Civil Rights leaders reflect on the signing of the Voting Rights Act

On August 6, 1965, the Voting Rights Act was signed into law by then President Lyndon Baines Johnson. It culminated months of protest and an 80 mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in March of 1965.

GA Is Segregating Troublesome Kids in Schools Used During Jim Crow

Georgia has been illegally and unnecessarily segregating thousands of students with behavioral issues and disabilities, isolating them in run-down facilities and providing them with subpar education, according to an investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice.

Towers of Shame

Relief for the senior residents of Friendship Towers in Atlanta who have been suffering through oppressive heat because the aged old central air conditioning units have been on the blink for over 70 days.

Civil Rights leaders wants Confederate symbols removed from state property

A coalition of local civil rights organizations says the group wants Confederate symbols - including a giant carving at Stone Mountain Park - removed from all government-owned property and plans to pursue making those changes during the next legislative session.

Another Georgia Political Career Crashes

When 10-year-old Burrell Ellis first imagined a career in politics, he couldn’t have possibly fathom a prison cell would be at the end of his political career.

CAU alum leads clean-up efforts for the AU Center

Horace Henry and a group of Clark Atlanta University alumni members are volunteering to help the school beautify the campus by the time the new Atlanta football stadium opens in 2017.

Morehouse School of Medicine renames library in honor of Dr. Delmar Edwards

Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) renamed its library in honor of renowned surgeon Dr. M. Delmar Edwards on Friday.

The Atlanta Jazz Festival announces lineup

Mayor Kasim Reed announced the lineup for the Atlanta Jazz Festival on Thursday at a press conference at Atlanta City Hall.

The APS Cheating Scandal Continues

After eight months, the longest and biggest corruption case in Georgia – continues.

Has Justice Been Served?

With a guilty verdict finally reached after eight days of deliberations in one of the state’s longest corruption trials in history, now the convicted Atlanta educators and their families must sit on pins and needles for the sentencing phase scheduled ...

Medical marijuana bill headed to Ga. governor’s desk

Just because a medical marijuana bill is about to be signed into law by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal, don’t get visions in your head about one day casually smoking a joint on the patio of a Midtown Atlanta restaurant.

Atlanta area students fine-tune their dreams at Disney Dreamers Academy 2015

Walt Disney World in Orlando recently brought 100 students closer to their dreams at the annual Disney Dreamers Academy 2015 with Steve Harvey and Essence Magazine.

Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Announces Emerging Artist Awards Celebration on April 17

The City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs will present this year’s Emerging Artist Awards at a special celebration at Chastain Arts Center on Friday, April 17 from 7-9 p.m.

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.