Pain Of Asian American Community Eight people, six of whom were women of Asian descent, were killed in a series of shootings at three spas in or near Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday night While authorities have not officially released a motive for the shooting, nor have they classified it as a hate crime, the violence was a painful example of the rise of anti-Asian attacks across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. A spokesman for the Cherokee County Sheri...
Tags: News, Mexico, America, Gop, Tennessee, House, Kkk, Republican, Biden, Trump, Capitol, Atlanta Georgia, Matt, Forrest, House Freedom Caucus, Az