Morris Brown College, which was once a groundbreaking college in Atlanta and one of the few HBCUs with a black founder, has seen some major struggle in the past few years. However, they seem to be on the incline with three-year $900 million grant to stem HIV infections among young black adults.
An Atlanta area grand jury has indicted a police officer who shot an unarmed naked man.
On Thursday, January 21, 2016, an indictment was made against Officer Robert Olsen of the DeKalb County Police Department, which included murder.
An encounter between Atlanta police and a rapper shows money won’t subvert racial profiling.
Sam Benson, the artist who goes by the name “Blac Youngsta,” withdrew $200,000 from an Atlanta Wells Fargo bank on Friday to buy a car, and was detained by officers waiting for him outside, NBC News reported.
Protesters stopped traffic on a busy Atlanta highway in response to the shooting death of 18-year-old Missouri teen Mike Brown Wednesday evening.
Atlanta police spokesman Officer John Chafee said a number of protesters were present near Freedom Parkway’s Downtown Connector.
The following post originally appears on The Washington Post under the title, “The black HIV epidemic: A public health mystery from Atlanta’s gay community.”
By: Jeff Guo
ATLANTA — In the early 2000s, a young researcher at the Centers for Disease Control named Greg Millett set out to solve an epidemiological mystery. Nobody could explain why black Americans, particularly black gay men, had such high rates of HIV infection compared to the rest of the population. How were they putting themselves in so much danger? What were they doing differently from everyone else?
A teacher turned over shocking secret footage to police which allegedly shows two teachers aides slapping and choking a special needs student before knocking him off a chair.
The video, filmed at Harper-Archer Middle School in Atlanta, shows four days of action filmed by an anonymous teacher who says the principal did not act on her complaints.