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YOUR VOICE: What do you think people should take from the controversy, conflict and violence of the events following the suspicious death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore?

Arianna Lima, Atlanta “I believe, absolutely, that it is a 100% valid response to the police brutality that has been happening across the nation. We have lost more black youth to the police violence than we have number of days ...

Police Violence Coverage Takes Mental Toll

Police have killed at least 369 people in the first four months of 2015, with 103 Black Americans – 28 percent – making up a disproportionate number of the victims, according to Ferguson protester project, Mapping the Police.

Running While Black: Is it illegal to run from the police?

When police spotted Freddie Gray and he took off running through his Baltimore neighborhood, officers made a split-second decision to give chase, setting in motion his death in custody and rioting in the streets.

METRO BOARD: 17 APS Seniors Named 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars

Seventeen seniors from Atlanta Public Schools (APS) are 2015 Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS).

Baltimore Mayor Thugs

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has responded to complaints over her use of the term "thugs" to describe rioters.

Obama: Freddie Gray death not an 'isolated incident'

President Barack Obama on Wednesday said the death of Freddie Gray in Baltimore is not an "isolated incident," but he also condemned looting and rioting that followed in the city.

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 ...

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