SCLC re-names building in honor of President/CEO

Dozens gathered outside of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference’s international headquarters on historic Auburn Avenue in Atlanta Tuesday, June 21, for a dedication program renaming its building for current president and CEO Dr. Charles Steele Jr.

Gladys Knight's son accused of stealing from restaurants

Georgia Department of Revenue officials say the son of singer Gladys Knight is accused of stealing tax money from several metro Atlanta chicken and waffles restaurants for his personal use.

Billions Later, Housing Projects Remain Rundown, Dangerous

Billions of taxpayer dollars have gone to improve government housing lately, but Jay Owens still lies awake at night holding his daughter while the sounds of gunshots puncture the air.

Atlantans line up to donate blood for Orlando victims

Since the news of the fatal shooting that killed 49 people and injured 53 in Orlando’s gay nightclub Pulse, people all over the world, including in the Atlanta area have united in the face of adversity to help the victims ...

Cheers and Protests at Atlanta Donald Trump Rally

Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump along with hundreds of his supporters and protestors gathered at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on June 15 to hear Trump speak about his plans to “make America great again.”

Atlantans Line Up To Donate Blood To Orlando Victims

Since the news of the fatal shooting that killed 49 people and injured 53 in Orlando’s gay nightclub Pulse, people all over the world have united in the face of adversity to help the victims and their families.

Atlanta kicks off bike share program

What a momentous day it was for Atlanta as Mayor Kasim Reed, along with the Department of Planning and Community Development and Atlanta’s bike share operator, CycleHop revealed its first phase of bicycle rental stations at Woodruff Park in downtown ...

The Atlanta Voice Welcomes Two Howard U/GM Interns

General Motors, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and The Atlanta Voice are excited to welcome two interns from Howard University who are participating in the “Discover the Unexpected” pilot program.

New Voting Laws Block Elders, Minorities, Women

Much of the reporting about the voter-ID laws many states have passed in recent years has centered on how they often block access to the polls by lower-income minority and naturalized citizens.

Round One Voting Is Over Round Two Runoffs July 26

The political herd has been thinned somewhat following Tuesday’s primary elections which resulted in little surprises. Incumbents either dominated their party rivals or were forced into a runoff set for July 26.

Georgia primary voters stick with challenged incumbents

Georgia Republicans who fervently backed Donald Trump for president a few months ago ended up sticking with political insiders Tuesday as incumbents swept to victory in contested primary elections across the state.

Judge to decide if Georgia immune from slave descendant suit

A federal judge said Tuesday she will decide soon whether Georgia agencies are immune from a lawsuit claiming discrimination and neglect have eroded one of the last Gullah-Geechee communities of slave descendants on the Southeast coast.

Get Ready, Set, VOTE!

If your mind has become numb from the daily deluge of mostly useless information about the longest Presidential race in recent memory, in the words of Taylor Swift, it’s time to shake it off and to focus on the local ...

Deal Vetoes Campus-Carry Concealed Gun Bill

Georgia’s Republican governor vetoed a bill Tuesday allowing concealed handguns on college campuses, rejecting the proposal that a legislature controlled by his own party had easily approved in an election year.

In Atlanta Black Lives Matter

It is official. Black Lives Matter has a chapter in Atlanta. Last December their inaugural meeting at the Big Bethel Baptist Church on Auburn Avenue convened more than 150 participants. A diversity of elders, students, artists, activists, men, women elected ...