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Katherine Johnson and John Glenn – A Dynamic Duo Forever Linked in History – February 20, 1962

Washington, DC – February 18, 2024 – “Get the girl to check the numbers.” If she says the numbers are good, astronaut John Glenn told them, I’m ready to go! This year, February 20, 2024, marks the 62nd Anniversary when America became the first nation to launch a human being to orbit the Earth, not only once, but three times! The “girl” John Glenn was referring to was Katherine Johnson, the brilliant African American mathematician, NASA Legend, and Woman of the 20th Century! John Glenn put his life in the…

My Black Doctors Directory: A New Tool to Combat Inequity in Healthcare

Alzheimer’s Association partners with My Black Doctor Directory to spread awareness as Black Americans are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementia. February 8, 2024, Atlanta, GA – The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter is proud to announce a new partnership with My Black Doctor Directory. Health equity means assuring everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Unfortunately in Atlanta and other cities, both large and small, health inequity persists and costs lives. To help address this inequity, we have developed a web-based directory of…

Could This South Fulton Town Get Its First Black Mayor?

You can count them all on your fingers. East Point, College Park, Fairburn, Union City, The City of South Fulton, Palmetto, and The City of Chattahoochee Hills. All of these cities make up the small towns of South Fulton County. One unique thing about them is all, except two, have had Black mayors. In this next election, that could change in that the number of African-American mayors in South Fulton County could increase by at least one. The City of Palmetto, Georgia, founded in 1854, has been upward and mobile…

Dr. Christine King Farris, ‘A Virtuous Lady!’

By Reverend Jacqueline Williams There are seven characteristics of a virtuous lady. Dignity, Patience, Diligence, Generosity, Courage, Wisdom, and Devotion. A “virtuous lady” has high moral standards. These characteristics exemplifies Dr. Christine King Farris unselfish acts, public services, and dedication to the world! Dr. Christine King Farris passed on June 29,2023 at the age of 95. Dr. Christine King Farris was the oldest sister of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s theological and social beliefs probably bellowed throughout Dr. Christine King Farris mind. Therefore,…

We Are Not Colorblind

Corporate Equity Specialist Speak on SCOTUS Affirmative Action Decision In Response to the U. S. Supreme Court landmark decision in Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard (2023) Editorial By Kerry Mitchell Brown, Ph.D. This country has never had equitable and inclusive structures, and colorblindness has never been a thing. The national identity built into our structures, laws, practices, and lived experiences is white supremacist. Race and skin color have always had consequences in this country. Affirmative action was introduced because racist systems and discriminatory practices had for centuries denied Black…

A 19th Century Court in A 21st Century World

By Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. On January 9, 1984, Frederick Douglass gave a speech titled: “The Lessons of the Hour.” A quote from Douglass says: “The Supreme Court has surrendered. State sovereignty is restored. It has destroyed the Civil Rights Bill, and converted the Republican Party into a party of money rather than a party of morals, a party of things rather than a party of humanity and justice.” The U. S. Supreme Court in June, 2023 imposed on the American people a 19th century inhumane, anti-democracy, brutal and…

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