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The Boyce L. Ansley School meets students halfway in educating underprivileged youth

When school founder Kate Kennedy learned of the many Atlanta-area students who suffer academically due to extreme levels of financial hardship, she felt compelled to find a solution to an ever-growing problem. With no permanent address to call home, homeless students frequently transfer from school to school, falling further behind their classroom peers in the […]

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‘Second Home’ for Archbishop Tutu and family pays tribute to the late religious leader’s life and work

The Atlanta tribute to Archbishop Desmond Tutu took place at the Alliance Theatre at Woodruff Arts Center Wednesday morning. The event was in honor of the late religious leaders life and legacy as one of the world’s leaders in social justice reform and human rights. A number of video tributes by clergy such as Ambassador […]

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Cancer Treatment Centers of America and CAU team up to provide prostate cancer screening

The most common non-skin cancer among men is prostate cancer. That said, more specifically, Black men will be affected more by prostate cancer at a significantly high rate. Nearly 60% of Black men are more likely to develop prostate cancer than their white brethren, according to data provided by the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.  […]

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Should Blacks trust the new Covid vaccine shot? White House physician says yes

We remain in the midst of a public health crisis. The concerts, restaurants, reunions and birthday parties are back. So are updated vaccines that specifically target the Omicron variant of the Coronavirus. Should Black Americans trust this booster? “The vaccines work,” proclaimed White House Covid Response Team senior advisor Dr. B. Cameron Webb during a […]

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Ebenezer Baptist Church’s longest living parishioner, Dr. Christine King Farris, turns 95

The Spelman College Glee Club sat in the balcony of the Ebenezer Baptist Church checking their cell phones and taking selfies. Dressed in black gowns, they were scheduled to perform Wade In the Water hours from that moment. All they could do now was wait. The Ebenezer Baptist Church combined choir rehearsed time honored Baptist hymnals such […]

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Advance with Africa roadshow aims to strengthen U.S. business relations with continent

The seats filled quickly as people walked into a conference room at Russell Innovation Center for Entrepreneurs (RICE), box lunches and bottles of waters in hand, to hear how a new opportunity for American business and African businesses can better work together in the near future. In an effort by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, […]

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A pathway for Black wealth: Tips for fueling business growth through planning and mentorship 

Black businesses are an essential part of the economy. As one of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. economy, Black businesses contribute an estimated $200 billion to the national economy annually. Research shows that entire communities benefit when Black businesses succeed. They create jobs, close the racial wealth gap, and strengthen local economies.   In celebration […]

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$25 Million grant to go towards improvements to MARTA’s Five Points station

Former mayor of New Orleans and current White House infrastructure coordinator Mitch Landrieu expected a bit of heckling to come from the crowd assembled inside the Five Points MARTA station Thursday afternoon. After all, he was talking Saints versus Falcons just blocks from Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the home turf of the New Orleans Saints longtime rival, […]

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‘How is that possible:’ Victims mother, family want answers from Clayton County PD on hiring of indicted officer

Jonesboro, Ga.- The mother of a man shot more than 100 times is calling for the firing of one of the law enforcement officers that was involved in her son’s death.  Monteria Robinson, standing before microphones assembled by local media outside of the Clayton County Police Department on North McDonough Street, asked a rhetorical question […]

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‘She wanted this for more than 20 years:’ Jackie Robinson Museum opens in NYC

NEW YORK — On July 26, after years of anticipation and fundraising, the founder of the Jackie Robinson Foundation and the wife of the late Jackie Robinson, Rachel Robinson, opened the Jackie Robinson Museum. The museum will educate visitors by showcasing the life, legacy, and accomplishments of Jackie and Rachel Robinson, and not just their […]

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Kansas City Chiefs to face Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LVII

(CNN) — The Kansas City Chiefs are advancing to Super Bowl LVII following a 23-20 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals in the AFC Championship game on Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. After suffering a high ankle sprain last week in the Chiefs’ Divisional Round win over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Patrick Mahomes led […]

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Some auto insurers are refusing to cover certain Hyundai and Kia models

(CNN) — Progressive and State Farm, two of America’s largest auto insurers, are refusing to write policies in certain cities for some older Hyundai and Kia models that have been deemed too easy to steal, according to the companies. Several reports say the companies have stopped offering insurance on these vehicles in cities that include Denver, […]

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Bessie Coleman, pioneering pilot, now has her own Barbie

 (CNN) — What does Bessie Coleman have in common with Tina Turner, Jane Goodall and Madam C.J. Walker? As of Wednesday, it’s a Barbie doll. Barbie officially announced the launch of its Bessie Coleman doll on Wednesday, as part of its “Inspiring Women” series, in honor of both her January 26 birthday and Black History Month’s imminent beginning. Coleman […]

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UGA says use of vehicle in crash that killed football player, staffer was ‘unauthorized’

 (CNN) — The use of a vehicle that wrecked while carrying four members of the University of Georgia football program — two of whom died in the crash — was “unauthorized,” according to a statement from the University of Georgia Athletic Association. The Ford Expedition was one of several cars that were leased by the […]

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REVIEW: ‘You People’ squanders a topnotch cast in a movie caught between satire and sitcom

  (CNN) — “You People” relies on cringe-inducing moments as the crux of its comedy, as a Jewish guy and a Black Muslim woman (neither of them particularly observant) get engaged, then endure the push and pull of their respective families. A topnotch cast — down to the tiny cameos — can’t fully redeem material that […]