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Kwanza Hall Speaks About Creating an Inclusive Black Mecca

Atlanta Black Star’s editorial staff is conducting a series of interviews with Atlanta mayoral candidates for the upcoming November election. After interviewing each candidate, we will endorse one based on how their policy ideas...

Kwanza Hall Mayoral Interview – Full Transcript

Below is the full unedited transcript of the interview with mayoral candidate Kwanza Hall held on May 16, 2017, at the offices of Atlanta Black Star.  Present for interview from Atlanta Black Star: Neil Nelson, co-founder...

(Exclusive) Peter Aman Takes Direct Approach and Isn’t Afraid to Call Out Other Candidates

Atlanta Black Star’s editorial staff is conducting a series of interviews with Atlanta mayoral candidates for the upcoming November election. After interviewing each candidate, we will endorse one based on how their policy ideas...

Peter Aman Mayoral Interview – Full Transcript

Below is the full unedited transcript of the interview with mayoral candidate Peter Anan held on May 12, 2017, at the offices of Atlanta Black Star.  Present for interview from Atlanta Black Star: Neil Nelson, co-founder...

Power vs. Equality: Malcolm X Sought Not to Change America But to Change Black...

Today, May 19, marks what would've been Malcolm X's 92nd birthday. It also marks an appropriate time in the history of Black America to think about the ideological paradigm shift Malcolm ushered in during the...

Ferguson Activist from Iconic Photo Found Dead In Car from Gunshot Wound

Ferguson, Mo., activist Edward Crawford, 27 was found dead in his car Thursday, May 5, from a gunshot wound. Crawford was captured in this iconic photo throwing a police tear gas canister away from children...

(Exclusive) Ceasar Mitchell: The Atlanta Mayoral Candidate Is Home Grown and Wants to Make...

Atlanta Black Star’s editorial staff is conducting a series of interviews with Atlanta mayoral candidates for the upcoming November election. After interviewing each candidate, we will endorse one based on how their policy ideas...

Ceasar Mitchell Mayoral Interview Full Transcript

Below is the full unedited transcript of the interview with mayoral candidate Ceasar Mitchell held on April 14, 2017, at the offices of Atlanta Black Star.  Present for interview from Atlanta Black Star: Neil Nelson, co-founder...

(Exclusive) Vincent Fort: Can a True Progressive Backed by Bernie Sanders Win the Atlanta...

Atlanta Black Star’s editorial staff is conducting a series of interviews with Atlanta mayoral candidates for the upcoming November election. After interviewing each candidate, we will endorse one based on how their policy ideas...

(Exclusive) Cathy Woolard Wants to Make a Comeback to Elected Office As Atlanta Mayor

Atlanta Black Star’s editorial staff is conducting a series of interviews with Atlanta mayoral candidates for the upcoming 2017 November election. After interviewing each candidate, we will endorse one based on how their policy...

(Exclusive) Michael Sterling: The Atlanta Mayoral Candidate In Earnest Search for Answers that Will...

Atlanta Black Star’s editorial staff is conducting a series of interviews with Atlanta mayoral candidates for the upcoming 2017 November election. After interviewing each candidate, we will endorse one based on how their policy...

Could This Be the Beginning of the End of the American Project?

As Donald Trump takes full control of the American government, there is a feeling that the country has moved both backward in time and forward toward a troubling reckoning. All empires fall, it’s part...

Venus and Serena Williams: Legacy, Heart, Perseverance 

The Williams sisters, Venus and Serena, have come full circle. This incredible 2017 Australian Open Grand Slam final took place on the same court that the two played their first professional match against each...

Why Stephen K. Bannon, Trump’s Chief Strategist, Is So Dangerous for Black People

Stephan K. Bannon will be a name you will want to remember. He has the new president's ear. He also has a messianic right-wing ideological belief system that makes him dangerous to Black people....

Was Dr. King’s Radical Legacy Replaced with a Sanitized Version for the Sake of...

January 15 would have been the 88th birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 2017 marks the 49th year since his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee, as he supported striking Black sanitation workers who were...

In His Farewell Address President Obama Remains Optimistic Even During These Turbulent Times

Giving his farewell address in his adopted hometown of Chicago, President Obama was surrounded by staff, family and well-wishers. He ticked off the challenges facing America and his accomplishments over the past eight years....

Jefferson Sessions, the Soon-to-be Attorney General, Embodies the Old South

In 10 days, a man by the name of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III will most likely become the Attorney General of the United States. Senator Sessions, from Alabama, was named after his father, who...

Why Black Cops Are Dangerous to Black Lives

A soon-to-be-released study set to publish next month in Public Administration Review titled "Will More Black Cops Matter?" reveals something that may be counter-intuitive to most people, with the possible exception of most 16-to...

Here Is What President Obama Should Say Directly to the Black Community In His...

President Barack Obama is scheduled to give a farewell address to the American people on January 10 from his adopted hometown of Chicago. A farewell address by a sitting president, although not unheard of,...

Conservatives’ Outcry Against Torture Incident Is Blatant Attempt to Push Narrative That Actually Endangers...

A young Black woman in Chicago participated in and streamed an unquestionably horrible and ugly attack on Facebook Live. She operated what appears to be her smartphone’s camera as three others (also Black) brutalized...

NAACP Brings a Knife to a Gunfight: Sit-In Protest In Jeff Sessions’ Office Illustrates...

The NAACP staged a sit-in Tuesday, Jan. 3, in the Mobile, Alabama, office of Jeff Sessions, Attorney General nominee and U.S. Senator. After a few hours, the group of six was arrested, including national...

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