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10 new fall TV shows worthy of a first-night look

It’s a time-honored rite harking back to an era of black-and-white TVs and the trio of networks whose programs they delivered: the grand unveiling of new fall fare.

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Ford Sponsors Second Season of ‘Finding Your Roots’

As fall arrives and your favorite shows return to the small screen, there’s only one television show to watch to learn more about the heritage and ancestries of 30 of today’s leading entertainers, athletes, chefs and media personalities, including Hip Hop Superstar Nas and Actor Courtney B. Vance.

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OUT & ABOUT IN ATLANTA - September 5-11-2014

(Your arts & entertainment calendar for metro Atlanta. This is an abbreviated listing. Listings may change without notice.)

Hip-hop moves as force for slain unarmed black man

Rappers are making their voices heard in the Missouri city where a white police officer killed an unarmed young black man, channeling hip-hop’s earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against injustice.

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Beat the Morning Meltdown Ways to prepare family for the day ahead

(Family Features) Mornings can be mayhem for moms. In fact, according to the Johnsonville Sausage Report, nearly half of moms say that mornings can be so hectic that most days everyone in the family needs to fend for themselves for breakfast.

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AV’s Georgia Book Reading List

There may be a summer and fall book season but for true book lovers reading books is for all seasons, all year long.

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Justin Thomas takes over at QB for Georgia Tech

Justin Thomas is ready to take plenty of hits as Georgia Tech's starting quarterback. It's all part of the job in coach Paul Johnson's spread option offense.

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Charges against Ferguson Cop are not guaranteed

US prosecutions not easy in police shootings

As the U.S. Justice Department probes the police shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old African-American in Missouri, history suggests there’s no guarantee of a criminal prosecution, let alone a conviction.

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These 5 fall broadcast TV frosh fail to impress

While the new broadcast season will bring many potential delights, a handful of fall entries fall far short. Fair warning from a critic looking out for you:

Georgia, Clemson look to make early splash

College football's inaugural playoff is more than four months away. Still, it's never too early to start impressing the selection committee.

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Back in spotlight, Sharpton seizes the moment

Stepping to the pulpit at Greater Grace Church - minutes from where a suburban St. Louis police officer shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old - civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton wielded the fiery words that have marked his long, often notorious career.

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Federal charges filed against ex-DeKalb County official

A former DeKalb County commissioner used a charge card to buy airline tickets and hotel rooms for personal travel and spent other public money on purchases at high-end department stores, federal prosecutors said.

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The Metro Board - Aug.29-Sept.04

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) educator named a vulcan teacher of the year

Trevor A. Turner, Ph.D., (second from left), associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at Clark Atlanta University (CAU), was recently named Clark Atlanta University’s Vulcan Teacher of the Year by Vulcan Materials Company.

From ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ to ‘Hands Up, Vote’

Out of every momentous national tragedy that Black Americans have continued to endure in the United States, there has always emerged a redeeming moment to push harder and further on the long journey toward freedom, justice and equality.

Someone has to Police the Police

Except for the Good Lord, everybody has someone or something to “check” him or her. Unfortunately, President Obama has an unresponsive Congress to check him, and Supreme Court to do the same. Elected officials are checked by voters (when they vote), and the Securities and Exchange Commission usually checks corporate crooks.

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Out and About in Atlanta Aug.29-Sept.04

Your arts & entertainment calendar for metro Atlanta. This is an abbreviated listing. Listings may change without notice.

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Ask the doc………

Just like looking at the tires on your car, your shoes reveal a lot about the ride you’re getting, i.e. how you function, and how long your shoes, but more importantly, you joints, will last.

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About That Car: 2014 Audi A7 TDI

t is still hard to believe looking at the 2014 Audi A7 that it is a hatchback with its fastback roof. Audi does not use the term when talking about the A7 but technically the four-door coupe qualifies. The car had 24.7 cu. ft. of cargo space and that was with the rear seats up.

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Michael Brown's father calls for calm Monday, the day his son is laid to rest

Michael Brown will be laid to rest Monday, and his father says he just wants one thing: peace.

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CDC Study Shatters Myth about Black Fathers

Terrence Morgan has heard the stories over and over. Black men are absent from their children’s lives. An African-American woman stands more likely to be a single mom than any other race.

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