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NAACP Chief Urges Blacks To Support Gay Marriage

     BALTIMORE -- NAACP President Benjamin Jealous said Monday he hopes the civil rights organization's resolution supporting same-sex marriage will encourage Blacks to support marriage equality as a civil right if the question is put to voters on the ballot in Maryland or other states.     The NAACP's resolution was significant, as only 39 per...
  • Written by The Atlanta Daily World
  • Category: Atlanta

Disco Queen Donna Summer Dies Of Cancer

     Like the King of Pop or the Queen of Soul, Donna Summer was bestowed a title fitting of musical royalty -- the Queen of Disco.     “I grew up on rock ‘n’ roll,” Summer once said when explaining her reluctance to claim the title.     Indeed, as disco boomed then crashed in a single decade in the 1970s, Summer, the beautiful voice and face of th...
  • Written by The Atlanta Daily World
  • Category: Atlanta

Andrew Young Celebrates 80th Birthday


Andrew Young Celebrates 80th Birthday
Photo By Willie E. Tucker Jr./WET Media Inc.

Published: Saturday, May 26, 2012 2:39 PM EDT

Civil Rights leader and former Atlanta Mayor Ambassador Andrew Young enjoys a celebration of his 80th Birthday, where a full house attended a reception and seated dinner at the downtown Hyatt Regency Hotel Sunday, May 20.  Young, seated, is shown with mostly
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  • Written by The Atlanta Daily World
  • Category: Atlanta

To Spelman Grads: Service And Significance Equal Success

     Only Oprah Winfrey, the “Queen of Talk,” can breathe life into time-worn clichés and make them as authentic and delectable as grandma’s home-cooked meal. Oprah served up a dose of confidence-boosting oratory,  telling the more than 500 Spelman graduates to “put your crown on your head and wear it” at the college’s 125th commencement Ceremony. ...
  • Written by The Atlanta Daily World
  • Category: Atlanta