Maria Boynton

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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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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Georgia Governor Brian Kemp signs bill banning abortions after 6 weeks.

Abortion Ban After Fetal Heartbeat Becomes Law in Georgia

Georgia's controversial "Heartbeat" Abortion bill has been signed into law. Now called the "Life Act", Governor Brian Kemp signed the measure Tuesday during a ceremony inside the Georgia Capitol in downtown Atlanta. Prior to attaching his signature, Governor Kemp remarked that "Georgia is a state...
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Officer Bruce Griggs (l)  observes as the boys receive fishing lessons at YMCA Camp High HarboUr in Cartersville GA

John Singleton's "Boyz N the Hood" Used to Teach Manhood

V103-Atlanta personality Greg Street has a reputation of giving back to the community. His "WeNeed2Read" initiative rewards hundreds of students annually. Working alongside Bruce Griggs, a local probation officer, the two say they want to help boys become men, and outside the walls of jail. "We've...
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Reparations: Booker Speaks on Issue Emerging as Key for 2020 Democrats

Candidate for U.S. President Cory Booker has said that he's "frustrated" that the matter of reparations for slavery has been "reduced to a box to check on a presidential list, when this is so much more of a serious conversation." So, I asked him about the course of action he'd take, now that he...
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Congressman David Scott , shown with members of the military during a previous jobs fair, is hosting his 16th annual fair .

Veteran Suicides: Congressman says We Have to Have More Intervention and Early

As Congressman David Scott hosts his 16th Annual Jobs Fair in Atlanta today, his mind is also on veterans. Two veterans committed suicide last weekend in Georgia, one outside the VA hospital in Atlanta, the other in the south Georgia town of Dublin. Scott, who has worked many years to provide aid...
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A measure that passed the Georgia General Assembly would require schools to provide 30 minutes of daily recess for K-5.

Rep. Demetrius Douglas: We Have to Get Kids Moving Again

State Representative Demetrius Douglas played football at the University of Georgia and in the NFL, so he knows about the benefits of physical excercise. Recess is not required in Georgia schools, and Douglas wants to change that. The state representative, who represents Henry and Clayton counties...
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Atlanta OB-GYN Dr. Hedwige Saint-Lewis (r) is shown trying to convince Senator Brandon Beach to vote against the "Heartbeat Bill".

Georgia Legislature Passes HB481 Outlawing Most Abortions After 6 Weeks

The Georgia General Assembly has given final passage to the so-called "Heartbeat Bill", which would outlaw abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected. That could be as-early-as 6-8 weeks according to medical professionals. The entertainment industry had threatened to boycott the state if the...
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Memorial Service was held Tuesday for Atlanta Student Movement Founder Dr. Lonnie King Jr.

Atlanta Student Movement Alumni Gather To Remember Leader Dr. Lonnie King Jr.

"This is a great gathering of many many men and women who have contributed so much", the words of Dr. Raphael Warnock, as the memorial service for Dr. Lonnie C. King was nearing an end. King was a founder of the Atlanta Student Movement. The group staged various sit-ins in the 1960s, calling...
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