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Dr. Valerie M. Rice breaking new ground

Dr. Valerie Montgomery Rice is breaking ground as the first female president of Morehouse School of Medicine at a time when the pressure is on the national health care industry to offer quality affordable health care.

No School Bell for Many Black Teachers

“While the Center for American Progress report outlined the barriers facing educators of color in the public school system, it also provided recommendations.”

Meet the $24 Billion Man

ATLANTA -- He has been called many names: The Giant Killer. Super Lawyer. Celebrity Attorney. These days, they are calling him the $24 Billion Man. His name is Willie Gary, and his recent verdict against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., in ...

Black Lawyers Look Back, Forward at Justice

It was a seven days of recalling the legal struggle for civil rights and calling for more civil rights action today. It was a week’s worth of legal education, evaluation and exploration, of awards for the legal legends and the ...

‘Get On Up’ - The Story of James Brown “The Godfather of Soul”

This much-awaited bio-film tells you some things you already knew: James Brown could sing the funk out of a song. It also shows you some things you might not have grasped: troubled boys grow up to be troubled men. Warts ...

Thousands Return to Atlanta to Celebrate Gospel Music

As the nation’s top black attorneys were wrestling with how to legally help African Americans at the Marriott Marquis, just across the street, an even larger group of black people from across America were looking to help themselves and others ...

Run-off election results: Arrington Takes The Fifth; It’s Perdue vs. Nunn

Atlanta attorney Marvin Arrington Jr. is now the new commissioner from Fulton County’s new 5th District Commission seat.

Scathing report shines spotlight on violent attacks in Georgia prisons

Thirty-three prisoners and one officer have been killed by other prisoners in Georgia since 2010, according to a report released Wednesday by the Southern Center for Human Rights in Atlanta.

The Center for Civil and Human Rights: A Place To Remember and To Inspire

The newly opened Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta is far more than a place to commemorate or to learn about the accomplishments of the civil rights movement. It is a place that connects the past struggles for ...

State Bar of Georgia Swears in First African-American President

Atlanta’s Patrise Perkins-Hooker was installed as the first African -American (52nd overall) president of the State Bar of Georgia this week, during the organization’s annual meeting at Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort

Taking The 5th: Five Candidates Seek New Fulton Commission Seat

Thanks to the Republican majority in both houses of the Georgia General Assembly, Fulton County’s seven commission districts were redrawn during this year’s 40 day session.

Georgia school district sued in Kendrick Johnson's gymnasium death

The family of Kendrick Johnson has sued a south Georgia school district claiming it was negligent in protecting their son from harassment and bullying, which they contend led to his death.

After 2 Shootings, Paine College Students Told It's Safe to Return

Officials are assuring students of Paine College that it's safe to attend classes Tuesday, after the small Augusta, Georgia, school was rattled by two campus shootings in two days.

Sounding the Alarm On Climate Change

More than 7 million children under the age of 15 have asthma, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

Suspect dead in mass shooting at Georgia FedEx facility, police say

The suspect in a shooting that sent six people to the hospital early Tuesday in suburban Atlanta has died "from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound," police said.