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Fulton County invites input during public hearings regarding 2014 millage rate

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted to propose a 2014 General Fund millage rate of 11.781 mills and a Bond Fund millage rate of 0.27 mills. The proposed South Fulton Tax District millage rate is 12.469 mills; this rate ...

Colleges are working harder to stop ‘the summer melt’

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The excitement of acceptance into that dream college has passed. The first day of classes is still weeks away. But the resources provided by high school teachers and computer labs are no longer available for recent ...

Math + Science = High Paying Job

WASHINGTON (AP) - The study of math and science appears to be a big plus no matter whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released ...

Obama turns down Rocky Mountain high

(CNN) -- "Do you want to hit this?" a man asked President Barack Obama in a bar in Denver Tuesday night. The president laughed but didn't indulge.

Reports: Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin gets 10 years in prison

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday in a bribery scandal that rocked the city, according to the Times-Picayune newspaper and CNN affiliate WDSU.

Minority voters flex their power in GOP primary

Agitating minority voters may soon prove politically risky anywhere in the nation: The numbers of black, Hispanic, Asian and Native American voters are growing not only in presidential election years but in off-cycle elections as well, according to the U.S. ...

Valerie M. Rice takes over as first female president at Morehouse School of Medicine

Macon, Ga. native Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice becomes the first woman to lead Morehouse School of Medicine as president and dean.

Faith offers valuable connection for Southern Dems

Religion offers a powerful connection with many in the South, considered the most religious part of the country. Some Democrats hoping to reverse Republican gains in Georgia and elsewhere are finding their faith can be a valuable way to reach ...

News Briefs: Early voting begins for Ga.’s primary runoffs

Early voting has begun for Georgia’s primary runoffs, including a closely watched battle between two Republicans vying for the state’s open Senate seat. The in-person early voting period began Monday and runs through July 18.

Scathing report shines spotlight on violent attacks in Georgia prisons

Thirty-three prisoners and one officer have been killed by other prisoners in Georgia since 2010, according to a report released Wednesday by the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta.

Seventy-one arrested, 11 recovered from prostitution in Ga.

Authorities say 71 people were arrested and 11 juveniles were rescued from prostitution in Georgia as part of a national undercover child sex trafficking sting. Officials in the FBI’s Atlanta field office say they along with authorities in Macon, Augusta ...

Why We Text and Drive

Special to the NNPA from the Houston Forward-Times. While sitting at the light on a backed-up Los Angeles freeway exit ramp one morning, I noticed that one out of every three drivers getting onto the freeway on the other side ...

City of Atlanta presents CAU with Phoenix Award

CAU is the only educational institution in the state of Georgia selected to participate and the only historically black college or university in the YALI program.

The Center for Civil and Human Rights: A Place To Remember and To Inspire

The newly opened Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta is far more than a place to commemorate or to learn about the accomplishments of the civil rights movement. It is a place that connects the past struggles for ...

Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Named NNPA Interim President and CEO

Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. a global business leader, educator, and longtime civil rights activist, was elected interim president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the group’s annual meeting here Wednesday, NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell has announced.