Posts tagged with "John Lewis"

DeKalb County Elementary Schools to be named for Barack Obama, John Lewis

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt July 12, 2016

DeKalb County’s Board of Education has voted to name elementary schools after President Barack Obama and U.S. Congressman John Lewis. The Barack H. Obama Elementary Magnet School of Technology is the first school in Georgia to be named after the president, a press release from DeKalb County Schools says. It will be located temporarily at […]

Rep. John Lewis leads sit-in over gun control

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt June 22, 2016

Multiple news outlets are reporting that U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is leading a sit in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to demand action on legislation intended to curb gun violence. “We have a mission, a mandate, and a moral obligation to speak up and speak out until the House votes […]

Emory receives $1.5 million donation to create John Lewis Chair in Civil Rights, Social Justice

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 21, 2015

Emory University reports that an anonymous donor has given the university $1.5 million for the creation of a professorship named in honor of U.S. Rep. John Lewis. The professorship will be called the John Lewis Chair in Civil Rights and Social Justice. Lewis is an icon of the Civil Rights movement, the last living speaker from the […]

Anger, sadness over Ferguson decision

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt November 25, 2014

This story has been updated.  Michael Brown was 18, unarmed and days away from starting college when he was shot multiple times by a police officer in Ferguson, Missou., on Aug. 9. The shooting death of the black teenager by a white police officer touched off weeks of unrest and protest in Ferguson and around the […]

May 20 primary election results

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt May 20, 2014

The polls closed at 7 pm. Here are the election results for the May 20 primary election in Georgia. This post will be updated throughout the evening. All results should be considered tentative until certified. Blank spaces indicate pending results. In order to win outright, a candidate has to receive more than 50 percent of […]

‘Callous’ – Rep. Lewis blasts state over food stamps

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt April 17, 2014

U.S. Rep. John Lewis, D-5th released a statement on Thursday saying the state of Georgia has, “become callous and indifferent to the needs of its most vulnerable people” in response to the state’s troubles with its food stamps program. Atlanta’s 11 Alive has documented the issue well. The state had a backlog of tens of thousands of cases […]

(Video) – Rep. Lewis is ‘Happy’

Posted by Dan Whisenhunt March 22, 2014

It’s spring, everybody! Nobody is happier about it than our congressman, U.S. Rep. John Lewis. Some of his staffers videotaped him dancing to Pharrell Williams’ addictive pop hit “Happy.” “This is my song,” Lewis said. He’s got moves. Check it out …

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