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Police mistrust still prevalent years later

For one night, all was well in Ferguson, Missouri. After a change in police command, violent protests decrying the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson suddenly gave way to peaceful demonstrations.

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McDonald’s confronts its junk food image

At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu.

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Metro Board (Aug22-28)

Community Forum to Combat Illegal Tire and Waste Dumping, Aug. 23

In 2012, more than 9 million tires were dumped in Georgia. More than 1600 were dumped in seven Atlanta neighborhoods alone.

Cops Kill at Least 2 Blacks Each Week

Occasionally, police officers behave in such as dastardly manner that it captures international attention. There was the 1997 famous video of four White LAPD officers taking turns clubbing and kicking Rodney King nearly beyond recognition after a high-speed automobile chase.

Black Americans’ Threat From Whites Wearing Badges

The disjointed, gap-laden manner in which Ferguson, Mo. Police Chief Thomas Jackson revealed the name of the police officer who shot 18-year-old Michael Brown to death – all the while alleging that Brown had robbed a convenience store a short time before their encounter – should convince any thinking person that that community’s White power structure is engaged in a cover-up.

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Spiritually Speaking….. No Pain, No Gain

There is a perspective in our faith that many subscribe to and it is that our challenges are an integral part of God’s plan to ready us for the struggle of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ.

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'Atlanta Exes'

members create own lane to fame

Torrei Hart’s career took a backseat for years to raise two children, allowing her then-husband Kevin Hart to pursue his comedy career. The two ultimately ended an eight-year marriage with divorce in 2011 after she says infidelity caused the split. By that time, Kevin’s career began to soar while Torrei struggled to get her comedy career back on track.

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OUT & ABOUT IN ATLANTA - August 22-28-2014

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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Hundreds Drawn to Atlanta by the Same Love

It was an eclectic bunch--retirees, school teachers, government workers, military wives, business owners, writers, a radio announcer and even a former star professional basketball player.

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Black High School coaching pioneers honored by local sports group

From 1931 to the end of the era of the 1960s, six men held sway over the athletic programs of the city’s historically all-black high schools turning young boys to men and doing it with little more than the widow’s mite.

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Sweet Ideas for Al Fresco Entertaining

(Family Features) You can heighten the fun of every outdoor gathering with the right nibbles, noshes and refreshments. A fruitful al fresco experience involves lively conversation with good friends, easy finger foods and tasty, versatile drinks that fit the laid-back atmosphere. For the hosts who long for a successful backyard bash, consider serving palate-pleasing Moscato.

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U.S. “Falling Further Behind” on Race Relations

Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the United States continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society.

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Two American Aid Workers Released From Atlanta Hospital

The prayers of the families and friends of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus were answered today (Thursday) when they were released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

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Officer suspended for pointing semi-automatic rifle at 'peaceful' protester

A Missouri police officer "relieved of duty" after pointing rifle, threatening protester's life. Police union lawyer: Incident is "unfortunate," officers are tired and "human"

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St. Louis police chief defends officers' action in fatal shooting of man

The man paces back and forth on a St. Louis street, yelling "Shoot me," as two armed police officers approach him. Less than 20 seconds after their arrival, the officers open fire, killing him.

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Trayvon Martin's mom to Michael Brown's: 'Neither of their lives shall be in vain'

In the days since Michael Brown was shot and killed, protests have filled the streets in Ferguson. But beyond the signs, marchers and tear gas, there's the pain and grief of a family. It's a pain Sybrina Fulton can relate to.

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Not just Ferguson: When the National Guard comes to settle civil unrest

They've served in every U.S. war since 1637. When natural disasters strike, they're often among the first to head to the epicenter. And now, National Guard members are trying to keep the peace in Ferguson, Missouri, as the city grapples with the shooting death of an unarmed teenager.

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Steve Ballmer becomes owner of LA Clippers

LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Clippers moved on from months of ugliness Tuesday, with Steve Ballmer officially becoming the team's new owner in a record $2 billion sale that ousted Donald Sterling as the NBA's longest-tenured owner.

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Dr. Valerie M. Rice breaking new ground

She becomes the first female president of Morehouse School of Medicine

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is breaking ground as the first female president of Morehouse School of Medicine at a time when the pressure is on the national health care industry to offer quality affordable health care.

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OUT & ABOUT IN ATLANTA - August 15-21-2014

(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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