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Runner remembers relationship with Jesse Owens

Long before the movie about Jesse Owens premiering this week was made, he inspired a local Olympian who followed in his gold-medal footsteps.

YOUR VOICE: What would you like your mate to do for you on Valentine’s Day?

Corey Barksdale, Decatur “It’s pretty simple. I am not that complicated a person. What makes me happiest is when someone makes a really nice meal. One of my favorite dishes is lasagna so if my girlfriend makes it, I will ...

What should be done with architecture of white supremacy?

Growing up in the 1950s, William Bell had to enter Birmingham’s segregated Lyric Theatre though a side entrance, marked “COLORED,’’ that was walled-off from the elegant lobby.

Attorney Billy Murphy Says Flint Residents, “living a nightmare”

Famed Baltimore Attorney William “Billy” Murphy Jr., has filed a federal class action lawsuit alleging a pattern of behavior by Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, the mayor and other officials that Murphy said violated the constitutional rights of those who are ...

The Metro Board: U.S. Rep. Lewis announces $34 million in grants coming to 5th District

The office of U.S. Rep. John Lewis (D-Atlanta) has released a list of organizations that will receive $34,399,004 in federal grants.

South Metro Development Conference to Showcase Current Economic Expansion and a Lavish Future

Attendees will gain updates on Economic Development, Millennial Movement, Cyber South, Education and Airport Aerotropolis progress

Mayor Reed: The State of Atlanta is Great! Continued from front page

Atlanta has reclaimed its spot as the dominate economy in the Southeast, Mayor Kasim Reed Thursday said during his annual State of the City address before a capacity audience of mostly business and civic leaders at the Georgia World Congress ...

YOUR VOICE: Should tax-paying illegal aliens in Georgia be allowed to pay in-state tuition to attend the state’s public colleges and universities?

Candice Horton, Douglasville “I am conflicted on the answer because part of me thinks that ‘no’ they shouldn’t have the same rights as U.S. citizens that live in the state of Georgia. But then if they pay taxes they should ...

GM Executive Alicia Boler-Davis Honored during 24th Annual Trumpet Awards

Alicia Boler-Davis, senior vice president, Global Connected Customer Experience, General Motors, was named the 2016 Corporate Executive of the Year during the 24th Annual Trumpet Awards.

State GOP lawmakers want exemptions for gay marriage opponents

Months after the Supreme Court effectively legalized same-sex marriage, lawmakers across the U.S. are pushing bills that would give businesses and some public employees the right to refuse serving gay couples because of their religious beliefs.

YOUR VOICE: What is one of the issues that will be a deciding factor on who you vote for President?

Neville Lacey, Atlanta “A major issue that will be deciding factor is changing our law enforcement system and upgrading it… implementing a new way to carry out the law

Gaps in Teacher Effectiveness Hurt Young, Minority Students

Minority and low-income students are less likely to have consistent access to effective teachers between preschool and the third grade than students from high-income households, according to a new report by the Center for American Progress (CAP), a Washington, D.C-based ...

Georgia governor wants continued money for prison education

Gov. Nathan Deal asked Georgia lawmakers Tuesday to put millions more into educating state prison inmates and helping county jails provide programs that offer a chance to get job skills while serving time.

Officer gets 2-week suspension for traffic stop behavior

A white suburban Atlanta police officer shown on video telling a black driver “I don’t care about your people’’ has been suspended without pay for two weeks, according to a police department memo released Friday.

YOUR VOICE: In Washington D.C., the local government is considering a plan to change the voting age to 16. Should we do the same in Atlanta?

Jamal Dubrgnon, Jonesboro “No, because I don’t think you are mature enough at 16. I think 18 is too young.”