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    Nicholas Thomas’ family calls for GBI Investigation after deadly Smyrna police shooting
    DECATUR, Ga. — With defiance in their eyes and resolve in their souls, the mother and father of slain Nicholas Thomas, the unarmed black man…
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    Mary Mary Season 4 Episode 4: Together Again recap and lesson
    Recap: Erica desperately needs a vacation, so when Warryn cancels their getaway for a work trip in NYC, things get heated. But the real fireworks…
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    Atlanta’s Alarming HIV and AIDS stats are national problem
    The headline is as frightening as it sounds: “Half Of Atlanta’s Newly Diagnosed HIV Patients Have AIDS, Grady Testing Finds.” Yet, what may sound like…
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    Cissy Houston says she’s prepared for Bobbi Kristina [VIDEO)
    Whitney Houston’s mother and Bobbi Kristina’s grandmother said she has arrived at peace with the seemingly hopeless situation her granddaughter is in. Cissy Houston told…
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    BUSINESS

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    T.I. to celebrate grand opening of Scales 925 restaurant in downtown Atlanta
    ATLANTA — Hip hop impresario Clifford “T.I.” Harris is adding to his Grand Hustle empire with the grand opening of his new restaurant Scales 925…
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    SBA Launches LINC, Empowering African American women business owners
    In February, the Small Business Administration launched LINC—Leveraging Information and Networks to Access Capital. According to SBA.gov, LINC is a simple way to connect prospective SBA…

    SPORTS

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    2 Chainz named new CEO of the Atlanta Hawks
    2 Chainz is taking over Phillips Arena during Friday’s Atlanta Hawks game vs. the Miami Heat. Hence, the title of CEO. 2 Chainz, born Tauheed Epps, is…
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    Obama’s niece threatened before Princeton-Maryland basketball playoff
    Security was increased Monday at the University of Maryland after a caller left a disturbing voicemail detailing a threat against President Obama‘s niece, who was…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Claudia Jordan hired full time on ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’
    Looks like Claudia Jordan has kicked up enough dust, demonstrated enough ghetto-fried behavior and hated on enough people to be made a full-time “Real Housewives of…
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    Alicia Watkins Goes From Homeless Veteran To Student At Harvard University
    In 2010, Alicia Watkins, a retired U.S. Air Force staff sergeant, shocked friends and family when she documented her travails as a homeless veteran on…
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    A Grace Jones Documentary Is Finally In The Works
    According to Billboard.com, a Grace Jones documentary is finally in the works. One of the most talked about women of the ’70s and ’80s is…
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    AM BUZZ: Kanye & Dame Dash’s Big Announcement; Kerry Washington Tweeted During Labor & More
    Kanye & Dame Dash’s Big Announcement Old Rocafella buddies Kanye West and Dame Dash have reunited and they have some new business ventures up their…
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    POLITICS

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    Gov. Deal asks Georgia voters to create Opportunity School Districts
    Gov. Nathan Deal today celebrated House passage of legislation that will allow Georgians to vote next year on creation of an Opportunity School District (OSD)…
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    First Lady Michelle Obama to appear at Black Girls Rock!
    Earlier today, news came that First Lady Michelle Obama is scheduled to appear at this year’s “Black Girls Rock!” celebration, which tapes Saturday, March 28…

    ATL BLOG

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    What are we going to do with the N-Word?
    Conversations about the N-word can be tiresome. Should we say it? Can White people say it? Will it always have hurtful connotations attached to it? Is…
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    Don Lemon defends N-Word singing Oklahoma Frat Mom
    CNN anchor Don Lemon, who made a Columbia Journalism Review list of “worst journalism of 2014,” has done it again. Saying she was just singing…

    COMMUNITY

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    Judge Tosses Out Lawsuit From White Teacher Suspended For Using N-Word
    A federal judge on Thursday tossed out a civil suit filed by a White Chicago public school teacher who claims he should not have been…
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    She Ordered A Burger With Bacon, Didn’t Get Any, & Shot Up The McDonald’s
    A Grand Rapids, Mich. woman was convicted Wednesday and now faces up to seven years in prison after she fired a bullet at a McDonald’s drive-thru…

    PRAISE

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    Rev. Creflo Dollar seeks $65 million in donations to buy private jet
    COLLEGE PARK, Ga. — Dr. Creflo Dollar, the pastor of one of metro Atlanta’s most prominent mega-churches, is looking to raise $65 million through GoFundMe…
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    Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees
    Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Christian/Gospel music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and…

    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…

    FEATURES

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    How America is at war with Black women
    In celebration of Women’s History month, we revisit a timely and deeply personal essay by journalist Jennifer Marby outlining why equal opportunity in 21st Century America…
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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…

    VIEWPOINTS

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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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