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An Atlanta self-styled, social justice bank robber nicknamed the “Freedom Fighter Bandit” has finally been caught after a string of nine robberies. On Monday, the FBI announced the arrest of Nilsa Marie Urena, 25, after she robbed a credit union in Nashville, Tennessee. Urena was nicknamed the Freedom Fighter Bandit because at each of her…

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On Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, Dr. Joycelyn Wilson, known simply as Dr. Joyce, a Georgia Tech visiting professor is offering a hip-hop course on Atlanta’s civil rights history utilizing a unique and groundbreaking personalized learning tool, virtual reality, in addition to trap music and lyrics of OutKast. The students will examine relationships between culture, media, race,…

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  Many Rivers to Cross Festival kicked off on Oct. 1 with musicians, artists, and public speakers. Public Enemy kicked things off by performing classic hits such as “Can’t Truss It” and “Fight the Power.” T.I.  followed shortly after and performed past hits and songs from his new album which addresses police brutality, Us or…

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In an effort to calm the waters as police-community tensions continue to escalate, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch participated in this year’s annual National Night Out. The nation’s top lawyer visited a park on Detroit, Michigan’s west side to promote and encourage a healthier relationship between police and the communities they serve. Addressing the intimate group of…

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Lisa Durden has blazed a trail in news with her intelligent, straight-talking commentary. Raised in Newark, New Jersey and a proud graduate of Seton Hall University with a degree in journalism, Durden is a subject matter expert on many issues that include social justice, politics, women’s issues, education and race. Durden also hosts  “The Lisa Durden Show,”…

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Vision Community Foundation founder and senior pastor of the Vision Church of Atlanta, Bishop Oliver Clyde Allen is leading his congregation with love and an open heart. The Atlanta church is LGBTQ-friendly and Allen himself is part of the community. Allen has been married to Rashad Burgess for more than 10 years and they’ve now entered…

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Following a late night Facetime debate with my grandmother last night, I found myself on YouTube seeking snippets of artist Kanye West’s politically charged post-Hurricane Katrina 2005 pronouncement that sitting president “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” During a celebrity-led telethon set to raise funds for Americans displaced during the cataclysmic wash that might…

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