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Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Announces Emerging Artist Awards Celebration on April 17

The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs will present this year’s Emerging Artist Awards at a special celebration at Chastain Arts Center on Friday, April 17 from 7-9 p.m.

'Blurred Lines' verdict likely to alter music business

A verdict saying Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke copied Marvin Gaye's music to create their hit song “Blurred Lines'' could ripple across the music industry, potentially changing how artists work and opening the door to new copyright claims.

Observing ‘Bloody Sunday’: Now What?

They came from across the nation to hear stirring speeches from civil rights activists to President Obama. They had a symbolic walked across a historic bridge, carrying placards, chanting and singing.

Blacks Now Finishing High School at Record Levels

After 30 years of little to no progress, black youth are completing high school at the highest rates in history.

APS Superintendent Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen receives inaugural Phoenix Award during Selma’s 50th Anniversary Jubilee Celebration

Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent and Selma native, Dr. Meria J. Carstarphen, received the inaugural Phoenix Award from The Sullivan and Richie Jean Sherrod Jackson Foundation and Museum, Inc. March 8, in Selma, AL.

METRO BOARD (Feb.27-Mar.05-2015) Atlanta Alumnae Deltas Present Celebration of Women 2015 Awards

Honorees include Antoinette Tuff, a community hero, Judge Glenda A. Hatchett, Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice, Dr. Bernice A. King, and Sisters-in-Law Attorneys Janice and Davida Mathis.

YOUR VOICE: After they reviewed the case, US Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice decided, this week, that they did not have enough evidence to pursue a case against Ron Zimmerma

Kalonji Changa, Smyrna “I think that it’s business as usual. The Department of Justice has never been on the side of Africans and other oppressed people and that there will never be justice on stolen land.”

Unions Planning To Fight Back

Politicians of all ideologies have failed American workers in an era of rising corporate profits and declining wages, the top U.S. labor leader said Monday, vowing to pressure candidates running for president in 2016 to address the issue.

NAACP Counsel Calls for Renewed Focus on Housing Segregation

Preventing future Fergusons will require dismantling the patterns of segregation established by decades of federal housing policies, Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund (LDF), told a gathering of law and social work students ...

METRO NEWS BRIEFS Fe. 27 - Mar. 05-2015

While Bobbi Kristina Brown fights for her life, a feud has erupted over whether her partner can visit her in the hospital.

Medical marijuana bill clears hurdle in Ga. Legislature

A bill to legalize cannabis oil to treat seizure disorders and seven other debilitating health problems passed a key committee in the Georgia House on Monday but faces an uphill battle in the state Senate, even in its latest, watered-down ...

Creating Black History One Wiki Page at a Time

Though he was the first African American with a doctoral degree in educational psychology as well as editor of the Journal of Negro Education for 30 years, Charles Henry Thompson’s page on Wikipedia didn’t show much

THIS WEEK IN BLACK HISTORY - FEB. 27 - Mar. 5

Feb. 27 Journalist Charlayne Alberta Hunter Gault was born in Due West, S.C. in 1942. She and the late Hamilton Holmes were the first blacks to integrate the University of Georgia. Hunter-Gault graduated from Atlanta’s Henry McNeal Turner High School. ...

When disaster hits, FEMA watches Waffle Houses for guidance

When a big storm or tornado devastates a community, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) usually steps in to help state and local officials.

The fight to control Georgia’s charter schools

Charter school supporters want the schools to be exempt from a state-run district that Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing to take over chronically failing institutions.