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Confederate Avenue Evokes Old South, but May...

ATLANTA (AP) — A roadway in Atlanta serves as a concrete reminder to drivers, joggers and neighbors that Georgia once took up arms against...

Gentrification Comes to Atlanta’s Last Working Class...

Walk into the home of Robert and Bertha Darden, and you are immediately surrounded by memories. Like many African American couples who have reached...

Atlanta Raises Minimum Wage to $15 Per...

Many city workers in Atlanta will see a minimum-wage increase after the City Council voted on Wednesday, June 21, on an amendment to the...

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...

(Exclusive) Peter Aman Takes Direct Approach and...

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,...

(Exclusive) Vincent Fort: Can a True Progressive...

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,...

Historic MLK Jr. Drive to Get Much-Needed...

Atlanta's historic Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is getting a long-awaited facelift after the city received a $10 million federal grant to improve safety,...

After Atlanta Activist Passionately Lays Out Reasons...

  In a Tuesday town hall in Atlanta, Mayor Kasim Reed and Black Lives Matter activist Mary Hooks get into a heated discussion about the...

Dominique Wilkins’ New Statue In Atlanta Represents...

Atlanta was not always a place of opportunity and social extravagance—real or imagined—for Black people. It evolved into it, gradually, with the mid-1980s an integral...

Mayor Kasim Reed Wins Second Term in...

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was elected to a second term Tuesday, defeating three little-known challengers as he continues to raise his profile overseeing a...

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Ranked 6th Most...

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed moved up four spots to No. 6 on The Root 100 for 2012. The annual list recognizes the most influential African-Americans....

Sneak Peek: Atlanta’s New Streetcars

A spokesman for Mayor Kasim Reed confirms that the photo, which was posted on the Atlanta subreddit this morning (Wednesday) with the tease "Atlanta...say...

Atlanta’s Economic Development Agency Launches ‘Start Up...

Kasim Reed loves startups. And he wants you to know it. Invest Atlanta, the city's economic development agency, is launching Start Up Atlanta, a program...

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Warns that MARTA...

Kasim Reed - "Moving Africans Rapidly Through Atlanta," is what one racial joke says MARTA stands for. MARTA, actually the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit...

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Faces Pressure to...

President Barack Obama has openly endorsed same sex marriage, but Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is still “wrestling” with the idea in his head. According...

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Accused of Cronyism

Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed has been accused of “cronyism,” or favoritism, in the distribution of several high-paying contracts at Hartsfield-Jackson Airport. SSP America, the...