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Georgia governor defies party politics with pair of vetoes

Georgia's Republican governor rejected the two top priorities of a legislature controlled by his own party this year, defying election year politics in a deep red state.

In Atlanta Black Lives Matter

It is official. Black Lives Matter has a chapter in Atlanta. Last December their inaugural meeting at the Big Bethel Baptist Church on Auburn Avenue convened more than 150 participants. A diversity of elders, students, artists, activists, men, women elected ...

PRINCE PURPLE REIGN: 1958 - 2016

Pop superstar Prince, widely acclaimed as one of the most inventive and influential musicians of his era with hits including “Little Red Corvette,” ‘’Let’s Go Crazy” and “When Doves Cry,” was found dead at his home on Thursday in suburban ...

YOUR VOICE: Since it’s still legal in Georgia, should we bring corporal punishment back to the schools?

Heather Perkins, Cartersville “Absolutely, because we’ve got too damn many hoodlums running around. Parents aren’t parenting.”

Coke: Hometown soda on the fade

Coca-Cola saw the popularity of its namesake sodas decline in key markets around the world during the first quarter, reflecting a mix of changing tastes, challenging economic conditions and a shifting business strategy. The world’s biggest beverage maker said Wednesday ...

Gov. Deal Attacks Georgia’s School to Prison Pipeline

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says his controversial plan to takeover failing public schools will help reduce the number of Georgia students going through the school-to-prison pipeline.

Georgia schools could see dramatic changes in next 2 years

Georgia’s education system could see some dramatic changes in the next two years, as Gov. Nathan Deal shifts his first-term focus on prisons and courts to education.

METRO BRIEFS: Insurance commissioner warns of rising auto coverage rates

Georgia’s insurance commissioner says higher auto rates could be in store for some consumers.

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.