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James Edward Dean, first Black elected in DeKalb County dies

James E. Dean, the first Black elected to a significant political office in DeKalb County died quietly at his Atlanta home December 18, he was 70.

What to make of Bill Cosby?

For five decades, Bill Cosby maintained a busy stand-up career even as his TV visibility rose and fell and new generations of comedians took center stage.

NEWS BRIEFS - DEC. 19-25-2014

Finishing a nuclear power plant in Georgia may take almost a year longer than expected, a government monitor said Tuesday in testimony that raises the possibility of a delay costing hundreds of millions of dollars.

Technology and the Continuing Civil Rights Movement

If Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. were alive and dreaming today, his ‘I Have a Dream’ speech might be broadened to include technology equality along with racial parity, according to some civil rights activists.

Communities seek solutions to police killings and brutality

Talks between residents, community organizations, politicians and the police continue around the country, as does some protests following the lack of an indictment in the police deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Savannah Attorney Lester Johnson Appointed to Judicial Qualifications Commission

State Bar of Georgia President Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker has announced the appointment of Attorney Lester B. Johnson III of Savannah to serve on the Georgia Judicial Qualifications Commission (JQC).

YOUR VOICE: In the wake of the Ferguson judgement and Charles Barkley’s statements, what is your take on justice, black people and the police?

“It’s not going to be over until we get some kind of justification. I think we need more black leaders in the world and I hope they keep burning down stuff and tearing up stuff because, then, White America will ...

Can the police and black folk just get along?

The long road to building trust between minority communities and the nation’s police forces just got a little longer Wednesday when a grand jury refused to return an indictment against New York City white police officer involved in a chokehold ...

Metro Board (Dec.05-11-2014) Atlanta Falcons’ Babineaux hosts special guests at game

Atlanta Falcons Defensive Captain Jonathan Babineaux last Sunday hosted some very special guests at the Falcons – Arizona Cardinals game at the Georgia Dome.

Bill Cosby hunkers down as rape scandal rages

After Bill Cosby settled a civil lawsuit in 2006 alleging that he'd repeatedly sexually assaulted a woman, his image as America's dad may have been temporarily tarnished, but was far from destroyed.

Harvard and UNC sued over their admission policies

Lawsuits filed Monday against Harvard University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill argue that affirmative action policies should be banned at colleges across the nation.

Obama inflames divisive debate on 'net neutrality'

Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago.

The Impact of Herman J. Russell, (1930 – 2014)

It would be extremely difficult or next to impossible to measure the true impact of the legacy of Atlanta business titan Herman J. Russell who passed this past Saturday at the age of 83 after a brief illness.

Black Democrats bemoan decision to run from Obama

Some black political leaders think Democratic candidates who distanced themselves from President Barack Obama sapped the enthusiasm of African-Americans in states where they anchor the party’s base.

THE METRO BOARD: NOV.21-27- World AIDS Day Activities in Atlanta

Atlanta will recognize World AIDS Day, Dec. 1 with several activities which will kick off Thursday, Nov. 20.