GEORGIA

politics

This Queer, Black Georgia Lawmaker Refuses to Be Called a 'Politician'

Rep. Park Cannon faces an uphill battle in the Georgia House as a pro-choice progressive and the youngest lawmaker in the state. Still, she says she wouldn’t want to legislate anywhere else.
Leila Ettachfini
5.25.18
human trafficking

Inside an Immersive Theater Project Confronting Sex Trafficking in Suburbia

I visited a human trafficking "horror house" in Georgia that aims to shed light on the often-overlooked issue.
Kimberly Lawson
1.31.18
Power to the Polls

The Woman Running to Be the First Black Female Governor in the United States

"We have to change the face of leadership," says Stacey Abrams. "People need to see themselves reflected in those who lead them.
Linda Yang
1.19.18
politics

GOP Rep Warns Black Woman She'll 'Go Missing' for Confederate Statue Views

"This is Georgia's history. #DealWithIt," Republican state legislator Jason Spencer wrote.
Gabby Bess
8.30.17
assault

Hundreds of High School Students Groped During Illegal Drug Search, Suit Alleges

Nine hundred students at a Georgia high school were allegedly invasively searched without a warrant or probably cause in a four-hour, school-wide sweep for drugs.
Kimberly Lawson
6.5.17
crime

For Domestic Violence Victims, Calling 911 for Help Isn't Free

A lawsuit alleges that a city in Georgia is punishing women who call the police with fines and jail time if they don't want to prosecute their attackers.
Gabby Bess
10.13.16
crime

In Many States, It's Still Legal for Creeps to Photograph Up Your Skirt

A court recently ruled that a Georgia man can't be convicted of invasion of privacy for following a woman and videotaping up her skirt while she grocery shopped.
Kimberly Lawson
7.20.16