Tag: Atlanta

Tom Perez Chosen As New DNC Chair

The Democratic National Committee met in Atlanta on Saturday and chose former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as the new DNC chair, an important step of self-definition for a party seeking new direction after its unexpected loss of the White House in November. Seven candidates were in contention for the position, but Perez, the preferred candidate…

SWAT Rescued 11 Children After Suspect Stabs Himself [VIDEO]

Officials say a five-hour standoff at a motel near Atlanta early Tuesday ended in the rescue of 11 children after the suspect stabbed himself in the neck, critically injuring himself. Dekalb County police told reporters that a dispute took place inside and a woman called 911. The man refused to open the door, causing a…

Eric Holder heckled by protesters at church in Atlanta [VIDEO]

In a speech in Atlanta briefly interrupted by protesters Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder announced that new Justice Department guidance will aim to end racial profiling. Holder spoke at Ebenezer Baptist Church in a town hall called The Community Speaks, which the church described as “a community dialogue that ties the killing of Michael Brown,…

Atlanta Archbishop to sell $2.2 million residence after outcry

In an attempt to appease angry parishioners, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Atlanta said Saturday that he will sell a $2.2 million residence and move into another available archdiocese property. The decision came after a meeting at the Archdiocese of Atlanta with three advisory councils. Photo: In this March 31, 2014, photo the new $2.2…