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Hillary Clinton stumps for campaign cash in Atlanta; blasts Donald Trump as a “political arsonist.”

By Maynard Eaton Attorney Rita  Williams, Booker T. Washington High School, Spelman College and Emory University graduate. Photo: special For Rita Williams this was the American dream come true. The Decatur attorney, who grew up on the West Side of Atlanta and was the first in her family to attend college, was rubbing shoulders with some 250 doctors, lawyers, business ...

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Alumni election could determine fate of Morehouse President Dr. John S. Wilson

By Maynard Eaton Joseph Arrington, Morehouse National Alumni Association presidential candidate. Photo: special Joseph Arrington has never been a politician, although his brother Marvin Arrington is a former Atlanta City Council President and mayoral candidate, and his nephew, Marvin Jr., is a current Fulton County Commissioner. Now, however, at age 78, Joe Arrington is in a hotly contested campaign to ...

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Why Precisely Is Bernie Sanders Against Reparations?

The Vermont senator’s political imagination is active against plutocracy, but why is it so limited against white supremacy? Last week Bernie Sanders was asked whether he was in favor of “reparations for slavery.” It is worth considering Sanders’s response in full: No, I don’t think so. First of all, its likelihood of getting through Congress is nil. Second of all, I think ...

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GA Community of Slave Descendants Allege Neglect

Residents and property owners in one of the few remaining Gullah-Geechee communities of slave descendants on the Southeast coast are suing a variety of state and county agencies, accusing them of discrimination and neglect. (Dec. 9) AP

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Attackers in Paris ‘Did Not Give Anybody a Chance’

PARIS — François Granier, a wine consultant and rock music fan, thought the concert he was attending Friday night had simply taken a particularly raucous turn. Mai Hua, a fashion blogger and video director who was dining a few blocks away, figured the explosions she heard were just another burst of gang violence. Erin Allweiss, a publicist from New York ...

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Former Georgia lawmaker Tyrone Brooks sentenced to 12 months in fraud case

A federal grand jury has indicted Georgia state Rep. Tyrone Brooks on charges that he misappropriated almost $1 million in charitable funds. Brooks, 67, of Atlanta, was charged by a federal grand jury in a 30-count indictment that includes charges of mail, wire and tax fraud. According to authorities, Brooks misappropriated funds from Universal Humanities, a charity he founded in ...

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Farrakhan’s ‘Justice or Else!’ movement coming to Atlanta

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Minister Louis Farrakhan, the controversial and charismatic Nation of Islam leader, defied the naysayers and a traditional media blackout to bring hundreds of thousands, if not a million, to Washington D.C. this past weekend. It was dubbed a Justice or Else! Rally to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the Million Man March. This time, however, it was women, families and ...

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NML Executive Producer Jin Welcome Announces Moderator selection as contributor to Saporta Report and NML selection of Robert Patillo as new Producer

By Maynard Eaton Journalism is under attack, and it has been for a while now. Seasoned and savvy news columnists are routinely reviled; their reputations impugned if they dare express an erudite opinion about truth to power. It is akin to a sport for some corporate titans and elected officials. Take for example the public feud that erupted last week ...

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Breaking News NEWSMAKERS LIVE: Charges of Violation of Code of Ethics DeKalb District Attorney Robert James

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