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R. Kelly performs the National Anthem prior to the game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center in 2015.

#MuteRKelly Co-Founder: Fanbase vs Protesters Shows Huge Divide Among Black Women

Kenyette Barnes says being a survivor of sexual abuse is not her primary motivator as co-founder of the #MuteRKelly movement. Yet, what that experience does, according to Barnes, is provides her "insight and a sense of empathy" that propels her as she does the work of holding the chart-topping R...
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Her family says that Joycelyn Savage was 19 when she was "lured away" by singer R. Kelly

Attorney: "Surviving R. Kelly" Is G-Rated Compared To What's Really Going On

While Atlanta attorney Gerald Griggs says the "Surviving R. Kelly" docu-series was "well put together", he also believes "it's the G-Rated version of what's happening and has happened." He believes there's "absolutely more" than what the public has heard and seen. Griggs represents the Savage...
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Rapper Young Thug (white hoodie) is among a group of onlookers at the scene of a deadly double shooting

UPDATE: Local Rapper Possible Victim In Deaths Of 2 Men Found On Southwest Side

Two men found dead inside a vehicle Thursday morning in the West End area of Atlanta have been identified. Close to 100 people gathered across the street. Atlanta rapper Young Thug was among them. Posts to social media indicated that one of the dead men was local mixtape rap artist Quinton Porter,...
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Attorney C.K. Hoffler (l) represents Regina and Michael Wynn in their lawsuit filed in Clayton County State Court

Lawyer: Wrong Ashes Could Have Trickle Effect And Impact Many Families

Attorney C.K. Hoffler says "the best way to get to the bottom of this is in a court of law." The Atlanta lawyer represents the family of the late Paulette Patricia Bradley. It was two weeks after the family held a memorial service for the McDonough woman, when they learned the ashes, that they...
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Penny Marshall at the 2014 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 86th Academy Awards held at Sunset Plaza

Penny Marshall, Director of "The Preacher's Wife," "Big," And "A League of Their Own," Passes Away

Award-winning actress and director Penny Marshall, who directed big-budget Hollywood films like The Preacher's Wife, Big, A League of Their Own, and Jumpin' Jack Flash, and became one of the film industry's top-grossing women directors of all time, has died at 75. According to her publicist...
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A 4.4 magnitude earthquake in Tennessee Wednesday morning could be felt in Atlanta

Atlanta Shakes from tremor hundreds of miles away

Did you feel it? Some did, some didn't. It was a 4.4 earthquake around 4:15 this morning that shook many awake in the Atlanta metro area. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was more than 130 miles north of Atlanta, in Decatur, Tennessee. An aftershock followed...
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Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama Announces Atlanta Among Cities For 2019 Becoming Book Tour

If you're one of many people in Atlanta wondering why Michelle Obama's book tour didn't include our city in 2018, we've got great news. The former First Lady has added a stop at State Farm Arena so that Atlanta can experience her "Becoming: An Intimate Conversation with Michelle Obama" book tour on...
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Georgia State Representative Renitta Shannon is boycotting Brian Kemp's first major speech as Governor-elect

Representative Renitta Shannon says Brian Kemp ran a campaign of hate

Georgia State Representative Renitta Shannon says she's really "tired of conservatives across the country running hateful campaigns and then expecting everybody to go back to business as usual after campaign season." Shannon calls that "a lot of privilege." The state lawmaker from Decatur is...
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Jamal Bryant is the new Senior Pastor at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

New Birth Begins New Chapter With Senior Pastor-Elect Rev. Dr. Jamal Bryant

Dr. Jamal Bryant says he thought he'd never walk away from the church he founded in Baltimore, Maryland. Empowerment Temple A.M.E. was his home for 18 years. This Sunday Bryant assumes the role of Senior Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. Bryant's new church is located in Lithonia,...
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Don Martin is on the run after rape, child molestation conviction

Fugitive Alert: Have You Seen This Man?

It was in 2017 when a judge changed the sentencing guidelines of the bond for then-44 year old Don Martin. The Atlanta minister had been arrested and ordered to wear an ankle monitor. The change ordered by the judge meant Martin no longer had to wear a monitor. He had been charged with the rape and...
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