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Unsung civil rights heroes looking to get their Records cleared in South Carolina

Fifty- four years after nine junior college students in Rock Hill, South Carolina were arrested and imprisoned for trying to integrate a city lunch counter, they return to a circuit court hearing January 28 hoping to officially clear their records and restore their good name. 

Is Obama Trying to Kill Black Colleges?

Is Barack Obama, the nation’s first African American president, trying to kill Historically Black Colleges and Universities?

The ‘Real’ Dream Speech

I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character. I have a dream today!

BBB’s Smart Consumer Resolutions For 2015

Better Business Bureau urges you to protect yourself from most fraud and scams in 2015 and beyond, by adding a few “smart consumer” resolutions to your list.

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Black Communities Should Not Expect Much from Black Republicans

Black Republicans made history during the midterm elections in November by winning in Texas, South Carolina and Texas, but political analysts wonder if the victories will have any long-term impact on the future of the GOP in the Black community.

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The King Center Celebrates the 30th National M.L. King Jr. Birthday

The King Center is commemorating the 30th Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration this year with a special focus on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

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Morehouse Tigers back home after successful three-day road swing

The Morehouse Maroon Tigers, who ended the so-called first half of play in the 2014-15 season at 2-7, began the all-important January–February run to the March 2-7 SIAC tourney in Birmingham, Al., like a house afire.

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OUT and About in Atlanta Jan. 16-22-2015

(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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Assignment: The Scion tC is just right for city driving

With a new upgraded sound package, the 2014 tC has Millennial written all over it. It’s not necessary a vehicle that this boomer would normally consider buying for myself, but that didn’t stop me from enjoying driving it.

2 Tuskegee Airmen die in Los Angeles at 91

Two members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen have died in Los Angeles. Relatives say Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey, both 91, died last Monday in their Los Angeles homes.

Union seeks election among Delta Air Lines flight attendants

The International Association of Machinists says it has enough support from Delta Air Lines flight attendants to force a union-representation election.

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Food For the Soul--The Rustin Lorde Breakfast

In 1992 I left Brooklyn, NY boarding the “midnight train to Georgia” to begin a new life with my partner Lenny. We knew less than four residents between us so I went about feverishly searching for Black LGBTQ community.

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YOUR VOICE: What do you think we will be talking about and what do you think we should be talking about in 2015?

“I have the same answer for both; I feel we will be talking about race relations and empowering our youth for 2015.”

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News BRIEFS - JAN 9-15-2015

Board approves GSU, Georgia Perimeter merger proposal

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has approved a proposal to merge Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College.

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The Rumble in DC

Republicans take full control of US Congress as clashes loom

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans took control of both chambers of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, setting the stage for fierce partisan battles that could consume the final two years of Barack Obama’s presidency.

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Senator Ed Brooke Doesn’t Get his Due

Sandwiched between the deaths of former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo and popular ESPN sportscaster Stuart Scott, the passing of former Massachusetts Senator Edward W. Brooke III at the age of 95 did not get nearly the attention it deserved.

Is Black America Better Off Under Obama?

“Like the rest of America, Black America, in the aggregate, is better off now than it was when I came into office,” said President Obama on December 19, in response to a question by Urban Radio Networks White House Correspondent April Ryan.

Scalise Should be Removed from House Leadership

After a phenomenal election last November in which Republicans increased their margins in the House and took control of the Senate, the expectation was that congressional Republicans would prove to the country that they could lead like mature adults. But as the adage goes, “they never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity.”

Spiritually Speaking: 2015, All About A Giving Attitude

A lot of us have an unspoken perspective when it comes to tithing. We don’t always see it the way the pastor explains it. It sounds a little like a “here we go again thing” rather than a “here’s our chance to give back thing.”

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Show Your Heart Some Love

Wellness tips for body, mind and heart

(Family Features) Each day offers new opportunities to make choices that impact your health and overall wellness. Though hectic schedules can cause many of us to let healthy habits fall to the wayside, it is important that we give our bodies the attention and care they deserve.

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