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Atlanta rapper-activist Killer Mike has been very vocal about decriminalizing marijuana. Before Oct. 11, Atlanta, like the majority of U.S. cities, could penalize individuals up to a fine of $1K and six months in jail for possession of an ounce or less of marijuana. Thanks to an ordinance pushed by current Atlanta council member and…

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Atlanta mayoral candidate Kwanza Hall passed legislation (17-O-1152) he introduced March 20 in Atlanta City Council that will dramatically reduce the penalty for marijuana possession and make it a non-arrestable offense. The vote passed unanimously. Hall thanked the city’s civil rights, reform and social justice leaders for helping propel the legislation in a surge of…

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In his bid to become Atlanta’s 60th mayor, Kwanza Hall raised $309,000 during the quarterly reporting period that ended March 31, 2017. To the surprise of all the other candidates, the three-term Atlanta City Councilman for District 2 is a relative latecomer to the mayoral campaign and he’s managed to out raise everyone during this latest period.…

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Last night, Ice Cube, F. Gary Gray, O’Shea Jackson, Jr. and Jason Mitchell hosted a private screening of the Universal Pictures’ film Straight Outta Compton at Regal Atlantic Station in Atlanta’s midtown area. After the screening, there was a discussion on Compton, police brutality, and N.W.A’s impact on hip-hop with the film’s executive producers Ice Cube…

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Harlem Arts Alliance Presents:  On the ‘A’ w/Souleo If I were born in the civil rights-Black Power generation then perhaps after 26 years of gravity on earth I would have finally celebrated Kwanzaa. Alas, I am from the millennial generation and Kwanzaa hasn’t made it onto my iPhone calendar with a special reminder beep to…

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