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That Word is Power: A Black DHS Student's Response to White Classmates saying the N-word

That Word is Power: A Black DHS Student’s Response to White Classmates saying the N-word

April 30, 2020

Disclaimer: Strong language is used. When I was in the seventh grade, I was called a “nigger-bitch...

Decatur Education Foundation hosts online Tour deCatur

Decatur Education Foundation hosts online Tour deCatur

April 28, 2020

Gail Rothman, the Executive Director of the Decatur Education Foundation (DEF), announced on Mar. 12 the cancellation of the outdoor Tour deCatur, which was scheduled to happen on Mar. 14. Instead, the DEF is sponsoring a virtual version of the annual Tour deCatur, which will take place all during the month of April due to COVID-19 complications. 

Next year, for the first time, DHS will offer a black history course.

Black History becomes newest class at Decatur High School

December 2, 2019

Black History has become the newest class at Decatur High School. Advanced Placement U.S. History (APUSH) teacher Cassandra Black designed this class to come in place next year.

Decatur boys' cross-country team wins state championship

Decatur boys’ cross-country team wins state championship

November 11, 2019

The Decatur High School boys’ cross-country team won the 5-A state championship in Carrollton, Geo...

Decatur hosts Truth Racial Healing Circle

Decatur hosts Truth Racial Healing Circle

September 4, 2019

On Tuesday, Aug. 27, Decatur High School hosted its first Racial Healing Circle in the media center. The...

Decatur robotics team makes it to world championships

Decatur robotics team makes it to world championships

April 21, 2019

This past weekend, the Decatur High School robotics team, Global Dynamics, competed in the First Champions...

Community assesses racial inequity

Community assesses racial inequity

November 27, 2018

After an equity study found significant disparities between black and white students in disciplinary actions and academic placings, Decatur intends to be the first school district ever to tackle and achieve racial equity.

“The Hate U Give” tackles race, police brutality stunningly

“The Hate U Give” tackles race, police brutality stunningly

November 14, 2018

“The Hate U Give,” based on Angie Thomas' book of the same name, discusses racial issues in a surprisingly mature way while still entertaining its audience.

When this story was published, the top four candidates for the election were Mary Norwood, Keisha Lance-Bottoms, Peter Aman and Ceasar Mitchell.  However Caesar Mitchell is currently in 6th place, replaced by Cathy Woolard and Vincent Fort.

The race to replace Reed

November 30, 2017

Over a year of contentious campaigning is drawing to close as candidates have put up signs, met with voters and debated each other to win the votes of Atlanta’s citizens.

Annual Soapbox Derby returns to Madison Avenue

Annual Soapbox Derby returns to Madison Avenue

November 6, 2017

The annual Madison Avenue Soapbox Derby has returned to Oakhurst attracting almost 3,000 guests from the Atlanta area.

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