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Blacks Now Finishing High School at Record Levels

After 30 years of little to no progress, black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history.

Blackonomics: Black Dollars Matter!

The protest slogans addressing our latest struggle for justice and equity compel me to come up with a new phrase.

Selma’s Lessons and Challenges

Last week, the nation marked the 50th anniversary of Selma’s Bloody Sunday, and the march from Selma to Montgomery that led directly to passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965. The movie ‘Selma’ has reminded millions of that momentous moment.

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APS Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen receives inaugural Phoenix Award during Selma’s 50th Anniversary Jubilee Celebration

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent and Selma native, Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen, received the inaugural Phoenix Award from The Sullivan and Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson Foundation and Museum, Inc. March 8, in Selma, AL.

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The Trouble With Truth

God Ordained Detours

Don’t be discouraged! Every journey in this life is fraught with detours of one kind or another.

Spiritually Speaking….. Change is Never Spare

Most of us would agree with the concept that one sure thing that we know about life is change.

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What it takes to call Detroit home for natives and newcomers

In 1950, Detroit had a population of 1.85 million. Today, 690,000 remain - a mere third of those who lived here when this was the fifth-largest city in America.

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OUT AND ABOUT: MAR. 13-19-2015

(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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Black Women Film Summit has successful opening

The inaugural Black Women Film Summit closed on Saturday at TIME Restaurant & Lounge in Atlanta with an awards presentation and celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Mahogany.

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The 50-Win Atlanta Hawks are the first team in the play-offs

After a stellar, almost storybook version first season, the magic for the Atlanta Hawks continues after the All-Star break despite a minor hiccup (loss to Philadelphia).

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Natural Ways to Sleep Better

Try tart cherry juice, among other simple tips

(Family Features) An estimated 50-70 million adults in the U.S. suffer from sleep disturbances, leaving many searching for natural, cost-effective solutions to improve sleep quality.

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Hawks Announce Plans to Celebrate Accomplishments of Dominique Wilkins

On March 5, the greatest Hawk in franchise history, Dominique Wilkins, will be honored in a private ceremony with the unveiling of a larger-than-life size statue.

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METRO BOARD (Feb.27-Mar.05-2015) Atlanta Alumnae Deltas Present Celebration of Women 2015 Awards

Honorees include Antoinette Tuff, a community hero, Judge Glenda A. Hatchett, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, Dr. Bernice A. King, and Sisters-in-Law Attorneys Janice and Davida Mathis.

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YOUR VOICE: After they reviewed the case, US Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice decided, this week, that they did not have enough evidence to pursue a case against Ron Zimmerma

Kalonji Changa, Smyrna “I think that it’s business as usual. The Department of Justice has never been on the side of Africans and other oppressed people and that there will never be justice on stolen land.”

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Unions Planning To Fight Back

US labor chief: It’s About Wages in 2016

Politicians of all ideologies have failed American workers in an era of rising corporate profits and declining wages, the top U.S. labor leader said Monday, vowing to pressure candidates running for president in 2016 to address the issue.

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NAACP Counsel Calls for Renewed Focus on Housing Segregation

Preventing future Fergusons will require dismantling the patterns of segregation established by decades of federal housing policies, Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF), told a gathering of law and social work students at the University of Maryland on Monday.

METRO NEWS BRIEFS Fe. 27 - Mar. 05-2015

Feud grows between father, partner of Bobbi Kristina Brown

While Bobbi Kristina Brown fights for her life, a feud has erupted over whether her partner can visit her in the hospital.

Medical marijuana bill clears hurdle in Ga. Legislature

A bill to legalize cannabis oil to treat seizure disorders and seven other debilitating health problems passed a key committee in the Georgia House on Monday but faces an uphill battle in the state Senate, even in its latest, watered-down version.

Twin Evils: Terrorism and Racism

There are two related violent phenomena in that are now getting renewed public attention and research around the world, as well as considerable debate and denial. The twin evils are terrorism and racism.

No ESEA Bill Is Better Than a Bad One

For 50 years Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) has been the primary source of federal funding targeted to schools to serve poor children.

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