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Newsmakers Live Presents Atlanta Mayoral Candidates

Starting January 16 at BQE Restaurant and Lounge, Newsmakers Live starts the Spring 2017 with an up close and personal interview with each Atlanta Mayoral Candidate. Join us at 6:30pm every Monday night for politics, entertainment, and your global urbane prospective.

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Mary Norwood Files Declaration of Intention for Atlanta Mayor’s Race

Mary Norwood Files Declaration of Intention for Atlanta Mayor’s Race “Today I’m taking the first step in becoming your next Mayor. I’m following the law and filing to accept contributions. Over the next several weeks, I will continue to be in communities throughout our city with Atlantans from every part of our great city. I am running for Mayor of ...

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Kwanza Hall confirms he is running for Mayor; Shirley Franklin suggests she might run for Mayor again!

By Maynard Eaton It’s on and popping! The 2017 Atlanta mayor’s race is heating up, and the field of candidates is growing exponentially.  After months of speculation Councilman Kwanza Hall admitted he “is definitely” running to become the 60th mayor of Atlanta in 2017. “I’m telling you now that I am definitely going to run,” Hall told WSB – TV newsman Craig Lucie ...

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Gladys Knight’s Son Allegedly Stole $650,000

The son of R&B legend Gladys Knight is wanted on charges of theft and tax evasion in connection with the popular Atlanta restaurants he runs in his mother’s name. Chart-topping R&B legend Gladys Knight is famous for her chicken and waffles. But it appears the owner of the Atlanta restaurant chain that bears her name was cooking up more than country ...

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Hillary Clinton celebrates victory

(CNN)Hillary Clinton embraced her moment in history Tuesday, becoming the first woman in the 240-year life of the United States to lead the presidential ticket of a major political party. “Thanks to you, we’ve reached a milestone,” she said during a speech in Brooklyn. “Tonight’s victory is not about one person. It belongs to generations of women and men who ...

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“We mourn the loss of a hero”

Newsmakers Live’s Moderator and Contributor Maynard Eaton with the Great Muhammad Ali.

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Patillo’s take on URBAN CRIME Editorial by Robert Patillo

Another week goes by, and it’s another round of violence in the ongoing Civil War in Syria.  Over the weekend dozens were shot, and many killed, by roving gangs of ISIS fighters. They are financed by the drug trade, and unpoliced by the government. This lawlessness has destroyed a semblance of normalcy in the region, and the futures of a ...

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Eaton Saporta and Black Media

Maynard Eaton is a Emmy Award winning journalist and serves as the National Communication Director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. CASCADE PRESS (CP), ATLANTA, GEORGIA,Maynard Eaton is a good journalist. Eaton is not a good journalist because he has been decorated with eight Emmy’s. Eaton is a good journalist simply because he has the proverbial nose for news. He ...

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Keith Gammage, Clint Rucker & Teri Walker spar for Fulton County Solicitor General By Maynard Eaton

It is a political office that has rarely been on the radar of most Atlanta voters, but that has changed dramatically in this May 24th election campaign to replace longtime Fulton County Solicitor General Carmen Smith, who is not seeking reelection. The spirited duel between veteran Fulton prosecutor Clint Rucker and assistant Clayton County Solicitor Keith Gammage has emerged as ...

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Southern Poverty Law Center founder Morris Dees receives The King Center’s highest award and says “Race still matters.”

by Maynard Eaton As a young lawyer, Morris Dees was once known as the second most hated man in Alabama. Now 48 years after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the 80 year old Dees, the co-founder of The Southern Poverty Law Center [SPLC], is the latest recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Nonviolent Peace Prize. It ...

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