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A Federal Court Rules Records in 64-Year-Old Lynching Trial to Remain Sealed

Photo: Shutterstock Lynching is one of the great stains on America’s legacy. Black bodies were regularly brutalized for the entertainment of the white masses, and justice was rarely ever served in these cases. In 1946, one of the last mass lynchings to occur went to trial and resulted in no one being indicted. The New […]

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Da Brat and Jesseca Dupart Confirm Relationship on Instagram with $200,000 Bentley Birthday Gift Video

The cat’s out the bag. And Da Brat is out the closet – apparently. Page Six reports that the hip hop veteran – known for her collaborations with Jermaine Dupri, Missy “Misdemeanor Elliott,” Lil’ Kim, Tyrese and Mariah Carey – has opened up about her relationship with luxury gift-giving girlfriend Jesseca Dupart. Advertisement “I’ve always […]

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Civil Rights Icon, Prominent Preacher Joseph Lowery Passes Away at 98

His is the epitome of a life well lived. The Rev. Joseph E. Lowery, a veteran civil rights leader and a co-founder of the influential Southern Christian Leadership Conference, died on Friday at the ripe old age of 98. Advertisement His family issued a statement confirming the passing, saying he died peacefully at his Atlanta […]

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Atlanta Nonprofit Provides Hand-Washing Stations To Combat COVID-19 Spread Among The Homeless

In the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, there are glimpses of hope. Local community leaders are stepping up in an effort to combat the spread of the virus. According to The Inquisitr, Atlanta-based social entrepreneur Terence Lester has provided portable hand-washing stations for the city’s homeless population. Awesome act of kindness! An Atlanta man […]

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Bambara’s Favorite Bar Is a Seedy, 70s-Era Dive Filled With Cougars

Every time Bambara heads home to Atlanta, they spend a night at Johnny’s Hideaway. The noisy post-punk trio, made up of brothers Reid and Blaze Bateh and William Brookshire, doesn’t get down there as often as they used to; after forming in Athens, Georgia, they moved up to Brooklyn, where they’ve lived for just shy […]

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Trump Claims the U.S. Shouldn’t Be Worried About the Coronavirus, So Why Was He Scared to Visit the CDC?

Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty Images) President Contaminated HawSpit—also known as the Human Racism Virus—keeps telling America that we’ve got nothing to fear when it comes to the coronavirus. In fact, he basically said that if blacks have their peppermints and ginger ale, they should be good. He also recommended that if white people use whatever […]

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Holy Shit: Beyoncé Mass at Spelman College Causes Ticket Frenzy

Stay Prayed Up: Free tickets for Beyoncé Mass at Spelman College are in high demand.Photo: Christopher Polk (Getty Images) There are no known plans for Queen Bey to show up to the religious service in her whole-y name but the tickets are the hottest ticket in town. Beyoncé Mass will descend on Hotlanta to kick […]

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Three People Wounded During Valentine’s Day Shooting At Kandi Burruss’ Old Lady Gang Restaurant Near Atlanta

Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucker and Joyce Jones attend the 2015 Ford Neighborhood Awards Hosted By Steve Harvey at Phillips Arena on August 8, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo: Moses Robinson (Getty Images) On Valentine’s Day night, three people were shot and injured at Kandi Burruss’ Old Lady Gang restaurant in East Point, about 8 miles […]

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Preserving Black History: Martin Luther King National Park Gets Major Donation To Protect The Environment

Source: Parker Owens for NewsOne / Parker Owens for NewsOne Martin Luther King Jr.’s rich legacy is commemorated in many ways, but the civil rights icon and his impact on American history often circle back to his efforts in creating a more just and equal society. That is part of the reason that Martin Luther […]

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Former Home Of Atlanta’s First Black Mayor Maynard Jackson To Be Turned Into Affordable Housing

The home of Atlanta’s first Black mayor will get a new life. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the late Maynard Jackson’s former residence will be transformed into affordable housing. Last year, the city approved the demolition of the four-unit apartment building in Vine City despite resident complaints — many of them citing the home’s importance […]

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Kidpreneurs From Atlanta Launch Gourmet Baked Goods Company

Four brothers from Atlanta, who are all under the age of 12, are living out their entrepreneurial dreams. The young business owners are the boys behind the gourmet baked goods brand Yummy Brothers, 11Alive reported. The Billingslea brothers—5-year-old Micah, 7-year-old Caleb, 9-year-old Isaiah and 11-year-old Joshua—started baking cookies as a hobby. They would use recipes […]

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The Obama Portraits To Be Displayed At Museums Throughout The U.S.

The Smithsonian Institution’s poignant portraits of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama are going on a national tour. According to Smithsonian Magazine, the pieces of art—which are currently housed inside of the Washington, D.C.-based National Portrait Gallery—will be displayed in five cities. Barack and Michelle Obama will soon be on the […]

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DeKalb County School District Refuses to Cover Surgeries After Student Suffers 3rd Degree Burns in Fire Caused by Chemistry Teacher

Image: Attorney L.Chris Stewart (YouTube) School is supposed to be a sanctuary, but for the family of Malachi McFadden it’s become a source of frustration and anger after the DeKalb County School District has declined to cover medical expenses for injuries the 15-year-old suffered at the hands of his teacher. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, […]

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Tyler Perry Extends Job Offer To Former Inmate Unjustly Impacted By Drug Laws

The journey of former inmate Darrell Hall exemplifies the disproportionate impact the War on Drugs has had on communities of color. After serving nearly 20 years behind bars for the possession of a small amount of cocaine, Hall was recently given a unique opportunity by entertainment mogul Tyler Perry that will allow him to reinvent […]

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NBA Star Trae Young Eliminates Medical Debt For Atlanta Families

NBA star Trae Young’s impact in Atlanta spans far beyond the basketball court. According to CNN, the Atlanta Hawks point guard assisted in eliminating $1 million in medical debt for underprivileged families. The initiative was a collaborative effort between the 21-year-old’s nonprofit dubbed The Trae Young Foundation and an organization called RIP Medical Debt which […]

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