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Medical marijuana bill passes in Georgia House of Representatives
Calm down, weed heads. Before you start blazing up, understand that only the Georgia House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to decriminalize the possession of…
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Gov. Deal Orders North Georgia gov’t offices closed at noon for winter storm
In response to a winter storm warning declared for 50 counties in the northern portion of Georgia, Gov. Nathan Deal this evening ordered state government…
Atlanta Dream to announce winner of MLK essay contest at Washington High
Sickle Cell Anemia added to Georgia’s medical marijuana bill



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World Health Organization Approves 1st Quick Test For Ebola
BERLIN (AP) — The World Health Organization has approved a quick test for Ebola that will dramatically cut the time it takes to determine with…
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Ebola Cases Decline In West Africa, By Over 80 Percent In Sierra Leone
The U.S. military is bringing home all but 100 troops dispatched to West Africa almost 10 months ago in an effort to stem the Ebola…
Boko Haram, Hit By 3-Nation Offensive, Rampage In Cameroon
Liberia: Only 5 People Being Treated For Ebola In Country


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MUSIC ROUNDUP: Will Smith’s New Songs With Kanye West; Drake’s ‘Homecoming’ Documentary & More
Will Smith Has 7 Songs With Kanye West Although Will Smith is one of the world’s highest paid actors, he remains true to his hip-hop…
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Todd Tucker tells Kandi, ‘You are not Rihanna,’ says sex life sucks
  Todd Tucker came at his wife Kandi Burruss with some serious heat-seeking missiles on the upcoming episode of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” telling the…
Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend Nick and cousin start t-shirt tribute line
AM BUZZ: Bey’s Killer Workout; The Kardashian’s $100 Million Deal; Lupita’s Oscar Dress Stolen & More


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Mayoral Runoff: Now the Fight Begins
  The people of the City of Chicago has spoken and there will be a runoff for the Mayoral election on April 7. Although, the…
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Ford Teams Up With The Chicago Defender To Increase HIV Awareness
  Representative La Shawn K. Ford spearheads the fight against AIDS   State Rep. La Shawn K. Ford Teams Up With The Chicago Defender to…


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Fruits And Vegetables Get A Star-Studded Marketing Push
NEW YORK (AP) — What if cauliflower got the same type of marketing firepower as candy bars and potato chips? A campaign being launched Thursday…
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ComEd Helps Chicagoland Teens Explore STEM Careers in Music Industry
ComEd couldn’t have chosen a better time to partner with The Remix Project Chicago to launch its Power of Possibilities campaign honoring Black History Month.…
Wait, Civil Rights Groups Sued For Discriminating Against Black-Owned Media?
Beyoncé and Jay-Z Paying $150K A Month To Rent Their Favorite Mansion In LA [VIDEO]


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Atlanta native Richard Dent among Black College Hall of Fame inductees
An Atlanta native is among the seven all time great gridron warriors who were inducted into The Black College Football Hall of Fame (BCFHOF) Class of 2015…
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Derrick Rose Is Out With Another Knee Injury
Sometimes the limitations of the body is too much for will to overcome. Derrick Rose has been a tragic example of that. He missed a season after…
Michael Vick returns to Atlanta as businessman at Bronner Bros. Hair Show
Colin Kaepernick absolutely torches critical fan on Twitter


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The Dangers Of Not Getting Enough Sleep
We’re busy. There is a lot to accomplish in 24 hours. Often we forgo sleep to get it all (or most of it) done. But…
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African-American Women and Breast Cancer Risk
Each year during the month of February we celebrate Black History Month, which marks the celebration of achievements by African Americans. In contrast to the…
Your 2015 Financial Do-Over
Ford Teams Up With The Chicago Defender To Increase HIV Awareness


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Mayoral Runoff: Now the Fight Begins
  The people of the City of Chicago has spoken and there will be a runoff for the Mayoral election on April 7. Although, the…


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Taraji P. Henson: Cookie’s Style Is Like “Fashion On Crack” [PHOTOS]
If you get a kick out of watching Cookie act out on Fox’s runaway hit “Empire” as the feisty ex-wife of hip-hop mogul Lucious Lyon,…


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Gospel Music Hall Of Fame Announces 2015 Inductees
Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Christian/Gospel music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and…
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Movie Review: ‘Old Fashioned’ Turns ’50 Shades Of Grey’ On Its Ear
Valentine’s weekend at the multiplex will be Grey vs. Clay. Exploitation vs. innocence. “Unusual behavior” (why the MPAA’s rated “Fifty Shades” R) vs. thoughtful behavior. Old…


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Black History Month – A Time to Know Who You Are
As a very young boy, I would love to wake up on Saturday mornings and watch Tarzan starring Johnny Weissmuller. The programs were all re-runs…
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Can JRW’s Map-Gate lead to better rules?
Compared to other corruption and lying offenses in the Land of Lincoln, the Jackie Robinson West team scandal seems downright bush league. The little league…


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NY Judge Keeps Job Despite Being Overheard Making “Country N****rs” Joke
Judge Gerald Popeo (pictured), a Utica City, New York judge was accused of denigrating Blacks and others. Despite his actions, he got to keep his job, according to…
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Young & Classy: Zendaya Accepts Giuliana Rancic’s Apology
Zendaya has heard all of Giuliana Rancic’s apologies for making a crack about her dreads, and she had one more thing to say. The actress…


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Thinking About the Safety of Black Lives Beyond Policing
After a string of high profile police killings over two-hundred communities across the country erupted in massive protests and sustained acts of civil disobedience. People…
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Hillary Clinton Takes Silicon Valley Companies To Task For Gender Inequality
While Patricia Arquette is standing up for wage equality, Hillary Clinton is calling for greater female representation in the Tech industry. The former Secretary of…



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