VIA: Los Angeles Times Music star Rihanna said she decided she had to end her relationship with former boyfriend Chris Brown after realizing the message she sent to her fans by going back to him after he assaulted her. “When I realized that my selfish decision for love could result into some young girl getting […]

VIA: MTVNews.com In recent weeks, Chris Brown has been working to get his career back on track after his February altercation with Rihanna, with a new music video, a performance at a New York radio festival and a “Fan Appreciation” concert tour, an album due next month and a series of interviews talking about the […]

VIA: AJC.com Recent encounters with coyotes within the city have alarmed some Douglasville City Council members. “They’re running rampant in the city,” exclaimed Councilman John Schildroth during a legislative work session Monday. Schildroth said he saw two coyotes cross Rose Avenue near downtown recently and Councilman Dennis McLain said a coyote approached him on another […]

VIA:  CNN.com A Louisiana justice of the peace who drew criticism for refusing to marry an interracial couple has resigned, the secretary of state’s office said Tuesday. Keith Bardwell resigned in person at the Louisiana secretary of state’s office, said spokesman Jacques Berry. The state Supreme Court will appoint an interim justice of the peace […]

VIA: ABCNews.com The tide of extending marriage rights to same-sex couples — which has swept across New England in recent months — has stopped at Maine. Voters rejected a state law Tuesday that would have allowed same-sex couples to wed. The repeal comes just six months after the measure was passed by the Maine legislature […]

VIA: AJC.com Forbes magazine rates Atlanta as the “most toxic” city in the United States. “In Atlanta, Ga., you’ll find southern gentility, a world-class music scene — and 21,000 tons of environmental waste. In spite of its charms, the city’s combination of air pollution, contaminated land and atmospheric chemicals makes it the most toxic city […]

VIA: PRNewswire The 2009 Soul Train Awards took place last night at the Georgia World Congress Center and Beyonce emerged as the night’s biggest winner, while Mary Mary took home the top gospel prize for their  hit song, “God In Me.” Hosted by Academy Award-nominated actors Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard, the night opened […]

VIA: AJC.com Atlanta has one more month and one more election to go before it chooses the city’s next mayor: Councilwoman Mary Norwood and former state Sen. Kasim Reed will face each other in a runoff Dec. 1. With 100 percent of the vote counted, Norwood led the race with 45 percent. She maintained a […]

                                                          Precincts Reporting                  Votes   Percentages City of Atlanta Mayor Mary Norwood                    69% Reporting               21,429         46% Kasim Reed                                                                17,120        36% Lisa Borders                                                                6,757         14% Jessie Spikes                                                                1,142          2% Kyle Keyser                                                                    408          1% Peter Brownlowe                                                             73         1%                         Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell         68% Reporting                     17,225         49% Clair Muller                                                                 14,523        41% Dave Walker                            […]

Gospel recording artist Earnest Pugh will be live in the Praise 102.5 studio tomorrow. Pugh’s album, “Live: Rain on Us,” is in stores now. Be sure to listen to the interview starting at 1:30 pm.

VIA: The Guardian She is a firebrand baptist preacher at the forefront of American black politics, whether speaking at the Democratic National Convention, at which Barack Obama was nominated as presidential candidate, or as one of those chosen to eulogize Michael Jackson at the singer’s star-studded memorial service. Now Bernice King, the youngest child of […]