Author: LaDawn LBJ Jones

Seven African American WOMEN DAs serving in Georgia

Georgia was founded in January 2, 1788.  For the first time in 232 years, there are seven African American women as the lead prosecutors in some of the State’s largest counties.  Last night’s runoff election solidified that Dekalb, Cobb, Clayton, Douglas, Rockdale, Macon, and Fulton will all have black women as their District Attorney’s.  I

Atlanta Braves, We See You!

For the last couple of weeks the Washington Redskins and Cleveland Indians have discussed or decided to retire the “Redskin” and “Indian” mascots and logos. One of the many changes commercial and private entities are doing to show their support for the amplified movements against racism in the United States. Dave Schiller the Braves President

Media Politics

Was WSB-TV trying to invoke the Atlanta schools cheating scandal by making false statements about a metro area high school?  Yesterday, WSB-TV’s Tyiesha Fernandes did a story that on its face appeared to be an uplifting article. She reported about all 500 students in Westlake High School’s graduating class of 2020 going to college or

Silence is LOUD!

The politics surrounding the current events including #BLM and the ongoing protest is national as much as it is personal. Below is a blog post that touched me as it describes the writers first adult experience with race as an undergraduate. What it explores is the importance of self reflection and your personal experiences with

Silence is LOUD!

I am honored to be a part of this small team of GeorgiaPol contributors.  I also accept it as a privilege to have a platform for my thoughts and musings on politics.  Whether people agree or disagree, I hoped to bring another point of view for readers of GeorgiaPol to consider. These days however, I

GBI Request for Ahmaud Arbery

The Georgia Bureau of Investigations tweeted, “The GBI has not been requested to investigate the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery.”  Why is that language important? Who can request the GBI investigate a criminal matter in Georgia?  On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery was exercising in his community near Brunswick, Georgia. Without cause, he was chased

Reopen, but Don’t Forget

First there was this … Despite the growing threats of COVID -19 the Georgia Legislative session continued with “proper precautions.”  Then there was this … Sick Senators. And… That were hospitalized. Despite the precautions several Georgia Senators became ill, were diagnosed with COVID 19, and hospitalized.  Luckily they all had the great state provided health