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Mary Claire Kelly

Atlanta Regional Commission

February is African-American History Month, and Atlanta has been the site of a number of important events in that history. From the political and social legacy of the local civil rights movement, to the institutional history of the Atlanta's historically black colleges and universities, to the innovations of the city's music and art scenes, Atlanta has become known over the decades as an unofficial "capital of black America."

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This story is part of WABE's project called "Atlanta Asks," in which we invite our audience to ask us questions so we can find the answer.

Shannon J Gilliam asks: "Is Atlanta a friendly city towards active-duty military? I know there is a sizeable amount of reservist in the metro area but few active."

Public Broadcasting Atlanta CEO Wonya Lucas (left), Bill Lucas's wife Rubye (center right) and Daughter Andrea Lucas (right) pose with Braves alumnus Dale Murphy in front of a picture of Bill Lucas.
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The Atlanta Braves have officially dedicated part of their new stadium in remembrance of a major figure in the team's history.

In a ceremony Thursday, Braves leadership and alumni honored Bill Lucas by naming their baseball operations conference room and a road in the new SunTrust Park, as well as a new apprenticeship, after him. Lucas worked for the team for more than 20 years, on the field as a minor league player and in the front office in various roles.

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Boston has the T, Atlanta has MARTA. Boston has cream pie, Atlanta has peach cobbler. Boston has baked beans, Atlanta has boiled peanuts. 

Both cities will be convening in Houston to battle out their differences in the most American of ways -- through a high-stakes, high-publicity, highly-commercialized game of football. 

The morning sun illuminates the Capitol in Washington as Congress returns from a district work week, Monday, March 24, 2014.
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President Donald Trump's executive order on refugees and immigration has inspired controversy around the globe and across the nation, and further stretched divisions in American politics.

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