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Make Holiday Meals Smooth and Special

A holiday meal shared with family and friends is a special occasion, and it calls for special touches in the kitchen. Cooking with olive oil is one way to achieve exceptional flavors that taste as good as they are good for you.

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NNPA Black Press Honors Black Leaders

At a reception during the 45th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference, the National Newspaper Publishers Association honored five Black luminaries with its Leadership Awards.

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The Time is Ripe for Economic Justice - #BoycottChristmas

In his call for ‘Justice Or Else,’ the 20th Anniversary gathering of the Million Man March on October 10, in Washington, D.C., the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan also called for a boycott of Christmas

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Rare Journey to Israel Changes NFL Hall of Famer’s Life

For Chris Doleman, the NFL Hall of Fame is nothing compared to being baptized in the River Jordan.

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500 new citizens sworn in during Citizenship Day

In honor of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, the Atlanta Braves in conjunction with the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,

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YOUR VOICE: What are your thoughts about the possibility of casino gambling coming to Georgia?

John Asanga, Atlanta “Well from the business aspect of it I feel it’s beneficial as it will bring in a lot more revenue, a lot of tourists… But for the consumer it could also bring a lot of danger because of the different crowd… that would come along with a casino being built in Atlanta. With that being said, I think it should be built in Atlanta.

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Black Women Mobilizing for 2016 Vote

As the 2016 election cycle ramps up, Essence magazine and the Black Women’s Roundtable have teamed up to mobilize and re-energize Black women voters.

Metro BOARD: National Minority Prostate Cancer Association Launches ‘Check It & Correct It’ Campaign

The National Minority Prostate Cancer Association is kicking off its “Check It & Correct It” weekend in September to raise awareness about the deadly disease that affects African-American men at a disproportionate rate.

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Demonizing ‘Black Lives Matter’

Led by Fox News, conservatives are trying to discredit the #Black Lives Matter Movement by claiming incorrectly that it is a Black hate group that encourages the killing of police officers.

Black Unemployment Gets Lower and Lower

Labor Day just came and went, and the economy is doing fine. In the labor arena, the results for August 2015 equaled, nearly equaled or surpassed projections by most economic experts.

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President Obama Announces $175 Million in Apprenticeships

President Obama this week announced new opportunities for Americans to broaden their horizons and forge successful career pathways.

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Atlanta Falcons Season Opener

The Atlanta Falcons opened their 2015 season with a 26-24 victory over the Philadelphia Eagles.

CAU is home to Fort Valley this week; Morehouse hosts Johnson C. Smith

Clark Atlanta University Panthers (0-2) remains at home this weekend to face 1-1 Fort Valley State at 2 p.m. while 1-1 Morehouse takes on the 1-1 Golden Bulls of Johnson C. Smith, 7 p.m., at B.T. Harvey Stadium.

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OUT AND ABOUT: SEPT.18-24-2015

(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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Hidden Toxins Contaminate Black Homes

Consumers aren’t looking for health problems when they shop at dollar stores or keep older furniture, but a cocktail of chemicals seeping from these items offer exactly that.

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Spice Up Game Day

It’s “game on” this tailgate season with taste sensations that add an extra kick of flavor and spice, without having to go into overtime in the kitchen.

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Hell Date: Sanaa Lathan and Michael Ealy Talk The Perfect Guy

Last September Idris Elba and Taraji P. Henson shook up theaters with No Good Deed. In the Will Packer-produced thriller, Elba had female fans screaming in fear, not passion, offering proof that the devil can indeed come in a very seductive package.

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Feds Launch Pilot College Program for Prisoners

Brandyn Heppard usually arrives 30 minutes early for his visits to Northern State Prison in Newark, N.J. He puts his pre-approved belongings in a clear plastic bag made on-site and signs his name in the visitor logbook.

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YOUR VOICE: Did the marriage clerk in Kentucky, Kim Davis, deserve to be jailed for exercising her rights in deny marriage licenses to gay couples?

Coralee Hall, Atlanta “Absolutely she deserved to be jailed because she swore an oath of public office and when the law changed she was still sworn to her public office.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Atlanta airport security finds inert hand grenade, 3 guns

Security screeners at Atlanta’s main airport confiscated an inert hand grenade and three loaded firearms over Labor Day weekend.

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