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Black Unemployment Rate Headed for Single Digits

After three consecutive months of the economy adding more than 25,000 jobs, the Black unemployment rate could dip below 10 percent by mid-2015 if current trends continue, says Valerie Wilson, an economist and director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, ...

HBCUs Divided over Free Community College Plan

Black college educators and supporters are sharply split over whether President Obama’s proposal to offer a free two-year community college education to students making progress toward earning an associate or bachelor’s degree would hurt are harm Historically Black Colleges and ...

METRO NEWS BRIEFS Jan 23-29-2015

After two years of no resolution to the issue, AT&T Georgia is suing MARTA and Atlanta for the cost of relocating utilities to make way for the streetcar project.

Dexter King: Ownership of Bible, Nobel prize is only issue

One of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sons declined to say Tuesday whether his father’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and traveling Bible would be sold if a judge rules they belong to the civil rights icon’s estate.

Gov. Deal begins 2nd term focused on crime, education By Kathleen Foody

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal re-committed to supporting criminal justice changes and alternatives to public schools on Monday as he was sworn in for a second term in office, and said his mission for the next four years is “building upon ...

Unsung civil rights heroes looking to get their Records cleared in South Carolina

Fifty- four years after nine junior college students in Rock Hill, South Carolina were arrested and imprisoned for trying to integrate a city lunch counter, they return to a circuit court hearing January 28 hoping to officially clear their records ...

Black Communities Should Not Expect Much from Black Republicans

Black Republicans made history during the midterm elections in November by winning in Texas, South Carolina and Texas, but political analysts wonder if the victories will have any long-term impact on the future of the GOP in the Black community.

The King Center Celebrates the 30th National M.L. King Jr. Birthday

The King Center is commemorating the 30th Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration this year with a special focus on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

2 Tuskegee Airmen die in Los Angeles at 91

Two members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen have died in Los Angeles. Relatives say Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey, both 91, died last Monday in their Los Angeles homes.

Union seeks election among Delta Air Lines flight attendants

The International Association of Machinists says it has enough support from Delta Air Lines flight attendants to force a union-representation election.

Food For the Soul--The Rustin Lorde Breakfast

In 1992 I left Brooklyn, NY boarding the “midnight train to Georgia” to begin a new life with my partner Lenny. We knew less than four residents between us so I went about feverishly searching for Black LGBTQ community.

YOUR VOICE: What do you think we will be talking about and what do you think we should be talking about in 2015?

“I have the same answer for both; I feel we will be talking about race relations and empowering our youth for 2015.”

News BRIEFS - JAN 9-15-2015

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has approved a proposal to merge Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College.

The Rumble in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans took control of both chambers of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, setting the stage for fierce partisan battles that could consume the final two years of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Supreme Court Excuses Cop’s Ignorance of the Law, Sotomayor Finds Fault in Ruling

At a time when public trust in policing is falling to its nadir, a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may have added fuel to the fire. During the week of Dec. 14, the Court ruled in Heien v. North Carolina ...

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