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Georgia Military College hosts Dual Enrollment Summit
MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. – Georgia Military College (GMC) hosted its first Dual Enrollment (DE) Summit for nearly 50 high school principals, counselors, and administrators across the…
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All 3 Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles raided by agents and accounts frozen
ATLANTA — Another tidal wave of bad news and PR has struck the local famous restaurant Gladys Knight’s Chicken & Waffles. Just a few months…
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Facing new court ruling, free data advocates seek to simplify economic justice issues
The organization that’s been on the front lines fighting to maintain free data for people who can’t afford it, took their fight to Capitol Hill…
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Orlando shooter’s gay lover say shooting was revenge for this reason
As the Department of Justice continues to investigate the terrorist hate crime in Orlando perpetrated by Omar Mateen, it has been revealed that the shooter was…

BUSINESS

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Saving community newspapers in the age of Facebook
Hundreds of newspapers have disappeared in the last 15 years and readership is on the decline. No newspaper is immune from the migration of readership…
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Councilwoman Joyce Sheperd announced increased funding for Ft. McPherson redevelopment
ATLANTA – Atlanta City Councilmember Joyce Sheperd announced the allocation of $750,000 for technical assistance in the redevelopment of Ft. McPherson and an additional $325,000…

SPORTS

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Kyrie Irving responds to allegations of alleged ‘all white girl’ yacht party
NASSAU, Bahamas — Cleveland Cavs sharpshooting point guard Kyrie Irving fired back at the reports that he deliberately threw a yacht party following the team’s first-ever NBA…
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Atlanta Hawks and Emory break ground on Emory Sports Medicine Complex
The Hawks Practice Facility and Training Center will be Named the Emory Healthcare Courts   BROOKHAVEN, Ga. – The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club and Emory Healthcare…
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ENTERTAINMENT

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9 Times Jesse Williams Said Everything You Wanted To About Race
Jesse Williams is no stranger to being "woke." Check out nine other times he spoke perfectly about race in America.
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BET Awards 2016’s powerful Prince tribute feat. Sheila E., Stevie Wonder, Bilal, Jennifer Hudson, Janell Monae (videos)
LOS ANGELES — The 2016 BET Awards excelled on multiple fronts Sunday night, including the powerful opening number by megastar Beyonce, who ignited the stage with…
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We’re Magic: Top 10 Moments From The 2016 BET Awards
The 2016 BET Awards was super-Black, and we lived for every moment of it. In case you missed it, we have a recap of the highlights from the show. 1. Surprise! It’s Beyoncé! There was chatter that Beyoncé would be appearing at the 2016 BET AWards. Many assumed that she would be doing that via […]
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The Celebrity Guide To Understanding Game Of Thrones
If you could describe the characters using celebrities, who would they be? We make our predictions! Never seen the show? We’ll help you get on track before the next watch party!
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POLITICS

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‘Grey’s Anatomy’s Jesse Williams delivers powerful speech about ‘Black Lives’ at BET Awards (video)
Jesse Williams, who is best known for playing Dr. Jackson on the long-running hit show “Grey’s Anatomy,” electrified the BET Awards more than some of…
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Congressman John Lewis leads sit in on House floor to force gun safety vote
Legendary Congressman John Lewis (D-Ga.) never hesitated to put his reputation — and life — on the line for what he believed in. This was most…

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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Local students compete in Dancing Classrooms ‘Colors of the Rainbow’
Ten teams of fifth-grade students from participating Pittsburgh Public Schools (Banksville, Brookline, Carmalt, Colfax, Phillips, West Liberty, Westwood, and Whittier, Environmental Charter School at Frick…
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Brady serves on nuclear-powered submarine
PEARL HARBOR—A 2007 Wilson Academy High School graduate and Pittsburgh, Pa. native is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard one of the world’s most advanced…

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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Go, And Tell It…
…Like It Is By Ken Hare Chicago Defender Staff Writer The Justice Department as part of its pattern or practice investigation into Chicago Police Department’s…
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Black Women Need IT
Get IT for your future By Ken Hare Chicago Defender Staff Writer A job readiness and training program aimed at helping Black women has been…
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“Migration,” Makes its Premier Run at etaCreative Arts Foundation
            Migration, the Play Makes its Premier Run at etaCreative Arts Foundation Migration by playwright Michael Bradford makes its premier run in…

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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