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Tortured, Jailed Black Seniors – Lost of Youth and Social Security

n an unprecedented move last week, Chicago officials have agreed to pay $5.5 million in reparations to black men, who spent decades in prison after police tortured them into confessing to crimes they didn't commit.

YOUR VOICE: Now that the APS trials have concluded, what should we do for the students who were the victims of the scandal?

M. A. Davidson, Jonesboro “I think they should all have college paid for across the board. I think they there should be remediation for the children and I think they should be able to attend in Georgia college and that ...

The Same Sex Marriage Battle:

Same-sex marriage opponents acknowledge they face a tough task in trying to persuade the Supreme Court to allow states to limit marriage to a man and a woman.

Black Women Face Significant Pay Gap

Black women working full time earned just 64 cents for every dollar white men made in 2013, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress (CAP).

METRO NEWS BRIEFS APR. 24-30-2015

Gov. Nathan Deal has signed a bill authorizing a state takeover of what he calls “chronically failing schools,’’ setting up a vote on a constitutional amendment needed to enact the new policy.

5 Ways to Increase Curb Appeal, Value Washing up outdoor spaces in all the right places

Whether you’re planning to list your home for sale soon or you’re simply working to maintain features that attracted you to the charming abode in the first place, careful attention to curb appeal is a must.

The Atlanta Jazz Festival announces lineup

Mayor Kasim Reed announced the lineup for the Atlanta Jazz Festival on Thursday at a press conference at Atlanta City Hall.

The APS Cheating Scandal Continues

After eight months, the longest and biggest corruption case in Georgia – continues.

Blacks Missing Out on ‘Obamacare’ Savings

Even as health care costs continue to cause concerns for the poor, nearly 40 percent African Americans and about half of whites didn’t know that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) can help those that need it the most to cover ...

METRO BOARD: New civil rights group plans for Freedom Riders trip to advocate criminal justice

MovementForward, a new human and civil rights group, announced its launch on Thursday at a press conference at the Atlanta Press Club. The organization’s launch included the revelation of its plan to implement a modern-day freedom ride excursion. MovementForward will ...

YOUR VOICE: Do you think the prison sentences of the APS educators were fair?

Soleil Lee, Lawrenceville “I do not [think the sentences were fair], because of the pressures that teachers and school systems receive about high stakes testing and how they want to determine whether you are a good teacher based on a ...

Report: 5 Georgia counties no longer majority white

Five Georgia counties - Chatham, Douglas, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale - have gone from being majority white to places where no single racial or ethnic group holds a majority, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center.

YOUR VOICE: With the sentencing of the APS educators approaching, what do you think their punishment should be?

Monica Crim, Atlanta “I don’t think they should have did shackles and things, I think that’s a bit much. I think they should get probation, like, five years probation. [Prison?] No.”

Poll: Whites more likely to approve police striking people

Whites in the United States approve of police officers hitting people in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics do, at a time when the country is struggling to deal with police use of deadly force against men of color, ...

Andrew Young: ‘White Supremacy Is A Sickness’

Civil rights icon Rev. Andrew Jackson Young Jr. has experienced and accomplished many, many things in his lifetime. While he was a close confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Young practically learned the social mentally of America — and ...

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