YOUR VOICE: In wake of the recent execution of Kelly Gissendaner, the first woman to be put to death in this state in 70 years, what are your current views on capital punishment in Georgia?

Taniah Morgan, Atlanta “I don’t specifically agree with the death penalty at all. I feel like if we are trying to rectify a mistake, doing the exact same thing doesn’t rectify it. So if you kill a murderer, you become ...

HBCUs, Others Play for Pay in the NCAA

Like many teams at historically black colleges and universities across the nation, Howard University’s football team lost its first two games of the season by embarrassingly large margins; for Howard, a combined score of 118 to 0.

Black Women Face Increased Violence

Black women were murdered at more than double the rate of White women in 2012 and almost all (92 percent) of these women knew their assailant, according a report titled, “When Men Murder Women” by the Violence Policy Center.

Eight Atlanta Public Schools students named Class of 2020 REACH Georgia Scholars on Statewide Signing Day

Eight Atlanta Public Schools (APS) eighth grade students were named REACH (Realizing Educational Achievement Can Happen) Georgia Scholars and participated in the REACH Statewide Signing Day Ceremony with APS Superintendent Meria J. Carstarphen, Ed.D, Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal, and ...

NNPA Black Press Honors Black Leaders

At a reception during the 45th Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF) Annual Legislative Conference, the National Newspaper Publishers Association honored five Black luminaries with its Leadership Awards.

The Time is Ripe for Economic Justice - #BoycottChristmas

In his call for ‘Justice Or Else,’ the 20th Anniversary gathering of the Million Man March on October 10, in Washington, D.C., the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan also called for a boycott of Christmas


In honor of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, the Atlanta Braves in conjunction with the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,

YOUR VOICE: What are your thoughts about the possibility of casino gambling coming to Georgia?

John Asanga, Atlanta “Well from the business aspect of it I feel it’s beneficial as it will bring in a lot more revenue, a lot of tourists… But for the consumer it could also bring a lot of danger because ...

Black Women Mobilizing for 2016 Vote

As the 2016 election cycle ramps up, Essence magazine and the Black Women’s Roundtable have teamed up to mobilize and re-energize Black women voters.

Metro BOARD: National Minority Prostate Cancer Association Launches ‘Check It & Correct It’ Campaign

The National Minority Prostate Cancer Association is kicking off its “Check It & Correct It” weekend in September to raise awareness about the deadly disease that affects African-American men at a disproportionate rate.

Demonizing ‘Black Lives Matter’

Led by Fox News, conservatives are trying to discredit the #Black Lives Matter Movement by claiming incorrectly that it is a Black hate group that encourages the killing of police officers.

President Obama Announces $175 Million in Apprenticeships

President Obama this week announced new opportunities for Americans to broaden their horizons and forge successful career pathways.

Hidden Toxins Contaminate Black Homes

Consumers aren’t looking for health problems when they shop at dollar stores or keep older furniture, but a cocktail of chemicals seeping from these items offer exactly that.

Feds Launch Pilot College Program for Prisoners

Brandyn Heppard usually arrives 30 minutes early for his visits to Northern State Prison in Newark, N.J. He puts his pre-approved belongings in a clear plastic bag made on-site and signs his name in the visitor logbook.

YOUR VOICE: Did the marriage clerk in Kentucky, Kim Davis, deserve to be jailed for exercising her rights in deny marriage licenses to gay couples?

Coralee Hall, Atlanta “Absolutely she deserved to be jailed because she swore an oath of public office and when the law changed she was still sworn to her public office.