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Atlanta music entrepreneur tapped to teach at Georgia State University

Georgia State University recently appointed Atlanta music entrepreneur and professional, Richard Dunn, to instruct its new Touring and Concert Management course, which is being offered for the institution’s Spring semester at its School of Music. The inaugural course will last for 16 weeks. Dunn currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) for The Atlanta Voice, one of Atlanta’s oldest Black-owned newspapers founded in 1966 by his grandfather J. Lowell Ware. “It’s truly an honor to be able to use my decades of experience in the music industry to educate…

Morris Brown College Receives Check In Honor of Centenarian Charles Wesley Moore

Charles Wesley Moore is well-known in the metro Atlanta area. Since coming to Atlanta in 1946 after serving three years in the Pacific Theatre during World War II, he has made a name for himself by giving so much of his time, energy and talents to institutions and organizations in Atlanta. He served as chief financial officer at Morris Brown College in Atlanta, Georgia on two occasions. As an employee of the U.S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, he held several high-ranking positions. At one point in Moore’s career…

Amazon Seller Brown Toy Box Surprises Humphries Elementary Students with free STEAM Kits for the Holidays

Amazon and Amazon seller, Black Business Accelerator participant and Oprah’s Favorite Things featured company, Brown Toy Box surprised nearly 300 students with STEAM kits for the holidays during a special assembly at Atlanta Public Schools’ Humphries Elementary School Dec. 7. STEAM education is an integrated approach to learning that combines science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. With the help of Brown Toy Box character “Oscar” the Marine Biologist and Mrs. Clause, Amazon employee volunteers distributed Brown Toy Box STEAM kits containing puzzles, coding, journals, memory games, window clings, activity books,…

🪘 How to Make Kwanzaa Magical for Kids ✨

How to Make Kwanzaa Magical for Kids – A First-Timer’s Guide Ever thought about celebrating Kwanzaa with your kids but didn’t quite know where to start? Well, meet Omobola, the brains behind Teni & Tayo. She’s a mom on a mission to make Kwanzaa cool for her kids and for kids across America. Omobola had never celebrated Kwanzaa before, but when her daughters asked why, she couldn’t come up with a good reason. So, she made a promise – next year, they’d dive into all the Kwanzaa festivities and make…

Phoenix SC Massacre Remembered, 125 Years Later at Dr. Benjamin E. Mays Historical Preservation Site

Though not commonly taught in most American history classes, neither at the high school or collegiate levels of education, there have been several instances of attempts of racial and ethnic cleansing or terrorism due to race in America. There were horrible acts against Native Indigenous Americans, Pacific-Americans, and Blacks / African-Americans throughout the United States, whereby these groups were expunged from towns under threat of mob rule, with an intent to harm and / or eliminate these ethnic communities. These such incidents enumerate: From the 1700s to 1860, there were…

So, Just Who Is Dean Dr. Candace M. Lewis?

So, Just who is Dr. Candace M. Lewis? She comes from central Florida. Ocala, to be exact, and was educated in the Florida School System. After high school, she attended The University of Florida in Gainesville, where she earned a BS in communications. While in college, she heard a “calling,” and after graduating from The University of Florida, she applied to and attended Gammon Theological Seminary. While at Gammon, she excelled in her studies and exhibited leadership qualities in many clubs and organizations. In June 2000, she graduated from the…

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