Memorable Moments

The “Furious Five”: A sizzling Atlanta urban Republican dialogue. Where is Black Atlanta in the “All of It”?

By Maynard Eaton & Carrie L. Williams NML’s “Monday Night Politics” political panel participants. Photo: by Faith Swift I now call them the “Furious Five” – an eclectic crew of friends and political knowers – who were invited to participate in the first of a month long series of “unbridled” conversations about the political issues of the day. And, they ...

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NML- Dr. Meria Carsterphen APS Superintendent Chats with Newsmakers

Mr. Eaton sits down with the APS Superintendent, Dr. Meria Carsterphen to discuss her visions for reviving the APS system as well as pockets to pull from for beneficial revenue. She discusses her thoughts on the Beltline and addresses the possible controversy amid her decision to shed property for benefits. She also discusses her talks with Mayor Kasim Reed.

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Atlanta: The Biggest Gap Between Rich And Poor In The US

Earlier this month, WABE sent our reporters out to find out one thing: “What defines Atlanta, exactly? Do we have a unique identity?” Atlanta is home to a number of big corporations – Coca-Cola, Home Depot, UPS to name a few. At the same time, a recent Brookings Institution report found Atlanta topped the list when it comes to the income gap ...

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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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NML Robert James the District Attorney of Dekalb County Shares his Insight with Us

NML- District Attorney of Dekalb County Robert James discusses his work as the DA and his vision for the improvement of Dekalb County. He answers the grueling questions surrounding his job and plans with the funding given.

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NML Rev. Joseph Williams and Rev. Markell Hutchins Evaluate the Power and Race Complexes in the Awakening of the Charleston Shooting.

Rev Joseph Williams discusses the remaining prevalence of racism and staunch libertarian Hutchins discusses the movement, yet allowance of possible vocal and political liberation for blacks due to the right wing politics. Both men share their passion and deliver eloquence as they direct their perspectives to the latest mass murder in Charleston. Headed by Moderator, Maynard Eaton.

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NML Atlanta Police Chief Richard J. Pennington Discusses Issues Law Enforcement and the Progress of the Black Community

Atlanta Police Chief Richard J. Pennington addresses the concerns of the locals about the practice of the police salvaging proceeds from raids/ drug seizures. He emphasizes the much needed reform of law enforcement’s standards and expectations. He responds to the idea of black- on- black crime and even shares personal methods of stress alleviation. Moderated by Maynard Eaton, Executive Producer

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