John Russell Houser apparently penned anti-government, anti-media blog posts. He was subject to a 2008 restraining order in which his then-wife and daughter were "fearful of him," police said. He spent time that year and the next getting treated for ...
Relief for the senior residents of Friendship Towers in Atlanta who have been suffering through oppressive heat because the aged old central air conditioning units have been on the blink for over 70 days.
YOUR VOICE: What was your gut reaction to the Sandra Bland incident, the black woman in Texas who was found dead in her jail cell after being arrested for reasons related to a minor traffic violation?
Cody Perryman, Atlanta “Initially after hearing the report and hearing what happened I knew there was a cover-up going on. I would say I felt rage because now it’s continuous and now it’s going from them targeting black men to ...
Academics aside, gearing up for college is a big job. Whether you’re headed to the dorms or sharing an apartment or house with friends, making your surroundings comfortable and functional will let you focus on your studies.
A coalition of local civil rights organizations says the group wants Confederate symbols - including a giant carving at Stone Mountain Park - removed from all government-owned property and plans to pursue making those changes during the next legislative session.
When 10-year-old Burrell Ellis first imagined a career in politics, he couldn’t have possibly fathom a prison cell would be at the end of his political career.
For decades, Bill Cosby cast himself as America’s dad and then as America’s granddad, a moralist with tough talk for young people about acting responsibly. It was that image that proved to be his undoing.
The black press boasts a long and colorful history and has weathered a host of storms since 1827 when “Freedom’s Journal” became the country’s first black-owned newspaper.
YOUR VOICE: Former Mayor Andrew Young says the problems we face don’t have anything to do with the Confederate flag. Do you think we should be worried about the flag or is it a waste of time?
Charity Hamidulah, Atlanta “I sort of agree with his opinion. For instance, on my way to my soccer game, I saw some man carrying a Confederate flag, right down Boulevard. It was a shock to see at first, but then ...
Most economists agree that the Great Recession, sparked by the housing market crash, officially ended in 2009, but the fallout from the crisis will continue to hurt black families, especially black homeowners, for decades to come, according to a new ...
July 1 brings the start of a new year for state government, and dozens of laws that go into effect for the first time.
Chanting “bring it down, bring it down,’’ hundreds gathered in Tuesday’s sweltering heat demanding the removal of the Confederate battle flag from outside South Carolina’s Statehouse.
Four have been charged with attempted murder in a vicious May 30 double stabbing attack on a Black man and woman at a park in the largely Irish neighborhood known as Canaryville on Chicago’s Southside.
Since news first broke last week that the now former head of the Spokane NAACP chapter in Washington portrayed herself as Black — even though she was born white — people have not stopped talking about her.
YOUR VOICE: In light of the incident in Charleston SC, do you think churches should have armed security?
Micheal Reaver, John’s Creek “I think arming security is a secondary issue. I think it’s trying to attack a symptom rather than the cause of the illness, which in this case, is racism, flat out.