Atlanta Area NAACP to Hold Pro-Bieber Protest, Calling It the Civil Rights Issue of Our TIme

The NAACP is planning a party to welcome Justin Bieber to Atlanta.

Calling it a rally for the civil rights of the Canandian-born pop star, NAACP officials say they're a believer in Bieber being able to buy a home anywhere he wants; even in Buckhead.

"It's a civil rights issue," an NAACP leader claimed. "If Buckhead can say no to Bieber Fever, who's next? Katy Perry? Miley Cyrus? Vanilla Ice?

Today, the NAACP stands for the National Association for the Advancement of Canadian People," the NAACP official continued. "We believe the Buckhead Coalition's planned demonstration is an assault upon the rights of minorities."

The Atlanta area NAACP say they organized the pro-Bieber protest after learning that the Buckhead Neighborhood Coalition intended to demonstrate in front of the home Justin Bieber hopes to purchase.

A new group, calling themselves the Clayton County African-American Leadership Forum (CCAALF) released a statement saying if Buckhead band Bieber, he's more than welcome in the south metro city of Riverdale.

"Justin Bieber is the new face of black America," a CCAALF representative said. "We welcome him with open arms as he cultivates his hip hop skills."

State Rep. Ed Lindsey Proposes Renaming Old National Hwy in Honor of Trayvon Martin

Coming on the heels of his idea to name the proposed city of South Fulton in honor of Martin Luther King, state Representative Ed Lindsey is out with another brilliant idea.

Lindsey wants to rename Old National Hwy. to Trayvon Martin Blvd.

Lindsey says the notion came to mind as he was getting gas at the BP service station on Old National, and saw a young man with Skittles in his hand.

"I don't go to colored communities much but when I do, I think of ways I can help," Lindsey said. "Lets help keep the spirit of Trayvon Martin alive. I think this neighborhood is a fitting reflection of Martin."

College Park officials were not immediately available for comment but Fulton Commissioner Bill Edwards welcomed the idea

"In South Fulton, we celebrate good things," he said while eating at the Dunkin Donuts on Old National. "Trayvon Martin was a good thing. I will support it."

The Old National Merchants Association, which considers Edwards an idol of sorts, said they would support it and rename themselves if the road was renamed.

However, don't expect Fayette County to start ordering signs to follow suit. Fayette County Commission Chairman Steve Brown has stated that they are working on their part of Old National to rename it after Real Housewives NeNe Leaks.

"The black women of this county remind me of her," Brown said. "I support Trayvon Martin and we could maybe name Fayette County High after him."

Sandy Springs to Consider Renaming Roswell Road H. Rap Brown Road In Honor of Civil Rights Leader

Fresh off the pavement, Georgia Road Kill picked up a new story concerning the north Fulton County city of Sandy Springs.

It seems municipal leaders are exploring a way to honor former Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) chairman H. Rap Brown; renaming Roswell Road, H. Rap Brown Road.

Sandy Springs officials hope to make a formal announcement in February to coincide with Black History Month.

Sources close to the talks say that while H. Rap has a turbulent history, including shooting two Fulton County Sheriff's deputies in 2000, the good Brown did far outweighs the bad.

"H. Rap Brown deserves to be recognized in our city," a high level official said. The official refused to be identified.

The source also added that this is one of the city's many efforts to demonstrate its diversity. There are also rumblings that North Springs High School may be renamed to honor Black Panther leader Huey P. Newton.

Keep logging on to Georgia Road Kill for more late breaking updates on stories others refuse to touch.

Howard Dean on Richard Sherman's Scream: "I Did Better Ten Years Ago in Iowa"

Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman late night scream, following his team's victory in the NFC Championship Game, was met with a yawn from a former presidential candidate with experience screaming on television.

2004 Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean wasn't impressed when shown Sherman's scream on video.

"I could do better," Dean said nonchalantly. "In fact, I did do better ten years ago in Iowa."

Dean, of course, was referring to his famous "I Have a Scream" speech, following a 3rd place finish in the Iowa Democratic Party caucuses.

"Sherman's scream was good. There can be no denying that," Dean said. "He just needs a little more work to reach my level."

Compare the two screams, side-by-side, and decide who is better at screaming:

Richard Sherman "I Have a Scream" speech

Howard Dean "I Have a Scream" speech

Georgia Gun Rights Group Announces Buyback Program in Exchange for Katy Perry Tickets, the gun rights organization that lauds itself as "Georgia’s no-compromise voice for gun owners", today offered a bit of compromise.

Any law-abiding citizen that turns in their gun will receive two tickets to Katy Perry's upcoming show in Atlanta.

Georgia Carry said they're sponsoring the gun exchange program because they are fed up with being demonized as America-hating, gun-toting whack jobs.

"Years of withering attacks have taken a toll on our members and their families," a Georgia Carry news release read. "We are encouraging everyone to turn in their guns, and leave the important job of policing the streets to local law enforcement officials.

"When seconds count, the police are only minutes away," the news release continued. "But that kind of inadequate police response time is what we pay taxes for."

The time and place for GeorgiaCarry's Pistols for Perry event has not been nailed down yet. Potential sites include the Gwinnett Gun Show and the Chickamauga Civil War Show.