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News Briefs: Commissioner wants results for Democratic Primary race thrown out

Fulton County Commissioner Robb Pitts is requesting a court to disqualify the results of last month’s election results because of a design err in the ballot.

Educator Steve Perry to speak at CAU June 26

Renowned educator Steve Perry will deliver the keynote address during Clark Atlanta University’s Whitney M. Young Jr. School of Social Work Annual Conference on Thursday, June 26 on campus (223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W., Atlanta 30314).

State Bar of Georgia Swears in First African-American President

Atlanta’s Patrise Perkins-Hooker was installed as the first African -American (52nd overall) president of the State Bar of Georgia this week, during the organization’s annual meeting at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

MARTA Police Arrest Suspect in Shoving Incident

After a thorough investigation, the MARTA Police Department today arrested Loren Hooks, 43, of Atlanta and charged him with simple battery in connection with the June 7th incident involving a 68-year-old customer who was forcibly removed from a train stopped ...

Majority of African Americans now say Simpson was guilty

Twenty years after the start of the O.J. Simpson murder case, attitudes towards Simpson and towards race relations in the country have dramatically changed, according to a new national poll.

Holder endorses shorter sentences for drug offenders now in prison

As many as 20,000 federal prisoners could see their sentences shortened under a new proposal by the Justice Department.

Steve Harvey Morning Show Opens Voting for 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards Show

Steve Harvey will recognize community leaders, businesses, education and churches across the nation with the 2014 Ford Neighborhood Awards Show this August.

OBAP Youth Aviation Academy Deadline for Applications is June 7

The Organization of Black Aerospace Professionals Inc. (OBAP) Aviation Career Education (ACE) summer programs providing middle and high school students exposure to aerospace through career exploration experiences, is accepting applications for academies in cities around the country and the Caribbean.

Report: NSA collects millions of facial images per day

The National Security Agency is reportedly capturing millions of images per day to feed facial recognition programs.

Three-day Soccer Event Highlights Rising Talent

The attention of soccer is growing in the capital of the South, and SoccerViza, a traveling soccer combine, will be held from June 16 to 18 at Atlanta Silverbacks Park.

Phenomenal Woman: Dr. Maya Angelou

Atlanta joined the multitude of people from around the world paying tribute to the life and works of poet, author and activist Maya Angelou, who passed Wednesday at the age of 86 at home her in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Legendary Author Maya Angelou Dies At Home

Maya Angelou, a renowned poet, novelist and actress whose work defied description under a simple label, has died, her literary agent, Helen Brann, said Wednesday.

Democratic congressman victorious in Ga. race

A Democratic congressman won a metro Atlanta primary fight to keep his job Tuesday, while an Augusta businessman trounced four fellow Republicans to win the GOP nomination to challenge the Deep South’s last white, Democratic member of the U.S. House ...

Ga. GOP Senate runoff: Businessman vs. politician

Georgia’s Republican Senate primary runoff pits a multimillionaire businessman who’s never held public office against a congressman who’s spent more than two decades on Capitol Hill.

Georgia Teens Honored in Nation’s Capital for Tobacco-Free Campaign

Four Georgia youths of the H.E.A.R.T. Coalition, a statewide substance-abuse prevention organization, earned Youth Advocates of the Year honors by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids for their leadership in the fight against tobacco.