Medal of Freedom Re-Invigorates Vivian Civil Rights Icon Sees Honor As A Platform

Being awarded the prestigious Presidential Medal of Freedom is no occasion to “ego trip”, as 89-year-old civil rights activist C.T. Vivian sees it.

Georgia School Shooting Suspect was Arrested in March

A man accused of opening fire at an Atlanta-area elementary school this week had been arrested five months earlier on suspicion of threatening to kill his brother, a district attorney in Georgia's Henry County said Wednesday.

Teen Gets Heart Device after Transplant List Saga

Now on the waiting list for a heart transplant, Anthony Stokes had a procedure Friday to insert a device to support the failing heart he has, a family spokesman said.

High School Football Player Dies After Tackle

A suburban Atlanta high school football player has died from injuries suffered while making a tackle during a scrimmage game, according to medical examiners.

Urban League Hosting “Drum Majors for Justice”

Fifty years ago, Whitney M. Young Jr., president of the National Urban League from 1961-71, worked alongside his fellow civil rights, social justice and labor movement leaders to organize the March on Washington, where 300,000 people gathered to demand jobs ...

Prosecutions Rests Case in Victor Hill Corruption Trial

After nearly four days of questioning witnesses, the prosecution has rested its case in the corruption trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill.

More Staff Discipline expected at Atlanta VA

A top official for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs says three employees have been reprimanded, two more have retired and more administrative actions are pending in the wake of reports critical of patient care at the Atlanta VA Medical ...

Newborn giant panda cubs gaining weight rapidly

Zoo Atlanta officials say twin newborn giant panda cubs born at Zoo Atlanta are gaining weight rapidly, another encouraging sign in their development.

Mayor Kasim Reed Discusses Efforts to Protect Voting Rights with President Barack Obama

Mayor Kasim Reed met with President Barack Obama and senior Cabinet members including Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Labor Tom Perez Monday, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, to discuss strengthening the Voting Rights Act and ...

Atlanta Man Convicted in Immigration Bribery Scheme

U.S. Attorney's officials say a man has pleaded guilty to bribing an undercover federal agent for immigration benefits.

Bikers Join the NAACP at State Capitol Rally for Justice

Nicole Dwarika, along with her son and three daughters stood boldly on the concrete steps of the State Capitol building in downtown Atlanta Sunday. Dressed in blue jeans and white T-shirts they chanted the phrase, “We Want Justice!”, with other ...

“Bulk Fiction”: Atlanta Welcomes Three Black Literary Conferences

In the aisles of national book chains, novels by urban writers can be hard to find even when you search for big names like New York Times best-selling authors Terry McMillan and Nathan McCall. Locating books by emerging writers can ...

Cobb Coalition Staging Trayvon Martin Vigil

MARCH, RALLY & VIGIL for Justice for Trayvon

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.