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Detroit-based First Independence Bank is tapped to be one of the financial institutions, or CDFIs, to service loans for the U.S. Small Business Association and U.S. Treasury Department’s expanded and revised Paycheck Protection Program with a particular focus on small businesses. Eligible CDFIs are defined as Treasury Department-certified community development financial institutions, FDIC-designated minority depository…

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During the heavily contested Senate runoff election between Democratic challenger the Rev. Raphael Warnock and Republican incumbent Kelly Loeffler, the state of Georgia made history by electing its first Black senator. On Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, Jamal Bryant, senior pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in DeKalb County, Georgia, extended his congratulations to Warnock…

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Stacii Jae Johnson is a known actress, political fundraiser, author and entrepreneur. Now she’s living her best life on her terms. Rolling out goes one-on-one with the celebrity love, dating and relationship guru. How did you get on this journey to become a relationship and love coach? My mother had married five times, and my…

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The stakes are high in Georgia’s runoff races for U.S. Senate. Republicans hold 50 seats and Democrats 48. If Georgia sends even one Republican back to Washington, the GOP keeps control of the Senate. If both Democrats – Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock – win, Democrats gain control because Vice President-elect Kamala Harris…

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Georgia is ground zero in a battle that will determine how effective President-elect Joe Biden can be over the next four years. If Democrats Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock win both seats in January’s runoff races, control of the Senate shifts to their party, handing Biden a lot more power and influence to push through…

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With less than three weeks until the Jan. 5, 2021 election, rolling out’s Editor-at-Large, Rashad Richey, talks with Democratic nominee Jon Ossoff about police brutality and nationwide legalization of marijuana. This discussion is part of an exclusive series that delves into what’s at stake in Georgia’s runoff races for U.S. Senate. Rashad Richey: Let’s talk…

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Though the COVID-19 pandemic has taken a big toll on the U.S., effective vaccines will soon be available. We could see widespread distribution of those vaccines by April 2021, according to Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the lead members of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. Not everyone will have to wait that long for…

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Sitting in a Birmingham, Alabama, jail on April 16, 1963, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., reflected on the interrelatedness of all communities. He claimed a connectedness across boundaries, race and religion. As president of the SCLC, he had come from Atlanta to Birmingham to fight against injustice. He wrote that he was not…

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From Friday, Dec.  4, through Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, Creme of Nature, McDonald’s, Acorns, Georgia Power, BlackBookstore.com, rolling out and many others will host the first Peace and Purpose conference. The conference will be a virtual experience for all attendees. With the world in a constant state of stress-induced panic, uncertainty surrounding the global pandemic,…

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Metro-Atlanta Sheriff Victor Hill of Clayton County, Georgia, is no stranger to controversy; a no-nonsense lawman who’s respected by voters in his community and the streets. Over the years, multiple rap artists have invoked the name of Sheriff Hill in their lyrics. The latest artists to include the high sheriff in their flow comes from…

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Filmmaker Tyler Perry continued his philanthropy in a huge way for families in metro Atlanta, just in time for Thanksgiving. Perry hosted a drive-thru food giveaway for 5,000 families at his Tyler Perry Studios in East Point, Georgia, south of Atlanta. “Although we wish that we could feed everyone in need, we will close the…

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