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The fight to control Georgia’s charter schools

Charter school supporters want the schools to be exempt from a state-run district that Gov. Nathan Deal is proposing to take over chronically failing institutions.

Mayor Reed to Sign Equal Pay Legislation for Women Employees

You would think that in the 21st century in a “progressive” city like Atlanta, GA, there wouldn’t be a need for legislation that requires equal pay for women working for the city.

State of Atlanta 2015

Atlanta and the metro region are coming out of the Great Recession with the throttle fully open, according to Mayor Kasim Reed’s annual State of the City address given to an audience of business, civic and community people Wednesday (Feb. ...

MLK estate drops lawsuit against King Center over licensing

With the dismissal of one of two lawsuits that effectively pitted them against each other, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s children took a step Thursday toward resolving the issues that have divided them in recent years.

City of Atlanta Municipal Court Announces Warrant Amnesty Program

The City of Atlanta Municipal Court announced today the launch of the warrant amnesty program.

Dexter King: Ownership of Bible, Nobel prize is only issue

One of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s sons declined to say Tuesday whether his father’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and traveling Bible would be sold if a judge rules they belong to the civil rights icon’s estate.

Gov. Deal begins 2nd term focused on crime, education By Kathleen Foody

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal re-committed to supporting criminal justice changes and alternatives to public schools on Monday as he was sworn in for a second term in office, and said his mission for the next four years is “building upon ...

Food For the Soul--The Rustin Lorde Breakfast

In 1992 I left Brooklyn, NY boarding the “midnight train to Georgia” to begin a new life with my partner Lenny. We knew less than four residents between us so I went about feverishly searching for Black LGBTQ community.

News BRIEFS - JAN 9-15-2015

The University System of Georgia Board of Regents has approved a proposal to merge Georgia State University and Georgia Perimeter College.

Walmart filling a shopper’s void in East Point

Not long ago it was rare to see the opening of a new Walmart store, but not anymore in Metro Atlanta. The recent ribbon cutting at the new Walmart Super Center on Cleveland Ave in East Point is the most ...

Communities seek solutions to police killings and brutality

Talks between residents, community organizations, politicians and the police continue around the country, as does some protests following the lack of an indictment in the police deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner.

Can the police and black folk just get along?

The long road to building trust between minority communities and the nation’s police forces just got a little longer Wednesday when a grand jury refused to return an indictment against New York City white police officer involved in a chokehold ...

The Impact of Herman J. Russell, (1930 – 2014)

It would be extremely difficult or next to impossible to measure the true impact of the legacy of Atlanta business titan Herman J. Russell who passed this past Saturday at the age of 83 after a brief illness.

Black Democrats bemoan decision to run from Obama

Some black political leaders think Democratic candidates who distanced themselves from President Barack Obama sapped the enthusiasm of African-Americans in states where they anchor the party’s base.

The South: Solid once again - for Republicans

With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas. Only a handful of Democrats hold statewide office in the rest of ...

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