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April 23, 2018 - 5:54 pm
Bus drivers in Dekalb County continued their "sick out" Monday as they demand fair pay, saftey and respect from the school board. The strike began last week as nearly 400 drivers (43%) called in sick to work on Thursday and Friday after negotiations with the Dekalb county school board stalled. "We...
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Apr 21, 2018; Indio, CA, USA; Beyonce performs during the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival at Empire Polo Club. Mandatory Credit: Richard Lui/The Desert Sun via USA TODAY NETWORK
Credit: Richard Lui/The Desert Sun via USA TODAY NETWORK
Lericia Harris
April 23, 2018 - 2:55 pm
Beyoncé, through her BeyGOOD initiative, has collaborated with Google to award four new scholarships as part of her Homecoming Scholars Award Program . Google.org has matched the $100,000 grant Beyoncé announced last week, which will permit four additional HBCUs to receive $25,000 scholarships for...
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Amanda Cooper
April 20, 2018 - 6:10 pm
Thousands of students from all over the country staged a national school walkout today on the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School shooting. In Atlanta, roughly 100 students skipped school and gathered on the steps of the Georgia Capitol in protest for “congressional, state, and local...
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Amanda Cooper
April 19, 2018 - 4:57 pm
As we see a rise of protest movements and rallies surging all over the country, there is no better time to vote then now. In Georgia, the general primary and nonpartisan general election is May 22nd and will include key Republican and Democratic races for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Congress,...
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Maria Boynton
April 18, 2018 - 5:15 pm
Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is apparently working to produce documents that have been requested by federal prosecutors. It was January 2017 when I asked then-Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed what, if any role, he played in the ongoing cash-for-contracts federal investigation, he told me "the role I...
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Amanda Cooper
April 17, 2018 - 8:15 pm
The national flag is at half-staff as the nation mourns the loss of Former First Lady Barbara Bush. She passed away today surrounded by close family and friends at her home in Houston TX. On Sunday, Bush family spokesman Jim McGrath issued a statement regarding her failing health as the family...
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April 17, 2018 - 5:34 pm
COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Immigrant rights advocates say a private company that runs a Georgia immigration detention center forces detainees to do manual labor for very little money in a scheme to maximize profits. Immigrant rights groups filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday against CoreCivic Inc., which has...
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Amanda Cooper
April 16, 2018 - 6:10 pm
According to a recent study, Georgia’s deadliest stretch of road is on I-20 in Atlanta. The AJC reported that the federal Fatality Analysis Reporting System used data from 2013, 2014 and 2015, in addition to U.S. Census numbers.The study only includes stretches where at least five fatal crashes...
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Maria Boynton
April 16, 2018 - 12:51 pm
Stockbridge city officials are urging residents and supporters to attend a town hall meeting tonight. The meeting is to address the controversial proposal, which passed the just-completed session of the Georgia General Assembly, that would split the City of Stockbridge. It would create the new City...
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Amanda Cooper
April 12, 2018 - 6:30 pm
Earlier this week City of Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and COO Richard Cox announced the development of a tool that they say will allow anyone to search, follow, track and analyze the city's spending. Photo Credit-Amanda Cooper-Entercom Radio Atlanta The website is called Atlanta's Open...
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