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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…

Atlanta Spa Shooting: Witness Tells Korean Newspaper Shooter Swore To ‘Kill All Asians’

ATLANTA — On the afternoon of Tuesday, March 16, eight people were killed in a series of three separate shootings by Robert Aaron Long, a 21-year-old white man from Woodstock, Georgia. An employee at the Gold Massage Spa Long was quick to tell authorities that his motive for the shootings was apparent sex addiction and that he was looking to ‘remove temptation’ by killing the sex workers. However, a witness who recently spoke to Hankook Ilbo, a Korean-Language daily newspaper, offers a different account of events that clearly contradicts what…

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Comcast NBCUniversal

An Update on Our Continued Progress and Our $100 Million Commitment By Dalila Wilson-Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation and President of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation “In so many ways, 2020 was a challenging year, one that pushed our society to its limits. And yet, it also provided us with an opportunity – really an obligation – to deepen and accelerate our commitment to equity, inclusion, and our communities. Collectively and individually, we had to confront hard truths…

Probation Reform Bill SB 105 Introduced

ATLANTA, February 9, 2021 – Georgia Justice Project (GJP) is pleased to announce that Senator Brian Strickland (R-McDonough) has introduced legislation that will positively impact thousands of individuals serving a probation sentence in Georgia. Senate Bill 105 (SB 105) provides a unified process by which individuals that have served at least three years on probation and have successfully met a list of eligibility criteria can seek early termination of their probation sentence. Georgia has more individuals on community supervision (probation or parole) than any other state in the country: 1…

PBS Documentary “The Black Church” Feb 16 and 17

The McIntosh County Shouters from Briar Patch, Georgia will have some ring shouts aired in an upcoming PBS documentary, The Black Church.  This two-part, four-hour documentary will air on February 16.  More information is here:  https://www.pbs.org/weta/black-church/

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