AU Center students offer stories to promote positive black images

Students rallied from three of the nation’s leading historically black colleges and universities to promote positive images of African-American youth.

YOUR VOICE: What’s one thing you are thankful for and what is one thing you think we should all be thankful for?

Shunta Jones, College Park “I am thankful for family and I think we should all be thankful for family because without it, where would you be in life.”

Mali hotel attack aimed at peace talks, say separatists

The assault on a luxury hotel in Mali’s capital that killed 19 people was a clear attempt to derail a fragile peace process meant to stabilize the country’s volatile north, a representative of northern separatist groups said Sunday.

YOUR VOICE: In light of the ISIS attacks in cities all over the world, should Syrian refugees be allowed to reach America via Hartsfield, the busiest airport in America?

Zaynah Mason, Atlanta “Yes because it’s impossible to say that all Syrians are going to be terrorists, as when 9/11 happened, you can’t expect all Muslims to be terrorists because they are not.”

How to Win Elections behind the Cotton Curtain

We won the Voting Rights Act of 1965 at Selma, combining the power of a principled mass movement led by Dr. King and a compassionate president who did the right thing despite the heavy political price.

DEAL: ‘No Syrian Refugees in Georgia!’

Gov. Nathan Deal on Tuesday stood by an executive order preventing Syrian refugees from being resettled in Georgia despite legal experts’ doubts about states’ authority over the federal program.

YOUR VOICE: How much of a threat is the #blacklivesmatter movement and should law enforcement have them under surveillance?

John Gelzer, Marrietta “I do not believe it is a dangerous organization and I believe that people have freedom of organization. There’s no reason the police should have any surveillance over the organization.”

YOUR VOICE: What are your thoughts and/or feelings on the link to the rise in violent crime being, in part, a result of police being reluctant to respond for fear of scrutiny, according to the heads o

Fredrick Ephram, Lithonia I think the system created all of this. I think it’s an excuse… I really don’t feel the police are being overly scrutinized. I think it’s a lack of discipline in the police system as well as ...

Georgia man acquitted after 29 years files civil rights suit

A Georgia man says he was frightened into pleading guilty for a murder he didn’t commit after police dangled him off a bridge three decades ago, brought charges against his parents and threatened him with the death penalty.

Black Churches Show Support for Obama’s Environment Plan

Leaders of the nation’s major Black churches -- representing nearly 13 million African-American members -- presented over 10,000 pastors’ signatures to Congressional Black Caucus members in support of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan.

Obama defends Black Lives Matter movement Continued from front page

Defending the Black Lives Matter movement, President Barack Obama said Thursday the protests are giving voice to a problem happening only in African-American communities, adding, “We, as a society, particularly given our history, have to take this seriously.’’

YOUR VOICE: How do you think Martin Luther King would feel about having a ‘Liberty Bell’ placed at the top of Stone Mountain in honor of his name?

Dean Curtin, Alpharetta “It does not reflect the modern times that we are in. So, to me, it’s not symbolic of what’s going on today. I think he (Martin Luther King) would agree. Especially with what’s going on with the ...

US Schools find alternatives to suspending students

The recent arrest of a 14-year-old Muslim boy whose teacher mistook his homemade clock for a bomb led to widespread ridicule of school officials and accusations that Islamophobia may have played a part.

M.L. King on Stone Mountain? Not this mountaintop

A proposal to erect a monument to the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. atop Georgia’s Stone Mountain is getting a chilly reception from some of the civil rights groups that King worked with.

Number of Black Teachers Rapidly Declines as Minority Student Population Increases

The minority population has grown tremendously since the year 2000.