Maria Boynton

Salute to Greatness Awards Gala 2019
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Maria Boynton
January 21, 2019 - 1:22 pm
If he were alive today, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would be 90 years old. His sister Dr. Christine King Farris, is 91. When I spoke with her following the Dream Forward Awards, her eyes glistened when I asked about MLK. Christine King Farris talks about brother Martin Luther King Jr. The Dream...
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 Native Americans lead the march down Virginia Street as thousands take part in the Women's March in Reno.
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Maria Boynton
January 16, 2019 - 4:30 pm
Chenae Bullock is a member of the Shinnecock Tribe. When I sat down with Bullock recently at the Entercom Radio Atlanta studios, she talked about an upcoming effort aimed at "uniting all indigenous peoples throughout the world." As many as 10,000 people from across the world are expected to gather...
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Bernice King talked about the government shutdown while announcing the 2019 MLK Holiday Commemorative events
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Maria Boynton
January 11, 2019 - 11:32 am
The annual media conference to announce the lineup of King Holiday Observance events was an emotional one for King Center CEO Dr. Bernice King. Because of the partial government shutdown, the National Park Service did not participate as a partner in the annual celebration of the life of Dr. Martin...
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The FBI is offering a $5,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of Antariouse Caldwell, aka “Phat”.
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Maria Boynton
January 08, 2019 - 3:44 pm
UPDATE: The FBI says that Antariouse "Phat" Caldwell was arrested this morning at a motel in Jonesboro following an anonymous tip from the public. The tipster said they recognized Caldwell from publicity they had seen about a tattoo on his neck that read “No Mercy”. With assistance from the Clayton...
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R. Kelly performs the National Anthem prior to the game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Atlanta Hawks at Barclays Center in 2015.
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Maria Boynton
January 08, 2019 - 1:05 pm
Kenyette Barnes says being a survivor of sexual abuse is not her primary motivator as co-founder of the #MuteRKelly movement. Yet, what that experience does, according to Barnes, is provides her "insight and a sense of empathy" that propels her as she does the work of holding the chart-topping R...
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Her family says that Joycelyn Savage was 19 when she was "lured away" by singer R. Kelly
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Maria Boynton
January 07, 2019 - 6:15 pm
Tim Savage says, "We just had our third Christmas without her." He's referring to his now-23 year old daughter Joycelyn. She was 19 years old, according to her parents, when Joycelyn left home and was pretty much "kidnapped" by R & B singer R. Kelly. He's the focus of the new docu-series "...
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A 4.4 magnitude earthquake in Tennessee Wednesday morning could be felt in Atlanta
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Maria Boynton
December 12, 2018 - 11:02 am
Did you feel it? Some did, some didn't. It was a 4.4 earthquake around 4:15 this morning that shook many awake in the Atlanta metro area. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of the earthquake was more than 130 miles north of Atlanta, in Decatur, Tennessee. An aftershock followed...
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Georgia State Representative Renitta Shannon is boycotting Brian Kemp's first major speech as Governor-elect
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Maria Boynton
December 11, 2018 - 12:17 pm
Georgia State Representative Renitta Shannon says she's really "tired of conservatives across the country running hateful campaigns and then expecting everybody to go back to business as usual after campaign season." Shannon calls that "a lot of privilege." The state lawmaker from Decatur is...
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Jamal Bryant is the new Senior Pastor at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church
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Maria Boynton
December 07, 2018 - 4:40 pm
New Birth Missionary Baptist Church will celebrate the arrival and inaugural worship service of Senior Pastor Elect, Rev. Dr. Jamal-Harrison Bryant this Sunday morning, December 9, 2018 at 9:30. Bryant will take the pulpit once occupied by Bishop Eddie Long, who died on January 15, 2017. Bryant...
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