“No more excuses” Obama tells Morehouse graduates

President Barack Obama told a crowd of nearly 500 Morehouse College graduates to make no more excuses for why they can’t succeed.

Morehouse’s ‘Man on a Mission’

A statue of Martin Luther King Jr. towers over the plaza on the Morehouse College campus as a constant reminder of the attributes that young men selected to attend the liberal arts school should possess by graduation - quiet dignity, ...

Obama leads White House speakers for graduations

As Atlanta University Center (AUC) students and faculty gear up for graduations, no school could be more excited than Morehouse College where President Barack Obama is scheduled as the commencement speaker at 11 a.m. May 19.

Minorities outnumber whites in Gwinnett County, but fail to vote in their best interests

The way Penny Poole, a secretary with the United Ebony Society sees it, blacks in Gwinnett should look in the mirror when they wonder why the community lacks political clout.

New ‘Walk of Fame’ inducts Brown, Knight

Grammy Award winners Gladys Knight and the late “Godfather of Soul” James Brown are the first two inductees into what will be a “Music Walk of Fame” on historic Auburn Avenue.

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.