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Decatur students get historic marker approved to memorialize MLK’s arrest, release

November 19, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

The DHS students met with city leaders and activists to campaign for a new marker to highlight King’s ties to Decatur. The City of Decatur Commission formally backed the students’ proposal, signing on as a sponsor along with the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights, a local community activism organization.

DeKalb cities try to balance Halloween fun with safety

October 22, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Most years, Halloween is a mix of a little fear with a lot of fun. However, the threat of COVID-19 and super-spreader events has shifted how the holiday will look in 2020.

Decatur contributes $5K to anti-racism art project

September 11, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Decatur will contribute $5,000 to an “Art for the People” public art project proposed by the Beacon Hill Black Alliance for Human Rights to capture the story of indigenous and African people.

How can Decatur fix its affordable housing problem?

August 21, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

In a part of metro Atlanta where just 4% of the 26,000 residents both live and work in the city, Decatur officials have set stricter rules for developers in an effort to address the affordability problem.

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