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Nine Ga. Deputies Fired following Death of Nigerian Man While in Custody

Nine Georgia deputies were fired May 8 in connection with the death of a Nigerian man while in police custody five months earlier.

States vary in success at improving high school grad rates

The record high American graduation rate masks large gaps among low income students and those with disabilities compared to their peers.

Study: Americans becoming less Christian, more secular

The number of Americans who don’t affiliate with a particular religion has grown to 56 million in recent years, making the faith group researchers call “nones’’ the second-largest in total numbers behind evangelicals, according to a Pew Research Center study ...

YOUR VOICE: Did Georgia do the right thing when it joined 24 other states that are suing the Obama Administration over amnesty for young illegal aliens?

Shaniya Colonel, Riverdale “I don’t think it’s fair they are blaming the kids for their parents’ actions… There is so much opportunity here for work and colleges and I guess, by sending them back, you are limiting their opportunities in ...

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.