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Local Atlanta High School Student Supports Leukemia and Lymphoma Society

Chase A. Blackwell is the nephew of Atlanta Inquirer publisher John B. Smith, Jr. A very talented and smart young man, Blackwell is a junior at Whitefield Academy in Smyrna, Georgia. He is very passionate about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) not only because it is a good organization, but because he, first hand, knows the devastating affects of cancer. In 2016, Chase lost his mother to cancer; and in 2017, he lost his father to cancer. Despite his losses, his mother when he was 12 and his father…

New COVID Vaccine Allocation Planner

States are currently allocating the first shipments of COVID-19 vaccines to their highest priority populations. The Vaccine Allocation Planner for COVID-19 helps state and county decision makers by estimating the size of these populations in every county of the US and the percent vaccine coverage achievable under various scenarios. This tool uses the 13 priority populations identified by The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Framework for Equitable Allocation of COVID-19 Vaccine. Users can order these priority groups according to recommendations from either NASEM or the CDC’s Advisory…

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COVID (Corona Virus) Safety

The Atlanta Inquirer family hopes that you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday and are planning a safe and great Winter Holiday season. Remember that COVID-19 / Corona is still a very contagious virus and still very active. Please be safe. COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are rising, per the Centers of Disease Control (CDC). Please wear a mask, stay at least 6 feet apart, avoid crowds, and wash your hands often. The more steps we take, the more you and others are protected against COVID-19. More information at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Holiday…

Members of Omega Psi Phi Create the Hungry Club Forum of the Butler YMCA

In 1945 in Atlanta, Georgia… Members of Omega Psi Phi Create the Hungry Club Forum of the Butler YMCA The Butler Street YMCA, which opened its doors in 1894, was a pioneer in many respects to help close the racial divides that existed in the city which longtime Atlanta Mayor William B. Hartsfield described as “too busy to hate,” however, it was not too busy to segregate. Notwithstanding the youthful activities the Y organized and funded for Black youngsters from all over Atlanta like basketball, field trips, tournaments and summer…

NuWave Launches COVID School Donation Program, Local Schools Encouraged to Apply

NUWAVE LAUNCHES OXYPURE AIR PURIFIER SCHOOL DONATION PROGRAM TO HELP BATTLE THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC 100 OxyPure Air Purifiers To Be Donated To Help Support In-Person Instruction In the Nation’s Schools VERNON HILLS, IL (November 12, 2020) — NuWave, LLC announced today the launch of its OxyPure School Donation Program, in which it will donate 100 OxyPure Air Purifiers to educational institutions around the country that have resumed in-person learning. Educational intuitions interested in receiving OxyPure units should apply by visiting NuWave’s website: https://nuwaveoxypure.com/donations. In a recent independent third-party study, the University of Minnesota calculated  that the…

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…