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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.

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 ...

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.

A Big Red Wave

For those Democrats who felt that Georgia had gone from a red to a purple state, the Republicans squashed that notion by putting on an extra layer of red paint over the state Tuesday night. The GOP victories in Georgia ...

Economy, party control dominate Senate race in Ga.

Republican David Perdue beat Democrat Michelle Nunn in Georgia to win a U.S. Senate seat as final exit polls showed voters appeared troubled by the economy and considered how their decision might affect control of the U.S. Senate. Gov. Nathan ...

YOUR VOICE: Who do you blame for Georgia having the highest unemployment rate in the nation and will that have any influence on your vote this year?

“I blame the Governor. He is more interested in big business than he is in the ordinary people of this state. And it will definitely affect my vote because I don’t believe I will be voting to have him re-elected.”

In Senate battle, GOP’s weapon is Obama

Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, offshore jobs in New Hampshire and women’s issues in Colorado.

Your Voice 10-17-13-2014: With the death of the first Ebola victim here in the U.S., do you think we are doing enough to secure ourselves from the Ebola epidemic?

With the death of the first Ebola victim here in the U.S., do you think we are doing enough to secure ourselves from the Ebola epidemic?

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.

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 ...

Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. Named NNPA Interim President and CEO

Benjamin F. Chavis, Jr. a global business leader, educator, and longtime civil rights activist, was elected interim president and CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association at the group’s annual meeting here Wednesday, NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell has announced.

GPTC Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony for New Transit Training Facility

Federal, state and local officials joined Dr. Jabari Simama, President, Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC), for the ceremonial groundbreaking of the new Transit Training facility that will be located at their Regional Transportation Training Center (RTTC) in Lithonia, Georgia.

A $2.2 Million Mansion Is Not a Home for Archbishop of Atlanta

After coming under sharp criticism and issuing an apology earlier this week, the Archbishop of Atlanta announced Saturday that he would vacate his $2.2 million mansion in early May.

Summit Held to Bring about Change for Young African American Males

“Only four percent of African American high school seniors are college-ready in a wide range of courses,” Morehouse College President John Silvanus Wilson told the packed auditorium, filled with impressionable youths. “That ought to shake people up.”

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