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One Man, Two Disasters: Former Flint EM Darnell Earley Speaks to the Black Press about the Flint Water Crisis

Retiring DPS Emergency Manager Darnell Earley has been caught in the crosshairs of withering criticism for more than six months now, targeted by the media as well as a number of community activists and some politicians as well, for the ...

Atlanta School Board Approves Turnaround plan

Sometimes a major change can be a hard pill to swallow. Thus was the case Monday night when the Atlanta Board of Education unanimously voted to approve school superintendent Meria Carstarphen’s turnaround plan for some of the system’s worst schools.

YOUR VOICE: What are your feelings on the bill in Georgia’s congress that would allow college students to carry guns and/ or tasers on campus?

Dre Will, Charlotte NC student “The schools should take more precautions when it comes to safety. I don’t feel that students should take that into their own hands. Students are here to learn and get an education and not necessarily ...

The Democrats Need The Black Vote

Hillary Clinton’s decisive primary victory in Georgia confirmed one maxim in state politics: Democrats need African American voters to win.

YOUR VOICE: What do you think of Donald Trump now and how far do you think he will go?

Melvin McClain, Fayetteville He will be the Republican nominee. Unfortunately, he has issues and his basic issue is you can’t take a business man and put him in a political arena and expect him to run the country because he ...

CDC: 1 in 2 black gay men in US will be diagnosed with HIV

About half of gay and bisexual black men will be diagnosed with the AIDS virus in their lifetime, according to new government estimates.

GEORGIA NEWS BRIEFS

A day after approving a bill to allow concealed guns on college campuses, Georgia House members have backed a separate measure permitting Tasers and other electroshock weapons on campus grounds.

YOUR VOICE: Are President Obama’s plans to shut down the Gwantomino Bay prison, a good idea?

Donna Roberts, Clarkston “It’s a good idea. It will be one of those things that he promised to do while running for office that he will do before he leaves. He should keep his promise.”

Battle Ground South: Clinton vs. Sanders

he election calendar may have Democrats voting next in South Carolina, but Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are eyeing bigger prizes in March, a month that will determine whether the Vermont senator can keep pace in the White House race.

Governor says changes in works on religious exemptions bill

Georgia’s governor indicated Monday that changes are coming to a bill allowing faith-based organizations to refuse service to gay couples without repercussion.

Third Annual Women 2 Women Conference, March 5 in Atlanta

Women from across the country will convene in Atlanta Saturday, March 5 for the Third Annual Women 2 Women Conference at the Omni International Hotel.

GEORGIA NEWS BRIEFS

A day after approving a bill to allow concealed guns on college campuses, Georgia House members have backed a separate measure permitting Tasers and other electroshock weapons on campus grounds.

More grandparents taking on parental role for grandchildren

When Debra Aldridge became her grandson’s primary caregiver, she was making $7.50 per hour as a cook. The alternative for the newborn, she was told, was to put him up for adoption.

‘Feel the Bern’ Rally draws large crowd to Morehouse College

Nearly 5,000 people Tuesday turned out for “Feel the Bern” rally for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders’ rally at Morehouse College.

YOUR VOICE: Should girls turning 18 be required to register for Selective Service to be eligible for the military draft?

Lenora Blackwood, Lithonia “I think if they want to they should be able to sign up and do it. I don’t they should have to. I don’t think boys should have to it.”