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Former State Senator Leroy Johnson posed for our camera 3 years ago at his Atlanta home

Senator Leroy Johnson Revived Muhammad Ali's Boxing Career

Remembering former Georgia State Senator Leroy Johnson: July 28, 1928 - October 26, 2019 When I first met former Georgia State Senator Leroy Johnson, it was on Sunday, October 19, 2014. We were at the Adamsville Recreation Center in southwest Atlanta. Johnson gathered with parishioners from various...
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A plane crash left damage to a townhome in DeKalb County

Two Dead in DeKalb Plane Crash

Two people are dead following a plane crash in DeKalb County. It happened after 10:00 Wednesday morning. Fire Captain Deon Bentley said the two were onboard the Piper PA-28 that went down shortly after taking off from DeKalb-Peachtree Airport. The plane crashed into a building at the Clairmont...
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Mom Slammed For Refusing to Pay Babysitter More Than $8 an Hour

Hell hath no fury like a babysitter scorned. A mother got a quick lesson in economics after trying to nickel and dime a prospective babysitter, according to Fatherly. In a text exchange published on Reddit , the mom replied to the babysitter’s ad asking to see if she could watch her three kids that...
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John Witherspoon

Legendary Comedian John Witherspoon Dies At 77

He was born in Detroit in 1942, and his comedy is widely known and valued in the African American community. Witherspoon appeared in numerous films, including Hollywood Shuffle, Boomerang, Vampire in Brooklyn, I’m Gonna Get You Sucka, Bird, and The Meteor Man. However, he is known for his role as...
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Where Did Candy Corn Originate?

(KMOX) - As Halloween approaches, more people are craving their fair share of candy corn. However, not many know that this iconic, controversial candy originated in Belleville, Illinois. Did you know that the recipe for the delicious Candy Corn we know and love today, originated in Belleville?...
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Someone Changed the Alphabet Song and Twitter Is Fuming

Everybody’s learned the alphabet the same way for generations. The alphabet song is standard, perfect, and teaches kids their letters seamlessly. Then why did they have to go and change it? Screenwriter and producer Noah Garfinkel tweeted an “updated” version of the alphabet song that better...
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31 Bill Gates Quotes About Success

Bill Gates is a pioneer in tech, business and philanthropy. The Microsoft founder grew the company into the giant it is today. Since leaving day-to-day operations in 2014, Gates has turned his full attention to solving global problems with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, which he oversees...
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Teens attend a previous CEOs of Tomorrow Conference in Atlanta

Teaching Youth to Talk, Think, and Take Action

Youth in the Metro Atlanta area are getting first-hand knowledge about what it means to be a CEO. They'll be participating in the C.E.O.s of Tomorrow Youth Conference on Friday, October 25, 2019. It's being held at the Loudermillk Conference Center, located at 40 Courtland Street N.E. in Atlanta...
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Zeta Psi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is celebrating 50 years as 1st black sorority on UGA campus

First Black Sorority at UGA Celebrates 50 Years

When Helen Butler entered the University of Georgia in 1967, she says that she and the other blacks on campus were barely noticed. She says, "We were fighting to get recognition." There were no black sororities on campus, so Butler and 7 other women started their own. On November 11, 1969, they...
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Kmart Removes Inappropriate Children's Halloween Costume from Shelves

Kmart Australia just removed a children’s Halloween costume from its shelves. This decision happened after a concerned parent put together a petition and called the outfit "beyond inappropriate." Australia’s 7 News spoke to the mother, who said she noticed the costume while she was shopping with...
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