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Serial Entrepreneur is Turning Mud Into Magic while Inspiring Communities of Color to live “Tech Famous”

Luke Cooper has brought us more than enough knowledge on the technology of tomorrow. But, do we value Luke Cooper the man and not just the tech phenomenon? Luke Cooper is not shy when it comes to telling his story of rise to success, where he comes from and the journey it took to become the man that many know today. In this technological world we live in, people can be whoever they want. Creating a profile is as easy as A-B-C. Behind the computer, you are you. Inside of the algorithm, your…

Pinnacle Financial Partners Opens Office in Buckhead

ATLANTA, GA, Nov. 15, 2021 – Pinnacle Financial Partners has opened its second full-service office in Atlanta at 3379 Peachtree St. NE in Buckhead, offering a diverse array of services for personal finance, small business, commercial and wealth management needs. “This is an exciting development for us,” said regional president Rob Garcia. “Opening the Buckhead office is just the next step in our plans to build a network of offices across the MSA. We’ve built an impressive client base already with just a single office, and we know everyone in…

Dept. of Juvenile Justice to Partner with Goodwill for Job Fair in Metro Atlanta

Decatur, Georgia – The Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) and Goodwill will hold a job fair in metro Atlanta, on Wednesday, November 16, from 10 am until 1 pm. DJJ is currently looking to hire Juvenile Correctional Officers (JCO), Housekeepers, and Food Service Workers for the Atlanta Youth Development Campus located in College Park, Ga. Individuals interested in joining the DJJ team should bring their valid driver’s license or two forms of identification. On-site interviews will be conducted, and candidates hired for the Juvenile Correctional Officer position will be…

Atlanta Inquirer Among Many Nominated for 11th Annual RICE Awards, Online Voting Opens on November 7, 2021

Vote Here! https://www.facebook.com/TheRiceAwards/photos/a.2024081264389183/2391013734362599/ In celebration of those individuals who work tirelessly to improve lives throughout greater Atlanta, Carter Unlimited LLC is excited to shine a spotlight on these outstanding citizens and their organizations and bring awareness to their tremendous sacrifices and contributions. The Rising in Community Excellence (RICE) Award is given to individuals who demonstrate keen awareness about community needs and step into the fray, lending a hand and making things better. These citizens have created organizations that serve metropolitan Atlanta. RICE Award nominees are innovative and charitable visionaries who…

Students Majoring in STEM Studies at Clark Atlanta University, Spelman College and Morehouse College Receive Scholarships

The American Heart Association announces expansion of its HBCU Scholars program to include 46 students at 23 institutions pursuing health care careers ATLANTA, October 28, 2021 – According to the Association of American Medical Colleges, only 7% of medical students, 6% of medical school graduates, and only 5% of physicians are Black. In an effort to address that disparity, the American Heart Association (AHA), the leading public health nonprofit devoted to a world of healthier lives for all, has announced that 46 students from 23 institutions will participate in the…

Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (MLK) Merchants Association Clean-Up Day – Working Together to Rebuild and Rebrand the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Corridor

Members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (MLK) Merchants Association met at Johnny M’s Pizza Bistro Bar and Grill on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard to participate in neighborhood clean-up. Johnny M’s Pizza Bistro Bar and Grill is owned and operated by Atlanta businessman and philanthropist Johnny Mims who is also the current president of the merchants’ association. The mission of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Merchants Association includes providing professional business building guidance to the members, creating employment opportunities…

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: October 2021

Prime Times for Cyber-Attacks and How to Stay Protected By Celeste Boyd-Spear, Vice President and General Manager, AT&T Southeast States Retail Organization October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The topic might sound overwhelming, and it certainly can be, but there are a few easy ways we can educate and protect ourselves and our loved ones. Be mindful of timing. Cyber actors target certain times to strike. Experts warn that holiday weekends like Thanksgiving are some of the most prolific times for scammers, who never take a vacation. They can defraud and…

Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays Site 10th Anniversary Celebration November 5-7, 2021

Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of Benjamin Elijah Mays Site in Greenwood, South Carolina The Benjamin Elijah Mays Site held its grand opening on April 26, 2011. As part of the tenth anniversary celebration, there is a tenth anniversary magazine that will commemorate the life of Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, our 10 years of success as a historical preservation site, and promote the Historical Site and Museum here in Greenwood, South Carolina. The commemorative magazine will feature a photographic commemoration of the Historical Site, scholarly articles on the life and legacy…

Black Students Suspended for Planning Demonstration Against Confederate Flag, Racial Slurs

By Gregory Smith, Ahnayah Hughes and Airielle Lowe, Howard University News Service Washington, D. C. – Jessica Murray said her daughter is reluctant to be herself when she goes to class at Coosa High School in Rome, Georgia, because of racial taunts from white students. “My child doesn’t want to wear her real hair, because kids have called her a monkey,” Murray said. LeKisha Morgan, who has three children at the school, said her daughters have told her of similar incidents. “My daughters have been called nappy-headed monkeys and other…

Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Nissan Foundation Kicks Off 2022 Grant Cycle

Since 1992, the Nissan Foundation has awarded approximately $13 million to more than 150 nonprofit organizations committed to promoting cultural awareness and understanding Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022, the Nissan Foundation annually awards grants to nonprofits in California, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee and Texas Deadline to submit Letters of Intent for 2022 grant cycle is November 1, 2021 NASHVILLE, Tennessee – For nearly 30 years, the Nissan Foundation has supported organizations that promote the many benefits that diversity brings to our communities. As part of that commitment,…

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