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Spelman College, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University Rank in Top Ten of Greenest HBCUs

A comprehensive survey released on Earth Day by The Building Green Initiative (BGI) at Clark Atlanta University says historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are driving energy efficiency on their campuses and promoting sustainability through their policies, practices and curriculums.

High court upholds state's ban on college-admissions affirmative action

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision in an unfolding legal and political battle nationally over affirmative action.

Teen hitches ride to Hawaii in jet's landing gear -- and lives to tell the tale

The questions are many. But the first has to be, how in the world did a 16-year-old boy survive a five-hour flight in below freezing cold weather at oxygen-depleted heights without dying or falling out of the wheel well of ...

In Nigeria, the mass abduction of schoolgirls isn't shocking

The heavily armed militants stormed the girls dormitory in the middle of the night, herding more than 200 students on to vehicles and burning down nearby buildings as they made their escape.

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 ...

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