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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.

Teen hitches ride to Hawaii in jet's landing gear -- and lives to tell the tale

The questions are many. But the first has to be, how in the world did a 16-year-old boy survive a five-hour flight in below freezing cold weather at oxygen-depleted heights without dying or falling out of the wheel well of ...

In Nigeria, the mass abduction of schoolgirls isn't shocking

The heavily armed militants stormed the girls dormitory in the middle of the night, herding more than 200 students on to vehicles and burning down nearby buildings as they made their escape.

Atlanta Teen Wins Tom Joyner Foundation® ‘Full Ride’ Scholarship to HBCU

Titus Zeigler, a top student at Atlanta’s Henry W. Grady High School, is the winner of the Tom Joyner Foundation® “Full Ride Scholarship” that will cover full tuition, room and board (on-campus only) and books up to 10 semesters. Tom ...

Restoring the Pride: APS’ New Superintendent Is Ready To Go

On a mild Saturday afternoon this past March, an audience of parents, teachers, school administrators and former graduates sat patiently in the main lobby of Benjamin E. Mays High School in southwest Atlanta waiting to meet the lone finalist and ...

Armed robber was never told to report to prison

After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.

Obama, Biden to announce millions for job training

Hoping to help close the gap between workers' skills and the needs of businesses, President Barack Obama on Wednesday will announce he's putting hundreds of millions toward job training programs that produce highly skilled workers.