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Hosea Feed the Hungry serves thousands of meals


ATLANTA – Thousands of people were provided Thanksgiving meals by Hosea Feed the Hungry on Thursday.

An estimated 10,000 hot meals were served at the Georgia World Congress Center. It's a holiday tradition that both those receiving help and those giving said reminds them of the true meaning of Thanksgiving.

Ashley Martin recently lost her job and said she brought her son Isaiah to the annual Thanksgiving celebration hoping to teach him a valuable lesson that even those with very little still have a lot to be thankful for.

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Police: Gunman targeting homeless people in Atlanta


ATLANTA -- Someone is targeting homeless people and killing them while they sleep on the street, according to police. Two men are dead in two days, and both were shot multiple times.

Group holds Ferguson rally in downtown Atlanta


ATLANTA – Protesters rallying in Atlanta against the Ferguson grand jury decision continued their movement on Wednesday.

A small group gathered at Phillips Arena to demonstrate inside and out during the Hawks against Toronto.

Despite being drowned out by basketball fans, members of the group vowed to get their message across.

Mayor defends Atlanta police response during protests


ATLANTA -- Mayor Kasim Reed is defending the response of Atlanta police during protests on Tuesday night.

Protesters rallying against the grand jury's decision not to indict a Ferguson, Mo. police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed took to the streets of several cities across the U.S. on Tuesday.

In Atlanta, a group of protesters briefly blocked traffic on the Downtown Connector and marched through the city's streets. Police said 24 people were arrested, mainly on disorderly conduct charges.

Atlanta leaders react to Ferguson decision


ATLANTA -- Moments after the nation learned there would be no indictment from the grand jury in the shooting death of Michael Brown, local Metro Atlanta leaders reacted.

"This evening, a grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown. This announcement is likely to spark understandable feelings of frustration, not only in Ferguson, but across the country.

Fire Chief suspended after publishing anti-gay comments

Fire Chief suspended after publishing anti-gay comments

ATLANTA -- Atlanta's fire chief is suspended without pay after publishing a book calling homosexuality "unclean", "a sexual perversion", "vulgar", and "inappropriate".

The book titled Who Told You That You Were Naked? is on sale at Amazon.com. It was authored by Atlanta's Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran. The summary of the book refers to God's words to Adam in the Bible:

From God's perspective nakedness meant so much more. It meant condemnation and deprivation to his most precious creation-mankind. Though He reconciled Adam's condition by clothing him in coats of lambs' skin, Adam never got over what he had done. Condemnation has dominated ever since. Now we have a more permanent solution. We have been clothed with Christ! Redeemed men who carry the curse of condemnation and deprivation cannot fulfill their purpose as husbands, fathers, community and business leaders-world changers!

Social media stoking Ferguson protest movement


ATLANTA -- In the old days, civil rights organizers used bullhorns to marshal the troops. But today it's the power of the hash tag. Social media has become the dominant force of dissent.

The civil rights issues in Ferguson, Missouri are not new. And neither are the protests. But what is new is the way they're developing: organically, virally, and simultaneously all over the country through Facebook, Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter.

"Social media now is kind of our generation's way of talking to each other," said civil rights activist Zakkiyya Anderson. "We don't do as much grassroots stuff; we kind of blend it all together… the hash tag of something like #shutitdownatl. You can see it on your timeline; you can follow it; you can figure out what's going on."