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YOUR VOICE: What’s your reaction to BounceTV removing “The Cosby Show” from its schedule due to Bill Cosby admitting he purchased Quaaludes to use for seducing women?

James Pitts, Decatur “I understand it from a business standpoint, that if they don’t do something about it, it’ll be construed that they condoned what he did. It’s a business decision.”

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JORDIN SPARKS PREMIERES OFFICIAL VIDEO TO TITLE-TRACK "RIGHT HERE RIGHT NOW”

Grammy-Nominated recording Artist, Jordin Sparks, has released the official video to her album titled track Right Here Right Now.

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Confederate Traitors Don’t Deserve to be Honored

Can you image waving a flag that honors Benedict Arnold, a name synonymous with treason?

Israel Feels Entitled to Ignore International Law

Each time that I hear about the negotiations regarding the future of Iran’s nuclear program I am struck by what is almost never mentioned.

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American Consumers Need Better Protection Understanding fraud prevention technologies

Data theft has become an issue that affects the lives of nearly everyone in the United States. At least six bills active in Congress this year aim to help mitigate problems with data security standards and practices.

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OUT and About in Atlanta July 10-16-2015

(Your arts & entertainment calendar for metro Atlanta. This is an abbreviated listing of events taking place in the metro area. Listings may change without notice. LN: Live Nation. TM: Ticketmaster. TA: Ticket Alternative.) (Send your entertainment or arts listing to: newsroom@theatlantavoice.com.)

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Election of Black Leader Helps Redeem Episcopal Church

The recent election of Bishop Michael Curry as the 27th presiding bishop of The Episcopal Church – the first African American to hold the denomination’s highest office – to succeed the church’s first female presiding bishop is expected to help atone for the church’s failure to take a more active role opposing slavery and Jim Crow laws.

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NNPA Celebrates 75th Year Informer’s Rolark Barnes Elected as Chairman

The black press boasts a long and colorful history and has weathered a host of storms since 1827 when “Freedom’s Journal” became the country’s first black-owned newspaper.

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From Child to Man in the Circus

Dressed sharply in a dazzling gold blazer and armed with a microphone and an infectious smile, Ringmaster Lucky Malatsi’s job is to keep audiences of the UniverSoul Circus excited, engaged and enthusiastic between the numerous acts -- and it is no small feat.

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Child Watch What Do We Do After Charleston?

“For in a warm climate, no man will labour for himself who can make another labour for him. This is so true, that of the proprietors of slaves a very small proportion indeed are ever seen to labor. "

Spiritually Speaking: God’s Got Your Back!

A while back, I heard Bishop T.D. Jakes of the Potters House preach a sermon that really caught my attention and resonates with me all the time. He reminded those in the audience that most of the bible was written from a jail cell.

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5 Freezer Hacks that Save Time & Money

Get ahead of back-to-school season with a food storage plan

As much as 30 to 40 percent of all food in North America is wasted, according to the United Nations Environment Programme. That’s about 20 pounds per person every month! In terms of money, that’s an alarming $165 billion in wasted food annually, according to the Natural Resources Defense Council.

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YOUR VOICE: Former Mayor Andrew Young says the problems we face don’t have anything to do with the Confederate flag. Do you think we should be worried about the flag or is it a waste of time?

Charity Hamidulah, Atlanta “I sort of agree with his opinion. For instance, on my way to my soccer game, I saw some man carrying a Confederate flag, right down Boulevard. It was a shock to see at first, but then I understand that you can’t always address the ignorance going on.

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For Black Homeowners, the Great Recession Is Not Over

Most economists agree that the Great Recession, sparked by the housing market crash, officially ended in 2009, but the fallout from the crisis will continue to hurt black families, especially black homeowners, for decades to come, according to a new report commissioned by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

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Beyond Charleston: 7 Steps Forward

They were our best, the pride of our country. The Charleston 9. They were college graduates, members of fraternities and sororities, a state senator, a librarian, ministers, all deeply committed to their church, faith, city, state and nation. In them a community found hope and dedicated service.

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2015 Toyota Sienna

If ever there was a scourge of the auto industry, it is a minivan. Most people don’t want to be caught dead in one. They are thought to convey a boring lifestyle, subservience to kids and the driver is viewed as an all-around gofer for the family.

To Be Equal One Nation, One Flag

“A house divided against itself cannot stand…I do not expect the Union to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided. It will become all one thing or all the other.” – President Abraham Lincoln, House Divided Speech, June 1858

Rewriting Confederate History

On their Website, the Sons of Confederate Veterans describe themselves as preserving the “history and legacy” of the Confederacy

July 1 brings dozens of new Georgia laws

July 1 brings the start of a new year for state government, and dozens of laws that go into effect for the first time.

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Healthy Living Begins with Ample Sleep

Taking steps to improve your mental and physical well-being may fall flat if you’re not spending enough time recharging your body.

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