YOUR VOICE: Do you think the prison sentences of the APS educators were fair?

Soleil Lee, Lawrenceville “I do not [think the sentences were fair], because of the pressures that teachers and school systems receive about high stakes testing and how they want to determine whether you are a good teacher based on a ...

Report: 5 Georgia counties no longer majority white

Five Georgia counties - Chatham, Douglas, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale - have gone from being majority white to places where no single racial or ethnic group holds a majority, according to an analysis by the Pew Research Center.

YOUR VOICE: With the sentencing of the APS educators approaching, what do you think their punishment should be?

Monica Crim, Atlanta “I don’t think they should have did shackles and things, I think that’s a bit much. I think they should get probation, like, five years probation. [Prison?] No.”

Poll: Whites more likely to approve police striking people

Whites in the United States approve of police officers hitting people in far greater numbers than blacks and Hispanics do, at a time when the country is struggling to deal with police use of deadly force against men of color, ...

Andrew Young: ‘White Supremacy Is A Sickness’

Civil rights icon Rev. Andrew Jackson Young Jr. has experienced and accomplished many, many things in his lifetime. While he was a close confidant of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Young practically learned the social mentally of America — and ...


Atlanta city officials say they’re planning to offer a federally-supported program to provide meals to low-income children during summer break from school.

Has Justice Been Served?

With a guilty verdict finally reached after eight days of deliberations in one of the state’s longest corruption trials in history, now the convicted Atlanta educators and their families must sit on pins and needles for the sentencing phase scheduled ...

Clark Atlanta University selects Ronald A. Johnson as fourth president

Clark Atlanta University Tuesday announced that its incoming president is a prominent investor, finance, and education professional from the Lone Star State.

METRO Atlanta News Briefs

he Georgia House has approved a transportation plan that members say will raise $900 million through changes to the state’s gas tax and new fees on electric cars and hotel visits.

YOUR VOICE: What do you think of a Ga. House proposal to amend the state constitution to expand legal gambling to include casinos and horse racing in which the state would receive additional funding?

Courtney Butler, Gainesville “I, absolutely, think we should expand gambling because we’ve already allowed it [to fund education] thru lottery, so yes I think we should so that we don’t have to travel out of state.”

The State of Black America Report:

When it comes to the equality in America, a new report by the National Urban League says that blacks are missing nearly 30 percent of the pie.

Medical marijuana bill headed to Ga. governor’s desk

Just because a medical marijuana bill is about to be signed into law by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, don’t get visions in your head about one day casually smoking a joint on the patio of a Midtown Atlanta restaurant.

YOUR VOICE: In the wake of MARTA expanding bus services to Clayton Co., do you think the transit system is an effective service to Metro Atlanta?

“I come from the west coast and it doesn’t have a great transportation system, so for me Atlanta’s is great. I get everywhere I need to go. I definitely think it can be improved: They are always changing their schedules, ...

Atlanta area students fine-tune their dreams at Disney Dreamers Academy 2015

Walt Disney World in Orlando recently brought 100 students closer to their dreams at the annual Disney Dreamers Academy 2015 with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine.

East Point Youth Receives 1st Junior Newsmaker of the Year Award

Ten year old Willie Myrick of East Point is one “blessed” young boy who can testify that singing the praises of God can save your life.