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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.”

Black newspaper dynasty gives way to new guard

In January, Scott became the last family member to leave the black newspaper dynasty that lasted 85 years.

Downtown Atlanta’s Big Year

The year 2014 is slated to be the biggest year for Downtown Atlanta in nearly two decades.

Morehouse College 2014 Black Male Summit Takes On Obama’s ‘Brother’s Keeper’ Initiative

The priorities of President Barack Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper” initiative to improve the odds of success in school and in life for males of color will be the focus of the 2014 Black Male Summit at Morehouse College, March 28-29.

Bernice King hands over MLK’s Bible and Peace Prize

Bernice King’s passionate plea last Thursday for one of her brothers to change their vote about auctioning off their father’s Nobel Peace Prize and Bible fell on deaf ears.

Postal Workers Protest Staples Deal

Changes are coming to the financially-troubled U.S. Postal Service and Tuesday local workers let management know loud and clear that they were not happy at all with the agency’s most recent change.

From NNPA to NAACP to Silicon Valley - Ben Jealous Still Pushing Technology for Equality

Benjamin Todd Jealous, the former NAACP president, who has weaved a career through politics, the Black press and civil rights, has now announced his next course of action in pursuit of racial equality and economic justice in America.

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