LAWSUIT: Georgia voter registration process violates the law

Georgia’s voter registration process violates the Voting Rights Act and has prevented tens of thousands of residents, mostly minorities, from registering to vote, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

NEWS BRIEFS: Man dies after being struck by train in Atlanta

MARTA says one of its passenger trains collided with a man who was on the tracks who later died of his injuries.

WHY IT MATTERS: Issues at stake in the November Elections

WASHINGTON (AP) - A selection of issues at stake in the presidential election and their impact on Americans, in brief:

What If: Can Trump boost turnout among white voters?

If Donald Trump makes it to the White House, white Americans will have handed him the keys.

YOUR VOICE: What did you think of Donny Glover’s new tv show ATLANTA and do you think it will last?

Celeste Mitchel, Decatur “I thought it was very well done. I thought it represented Atlanta pretty well like he gave a good perspective of a black man’s life in Atlanta, like a lot of the younger black dudes and what ...

Black Unemployment Rate Falls to 8.1 percent in August

The unemployment rate for Black workers improved from 8.4 percent in July to 8.1 percent in August, according to the latest jobs report from the Labor Department.

What If: Could Clinton win it before Election Day?

Election Day isn’t what it used to be. The presidential winner may be all but known by then, thanks to early voting.

Atlanta Xavier U Student Stresses Need to Support HBCUs

It has often been said great wisdom comes out of the “mouth of babes”. Nicholas Reese is no babe. He is a 19-year-old native Atlantan and a sophomore at Xavier University of New Orleans, one of the city’s two historically ...


In a rare occurrence in Georgia, a law enforcement officer has been indicted for murder as a result of his actions while on duty.

Gladys Knight sues to remove her name from son’s restaurants

Singer Gladys Knight is so mad with her son that she has filed a lawsuit against him. But it’s not personal – it’s business.

Georgia Is - The Hollywood of the South

In less than a decade, Georgia and Atlanta has solidified its position and has rightly earned the title as the “Hollywood of the South.”

YOUR VOICE: With healthcare providers raising rates or pulling out of the exchanges, how do you feel about Obamacare now?

Jaqueline James, Ellenwood “I love the Affordable Care Act. It provides healthcare for millions of people who didn’t have it, who need, and I think it’s a great thing.”

America’s High School Students Are Unprepared

Nearly two-thirds of this year’s high school graduates took the ACT college entrance exam, and their scores suggest that many remain unprepared for the rigors of college-level coursework.

Legendary Journalist, Black Press Columnist George Curry Remembered as Champion of Civil Rights

Renowned civil rights and Black political journalist George E. Curry, the dean of Black press columnists because of his riveting weekly commentary in Black newspapers across the country, is being remembered this week as a legend.

Donors, Sponsors Generously Support African-American History Museum

Sponsorships and donations have been pouring into the new Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC), which is set to open on Sept. 24 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.