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City of Atlanta celebrates launch of Atlanta Design Studio
ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed, Department of Planning and Community Development Commissioner Tim Keane and Jamestown LP CEO Matt Bronfman joined city leaders and community…
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Mayor Reed dismisses two high-ranking city officials
Mayor Kasim Reed discussed the  dismissal of two high-ranking city officials on May 20 during a press conference Monday morning. “The decisions we made together…
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‘Stand Your Ground’ works, unless you are black in metro Atlanta
CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — The highly controversial “Stand Your Ground” law seems to work in America, unless you are African American. Jesse Murray claims he was…
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Black woman dies in Texas jail when police refuse her medical care for 2 weeks
For the second time in six months, an African American woman who moved to Texas to start a new life wound up dead while in…

BUSINESS

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Fifth Third Bank Honors 8 Outstanding Leaders
Fifth Third Bank Celebrates Diversity & Inclusion Month Sharon Morgan Donates Honorarium to Chicago Defender Charities!     edited by Kai EL’ Zabar   On a…
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Ever Heard of This Man?
Meet Zebra Man By Ken Hare Chicago Defender Staff Writer In a not-so-obvious ode to his black and white parentage, Chicago artist, Michael Bailey aka…

SPORTS

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Hawks’ Jeff Teague sells posh Atlanta condo; Is he gone?
ATLANTA — It was a weird, unusual and uncomfortable sight for Atlanta Hawks fans: Jeff Teague, the Atlanta Hawks’ All-Star point guard, is rotting on the bench…
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Steph Curry’s wife Ayesha slaps back at hater of her wife duties
Basketball megastar Steph Curry’s wife, Ayesha, was on her way to minding her own business and doing the thing she loves, providing cooking demonstrations on…
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ENTERTAINMENT

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‘LHHATL’ star Karen King arrested on a bunch of felonies
“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Karen King has gone on to perfect the family business: crime and being shady. King busted at an Atlanta nightclub for…
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“The Real” Cohosts say if they got Tamar Braxton Fired
  Fans of Tamar Braxton, who proudly label themselves “Tamartians,” got the pitch forks out and torches and are on a manhunt to figure out…
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Bill Cosby Confesses To Drug-Fueled Sex With Teens In Explosive New Deposition; Judge Rules He Will Stand Trial
A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday found enough evidence to proceed with the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby.
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A hurt Madonna lashes out at critics of her Prince tribute
Former superstar Madonna was severely stung and hurt by the torrential downpour of criticism of her inadequate and ill-conceived tribute to the late, legendary Prince to…
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POLITICS

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Best responses to #NewTrumpTvShows hashtag
Is this the surreptitious work of Hillary Rodham Clinton??? Conspiracy theorists have probably worked themselves into a lather about how the hilarious Donald Trump hashtag,…
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Oklahoma legislature wants President Obama impeached over transgender bathroom letter
Republican state legislature in Oklahoma is calling for the impeachment of President Obama after he sent letters to public schools telling them to allow transgender students to…

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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Walmart Marks Anniversary of Veterans Welcome Home Commitment with Announcement of 5,406 Veteran Hires in Georgia
ATLANTA – Today, Walmart announced it has hired 130,828 veterans since it announced its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment in May 2013*, including 5,406 in Georgia. Many…
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Makeover coming for food nutrition labels
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A new look is coming to Nutrition Facts labels on food packages, with more attention to calorie counts and added sugars. And…

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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“Migration,” Makes its Premier Run at etaCreative Arts Foundation
            Migration, the Play Makes its Premier Run at etaCreative Arts Foundation Migration by playwright Michael Bradford makes its premier run in…
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Three Things You Can Do Right Now ….
.. To Save Chicago Police Records From Being Destroyed By Ken HareChicago Defender Staff Writer Chicago Defender Staff Writer Chicago is ground zero in the…
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Vanessa Williams Headlines Chicago UNICEF 9th Annual Hope Gala
  The Midwest Regional Office of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF will host its 9th annual Hope Gala to raise more than $1 million for UNICEF’s work…

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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