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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority president talks Boulé in Atlanta this July
                    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority president talks Boulé in Atlanta this July
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Artist named to make the Martin Luther King statue at Georgia Capitol
Sculptor Martin C. Dawe will create the statue of Martin Luther King, Jr. that will stand on the Georgia Capitol grounds. The selection was announced Monday by Gov. Nathan…
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More blacks support carrying guns
                    More African-Americans Than Ever Support Carrying Legal Guns For Self-Defense
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Cover story – Citizen uprising in Atlanta due to police killing of black men
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BUSINESS

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Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell on the passage of the city’s fiscal year 2017 budget
The 2017 budget, approved by a vote of 13-1, includes a $2 billion operating fund and $607.5 million general fund budget as well as salary…
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Atlanta Councilmembers connecting people to jobs and job training
ATLANTA – Atlanta City Councilmembers Cleta Winslow and Joyce Sheperd are partnership with the Atlanta Workforce Development Agency and the Urban League of Greater Atlanta…

SPORTS

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2016 Naismith Memorial Hall of Fame Inductee Sheryl Swoopes Keeps Championship Attitude
Former Loyola University Women’s Head Basketball Coach Focuses on What’s Best for Students   COLUMBUS, OH, July 5, 2016 – “In turn of the recent events, despite…
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Simone Manuel makes history as 1st black swimmer to win individual gold medal
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Verdict Reached In Big Freedia Welfare Fraud Case, No Jail Time + Probation
Reality star and recording artist Big Freedia has spent the last several months dealing with the fallout from a welfare fraud case that positioned the entertainer to owe big bucks. Well today a verdict was finally reached in the case, and let’s just say that Big Freedia has a lot to smile about regarding the […]
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“Braxton Family Values” Finale Sneak Peek: It’s Everyone VS. Tamar…Again
Tamar Braxton is having a very rough week…actually she’s having a rough year. By now, you’ve no doubt heard the recent rumors regarding her and her husband/manager Vince, but as seen on tonight’s season finale of Braxton Family Values, Tamar also has to deal with all of her sisters ganging up on her once again. […]
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Serena Williams, Gabby Douglas And Simone Biles Serve Up #BlackGirlMagic In Nike Ad
The 2016 Rio Olympics may officially be over, but that doesn’t mean that some of your favorite athletes just disappear for another four years. While their names were on everyone’s lips in Rio, athletic superstars and Olympic gold medalists Serena Williams, Gabby Douglas and Simone Biles found time to star in a new ad for […]
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Actress Ernestine Johnson snags lead female role in ‘Digital Lives Matter’
ATLANTA — Ernestine Johnson, a compelling actress and performance poet, will co-star as the female lead actress in Digital Lives Matter, a film produced by Terri J. Vaughn…
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POLITICS

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Democratic Donors Make Outreach to “Voters of Color” a Key Metric in Evaluating Support for Senate Campaigns
Over 100 donors indicate interest in using data; 7,000 to receive grades WASHINGTON — Today, the Democracy in Color Campaign released the first set of…
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Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall adds “S” Concept and Infill Stations to MARTA List
ATLANTA, GA – Today the Atlanta City Council called for a November referendum to add an additional .5% sales tax to expand MARTA within the…

ATL BLOG

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Councilman Michael Julian Bond to host ‘The Legacy Continues’
Descendants of leaders in the civil rights movement   ATLANTA – Many people are aware how hard it is for children share the surname of…
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Jagged Edge’s Kyle Norman’s wife cut off from family for taking back abusive husband
Former Jagged Edge singer Kyle Norman and his wife Marrika appeared on the Steve Harvey Show to discuss the violent episode where he violently beat…

COMMUNITY

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McDonald’s demonstrates true value
McDonald’s is serving more than good food fast. Throughout Atlanta, McDonald’s is hosting events where church and community leaders come together to discuss issues in…
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Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority president talks Boulé in Atlanta this July
                    Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority president talks Boulé in Atlanta this July

PRAISE

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Meagan Good blasts ‘backward’ Christians who criticize her dresses
Megan Good’s mentality is this: she does not wear a saddle on her back, so you are not going to ride her back about the…
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Christians sound off on premarital sex
Due to societal changes, casual sex has become a norm. Sexual images are seen on social media, portrayed on television and in music. From a…

FEATURES

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Kelly Price: A New Chapter of Renewal
The Chicago Defender had a chance to catch up with Grammy-nominated artist Kelly Price, who has built a stellar career for over two decades with…
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West Side Churches
In  our introduction to “West Side Stories” the Chicago Defender took a look at people in the communities of Austin, East and West Garfield Park,…
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Convoy of Hope’s $1,000,000 Giveaway
Tomorrow morning starting at 10 a.m., rain or shine, be sure to stop by Marquette Park (6743 S. Kedzie), for Convoy of Hope’s $1,000,000 charitable…

EDITORS PICK

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My Black History: Keeping it real in school and life
In the spring of 1968, while growing up in Indianapolis, my mother scooped up me and my three younger siblings and told us that she…

VIEWPOINTS

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Planned Parenthood preys on Blacks to ‘control population’
The Washington Post fact checks the GOP presidential candidate's claim about Margaret Sanger, Planned Parenthood's founder.
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Min. Paul Scott/Straight Outta Con Man: Exposin’ the truth about NWA
“Fool me one time shame on you/Fool me twice can’t put the blame on you”  (No Role Modelz)  – J Cole I’d be lying to…
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