Rap Disrespect of Black Icons Raises Concerns

Malcolm X and rap music have always fit together like a needle in the groove, connected by struggle, strength and defiance. But three recent episodes involving the use or misuse of Malcolm and other black icons have raised the question: ...

A Cold and Uncertain Future for Grady Memorial Hospital

“Grady is our hospital,” Chairman of the Board Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. said Tuesday, Jan. 14 at The FDHA’s media breakfast briefing. “It is almost $1 billion asset for the community…and we have a duty to make sure Grady’s healthy.”

The Atlanta Voice's Best Covers of 2013

It may be a new year but that does not stop you from taking a look back at 2013.

Mayors Forum Addresses African American Health Disparity Issues

To be African American in the United States remains a struggle in an unforgiving wilderness where it seems everything is out to kill you.

Local Church Helps Family's Fight to Find Answers about Son's Death

A local church community plans to take its fight for answers in a Valdosta teenager's mysterious death to the Capitol steps this week.

Mayor Reed Wins Easily Dickens Upsets Willis

Voters in Atlanta kicked out three long-term incumbents Tuesday, Nov. 5, in a low-key political race that saw Mayor Kasim Reed easily defeat a challenge by three opponents.

Cheers (Nov. 1 - 7)

Councilmember Felicia Moore (District 9) becomes one of only two people to receive a CCGA Democracy Award two years in a ro

Cheers (Sept. 20 - 27 Edition)

The 18th Surgeon General of the United States (2009-2013) Regina Benjamin, MD, MBA, was announced as the first NOLA.com/Times Picayune Endowed Chair in Public Health Sciences at Xavier University of Louisiana.

Your Voice: How do you feel about people or media outlets who out someone they suspect to be gay/lesbian?

“I don’t know that anyone should out anybody. But I feel that people should come to terms with who they are for them to out themselves. We should allow them to grow into that; into whoever they believe who they ...

Your Voice: In light of the week’s events in Syria, what do you think President Obama should do?

“I think he should stay out of Syria. I personally believe that interventionist policies are counter-productive when there are some problems going on in our own country…"

Cheers (Sept. 13 - 19 Edition)

Clark Atlanta University’s “Man of the Year”, received a proclamation from Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall for Neal’s effort to support The Campaign To Keep Guns Off Campus.

Cheers (Sept. 6 - 12 Edition)

Thomas W. Dortch, Jr., a renowned community leader, mentor and business icon, has been chosen to receive the 2013 Blue Legend Award at the 31st annual Spirit of Alliance Awards on Friday, September 27 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Dortch, ...

Your Voice: Do you believe the pre-season predictions that the Atlanta Falcons will make it to the Super Bowl?

“The only way the Falcons will make it to the Super Bowl is if their defense steps up and plays ball. If you noticed last year, in every game, they ran out gas in the fourth quarter.”

Cheers (Aug. 30 - Sept. 6 Edition)

Vocalist Dottie Peoples earned a proclamation, in honor of her 30 years in the gospel music industry. Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell presented Peoples with the distinct honor.

Your Voice: "What stood out to you in Obama’s address at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington?"

“When he spoke about the Black men staying in the family or staying in the home and raising his son."