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The Metro Board - Oct. 10-16-2014

(News and information about the people and organizations working to make Metro Atlanta a better place to live. Send your items for this page to: newsroom@theatlantavoice.com).

It’s the Old vs The Young For Governor

PERRY, Ga. - Republican Nathan Deal accused Democrat Jason Carter of being inexperienced and unproven, while Carter zoned in on ethics complaints against the incumbent and Georgia’s uneven economic recovery Tuesday, as the candidates sharpened their messages during their first ...

Obama: Mistrust of police corrodes America

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama on last Saturday said the widespread mistrust of law enforcement that was exposed by the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in Ferguson, Missouri, is corroding America, not just its black communities, ...

Eric Holder leaves mixed legal legacy

WASHINGTON (AP) - It wasn't difficult for Barack Obama and Eric Holder to be in the same orbit. Both were sons of immigrants, Columbia Ivy Leaguers, basketball fans and prominent African-American political figures.

Backers seek expansion of civil rights death law

There has only been one prosecution under the Emmett Till Act, even though the law was passed with the promise of $135 million for police work and an army of federal agents to investigate unsolved killings from the civil rights ...

Mayor Reed: Plenty of potential Hawks buyers

The mayor has already heard from plenty of potential buyers for the Atlanta Hawks. And the city is ready to kick in a hefty sum to make the deal happen.

Obama’s Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control.

Metro Board (Sept.19-25)

(News and information about the people and organizations working to make Metro Atlanta a better place to live. Send your items for this page to: newsroom@theatlantavoice.com)

Deal, Carter duel over education at Atlanta forum

A forum with Republican Gov. Nathan Deal and Democratic challenger Jason Carter turned contentious Monday over public education as each attacked the other's record and questioned his opponent's plans to improve it.

Companies ‘Steal’ Billions from Low-Income Workers

Employers pickpocket billions of dollars from low-wage workers, a crime that disproportionately hurts Blacks and often goes underreported, according to a recent report by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

Lawsuit Seeks $40 Million for Victims of Police Abuse

Sweltering heat didn’t keep more than 50 people from gathering at the Eisenhower Federal Building for a press conference where Atty. Malik Shabazz of Black Lawyers for Justice announced a class action lawsuit on behalf of the “Ferguson Five,” city ...

First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary Arne Duncan Kick Off Back-To-School Tour with Reach Hire Initiative at Washington H.S.

As part of her Reach Higher initiative, First Lady Michelle Obama joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on his fifth annual “Partners in Progress” Back-to-School Bus Tour with a college fair and “prep rally” at Atlanta Public Schools’ (APS) ...

Justice Department: Texas voter ID discriminatory

A federal judge on Tuesday began reviewing tough new Texas voter ID rules challenged by the Obama administration in a trial that could threaten the polarizing law, although a decision isn't expected before the November election.

Perdue, Nunn

Democrat Michelle Nunn and Republican David Perdue share the title of CEO but are trying to make the case their experiences couldn’t be more different as they campaign for Georgia’s open Senate seat.

Metro Board (Sept.05-11)

The Atlanta Community Food Bank is hosting a free screening of ‘A Place at the Table’ in Atlantic Station’s Central Park on September 12.