Blacks, Latinos, Asians bent on to breaking glass ceiling of  Gwinnett County politics

During an era when the nation’s first African American chief executive is cruising into his second presidential term and a Latina is handing down opinions on the U.S. Supreme Court, Gwinnett County appears to be stuck in a cultural time ...

Fulton County helping seniors stay young at heart

Beverly Fountaine is stepping lively in her line dancing class at the H.J.C. Bowden Senior Multipurpose Facility (Bowden).

‘Put us back to work,’ vendors tell Reed

Nearly 20 displaced street peddlers stormed City Hall this week demanding that Mayor Kasim Reed’s office reinstate their vendor licenses to sell food, souvenirs and other consumer products on and around local events and venues.

Black grocer yields holistic health in Castleberry

Georgia’s largest city is teeming with so-called “food deserts,” a term used to describe communities with little or no access to healthy food.

Mt. Vernon sets vote on stadium deal

Members of Mount Vernon Baptist Church are expected to vote next month on whether the church should sell its land to the Georgia World Congress Center Authority (GWCCA) to make room for a new $1 billion stadium for the Atlanta ...

Hope reigns on west side over Falcons stadium deal

The new Atlanta Falcons stadium deal approved this week could have a long-lasting positive impact on the nearby lower-income neighborhoods of Vine City, English Avenue and Castleberry Hill, says City Councilman Ivory Young.

Pioneer Atlanta doctor Asa Yancey laid to rest

More than 200 mourners gathered here to pay final tribute to iconic Atlanta physician Dr. Asa G. Yancey, a longtime activist and civic leader who helped train and mentor hundreds of black doctors throughout the South, almost single-handedly helping to ...

‘The world is watching’

Three busloads of metro Atlanta activists, civic leaders and laypeople traveled to this iconic Southern town on Sunday to commemorate the 48th anniversary of a notorious police beating of civil rights marchers known as “Bloody Sunday.”

Family of teen slain by police still seeking justice

The family of a local teenager killed by a Union City policeman in 2011 says they will press on with a lawsuit against the department even though U.S. Attorney Sally Yates has decided against pursuing the case further with the ...

Gwinnett DA: no indictment in police killing of teen

Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter has decided not to indict the Gwinnett County police officers involved in the Dec. 19, 2011 shooting death of 15 year-old Dawntree Williams, according to his family.

‘Mother of civil rights’ honored at King Center

Nearly 300 people packed The King Center’s Freedom Hall this week to celebrate what would have been civil rights activist Rosa Park’s 100th birthday on Feb. 4.

Highlighting the everyday accomplishments of everyday people

Atlanta native Tracye D. Bryant was named CEO of The Ryan Cameron Foundation.

Classic power broker, quiet legend: Jesse Hill

Think about all the significant developments in Atlanta’s ascension to international status: the civil rights movement, Maynard Jackson’s election as the city’s first black mayor, the launch of MARTA, Andrew Young’s election to U.S. Congress, the integration of Atlanta’s schools, ...

Proposed resolution for Obama: Be blacker

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I gave up on them ages ago because I just couldn’t commit to eating more and working out less.