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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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Former US President Barack Obama, centre, greets the Nelson Mandela's widow, Graca Machel, left, with President Cyril Ramaphosa at right, as he arrives at the Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa, Tuesday, July 17, 2018 to deliver the 16th Annual Nelson Mandela Lecture. Obama urged Africans and people around the world to respect human rights and equal opportunity in his speech to mark the late Nelson Mandela's 100th birthday. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)
July 17, 2018 - 10:50 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on former U.S. President Barack Obama's speech in South Africa (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Former U.S. President Barack Obama is giving a spirited defense of equality and tolerance, saying that people who put others down are "small-minded." His speech marking the...
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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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Real Talk With Rashad Richey
July 10, 2018 - 12:28 pm
Jaisaan Lovett – a recent graduate of a charter school in Rochester, NY, said he was not allowed to give the graduation speech, which is traditional for all valedictorians. The fact that Lovett is the first African-America to earn this distinction at the school has locals outraged. Lovett talked...
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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 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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Amanda Cooper
June 28, 2018 - 5:42 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — In the months leading up to the 2019 Super Bowl, some of Atlanta's bare walls will get a makeover. The city of Atlanta and the Super Bowl Host Committee have partnered with arts group WonderRoot to launch "Off the Wall." The project will create up to 30 murals focusing on Atlanta's...
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Amanda Cooper
June 27, 2018 - 1:00 pm
The man who was the foundational driving force behind a family of music legends lost his battle with terminal cancer today. It is reported that Joe Jackson, the father of Michael and Janet Jackson died in an undisclosed hospital with family, including wife Katherine, and close friends by his side...
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Real Talk With Rashad Richey
June 26, 2018 - 9:00 pm
Actress--comedienne Mo'Nique exclusively released a secret phone conversation to Rashad Richey ( https://rollingout.com/2018/06/25/monique-releases-secretly-recorded-con... ) shedding light on Tyler Perry's involvement in the back and forth saga between the movie mogul and actress. In the...
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