Sunday, December 1, 2013

First Slice 12/1/13: Activists protest Walmart on Black Friday

Posted By on Sun, Dec 1, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Labor activists on Black Friday braved sleep-deprived TV shoppers and dropped by Atlanta-area Walmart stores, including the Vine City location, to urge the retail behemoth to pay its workers a living wage.

Suspended DeKalb County CEO Burrell Ellis, who has kept quiet since being indicted for allegedly pressuring vendors to make campaign contributions, now claims in legal filings that District Attorney Robert James and interim CEO Lee May did the same thing.

Think the next Atlanta Public Schools board has been decided? Nope! You need to return to the polls on Dec. 3.

Peter Kaplan, the legendary editor who made the New York Observer a must-read publication and helped launch the careers of too many young journalists to count, died on Friday. Here's a good look at some longform pieces by and about Kaplan. And here are reactions from the journalism community, including some writers he mentored.

Another passing: Paul Walker, the star of the "Fast and Furious" film series that recently shot in Atlanta, died after a car crash in Los Angeles.

Is Puerto Rico, the U.S. commonwealth where your humble correspondent just spent four days relaxing with his bride on a honeymoon, the next Detroit?

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