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Atlanta Teen Wins Tom Joyner Foundation® ‘Full Ride’ Scholarship to HBCU

Titus Zeigler, a top student at Atlanta’s Henry W. Grady High School, is the winner of the Tom Joyner Foundation® “Full Ride Scholarship” that will cover full tuition, room and board (on-campus only) and books up to 10 semesters. Tom ...

Restoring the Pride: APS’ New Superintendent Is Ready To Go

On a mild Saturday afternoon this past March, an audience of parents, teachers, school administrators and former graduates sat patiently in the main lobby of Benjamin E. Mays High School in southwest Atlanta waiting to meet the lone finalist and ...

Armed robber was never told to report to prison

After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

Obama, Biden to announce millions for job training

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers.

Georgia group aims to restore forgotten cemeteries

A temporary, handwritten sign marks the site of the small cemetery. It reads "New Bethel Church, Strickland Cemetery.''

Buick Achievers Are Driven to Succeed

A fatal car accident fueled Nartezya Dykes to become the first person in her family to attend college.

$4 million to fund conflict-free lawyers for poor

Georgia's governor signed an executive order Tuesday to provide $4 million to cover costs associated with providing lawyers without conflicting interests for poor defendants.

MARTA to increase train, bus service

MARTA authorities say they will increase service on trains in the transit system that serves metro Atlanta.

Congressman John Lewis to Present Congressional Gold Medal Replica

On Good Friday, Apr. 18, U.S. Rep. John Lewis will present a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal to Tuskegee Airman Harry Rock.

 ‘The People Need A Rai$e’!

Civil rights groups, labor organizer and their allies are stepping up pressure on Congress to pass legislation raising the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour by 2016.

Atlanta's Distinguished Businessman Herman J. Russell's Book Signing

Atlanta businessman, construction management mogul, philanthropist and now author Herman J. Russell (chairman, H. J. Russell & Company) has released his book entitled “Building Atlanta: How I Broke through Segregation to Launch a Business Empire.” On March 31, he had ...

Kidnapped North Carolina man rescued by FBI in Atlanta

A man kidnapped from his home in Wake Forest, North Carolina, five days ago has been rescued by the FBI's Hostage Rescue Team in Atlanta, the FBI said Thursday.

Obama takes center stage in civil rights commemoration

As he joins three other living presidents Thursday to mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act, President Barack Obama honors a measure that helped pave his way to the White House.

Maya Angelou Cancels Visit Due to Health

An event at the Fayetteville Public Library featuring Maya Angelou has been canceled.

Former US President: `Too many people are at ease'' with Black unemployment rates

Former President Jimmy Carter on Tuesday night lamented continuing inequalities between black and white Americans during a 50th anniversary celebration of the Civil Rights Act in Texas that will feature four of the five living U.S. presidents this week.

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