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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.

Charges against Ferguson Cop are not guaranteed

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.

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 ...

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.

The Metro Board - Aug.29-Sept.04

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.

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.

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.

Police mistrust still prevalent years later

For one night, all was well in Ferguson, Missouri. After a change in police command, violent protests decrying the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown at the hands of white police officer Darren Wilson suddenly gave way to peaceful ...

McDonald’s confronts its junk food image

At a dinner McDonald’s hosted for reporters and bloggers, waiters served cuisine prepared by celebrity chefs using ingredients from the chain’s menu.

Metro Board (Aug22-28)

In 2012, more than 9 million tires were dumped in Georgia. More than 1600 were dumped in seven Atlanta neighborhoods alone.

U.S. “Falling Further Behind” on Race Relations

Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the United States continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society.

Two American Aid Workers Released From Atlanta Hospital

The prayers of the families and friends of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus were answered today (Thursday) when they were released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Officer suspended for pointing semi-automatic rifle at 'peaceful' protester

A Missouri police officer "relieved of duty" after pointing rifle, threatening protester's life. Police union lawyer: Incident is "unfortunate," officers are tired and "human"

St. Louis police chief defends officers' action in fatal shooting of man

The man paces back and forth on a St. Louis street, yelling "Shoot me," as two armed police officers approach him. Less than 20 seconds after their arrival, the officers open fire, killing him.

Trayvon Martin's mom to Michael Brown's: 'Neither of their lives shall be in vain'

In the days since Michael Brown was shot and killed, protests have filled the streets in Ferguson. But beyond the signs, marchers and tear gas, there's the pain and grief of a family. It's a pain Sybrina Fulton can relate ...

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