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Gammon Theological Seminary Names First Female President

She comes highly credentialed from the state of Florida to take the reigns of her alma mater located at the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) in Atlanta’s historic Atlanta University Center (AUC). Dr. Candace M. Lewis chose Gammon Theological Seminary to do her graduate studies after graduating from the University of Florida and has now come back to serve as Gammon’s new President-Dean. Her being named President-Dean is highly significant because in one hundred and thirty-eight years, Gammon Theological Seminary has never had a female president-dean. Dr. Jonathan Holston, Chair of…

Zillow To Host HBCU Hackathon

Zillow, United Negro College Fund and Black Tech Ventures to Host Hackathon for Students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities Challenge aims to increase the number of Black students in the early-career tech talent pipeline. Participants will innovate housing solutions as they learn skills and compete for $90,000 in cash and prizes. SEATTLE, Sept. 1, 2021 Registration is now open for Zillow’s first hackathon for students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) around the country. Beginning September 23, the seven-day virtual competition challenges students to develop and pitch creative…

Atlanta Kids Experience Equestrian Activities in Rural Metro Area

The Ride to the Olympics Foundation (RTO) recently hosted its “A Day At The Barn” event, in partnership with the Atlanta Saddle Club Association (ASCA) at the Southside Riders Ranch in Locust Grove, Georgia. The event was an interactive experience for metro Atlanta kids to get acquainted with horses and the people who maintain them. “We brought these kids to Southside Riders Ranch to allow them to experience something new that’s not only enjoyable but educational,” said Deetra Poindexter, RTO Community Engagement Director. “They’re not only learning about horses, but…

CAU President Dr George T French Addresses Dorm Room Shortage for Students, 2021-08-15

Dear CAU Community: Move-in week is a special time for students and their families at any university and it is our responsibility here at Clark Atlanta University to ensure we are ready to receive our scholars during that time. It is also our job to ensure our scholars and parents have an enjoyable experience and are excited to begin and continue their academic journey. My team recently failed to make the parent and student experience enjoyable. It is indefensible. As the “Buck stops” with me, I prefer to acknowledge the…

Famed Photographer Celebrates 86 Years

He was born in the great state of New Jersey and moved to Atlanta and has called Atlanta his home for over fifty years. A quiet, yet stern man who got his very first camera while in a “pick-up” dice game behind his barracks when he was in the U. S. Navy. After his stint, he realized early on that he wanted to become a professional photographer and started to pursue his goal, never losing sight of his dream. That all started back in the early 1950s and from that…

Schools Struggle with Reopening Amid Pandemic Surge

Local officials test an array of approaches that offer hope for safe re-openings. By Hazel Trice Edney / Trice Edney News Wire (TriceEdneyWire.com) – With coronavirus cases rising across the U.S. as a result of the highly contagious Delta variant, school districts nationwide are moving quickly to implement public-health precautions in preparation for fall re-openings. The scramble to put these precautions in place reflects the intense pressures that school districts around the country are under to reopen amid growing concerns that many students have struggled to keep up academically during…

#BlackGirlJoyChallenge Offers Mini Grants to Black Girls Ages 12-24

By Teresa D. Southern, Southern Surge Strategies Awards of $400 are open for girls ages 12-24 to apply from August 1 – August 15, 2021 to spread happiness in their communities. Atlanta, Georgia – An organization is stepping in to make sure young black women who have a desire to spread joy to their communities are off to a swift start. Southern Black Girls and Women’s Consortium asks applicants to describe their ideas for spreading joy with their friends, families, and communities and they will be granted an award of…

C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute (CTVLI) Awards and Fundraiser Event – July 23, 2021

Atlanta, Georgia – The C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute (CTVLI) honored social activist, Bryan Stevenson, with its inaugural CTVLI Humanitarian Award. The CTVLI Humanitarian Award was created in honor of Dr. C. T. Vivian, a champion of human rights. Dr. Vivian was a force for social progress in America and around the world. He dedicated his life to fighting injustices and promoting equity. This award recognizes individuals who have made exemplary contributions to enhance the human condition and the common good for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or…

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President Visits Original Campus

They had been attempting to make this happen since last year when final plans were being put in place. Then the pandemic struck. Finally, on July 22, 2021, Clark Atlanta University‘s president, Dr. George T. French, Jr. stepped onto the land where the original Clark Atlanta University (CAU) began. This was his first time ever on the original Clark University campus and his first time walking the hallowed halls of the only remaining building left from what was a spiraling campus consisting of approximately 500 acres of prime real estate…

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,…

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