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Past articles by La'Raven:

Woman Suspected In Wendy's Arson After Rayshard Brooks Shooting Arrested

The Fulton County Sheriff's Office Fugitive Unit arrested Wendy's arson suspect Natalie White on Tuesday. An arrest warrant was issued for White by Atlanta → Read More

Georgia Senate Approves Hate Crimes Bill

The Georgia Senate approved hate-crimes legislation on Tuesday. The Senate approved the measure 47-6, and it now goes to the House for their vote. → Read More

Atlanta Protests Turn Violent: Police Cars, Local Restaurants Damaged

Anger, sorrow and fear can be felt around America as demonstrators demand justice in the recent killings of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. → Read More

Zoo Atlanta To Reopen With COVID-19 Safety Procedures

Zoo Atlanta will reopen Saturday with new safety protocols and procedures. Officials hope the changes will help prevent the spread of COVID-19. → Read More

Tyler Perry To Reopen Studios With Housing For Production Crews, Staff

Tyler Perry Studios is set to reopen in a limited capacity. A studio spokesperson says the changes will include temporary housing on-site for production → Read More

Government Plans To Ban Flavors Used In E-Cigarettes — Amid Vaping-Related Illnesses, Deaths

Last week, the FDA disclosed a criminal probe into electronic cigarettes as the number of vaping-related illnesses climbed. The enforcement action → Read More

On Second Thought For Monday, Aug. 26, 2019

Georgia Power is on track to close its coal ash ponds by sometime next year, and who regulates that process could change soon. The federal EPA wants to → Read More

Travel Channel's Spirited 'Ghost Brothers' Dying To Chase The Departed

Picture this: It's Friday night. You're all alone and suddenly hear creepy noices — maybe even see shadows from the corner of your eye. Who ya gonna call? → Read More

Atlanta Offers Alternative To Georgia's Ban Of Removing Confederate Monuments

Two years ago, far-right groups gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, to oppose the city council's decision to remove a statue of Confederate General → Read More

Tracing The Origins Of — And Resistance To — Slavery In The U.S., 400 Years Later

This year marks 400 years since the transatlantic slave trade began. On Aug. 20, 1619, a ship carrying the first enslaved Africans to what became the → Read More

Georgia Author Explores Toxic Masculinity In Memoir, 'The Man They Wanted Me To Be'

When Jared Yates Sexton ’s grandma researched their family tree, she discovered a long line of “scofflaws, debtors, drunkards and out-and-out criminals.” → Read More

Diversity On Display: Art Installation Sparks Conversation Among Newnan Residents

If art is supposed to start conversations, then “Seeing Newnan” is working. The project mounted 19 large-scale photographs of residents on buildings around → Read More

The Roots And Effects Of Housing Segregation — And Why It Persists In Georgia Today

A report by financial news and content company, 24-7 Wall Street, identifies the 25 most-segregated cities in America. Four are in Georgia, and one of → Read More

Emergency Funding Approved To Avert Atlanta's HIV Housing Crisis

As federal money pours into Georgia to end new HIV infections, hundreds of people living with HIV and AIDS are being threatened with eviction. Nonprofit → Read More

Atlanta-Based Photographer Captures 'Abandoned Atlanta'

Jeff Hagerman is into ruins. The Atlanta-based photographer is an urban explorer who squeezes through cracked windows or unhinged doors to access what → Read More

Ed Dwight Was The First Black Astronaut Candidate For NASA. Here's Why He Never Flew

All week, On Second Thought has shared stories about people whose unsung contributions to the Apollo 11 mission 50 years ago. One of those pioneers is 85 → Read More

Pioneering Mathematician Reflects On Working For NACA, The Precursor to NASA

British astronomer Fred Hoyle first used the term "Big Bang Theory" on a BBC radio program in 1949. Here in the U.S., Americans were hitting their stride → Read More

Meet Lonnie Johnson: Scientist And Inventor Of The Super Soaker

As GPB continues “Chasing the Moon” during a commemorative week celebrating the Apollo 11 launch 50 years ago this week, On Second Thought is joined by → Read More

A Theater Experience In Athens For the Deaf And The Hearing

Live stage productions and plays can frustrate the deaf community. That’s why a pair of University of Georgia alumni decided to create their non-profit, → Read More

Afua Richardson On World Of Wakanda, DragonCon And 'RUN'

Originally aired on August 29, 2018: Afua Richardson is an artist, musician, and performer who is working on several high profile projects. She's one of → Read More