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Jariel Jones, also known as Skate, is a pillar in his community. The Atlanta-area native has worked as a party promoter and host before establishing his nonprofit foundation, Feed The Streetz. The Feed The Streetz Foundation is geared toward fighting homelessness. Jones and his team host events across Georgia, where they feed homeless Atlantans and…

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Letitia Owens is vice president of marketing at Presidential Business Center, a premier provider of office space to more than 170 companies and individuals. Owens manages the business with her partner Julia Hilliard and also co-produces projects for her husband’s media and video company, Dfwivideo. in addition to her current businesses, she has been a…

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Once again cell phone video has resulted in a police officer being charged for abuse of a suspect. Dekalb County, Georgia police officer Phillip Larscheid now faces felony charges after prosecutors reexamined the video of a troubling arrest that occurred almost two years ago. In the video, Katie McCrary, who was described as a homeless,…

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The death of a woman allegedly killed by a homeless couple with a baby has taken a dramatic and shocking turn. Police in Baltimore, Maryland have announced the arrest of Keith Smith, 52, and his daughter, Valeria Smith, 28, for the murder of his wife Jacquelyn Smith, 52, three months ago. In December 2018, Jacquelyn…

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Since Harlem was recognized for its Renaissance in the 1920s, people have been seeking the next place to tout as a Black mecca — a place that attracts people and the dreams of those living there. The definition holds steady, but does the location? In 1973, Black communities and progressive Whites brokered the deal that made…

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As much as we love Christmas presents and holiday cheer, the most important reason for this season of the year is giving to others. Every year, Hosea Helps —the nonprofit organization founded by the late civil rights activist Hosea Williams — hosts holiday dinners and organizes toy and clothing drives to be of service to individuals and families in need.…

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A Baltimore woman is dead after an act of charity toward what she thought was a homeless mom and baby. Jacquelyn Smith, 52, was sitting in the passenger seat of a car, with two other relatives coming back from a family event. She saw a woman who appeared to be homeless holding a baby and a…

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In October 2017, people across the country were moved by the story of a homeless man who gave his last $20 to a stranded female motorist. More than 14,000 donors gave money to the man, and now it is being reported that the whole thing was a scam. Johnny Bobbitt was described as a homeless…

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An award-winning international celebrity stylist and owner of Salon Penna’e Buckhead, Penna’e Akpuru faced so many challenges in her life, from molestation, rape, domestic violence, divorce and drug addiction to food addiction, homelessness and even a massive stroke, before rising to the top.  Akpuru sat down with rolling out to discuss her latest book, Living Past Your Pain to Live…

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Entrepreneur, author and international motivational speaker Chris Gardner is giving us a lesson on how to become successful. Reaching his goals did not come without hardships and obstacles. As a child, the Milwaukee native struggled as a victim of rape, domestic violence and abandonment. He would later find himself as a homeless single parent. Today,…

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A brutal attempted rape has led to the death of 1960s soul music sensation Betty Willis, 76. According to police in Santa Ana, California, Willis was homeless and on the streets when she was targeted by Rosendo Xo Pec, 22. In the early morning hours of New Year’s Day, Pec attacked Willis and began to sexually…

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A DeKalb County, Georgia, police officer is the subject of an internal investigation after a video showed him beating a homeless Black woman at a convenience store. Katie McCrary was at a Chevron gas station located in Decatur, Georgia, asking customers for money and the store owner reportedly called the police to have the woman removed…

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