'Choose Nonviolence' Highlights The Theme of King Week Celebration

This year's King Birthday Week celebration will have a special emphasis on inspiring and educating youth to “choose nonviolence” said King Center CEO Bernice A. King.

Marietta man celebrates century mark with family, friends

Cogan Williams sits in his easy chair at his Marietta home and reflects on his 100 years. He hit the century mark on yesterday.

FBI to seize school hard drives in Kendrick Johnson probe, source says

The FBI was expected Thursday to seize the original hard drives from the surveillance system at Lowndes High School, where 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson was found dead in a rolled-up gym mat earlier this year, according to a source with knowledge ...

Race and Class Issues Unearthed in Braves' Stadium Move

For the Braves, abandoning downtown Atlanta for the suburbs means moving closer to the team's fan base and developing money-making restaurants and amenities.

Kendrick Johnson family holds rally after filing complaint about missing organs

The parents of Kendrick Johnson, whose death this year created a mystery that has gripped a South Georgia town, held a rally at the state Capitol on Wednesday, a day after filing a complaint with the state about the handling ...

Ga. Republicans Want You: If you are a minority and conservative

On the campus of Morehouse College, a small group of students are at the center of an effort by Georgia Republicans to build support among minorities ahead of major federal and state elections next year.

Mayor Reed Joins Vice President Joe Biden on Panama Trip

Mayor Kasim Reed will travel to Panama with Vice President Joe Biden on Monday, November 18 to meet with President Ricardo Martinelli and to tour the Panama Canal expansion project.

Community Development Issues Raised at Atlanta City Council Candidate Forums

Foreclosures impact every level of the housing market, from high-rise condos to low-income housing.

AIDS Walk Atlanta and 5K Run: Now More Than Ever

Thousands of enthusiastic supporters will flock to Piedmont Park this Sunday, October 20th for the 23rd annual AIDS Walk Atlanta & 5K Run.

Two Legendary Atlanta Journalists Laid to Rest

Two of Atlanta’s legendary African American journalists Portia Scott of The Atlanta Daily World and former radio/TV broadcaster Ron Sailor were laid to rest last week.

Atlanta Logs Dramatic Turnaround in Homelessness

After Larry Mainor left the armed forces, he spent years getting high on crack and sleeping in cars, under bridges, behind restaurants and even in the woods.

Evelyn Lowery Warmly Remembered at Funeral Service

All of the near dozen scheduled speakers and many of the hundreds in attendance for the homegoing of Evelyn Lowery insisted it would be wrong for anyone to refer to her as merely the wife of Rev. Joseph Lowery, the ...

Black Men In Pain Need Our Help

"I was suicidal in college," a Harry Potter-looking hipster recently told me. The young man's words stunned me. It wasn't his age or gender or style that took me by surprise. It was because he's black.

Mayor Reed Dedicates Center for Hope at Ben Hill

They are called the Centers of Hope, and Mayor Kasim Reed, Atlanta City Council members and corporate sponsors hope that the new facilities will be the places where dreams are born and aspirations fueled for tens of thousands of the ...

Cancelled Wedding Becomes Charitable Blessing for Less Fortunate

A cancelled wedding can be a devastating blow and an embarrassment to any bride and her family. But not to the Fowler Family of metro Atlanta, who turned an unfortunate situation into a blessing for those less fortunate at Villa ...