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Councilman Kwanze Hall’s star-studded birthday party
ATLANTA – Councilman Kwanze Hall already possesses the mayoral-like demeanor and disposition of a national statesmen, evidenced by the ease by which he interwove his…
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Surprising reasons why black teen pregnancy is down by 50%
Black females teens are not having nearly as many babies as they did about a decade ago. According to a new study released on Thursday by…
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Ford Fund and Atlanta dealer donate Transit Connect Van to Summerhill Community Ministries
  ATLANTA — A famous former Heisman Trophy-winning college football player will be in attendance when the The Ford Motor Company Fund and Allan Vigil…
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City of Atlanta to Participate in Denim Day in honor of Sexual Violence Awareness Month
ATLANTA – The City of Atlanta announced today that it will participate in “Denim Day” on Wednesday, April 27, 2016 by encouraging city employees to…

BUSINESS

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NNPA, Chevrolet Announce 2016 Discover Unexpected Journalism Fellows
NNPA, Chevrolet Announce Discover the Unexpected Journalism Fellows     By Freddie Allen NNPA National News Editor Edited by  Kai EL ‘Zabar   Sidnee King,…
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CPS Establishes Comprehensive Trades Program At Dunbar High School
On Monday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, U.S. Representative Bobby L. Rush (IL-01), along with community leaders from the Bronzeville and Oakwood community made a major announcement…

SPORTS

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Super Bowl or bust: Gov. Deal going extra mile to attract big games to Atlanta
ATLANTA — Fresh off the nationally-embarrassing “religious freedom bill” debacle that threatened to derail Atlanta as one of the nation’s premiere destinations for corporations, movies…
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UGA head coach not pleased with Ludacris contract involving condoms and alcohol
The Georgia Bulldogs football head coach was not happy that The University of Georgia agreed to pay performer Ludacris $65,000 and provide candy, condoms and…
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Gabrielle Union Reveals The ‘Driving Force’ Behind Getting Married
Gabrielle Union is basically an open book when it comes to her life, career, and loves.
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Another Girl Allegedly Trespassed On Chris Brown’s Property
For the third time a young lady has found her way onto Chris Brown's property, illegally.
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She Won: First Lady Michelle Obama Rocks Givenchy At Correspondent’s Dinner
It was a bittersweet night for the Obama family at their last White House Correspondent's Dinner in office.
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Comeback To The Comeback: Janet Jackson Teases A Surprise
Your guess is as good as ours when it comes to what Ms. Jackson has in the works.
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POLITICS

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Councilman Kwanze Hall’s star-studded birthday party
ATLANTA – Councilman Kwanze Hall already possesses the mayoral-like demeanor and disposition of a national statesmen, evidenced by the ease by which he interwove his…
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Caitlyn Jenner blasts Ted Cruz on transgender bathroom policies
Olympic gold medalist-turned-transsexual  reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner mocked Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz over his stance regarding transgenders using the women’s restrooms. Jenner, 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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Time for focus on children’s health
Healthy lifestyles are learned at a young age. Like everything else, what you eat related to health, and it disproportionately impacts poor, African-American children. It’s…
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Silver Cord celebrates 100 Years
Easter Monday, March 28, the Silver Cord IAMWMW celebrated its 100th anniversary and 80th Easter Bonnet Luncheon and Fashion Show Extravaganza at the beautiful LeMont…

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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“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…
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Three Things You Can Do Right Now ….
.. To Save Chicago Police Records From Being Destroyed By Ken HareChicago Defender Staff Writer Chicago Defender Staff Writer Chicago is ground zero in the…
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Vanessa Williams Headlines Chicago UNICEF 9th Annual Hope Gala
  The Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host its 9th annual Hope Gala to raise more than $1 million for UNICEF’s work…

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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