Najja Parker

Najja Parker is a writer and online content producer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Sleep-deprived drivers more likely to cause car crashes, study finds
 Not getting enough shut-eye each night can be detrimental to your health. It can also affect your ability to drive, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news  Researchers from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently conducted a study, published in the Sleep journal, to determine the relationship between...

Posted: 9 hours ago

Not getting enough shut-eye each night can be detrimental to your health. It can also affect your ability to drive, according to a new report.  >> Read more trending news  Researchers from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently conducted a study, published in the Sleep journal, to determine the relationship between...
Sleep deprived people more likely to have car crashes, study says
 Not getting enough shut-eye each night can be detrimental to your health. It can also affect your ability to drive, according to a new report.  » RELATED: Study: Sleep deprivation can make you feel lonely, socially distant Researchers from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently conducted a study, published in...

Posted: 10 hours ago

Not getting enough shut-eye each night can be detrimental to your health. It can also affect your ability to drive, according to a new report.  » RELATED: Study: Sleep deprivation can make you feel lonely, socially distant Researchers from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety recently conducted a study, published in...
Now casting: Gymboree is looking for smiling babies
 Are you ready to make your mark on Atlanta’s film and TV industry? Are you the next Tyler Perry? ATL is in need of young stars. Check out the Peach City’s latest casting call for your chance at fame.  » RELATED: 9 big movies filming in Georgia in 2017 The kids clothing store is having a contest to find its...

Posted: 3 days ago

Are you ready to make your mark on Atlanta’s film and TV industry? Are you the next Tyler Perry? ATL is in need of young stars. Check out the Peach City’s latest casting call for your chance at fame.  » RELATED: 9 big movies filming in Georgia in 2017 The kids clothing store is having a contest to find its...
Judge denies Usher’s bid to dismiss herpes case
 A woman’s herpes lawsuit against Usher will go forward after an Atlanta judge denied his bid to dismiss it.  » RELATED: Usher asks judge to throw out herpes lawsuit, report says Judge Kelly Lee Ellerbe threw out the star’s motion to dismiss  Lauren Helm’s case, her attorney Scott Lawrence Keniley told...

Posted: 4 days ago

A woman’s herpes lawsuit against Usher will go forward after an Atlanta judge denied his bid to dismiss it.  » RELATED: Usher asks judge to throw out herpes lawsuit, report says Judge Kelly Lee Ellerbe threw out the star’s motion to dismiss Lauren Helm’s case, her attorney Scott Lawrence Keniley told...
Mayor Bottoms explains why she told city jail to refuse new ICE detainees in Ebony interview
 Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has made her Ebony debut as one of the stars of the magazine’s October/November political issue, in which she discusses everything from U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) detainees to her highly-requested collard greens. » RELATED: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms lands 'Ebony'...

Posted: 4 days ago

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has made her Ebony debut as one of the stars of the magazine’s October/November political issue, in which she discusses everything from U. S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agency (ICE) detainees to her highly-requested collard greens. » RELATED: Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms lands 'Ebony'...
6 scary, infectious illnesses you can catch from floodwater 
 Hurricanes can leave behind tons of damage including flooding. But did you know treading through the wrong kind of water can cause illnesses or even death? Floodwaters and standing water are often contaminated, posing several risks, such as infectious diseases, chemical hazards and injuries. Here are six sicknesses you...

Posted: 5 days ago

Hurricanes can leave behind tons of damage including flooding. But did you know treading through the wrong kind of water can cause illnesses or even death? Floodwaters and standing water are often contaminated, posing several risks, such as infectious diseases, chemical hazards and injuries. Here are six sicknesses you...
Here’s why marijuana use is on the rise among older adults, study finds
 Previous studies have shown marijuana use is on the rise among young adults, but it’s also becoming more prevalent with a group on the other end of the age spectrum,  according to a new report.  » RELATED: Georgia medical marijuana expansion bill signed into law  Researchers from New York University recently...

Posted: 5 days ago

Previous studies have shown marijuana use is on the rise among young adults, but it’s also becoming more prevalent with a group on the other end of the age spectrum,  according to a new report.  » RELATED: Georgia medical marijuana expansion bill signed into law  Researchers from New York University recently...
Usher’s ‘failure to cooperate’ delays herpes lawsuit, attorney says
 One of the herpes lawsuits against Usher Raymond has been delayed, because of his “failure to cooperate,” according to a new report.  » RELATED: Usher reportedly ordered to hand over medical records in herpes case In a recent filing obtained by Bossip, Quantasia Sharpton said her lawsuit against...

Posted: 7 days ago

One of the herpes lawsuits against Usher Raymond has been delayed, because of his “failure to cooperate,” according to a new report.  » RELATED: Usher reportedly ordered to hand over medical records in herpes case In a recent filing obtained by Bossip, Quantasia Sharpton said her lawsuit against...
Marijuana use among young adults is at an all-time high, study finds
 More young adults are using marijuana, according to a new report.  » RELATED: Georgia medical marijuana expansion bill signed into law  The National Institute on Drug Abuse recently released the results of its latest study, which examined trends on substance use among non-college and college young adults. For their evaluation...

Posted: 7 days ago

More young adults are using marijuana, according to a new report.  » RELATED: Georgia medical marijuana expansion bill signed into law  The National Institute on Drug Abuse recently released the results of its latest study, which examined trends on substance use among non-college and college young adults. For their evaluation...
2 Chainz’s Pink Trap House is back! This time it’s haunted
 The original Pink Trap House may be up for demolition, but 2 Chainz is reincarnating it as a haunted house this fall.  » RELATED: 2 Chainz wants to save the Pink Trap House from demolition The Atlanta rapper is collaborating with 13 Stories, a Newnan haunted house recognized as one of the scariest Halloween...

Posted: 7 days ago

The original Pink Trap House may be up for demolition, but 2 Chainz is reincarnating it as a haunted house this fall.  » RELATED: 2 Chainz wants to save the Pink Trap House from demolition The Atlanta rapper is collaborating with 13 Stories, a Newnan haunted house recognized as one of the scariest Halloween...
‘She’s helping black people’: Offset says Kim Kardashian should be president 
 The next United States presidential election is a few years away, but Offset has already picked his nominee.   » RELATED: Migos member Offset buys car for man who helped him after accident During an interview with TMZ, the Migos rapper was asked about Kim Kardashian and her prison reform efforts. Earlier this...

Posted: 10 days ago

The next United States presidential election is a few years away, but Offset has already picked his nominee.   » RELATED: Migos member Offset buys car for man who helped him after accident During an interview with TMZ, the Migos rapper was asked about Kim Kardashian and her prison reform efforts. Earlier this...