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The return of Dave Chappelle

Looks like Dave Chappelle is making up for lost time.

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'Shield' actor Michael Jace pleads not guilty in wife's murder case

"Shield" actor Michael Jace, appearing in a Los Angeles court Wednesday, entered a not guilty plea in the slaying of his wife.

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Michelle Williams returns with video for 'Say Yes' featuring Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland

Today, Grammy winning songstress, songwriter and actress Michelle Williams released the highly-anticipated video for her hit song “Say Yes” (feat. Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland).

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Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn dies

The San Diego Padres have confirmed on Twitter that Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn has died.

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'Africa Rising'? Not really, unless we invest more in girls

hat factor has the power to transform individual lives, communities, nations and the world?

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Out & About in Atlanta (June 13 - 19)

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

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News Briefs: Commissioner wants results for Democratic Primary race thrown out

Fulton County Commissioner Robb Pitts is requesting a court to disqualify the results of last month’s election results because of a design err in the ballot.

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Insufficient Vitamin D Linked to Prostrate Cancer in Blacks

The relationship between melanin and vitamin D—the nutrient that sunlight provides—may explain why African American, Caribbean, and men of African ancestry have the highest rates of prostate cancer than anyone in the world, according to a new study.

Celebrating Black American Fathers 

The truth is that today there are millions of Black American fathers who are strong providers, nurturers, and loving fathers who are working diligently to contribute to improving the quality of life of their families.

Jim Crow’s Ancestors – and Children

At first glance, one might be hard-pressed to think that a recent opinion piece on the 1970s origins of the religious right as a political force and a new book on the causes of America’s founding, the war of independence of the 1770-1780 decades, would have much in common—beyond the fact that both were written by distinguished historians. 

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Educator Steve Perry to speak at CAU June 26

Renowned educator Steve Perry will deliver the keynote address during Clark Atlanta University’s Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work Annual Conference on Thursday, June 26 on campus (223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta 30314).

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State Bar of Georgia Swears in First African-American President

Atlanta’s Patrise Perkins-Hooker was installed as the first African -American (52nd overall) president of the State Bar of Georgia this week, during the organization’s annual meeting at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

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GOP struggles to recruit black voters, candidates

Like an eager date, Leo Smith showed up at Mount Zion First Baptist Church with a bouquet of flowers in hand.

MARTA Police Arrest Suspect in Shoving Incident

After a thorough investigation, the MARTA Police Department today arrested Loren Hooks, 43, of Atlanta and charged him with simple battery in connection with the June 7th incident involving a 68-year-old customer who was forcibly removed from a train stopped at the East Lake rail station. Mr. Hooks has been transported to the DeKalb County Jail.

Legendary Actress Ruby Dee Dead at 91

Ruby Dee, the award-winning actress whose seven-decade career included triumphs on stage and screen, has died. She was 91.

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Majority of African Americans now say Simpson was guilty

Twenty years after the start of the O.J. Simpson murder case, attitudes towards Simpson and towards race relations in the country have dramatically changed, according to a new national poll.

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Holder endorses shorter sentences for drug offenders now in prison

As many as 20,000 federal prisoners could see their sentences shortened under a new proposal by the Justice Department.

Audra McDonald Makes Tony History

Audra McDonald made Broadway history when she won the Tony for best lead actress in a play for her portrayal of blues legend Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill." McDonald's sixth Tony made her the first person to win in four different acting categories.

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Comedian Tracy Morgan critical but responsive after weekend crash

Comedian Tracy Morgan remained in critical condition early Monday following a weekend car wreck, but the actor's publicist said he's showing signs of improvement.

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Out & About in Atlanta (June 6 - 12)

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

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