Words like ‘diversity,’ ‘inclusion’ to be removed from Georgia teaching program standards

By The Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — New rules for Georgia’s public school teachers would remove the words “diversity,” “equity,” and “inclusion” from education program standards. The Georgia Professional Standards Commission voted without discussion June 8 to delete those words and references to so-called “ambiguous terms” from rules that guide colleges and programs that train


Prince George’s County leaders and residents divided over proposed two-year pause on townhome construction

By Tashi McQueen, AFRO Political Writer, tmcqueen@afro.com Prince George’s County Council Vice Chairwoman Wala Blegay (D-District 6) and Chairman Thomas E. Dernoga (D-District 1) have proposed legislation that would stop the production of townhomes in non-transit areas of Prince George’s County, Md. for two years. “The reason behind this legislation is infrastructure,” said Blegay. “We