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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 ...

NEWS BRIEFS - NOV. 14-20-2014

olice hope an autopsy Wednesday yields more information about the death of a 75-year-old woman found hog-tied inside her apartment west of Atlanta.

A Big Red Wave

For those Democrats who felt that Georgia had gone from a red to a purple state, the Republicans squashed that notion by putting on an extra layer of red paint over the state Tuesday night. The GOP victories in Georgia ...

Economy, party control dominate Senate race in Ga.

Republican David Perdue beat Democrat Michelle Nunn in Georgia to win a U.S. Senate seat as final exit polls showed voters appeared troubled by the economy and considered how their decision might affect control of the U.S. Senate. Gov. Nathan ...

In Senate battle, GOP’s weapon is Obama

Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, offshore jobs in New Hampshire and women’s issues in Colorado.

It’s Decision Time!

Registered Democrats have out-voted Republicans by double-digit margins among ballots cast early in two bitter southern Senate races. But the political climate favors Republicans nationally, and the GOP remains bullish on its overall momentum toward gaining the Senate majority.

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