VIA:  JackieRobinson.Com Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born in Cairo, Georgia in 1919 to a family of sharecroppers. His mother, Mallie Robinson, single-handedly raised Jackie and her four other children. They were the only black family on their block, and the prejudice they encountered only strengthened their bond. From this humble beginning would grow the first […]

VIA:  TheGrio.Com The Hysterectomy is one of the most invasive procedures in the medical practice, and Tony Hansberry  has invented  a device that will do the post surgery stitching with minimal chances of complications or harm.  Sounds like something a seasoned physician developed, but it’s actually something a 15-year-old high school student named Tony Hansberry […]

We all know Judge Greg Mathis from his TV Court show, but do we really know Judge Greg Mathis? Check out his story of triumph here.

The legendary Jackie Robinson made history on April 15, 1947 when he took his place on the field with the Dodgers. Let's go back in time and follow the career of Jackie Robinson.

Have you ever had an invasive surgery and had to be stitched up afterward? There are so many complications that can happen from surgery, that Tony Hansberry a student at the Darnell Cookman School of Medical Arts has invented on way to make it a little more comfortable. Read his story here.

VIA: AJC.com Today was the start of the murder trial of Devonni Manuel Benton, who is accused of fatally shooting Spelman College sophomore Jasmine Lynn in the early hours of Sept. 3 as she walked past a fight on the Clark Atlanta campus. Benton wore a black pin-striped suit as he listened to Fulton County […]

VIA: Golf.com Tiger Woods will speak to “friends, colleagues and close associates” at a tightly scripted press conference at PGA Tour headquarters at 11 a.m. Friday, according to his agent Mark Steinberg. The world’s No. 1-ranked golfer has been silent except for statements on his Web site throughout the course of the sex scandal that […]

VIA: AJC.com Throughout this legislative session, the Capitol has welcomed soldiers, Boy Scouts and police officers to come speak before the House or the Senate. On the 19th day, they honored a general. General Larry Platt, the civil rights warrior-turned “American Idol” star for his socially conscious tune, “Pants on the Ground,” was honored by […]

VIA: Creative Loafing Atlanta During the ’40s and ’50s, John Wesley Dobbs was known as the “mayor of Sweet Auburn,” the most politically influential black man in Atlanta and a pillar of the African-American business community that thrived on the eastern edge of downtown. After his death in 1961, the Dobbs family home — a […]

VIA: CNN.com The legendary Egyptian “boy king” Tutankhamun, commonly known as King Tut, died of conditions including malaria and complications from a leg fracture, according to a study published this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Tutankhamun’s tomb was discovered in 1922, but his life remains shrouded in mystery, and not much […]

VIA: AJC.com According to a new Forbes analysis, Atlanta has the third-worst commute among the nation’s 60 largest metro areas. Only Detroit and Tampa-St. Petersburg ranked lower. Residents of those three cities “endure the most grueling slog to work,” Forbes’ Francesca Levy wrote. In fact, the Southeast as a whole fared poorly, with Orlando (No. […]

VIA: Detroit News Detroit — City Council President Charles Pugh and the Rev. Marvin L. Winans Sr. sparred today over an effort to water down a controversial strip club crackdown, ending with Pugh calling out the popular pastor for living in the suburbs. Winans, the pastor of Perfecting Church, sounded off during a council session […]