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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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    Georgia twins sentenced to 30 years for murdering mother
    Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead – twins who brutally murdered their mother in January 2010 — have been sentenced to 30 years in prison, 11Alive reports. The twins were 16-years-old…
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    NNPA awards 1st ever Junior Newsmaker of the Year Award to Willie Myrick
    ATLANTA — While most 10-year-olds are playing games outside, Willie Myrick is spreading the Word of God. And it was this Word, uttered through song,…
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    BUSINESS

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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…
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    Nielsen examines spending power of Black consumers
    According to a new report by Nielsen titled “The Making of a Multicultural Super Consumer,” “Multicultural consumers are rapidly becoming the core of the U.S. population…

    SPORTS

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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…
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    Mo’ne Davis wants college athlete reinstated after offensive tweet
    Mo’ne Davis is seriously a class act. After Bloomsburg University baseball player, Joey Casselberry tweeted some disparaging remarks, she’s responded with forgiveness. The 13-year-old star little…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Cops Gone Wild: Detroit Police Officers Beat Black Man After He Ran A Traffic Sign
    Another disturbing video of police violence shows Detroit officers beating an African-American man during a traffic stop after he ran a red light on January 28.…
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    “There’s Not A Great Deal Of Hope:” Cissy Houston Speaks On Bobbi Kristina’s Condition
    In an exclusive interview with New York’s WBLS, the mother of Whitney Houston, Cissy, finally broke her silence on Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition, saying there’s…
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    “Is Michelle Obama Bald?” How FLOTUS’ ‘Jeopardy’ Hair Comments Reveal The Ignorance Surrounding Black Hair
    When some social media users went crazy over Michelle Obama’s hair during her recent appearance on Jeopardy, India Arie’s 2007 Grammy Award-nominated single “I Am…
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    AM BUZZ: USC Responds To Taraji P. Henson ; Beyonce Dropping Another Surprise Album? & More
    USC Responds To Taraji P. Henson’s Racial Profiling Allegations Taraji P. Henson recently made headlines when she said her son was racially profiled on the campus…
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    POLITICS

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    Here’s Why Obama Is Slowing Afghanistan Troop Withdrawal
    In an effort to give Afghanistan time to form a stable government, President Obama on Tuesday said U.S. troops will keep its current level of…
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    Jesse Jackson Jr. prison release set for Thursday
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) – A friend and former House colleague of Jesse Jackson Jr. says Jackson is being released from a federal prison Thursday and…

    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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    Air Refueling Wing celebrates African American Heritage
    Findlay Township, Pa.—The 171st Air Refueling Wing hosted its 32nd annual African American Heritage Luncheon, last month at the Pittsburgh Airport Marriott. Marcia M. Sturdivant,…
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    Man Killed By Georgia Police In Maserati Identified As New Father Nicholas Taft Thomas
    A father of one was shot and killed by police officers outside of Atlanta when they tried to serve him an arrest warrant. Nicholas Taft…

    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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