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Atlanta district attorney wants to charge Nick Gordon in Bobbi Kristina’s death
ATLANTA — The district attorney for Fulton County, Ga. is seriously contemplating charges against Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend Nick Gordon now that she has passed…
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Altlanta-area Confederate flag wavers threaten children at birthday party [video]
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. – During a black family’s celebration of a child’s birthday in suburban Atlanta, they had their party rudely interrupted by a caravan of…
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Bobbi Kristina’s and Nick Gordon’s home was filthy and disgusting
The suburban Atlanta townhouse where the deceased Bobbi Kristina Brown and boyfriend Nick Gordon lived in was “such a pigsty that it will need extensive work just to…
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Gov. Deal appoints new judges to oversee metro Atlanta’s new traffic court
Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed four judges to oversee DeKalb County’s newly created traffic court, which is replacing the Recorder’s Court which was abolished amid…

BUSINESS

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Georgia Chamber applauds Ernest Greer’s new appointment at Greenberg Traurig
The Georgia Chamber congratulated its immediate past Board Chair Ernest Greer on Greenberg Traurig’s announcement that he will be named Co-President. “As Georgia Chamber Board…
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Lisa Price: The Cost of Building Carol’s Daughter
The path to entrepreneurship is not easy. We’re taught early on in our childhood that dreams can come true. If we work hard, we will…

SPORTS

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Tom Brady slammed on social media after 4-game suspension upheld by NFL
NEW YORK — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell deflated the hopes of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots nation when he upheld the still four-game…
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Hulk Hogan fired by WWE after really racist rant leaked from sex tape
Millions of urban wrestling fans were shocked to wake up this morning and find out that one of their favorite stars is a rabid roaring…

ENTERTAINMENT

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If There Was Ever Proof The “All Lives Matter” Movement Is Reductive, This Is It
An Ottawa, Canada memorial for Sandra Bland, the 28-year-old woman who died in a Texas jail cell earlier this month, was defaced with an “All…
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Rapper Styles P’s daughter committed suicide
There can be no more devastating and debilitating setback to a person than to lose their own child to senseless violence or suicide. Rapper Styles…
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Waller County Officials Release Unedited Jail Video Of Sandra Bland
Waller County officials have released new video of Sandra Bland, which reveals far more than was previously seen of her time in the jail where…
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EXCLUSIVE: Soledad O’Brien Reflects On Hurricane Katrina 10 Years Later At 5th Annual Starfish Foundation Gala
On the heels of Hurricane Katrina’s 10th anniversary, Soledad O’Brien held her 5th Annual Starfish Foundation Gala, the award-winning journalist’s initiative to mentor promising young women from the New…
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POLITICS

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Sarah Palin says Planned Parenthood killed more black babies than Confederate Flag
The former vice presidential candidate for the Republican Party, the bumbling and bombastic brunette who claimed she could see Russia from her backyard in Alaska,…
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Black Lives Matter galvanized a movement of ‘No more’
Activists from around the country gathered in Cleveland, Ohio for the first national #BlackLivesMatter conference to address the escalating tensions between the African-American community and…

ATL BLOG

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Rachel Dolezal says Black identity is not a costume
In mid-June when Rachel Dolezal was asked on camera, “Are you African-American?” she was left speechless, hesitant and caught off guard. After claiming to misunderstand…
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Artist faces backlash over Mike Brown exhibit showcasing replica of teen’s dead body
New Orleans artist Ti-Rock Moore has come under fire for her Chicago art exhibit that depicts a mannequin as Mike Brown’s lifeless body. According to the Huffington…

COMMUNITY

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UC Police Officer Ray Tensing Indicted In Shooting Of Unarmed Black Man
A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Ray Tensing — the University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot an unarmed Black man last month —…
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Cincinnati Officials Reportedly Prep For Protests After Viewing “Disturbing” Footage Of Samuel Dubose Killing
There have been a string of new updates in the case of Samuel Dubose, the Ohio man who was shot in the head by a…

PRAISE

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Bishop Comes Out As Gay
Bishop Kevin Kanouse, head of the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana area of the Evangelical Lutheran Church America released a letter to church leaders explaining his announcement. The…
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Muslim organizations raise $100,000 to rebuild torched Black churches
Muslim organizations have banded together to raise $100,000 in an effort to help rebuild Black churches in the South that were torched in recent months,…

FEATURES

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Jackie Joyner-Kersee Champions Health
Jackie Joyner-Kersee Champions Health Olympian Gold Medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee, widely regarded as the  “THE WORLD’S GREATEST FEMALE ATHLETE” named after Jacqueline Kennedy by her grandmother…
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Rachel Dolezal wasn’t the first – 6 more whites who passed
Hey guys, can we talk about this #RachelDolezal story? http://t.co/ZcAdvDtfU5 pic.twitter.com/SbIYqgGAGS — E! News (@ENews) June 12, 2015 Long before Rachel Dolezal, head of the…
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Black Dads Matter: Are Fathers really optional?
Author Josh Levs has been standing up for fathers since he fought and won his own battle for paternity leave. From JoshLevs.com: When journalist and fatherhood…

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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Remove Confederate flag and agenda it represents
The savage act of racial terrorism at “Mother Emanuel,” the Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston, S.C., has been met with extraordinary expressions of faith in…
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Shooting drew together ordinary lives of driver, officer
NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — But for a series of split-second decisions that followed a traffic stop, Walter Scott might still be alive and police…
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