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Just a 10-Year-Old But… I Remember the Student Movement of 1960-1964 – Up Close and Personal

As much of a researcher and history buff as I am (or claim to be), I almost let one of Atlanta’s most significant civil rights moments of 60 years ago slip right past me. I forgot that in 1960, students from Morehouse, Clark College (now CAU), Morris Brown College, Spelman, Atlanta University and the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) created the Atlanta Student Movement. Thanks to an intergenerational conversation broadcast over Facebook Monday, October 19 and assembled by a small but vocal cadre of former students, the historical episode lit up…

Atlanta’s Nature Gurlz Rockin’ The Vote

Still encouraging citizens to make a plan, get out and vote, The Nature Gurlz meet again for fitness and voter encouragement. Some of the Nature Gurlz stand in this photo exhibiting the October 24, 2020 issue of The Atlanta Inquirer in which they are featured. More on the Nature Gurlz at Nature Gurlz Getting the Message Out to Vote.

Bloomberg Philanthropies Commits 26.3 Million-Dollar Gift to Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM

(Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia) – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) has been awarded $26.3 million from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the charitable organization founded by entrepreneur and former New York City Mayor and Presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg, the school announced today. The donation is part of a $100-million fund for students attending the nation’s four historically Black medical schools: Morehouse School of Medicine (Atlanta), Charles R. Drew University of Medicine (Los Angeles), Howard University College of Medicine (Washington, D.C.), and Meharry Medical College (Nashville) over the next four years. At…

Hosea Helps hosts 15th Annual Back to School Jamboree

Saturday, August 29th from 10 am to 2 pm, Hosea Helps will host its’ 15th annual Back to School Jamboree! This event will be strictly drive-thru for everyone’s protection. Children will receive school supplies, food, PPE supplies, and sneakers as supplies last! Pre-registration will be available at 4hosea.org. This event is in memeory of Secoriea Turner and all the children we’ve lost to senseless violence.

Black Teen from Atlanta Creates Website to Help People Quickly Understand Money Management 

Math-Can-Be-Easy is a new approach for quickly improving the key math operations necessary for anyone that wants to make informed purchase, savings, and other money management decisions. A current high school student in Georgia has created a website named Math-Can-Be-Easy (www.math-can-be-easy.com). A first-of-its-kind, free, website that helps people of all ages, start to build the foundation necessary to make better money management decisions. “Only about 4 out of 10 people are able to accurately calculate a tip without a calculator and the results of a FINRA study show that only…

Allen University’s Scholarship Tour Visits Georgia

Allen University’s Scholarship Tour Visits Georgia Columbia, South Carolina –The Allen University “All That Can Be Imagined” Scholarship Tour recently continued in Georgia to surprise five students with scholarships. The first stop in Georgia was in Conyers on July 1, where a scholarship of up to $40,000 was awarded to Tiana Fischer. Fisher, a graduate of Salem High School, will be a member of the Allen University Band of Gold tuba section. She plans to major in criminal justice. “I’m most looking forward to the HBCU experience,” Fisher said. “It…

91 Clark Atlanta Student Athletes Named to SIAC’s All Academic Team

Even with a shortened academic year, Clark Atlanta University student-athletes continued to excel in the classroom as 91 Clark Atlanta University Panthers and Lady Panthers were named to the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference’s 2019-20 Commissioner’s All-Academic Team. The Commissioner’s All-Academic Team honors SIAC student-athletes who maintained a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point average throughout the academic year. “We are so proud of our 91 scholar-athletes’ accomplishments in being named to the SIAC’s 2019-20 Commissioner’s All-Academic Team,” said CAU President Dr. George T. French, Jr.  “Our scholar-athletes exemplify the CAU brand…

Systemic Racism Explained

By ACT.TV Systemic Racism Explained https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrHIQIO_bdQ ACT.TV is a progressive media company specializing in next generation live streaming and digital strategy. The ACT.TV YouTube channel focuses on animated explainers, livestreams from events and protests around the country, and original political commentary.

Gammon Theological Seminary Recognizes Graduates on May 6, 2020

By Horace Henry In spite of the negative impact that the coronavirus pandemic placed on the institutions in the Atlanta University Center, Gammon Theological Seminary managed to recognize it’s graduates in a special way. On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Gammon Seminary held a special ceremony for all of its proud graduates in the class of 2020. President Dean Dr. Ken J. Walden, along with other members of his faculty and staff welcomed each of Gammon’s graduates to the campus for a special ceremony. They were each presented with a congratulatory…

Georgia Congressman David Scott Announces 14.3 Million Dollars in Federal Funding for Scholarships at 1890 Land-Grant HBCUs

Washington, D.C. – Today [April 23, 2020], Congressman David Scott (GA-13) announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture awarded $14.3 million in grants for scholarships at the 1890 Land-Grant Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). This first round of annual funding was made available by Congressman Scott’s bipartisan fight to secure $80 million in the 2018 Farm Bill for new agriculture-focused scholarships for Land-Grant HBCUs, including Fort Valley State University in Georgia. “I am proud to see our Land-Grant HBCUs receive over $14 million today after I worked tirelessly for several…