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Metro Board (Aug22-28)

In 2012, more than 9 million tires were dumped in Georgia. More than 1600 were dumped in seven Atlanta neighborhoods alone.

U.S. “Falling Further Behind” on Race Relations

Twenty years after signing the “International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination,” the United States continues to struggle with racial disparities in every major sector of American society.

Two American Aid Workers Released From Atlanta Hospital

The prayers of the families and friends of two American aid workers infected with the deadly Ebola virus were answered today (Thursday) when they were released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

Officer suspended for pointing semi-automatic rifle at 'peaceful' protester

A Missouri police officer "relieved of duty" after pointing rifle, threatening protester's life. Police union lawyer: Incident is "unfortunate," officers are tired and "human"

St. Louis police chief defends officers' action in fatal shooting of man

The man paces back and forth on a St. Louis street, yelling "Shoot me," as two armed police officers approach him. Less than 20 seconds after their arrival, the officers open fire, killing him.

Trayvon Martin's mom to Michael Brown's: 'Neither of their lives shall be in vain'

In the days since Michael Brown was shot and killed, protests have filled the streets in Ferguson. But beyond the signs, marchers and tear gas, there's the pain and grief of a family. It's a pain Sybrina Fulton can relate ...

Not just Ferguson: When the National Guard comes to settle civil unrest

They've served in every U.S. war since 1637. When natural disasters strike, they're often among the first to head to the epicenter. And now, National Guard members are trying to keep the peace in Ferguson, Missouri, as the city grapples ...

Dr. Valerie M. Rice breaking new ground

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is breaking ground as the first female president of Morehouse School of Medicine at a time when the pressure is on the national health care industry to offer quality affordable health care.

Black MBA’s love meeting in Atlanta

The 44 year-old National Black MBA Association will convene its 36th annual meeting in Atlanta September 16-20 for the fourth time since the group was founded 44 years ago.

Ebola may be scary, but most shouldn’t be afraid

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States’ top disease detective calls Ebola a ``painful, dreadful, merciless virus.’’ The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency, killing more than 900 people and spreading.

No School Bell for Many Black Teachers

“While the Center for American Progress report outlined the barriers facing educators of color in the public school system, it also provided recommendations.”

Meet the $24 Billion Man

ATLANTA -- He has been called many names: The Giant Killer. Super Lawyer. Celebrity Attorney. These days, they are calling him the $24 Billion Man. His name is Willie Gary, and his recent verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., in ...

THE METRO BOARD

(Atlanta) Members of Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church turned out in mass on Saturday, August 2 to march into their new sanctuary.

Usher ‘Overwhelmed’ by Supporters of Foundation

(AP) - Rhythm and blues singer Usher said he was overwhelmed with gratitude by the amount of supporters at his New Look Foundation’s 15th anniversary luncheon.

Nigeria Slow to React to Ebola Crisis

NEW YORK (AP) - As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are ...