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    Palm Sunday’s Deeper Meaning
    On Sunday, Christians all over the world will be carrying palms and other branches. That’s because it’s Palm Sunday, a celebration of the day Jesus…
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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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    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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    2Chainz performs during Hawks victory; plays horse with Dominique Wilkins
    ATLANTA — We could not discern which the fans enjoyed more — the Atlanta Hawks thorough dismantling of the injury-plagued Miami Heat or seeing Atlanta-native…
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    2 Chainz named 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 honorary CEO for a day. 2…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Boston Police Officer Shot In Roxbury, Suspect Killed, Scene Tense [VIDEO]
    A Boston police officer was shot and remains in a medically induced coma after he was shot in the Roxbury section of the city on…
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    Azealia Banks & Fox News’ Eric Bolling Clash On Twitter
    Azealia Banks  has found a new person to beef with these days. The Harlem rapper winded up in the cross hairs of Fox News pundit…
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    TSA Agrees To Stop Racially Profiling Black Women’s Hair
    After official complaints from two black women who said they were racially profiled by their “sisterlocks” hair styles, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) on Thursday…
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    Taraji P. Henson Apologizes For Racial Profiling Claims
      Taraji P. Henson has apologized to a California police department for claims she made an officer racially profiled her son. The Empire scene stealer made…
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    POLITICS

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    ‘I’ll take Herman Cain over Ben Carson any day’
    Ben Carson is starting to make me appreciate the political genius of Herman Cain. Carson may be a brain surgeon, but unless you’re talking about…
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    Black women march to protest for Loretta Lynch
    About 20 prominent Black women (Dr. Barbara Williams-Skinner, Attorney Barbara Arnwine, President of the Lawyers Committee on Civil Rights, Melanie Campbell, President of the National…

    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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    Fashion Watch on Sorority Fashion
    When you are heading to a themed event what do you do? The first thought is to go with the theme. At the recent Omega…
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    Ask Alma…Long Distant Lover
    I am a 50-year-old field service engineer who travels 75 percent of the year for work. I love my job and appreciate the opportunity that…

    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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