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    Michelle Obama Headscarf “Scandal” Draws Fire
    Michelle Obama’s absent headscarf on a visit with President Barack Obama to pay respects to the late Saudi King Abdullah Tuesday has sparked outrage among some…
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    A.P.C. Founder Drops N-Word During Men’s Collection And Kanye Approves?
    French designer Jean Touitou (pictured) apparently thinks that the repeated use of the N-word will enhance his fall 2015 A.P.C. Timberlands men’s collection.  While the…
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    AT&T suing MARTA and City of Atlanta over streetcars
    AT&T Georgia tried for two years to reconcile millions of dollars in losses when MARTA and the city of Atlanta ordered the company to relocate utilities…
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    Black unemployment about to fall below 10 percent
    Three consecutive months of seeing the economy adding more than 25,000 jobs has economists optimistic that the black unemployment rate could dip below 10 percent by…
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    BUSINESS

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    Detroit Revitalization Fellows offers inclusive opportunity to mid-career professionals
    There’s a common refrain heard whenever a major economic development is announced in Detroit: It benefits some populations, but not all. In the African-American community,…
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    US Consumer Confidence Jumps To 7 1/2-Year High In January
    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence shot up in January to the highest level since August 2007. The Conference Board reports that its consumer confidence…

    SPORTS

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    Hottest wives and girlfriends of Super Bowl Patriots and Seahawks
    Super Bowl XLIX is gearing up to be an all-time classic; it not only features the two most dominant teams of the 2014-15 NFL season, but…
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    Super Bowl XLIX gospel celebration announces headliner for 2015 extravaganza
    On Friday, January 30th, the 16th Annual Super Bowl GospelCelebration will help kick off Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix, AZ. The concert event and Super…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Is Janet Jackson About To Have A Show In Las Vegas??
    Could Janet Jackson be one step closer to making her return to the stage? Fans just may get their wish! According to the Las Vegas…
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    Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon Slapped With Lawsuit By Former Nanny
    Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon are once again reuniting but not in the romantic sense. It seems the soon-to-be-divorced couple are being sued by a…
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    Maya Rudolph & Jaden Smith To Star In HBO’s ‘Brothers In Atlanta’
    Maya Rudolph and Jaden Smith are teaming up for HBO’s latest project. Maya and Smith have signed on to guest star on the cable network’s…
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    Stop Trying To Make Sam Smith “The Face of Soul” [OP-ED]
    I want to be white for a day. For no other reason than I am curious to know what it’s like to be christened a…
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    POLITICS

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    Gay Alabama lawmaker threatens to ‘Out’ adulterous politicians
    Alabama’s only openly gay lawmaker is threatening to expose state politicians who have extramarital affairs but say gay marriage is immoral or bad for children.…
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    Mayors To File Brief In Support Of Obama On Immigration Actions
      WASHINGTON — A group of mayors led by New York’s Bill de Blasio and Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti are coming to the defense of…

    ATL BLOG

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    Mimi Faust’s porn tape partner Nikko’s wife coming on ‘Love and Hip Hop Atanta’
    “Love and Hip Hop Atlanta’s” Mimi Faust, who gained national fame — or rather infamy — for producing the “shower-curtain-rod” sex tape, has confirmed that…
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    13 facts that will blow your mind about Whitney Houston
    Whitney Houston had the voice of gold and the career to show it. Lifetime’s biopic will take us through the rise and plateau of Whitney,…

    COMMUNITY

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    Ga. Executes Mentally Disabled Inmate After Supreme Court Denies Stay
    The state of Georgia executed a 54-year-old mentally disabled man Tuesday for killing a fellow inmate after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to review his…
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    ‘Cause an EMANON party don’t stop’
    “Ain’t no party like an EMANON party because an EMANON party don’t stop.” Each year the brothers of EMANON, that’s no name spelled backwards, invite…

    PRAISE

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    Southern Baptist leaders call for integrated churches
    Leaders in nation’s largest Protestant denomination are preaching that integrated churches can be a key driver of racial justice in society. But that could be…
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    Rickey Smiley, David, Tamela Mann to host Stellar Awards; Nominations Announced
    *The 2015 Stellar Awards nominations were announced as well as the hosts for the ceremony David and Tamela Mann, and Rickey Smiley. Erica Campbell and Ricky Dillard lead with 10 nominations a piece. For Campbell, this is a big deal being that she released her first solo effort last year, “Help.” “I am grateful to the Stellar Awards […]

    EDITORS PICK

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    Savannah Attorney Lester Johnson Appointed to Judicial Qualifications Commission
    State Bar of Georgia President Patrise M. Perkins-Hooker has announced the appointment of Attorney Lester B. Johnson III of Savannah to serve on the Georgia…

    FEATURES

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    Georgia’s first Asian American Superior Court judge makes mark in history
    The Hon. Meng H. Lim became the first elected Asian American Superior Court judge in Georgia on July 22. Judge Lim was sworn in as…
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    Holder’s Nation of Equals
    After his departure, America will perhaps not have another attorney general like Eric Holder in a long time. Maybe the standard he set at the…
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    #AliveWhileBlack Response to #CrimingWhileWhite
    Last night, in the midst of protests in reaction to the non-indictment of Daniel Pantaleo, the Staten Island cop responsible for choking and killing Eric…

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    Should Black Americans be Liberals?
    Should Black Americans be Liberals? The concept is one of the many deceptions that have been perpetuated against blacks and other minority groups for some…
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    The Courts Can Outlaw Racist Policies, But They Can’t Eliminate Racism [OPINION]
    Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education decision, education inequalities still exist. What did we really achieve through integration and how do we…
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