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Flanagan’s family releases statement in aftermath of Virginia shooting (WATCH)
*One day after Vester Lee Flanagan killed two TV journalists during a live broadcast, his family expressed their condolences via a statement released on Thursday…
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Cumulus Media uses bogus test to discriminate against blacks
Cumulus Media, Inc., Cumulus Broadcasting LLC. dba Super Talk 99.7 WTN and 104.5 The Zone WGFX-FM on Tuesday August 18th was issued a Charge Of…
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5 iconic movie posters recreated by people of color
People of color are rarely portrayed in Hollywood. In fact, most blacks and other non-whites grow up watching whites dominate the big screen, and especially…
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MARTA announces ‘Free Ride’ on Labor Day; #WhereWillYouGo
MARTA is bucking the mantra that there are “no free rides in life.” If you ride MARTA on Labor Day Monday, it will absolutely be…

BUSINESS

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Megar Evers Alumni Celebrates Alumni Neighborhood Festival
Megar Evers Alumni Celebrates Alumni Neighborhood Festival                   The Megar Evers Alumni Celebrates its Euclid Park Alumni Neighborhood…
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McDonalds first african american senior executive & board member dies
Robert McKinley Beavers Jr., McDonald’s First African American Senior Executive and Board Member, Passes Away   Beavers Holdings LLC is deeply saddened to report that…

SPORTS

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Usain Bolt mowed down by segway (WATCH)
Man down! Man down! Actually it’s two mans down. OK, OK, we’re just trying to be funny ’cause we know it’s 2 men down. Anyway,…
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NBA legend Darryl Dawkins dead at 58
  Darryl Dawkins, the colorful and bombastic and backboard-busting center for the Philadelphia 76ers in the late 1970s and early 1980s, has died at the…

ENTERTAINMENT

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Uncle Luke says rappers ‘wasn’t wifin’ hoes’ before Kanye
*Rappers and athletes have made popular the wifin’ of hos and tricks in recent years, and rap legend Luther “Uncle Luke” Campbell is not here…
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5 iconic movie posters recreated by people of color
People of color are rarely portrayed in Hollywood. In fact, most blacks and other non-whites grow up watching whites dominate the big screen, and especially…
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‘Married to Medicine’ star arrested for beating husband with a spoon, stabbing herself
A star of “Married to Medicine” will no longer be married after a fracas at her home where she beats her husband with a spoon and…
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Misty Copeland Heads To Detroit To Perform ‘Sleeping Beauty’
In Copeland's previous performance at the Detroit Opera House, she held a secondary role in the American Ballet Theater's "Romeo and Juliet."
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POLITICS

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Commission on Medical Cannabis lacks African American presence
ATLANTA – The Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis recently held its second meeting with presentations from four manufacturers of medical cannabis from other states who…
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Mayor Kasim Reed Appoints new COO of Atlanta
ATLANTA –  Mayor Kasim Reed announced the appointment of Dan Gordon as Chief Operating Officer of the City of Atlanta, a position that encompasses oversight and…

ATL BLOG

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George Zimmerman selling Confederate Flag paintings at ‘Muslim-free’ gun store
Really, George? Georga Zimmerman, the man who ambushed and fatally shot Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. in 2012, is now selling Confederate flag paintings out…
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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…

COMMUNITY

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Oak Grove United Methodist breaks ground on new buildings
Oak Grove United Methodist Church in Decatur, GA broke ground August 23, for a new youth and education building. The building will replace the 1950s…
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Carter Center Helps Bolster Liberia’s Mental Health Workforce Following Ebola Epidemic 
ATLANTA — The Carter Center’s Mental Health Program in Liberia, in partnership with the Liberia Ministry of Health, has exceeded its goal of training 150 mental…

PRAISE

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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…
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Bishop Comes Out As Gay
Bishop Kevin Kanouse, head of the Northern Texas-Northern Louisiana area of the Evangelical Lutheran Church America released a letter to church leaders explaining his announcement. The…

FEATURES

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Ten years after Katrina: Soledad O’Brien recounts devastation in New Orleans
Renowned journalist Soledad O’Brien joined Roland Martin Monday on NewsOne Now to discuss the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and what has changed since the…
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Becoming Belafonte: Author details rise of Civil Rights icon
Author Judith E. Smith talks with NewsOne Now guest host Mo Ivory about her new book, Becoming Belafonte: Black Artist, Public Radical. Smith explained she…
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CNN shocked no violence at ‘Straight Outta Compton’ screenings
There’s been no reports of any shootings, stabbings or killings during Straight Outta Compton‘s opening weekend. Shocking, right? If you think yes, then CNN is right…

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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