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Same Old Problem, Same Old Response

In 1983, it was Michael Stewart, 25. He was a graffiti artist who was beaten to death in police custody in New York.  No one paid a price for his death. On the day of Stewart’s arrest, the Committee Against Racially Motivated Police Violence was holding a news conference. There were vigils. That was 31 years ago.

A Perverted View of Black on Black Crime

In the aftermath of a Black teen being killed in Ferguson, Mo., former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was asked a simple question on the NBC television’s “Meet the Press.” Do you think that Blacks have a legitimate complaint about racial discrimination by police in their communities?

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Two Rare Civil Rights-era Photo Exhibitions at The High

The works of Gordon Parks and Leonard Freed featured

The High Museum is offering a one-two punch with two separate dynamic photography exhibitions featuring the works of photographer/filmmaker Gordon Parks and photographer Leonard Freed.

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OUT and About in Atlanta Dec. 05-11-2014

(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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Bill Cosby hunkers down as rape scandal rages

After Bill Cosby settled a civil lawsuit in 2006 alleging that he'd repeatedly sexually assaulted a woman, his image as America's dad may have been temporarily tarnished, but was far from destroyed.

Harvard and UNC sued over their admission policies

Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation.

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Obama inflames divisive debate on 'net neutrality'

Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.

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The Impact of Herman J. Russell, (1930 – 2014)

It would be extremely difficult or next to impossible to measure the true impact of the legacy of Atlanta business titan Herman J. Russell who passed this past Saturday at the age of 83 after a brief illness.

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Black Democrats bemoan decision to run from Obama

Some black political leaders think Democratic candidates who distanced themselves from President Barack Obama sapped the enthusiasm of African-Americans in states where they anchor the party’s base.

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THE METRO BOARD: NOV.21-27- World AIDS Day Activities in Atlanta

Atlanta will recognize World AIDS Day, Dec. 1 with several activities which will kick off Thursday, Nov. 20.

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Dress Up Your Party for the Holidays

(Family Features) Delicious food, fine wine, friends and family. These are a few of everyone’s favorite things during the holiday season. Luckily, there are a few ways to help you host the ultimate party with family and friends this season without breaking the bank. Shoppers who switch to ALDI can save as much as 50 percent on products such as wine, cooking and baking necessities.*

Politics of the African American Community: Lessons from the Midterm Elections

“Republicans and Democrats both ran anti-Obama campaigns in the 2014 midterms. The Republicans won and the Democrats lost.” As an important demographic in key areas of the country African Americans are capable of influencing or determining the outcome of elections in major cities and several states. This importance is clear to the Democratic and Republican parties who both have a history of actively soliciting or attempting to suppress the African American vote. This ebb and flow of the relationship between the black community and the two parties dates back to Reconstruction and continues to this day.

Big Government’s War on Homeless Reveals Need for Compassionate Conservatism

When did big government begin taking food out of the mouths of the homeless?

In Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, a 90-year-old World War II veteran could go to jail for feeding the homeless. To control allegedly expanding homelessness, officials in that city enacted new laws last October discouraging public acts of charity. For “Chef Arnold” Abbott, who has fed the homeless on a weekly basis for 23 years, the fact that he didn’t also provide bathrooms, hand-washing stations and adhere to city-prescribed food handling rules imposed to make such acts of kindness procedurally difficult means he faces multiple violations that carry $500 fines and six-month jail terms.

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YOUR VOICE: What are your thoughts on the reemergence of rape allegations against Bill Cosby?

“I don’t see Bill Cosby, no more or no less, than I would a Bill Clinton or Obama or Bill Campbell or Shirley Franklin or Eddie Long; everybody had some type of controversial outrageous allegations pinned on them, be it true or not, and we’ve moved past it. This is not the first time Bill Cosby’s been accused of raping women and it was settled. So what brought about again, I don’t know and that makes me not want to put too much emotional hype into it.”

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Ask the Doc…..

“Is it ever possible to actually increase your sports performance as you age?”

In 2012, at the Aviva UK Olympic Trials and Championship at Alexander Stadium, 50-year-old Roald Bradstock, wearing the special performance foot orthotics I designed for him, won the silver medal in the javelin throw. He was only beaten by a 27-year-old. Roald is the oldest man to win a medal at the championships in almost 80 years.

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The South: Solid once again - for Republicans

With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas. Only a handful of Democrats hold statewide office in the rest of the Old Confederacy.

Cash And Carry Please

I have recently been getting an education about prayer. Be it my Bible study class or Sunday sermon, or simply a saint trying to answer my questions about the power of prayer. I’m finding ‘thank you’ is probably as powerful a verse as any. If I’ve got this right, blessings abound at birth. Life in its very essence is a gift from God to everyone, while everlasting life is also a reality given the blood contract signed by Christ.

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Lynch Nomination will Test Obama’s Relationship with New Congress

In what may be the first test of the GOP-controlled, United States Senate’s willingness to work with the White House, President Barack Obama nominated United States Attorney Loretta Lynch to succeed Eric Holder as the next attorney general.

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Employment Outlook for Black Males Improving

Last month’s black unemployment rate (10.9 percent) was more than twice the white unemployment rate (4.8 percent), but when it comes to key measures in the labor market, blacks and Latinos have experienced greater gains than whites over the past year, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

Metro Board (Nov.14-20-2014)

Fulton County Cooperative Extension Offers Food Safety Tips in the Event of a Power Outage

In the event that power goes out for an extended period of time in your neighborhood, Fulton County Cooperative Extension, the food preservation specialists and food safety specialists at the University of Georgia want you to know that the food in your refrigerator and freezer may be saved if you take special care during the outage.

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