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Even during the dark times, like the day she opened her Like the River hair salon in Atlanta with little fanfare and even fewer customers, Najah Aziz (pictured) was convinced success wasn’t far away. And looking back, Aziz was right: In just five years, Like the River has won local and national plaudits for its unique […]

When 12-year old Daniel Blumen (pictured) wanted to promote his upcoming Bar Mitzvah, he decided the traditional door-to-door route was outdated and opted to make a rap video, with cameos from stars, about his big day instead. SEE ALSO: N.Y.C. Fourth Grade Teacher Apologizes For Assigning Slavery Word Problems To Students Set to the instrumental […]

Charlecia Lurry (pictured), who works at a Henry County, Ga., McDonald’s restaurant, was peeved at her boss so she took out her ire by reportedly dousing him with a fry basket of hot oil.  The young woman was arrested and faces charges of aggravated assault and battery, reports CBS Atlanta. SEE ALSO: Obama’s Wunderkind Speechwriter Leaving According […]

Of all of the things a chorus could be penalized for, you would never imagine that one could be banned from singing because it is too White. But, according to WSB-TV, that is exactly the case for Cobb County’s Lassiter And Walton High School choruses. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO) told both schools that, because their […]

Teresa Culpepper was wrongfully arrested in Atlanta for a crime she did not commit, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Culpepper was locked up in the Fulton County Jail from Aug. 21 until Oct. 12, a total of 53 days. SEE ALSO: Straight Talk On Home Births Police arrested her for throwing hot water on Angelo Boyd. […]

ATLANTA — Glen Rice Jr. has been kicked off the Georgia Tech basketball team after being charged in a shooting incident outside an Atlanta nightclub. Coach Brian Gregory made the announcement Tuesday, less than a week after Rice, a graduate student manager and another person were charged. The 6-foot-5 junior guard will remain enrolled at […]

As recently as the 1960s, there were only a few African-American elected officials in the United States. Now there are thousands, including the mayor of Atlanta, Kasim Reed. Recently, Roland Martin talked with Reed about the impressive Black mayors of Atlanta who came before him.

ATLANTA-Maya Penn, an 11-year-old girl from Canton, Georgia has created her own line of Eco-friendly clothing called Maya’s Ideas which she sells online. Penn, who is home-schooled has already been featured on Forbes.com and donates 10% of her profits to worldwide and Atlanta charities. The Grio reports: The home-schooled seventh-grader from Canton, Georgia, says when […]

Republican officials across the country continue their campaign to delegitimize the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama. Yesterday, the Georgia Secretary of State, Republican Brian Kemp, wrote a strongly-worded letter to President Barack Obama’s lawyer, Michael Jablonski, warning him that “if you and your client choose to suspend your participation in the… proceedings, please understand that […]

ATLANTA- Andrew Adler, who was the editor-in-chief for Georgia’s Atlanta Jewish Times, has resigned after claiming that if Iran obtained nuclear weapons, Israel should have the Israeli Intelligence Agency (Mossad) assassinate President Barack Obama. The Atlanta Jewish Federation called for Adler’s resignation. saying, While we acknowledge his public apology and remorse, the damage done to […]

ATLANTA — A 20-year-old maintenance worker who this week pleaded guilty to molesting and killing a 7-year-old girl was found dead of an apparent suicide in his prison cell Thursday, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. Ryan Brunn was found unresponsive at 4:15 p.m. at the state prison in Jackson, spokeswoman Kristen Stancil said. […]

In cities all across the country, there are a number of special events scheduled during this year’s observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. RELATED: How To Talk With Your Kids About Dr. King’s Death Of course, you can attend a local parade today. However, there are also concerts, special movie screenings, prayer services and […]