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Lericia Harris
July 17, 2018 - 5:07 pm
The SWAC kicked off talking 2018 football season during Media Day in Birmingham, Alabama. All 10 schools attended and head coaches presented their expectations for the year. Photo Credit: The Advocate PRESTIGE OF HBCU FOOTBALL “It is still a marketable product – a very exciting brand of football...
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Maria Boynton
July 17, 2018 - 2:45 pm
Atlanta does indeed have a Mayor named Keisha. The City's top leader says "now we have a chance to have a governor named Stacey." Elaborating on the announcement she made over the weekend at Atlanta's Ebenezer Baptist Church, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said "all we have to do is get out and vote."...
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Maria Boynton
July 16, 2018 - 2:21 pm
When I first wrote (July 13, 2015) about NAACP Atlanta President Richard Rose wanting the generals sandblasted from Stone Mountain, it was met with much protest, including claims that the price tag to do so would be too high. Now, three years later, Rose says, "we continue to be on the side that...
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Amanda Cooper
July 13, 2018 - 5:09 pm
Atlanta Police has arrested Jayden Myrick, 17, for the armed robbery and shooting that involved several wedding guest. The incident occurred July 7th, at the Capital City Club in Brookhaven. Police said that four wedding guests were robbed at gunpoint while waiting for an Uber outside the club. One...
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Amanda Cooper
July 13, 2018 - 3:06 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a popular Kellogg’s cereal has been linked to a salmonella outbreak that has infected 100 people in 33 states. The CDC announced Thursday that customers should avoid Honey Smacks, tweeting, “Do not eat this cereal.” The agency says...
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Maria Boynton
July 11, 2018 - 12:05 pm
Atlanta's first-ever Chief Education Officer is a native of metro Atlanta. Aliya Bhatia, according to a statement from the office of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, started her career as a teacher with Teach for America and later joined the Boston Consulting Group as an associate and consultant...
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Amanda Cooper
July 09, 2018 - 5:36 pm
(AP) —Church groups and volunteers from several U.S. states are stranded in Haiti after violent protests over fuel prices have led to canceled flights. Volunteers from churches in South Carolina, Florida, Georgia and Alabama are among those who can't leave, according to newspaper and television...
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Amanda Cooper
July 06, 2018 - 5:52 pm
BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia man is accused of biting a 14-year-old girl’s buttocks while swimming underwater at Lake Lanier on the Fourth of July. Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth says the girl was playing in the lake near the beach area of Lake Lanier Islands...
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Amanda Cooper
July 03, 2018 - 5:14 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — State investigators say a man who identified himself as an Air Force veteran has died after he lit himself on fire in front of the Georgia Capitol last week to protest the Veterans Affairs system. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation tweeted Tuesday that 58-year-old John Michael Watts...
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