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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.

Tuskegee University forum to examine economic inequality in America

Tuskegee University will bring together a group of nationally recognized economists, financial analysts and policy advisers to discuss America’s economic issues and future. The Brimmer Forum on Education, Economic Growth and Opportunity will be held March 16-18 in the Kellogg ...

From NNPA to NAACP to Silicon Valley - Ben Jealous Still Pushing Technology for Equality

Benjamin Todd Jealous, the former NAACP president, who has weaved a career through politics, the Black press and civil rights, has now announced his next course of action in pursuit of racial equality and economic justice in America.

Police: Georgia elementary school principal intended to have sex with child

Georgia authorities have arrested 14 people they accuse of traveling with the intent to have sex with children, including a suburban Atlanta elementary school principal, according to CNN affiliates and school system officials.

CAU doctoral student named to 2014 HBCU All-Stars

The All-Stars were selected from a pool of 445 applicants, based upon accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement.

The Value of HBCUs –  Part II

With specific emphasis on Howard University, let’s consider a few solutions to the challenges HBCUs face. There are some who say HBCUs are irrelevant and no longer necessary because we are living in a “post-racial” society, mainly because a black ...

To Be Equal What the Dunn Verdict Says About Us

Another mother’s anguish. Another unarmed Black teenager in Florida shot dead for no good reason. Another indefensible instance of Stand Your Ground rearing its ugly head. Eight months after the stunning acquittal of George Zimmerman for the shooting death of ...

Clarence Thomas’ Self-Inflicted Amnesia

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is at it again. Whenever he opens his mouth about race, he displays a surprising myopia for a 65-year-old African American man who was raised in the Deep South during a segregated era.

Improving health equity in Georgia

During this month of Black History we celebrate the achievements of African Americans in the sciences, literature, and the arts.

Another Florida Man Gets Away with Murder

As we approach the second anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s murder in Sanford, Fla., justice again has been shortchanged in the Sunshine State.

Judge Glenda Hatchett joins in honoring Regions Financial scholars

A celebration of the accomplishments of 150 students from Booker T. Washington and South Atlanta who are participating in the Regions Financial Scholars Program will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 25 at Morehouse College’s Walter E. ...

Black Women Still Penalized for Race and Gender

The Civil Rights Act of 1964 outlawed race- and gender-based discrimination. Now, 50 years later, black women still suffer under the double-whammy of race and gender.