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Gov. Deal appoints new judges to oversee metro Atlanta’s new traffic court
DECATUR, Ga. — Gov. Nathan Deal has appointed four judges to oversee DeKalb County’s newly created traffic court, which is replacing the Recorder’s Court that…
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Habersham County special agent indicted for ‘flash grenade’ that injured Baby Bou Bou
A former Habersham County deputy sheriff and special agent has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of providing false information in a…
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Nick Gordon’s family finally speaks on Bobbi Kristina’s death
The family of Nick Gordon has finally spoken out since Bobbi Kristina Brown passed on Sunday at the age of 22 – six months after…
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Sunday Best Season 8 All Stars Episode 3 Recap
When you are intimate with someone else, you trust them enough to share your secrets. As God, Jesus already knows everything about you anyway, but…

BUSINESS

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Detroit unemployment remains more than twice level of state, nation
When it comes to figuring out why the Good Ship Economic Recovery still hasn’t quite made its way to port in Detroit, even though metro…
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Hyde Park Chicago Teen Dead at 17
  Hyde Park Chicago Teen Dead at 17   Just one day before Sandy Brown was arrested and jailed in Texas, a female was found…

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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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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Walter Palmer Is The “Most Hated Man” On Social Media After Killing Zimbabwe’s Prized Cecil The Lion
Everyone should know who this douche is. #WalterPalmer http://t.co/oLGGeTMPCu — Dom zamprogna (@dom_zamprogna) July 28, 2015 Minnesota dentist Walter Palmer became “the most hated man”…
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Dark Places Of The Earth: Author Details Voyage Of The Antelope Slave Ship
Fifteen years before Amistad, there was the Antelope: a slave ship with 275 captives whose fates were argued before the U.S. Supreme Court not just…
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Did Confederate Flag Supporters Crash Georgia Child’s Birthday Party?
Racial tensions arose on Saturday in Douglasville, Georgia, when a fleet of vehicles toting the Confederate flag approached a child’s birthday party. Two different bystanders captured…
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POLITICS

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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…
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In a change from 2008, Clinton talking often about race
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ In her second bid for the presidency, Hillary Rodham Clinton is discussing “systemic racism” and making the issue a hallmark of…

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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Cleveland Woman Becomes At Least The 3rd Black Female To Die In Police Custody This Month Alone
After being found dead in her jail cell bed on Sunday, a 37-year-old Cleveland native identified as Ralkina Jones became the third Black woman to die…
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CHICK CHAT: He Likes Men Too & I’m Not Sure How To Feel About It
Dating is hard enough!

PRAISE

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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,…
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The Black church and the strength to forgive
WASHINGTON (NNPA) – For many outside the Black community, they had never seen anything like it. Though suffering and deep in pain from the loss…

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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