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Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Announces Emerging Artist Awards Celebration on April 17

The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs will present this year’s Emerging Artist Awards at a special celebration at Chastain Arts Center on Friday, April 17 from 7-9 p.m.

YOUR VOICE: After they reviewed the case, US Attorney General Eric Holder and the Department of Justice decided, this week, that they did not have enough evidence to pursue a case against Ron Zimmerma

Kalonji Changa, Smyrna “I think that it’s business as usual. The Department of Justice has never been on the side of Africans and other oppressed people and that there will never be justice on stolen land.”

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.

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.

Dexter King: Ownership of Bible, Nobel prize is only issue

One of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sons declined to say Tuesday whether his father’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and traveling Bible would be sold if a judge rules they belong to the civil rights icon’s estate.

The King Center Celebrates the 30th National M.L. King Jr. Birthday

The King Center is commemorating the 30th Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration this year with a special focus on the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Food For the Soul--The Rustin Lorde Breakfast

In 1992 I left Brooklyn, NY boarding the “midnight train to Georgia” to begin a new life with my partner Lenny. We knew less than four residents between us so I went about feverishly searching for Black LGBTQ community.

YOUR VOICE: What do you think we will be talking about and what do you think we should be talking about in 2015?

“I have the same answer for both; I feel we will be talking about race relations and empowering our youth for 2015.”

Walmart filling a shopper’s void in East Point

Not long ago it was rare to see the opening of a new Walmart store, but not anymore in Metro Atlanta. The recent ribbon cutting at the new Walmart Super Center on Cleveland Ave in East Point is the most ...

YOUR VOICE: What New Year’s Resolutions do you know that you will break this year?

Tonekia Kendall, Jonesboro “I hope to stop procastinating… but more than likely, I am probably going to put it off. LOL”

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.

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.