Category : Black Local and National News

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COVID has killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 flu

(Photo/Twitter) COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000.The U.S. population a century ago was just one-third of what it is today, meaning the flu cut a much bigger, more lethal s...

- 46 minutes from now

AFROPUNK 2021 Coming to Atlanta This Weekend

  On September 25 and 26, AFROPUNK Atlanta will be taking place at Atlantic Station in the Pinnacle Lot. The two-day festival will include performances by Tems, Rico Nasty, Wale, Smino, and more. AFROPUNK’s website describes its name as originat...

- 3 hours ago

Music Midtown Returns to Piedmont Park

The 2021 Music Midtown festival returned to Piedmont Park this past weekend following a year off due to the pandemic forcing the 2020 event to be canceled. Even the rainy and humid weather didn’t stop thousands from showing up to hear their favorite...

- 15 hours ago

Bertino-Tarrant recommends 11-District Board

At the September county board meeting, Will County Executive Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant presented her proposed redistricting plan for 11 two-member districts, which reduces the size of the Will County Board by four members.

- 1 day ago

No. 6 Clemson uses goal-line stand to hold off Georgia Tech

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Clemson coach Dabo Swinney sees a championship group on defense. His offense? That’s another matter. Swinney said the Tigers’ attack is closer to its strong past than it has looked this season, including in a 14-8 victory o...

- 1 day ago

Spiritually Speaking: Stewardship Demands Public Acknowledgement

My word for today is steward or stewardship. I haven’t found this very important word in the Bible yet, but I have heard many a pastor preach on it. From the pulpit I’ve heard the question asked, “Are we good stewards of our own sexuality?”  I have p...

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Daniels, UGA defense lead No. 2 Dawgs past S Carolina 40-13

So much for any debate about Georgia’s starting quarterback. JT Daniels has a firm grasp on the job. Daniels returned from injury with three touchdown passes, backing up another stellar performance by Georgia’s defense that carried the No. 2 Bulldogs...

- 2 days ago

CDC: No Warning Issued for Acute Flaccid Myelitis in 2021

Acute flaccid myelitis, or AFM, is an uncommon but serious neurologic condition whose symptoms can look similar to those of polio. AFM can be caused by enteroviruses, which are common and usually cause mild illness. AFM affects the nervous system, sp...