Sunday, April 29, 2012

District One Commissioner Race





AUGUSTA, GEORGIA - Harrisburg resident, Denice Traina will formally announce her intent to compete for the District One Commissioner seat on Monday April 30 at 10 am in front of the Augusta Transit Authority on Broad St. Denice has been an active member of her community for over 20 years, received her formal education at MCG/GHSU and started the first community garden (The Harrisburg Community Garden) in Augusta!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Group Files for ICE Data on Georgia Deportations

FOIA Request to Shine Light on Georgia Police/ICE collaboration viaSecure Communities and 287(g)

ATLANTA, GA - The Georgia Latino Alliance for Human Rights (GLAHR), the ACLU Foundation of Georgia, and the National Day Labor Organizing Network will file a Freedom of Information Act request with Immigration and Customs Enforcement for previously unavailable data related to the relationship between local law enforcement agencies across the state and the deportation of Georgia residents by ICE.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Shall Not Steal, Unless You Have The Votes

Dr. Walter E. Williams spoke to a capacity audience of more than 600 at Wichita's Mary Jane Teall Theater Thursday, Sept. 8, 2011. Williams holds a B.A. in economics from California State University, Los Angeles, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from UCLA. The Augusta government leaders should try to listen his speech  since Dr. Williams explains that the role of government is not building Civic Centers, TEE Centers or the most outrageous of all; the building of a ballpark with taxpayers money.  


Monday, April 9, 2012

Petition to End Senator Rubio's Kill at Will



George Zimmerman, the Florida man who followed and gunned down unarmed youth Trayvon Martin, has yet to be arrested or charged with any crime. Zimmerman may literally get away with murder. Why?
Because of “Kill at Will” laws in Florida and in 24 other states that allow gun-wielding vigilantes like Trayvon’s killer to remain free from the moment they claim that they kill in “self-defense.”


April 17 Deadline to File Income Tax


Three Ways to Pay Your Federal Income Tax 
If you cannot pay the full amount of taxes you owe, don’t panic. You should still file your return and pay as much as you can by the April 17 deadline to avoid penalties and interest. You should also contact the IRS to ask about payment options. Here are three alternative payment options you may want to consider and a tip on penalty relief under the IRS Fresh Start Initiative:

Friday, April 6, 2012

"Senator Hardie Davis scenario"


AUGUSTA, GA - "History has proven that Black Elected Officials (BEO) who become self-serving set the stage for their own political demise. The "Senator Hardie Davis scenario" is a prime example." Metro Courier Editorial, an African American publication. 

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Horse Parade in Aiken


Sponsored by the City of Aiken Arts Commission and the City of Aiken Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department.

No 2012 Anti Immigrant Bill in Georgia


ATLANTA, GA (GALEO) - For the first time since 2006, the Georgia Legislature did NOT pass any anti-immigrant legislation.  SB458, Georgia's Anti-DREAM Act, that among other things would have placed Georgia in the extreme position of being one of three states in the nation that deny access to higher education to undocumented students died on the last day of the legislature because of lack of support among the Legislators.

Georgia's New Laws for 2012

The 2012 legislative session of the Georgia General Assembly convened Jan. 9 and adjourned March 29. Members of the House of Representatives and the Senate approved sweeping revisions to the state's tax code, comprehensive criminal justice reform legislation and a $19.3 billion state budget plan, along with addressing a number of other high-profile issues.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Happy Passover!


Since many of us last gathered around the seder table, Palestinian Freedom Riders attempted to board Jewish-only buses in the West Bank to reach Jerusalem, a second flotilla of international human rights activists attempted to break the siege of Gaza, and the spirit of Tunisia and Tahrir square continued to spread around the world, birthing the Occupy movement in this country.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

AUGUSTA NATIONAL HIRED A CHAIRWOMAN


AUGUSTA, GA - I.B.M.'s C.E.O. Virginia M. Rometty became the new chairman of the Augusta National Golf Club. The all boys club announced that electing Mrs. Rometty is a win- win situation and is a way of honoring the club's tradition of prestige and business elite. Traditionally, I.B.M. chief executives are invited to join Augusta but in this case is more than that. The company remains one of only three main sponsors of the Masters. The club will allow black and white ladies to play golf with the gentlemen at the Masters. The winner will be presented with Green Heels. 



Mayor's Masters Reception


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A lot of people, a lot of food.