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    Georgia inmate beaten and dog-collared, exposing gross prison negligence
    FORSYTHE, Ga. — The posting of a cellphone photo showing a young man being beaten and then collared as if he were a pet has…
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    Atlanta teen who received heart transplant is killed in police car chase
    There is a reason why Atlanta hospital officials initially refused to grant Anthony Stokes a heart transplant. The troubled teen, 17, had a thick juvenile rap sheet…
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    Georgia House passes Strip Club Bill
    ATLANTA — The Georgia House of Representatives passed a constitutional amendment charging strip clubs to provide services for victims of child sexual abuse. Here’s how the…
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    Policeman who fatally shot Nicholas Thomas was previously arrested for violence
    SMYRNA, Ga. — At a fiery rally and vigil for slain unarmed black man Nicholas Thomas, one of the demonstrators exclaimed that, since the police and…
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    T.I. to celebrate grand opening of Scales 925 restaurant in downtown Atlanta
    ATLANTA — Hip hop impresario Clifford “T.I.” Harris is adding to his Grand Hustle empire with the grand opening of his new restaurant Scales 925…
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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…

    SPORTS

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    Funniest memes about Steph Curry crossing over Chris Paul (video)
    LOS ANGELES — Because of NBA superstar Steph Curry, we have now entered a new era of “posterizing” players. Yesteryear, the idea of “posterizing” players was…
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    Muhammad Ali is on Manny Pacquiao’s side for the big fight
    Floyd Mayweather has a lot of people on his side for his upcoming superfight against Manny Pacquiao. To the surprise of a few, Muhammad Ali isn’t one of them.…

    ENTERTAINMENT

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    AM BUZZ: Wendy Calls Karrueche A ‘THOT'; Writer Blasts FLOTUS Because White Girls Feel Left Out? & More
    Wendy Williams Calls Karrueche A “THOT” Way harsh Wendy. We’re usually here for Wendy Williams‘ pop culture commentary on “Hot Topics,” but the veteran media…
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    T-Pain: ‘Everybody would’ve been like, ‘Oh! She tryna be Beyonce’ if Aaliyah was alive
    Yes, that headline is a quote from “hip-hop & B” artist T-Pain who is back with a new mixtape titled The Iron Way. The “Buy…
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    ‘Empire’ Star Grace Gealy Never Felt Light-Skinned Until She Moved To The United States
    Grace Gealy was surprised to learn how divided Black people in the United States are when it comes to complexion. The “Empire” star, who originally…
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    Tech Talk: Periscope Vs. Meerkat [VIDEO]
    Everybody knows that Roland Martin, host of NewsOne Now, loves tech. If you follow him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram you will find various comments about…
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    POLITICS

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    Georgia Senate passes ‘Todd Gurley’ bill for athletes
    ATLANTA — A predatory booster and sports memorabilia dealer enticed former Georgia Bulldogs superstar running back Todd Gurley into an illicit money-making autograph deal, only to…
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    TWO MEDIA POWERHOUSES JOIN FORCES TO PRESENT 2015 MAYORAL POLL DATA
    For the first time in history, Chicago’s historic Chicago Defender newspaper and WVON 1690AM radio station are working together to distribute an authentic poll that…

    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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    Mumia Abu-Jamal Hospitalized In “Diabetic Shock”
    Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal is in intensive care for treatment of diabetes and is “not doing well,” his family said Tuesday,…
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    So This Happened: This Ohio Woman Stabbed Her Boyfriend After He Ate All Of Her Salsa
    Double-dipping is a rule for a reason. And no, we’re not talking germs, but we are talking personal safety. Take it from this Akron, Ohio…

    PRAISE

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    Roma Downey and Mark Burnett on diversity casting in new Bible series
    There is a hot topic bubbling in Hollywood. It is the topic of diversity. For many years there was little to no color. Although, Hollywood…
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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…

    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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