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    Will Packer, Kenny Leon, others honored at Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Heritage Dinner
    ATLANTA — The largest black legislative caucus in the country hosted its annual “Heritage Dinner” where the political body paid homage to excellence in the…
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    Medical marijuana bill passes in Georgia House of Representatives
    Calm down, weed heads. Before you start blazing up, understand that only the Georgia House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to decriminalize the possession of…
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    Gov. Deal orders North Georgia gov’t offices closed at noon for winter storm
    In response to a winter storm warning declared for 50 counties in the northern portion of Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal ordered state government offices in…
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    Atlanta Dream to announce winner of MLK essay contest at Washington High
    The Atlanta Dream and APS will hold a ceremony honoring the winners of the team’s Martin Luther King, Jr. “What’s Your Dream?” essay contest at…
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    Detroit Chef Native comes home to help create economic growth and reverse the flight out back in
    Coming Soon Grandma Told Me So Eatery Detroit Grandma Told Me So how about You? Detroit has a wealth of talent that has left the…
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    Signed Contracts To Buy US Homes Rise To 18-Month High
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans signing contracts to buy homes rose at a healthy pace in January, a sign that home sales are…

    SPORTS

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    Earl Lloyd, first black player in NBA, is dead at 86
    Nobody ever seems to remember second place or the second person to do something. This has been Earl Lloyd’s dilemma during the balance of his…
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    NBA Health Check: Medical issues affecting Chris Bosh, Derrick Rose and Carmelo Anthony
    Recently a few of the NBA’s popular ballers are facing very serious body injuries and health concerns, derailing and cutting their season short. Chris Bosh of…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    “Motown 25″ Returns To TV For The First Time In Decades [VIDEO]
    On May 16th, 1983 “MOTOWN 25: Yesterday, Today, Forever” aired on NBC and blew the world away. Instantantly, “MOTOWN 25″ became a sensation, its live…
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    Funniest responses to Kid Rock’s hateful tirade against Beyonce
    Kid Rock incurred the wrath of the infamous and relentless BeyHive after the 90s rocker-rapper went off on an unprovoked vulgar tirade against Beyonce in…
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    Mo’Nique Blackballed Because She Demanded Gabourey Sidibe Be Flown First Class Across The Country?
    When Academy Award winning actress and comedienne Mo’Nique revealed director Lee Daniels told her she had been blackballed in the industry after her stellar performance…
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    Leonard Nimoy who played Mr. Spock on ‘Star Trek’ is dead at 83
    Leonard Nimoy, who became a transcendent star for portraying the iconic character Dr. Spock on the timeless show “Star Trek,” died on Friday morning in…
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    Will Packer, Kenny Leon, others honored at Georgia Legislative Black Caucus Heritage Dinner
    ATLANTA — The largest black legislative caucus in the country hosted its annual “Heritage Dinner” where the political body paid homage to excellence in the…
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    Senate panel greenlights Obama’s attorney general pick
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Loretta Lynch won approval from a key Senate committee Thursday to serve as the nation’s next attorney general, as divided Republicans clashed…

    ATL BLOG

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    ‘RHOA’s’ Claudia Jordan calls Nene Leakes ‘Gorilla in the Mist’
    It is now apparent that “Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” Claudia Jordan has a problem with dark-skinned blacks. She continues on her self-hate rampage as she…
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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…

    COMMUNITY

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    New Mahalia Jackson Film In Works
    Bill Duke brings his years of talent and experience to direct and executive produce The Mahalia Jackson Story, a music biopic chronicling the life of…
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    Fifty Shades Of Safety: 7 Tips For Keeping Your BDSM Play Safe & Sexy
    For better or worse, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ is inspiring people to become a little more adventurous in the bedroom. However, there are still some…

    PRAISE

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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…
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    Man who claimed to be ‘delivered’ from being gay was brutally beaten
    Andrew Caldwell, who man who became a video phenomenon when he declared that he was was delivered from homosexuality at the COGIC religious convention last…

    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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    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…

    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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