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Unsung civil rights heroes looking to get their Records cleared in South Carolina

Fifty- four years after nine junior college students in Rock Hill, South Carolina were arrested and imprisoned for trying to integrate a city lunch counter, they return to a circuit court hearing January 28 hoping to officially clear their records ...

Black Communities Should Not Expect Much from Black Republicans

Black Republicans made history during the midterm elections in November by winning in Texas, South Carolina and Texas, but political analysts wonder if the victories will have any long-term impact on the future of the GOP in the Black community.

The King Center Celebrates the 30th National M.L. King Jr. Birthday

The King Center is commemorating the 30th Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration this year with a special focus on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

2 Tuskegee Airmen die in Los Angeles at 91

Two members of the famed Tuskegee Airmen have died in Los Angeles. Relatives say Clarence E. Huntley Jr. and Joseph Shambrey, both 91, died last Monday in their Los Angeles homes.

Union seeks election among Delta Air Lines flight attendants

The International Association of Machinists says it has enough support from Delta Air Lines flight attendants to force a union-representation election.

Food For the Soul--The Rustin Lorde Breakfast

In 1992 I left Brooklyn, NY boarding the “midnight train to Georgia” to begin a new life with my partner Lenny. We knew less than four residents between us so I went about feverishly searching for Black LGBTQ community.

YOUR VOICE: What do you think we will be talking about and what do you think we should be talking about in 2015?

“I have the same answer for both; I feel we will be talking about race relations and empowering our youth for 2015.”

News BRIEFS - JAN 9-15-2015

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has approved a proposal to merge Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College.

The Rumble in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans took control of both chambers of the U.S. Congress on Tuesday, setting the stage for fierce partisan battles that could consume the final two years of Barack Obama’s presidency.

Supreme Court Excuses Cop’s Ignorance of the Law, Sotomayor Finds Fault in Ruling

At a time when public trust in policing is falling to its nadir, a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision may have added fuel to the fire. During the week of Dec. 14, the Court ruled in Heien v. North Carolina ...

Walmart filling a shopper’s void in East Point

Not long ago it was rare to see the opening of a new Walmart store, but not anymore in Metro Atlanta. The recent ribbon cutting at the new Walmart Super Center on Cleveland Ave in East Point is the most ...

First black female Republican joins US Congress

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mia Love of Utah on Tuesday became the first black female Republican in Congress as she was sworn in along with 57 other freshmen members of the U.S. House.

YOUR VOICE: What New Year’s Resolutions do you know that you will break this year?

Tonekia Kendall, Jonesboro “I hope to stop procastinating… but more than likely, I am probably going to put it off. LOL”

Can GOP shatter ‘Obama coalition’ in 2016?

ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a “permanent governing majority’’ for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the “Obama coalition’’ to keep their party ...

METRO Board (Jan. 2-8-2015) The Atlanta Streetcar launches in Downtown

Getting around downtown Atlanta became a little easier Tuesday, Dec. 30 with the launch of the long-awaited Atlanta Streetcar. City and business leaders gathered for the launch ceremony at the Woodruff Park stop.