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Cybersecurity Awareness Month: October 2021

Prime Times for Cyber-Attacks and How to Stay Protected By Celeste Boyd-Spear, Vice President and General Manager, AT&T Southeast States Retail Organization October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The topic might sound overwhelming, and it certainly can be, but there are a few easy ways we can educate and protect ourselves and our loved ones. Be mindful of timing. Cyber actors target certain times to strike. Experts warn that holiday weekends like Thanksgiving are some of the most prolific times for scammers, who never take a vacation. They can defraud and…

The Late Colin L. Powell… Wife Alma Stood Beside the Late Four-Star General, Former Chief of Staff, and Former Secretary of State

Despite being born in the tough New York borough of Harlem and raised in the even tougher neighborhood known as the Bronx, the late Colin Luther Powell, only child of two Jamaican immigrants, got priceless advice, influence and even ultimatums throughout his 84 years of life by a Birmingham, Alabama native, Alfred Parker High school and Fisk University graduate, Alma Johnson-Powell. After meeting in Boston, Massachusetts in 1962 through a blind date, the couple wed August 25th of that year. Their nuptials were widely reported through the Birmingham World, a…

Atlanta Inquirer Editorial Endorsements for Atlanta, Georgia and South Fulton, Georgia for November 2, 2021 Election

General Election / Special Election Date: November 2, 2021 Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting begins for the November General Election: October 12, 2021 Key Election Dates October 11, 2021 – Earliest day for a registrar to mail an absentee ballot for the November General/Special Election. October 12, 2021 – Advanced (Absentee In-Person) Voting begins for the November General Election. October 16, 2021 – Mandatory Saturday Voting for the November Municipal General/Special Election. October 17, 2021 – Optional Sunday Voting for the November Municipal General/Special Election. October 22, 2021 – Last day…

Silence Still Prevails Among African-Americans

By James D. Pearce, Jr. In a letter from the Birmingham jail in Alabama, on April 16, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said, “More and more I feel that the people of ill will have used time much more effectively than have the people of good will. We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but for the appalling silence of the good people.” We are in the 21st century and before us is the urgency to…

Honoring and Remembering APD Officer Gregory L. Davis

By Kelly Stocks, President, L5P Business Association This August marks the 33rd year since Atlanta Police Department (APD) Police Officer Gregory L. Davis was shot and killed in the line of duty while protecting our neighborhood. His memory is honored by a plaza in Little 5 Points which was named for him. Gregory L. Davis Plaza is the only public space named in honor of a fallen police officer in the City of Atlanta.  On August 26, 1988, Officer Davis stopped a man on a bicycle to question him about…

Do It Well or Not At All

Do It Well or Not At All My Job Corps Experience By Briana M. Gosier, Op-Ed Growing up, my great-grandmother would tell us, “Whether the task be great or small, do it well or not at all.” I have turned this saying into my life mantra. When I was younger, I knew I wanted something more for my life, so I decided to join the Montgomery Job Corps Center. There, I graduated with my certified nursing assistant license and proceeded to work as a nursing assistant in Atlanta, Georgia. I…

Hal Lamar is… Inside Atlanta

Suggestion of Honor: Retire the Basketball Jersey of Morehouse’s Grady Brewer On January 25, 2020 and just under the radar of the COVID scourge, Morehouse College officially retired the jersey of one of its franchise players, Atlanta native Harold Ellis. One year, four months and 9 days later, we lost the man who’s sharp eye discovered Douglass High school of Atlanta’s basketball diamond in the rough, Grady Lewis Brewer (also an alum of the Astros). Notwithstanding Ellis’s deserved honor, Morehouse College also named the hardwood at Frank Forbes Arena the…

The Race for Atlanta Mayor 2021 – Are You Gonna Run, Too?

Hal Lamar is… Inside Atlanta The Race for Atlanta Mayor 2021 “Are you gonna run, too?” After Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms decided not to seek another four years as head of our home town, candidates for the post have popped up faster than toadstools after a heavy rainfall. The list of certain, possible and maybe candidates have intrigued many including The Atlanta Inquirer. Lately, Inquirer Publisher/Editor John B. Smith, Jr. and I have spent a good portion of evening hours sizing up the possibilities. Some saved us the trouble of…

Rearrest of Urban Youth in America African-Americans and Other Minorities

By Adekoya (Koya) Olateru-Olagbegi, Ph. D. Overview “Since my arrival to Atlanta, I had the pleasure of working as a mentor to African-American male youth from infancy to adolescent, and all the boys that I mentored are all doing well and contributing to the society.” “I always ponder why some male juveniles are delinquent,” says author Koya Olateru, Ph. D. “When the opportunity arises to do a study for my doctoral project, I decided to do research on why some African-American male juvenile delinquents continue to offend.” “This study on…

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