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    Atlanta Department of Corrections commemorates National Correctional Officers Week
    ATLANTA — Atlanta’s Department of Corrections (DOC) announced today that it will commemorate National Correctional Officers and Employees Week, Monday, May 4 through Friday, May 8, 2015,…
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    Surprised? Man who filmed Freddie Gray’s arrest has now been arrested himself
      BALTIMORE — There is a reason why the South Carolina man went into temporary hiding after he filmed North Charleston police officer Michael Slager…
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    Atlanta-area sheriff under investigation for shooting woman at model home
    GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A female real estate agent is in critical condition after being shot by Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill inside a suburban…
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    Protests in Atlanta in support of Baltimore (photos)
    COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Several groups of protests popped off in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area over the weekend in response to the death of…
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    ABC-7 CHICAGO: CHICAGO DEFENDER CELEBRATES 110 YEAR ANNIVERSARY
    CHICAGO (WLS) –Founded on May 5, 1905, by Robert Sengstacke Abbott, the Chicago Defender was a platform to denounce racism experienced by African Americans.”His driving…
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    Opening a New Chapter for Pullman
    Opening a New Chapter for Pullman by Seth Berliner/ MK Communications  Once a flourishing live-work company town but for many recent decades a forgotten community, neglected…

    SPORTS

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    It’s Official: Steph Curry will be named NBA’s MVP
    There’s no other way to put it: this NBA season, Stephen “Chef” Curry’s game has been on another level from anyone else’s in the NBA,…
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    Funniest tweets on Floyd Mayweather’s unimpressive win over Manny Pacquiao
    Billed as the “Fight of the Century,” Floyd Mayweather’s defeat of top rival Manny Pacquiao turned into a long snore of epic proportions as fans, celebrities and…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    Watch: President Obama Is Serious About Saving Young Black Lives
    In an important move for people of color who helped propel him into office twice, President Barack Obama on Monday vowed to continue fighting for…
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    Rihanna relentlessly roasted for egg-plant dress to Met gala
    Rihanna learned the hard and painful lesson that sometimes when you take chances on fashion, pop culture observers can be merciless in its critique of…
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    Just In Case You Missed It…Here’s Beyonce Shutting Down The Met Gala With A Barely-There Dress
    There she goes. Again. Just a few days after shutting down the Floyd Mayweather/Manny Pacquiao fight in a red number with a cape fit for a superwoman,…
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    AM BUZZ: Ri Ri Sheds Her Fancy Rug-Gown To Perform At Met Gala; Miguel Finally Sued & More
    Rihanna Performs At The Met Gala After slaying the Met Gala red carpet in a dress that looked like eggs, Rihanna hit the stage at…
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    POLITICS

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    Dumping Demos, GOP? Rise of the Independent voter a possible political game-changer
    When asked what political party one belongs to, most people say Democrat or Republican, while others respond that they are Libertarian. However, a growing group…
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    Best memes, tweets of Baltimore state attorney Marilyn Mosby
    BALTIMORE — Maryland’s state attorney for Baltimore City Marilyn Mosby became an instant heroine to millions of women and men when she confidently strode to…

    ATL BLOG

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    Top 10 Reasons Why Women Cheat
    Numerous relationship studies have concluded that a woman is more likely to cheat than a man. And that woman is more likely to cheat during…
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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…

    COMMUNITY

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    Heart to Heart with Star Jones
    (NNPA)–Star Jones is a successful attorney, author and TV personality whose confidence and uncanny ability to explain legal and social issues has landed her into…
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    Choosing a decision maker
    While a doctor or a lawyer will routinely ask you if you have an advance directive or living will, the conversation should truly start at…

    PRAISE

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    Real talk about the Black church and civil rights activism [VIDEO]
    We all know what a central role the Black church had during the civil rights movement of the 20th century, but what role can it…
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    A. D. The Bible Continues Episode 4 ‘The Wrath’ Bible Guide’
    Tonight Pilate looked for revenge for the murder of a Roman soldier. Elsewhere, Caiaphas fails to convict Peter and John, and the church grows. Luke tells…

    FEATURES

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    Dr. Joseph Lowery Statement on the Sentencing of Atlanta Teachers
      “A Pound of Flesh” Joseph Lowery   In Shakespeare’s  “Merchant of Venice” a prosecutorial team demanded a pound of flesh from a man who…
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    The ‘Dumbing Down’ of American Education
    Early in 2001, when I was the chair of the education committee on the Council of the District of Columbia, I was talking with the…
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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…

    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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    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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    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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