Maria Boynton

Melody Maddox is the first woman sheriff of DeKalb County (GA)

Melody Maddox First Female DeKalb County Sheriff

When she was a beat officer with the DeKalb County Police Department, Melody Maddox became known as Mad Dog Maddox. "I was still a lady in uniform. I was firm, but I was fair" says Maddox, the first female to lead the DeKalb County Sheriff's Department. She says it's not just history for her, but...
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Dr. Jamal Bryant discusses Year One at the helm of New Birth MIssionary Baptist Church

Exclusive: Jamal Bryant Grateful Enemy Has Not Had Victory

A new partnership between New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in metro Atlanta and EBONY Magazine will have several legs. The two entities are working to free 1000 non-violent offenders by New Years Eve, which Dr. Jamal Harrison Bryant says "We're working ferociously to get (that) done." So how'd...
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Atlanta City Council members during a February Work Session on Compliance Office

Rooting Out Atlanta City Hall Corruption

It's the first step towards creating an Inspector General position, aimed at rooting out corruption in Atlanta City Hall. The entire Atlanta City Council has signed on as sponsors of the legislation. Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore says the Office of Inspector General would hold...
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Elisabeth and Afemo Omilami work together to keep Hosea Helps serving the metro Atlanta area

Hosea Helps Gets New Home

By Amanda Cooper Studies show that one in seven Georgians struggle with hunger, which is roughly 1,501,680 people, with 503,370 being children. With Thanksgiving drawing near, Hosea Helps is stepping in to ensure that everyone gets a hot dinner; but they need your help. On November 19th, Entercom...
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Police reports indicate that 21 year old Alexis Crawford was suffocated and her body placed in woods

Shocking Details About Death Of Alexis Crawford

They murdered her together. That's what details from an Atlanta Police Homicide report indicate in the death of 21 year old Alexis Crawford. The Clark Atlanta Univesity student's roommate Jordyn Jones and Jones' boyfriend Barron Brantley are charged with Crawford's murder. Both are being held in...
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Alexis Janae Crawford was found dead Friday in a DeKalb County park

Alexis Crawford Considered Alleged Killer Her Best Friend

Jordyn Jones has waived her first court appearance. She and boyfriend Barron Brantley are charged with murder in the death of Jones' roommate Alexis Crawford. Authorities say Crawford had been suffocated. Crawford and Jones shared an apartment near the campus of Clark Atlanta University where they...
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Adrienne Allende (l) and Joelle May are among Atlantans living with Lupus

Living With Lupus "The Devil"

There are 55,000 people in Georgia living with Lupus. Adrienne Allende and Joelle May are just 2 of them. Allende was diagnosed with lupus at the age of 31. May was diagnosed in 2001. They both call the disease "the devil". Adrienne and Joelle Talk About Living with Lupus According to the Centers...
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City of South Fulton resident Angel  Payne is among Trump supporters who attended his Black Voices for Trump kickoff Friday in Atlanta

Trump In Atlanta to Unveil Black Voter Initiative

"What do you prefer, Blacks for Donald Trump or African Americans for Donald Trump?" As soon as he stepped to the podium, that's what the President of the United States asked the small crowd gathered inside the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta Friday. They shouted "blacks for Trump...
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This Lung Cancer Awareness Month the 5K Breathe Easy Run/Walk that is being held on November 16 at Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center South in East Point

Atlanta Pulmonologist Alarmed About Vaping Illnesses

The Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and other health agencies, are investigating the multi-state outbreak of injury to lungs associated with vaping, or e-cigarette products. As of October 31, the federal agency had identified 1,888 cases of lung injury in 49 states,...
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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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