OSHA, Hispanic Group Hold Construction Safety Fair

Federal authorities are teaming up with a Hispanic construction organization in Georgia to hold a construction safety and health fair for construction workers and their families.

Lawmakers to Gather in GA for Conference in August

State lawmakers and staff from around the country will be gathering in Atlanta next month for a conference on a wide variety of issues facing states.

SCLC Teams With Youth Leaders

In the wake of the Trayvon Martin Trial decision, the Southern Christian Leadership Conference is taking immediate action directed towards the empowerment of black youth by developing leaders of today and tomorrow.

NAACP Plans Rally to Protest Zimmerman Acquittal

The Georgia chapter of the NAACP and other organizations are planning a motorcade and rally to urge the Department of Justice to file federal charges including civil rights violations against George Zimmerman.

Large Mosquito Population Expected in Georgia

Scientists are predicting a large mosquito population in Georgia during the next few weeks.

The Burrell Ellis Indictment and Fallout: The Story So Far

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal this week named an Interim CEO to lead DeKalb County after he suspended Burrell Ellis who is facing a 15-count indictment on charges of extortion, bribery, theft and conspiracy.

Street of Dreams: “Year of Boulevard” Project Expands Horizons

The infamously impoverished Boulevard “corridor” – where the poorest households (per capita) in the Southeastern United States are corralled – runs a scant mile or so away from the ritzy Hyatt Regency Atlanta hotel downtown.

Skyview Atlanta Ferris Wheel Open for Rides

After the ceremonial ribbon cutting about noon, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and City Council members took the first official ride on Atlanta's newest local attraction.

Twin Pandas Born at Zoo Atlanta

The tiny pair were born to mother Lun Lun, a 15-year-old giant panda, at Zoo Atlanta on Monday, the first arriving at 6:21 p.m. and the second at 6:23 p.m. The zoo did not immediately know the gender of the ...

Free Summer Meals Support Local Kids’ Nutrition Needs

Summer break for kids can mark the beginning of a parent’s struggle to provide steady meals for their families

Morehouse School of Medicine President Retiring

The Atlanta Voice has obtained a copy of a “confidential” letter dispatched on Thursday to staff members at the Morehouse School of Medicine, abruptly announcing the retirement of President John E. Maupin. According to the letter, Maupin’s retirement takes effect ...

Black Writer Gets Second Term as U.S. Poet Laureate

African-American poet Natasha Trethewey has been reappointed to another term as Poet Laureate of the United States, “the nation’s official lightning rod for the poetic impulse of Americans,” according to the Library of Congress.

Can MARTA Get Smarter?

Gridlock on metro Atlanta interstate highways is driving some commuters to the edge.

Former Gov. Roy Barnes defends civil rights leader accused of fraud and tax evasion

Former Gov. Roy Barnes stresses that state Rep. Tyrone Brooks, a civil rights hero, is no thief and has been wrongly accused of fraud and tax evasion in a federal case that should have never been filed.

Black Mayors Convene in Atlanta

The National Conference of Black Mayors is staging its 39th Annual Convention in Atlanta this weekend at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis.