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Crazy Rude Asian? Seemingly Drunk Porsche Employee Gets Fired for Running Black Folks Out of Atlanta Lounge Crazy Rude Asian? Seemingly Drunk Porsche Employee Gets Fired for Running Black Folks Out of Atlanta Lounge

Don’t let Love & Hip-Hop, The Real Housewives of Atlanta or even Chrisley Knows Best fool you. The most valuable real estate in metro Atlanta isn’t in Buckhead, Sandy Springs, Midtown or even the gentrifying neighborhoods of SWAT (Southwest Atlanta). Nope, the most valuable real estate in Atlanta are those elusive 5'…

Mom's Student Loan Debt Prevents Daughter From Enrolling in Spelman College Mom's Student Loan Debt Prevents Daughter From Enrolling in Spelman College

Nayaa Martinique and her family took the eight-hour drive from Indianapolis to Atlanta so the college freshman could start her journey as a Spelman woman.

I Visited Martha's Vineyard for the First Time. Let's Talk About It I Visited Martha's Vineyard for the First Time. Let's Talk About It

Because of reality television shows and the music and entertainment scene in Atlanta, I warn everybody who is going there for the first time. As a first timer, you might think that a gate attendant will hand you a stack of singles so you can toss them at the strippers waiting for you at baggage claim at the world’s…

Black Student Wins Harvard Debate Tournament After Atlanta Students Dominate Competition  Black Student Wins Harvard Debate Tournament After Atlanta Students Dominate Competition 

Because most people are unaware of the long history of debate in the black community, when Harvard brought 400 high schoolers to the university to compete in its prestigious debate competition, the group of black teens from Atlanta was probably considered a long shot.

'Atlanta's Eiffel Tower': 2 Chainz Vies to Save His Iconic Pink Trap House From Demolition 'Atlanta's Eiffel Tower': 2 Chainz Vies to Save His Iconic Pink Trap House From Demolition

2 Chainz said he might holler at Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to stop the owner of the little wooden pink “trap” house he made famous from tearing it down.

OK, I'm Happy for Ciara  OK, I'm Happy for Ciara 

If you have spent the slightest amount of time on Black Twitter or Black Instagram since 2015, you have probably come across a tweet or IG post about Ciara.

That Time in High School That I Didn't Get Hired at McDonald's That Time in High School That I Didn't Get Hired at McDonald's

I don’t know about you, but where I lived in the mid-90s, there weren’t many places for a high schooler to get a job, or so I thought, anyway. Close to me was the world’s most perseverant Hardee’s of all time, McDonald’s, a Bruno’s and a Winn-Dixie, the last two both grocery stores.

Watch: NFL Cornerback Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones Gets Into a Full-On Fist Fight With an Atlanta Airport Employee Watch: NFL Cornerback Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones Gets Into a Full-On Fist Fight With an Atlanta Airport Employee

Free-agent cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones has a checkered past, but if the footage from a recent video is to be believed, then the fistfight he had with an employee at an Atlanta airport was not his fault.

Lakeith Stanfield Apologizes for Homophobic ‘Freestyle’ [Updated] Lakeith Stanfield Apologizes for Homophobic ‘Freestyle’ [Updated]

Updated: Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 6:35 EDT: A very contrite and possibly quite high Lakeith Stanfield took to Instagram on Tuesday after news broke that he had taken part in a “freestyle rap” (he was reading, so … ) that included the word “fag” and other anti-gay lyrics.

Atlanta Mayor Sends Message to Trump That She Won’t Allow ICE Detainees to Be Housed in City’s Jails Atlanta Mayor Sends Message to Trump That She Won’t Allow ICE Detainees to Be Housed in City’s Jails

On Wednesday, newly elected Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that she is no longer allowing city jails to accept detainees from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Gucci Mane Pleaded Guilty in 2011 to Pushing Woman From Moving Car [Corrected] Gucci Mane Pleaded Guilty in 2011 to Pushing Woman From Moving Car [Corrected]

Correction: Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 11:23 a.m. EDT: This story was originally written based on a story from April 2011. We apologize for the error.

Now Switch! Insecure Will Cover Masculinity, Atlanta Will Focus on Women, in Upcoming Seasons Now Switch! Insecure Will Cover Masculinity, Atlanta Will Focus on Women, in Upcoming Seasons

Regardless of our dating or even sexual preferences, black men and black women are inextricably tied—by history, by culture, by blood, even by disdain and death at the hands of law enforcement.

Bodak Rainbow? Cardi B Proves She’s a Unicorn, Rocking a Rainbow Mane With Her Baby Bump Bodak Rainbow? Cardi B Proves She’s a Unicorn, Rocking a Rainbow Mane With Her Baby Bump

Cardi B continues to prove that pregnancy won’t dampen her style. The Invasion of Privacy rapper-singer stepped out in Atlanta Wednesday night with fiance Offset wearing waist-length locks in a full spectrum of colors, courtesy of hairstylist Cliff Vmir.

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Order of Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown): 16 Years in Prison, Still Not Allowed to Speak The Unofficial Gag Order of Jamil Al-Amin (H. Rap Brown): 16 Years in Prison, Still Not Allowed to Speak

At the modern intersection of Islamophobia and the Black Lives Matter movement resides Jamil Al-Amin (formerly H. Rap Brown), the now forgotten civil rights activist and revolutionary leader who, 16 years ago this year, was sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Fulton County, Ga., Sheriff’s Deputy Ricky…

Georgia Medical Examiner Rules CDC Employee Timothy Cunningham’s Death Suicide by Drowning Georgia Medical Examiner Rules CDC Employee Timothy Cunningham’s Death Suicide by Drowning

The death of Timothy Cunningham, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention employee who went missing in early February, only for his body to be found in the Chattahoochee River in early April, has been determined to be a suicide by drowning, the Fulton County, Ga., medical examiner revealed.

Actresses Arrested in Atlanta for Taking Too Long in the Bathroom Actresses Arrested in Atlanta for Taking Too Long in the Bathroom

Three actresses are calling for the boycott of an Atlanta restaurant after they were arrested for entering the restaurant and taking too long in the restroom.

Zazie Beetz Is the Only Thing That Matters in Deadpool 2

“I know white superheroes aren’t your thing,” The Root’s resident Suge Knight, also known as our deputy managing editor, Yesha Callahan, said to me as she tasked me with writing about Deadpool 2. No, white superheroes aren’t my thing, but Ryan Reynolds is my thing, and even more so, Zazie Beetz as freakin’ Domino!

Black Life, White Wife and the Art Caught in the Middle Black Life, White Wife and the Art Caught in the Middle

Over the weekend, Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, dropped a video for a new song called “This Is America.” You are reading this, which means there’s a better than 90 percent chance that you’ve both seen the video and had a discussion about it already. Probably several.

Exactly 1 Good, Weird Thing Happened on Twitter This Week, and Lakeith Stanfield Was Involved Exactly 1 Good, Weird Thing Happened on Twitter This Week, and Lakeith Stanfield Was Involved

If you were on Twitter this week, then surely you know that it was a messy tornado hellscape of “Make America Great Again” hats and free thought and Bill Cosby apologists—all of this on top of the nonreading Ye-holes that tend to dominate the site on a daily basis. (If this doesn’t apply to you, can we switch…

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