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YOUR VOICE: In light of recent events in Alabama, how well do you think same-sex marriage would be received in Georgia?

Matthew White, Decatur “I think Georgia is ready because the new generation, Generation X, has accepted it more.

METRO BOARD Feb 13-19-2015-U.S. 5th Congressional Office and SBA hold business forum

The office of Congressman John Lewis along with the Small Business Administration is holding a small business forum for businesses in the metro Atlanta area, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 18, East Atlanta Branch Library, 400 Flat Shoals ...

Civil Rights Leaders Upset Over Non-Voting Rights Act Hearing

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, he sparked controversy on Jan. 14 saying that, “The Voting Rights Amendment Act” – which would restore the pre-clearance requirement by the Justice Department for states mainly in the South ...

This Week in Black History: Feb. 13-19

Feb. 13 The Renaissance, the first black pro basketball team organized in New York in 1923. Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day Morehouse College of Atlanta was founded as Augusta Institute in 1867. Frederick Douglass, newspaper publisher/abolitionist is born, 1817 The late ...

State of Atlanta 2015

Atlanta and the metro region are coming out of the Great Recession with the throttle fully open, according to Mayor Kasim Reed’s annual State of the City address given to an audience of business, civic and community people Wednesday (Feb. ...

Angela Davis Still an Activist At 71, the Freedom Fighter Battles On

Say the name Angela Davis and, depending upon with whom you speak, a range of opinions, emotions and thoughts automatically ensue.

Nigeria is at a crossroad

Nigeria, Africa’s so-called giant and the world’s biggest Black nation, is in the news again. And as usual, much of the world is watching with considerable trepidation.

MLK estate drops lawsuit against King Center over licensing

With the dismissal of one of two lawsuits that effectively pitted them against each other, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children took a step Thursday toward resolving the issues that have divided them in recent years.

Poor Communities Lose Billions to Predatory Lenders

Predatory lenders continue to target poor, black and Latino communities, siphoning off $103 billion in fees and interests every year, and the rest of us are paying for it, according to a recent report by United for a Fair Economy. ...

METRO NEWS BRIEFS Jan 30 - Feb 05-2015

The Atlanta Hawks made a stop at the Georgia State Capitol Tuesday and were recognized for their sportsmanship, citizenship and significant economic impact to the City of Atlanta.

The Four-Letter Word Politicians Avoid: Poor

In his State of the Union address on Jan. 20, President Barack Obama never used the word “poor” and only used the word “poverty” once, which was in the context of fighting “extreme poverty” globally, in emphasizing the recent Ebola ...

City of Atlanta Municipal Court Announces Warrant Amnesty Program

The City of Atlanta Municipal Court announced today the launch of the warrant amnesty program.

Black Unemployment Rate Headed for Single Digits

After three consecutive months of the economy adding more than 25,000 jobs, the Black unemployment rate could dip below 10 percent by mid-2015 if current trends continue, says Valerie Wilson, an economist and director of the Program on Race, Ethnicity, ...

HBCUs Divided over Free Community College Plan

Black college educators and supporters are sharply split over whether President Obama’s proposal to offer a free two-year community college education to students making progress toward earning an associate or bachelor’s degree would hurt are harm Historically Black Colleges and ...

METRO NEWS BRIEFS Jan 23-29-2015

After two years of no resolution to the issue, AT&T Georgia is suing MARTA and Atlanta for the cost of relocating utilities to make way for the streetcar project.