Mr. Eaton sits down with the APS Superintendent, Dr. Meria Carsterphen to discuss her visions for reviving the APS system as well as pockets to pull from for beneficial revenue. She discusses her thoughts on the Beltline and addresses the possible controversy amid her decision to shed property for benefits. She also discusses her talks with Mayor Kasim Reed.Read More →

Earlier this month, WABE sent our reporters out to find out one thing: “What defines Atlanta, exactly? Do we have a unique identity?” Atlanta is home to a number of big corporations – Coca-Cola, Home Depot, UPS to name a few. At the same time, a recent Brookings Institution report found Atlanta topped the list when it comes to the income gap between the rich and the poor. Citizens along MARTA’s Red Line spoke to WABE about how they make a living in the city. Listen Listening… 0:00 At Dunwoody Station, median household income in the area is $87,371, according to 2013 U.S. census data. CREDIT ALI GUILLORYRead More →

The Vermont senator’s political imagination is active against plutocracy, but why is it so limited against white supremacy? Last week Bernie Sanders was asked whether he was in favor of “reparations for slavery.” It is worth considering Sanders’s response in full: No, I don’t think so. First of all, its likelihood of getting through Congress is nil. Second of all, I think it would be very divisive. The real issue is when we look at the poverty rate among the African American community, when we look at the high unemployment rate within the African American community, we have a lot of work to do. So I thinkRead More →

Residents and property owners in one of the few remaining Gullah-Geechee communities of slave descendants on the Southeast coast are suing a variety of state and county agencies, accusing them of discrimination and neglect. (Dec. 9) APRead More →

PARIS — François Granier, a wine consultant and rock music fan, thought the concert he was attending Friday night had simply taken a particularly raucous turn. Mai Hua, a fashion blogger and video director who was dining a few blocks away, figured the explosions she heard were just another burst of gang violence. Erin Allweiss, a publicist from New York who was eating at a restaurant in the same district, hoped the noise came from fireworks. One by one on Friday evening, all the ordinary reflexes, expectations and hopes of urban life fell away as Parisians and visitors to their city confronted nearly simultaneous attacksRead More →