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MARTA Board Member Frederick Daniels Appointed to APTA Executive Committee

Daniels to Help Set Policy, Oversee Operations for National Transit Association

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) board member Fred Daniels was named to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) executive committee at APTA’s recent annual meeting & expo in Atlanta.

Sheriff and Lawmaker Texts Reveal Boastful Push to Thwart KSU Cheerleader Protest

A lawmaker texted a Georgia sheriff and boasted how the two pressured Kennesaw State University president, Sam Olens, to take action after five black cheerleaders knelt to protest racial injustice during the national anthem at Sept. 30th football game. The cheerleaders were told they’d be kept off the field in a stadium tunnel at future pregame activities.

Senator Debbie Stabenow To Give Opening Remarks At Women’s Convention In Detroit

Rep. Brenda Lawrence, Rep. Debbie Dingell, Wendy Carrillo, and Erica Ford will also join the roster of speakers

Today, Women’s March announced that U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) will open the Women’s Convention’s Friday evening program, which will take place in Detroit from Friday, October 27 to Sunday, October 29.

Morehouse College Names New President

The Morehouse College Board of Trustees voted Sunday to name Dr. David A. Thomas as the 12thPresident of Morehouse College, ushering in a new era of leadership for the 150-year-old historically black institution. Dr. Thomas is the H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and the former Dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

New Travel Ban Listing Important U.S. Ally Stumps Area Experts

African countries working with the U.S. to defeat terrorism are questioning why Chad has been added to the latest group of countries excluded under the U.S. travel ban.

The addition of Chad took that country’s government by surprise and bewildered analysts of Central Africa.

Aww Snap! The Bears Have Themselves A Quarterback!

The Bears FINALLY give the people what they want — Mitch Trubisky

Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky made his first career start on Monday Night Football vs the Minnesota Vikings (Quinn Harris/ The Bigs Visuals)

SBA’s Lender Match helps you find lenders

The U.S. Small Business Administration has launched Lender Match, an online referral tool connecting small business borrowers with participating SBA lenders.

An upgrade to LINC (Leveraging Information and Networks to access Capital), Lender Match brings together entrepreneurs and SBA lenders to help increase access to capital. It is an advancement from LINC in its function, design and user experience, making it easier for entrepreneurs to use and connect with potential lenders.

Honda Battle of the Bands Returns to Rock Atlanta

The polls are now open for public voting to determine which marching bands will perform in the 16th annual HBOB Invitational Showcase during the Honda Battle of the Bands (HBOB) January 27, 2018. HBOB will make its highly anticipated return to Atlanta  with eight marching bands from the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) take the field to dazzle fans with their music, choreography and pageantry.

Maxine Waters Calls Trump Racist, Steve Harvey Discusses Infamous Trump Meeting On All-New Ed Gordon Tonight

Journalist Ed Gordon will sit down with famed comedian and talk show host Steve Harvey and outspoken U.S. Congresswman Maxine Waters when the premiere an all-new installment of its primetime newsmagazine show, Ed Gordon,” airs tonight at 10 p.m. 

The new episode not only features in-depth conversations with  Harvey and Waters, but also rising star of ABC’s “black-ish” Yara Shahidi, and GRAMMY®-winning singer-songwriter Gregory Porter.

New Sell-By-Video App Helps You Make Money From Your Smartphone

Discover three ways to generate income from one single app

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As of 2015, 51 percent of live content streamed to mobile devices were videos shot by smartphone users.  As more and more people create and share live video content, professionals with their eye on this trend have been wondering how to use it to grow their business and support their community.