In honor of Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, the Atlanta Braves in conjunction with the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security and the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services,

YOUR VOICE: What are your thoughts about the possibility of casino gambling coming to Georgia?

John Asanga, Atlanta “Well from the business aspect of it I feel it’s beneficial as it will bring in a lot more revenue, a lot of tourists… But for the consumer it could also bring a lot of danger because ...

Black Women Mobilizing for 2016 Vote

As the 2016 election cycle ramps up, Essence magazine and the Black Women’s Roundtable have teamed up to mobilize and re-energize Black women voters.

Metro BOARD: National Minority Prostate Cancer Association Launches ‘Check It & Correct It’ Campaign

The National Minority Prostate Cancer Association is kicking off its “Check It & Correct It” weekend in September to raise awareness about the deadly disease that affects African-American men at a disproportionate rate.

Demonizing ‘Black Lives Matter’

Led by Fox News, conservatives are trying to discredit the #Black Lives Matter Movement by claiming incorrectly that it is a Black hate group that encourages the killing of police officers.

President Obama Announces $175 Million in Apprenticeships

President Obama this week announced new opportunities for Americans to broaden their horizons and forge successful career pathways.

Hidden Toxins Contaminate Black Homes

Consumers aren’t looking for health problems when they shop at dollar stores or keep older furniture, but a cocktail of chemicals seeping from these items offer exactly that.

Feds Launch Pilot College Program for Prisoners

Brandyn Heppard usually arrives 30 minutes early for his visits to Northern State Prison in Newark, N.J. He puts his pre-approved belongings in a clear plastic bag made on-site and signs his name in the visitor logbook.

YOUR VOICE: Did the marriage clerk in Kentucky, Kim Davis, deserve to be jailed for exercising her rights in deny marriage licenses to gay couples?

Coralee Hall, Atlanta “Absolutely she deserved to be jailed because she swore an oath of public office and when the law changed she was still sworn to her public office.

NEWS BRIEFS: Atlanta airport security finds inert hand grenade, 3 guns

Security screeners at Atlanta’s main airport confiscated an inert hand grenade and three loaded firearms over Labor Day weekend.

Aunt Jemima Found after Nearly 100 Years

Her name was Nancy Green. Away from the elaborate tombs and ornate grave markers bearing the prominent names of national celebrities, Chicago’s upper class and Black elite, she has been buried for nearly 100 years somewhere in Oak Woods Cemetery ...

Campus empty at Knoxville College for first time

For the first time in Knoxville College’s 140-year history, there are no students on its campus for the fall semester.

Older Black Lives Matter – Says Top Researcher

Prof. James S. Jackson says the overwhelming propensity among researchers to view data on health disparities among African Americans through the lens of race is highly misleading, and masks deeper truths about how blacks and others cope with societal stressors.

YOUR VOICE: What are your thoughts and/or feelings on the connections being made in the media of a relationship between the recent murders of police officers and the #blacklivesmatter movement?

M.A. Davidson, Atlanta “Connections between #blacklivesmatter and the recent cop killings: NONE. That organization is not that deep; they don’t have that kind of flexibility nor do they have that kind of financing. Those are underground splinter groups that are ...

Amelia Boynton Remembered as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of Selma Movement

Amelia Boynton Robinson, who died Wednesday in Montgomery, Ala. at the age of 104, is being praised as the ‘Rosa Parks’ of the Selma voting rights movement.