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Family Day and Culture Fest on Auburn Ave., Saturday, July 30
  ATLANTA —  Family Day/Culture Fest, a daylong, family centered, free, outdoor program, will take place in Sweet Auburn with programs, cultural activities, food, and fun…
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Hosea Helps to host the 11th Annual Back-To-School Jamboree
The Back-To-School Jamboree takes place each year in an effort to provide thousands of children in need with a backpack full of school supplies, health…
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Shock, condemnation after Trump questions NATO commitments
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarm and condemnation erupted Thursday from European capitals, the White House and leaders of Donald Trump’s own party after the Republican presidential…
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Authorities Investigate Police Shooting of Unarmed Black Man Helping Patient
NORTH MIAMI, Florida– Authorities are investigating why police shot an unarmed therapist as he lay on the ground with an autistic patient during a standoff…

BUSINESS

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Google Adds More Than 100 Emojis of Professional Women in 11 Different Careers
By the end of this year, there will be 11 professions with new emoji for both men and women across a variety of skin tones.…
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Comcast and U.S. Dept. of Housing and Urban Development Collaborate to Close Digital Divide
National initiative to connect up to 2 million low-income Americans to the internet, reaching more than 40 percent of all HUD-assisted households nationwide. PHILADELPHIA  — Today, Comcast and…

SPORTS

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Kobe Bryant Pens Letter To His ‘Younger Self’
Retired NBA player Kobe Bryant has written a letter to his ‘younger self.’ The 20-year-veteran posted the essay to The Players Tribune Wednesday. In it,…
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WNBA Players Fined For Wearing ‘Black Lives Matter’ T-Shirts
The WNBA has fined the New York Liberty, Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever and their players for T-shirts honoring the Black Lives Matter movement and…
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ENTERTAINMENT

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Zoe Saldana Reveals She Has An Autoimmune Disease
Zoe Saldana has announced that she has a condition called Hashimoto’s thyroiditis in yesterday’s issue of The EDIT. The 38-year-old actress credits “clean eating” as…
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Trump Paints A Scary Picture of America, Former KKK Leader Praises His RNC Speech
CLEVELAND, Ohio– At the Republican National Convention Thursday night, Donald Trump officially accepted the republican party presidential nomination. Going through my timeline while watching the…
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‘LHHATL’ star Tommie Lee arrested, urinated in cruiser after ‘brutality’ arrest
“Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star Tommie Lee feels that she was brutalized when she was arrested for alleged drunk driving. But the police vehemently deny…
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Earth, Wind & Fire Slam Donald Trump for Unauthorized Use Of Song At RNC
Earth, Wind & Fire have joined a growing list of musicians who are unhappy with Trump using their music without prior consent. “Another unauthorized use…
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POLITICS

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Trump accepts GOP nomination; tears into Clinton, crime and immigration
CLEVELAND — Pointing his finger at the camera with righteous indignation, Donald J. Trump painted a grim portrait of an America spiraling into an abyss…
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Criminal Justice Reinvestment Initiative recommendations presented to the Fulton County Board of Commissioners
Anticipated outcomes include reduced incarceration rate, treatment for the mentally ill and taxpayer savings ATLANTA — Fulton leaders concluded a four-month planning effort for Justice…

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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HHS office of Minority Health Awards $2.8 M to help children exposed to trauma
The Office of Minority Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced new grant awards totaling approximately $2.8 million to seven organizations…
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Family Day and Culture Fest on Auburn Ave., Saturday, July 30
  ATLANTA —  Family Day/Culture Fest, a daylong, family centered, free, outdoor program, will take place in Sweet Auburn with programs, cultural activities, food, and fun…

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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Nikki Giovanni: The Revolution Is Now Streamed
Nikki Giovanni: The Revolution Is Now Streamed By: Mary L. Datcher ¦ Arts & Entertainment Editor Words are powerful. They hold meaning when they are…
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Tom Tresser Talks TIFs: Part 1
Tom Tresser the editor of the book “Chicago Is Not Broke” stopped by the Defender to explain what is a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district…
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Tom Tresser Talks Tifs: Part 2
Tom Tresser the editor of the book “Chicago Is Not Broke” stopped by the Defender to explain what is a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district…

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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