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Get Ready for Zika!

The government urged health officials around the country Friday to get ready now in case there are outbreaks of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the U.S. this summer.

Program helps Atlanta police officers buy homes in the city

A new program helps Atlanta police officers achieve the dream of home ownership while at the same time aiming to increase police visibility and improve engagement between officers and the community.

YOUR VOICE: What do you think of Mayor Kasim Reed’s banning of city travel to North Carolina in the wake of the state’s recent anti-LGBTQ law?

Chante Robinson, Atlanta “I am actually pretty excited about it and I completely agree…

Morris Brown College Still Standing After 135 Years

It may come as a surprise to many and news to some despite having an enrollment of less than 75 students, the historic Morris Brown College is not closed.

YOUR VOICE: Do you think America is as vulnerable as Europe from the threat of ISIS?

Christine Workman, Lithonia “Yes, I do think we are as susceptible to terror as any other country in the world because ISIS is everywhere… What we need to do is have everybody pay attention and watch. The police can’t do ...

National Newspaper Publishers Association and Chevrolet Launch Journalism Fellowship at Howard University

Howard University communications students are getting the chance to change the narrative of media reporting in the African American community with the help of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and Chevrolet.

It’s Tax Season!

Taxpayers without health insurance will face larger penalties, and those insured by their employers will get a new tax form. There also have been adjustments for inflation, and Congress extended expiring tax breaks, some permanently.

YOUR VOICE: Should Donald Trump be held responsible for the violence at his campaign rallies?

E. Prada, Atlanta “Of course, without a doubt because he is creating that vibration with his beliefs just as Hitler did with the Germans…Him, being a candidate and everything, he’s speaking to the hate in people’s hearts. He’s awakening that ...

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.