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Atlanta, Featured, Gun Violence, News, Top Stories -

A 20-year-old Atlanta man was arrested and charged in the death of a 14-year-old girl, who was eight months pregnant. On Thanksgiving, Souleymane Diallo was taken to the Fulton County Jail for allegedly killing Sonja Star Harrison and her unborn child, after a bullet pierced the ceiling of the apartment, striking her in the head, […]

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Atlanta, Baltimore, Black Church, Jamal Bryant, News, Politics, Top Stories -

Pastor Jamal Bryant is headed to Atlanta to serve as head pastor for New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. He is leaving Empowerment Temple, the Baltimore megachurch he founded 18 years ago. And is scheduled to preach his first sermon at New Birth on Dec. 9, according to the AJC. In an interview with the AJC, Bryant said […]

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Atlanta, Barry Jenkins, Black Men, Broadway, Entertainment, Video -

  Brian Tyree Henry is most commonly known for his portrayal of Alfred “Paper Boi” Miles in FX’s hit tv series Atlanta alongside co-star Donald Glover. But the North Carolina-born star has a resume that shows an exceptional amount of range, and his commitment to representing the Black community in a way that they can be […]

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atlanta, beyonce, kool aid, lebron james, lotion, rihanna, spades, sticky foreheads, thanksgiving, white people -

While in town for The Root 100 several days ago, Panama and I were compelled to shoot a video articulating the many things we have to be thankful for. That it also happens to be Thanksgiving soon has absolutely no relevance whatsoever. We’re just two naturally thankful ass niggas.

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atlanta, meteorologists, school delays, snowpocalypse, washington dc, winter weather advisory, woodrow wilson bridge -

According to the crackerjack group of meteorologists who service the Washington, D.C., area (or at least the ones on the stations I watch who shall remain nameless), today would be a day with some snow flurries early, perhaps some light accumulation on the grass and this evening would be a likely mess full of heavy…

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atlanta, big boi, genius, hip hop, outkast, so fresh so clean, twitter -

Like many a southern rap fan, I grew up on André and Antwan, better known as André 3000 and Big Boi, and even better known as Outkast. When all the players came from far and wide, I too wanted to attend the “Player’s Ball.” What’s the funkiest kind of music for my soul? Southernplayalistickcadillackmuzik, of course.…

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Atlanta, brian tyree henry, Brian Tyree Henry interview, Entertainment, Film, If Beale Street Could Talk, Television, widows -

Brian Tyree Henry has already hit it big in Tinseltown with his Emmy-nominated role on FX’s hit series, Atlanta but he’s about to go full-on superstar. The actor has several big roles in films (including Steve McQueen‘s Widows) that haven’t been released and we have a feeling he’s the one Hollywood will be buzzing about […]

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Atlanta, Morehouse College, News, Sexual Harassment -

A Morehouse College student has brought a sexual harassment lawsuit against the college claiming that a faculty member groped him on an airplane during a trip to Brazil and the school failed to do anything about it. The unidentified student said assistant professor Robert Peterson ordered the student, who was a minor, alcoholic drinks on a […]

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Atlanta, Jermaine Middleton, Mount Everest, Mount Kilimanjaro, Sports, Top Stories -

Jermaine Middleton is currently climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, and next year, he’ll be the first American-born black man to reach the summit of Mount Everest.

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2018 Midterm Elections, Atlanta, Barack Obama, Featured, Georgia, Gubernatorial Bid, News, Politics, Stacey Abrams, Top Stories -

Former President Barack Obama hit the campaign trail for Georgia Gubernatorial Candidate Stacey Abrams and told thousands of supporters that she is a “more hopeful vision” of government

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2018 Midterm Elections, Atlanta, Brian Kemp, Featured, Federal Ruling, Georgia, Governor Campaign, News, Politics, Stacey Abrams, Top Stories, Voter Suppression -

On Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Eleanor Ross issued a blow to the GOP when she ruled that Georgia must allow more than 3,000 people affected by the states “exact match” to vote in this year's midterm elections.

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atlanta, howard university, prayer, rain, spelhouse homecoming, washington dc, weather -

SpelHouse Homecoming, the joint celebration between Spelman College and Morehouse College, happened this past weekend in Atlanta. If you’ll remember, last week, I had to ask God for a little assistance because in the forecast even up to the day before the event, there was a strong chance of rain on Friday and…

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13 stories, 2 chainz, atlanta, haunted pink trap house, newnan, trap music -

I’m not a fan of haunted houses. Hell, I’m not even really a fan of scary movies. It’s not that I scare easy; it’s just that I don’t like surprises. Haunted houses are all about surprises and startling the shit out of you. Don’t startle me, bro. Ya know? However, outside of Atlanta exists a meshing of haunting with a…

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Atlanta, Commentary, Music, NFL, Rihanna, Super Bowl, Super Bowl LIII -

Forget the phenomenal Patrick Mahomes in Kansas City, the juggernaut Los Angeles Rams offense and the always potent New England Patriots. One of the most dramatic NFL storylines leading up to the Super Bowl is who will perform at halftime. Rihanna recently turned down an invitation to take the world’s most-watched stage, apparently in support […]

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atlanta, colin kaepernick, monday night football, new york, new york city, nfl national anthem protests, nfl protests, why they kneel -

To examine the injustice and inequality that prompted some NFL players to protest during the national anthem, each week, for the remainder of the NFL season, The Root will explore the data behind racial disparities in the two cities represented in the National Football League’s premiere matchup—Monday Night Football.

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Atlanta, Georgia, Income Inequality, News, Video -

Georgia's capital city, Atlanta, ranks number one among the top 10 worst cities with the greatest income disparity.

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Atlanta, Concert, Crime, Entertainment, Lil Wayne, News -

At least 12 people were hurt in Atlanta Sunday when a disturbance forced rapper Lil’ Wayne to cut short his performance at the AC3 music festival, according to multiple reports. Unfounded reports of shots fired also helped set off the disturbance, that ignited shortly into the rapper’s set, according to Variety. READ MORE: Blessings: Chance the Rapper […]

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Atlanta, Forest Park, News, Police Misconduct, Racial Profiling, Video -

An Atlanta suburb has decided that enough is enough and fired its police chief amid accusations that his department racially profiles its residents.

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1998, a tribe called quest, atlanta, atlanta university center, crime, jayz, morehouse college, outkast -

On September 29, 1998, I was a sophomore at Morehouse College. I didn’t live on-campus. I was living in the westside of Atlanta house on Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd SW that my grandmother lived in for much of my youth. At some point, my cousin bought her a house in Adamsville—two miles west on MLK—and my two of my…

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Atlanta, CulturePlay, Fred Blankenship, Hip-Hop, Music -

Whatever you do, don’t debate Fred Blankenship about the greatest-of-all-time credentials of Will Smith. “I will fight someone if they tell me he’s not a top 5 rapper,” says the gregarious morning co-anchor of Atlanta WSB-TV’s Channel 2 Action News. “Show me somebody with more longevity! Who could turn ‘Summertime’ into an anthem. Tell me […]

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atlanta, black music, maroon 5, nfl, super bowl, super bowl halftime show -

In keeping with its trend of appeasing fans who believe God so loved the world he gave us his only begotten son whose name is either Tom Brady or Donald Trump, the National Football League decided to overlook the 1,203,034 musical acts in Atlanta, Ga. and announced that Maroon 5 will perform at halftime of Super Bowl…

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Atlanta, Entertainment, Gun Violence, Katt Williams, Television, Video -

  Katt Williams has some explaining to do after alleging that the husband of an Atlanta radio show pulled a gun on him. —Tiffany Haddish keeps it classy when Katt Williams bows down to greatness— LaMorris Sellers, WandaSmith’s husband, is speaking out to clear the air about the confrontation he had with Williams outside the […]

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2018 emmy awards, atlanta, black celebrities, black hollywood, donald glover, emmys, emmys so white, red carpet, red carpet style, regina king, thandie newton, the root tv, tracee ellis ross, yara shahidi -

If there was a signature color at the 2018 Emmys, it was pink. Yara Shahidi (in Gucci), nominee Tracee Ellis Ross (in Valentino Haute Couture), and award winner Thandie Newton (in Brandon Maxwell) all showed up in rosy hues, as did several other celebs, who wore shades ranging from blush to bold pink.

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Atlanta, Donald Glover, Emmys, Issa Rae, Jeffrey Wright, John Legend, Maya Rudolph, RuPaul, Sterling K. Brown, Television, Tiffany Haddish, Zazie Beetz -

The biggest night in the television industry is finally here and expectations for a hilarious — and winning — night are high. Saturday Night Live funnymen Michael Che and Colin Jost are hosting the 70th annual event, which is set to broadcast Monday night on NBC from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles. The […]

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Arraignment, Atlanta, Drug Arrest, Illegal Drugs, Methamphetamine, News, Video, Young Thug -

  More bad news for hip hop star Young Thug.  The 27-year-old was charged yesterday with eight new felony counts stemming from an arrest last year. The Atlanta rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was charged with possession and intent to distribute methamphetamine, hydrocodone and marijuana, as well as possession of amphetamine and Alprazolam, the Atlanta […]

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Atlanta, Immigration Reform, Keisha Lance Bottoms, News, Politics -

Atlanta's city jail will no longer accept immigrants detained by federal officials, the mayor announced Thursday.

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Airport Security, Atlanta, Atlanta Airport, atlantta, Entertainment, Gun, News, T-Pain -

Rapper/producer T-Pain, whose real name is Faheem Rashad Najm, was detained Friday afternoon after he tried going through a security checkpoint with a gun at Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Security officials confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that his bag was flagged during the main checkpoint screening, and when TSA agents inspected it, a loaded Smith […]

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Atlanta, Buford, Georgia, Geye Hamby, News -

Geye Hamby, a popular school superintendent in Buford, Ga., who was nonetheless caught in audio recordings shouting racist expletives, has been placed on administrative leave. The comments were unearthed during a racial discrimination suit filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta by Mary Ingram – a former Buford employee who says she was unfairly terminated, which included […]

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atlanta, atlanta gay scene, black choreographer, black dance, black dancers, bucking, choreography, dance, jamal sims, michael jackson, remember the times, rupaul, step up, usher -

Imagine it’s the early 1990s and you spot an audition in the newspaper to be a dancer in Michael Jackson’s iconic “Remember the Time” video. So, at a bright-eyed, bushy-tailed 17-years-old, you show up to the audition and nail it. You get the gig. There’s nowhere to go but up from there, right? Wrong! Well, wrong-ish.

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Atlanta, Crime, Immigration Violation, Menna Giday, Naked Woman, News, Police Chase, Top Stories -

Neighbors in a Georgia county spotted and reported a naked woman and a 4-year-old boy running down a road in the pouring rain.

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21 Savage, Atlanta, Back To School, Entertainment, Financial Literacy, News -

Rapper 21 Savage went back to his old neighborhood to give back to the kids for his third annual “Issa Back 2 School Drive."

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Atlanta, Baseball -

Mike Brown had just been shot. Across the country, the black community’s relationship with police departments had not been that strained since three officers were acquitted in the 1991 beating of Rodney King. In Atlanta, a former Chicago Cubs outfielder decided to channel his love for baseball into a way for both sides to see […]

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