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First-Time Homebuyer? This Black Housing Org Is Coming to ATL to Help You

Your AM Rundown: Plus, we talked to legal experts to shed light on the RICO charges against rappers Young Thug and Gunna.

The Black Homeownership Collaborative says it hopes to help more than 3 million Black residents become homeowners by 2030. (Raymond Boyd/Getty Images)

Top of the morning! Happy Friday, y’all!

Here is Your AM Rundown, with news updates in 400 words or less. Get caught up on headlines and other developments you might’ve missed. 

Here’s what to know for today: 

  • In honor of the upcoming Juneteenth holiday, one organization is coming to Atlanta to assist Black first-time homebuyers. The national Black Homeownership Collaborative plans to launch a consumer website on June 20 that will help potential homeowners assess their readiness while connecting them with a trusted adviser. The group hopes to attract more than 3 million Black homeowners nationwide by 2030. 
  • It’s summer break in metro Atlanta, and Gwinnett County Schools is back with its free Summer Meals program. The program is available for families with children age 18 or younger and individuals with a physical or mental disability who are 19 and older. Meals will be given out at 21 sites Monday thru Friday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. until Aug. 2. 
  • Still have questions around Georgia’s RICO laws? A.R. Shaw sat down with two legal experts to understand the charges Atlanta rappers Young Thug and Gunna are facing in Fulton County and how the case will impact other artists in the future.

ICYMI: Meet the Atlanta-based beauty guru whose product just became Sephora’s first Black-owned “clean” beauty brand. Tisha Thompson, founder of LYS Beauty, started as a makeup artist prior to creating the skincare line.

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