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Metro-Atlanta knows too well of the Black lives lost as a result of bigotry, given that the simmering emotions boiled over during the summer of 2020 at the CNN center. Murals across the city commemorate the martyrs of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. But what happens when the person behind the screen crying pools of tears and bleeding out on the pavement survives only as legend until Ralph Yarl flooded media outlets. Nevertheless, the lack of care for his case, both in terms of politically and morally, highlights, emphasizes and everything in between the extreme disparity within how The Land of the Free sees Black Americans: as specs of dirt.

Black Lives do not matter

Zioni Moore, Co-Copy Editor
May 5, 2023

Ralph Yarl, an innocent 16-year-old, continues in critical condition after a White man shot him several times. For a simple errand run, Yarl almost lost his life in the hands of Andrew Lester. So far, prosecutors have charged Lester on one account of assault and one account of armed criminal action. Yarl currently finds himself on the road to recovery.

Justice for Ralph Yarl

Lauren Lee, News editor
April 24, 2023
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