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Is it 1974 all over again?

Hank Aaron said racism was alive and well—he was right.

In the media scrum to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Hank Aaron’s record-breaking home run, the undercurrent—the moral—of the story was the blatant racism he faced while chasing down Babe Ruth in 1974. In many of those commemorative stories, Aaron explained that he held on to the epithet-laced letters to remind him that racism still exists. Well more than a few “fans” have gone out of their way to prove Aaron right. Read more...

Video of the Day: Rep. John Lewis dancing to Pharrell's 'Happy'

Evidently this living legend doesn't take himself too seriously.

John Lewis may be a living legend of the civil rights movement and a longtime congressman from Georgia, but that doesn't mean he takes himself too seriously. Read more...

Flashback: The 1895 Cotton States Exposition and the Negro Building

As we wrap up Black History Month, remembering an often overlooked chapter in Atlanta's history.

The Negro Building was the first designated space, since Emancipation, for the showcase of African-American achievement in a white-dominated setting. Without it, the Exposition committee could have not received federal backing, and those funds appropriated from Congress, are what helped make the fair an international success. Read more...

There is a new King family legal drama

Bernice King: "Our father MUST be turning in his grave"

Martin Luther King Jr.'s children are no strangers to the Fulton County courthouse. Their legal dramas have been the subject of news stories for years. In the latest wrangling, brothers Dexter and Martin, filed a complaint on Friday, asking their younger sister, Bernice, to turn over MLK's Nobel Peace Prize and his Bible. Read more...

Good Ol' Freda comes home for the holidays

Director Ryan White's next assignment? Premiering his Prop 8 film at Sundance next month!

This week, Chamblee High School graduate Ryan White’s critically acclaimed Beatles documentary Good Ol' Freda comes full circle in two ways. The previously untold story of Freda Kelly, the Liverpool teen who became the Fab Four’s secretary, bowed on British television Tuesday night, and on Friday Good Ol' Freda returns to White’s hometown for one last 2013 theatrical run at The Plaza Theatre. Read more...