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.
An Atlanta-based pastor has been found guilty of knowingly exposing two women to the HIV virus.
Pastor Craig Lamar Davis was found guilty on two counts of reckless conduct for failing to inform the women of his status.
With the three day weekend coming up in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Jr.’s legacy, promoters are using a less flattering image of the civil rights leader to push their parties. In one of the images, King is picture on the body of a man with a gold chain draped around his neck, accompanied by an unknown hand gesture. The caption for the flyer reads, “Freedom to Twerk.”
My FOX Atlanta showed one of the images of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. on a flyer for a twerk party to his youngest daughter Dr. Bernice King.
Seventeen-year-old Sam McNair is currently serving a year-long suspension from school for hugging and allegedly kissing a teacher. McNair was suspended after it was determined that McNair had violated the sexual harassment rules of his suburban Atlanta school district, Gwinnett County Schools, and the suspension may jeopardize his ability to graduate next spring.