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Mayor Kasim Reed Welcomes New Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed today applauded the selection of Meria Carstarphen to lead the Atlanta Public Schools system as its new superintendent, following a national search.

Photos of slave descendants donated to Smithsonian

A "time capsule'' of photographs documenting the descendants of slaves on a long-isolated island off the South Carolina-Georgia coast will have a new home at the Smithsonian's African-American history museum.

Graduate student loans are ballooning

Graduate school debt is playing a key and often overlooked role in the ballooning of overall student loan debt, new research suggests.

Black newspaper dynasty gives way to new guard

In January, Scott became the last family member to leave the black newspaper dynasty that lasted 85 years.

Downtown Atlanta’s Big Year

The year 2014 is slated to be the biggest year for Downtown Atlanta in nearly two decades.

Lattimer Communications wins AMY award

Lattimer Communications, a marketing communications agency, was awarded best advertising- multicultural for its Visit Orlando initiative, “Visit Orlando without Kids” at the American Marketing Association, Atlanta Chapter’s Annual AMY Awards at the Fox Theatre.

Morehouse College 2014 Black Male Summit Takes On Obama’s ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative

The priorities of President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative to improve the odds of success in school and in life for males of color will be the focus of the 2014 Black Male Summit at Morehouse College, March 28-29.

Sickle Cell Patients Plan Day at the Capitol

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. announced today that it will host Sickle Cell Day from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 19, at the State Capitol. A brief program will be scheduled for 11:30 am.

Clark Atlanta University celebrates 25th Anniversary

Clark Atlanta University is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the consolidation of its parent institutions, Atlanta University (founded in 1865) and Clark College (founded in 1869).

Bernice King hands over MLK’s Bible and Peace Prize

Bernice King’s passionate plea last Thursday for one of her brothers to change their vote about auctioning off their father’s Nobel Peace Prize and Bible fell on deaf ears.

How Exactly Do Colleges Allocate Their Financial Aid? They Won’t Say

Universities rarely release the specific criteria behind their aid decisions.

Augusta-Richmond County to elect 1st black mayor

The next mayoral election in Augusta is guaranteed to make history, regardless of who wins.

City of Atlanta to Welcome 35th Annual UNCF An Evening of Stars® to Atlanta

The 35th Annual UNCF An Evening of Stars® will be held on April 6 at the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center, and will be the highlight program during a weekend of events that support and promote the mission of the ...

Black Twitter growing into online force

When a U.S. jury convicted Michael Dunn of attempted murder, but not actual murder, in the shooting death of a black teenager, the hashtag #dangerousblackchildren popped up on Twitter. Users posted photos of black babies and toddlers, making fun of ...

Postal Workers Protest Staples Deal

Changes are coming to the financially-troubled U.S. Postal Service and Tuesday local workers let management know loud and clear that they were not happy at all with the agency’s most recent change.