YOUR VOICE: What are your thoughts and/or feelings on the link to the rise in violent crime being, in part, a result of police being reluctant to respond for fear of scrutiny, according to the heads o

Fredrick Ephram, Lithonia I think the system created all of this. I think it’s an excuse… I really don’t feel the police are being overly scrutinized. I think it’s a lack of discipline in the police system as well as ...

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In one of the weirdest permutations of “intellectual property” ever (Mike Masnick, “Apple Facing Trial Over Whether Its Use Of DRM Violated Antitrust Laws,” Techdirt, October 6), Apple may end up in court for anti-trust violations because its iTunes Digital ...

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

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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.

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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.

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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, ...

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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.

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Air Force Airman 1st Class Brittany L. Bryant graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. Bryant is a 2007 graduate of Redan High School in Stone Mountain, Ga. She earned a bachelor’s degree from ...

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Tyronia “Ty” M. Smith, managing partner of Chester Jennings & Smith LLC in Atlanta, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyers Professionalism Award, presented by the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility.

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Dr. Adrienne Mims was recently named the new president of The American Health Quality Association, which represents Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and professionals working to improve the quality of health care in communities across America.

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State Senator Donzella James (D-Atlanta) has received an A ranking on the Georgia Chamber’s Legislative Scorecard. The Chamber’s legislative scorecard recognizes legislators that supported strong business initiatives during the 2013 legislative session.

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The Maytag® brand and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) announced that Charlie Smith has been named a “2013 Maytag Dependable Leader” in acknowledgment for his dedication to keeping youth on the path to achieving great futures.

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Atlanta native, Dr. Rosalind Fuse-Hall, was recently installed as the 17th President of Bennett College -- the all-women’s historically black college in Greensboro, North Carolina.

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Cecilia Bailey has been named the new Director of the NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center for Resources for Residents and Communities of Georgia, Inc.

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Former CNN Executive Producer, Kim Bondy has been named Senior Executive Producer the new flagship program for Al Jazeera America, “America Tonight.”