R. Kelly is seen outside a hearing on May 7, 2019

R. Kelly Hit with 11 New Sex Assault and Abuse Charges

June 6 is when R & B singer R. Kelly is scheduled to appear in court yet again. This time, it will be for 11 new charges of sex assault and abuse that prosecutors in Illinois have filed against him. Kelly was previously indicted in February, and is free on $1 million dollar bond. This latest...
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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms signs legislation to close the Atlanta jail

Atlanta Mayor Signs Legislation to Close City Jail

Citing rising costs, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has signed legislation shutting down the Atlanta City Detention Center. Along with the increasing costs, Mayor Bottoms cited the declining number of inmates when she called for the closure last year. Bottoms signed the measure this morning,...
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Willie Watkins Community Day Appreciation Festival

The 27th annual Willie Watkins Community Day Appreciation Festival will take place Monday, May 27 at historic West End Howell Park. Not only is this a birthday celebration for Watkins, it is also an opportunity to pay homage to many others. “We celebrate the veterans and other family members we...
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Commencement exercises in metro Atlanta are scheduled to begin next month

High School Graduations Relocated or Delayed because of GWCC Scheduling

"Commencements won't have the same flexibility as the past", according to Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen. When graduation ceremonies get underway in May, APS students will dawn their caps and gowns inside McCamish Pavilion, on the campus of Georgia Tech, rather than the...
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Protestors rallied outside the Georgia Capitol Tuesday against the bans on Abortion

Stop The Abortion Bans Protest Held In Atlanta

Georgia is among the states that have banned abortions 6-8 weeks after conception. Across the country today was "Stop The Bans: Day of Action for Abortion Rights" day. The hundreds that gathered on the steps of the Georgia State Capitol chanted "Get Your Hands Off Our Bodies", "We Won't Go Back", "...
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There were looks of surprise when Dr. Robert Smith announced a plan to pay off the Morehouse graduates' debts.

Billionaire Surprises Morehouse Graduates With Major Gift

Tuition, room and board at Morehouse College in Atlanta is about $48,000 per year. The 396 students graduating on Sunday, won't have to worry about paying back any of what they might owe. That's because their commencement speaker, Dr. Robert F. Smith, a billionaire, has pledged to pay all of their...
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Close to 80 employers are expected at Friday's citywide career expo at New Birth MIssionary Baptist Church

Friday: Citywide Career Expo Aimed at "Helping People Pursue their Passion"

Less than a month ago, New Birth Missionary Baptist Church was welcoming first time offenders home for Easter. It was part of the church's bailout program, in-which $120,000 was raised. New Birth is now holding a citywide career expo to help the community, including those out of jail, find work...
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Former first lady Michelle Obama addressed a sold out crowd Saturday at State Farm Arena in Atlanta GA

Atlanta Shows Up for Michelle Obama "Becoming" Book Tour

"Real, open, true, and inspiring to everybody", that's how Keysha McIntyre described the Michelle Obama "Becoming" book tour event in Atlanta Saturday night. McIntyre was surely dressed for the occasion. She work a black t-shirt with white and red rhinestones that spelled "Michelle Forever My...
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Chairman Robb Pitts delivers 2019 State of Fulton County address

Chairman of Fulton County Board of Commissioner Robb Pitts delivered his State of the County address on Tuesday. “Ladies and gentlemen - I really have just one thing to tell you and that is Fulton County is a big deal ,” stated Pitts. In his speech at Flourish, Pitts highlighted the success and...
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