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A Time to Stand Up and Represent

Beginning in the early eighties, Black people across the country streamed to Atlanta drawn by its job opportunities, affordable housing, and Black political clout.

Low-Income Children to get shafted by Congress

Congress is about to strike a deal that takes care of seniors and doctors but leaves low-income and “at-risk” children short.

To Be Equal: Inequity in Education Funding Shortchanges America’s Future

“That all citizens will be given an equal start through a sound education is one of the most basic, promised rights of our democracy.

The Trouble With Truth

Don’t Forget How You Got Where You Are

Have you noticed how some cultures are better at passing on family and generational history than others?

Spiritually Speaking….. Forgiven and Forgive

I am re-reading a book that I highly recommend by Beth Moore, Jesus, the One and Only. It reminds me rather vigorously that forgiveness is still a critical concept in the life of so many so called Christians, who profess faith as their spiritual cornerstone.

I Had a Heart Attack

Nothing was more startling than when a cardiologist looked me directly in the eyes and said matter-of-factly: “It looks like you had a heart attack.” I was dumbfounded. When? Where? How much damage was done? Why didn’t I know it?

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The Bath Truth

A multi-sensorial playground to nurture baby’s development

Family Features) From bath time to bedtime, there are a number of rituals parents participate in with their children that bring them closer together. These small acts provide a sense of security to little ones and serve as family bonding time.

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OUT and About in Atlanta Mar.28 - Apr. 2-2015

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

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March Madness: Race, Sports and Money

The NCAA men’s basketball tournament, better known as “March Madness” is back

A total of 68 teams compete in a single-elimination game format highlighted by the “Sweet 16,” the “Elite 8” and the “Final Four” from which a champion is crowned.

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Drink Up Natural, Refreshing Beverages

For years, health professionals have touted the many benefits found in nature – especially in fruits such as watermelon. But with hectic schedules, it can be hard to reap the rewards of these power foods.

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WARNER BROS. RECORDS LEGENDARY ARTIST, NILE RODGERS, RELEASES NEW SINGLE "I'LL BE THERE" AVAILABLE ON ITUNES

Last night, Nile Rodgers appeared on AMERICAN IDOL XIV as a guest mentor and treated fans to a 30 second sneak peak of CHIC's highly anticipated official music video "I'll Be There."

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Howard University Inaugurates 17th President

Changes at Historically Black University

“I’m just glad that we have someone of his intellect, character and talent who has the kind of love for students and love for this university.” – Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, A Howard alum

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Counting the Victims of Police Violence

Current data showing police violence by state is incomplete

As Eric Holder ended his tenure as U.S. Attorney General, he said, “The troubling reality is that we lack the ability right now to comprehensively track the number of incidents of either uses of force directed at police officers, or uses of force by police,” he said, at a Martin Luther King Jr. Day event. “This strikes many – including me – as unacceptable.”

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YOUR VOICE: What do you think should happen to DeKalb County police officer Robert Olsen who shot and killed Anthony Hill, a naked, unarmed man? And what do you think will happen?

Leslie Woods, Stone Mountain Nothing. Honestly, I think he should be made the example of…When the people of authority, who’re there to protect and serve society, start killing people, unarmed people who can not defend themselves against your guns and your bombs and everything else, you’ve taken things entirely too far…YOU killed a NAKED MAN! What the (bleep) is he hiding!? What kind of threat is he posing, for real?”

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Georgia General Assembly 2015

Meeting set on proposed Ga. medical marijuana bill

State Rep. Allen Peake said Monday he will make a pitch to a powerful Senate committee later this week to meld two widely-divergent medical marijuana bills passed by the upper and lower chambers of the General Assembly.

Metro Atlanta News Briefs

Atlanta voters approve $250 million bond package

Although they never knew what specific projects the $250 million bond packaged would fixed, Atlanta voters passed a bond package aimed at fixing aging infrastructure such as roads, bridges, sidewalks and buildings.

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188 Years of Black Press Excellence in USA

In recognition of the 75th Anniversary of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), I believe it is important to emphasize both the historical and contemporary mission, value and success of the Black Press in America.

Blackonomics:

Political Frustration

Writing has been a catharsis for me since my “angry days” in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. I used to write “Last Poets” kind of stuff and just put it away afterwards.

Tell the EPA: First Do No Harm  

New Regulations for “Clean Power” Disproportionately Hurt Poor and Minority Communities

You’ve probably heard the familiar oath: “First, do no harm.”  It’s the pledge doctors are obliged to follow when treating an illness or injury. 

Spiritually Speaking….. Drop and Give Me 20

There is a perspective prevalent in our faith that our suffering is an integral part of God’s plan to ready us for the struggle of spreading the good news of Jesus Christ. Depending on your point of view you might think that to be a fact of faith. I just don’t believe it’s always true.

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