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Wednesday August 29, 2018 05:45 pm EDT
The lack of self-awareness as a nation. Our unhealthy lifestyles and how we conduct ourselves on a day-to-day basis. This constant tug of war of who is right and who is wrong is a never-ending cycle that adds more fuel to the fire. It doesn't help when the main purpose on people's minds is to obtain... | more...

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Wednesday August 29, 2018 05:31 pm EDT
The most important problem facing us today is the threat to our democratic system. That threat is probably based in the racist, sexist politics espoused by Donald Trump and embraced by his ardent base. His positions, frequently tweeted, have allowed many to come out of the closet in expressing their... | more...

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Wednesday August 29, 2018 04:40 pm EDT
The list is long and it’s all really important. But most of the things on that list have a root cause, and I think it’s greed. People’s desire for power and wealth outweighs their humanity and their ability to see humanity in others. | more...

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Wednesday August 29, 2018 04:14 pm EDT
One of the most important problems facing America is the widening income inequality/economic mobility gap. For many, the “American Dream” is just that, a dream they will never realize. Many of the social and political challenges we are dealing with today stem from this problem. | more...

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Wednesday August 29, 2018 03:52 pm EDT
How to get people to follow The Real Donna J. Trump instead of Donald J. Trump. This is true throughout the world. | more...

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Wednesday August 29, 2018 03:23 pm EDT
The rise of white supremacy. | more...

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Wednesday August 29, 2018 03:12 pm EDT
The most urgent problem facing not just Atlanta, but all of humanity, is the fact the U.S. is now ruled by a fascist regime (Trump/Pence) set on reshaping society in a way that will be catastrophic for humanity and the planet. | more...

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Wednesday August 29, 2018 02:45 pm EDT
A decline in trust. We're losing opportunities to get to know each other. We spend all kinds of time and money creating our own private, secluded spaces, both in the physical world and online, where we don't have to encounter people who look or think differently than we do. | more...

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Wednesday August 29, 2018 09:21 am EDT
"The most important problem facing Americans today" is that we have so many problems that rotate in and out of first place that we cannot choose and therefore cannot answer the question. The second part of the question is easier (for me). Atlanta's most important problem is a subset of a national pr... | more...

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Wednesday August 29, 2018 08:53 am EDT
The most important problem facing Americans today is the pervasive ideology of white settler colonialism. By this I mean that we live with a way of thinking brought over to America that goes back as far as the English Reformation in the 16th century — the belief that God has ordained a select group ... | more...


Non-Profits

Food

From the website:

Giving Kitchen provides emergency assistance to food service workers through financial support and a network of community resources.

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Non-Profit Organization

Hands On Atlanta helps individuals, families, corporate and community groups find volunteer opportunities at more than 400 nonprofit organizations and schools. | more...

Non-Profit Organization

Hosea Feed The Hungry and Homeless was founded in 1971 by civil rights icons Rev. Hosea and Juanita T. Williams. Its mission is to rescue, restore, and re-stabilize at-risk and homeless individuals and families so they can thrive and become self-sufficient. | more...

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The well-connected nonprofit helped make the city's most popular greenspace what it is today. Start here for more information about exploring the intown gem. | more...

Non-Profit Organization

The 23-year-old nonprofit has planted more than 68,000 trees in metro Atlanta and now is planning the city's first arboretum - or "tree museum" - along the Beltline. Trees not only are beautiful and provide shade, but they also reduce the effect of the “urban heat island” a... | more...

Non-Profit Organization

From the United Way website:

"United Way of Greater Atlanta brings together people and resources to tackle complex issues and drive sustainable positive change to help our community thrive.

For individuals and organizations that want to help improve the health of their community – United Way is th... | more...

Non-Profit Organization

The organization aims to help empower African Americans with education, job training, housing, financial literacy classes, and other services. | more...

Non-Profit Organization

Eclectic music programming (including blues, soul, hip-hop, bluegrass, folk, global, gospel, Latin, and Americana) as well as progressive news. | more...

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Formerly the Oakhurst Community Garden Project, the Wylde Center now uses gardening to teach environmental awareness. | more...


Activist Groups

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Georgia

Recommended by Priscilla Smith, Robert Franklin, and Our Revolution Georgia

Antifa Atlanta

Recommended by Our Revolution Georgia

Black Lives Matter

Recommended by Saira Raza and Elizabeth Corrie

C4 Atlanta

Recommended by Saira Raza and Priscilla Smith

Concerned Black Clergy

Recommended by Robert Franklin

Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-Georgia)

Recommended by Ruwa Romman and Rev. Fahed AbuAkel

Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta

Recommended by Robert Franklin

Georgia Association of Latino Elected Officials (GALEO)

Recommended by Our Revolution Georgia and Jerry Gonzalez

Georgia Alliance for Social Justice

Recommended by Priscilla Smith

Georgia Peace and Justice Coalition

Recommended by Priscilla Smith

Housing Justice League

Recommended by Saira Raza

JVP Atlanta (Jewish Voice for Peace)

Recommended by Rev. Fahed AbuAkel

March for Our Lives - Georgia

''See CL's profile on the Georgia March for Our Lives [/content-409692-The-Kids-Are-Alright|here}

New Georgia Project

Recommended by Priscilla Smith

Radio Free Georgia (WRFG 89.3 FM)

WRFG Atlanta 89.3FM. Radio Free Georgia. One of our best sources for local progressive media. My participation as a listener and volunteer with the station has been fundamental in my political education and community activism. In its 45 years, WRFG has and continues to broadcast the voices and information of those who experience oppression and exploitation and those who resist it. - Christopher Hollis

RefuseFascism.org

Recommended by Priscilla Smith and Jack Turner

Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ-Atlanta)

Recommended by Elizabeth Corrie

Southern Christian Leadership Conference

Recommended by Our Revolution Georgia

Southerners on New Ground (SONG)

If you want to learn more about the challenges facing immigrants, I would recommend the Atlanta-based group Southerners on New Ground. - Ryan Vizzions

WonderRoot

Recommended by Saira Raza



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