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The Center for Working Families names Spelman alumna President and CEO

ATLANTA - The Board of Directors of The Center for Working Families, Inc. (TCWFI) announced that Che D. Watkins is joining the organization as its new president and CEO, as of Monday, July 21. Watkins began her career with J.P. ...

Run-off election results: Arrington Takes The Fifth; It’s Perdue vs. Nunn

Atlanta attorney Marvin Arrington Jr. is now the new commissioner from Fulton County’s new 5th District Commission seat.

Historically black colleges face uncertain future

(AP) - Three days before Payton Wilkins returned home to Detroit last May with a bachelor’s degree, his cousin was arrested for selling heroin and crack cocaine.

Obama: Washington could do with less 'Scandal'

(CNN) -- Olivia Pope may be the best crisis manager -- real or fictional -- to ever grace Washington.

Chief Ebola doctor overseeing cases in Sierre Leone contracts the virus

(CNN) -- A doctor who has played a key role in fighting the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone is infected with the disease, according to that country's Ministry of Health.

Disturbing Viral Rape of Teenager, Jada, Spreads Like Wildfire

(Houston Forward Times)—According to researchers, the most common form of Drug Facilitated Sexual Assault (DFSA) is alcohol-related, with the victim in most cases consuming the alcohol voluntarily.

Ex-employee sues Ga. GOP alleging discrimination

ATLANTA (AP) - The former executive assistant to the chairman of the Georgia Republican Party has filed a federal lawsuit claiming race discrimination. Qiana Keith of Gainesville filed the lawsuit against the Georgia GOP on Tuesday, saying she was subjected ...

Fulton County to Delay 2014 Millage Rate Vote

Fulton County will delay the vote on a proposed millage rate increase. The delay will allow for citizens to provide input at three additional public hearings.

Homeless valedictorian moves from shelter to Georgetown dorm

WASHINGTON (CNNMoney) -- Last month, Rashema Melson lived in a single room with her mother and two of her six siblings at a Washington, D.C., homeless shelter. Now, she lives in a dorm room at Georgetown University.

Fulton County invites input during public hearings regarding 2014 millage rate

The Fulton County Board of Commissioners voted to propose a 2014 General Fund millage rate of 11.781 mills and a Bond Fund millage rate of 0.27 mills. The proposed South Fulton Tax District millage rate is 12.469 mills; this rate ...

Colleges are working harder to stop ‘the summer melt’

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The excitement of acceptance into that dream college has passed. The first day of classes is still weeks away. But the resources provided by high school teachers and computer labs are no longer available for recent ...

Math + Science = High Paying Job

WASHINGTON (AP) - The study of math and science appears to be a big plus no matter whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released ...

Obama turns down Rocky Mountain high

(CNN) -- "Do you want to hit this?" a man asked President Barack Obama in a bar in Denver Tuesday night. The president laughed but didn't indulge.

Reports: Ex-New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin gets 10 years in prison

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced to 10 years in prison Wednesday in a bribery scandal that rocked the city, according to the Times-Picayune newspaper and CNN affiliate WDSU.

Minority voters flex their power in GOP primary

Agitating minority voters may soon prove politically risky anywhere in the nation: The numbers of black, Hispanic, Asian and Native American voters are growing not only in presidential election years but in off-cycle elections as well, according to the U.S. ...