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Atlanta Mayoral Race 2017

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 Monday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

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Wednesday on "Closer Look with Rose Scott":

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Earlier this month, the candidates in Atlanta’s mayoral race discussed a major issue the next mayor will have to address: housing.

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The event — held Sept. 6 at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church — was sponsored by the City for All Housing Coalition and the Transformation Alliance.  The event was live-streamed, and the audio of the candidates used in this report came from that live stream.

Atlanta rapper Killer Mike introduces Bernie Sanders at Morehouse.
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Organizers of the ONE Musicfest are holding a forum featuring Atlanta mayoral candidates.

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Rapper Killer Mike, talk show host Shelley Wynter and educator Joycelyn Wilson will be moderating the event Tuesday evening.

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The week before Labor Day is usually a vacation time for politics — but not this year.  

At Georgia's state Capitol, a big and diverse crowd gathered for the unveiling of a statue of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  The same week, a social media post appeared, in which a white Republican state lawmaker appeared to threaten a former Democratic lawmaker, who is African-American, with possible physical harm if she were to speak about removing Confederate monuments in South Georgia.

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