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Sounding the Alarm On Climate Change

More than 7 million children under the age of 15 have asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

CAU President Carlton E. Brown Retiring in 2015

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President Carlton E. Brown this week (April 29) announced his decision to retire, effective June 30, 2015. Brown’s decision, formally announced to the Board of Trustees Monday, comes as the career educator celebrates his 43rd year ...

M.L. King Middle Natatorium Remains Closed for Maintenance During Spring and Summer Months

After closing the pool at M.L. King Middle School Natatorium for structural maintenance in February 2014, the Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) has decided to close the pool for the remaining spring and summer months.

African app company trumps Apple in launching first black emoticons

Without wasting any time, a Mauritius-based app company called Oju Africa announced a few hours later that it had already tackled the lack of racial diversity by introducing its own set of Afro emoticons on Google Play Store.

CAU President Carlton E. Brown To Retire

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President Carlton E. Brown today announced his decision to retire, effective June 30, 2015. Brown’s decision, formally announced to the Board of Trustees Monday, comes as the career educator celebrates his 43rd year in the field, ...

Suspect dead in mass shooting at Georgia FedEx facility, police say

The suspect in a shooting that sent six people to the hospital early Tuesday in suburban Atlanta has died "from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," police said.

Justice effort aims to reduce possible bias in arrests

The Justice Department will collect data about police stops, searches and arrests, aiming to reduce possible effects of racial bias in the justice system, Attorney General Eric Holder said on Monday.

News Briefs (April 25 - May 1)

Gov. Nathan Deal this week signed legislation expanding where people with licenses to carry can bring their guns in Georgia.

Mayor Reed Welcomes Major League Soccer to Atlanta

Along with hundreds of metro Atlanta soccer fans, Mayor Kasim Reed on Wednesday, April 16, joined Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber, Atlanta Falcons and MLS team owner Arthur Blank and Georgia World Congress Center Executive Director Frank Poe for ...

Georgia Board of Regents approve college tuition increases

Tuition is going up for Georgia students at all 31 state colleges and universities under a budget plan approved recently by the state Board of Regents, including the largest increase of $372 more per semester for Georgia Tech undergraduates.

Schools Still ‘Separate and Unequal’ 60 years after Brown

s the 60th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court ruling in Brown v. Board of Education approaches, a new report by the Economic Policy Institute found that schools are more segregated now than they were in 1980. The U.S. ...

Cleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later

The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a courthouse to congratulations from passers-by, a steak dinner with his family and the start of a new ...

Female gun instructors in hot demand

If you're a woman, and you're licensed to shoot, then your skills are in hot demand.

Spelman College, Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University Rank in Top Ten of Greenest HBCUs

A comprehensive survey released on Earth Day by The Building Green Initiative (BGI) at Clark Atlanta University says historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are driving energy efficiency on their campuses and promoting sustainability through their policies, practices and curriculums.

High court upholds state's ban on college-admissions affirmative action

The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan law banning the use of racial criteria in college admissions, a key decision in an unfolding legal and political battle nationally over affirmative action.