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"Vice President Kamala Harris Champions Voting Rights in Atlanta: A Call to Protect Freedoms"

Vice President Kamala Harris's visit to Atlanta resonates as a clarion call to protect the bedrock of democracy—voting rights.

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"Vice President Kamala Harris Champions Voting Rights in Atlanta: A Call to Protect Freedoms"

Katherine Breitenberg
January 12, 2024
November 18, 2021

"Vice President Kamala Harris Champions Voting Rights in Atlanta: A Call to Protect Freedoms"

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Dr. Jeremy S. Nelson: A Medical Maverick and Frontline Hero

Dr. Jeremy S. Nelson, a board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician and Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, has emerged as a beacon of hope and healing for the community.

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Dr. Jeremy S. Nelson: A Medical Maverick and Frontline Hero

Myra Huel
April 1, 2023
November 18, 2021

Dr. Jeremy S. Nelson: A Medical Maverick and Frontline Hero

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Gregory B. Levett Jr was sworn in as the 17th president of the 100 Black Men of Dekalb County, Inc. on January 22, 2023

Gregory B. Levett Jr was sworn in as the 17th president of the 100 Black Men of Dekalb County, Inc. on January 22, 2023, at the Mercedes Benz of Buckhead showroom.

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Gregory B. Levett Jr was sworn in as the 17th president of the 100 Black Men of Dekalb County, Inc. on January 22, 2023

Delanie Adams
February 22, 2023
November 18, 2021

Gregory B. Levett Jr was sworn in as the 17th president of the 100 Black Men of Dekalb County, Inc. on January 22, 2023

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Microsofts Presents STEMulate Your Mind! Hosted by Temple Lester

On February 16, 2023, The highly anticipated event, STEMulate Your Mind! Hosted by Temple Lester and powered by Microsoft was absolutely amazing,

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Microsofts Presents STEMulate Your Mind! Hosted by Temple Lester

Delanie Adams
February 16, 2023
November 18, 2021

Microsofts Presents STEMulate Your Mind! Hosted by Temple Lester

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Is Atlanta the New Mecca For the Black LGBTQ Community?

Atlanta’s second annual Black Pride Reception was another success in prep for Atlanta Black Pride Weekend.

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Is Atlanta the New Mecca For the Black LGBTQ Community?

Myra Huel
September 17, 2022
November 18, 2021

Is Atlanta the New Mecca For the Black LGBTQ Community?

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Dr. Simone's Pop-Up Shop and Red-Carpet event was a smashing success!

On Saturday, September 10th, notable board-certified OB GYN and businesswoman Dr. Simone Whitmore launched her new body care line,"Dr. Simone Skin Care."

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Dr. Simone's Pop-Up Shop and Red-Carpet event was a smashing success!

Tesa Ownes
September 10, 2022
November 18, 2021

Dr. Simone's Pop-Up Shop and Red-Carpet event was a smashing success!

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Will Smith Issues an Apology

Will Smith Issues an Apology‍In a video released to YouTube on Friday, actor Will Smith expressed regret for punching host Chris Rock on the live TV broadcast of the year's Academy Awards. Global audiences witnessed Smith enter the stage when Rock cracked a joke about his wife's short hair.

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Will Smith Issues an Apology

Katherine Breitenberg
July 30, 2022
November 18, 2021

Will Smith Issues an Apology

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Former ATL Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms heads to The White House

On Tuesday, June 14, President Biden announced Atlanta’s former Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms as Senior Advisor for Public Engagement. As the former 60th Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms is a CNN Political Commentator, based in Atlanta, Ga.

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Former ATL Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms heads to The White House

Delanie Adams
June 14, 2022
November 18, 2021

Former ATL Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms heads to The White House

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Morris Brown College Celebrates After Regaining Full Accreditation

Established over 140 years ago by former slaves and the African Methodist Episcopal Church, Morris Brown has regained full accreditation.

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Morris Brown College Celebrates After Regaining Full Accreditation

Orie Simonis
April 28, 2022
November 18, 2021

Morris Brown College Celebrates After Regaining Full Accreditation

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Mayor Dickens First Hundred Days

Andre Dickens First Hundred DaysAndre Dickens was sworn in as Mayor in January 2022. He continues to pursue the promises he made as a candidate. Dickens seems to convey calmness and humility amid the hype in the news media.

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Mayor Dickens First Hundred Days

Yessenia McCullough
April 14, 2022
November 18, 2021

Mayor Dickens First Hundred Days

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Black, Power & Love: Pinky Cole and Derrick Hayes

Powerhouses Aisha “Pinky” Cole, owner of the provocative named plant-based burger joint, ‘The Slutty Vegan,” and entrepreneur and philanthropist DerrickHayes, of Big Dave’s Cheesesteaks, in Atlanta, are one of the city’s most captivating couples who have combined business and love together to build a dynasty of black power and generational wealth.

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Black, Power & Love: Pinky Cole and Derrick Hayes

Delanie Adams
March 25, 2022
November 18, 2021

Black, Power & Love: Pinky Cole and Derrick Hayes

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Stacy Abrams – 2022 Candidate for Georgia’s Governor

Democrat Stacy Abrams announced that she would be running for Georgia’s Governor againstlongtime rival, Republican Brian Kemp who in a slim defeat, beat her by less than 1.4 percent in 2018.

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Stacy Abrams – 2022 Candidate for Georgia’s Governor

Delanie Adams
January 22, 2022
November 18, 2021

Stacy Abrams – 2022 Candidate for Georgia’s Governor

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 Increase in COVID-19 Cases-Atlanta Mayor Mandates Mask

An executive order is now in effect after Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms reinstated the mask mandate announced by her office on Tuesday. The mandate, which went into effect December 21, is in response to the increase in Covid -19 cases, and after Mayor-elect Andre Dickens tested positive for the new Omicron variant.

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 Increase in COVID-19 Cases-Atlanta Mayor Mandates Mask

Delanie Adams
December 26, 2021
November 18, 2021

 Increase in COVID-19 Cases-Atlanta Mayor Mandates Mask

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Meet Andre Dickens Atlanta’s New Mayor

Meet Andre Dickens, Atlanta’s newest Mayor‍ Andre Dickens, age 48, is the 61st mayor of Atlanta. In 2021, Dickens entered the race for Atlanta Mayor and won a runoff election on Nov. 30, 2021, receiving 64% of the vote over City Council President Felicia Moore's 36%. While mayoral elections are nonpartisan, Dickens identifies himself as a Democrat. He was elected and took office in January 2022.

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Meet Andre Dickens Atlanta’s New Mayor

Myra Huel
November 30, 2021
November 18, 2021

Meet Andre Dickens Atlanta’s New Mayor

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Sen. Raphael Warnock to Receive 2021 NNPA National Leadership Award

Georgia continues to remain instrumental in the nation’s swinging political spectrum. Recently, Jon Ossof and Rev. Raphael Warnock were elected to the United States Senate. This news has swung the majority of the Senate to the Democrats.

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Sen. Raphael Warnock to Receive 2021 NNPA National Leadership Award

Myra Huel
September 27, 2021
November 18, 2021

Sen. Raphael Warnock to Receive 2021 NNPA National Leadership Award

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New Poll Shows Two Frontrunners in the Atlanta Mayor’s Race, Felicia Moore Leading

The Atlanta showdown continues to narrow down to the wire as two mayoral candidates are pulling away from the others. The two leading candidates include Felicia Moore and former Mayor Kasim Reed. With less than two months before official voting is underway, Moore is starting to show promise as the head runner in this election.

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New Poll Shows Two Frontrunners in the Atlanta Mayor’s Race, Felicia Moore Leading

Myra Huel
September 24, 2021
November 18, 2021

New Poll Shows Two Frontrunners in the Atlanta Mayor’s Race, Felicia Moore Leading

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Lenox Square Cracks Down on Crime, Minors Must be Accompanied by Adults

The unexpected nature of the COVID-19 pandemic has increased crime right in Atlanta’s Lenox Square mall. Violent crimes committed by minors have been on the rise during the past two years which have led to a number of instances that have injured community members and security guards. In June of this year, two 15-year-old kids shot a security officer before fleeing the premises.

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Lenox Square Cracks Down on Crime, Minors Must be Accompanied by Adults

Myra Huel
September 23, 2021
November 18, 2021

Lenox Square Cracks Down on Crime, Minors Must be Accompanied by Adults

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Atlanta Based Salon Suite Business Sells Three Franchise Units!

The salon is known for its upscale and luxury vibe in the heart of Atlanta and will boast two new locations in Marietta and Sandy Springs. Encore Suites Salon specializes in hair, nail, spa, and other beauty products.

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Atlanta Based Salon Suite Business Sells Three Franchise Units!

Myra Huel
September 12, 2021
November 18, 2021

Atlanta Based Salon Suite Business Sells Three Franchise Units!

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CAU Student becomes the First African-American Miss Georgia Collegiate

Kennedy Whisenet is no stranger to the pageant spotlight. Initially from Alabama, she strived to break the racial barriers within the pageant industry as was crowned Miss Alabama Collegiate two years ago.

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CAU Student becomes the First African-American Miss Georgia Collegiate

Myra Huel
September 9, 2021
November 18, 2021

CAU Student becomes the First African-American Miss Georgia Collegiate

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A Georgia Tech Professor's Book is Hitting the Spotlight in a New Documentary About Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali's Friendship

Johnny Smith, a professor at the School of History and Sociology with an emphasis on sports history, is seeing a dream come true that not many Americans can say they have seen come to pass. His book, co-authored with Randy Roberts from Purdue University, is hitting the spotlight of Los Angeles in a new documentary set to release on September 9th.

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A Georgia Tech Professor's Book is Hitting the Spotlight in a New Documentary About Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali's Friendship

Orie Simonis
September 1, 2021
November 18, 2021

A Georgia Tech Professor's Book is Hitting the Spotlight in a New Documentary About Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali's Friendship

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Candidates’ Running for Mayor Atlanta 2022

Atlanta’s Mayor position is going to be a cut-throat race to the finish line. The position is filled with feasible candidates from ex-mayor Kasim Reed to various Council members and the City Council President Felicia Moore. 

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Candidates’ Running for Mayor Atlanta 2022

Myra Huel
August 31, 2021
November 18, 2021

Candidates’ Running for Mayor Atlanta 2022

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Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., recently announced that she will retire as president of Spelman College

Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D. has announced that she will be retiring at the end of the school year as president of Spelman College. Campbell is the 10th president at the renowned college and has positively driven the institution towards further accolades.

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Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., recently announced that she will retire as president of Spelman College

Orie Simonis
August 25, 2021
November 18, 2021

Mary Schmidt Campbell, Ph.D., recently announced that she will retire as president of Spelman College

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The Women for Kasim Reed Kick-Off Campaign Fundraiser Event

Kasim Reed, former Atlanta city mayor who served two terms from 2010-2018, is being honored at the official The Women for Kasim Reed Kick-Off Campaign to support the mayor running for a third term. This event at Atlantucky was attended by the who's who in Atlanta

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The Women for Kasim Reed Kick-Off Campaign Fundraiser Event

Tesa Ownes
August 24, 2021
November 18, 2021

The Women for Kasim Reed Kick-Off Campaign Fundraiser Event

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Keisha Lance Bottoms Not Running for Mayor for Reelection

The Hype News, History and Trending Topics Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces she will not be running for Mayor for reelection

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Keisha Lance Bottoms Not Running for Mayor for Reelection

Tesa Ownes
August 22, 2021
November 18, 2021

Keisha Lance Bottoms Not Running for Mayor for Reelection

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Movie Premiere for Horror-Thriller "Karen"

The red carpet movie premiere for the movie thriller-horror "Karen: was an event full of the who's who of Atlanta. The movie "Karen," starring Taryn Manning (Orange Is The New Black), Cory Hardrict( American Sniper), Cory Hardrict, Jasmine Burke ( Saint and Sinners), and Roger Dorman and Gregory Alan Williams. Coke Daniels directed this star-studded cast (His, Hers, and The Truth).

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Movie Premiere for Horror-Thriller "Karen"

Tesa Ownes
August 20, 2021
November 18, 2021

Movie Premiere for Horror-Thriller "Karen"

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“The Official DJ Waffle Weekend”

The Official Waffles Weekend was an amazing event combining great food and even better music in the heart of Atlanta. DJ Waffles created this weekend to bring together music, artists, media, and fans into one weekend.

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“The Official DJ Waffle Weekend”

Myra Huel
August 20, 2021
November 18, 2021

“The Official DJ Waffle Weekend”

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New Mixed-use Apartments Going Up Near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport

Hapeville, Georgia is about to receive a new housing development that is expected to be completed in the early months of 2023. South City Partners have selected McShane Construction Company to begin construction on new apartment complexes designed for families.

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New Mixed-use Apartments Going Up Near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport

Orie Simonis
July 24, 2021
November 18, 2021

New Mixed-use Apartments Going Up Near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta Airport

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Kasim Reed announced he will run for mayor again.

The Hype News, History and TrendingTopics Kasim Reed announcing he will run for mayor again on June 9, 2021

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Kasim Reed announced he will run for mayor again.

Katherine Breitenberg
July 9, 2021
November 18, 2021

Kasim Reed announced he will run for mayor again.

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Enough is Enough: Black Lives Matter Movement

Enough is Enough: The Black Lives Matter Movement Overall the Black Live Matter Movement has made efforts to reveal the injustices and inequalities in America being placed on African Americans. In addition, the movement has created a movement that is inclusive and has sent the message that this is not an African American problem; it is an American problem. Therefore, we all have to admit our wrongs and discuss the resolution to the historical disparities noted in the African American community.

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Enough is Enough: Black Lives Matter Movement

Wilson Murakaru
July 30, 2020
November 18, 2021

Enough is Enough: Black Lives Matter Movement

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The Legacy of John Lewis

The name John Lewis will remain embedded in the memories of Americans as a champion for racial equality.

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The Legacy of John Lewis

Tesa Ownes
July 17, 2020
November 18, 2021

The Legacy of John Lewis

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