Juneteenth Celebration Returns to Atlanta

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States.

My Father’s Eyes

When I was a little girl, I use to enjoy drawing pictures of my imaginary family. Maybe “imaginary” isn’t the best choice of words. “Incomplete” is more accurate.

“Real Men” Still Cooking for a Cause

Black fathers, sons, families and friends are participating in the annual “Real Mean Cook” culinary event in cities across the country on Sunday, June 16: Father’s Day.

Major Collegiate Gathering (This is NOT FreakNik)

The days when hordes of Black youth – some collegians, some not – could converge on Atlanta en masse, clogging streets and creating chaos in the process, are over.

The Anatomy of the Modern Day Drum Major

On April 9, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preached a message that was strikingly applicable to the lives of modern day civil rights leaders and leaders of America’s future.

Former Gov. Roy Barnes defends civil rights leader accused of fraud and tax evasion

Former Gov. Roy Barnes stresses that state Rep. Tyrone Brooks, a civil rights hero, is no thief and has been wrongly accused of fraud and tax evasion in a federal case that should have never been filed.

Black Mayors Convene in Atlanta

The National Conference of Black Mayors is staging its 39th Annual Convention in Atlanta this weekend at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.

Braves Honor Heritage of Black Heroism Ambassador Young Gains Another Accolade

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights isn’t even fully constructed yet, but that isn’t stopping the Atlanta Braves from installing two heroic figures who will now be immortalized as the center’s first Hank Aaron Champion for Justice Award ...

City of Atlanta Launches Performance Focused Strategy Group

Mayor Kasim Reed announced today the launch of a performance management and results-driven strategy group called Focus on Results (FOR) Atlanta.

Graduates Make Families, City Proud - Clark and Spelman Students Fulfill Academic Potential

Over 500 graduates were granted Bachelor’s Degrees in Arts and Sciences from Spelman College at the Georgia International Conventional Center during its 126th Commencement ceremony.

Clark Atlanta Grads Stress Unity, Accomplishment

Following the thunderous reception that accompanied President Barack Obama’s commencement speech at Morehouse College, Clark Atlanta University made its presence known as the President’s Senior Advisor, Valerie Jarrett, addressed the eager and energetic graduating class of 2013.

“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.