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Mother of Murdered Black Teen Wins Georgia House Seat

"I was looking beyond my own tragedy," Lucy McBath said.

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Winning in a district with affluent white voters as the majority, Lucy McBath was advised initially during her campaign not to talk about the details of her 17-year-old son's murder.

Instead, she not only mentioned Jordan Davis' story, she also called attention to the reality of other Black teens like him, including Trayvon Martin.

McBath, a Democrat, defeated Republican incumbent Karen Handel who had been elected to represent Georgia's 6th Congressional District just last year.

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Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia's marching band, whose instrument covers spell out their mascot "Broncos," rearranged them to spell a racial slur that once again shocked fans and had band directors under the microscope.

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Extremist Group Threatens Violence If Stacey Abrams Wins Georgia's Gubernatorial Race

These threats of violence follow numerous attacks on Abrams and her campaign.

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The midterm elections have been rifled with racist rhetoric against Black gubernatorial candidates like Florida's Andrew Gillum and Georgia's Stacey Abrams. But the rhetoric hit a head with the pledge of violence if Abrams wins the election in Georgia.

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Brian Kemp Investigates Democrats, Stacey Abrams Calls it a 'Witch Hunt'

Just days before Georgia voters decide the next governor, the Republican candidate accuses Democrats of an alleged hack on voter registration, but he has no evidence.

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Brian Kemp is blaming Democrats for a failed attempt to hack Georgia voter registration. And Democratic Party officials are calling Kemp's claims yet another underhanded attempt to win the gubernatorial election on Tuesday.

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Oprah's Headed to Georgia to Campaign for Stacey Abrams

Oprah Winfrey will participate in two town hall-style events.

Oprah Winfrey has endorsed Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate in a tight gubernatorial race, and will visit Georgia.

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Georgia Officials Order Black Senior Citizens to Exit Bus Taking Them to Vote

"We knew it was an intimidation tactic," said LaTosha Brown, a co-founder of Black Voters Matter, which organized the bus trip.

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About 40 Black senior citizens were ordered to get off a bus taking them to vote. When county administrator Adam Brett heard about the bus ride, he stopped the trip.

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VIDEO: Georgia Police Chief Defends Officer Accused of Manhandling the 12-year-old He Arrested

According to Cobb County Police Chief Mike Register, "All he was doing was holding the young man by the arm."

A Cobb County police officer has been criticized for manhandling a 12-year old boy before his arrest at a Georgia mall earlier this month.

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Former Atlanta Falcon, Justin Crawford, was busted raping a 12-year-old girl and has been arrested on felony charges of sodomy, incest and enticing a minor for an indecent purpose.

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Brian Kemp is Strangling the Black Vote in Georgia

About 53,000 registrations put on a "pending" list as Georgia Secretary of State Kemp abuses his official position in his race against Stacey Abrams, which is too close to call.

Brian Kemp, the Republican nominee in Georgia's gubernatorial race, also happens to be the Secretary of State, and Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate, is calling for him to resign for abusing his power to prevent Blacks from voting.

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​White Woman Calls 911 on a Black Man Babysitting White Kids: Video

A young girl had to tell the officer during questioning, "He's an after-school teacher and he's babysitting us."

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A white woman in Georgia called the police on a Black man, Corey Lewis, as he babysat a 10-year-old white girl, and 6-year-old white boy. Their parents, who live in East Cobb, arranged for Lewis to babysit the kids weeks ago.

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Two years after lying about being shot by a Black man, former police officer, Sherry Hall, was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison, and an additional 23 years of probation.

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UPDATE: Elections Board Blocks Bid to Close Polling Places in Largely Black County

The decision "is a triumph, not just for the people of Randolph County, but for every Georgian," said Stacey Abrams, Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia.

A Georgia elections board on Friday blocked a bid to close most polling places in Randolph County, a largely Black county, after critics called it a blatant attempt to undercut Stacey Abrams, who could become the country's first Black woman governor.

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