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Jamarion Robinson’s family: on why they don’t believe U.S. Marshals’ report on shooting death
Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis of the Davis Bozeman Law firm marched into the Fulton County Justice Center carrying boxes of new evidence he says his…
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Mayor Reed, Dept. of Parks and Rec celebrate $1.3 million investment at Maddox Park Pool
ATLANTA — One of the defining legacies of Mayor Kasim Reed’s sterling two-term administration is spread liberally across the city of Atlanta and will be in…
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Academy of Motion Pictures President Cheryl Boone Isaacs to be honored at BronzeLens
ATLANTA — Now in its seventh year, BronzeLens Women SuperStars Awards Luncheon has become a coveted signature event for industry insiders, corporations and the local…
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Racism and talk of religious war: Trump staff’s online posts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s paid campaign staffers have declared on their personal social media accounts that Muslims are unfit to be U.S. citizens, mocked…

BUSINESS

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Adamsville Career Center to host tie down engineering recruitment
Fulton County’s Adamsville Career Center will host a Tie Down Engineering Onsite Recruitment on Friday, August 26, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. The…
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Fulton County to host MARTA bus operator recruitment
  The Fulton County Workforce Development Division is assisting MARTA with its bus operator recruitment.  MARTA wants customer-focused applicants to apply for this opportunity. To…

SPORTS

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Funniest James Harden memes mocking his reportedly new adidas shoes
The merciless pummeling that Golden State’s Stephen Curry received for his 2 Low Under Armour shoe is nothing compared to the stampede from the herd…
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Kobe Bryant Launches $100 Million Venture Capital Fund
Current investments include The Players Tribune, a website focused on sports media, video designer Scopely, a legal services company called LegalZoom, RingDNA, a telemarketing software company and a home-juicing company named Juicero.
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Nate Parker’s ‘Birth Of A Nation’ Screening Rescheduled Amid Controversy
In the interim, AFI announced they would screen “Jack Reacher: Never Go Back,” director Edward Zwick's latest film. Zwick is also an executive producer of Parker's film.
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John Legend And Tika Sumpter To Bring The Story Of ‘Black Wall Street’ To Life At WGN Network
By now it’s safe to say that John Legend and his production company are inching closer and closer to becoming major players in Hollywood. After the record-breaking ratings and critical acclaim that the Legend-produced WGN series The Underground received when it premiered earlier this year and the upcoming highly-anticipated film about The Obama’s love story […]
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Vanessa Williams And Tichina Arnold To Lead VH1’s Scripted Series ‘Daytime Divas’
Over the last few years, the presence of African American actors and actresses in leading roles on television has increased to great heights, while also racking up critical accolades, impressive ratings and loyal fans. Now, another TV show featuring a predominately black cast is making its way to basic cable network VH1 and the always […]
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Taraji P. Henson To Launch Collection With MAC Cosmetics This September
Ever since she was casted as Cookie Lyon on the smash-hit FOX series Empire, Taraji P. Henson’s career has been on fire like never before. Aside from landing back-to-back Emmy nominations for her portrayal as the no-nonsense ex-com matriarch of the Lyon clan, she recently earned a Golden Globe award for the fan-favorite role. Now, […]
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POLITICS

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Illinois Elections Should Reflect the Will of the People, Coalition says
Says Independent Maps A non-partisan statewide coalition sponsoring a petition to place the Independent Map Amendment before voters in this November’s election. “What’s at stake,”…
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Mayor Reed announced PGA Tour Championship enhancements
Mayor Kasim Reed held a press conference alongside the PGA TOUR, The Coca-Cola Company and the Southern Company to discuss the series of enhancements which…

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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Young Chefs Academy North Druid Hills to host ‘Back to School’ open house event with ‘Food Network Magazine’
ATLANTA — Young Chefs Academy North Druid Hills, a local favorite for children’s cooking classes that encourages discovery and creativity, will host its fall “Back to School” open…
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Competition and a Lot of Reading Fun at By The Hand Club For Kids
Laughter and cheers reverberated inside the Austin neighborhood’s By The Hand Club For Kids in celebration of an unlikely cause – reading. About 100 exuberant…

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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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…
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Can Prayer Lead To A Change Of Heart?
“Unite the family at this time and pray together that our hearts are changed, ” says Minster and First Lady  Sandra Gill. The Minister and…
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Nikki Giovanni: The Revolution Is Now Streamed
Nikki Giovanni: The Revolution Is Now Streamed By: Mary L. Datcher ¦ Arts & Entertainment Editor Words are powerful. They hold meaning when they are…

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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