Rapper Kanye West (l) appears on stage with Dr. Jamal Bryant (r) Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church

Kanye West Brings Sunday Service to Atlanta

"How we gonna do the least, when He did the most?" The words spoken by Grammy-winning artist Kanye West were cheered by the thousands that filled the sanctuary of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Sunday. Many had waited, standing in line, since 6 O'clock Sunday morning for the 9:30 a.m. service...
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Mrs.  Juanita Abernathy is seen being escorted by her son Kwame on Feb. 16, 2019 during a Black History program in Morrow GA

Civil Rights Icon Juanita Abernathy Dies

She smiled plenty, and showed everyone in the room that she still had a lot of get up and go. It was on February 16, 2019, that I sat down with Mrs. Juanita Abernathy, and learned of a moment in her life as she recalled it to me. Later her son Kwame would tell me, "Mom doesn't do interviews, but...
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Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas

Bahamas Relief Efforts Underway in Atlanta

"There's just a lot of uncertainty", says native son Jamil Minnis, "you're just wondering if your family member is even alive." That's what Minnis told me this morning from his home in Nausau, Bahamas, which pretty-much escaped the wrath of Hurricane Dorian. Minnis says his neighbors are worried...
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Attendees listen intently to keynote speaker Hill Harper during the 2018 NBMBAA Symposium in Atlanta

What Do You Need to Own Your Career?

According to National Black MBA Association Immediate Past President Roderick Barton, a lot of people in the workplace lack the resources to help them get to the next level in their career. That's why Barton says they host their career symposiums. The NBMBAA's 11th Annual Professional Development...
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The National Hurricane Center says Dorian's core "will move dangerously close to the Florida east coast and the Georgia coast through tonight.

GA Coast Bracing for Hurricane Dorian

"We do not want to have a death here in Georgia because of the storm or because of someone not taking this seriously." Governor Brian Kemp, speaking during a Hurricane Dorian media briefing Tuesday, said anyone in the path of the storm need to get out. "Hopefully this storm keeps going east, but if...
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Gov. Kemp is shown with Shondeana Morris and family. He placed her on the Superior Court bench in DeKalb County.

Will Gov Kemp Appoint Georgia's First Female Senator?

Since taking office in January, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp has made history with appointments of blacks to leadership positions. He appointed the first African American judge on Gwinnett County's Superior Court bench Tadia Whitner. Governor Kemp swore in the first black district attorney for Cobb...
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Sen. Johnny Isakson is retiring and GA Governor Brian Kemp must name a replacement

Replacing Isakson: Minorities and Women Would Be On Kemp's List

He votes for President Donald Trump's appointees, just as he did with President George W. Bush's appointees, and voted against President Barack Obama's agenda. So, what sets Georgia Senator Johnny Isakson apart and makes him not of this era? Strategist Brian Robinson says Isakson is "able to talk...
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Dr. Christopher Edwards is seeing exiting the funeral of his two children and ex-wife

Funeral Held for Edwards Family Members

Family, friends, and colleagues gathered Wednesday in Atlanta to remember the victims of what police say was a double-murder suicide . The funeral was held at Cascade United Methodist Church for 58 year old Marsha Edwards, and her children, 24 year old Chris and 20 year old Erin. A week ago, Marsha...
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Senator Johnny Isakson has served in the U.S. Senate since 2005

Senator Johnny Isakson Announces Retirement

U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson is retiring at the end of the year. Isakson, who has held elected offices in Georgia for 40 years, issued the following statement: "After much prayer and consultation with my family and doctors, I have made the very tough decision to leave the U.S. Senate at the end of...
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NWS says temperatures are expected in the mid 90s through September in Atlanta

Hot Days of Summer Continue as Concerns Linger about Heat Deaths

Summer's not over yet. Weather experts predict we will have more hot days before fall officially arrives on September 23. And we all know how brutal the Georgia heat can be. OSHA app for those working in the heat The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) has an app which is for those...
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