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Out and About in Atlanta Oct. 24-30-2014

Your arts & entertainment calendar for metro Atlanta. This is an abbreviated listing. Listings may change without notice. Send your entertainment or arts listing to: newsroom@theatlantavoice.com

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Bronze Lens Celebrates Five Incredible Years

In five short years the Bronze Lens Film Festival of Atlanta has established itself as one of the premier film festivals for independent filmmakers of color. As an eyewitness to this festival from the beginning, each year it gets bigger and better. From Oct. 22-26, Bronze Lens will celebrate five years with more industry panels, more networking opportunities and films from filmmakers across the U.S. and aboard.

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Family and creativity fuel Marlon Wayans’ success

Following the advice of his brother, Keenen, to not sit around and wait for Hollywood, Marlon Wayans has firmly established his own identity as an actor, writer, producer, director and stand-up comedian.

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Dear White People’ conveys complexity of contemporary race relations

“Dear White People, the minimum requirement of black friends to not seem racist has just been raised to two.

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The Metro Board - Oct. 17-23-2014

(News and information about the people and organizations working to make Metro Atlanta a better place to live. Send your items for this page to: newsroom@theatlantavoice.com).

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DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis:

Win or lose is his political future over?

The long protracted, complex and often time heated corruption trial of DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis showed some signs of heading towards a mistrial Wednesday morning. That is what many trial watchers are thinking after jurors were ordered to resume deliberations.

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Korean Wig Shop Owners Feel Pinch of Globalization

ATLANTA — For decades, South Korean immigrants have dominated the U. S. wig industry — a niche they carved out in part by winning over the African American market. Not only was competition relatively scarce, but their ties to textile manufacturers in South Korea put them in a unique position to fill a void in beauty supplies targeting African Americans.

Ebola’s Other Consequence: Conservative Fear-Mongering

The world is rightly on edge over the latest appearance of the lethal Ebola virus. President Obama has committed American troops and millions of American dollars to help those countries in West Africa where it threatens to reach epidemic levels. The diagnosis two weeks ago that Thomas Duncan, a Liberian national visiting relatives and friends in Dallas, was suffering from the virus (he died last week) raised alarm bells throughout the country, prompting government officials and the medical community to check and re-check the multi-faceted preventative “screen” they’ve assembled to defend against the virus.

Banks are now robbing people

Remember the old movies where the outlaws robbed banks for a living, or the gangsters did “bank jobs” as they moved from town to town?  Noted bank robber, Willie “The Actor” Sutton is said to have responded to the question, “Why do you rob banks?” by replying, “Because that’s where the money is.”  Indeed, banks are where the money was and still is.

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Morehouse hosts Albany State for homecoming; CAU hosts Benedict

Expect traffic delays in the area of the Atlanta University Center Saturday as two grid-iron clashes will take place at the same time. Morehouse and Spelman Colleges will be celebrating homecoming which always brings an overcapacity crowd to game. The Maroon Tigers will be hosting Albany State Rams (3-2). Kick-off is at 2 p.m. The homecoming parade starts at 9 a.m. and will proceed from Westview Drive to Joseph P. Lowery Blvd.

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Should white mom be paid for brown baby mistake?

What is the price of being forced to raise a brown baby?

It's an unusual question, arising from an unusual lawsuit prompted by an insemination gone wrong. And it has set off an extraordinary discussion touching on sensitive issues of race, motherhood, sexuality and justice, though the debate begins with one basic premise: You should get what you pay for.

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Unequal Pay: Must be a lot of good karma out there

NEW YORK (AP) - Don't ask for a raise. Keeping quiet will give you “superpowers'' that will translate into employer trust and other “good karma'' that will eventually come back around to your purse.

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New $3.7B gas line proposed for Ala., Ga., Fla.

ATLANTA (AP) - A proposal to build a $3.7 billion pipeline system carrying natural gas into Florida is raising complaints from Georgia residents - including media mogul Ted Turner - who say they'd face environmental costs while others get the benefits.

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At 90, Jimmy Carter is back campaigning in Georgia

ALBANY, Georgia (AP) - It's been more than four decades since Jimmy Carter campaigned across Georgia and asked voters to make him governor.

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Out and About in Atlanta Oct. 17-23-2014

(Your arts & entertainment calendar for metro Atlanta. This is an abbreviated listing. Listings may change without notice.) (Send your entertainment or arts listing to: newsroom@theatlantavoice.com.)

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Grill Your Way Into Fall with Liberty Burgers

(Family Features) The weather is getting cooler, but that doesn’t mean grilling season has to burn out. In fact, according to the Hearth, Patio and Barbecue Association, 60 percent of grillers are now cooking outdoors year-round, so fall grilling season is just heating up.

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Your Voice 10-17-13-2014: With the death of the first Ebola victim here in the U.S., do you think we are doing enough to secure ourselves from the Ebola epidemic?

With the death of the first Ebola victim here in the U.S., do you think we are doing enough to secure ourselves from the Ebola epidemic?

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The Metro Board - Oct. 10-16-2014

Early Voting Begins Monday, Oct. 13 for November 4 General and Special Election

(News and information about the people and organizations working to make Metro Atlanta a better place to live. Send your items for this page to: newsroom@theatlantavoice.com).

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It’s the Old vs The Young For Governor

Deal, Carter focus on ethics, economy in debate

PERRY, Ga. - Republican Nathan Deal accused Democrat Jason Carter of being inexperienced and unproven, while Carter zoned in on ethics complaints against the incumbent and Georgia’s uneven economic recovery Tuesday, as the candidates sharpened their messages during their first head-to-head debate.

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Critics were Right about Obama’s Incompetence

During the past six years, some Republicans and conservatives have described President Obama and his administration as totally incompetent. I have harshly criticized those who would use such incendiary language because it showed total disrespect for the office of the presidency.

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