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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.

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.”

Unions Planning To Fight Back

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.

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 ...

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

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 ...

Creating Black History One Wiki Page at a Time

Though he was the first African American with a doctoral degree in educational psychology as well as editor of the Journal of Negro Education for 30 years, Charles Henry Thompson’s page on Wikipedia didn’t show much

THIS WEEK IN BLACK HISTORY - FEB. 27 - Mar. 5

Feb. 27 Journalist Charlayne Alberta Hunter Gault was born in Due West, S.C. in 1942. She and the late Hamilton Holmes were the first blacks to integrate the University of Georgia. Hunter-Gault graduated from Atlanta’s Henry McNeal Turner High School. ...

When disaster hits, FEMA watches Waffle Houses for guidance

When a big storm or tornado devastates a community, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) usually steps in to help state and local officials.

The fight to control Georgia’s charter schools

Charter school supporters want the schools to be exempt from a state-run district that Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing to take over chronically failing institutions.

BLACK HISTORY WEEK - FEB 20-26

February 20 - Death of Frederick Douglass (78), Douglass was the leading Black spokesman for almost fifty years

Mayor Reed to Sign Equal Pay Legislation for Women Employees

You would think that in the 21st century in a “progressive” city like Atlanta, GA, there wouldn’t be a need for legislation that requires equal pay for women working for the city.

Is the U.S. Headed Back To War?

President Barack Obama on Wednesday made the case for Congress to formally authorize the use of military force in the war against ISIS, declaring that congressional passage of the measure makes the U.S. “strongest” in the fight, and that “ISIL ...

YOUR VOICE: In light of recent events in Alabama, how well do you think same-sex marriage would be received in Georgia?

Matthew White, Decatur “I think Georgia is ready because the new generation, Generation X, has accepted it more.

METRO BOARD Feb 13-19-2015-U.S. 5th Congressional Office and SBA hold business forum

The office of Congressman John Lewis along with the Small Business Administration is holding a small business forum for businesses in the metro Atlanta area, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, East Atlanta Branch Library, 400 Flat Shoals ...

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