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Humphrey Fellows at The Atlanta Inquirer

Public health doctors and family members from around the world gather at the headquarters of The Atlanta Inquirer newspaper. As part of the Humphrey Fellows program at Emory University, they investigate the health of their countries and resonate with Inquirer’s motto: “To Seek Out The Truth.” They were asked, “Did your experiences on that historical walking tour with Dr Jabari Simama have any influence on your awareness and/or thoughts on public health in the Atlanta community, or elsewhere? I realized that people in communities can reach their goals better than…

The Great, The Horrible and The Wonderful

By Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. Now and then in our lives and in history, the three above realities take place at the same time. We witnessed each of the above events in our own time and space on January 5-6, 2021. One hundred years from now, I predict that preachers, teachers, writers, artists, historians, theologians, political scientists, legal scholars, journalists and many more will discuss and learn from the American events of January 5-6, 2021. This will take place locally and globally. First, the election of Raphael Warnock and…

How to Celebrate the Dr. King Holiday

How to Celebrate the Dr. King Holiday The angst and anxiety that so many people have been feeling the past several months is understandable.  From an unrelenting pandemic that has taken so many lives, to the plague of social injustice that continues to challenge the lives of Black people in the United States, it has been a difficult time in America.  How fitting it is, then, that the first major holiday of the year that we celebrate is the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr holiday.  At a time when we…

HOSEA HELPS Kicks Off 2021 with Annual MLK Celebration

January 8, 2021 – Atlanta, Georgia – Hosea Helps is preparing to provide thousands with free produce, food boxes, and warm bundles for their 20th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration. In a time of social unrest and historic firsts, the event will serve as a way to celebrate all of what the Civil Rights Movement has for the world and as a call for a peaceful transition of power in Washington. MLK Celebration: Monday, January 18th, 2021 Georgia World Congress Center (Outside-Drive Thru and Walk Up) 10 am to…

Are We Woke Yet?

U. S. Capitol Under Siege; Former U. S. Presidents Push for Unity On Tuesday, January 5, 2021, as many Georgians celebrated history being made, with Georgia’s first Black U. S. Senator and youngest U. S. Senator being elected to office, America was pushed to the brink of ruin. All should realize how deep the divisions in our country truly run. Many in the state of Georgia were rejoicing as Democrat Reverend Dr. Raphael G. Warnock and Democrat Jon Ossoff had seized their elections in races for Georgia’s U. S. Senate…

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…