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.

Mayor Reed Serves Tough Menu at 2014 State of the City Address

Mayor Kasim Reed Wednesday (Feb. 19) served up raw facts and hard truth as food for thought at the annual State of the City Address breakfast at the Marquis Ballroom of Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Steve Harvey, Mayor Kasim Reed Bring 2014 Neighborhood Awards to Atlanta

Comedian and best-selling author Steve Harvey and City of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed were all smiles and laughs at today's press conference in Atlanta City Hall Atrium, where they officially announced the 12th annual Ford Neighborhood Awards' inaugural show in ...

Gov. Deal Stresses Hiring Former Prisoners

U.S. District Attorney Sally Quillian Yates and Gov. Nathan Deal Wednesday (Feb. 5) urged business leaders to give convicted felons a second chance at becoming productive citizens.

King Family Feud

This time the sons, Dexter and Martin King III on behalf of the Estate of Martin Luther King Jr. are suing their sister Bernice King for possession of their father’s Nobel Peace Prize Medal and his family Bible which was ...

Are Black Women Giving up on Black Men?

I believe Hollywood is offering an alternative to go along with the national attack on black men. In most of our minds, the image of the black man is tarnishing, but the black woman has always stayed by the black ...

Bullet points on a loaded issue for Ga.

The right to carry is being used left and right (no pun intended) and everywhere. But there remains a clear dividing line between those who support and those who oppose the current and proposed laws about the owning and carrying ...

'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.