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By Tammy Joyner

One of the roads to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for Joe Biden runs along Tara Boulevard to somewhere in downtown Jonesboro, Ga., the county seat of Clayton County.

More importantly, Clayton will likely part the Red (states) Sea region that is the south and defiantly plant the region’s lone blue state.

Until this election, the south metro Atlanta county was most famously known for being the setting for Flapper-era writer Margaret Mitchell’s blockbuster fiction Gone With the Wind, a novel whose worldwide sales are eclipsed only by the Bible.

But in America’s post-election days, the county of 300,000 is enjoying its 15-minutes of fame. It has become the darling of social media and national newscasts. CNN’s John King proclaimed the county “progressive, growing, and diverse.” …


Joe Biden stutters. So did the king of England. In fact, Hollywood fashioned an entire movie on King George VI’s efforts to overcome his speech impediment.

So it’s grating to see the current White House Occupant trying to make his opponent look like a doddering fool in TV ads.

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Biden is known for his gaffes which have alarmed some voters who believe he’s suffering from some form of mental decline. The current White House Occupant has seized on that and turned Biden’s faux pas into cringeworthy TV ads. …


Corporate America steps up to fight the pandemic

By Tammy Joyner

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Corporate America may be the key to saving the United States from the pathogen — and the president.

As coronavirus cases skyrocket, dozens of companies have instituted “no-mask, no-entry” policies: Aldi’s. Bed Bath & Beyond. CVS. The Home Depot. Target. Walgreens. Kroger. Winn Dixie. Walmart. Sam’s Club. Publix and more.

On their heels?

President Trump finally capitulated on Monday imploring Americans to “wear a masks, social distance and repeatedly wash your hands.” …


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By Tammy Joyner

Going forward, Corporate America may be the key to saving the United States from the pathogen — and the president.

As coronavirus cases skyrocket, dozens of companies have instituted “no-mask, no-entry” policies: Aldi’s. Bed Bath & Beyond. CVS. The Home Depot. Target. Walgreens. Kroger. Winn Dixie. Walmart. Sam’s Club. Publix and more.

On their heels?

President Trump finally capitulated on Monday, imploring Americans to “wear a mask, social distance, and repeatedly wash your hands.” …


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By Tammy Joyner

The Founding Fathers may have done us a disservice in their campaign to stake their independence from King George III.

In their efforts to craft a new experiment called America, they hammered out one rather lofty entitlement:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The founders were essentially at least a century or two ahead of their time since the concept of happiness really didn’t come into being until the mid-20th century for most of the world. I was introduced to that fact by my ex-husband, a French-African, who scoffed at the uniquely American ideal — one I naively believed was shared by most of the world. …


By Tammy Joyner

Over the years, Clayton County, Ga. has unwittingly become the Poster Child of all that’s wrong with metro Atlanta. At least according to local media. Whenever there were shootings or murders or anything bad or odd, TV cameras and reporters headed to south metro Atlanta county to tell the story disregarding the fact that other counties had similar problems.

As a result, Clayton has endured a lot of hardship and humiliation but it is a fighter. A warrior.

Nowhere is that resilience more evident than the Class of 2020.

Members of the college graduating class were born in the middle of the dot-com bust (I’m the proud Mama of one). The high school class began entering the world less than six months after 9/11. …


Dear Hollywood,

You got served last night.

Once Upon A Time, Hollywood, you were the mecca of originality, creativity.

Not anymore.

You’ve been lingering too long in remakes, sequels, prequels and the like. You’ve grown stale. Even the long-adored period pieces are history. Period.

What’s the Matter? Has the MAGA-infused mood of the country unnerved you enough to have you sauntering to the past for sources of inspiration?

Parasite shows what you can do when you’re hungry and really, really want to give your audience what it craves. …

About

Tammy Joyner

Tammy Joyner is an Atlanta freelance journalist who writes about the workplace, social justice, current events, pop culture, genealogy and business news.

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