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Myth of the ‘Absent’ Black Dad Refuted

Contrary to the myth, though Black men are more likely to live apart from their children than Whites, they are more involved in the lives of their children than Whites and Hispanics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.

Morehouse School of Medicine renames library in honor of Dr. Delmar Edwards

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) renamed its library in honor of renowned surgeon Dr. M. Delmar Edwards on Friday.

YOUR VOICE: What’s one thing you think the police need to do to earn the public trust?

Shelby Johnson, Atlanta “Demilitarize immediately. I don’t know why every cop on the street has enough riot gear to to take on a militia. I think that’s not cool.

YOUR VOICE: What’s one piece of advice you would give to the college graduates of 2015 as they enter the marketplace?

Robert Harold, Atlanta “I would advise them to find somebody ecstatic about what they do and apprentice under them, even if they have to work for free so that they would get some experience. Apprentice, apprentice, apprentice.”

Blacks More Comfortable Discussing Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that there are more than 40 million Americans currently dealing with mental illnesses, not including issues related drug and alcohol use.

YOUR VOICE: A printer in Suwanee refused to print the wedding invitations of a lesbian couple because of the owner’s religion and the Supreme Court could change that. How do you feel about the Court b

Milayo Robinson, Atlanta “My first feeling is pretty neutral because I feel everyone has free will and every person, undeniably, should be able to express that as long as it does not harm themselves or others…

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.

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