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Atlanta business owners Donte Williams and Harriet Miller (top left) made their pitch as Chase Atlanta's Mark Adams (bottom right) looks on

Program Aimed At Improving Black Financial Health

There's no shortage of talent when it comes to black entrepreneurs with cutting edge tech startup ideas. Yet, according to SmallBizTrends.com, only 7 percent of all startups have black founders. In an effort to change that, investment bank and financial services company JP Morgan Chase has...
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Congressman Hank Johnson blames President Trump for the mass shootings

Rep. Hank Johnson Blames Trump Speech For Mass Shootings

As President Donald Trump visits the sites of the latest mass shootings, El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, he continues to be the target of criticism. Congressman Hank Johnson says "the time is out for moments of silence." The Atlanta-area U.S. Representative says it's time for Congress to take...
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Super producer Dallas Austin says induction into Songwriters Hall of Fame is a "life high".

Dallas Austin and Jermaine Dupri Combine Talents in New Company

JDA , is the name of the new company which combines the talents of Atlanta-based super producers Dallas Austin and Jermaine Dupri. Each has had his own company for years. Rowdy Records was started by Austin, while Dupri has So So Def Records. "It's just time for us to put it all together", says...
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Pastor Jamal Bryant calls President Trump an "embarrassment" after attacks on Baltimore, MD

Minister Jamal Bryant: If Baltimore "Is Living In Hell" Trump is Satan

New Birth Missionary Baptist Church Pastor Dr. Jamal Bryant is a native of Baltimore, Maryland. Just 6 months ago, he left the church he'd founded there to become the leader of the megachurch located in surburban Atlanta. Over the past few days, Dr. Bryant has watched and listened, as the President...
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Mosquito West Nile

Mosquitoes Test Positive For West Nile Virus In Dekalb County

The DeKalb County Board of Health has trapped West Nile virus-positive mosquitoes at 11 locations throughout the county. Those locations include Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Lithonia, and Tucker. The Board of Health is educating the public on how to eliminate mosquito-breeding sites and protect...
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Dr. Stephen Green speaks during the 2019 Graduation Ceremony for M.L. King High School

DeKalb Superintendent Talks New and Final Year

Dr. Stephen A. Green has been Superintendent of Schools in DeKalb County since July 2015. August 5 will be the start of his fifth school year with the district. What's he looking forward to? Why is he leaving the district next year? I asked him that and more. Click below to hear my interview with...
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NBCC Entertainment panel Thursday (l-r) Radio host Sheriese Nicole, Attorney Kimberly Haynes, V103 Atlanta's Maria Boynton, Att. Bernie Lawrence-watkins, Att Precious Anderson, and Craig King with Rapplug

National Black Chamber of Commerce Meeting in Atlanta

The largest black business organization in the world is meeting in Atlanta this week. The National Black Chamber of Commerce, founded by husband and wife team Harry Alford and Kay DeBow Alford, is here Wednesday, July 24 through Saturday, July 27. It features entrepreneurs in the healthcare and...
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Ebony and Jet Photos Sold For $30 Million

"Until you made it in The Jet, you haven't made it in the African American community," stated Darren Walker - president of The Ford Foundation. " That story is a metaphor for the reverence and credibility that Ebony and Jet magazines held for decades." Getty Images A conglomerate of foundations –...
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Trump Tells Minority Congresswomen Go Back To Your Country

By Rashad Richey If someone tells you to go back to the Country you came from, that’s racist! Well, President Trump decided to say just that… about congresswomen of color, he disagrees with! Trump said and I quote, “Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places...
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Joycelyn Savage's family in Atlanta GA has been pleading with her to leave R. Kelly and come home.

Savage Family Attorney: Kelly "Enablers" Should Be Very Concerned About Exposure

Atttorney Gerald Griggs believes the federal government has a strong case against R&B singer R. Kelly. On Tuesday, a judge denied bond for Kelly, considering Kelly "to be a flight risk". The musician was arrested last Friday, after being hit with 13 federal charges, obstruction of justice and...
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