December 27, 2016 6:00 AM
Good morning! Tonight is the fourth night of Hanukkah, so take a moment to enjoy last year’s Tiny Desk Concert featuring Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings performing “8 Days (of Hanukkah).” It’s a spectacular song, and while we lost Sharon Jones earlier this year (enough, 2016!), her joy is transformative – and may be the kick in the pants you need to ease yourself into the week.
- Why did Janelle Jones, an Atlanta woman who is “young, gifted, and black,” vote for Donald Trump?
- It’s been a banner year for the GOP in Georgia – so why are they still more than $200,000 in debt?
- Bill Usery, a Georgia native who mediated labor disputes for Presidents Nixon and Ford, died this month in Eatonton.
- Will the 2020 census transform the electoral map? Eeeennnhhhhhh…
- Here’s how astronauts celebrate the holidays in the International Space Station.
- House Republicans transfer blame for the Flint, Michigan water – which is still undrinkable – crisis to the EPA.
- The Great British Bake Off ended its run on the BBC. Long live the GBBO! Long Live Mary Berry! (I mean it – ENOUGH ALREADY, 2016!)
- What one Denton, Texas man learned about Rex Tillerson when they spent a week together serving on a jury.
- Andrew Young reminds us to remember Martin Luther King’s “stone of hope” as we enter the Trump era.
- The oldest surviving Tuskegee Airman died last month.
- Bankruptcy asset hunters learn the hard way that everybody lies on social media.
- Is your child’s teacher certified to teach? Throughout metro Atlanta, many aren’t.
- Buddy the Elf goes dark.
- In America, we turn our old Christmas trees into mulch. In Sweden, they go a little farther.
- Cultural goals for the new year from a range of actors, singers, artists, and writers – including Hamilton Alum Chris Jackson.