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Saving Our Sons (S.O.S.) Rites of Passage Program, Camp, Academy in East Point, Georgia

Saving Our Sons (S.O.S.) Rites of Passage Program, Camp, Academy in East Point, Georgia will begin its camp on June 25, 2021. Spaces are limited. Please call and sign up now. This camp’s program is for males aged 8 to 15 and focuses on violence prevention and anger management. The camp will meet on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and on Tuesdays (Family Night) from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be provided. Field Trips Field trips will include: Atlanta Braves Baseball Games,…

Juneteenth: African-American Emancipation Day… Now a Federal Holiday

The United States House of Representatives passed a bill, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, sending it to Biden’s desk for signature into law. The final vote on the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act was 415-14. Some Republicans objected to the title of the bill, saying that it was improper given the July 4 holiday commemorating the passage of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 by the Continental Congress. “We cannot change the future if we do not recognize the past,” Representative Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio,…

The C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute (CTVLI) will host its annual fundraiser on July 23, 2021

The C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute will host its annual fundraiser on July 23, 2021. More information at https://ctvli.org/upcomingevents.php and https://ctvli.org/. The C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute is dedicated to developing sustainable programs to revitalize underserved communities. The C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute [CTVLI] is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization dedicated to the development and sustainability of communities. The organization was founded in 2008 by Dr. C. T. Vivian to “create a model of leadership culture in Atlanta”. CTVLI serves as a hub designed to centralize existing programs and services to…

Join the Healthy Community Golf Tournament on June 14 – Benefiting the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc.

Healthy Community Charity Golf Tournament / Fundraiser Albany, Georgia – Monday June 14, 2021, 9:00 am The AME Church, Sixth Episcopal District, Sons of Allen Men’s Ministry, Women’s Missionary Society along with the SWGA Sickle Cell Awareness will host a charity golf tournament at Stonebridge Golf & Country Club in Albany, Georgia on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 am to benefit the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. “We’re inviting all church members, friends, supporters, foursome teams, duffers, single-golfers and those seeking bragging-rights to come out and…

19th Annual Eta Omega Foundation Golf Classic – Atlanta, Georgia

Eta Omega Foundation, Inc. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 19th Annual Golf Classic You may also register and pay online at www.HQ1919.com/golf Golf Classic Sponsorship Levels Send Checks Payable to: Eta Omega Foundation, Post Office Box 50521, Atlanta, Georgia 30302-0521 *In the check purpose section: Golf Tournament *501(c)(3) Organization – All Donations are Tax-Deductible

Representatives David Scott, Emanuel Cleaver Unveil Effort to Increase Access to Apprenticeships for Young African-Americans

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives David Scott (GA-13), chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, and Emanuel Cleaver (MI-05) today introduced the Jobs, On-the-Job ‘Earn While You Learn’ Training and Apprenticeships for Young African Americans Act of 2021. The legislation would encourage the U.S. Department of Labor to work with African-American organizations and labor unions to recruit and hire African-Americans in registered apprenticeship (RA) programs. Offering hands-on training opportunities, virtually zero student debt and the potential to advance in high-quality jobs, RAs provide participants with the economic mobility needed to build…

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Commencement – May 15, 2021

The week of May 10, leading up to the weekend of May 15, 2021, saw a lot of activities within the schools of the Atlanta University Center. For the schools, this was the first time that students, faculty, staff, family, and friends physically gathered together to celebrate commencement since the pandemic struck last year. There were those wearing face masks and many who did not wear them. Mandatory mask-wearing rules had been lifted, with some restrictions, which gave more flexibility to areas and places where people had options with wearing…

The C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute will host Its Annual Fundraiser on July 23, 2021

The C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute will host its annual fundraiser on July 23, 2021. More information at https://ctvli.org/upcomingevents.php and https://ctvli.org/. The C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute is dedicated to developing sustainable programs to revitalize underserved communities. The C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute [CTVLI] is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization dedicated to the development and sustainability of communities. The organization was founded in 2008 by Dr. C. T. Vivian to “create a model of leadership culture in Atlanta”. CTVLI serves as a hub designed to centralize existing programs and services to…

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…

Engineer turned Author writes children’s book that introduces children to STEM and financial literacy

Warn Wilson Jr. is an engineer, author, and artist in the Memphis, Tennessee area.  He was raised in Jackson, Mississippi. There as a kid, he attended an academic and performing arts school, which really fed his childhood passions of math and art. Afterward, he attended Bailey Magnet High School and also obtained a certificate in Graphic Design (at the Career Development Center). From there, he went on to attend Mississippi State University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. After graduation, he began his career as an…

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