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Trayvon Martin's mom to Michael Brown's: 'Neither of their lives shall be in vain'

In the days since Michael Brown was shot and killed, protests have filled the streets in Ferguson. But beyond the signs, marchers and tear gas, there's the pain and grief of a family. It's a pain Sybrina Fulton can relate ...

Not just Ferguson: When the National Guard comes to settle civil unrest

They've served in every U.S. war since 1637. When natural disasters strike, they're often among the first to head to the epicenter. And now, National Guard members are trying to keep the peace in Ferguson, Missouri, as the city grapples ...

Dr. Valerie M. Rice breaking new ground

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is breaking ground as the first female president of Morehouse School of Medicine at a time when the pressure is on the national health care industry to offer quality affordable health care.

Black MBA’s love meeting in Atlanta

The 44 year-old National Black MBA Association will convene its 36th annual meeting in Atlanta September 16-20 for the fourth time since the group was founded 44 years ago.

Ebola may be scary, but most shouldn’t be afraid

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States’ top disease detective calls Ebola a ``painful, dreadful, merciless virus.’’ The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency, killing more than 900 people and spreading.

No School Bell for Many Black Teachers

“While the Center for American Progress report outlined the barriers facing educators of color in the public school system, it also provided recommendations.”

Meet the $24 Billion Man

ATLANTA -- He has been called many names: The Giant Killer. Super Lawyer. Celebrity Attorney. These days, they are calling him the $24 Billion Man. His name is Willie Gary, and his recent verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., in ...

THE METRO BOARD

(Atlanta) Members of Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church turned out in mass on Saturday, August 2 to march into their new sanctuary.

Usher ‘Overwhelmed’ by Supporters of Foundation

(AP) - Rhythm and blues singer Usher said he was overwhelmed with gratitude by the amount of supporters at his New Look Foundation’s 15th anniversary luncheon.

Nigeria Slow to React to Ebola Crisis

NEW YORK (AP) - As the Ebola outbreak in West Africa grows, airlines around the globe are closely monitoring the situation but have yet to make any drastic changes. Below are some key questions about the disease, what airlines are ...

Black Men Show Little Signs of Progress in 40 Years

WASHINGTON (NNPA) –Black men are no better off than they were more than 40 years ago, due to mass incarceration and job losses suffered during the Great Recession, according to a new report by researchers at the University of Chicago.

Black Lawyers Look Back, Forward at Justice

It was a seven days of recalling the legal struggle for civil rights and calling for more civil rights action today. It was a week’s worth of legal education, evaluation and exploration, of awards for the legal legends and the ...

In GOP South, pushback against Obama climate rules

ATLANTA (AP) - In the Republican-heavy Southeast, critics said Tuesday that a plan by President Barack Obama’s administration to cut pollution would raise electricity prices, result in job losses and may not significantly curtail the carbon emissions blamed for global ...

‘Get On Up’ - The Story of James Brown “The Godfather of Soul”

This much-awaited bio-film tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the funk out of a song. It also shows you some things you might not have grasped: troubled boys grow up to be troubled men. Warts ...

Thousands Return to Atlanta to Celebrate Gospel Music

As the nation’s top black attorneys were wrestling with how to legally help African Americans at the Marriott Marquis, just across the street, an even larger group of black people from across America were looking to help themselves and others ...