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The Election of 2020 and The Future of America

By Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. Every day, some speaker, writer, analyst, teacher, commentator or someone in casual conversation quotes the words of Dr. King. However, there are two things we often miss or avoid. The first is Dr. King’s total commitment to non-violence and social and political transformation – a revolution of values. Secondly, Dr. King’s sermon topic sent to the church secretary for the Sunday worship at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, before his assassination, “Why America May Go to Hell.” I had a conversation with…

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.

Nature Gurlz Getting the Message Out to Vote… When We All Vote

Nature Gurlz Getting the Message Out to Vote When we all vote…WE WIN!! #WhenWeAllVote Members of the Nature Gurlz include: Susan (Sue) Ross, Rita Gibson, Cecilia Houston-Torrence, Mirian Hill, D. Jean Brannan, Sally J. Warner, Genevieve Lewis, Brenda Pilson, Jeanette Lewis, Lisa Baker, Brenda Berry, Juanita Gibbons-Delaney, Donna Watts-Nunn, Willetta Phipps, Sharon Q. Campbell, Lillian D. Roberts, Mattie Ingram, Debbie Shockley and Melba Hill-Paschal. The Nature Gurlz group formed out of need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Counteracting people’s anxiety and feelings of hopelessness, approximately 35, 40 or more women join…

Troy Gathers releases his new book African World History to reflect on the greatness of Ancient Africa

Nationwide – In these recent months, we as a country have witnessed an obvious racial divide. Although many factors have led up to the atomic bomb we see on the evening news, a cultural split definitely tops the list. Countless groups and organizations are on the frontlines fighting for equality and justice yet there is still a void in understanding each other’s frustration. Author Troy Gathers believes that a suitable solution in addition to justice is education. “Other communities as well as the African American community should be educated on…

When We All Vote and More Than A Vote Announce National Early Vote Weeks of Action: ‘When We All Vote Together’

When We All Vote and More Than A Vote Announce National Early Vote Weeks of Action: “When We All Vote Together” #VotingSquad #CouchParty When We All Vote Together includes activations near early vote polling places to give voters the support they need and build momentum around early voting Washington, DC: Today, October 13, 2020, When We All Vote and More Than A Vote announced a new partnership to host the When We All Vote Together Early Vote Weeks of Action (October 18th to 31st) to build momentum and excitement around…

Blacks In Technology to Help Provide Tech Mentors for Africa

Ohio – Blacks In Technology announces partnership with SDscope to provide support and expertise to aspiring technologists in Africa. Zimbabwe based SDscope has launched an initiative to source global mentors in various technical disciplines for Zimbabwe and the entire continent of Africa and Blacks In Technology is leading the way.  “Blacks In Technology is a great organization to partner with as they offer us the potential to access resources we need to serve our market well,” says Shepherd Fungayi CEO of SDscope. “The size of the organization and the range…

Atlanta Centenarian, Jean Byrd Lee Bowen Rollins, Dies at 107

Jean Byrd Lee Bowen Rollins May 12, 1913 – September 21, 2020 Born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 12, 1913 to Walter Scott Lee, Sr. and Bertha Byrd (Lee) as the second child of three, “Mimi,” as she is fondly known by everyone, never lost the spirit of youth. After graduating from Collinwood High School, she attended and graduated from Wilberforce University with a degree in Elementary Education. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Education (Cum Laude) from Wilberforce in 1935, she attended Tennessee State University where she earned…

Honoring Justice Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The Notorious R.B.G. Dies at Age 87 March 15, 1933 – September 18, 2020 “The gender line helps to keep women, not on a pedestal, but in a cage,” she constantly reminded all that she encountered. Justice Joan Ruth Bader Ginsburg was born and grew up in Brooklyn, New York. Her older sister died when she was a baby, and her mother died shortly before Ginsburg graduated from high school. Neither of Ginsburg’s parents could afford to attend college, but they taught the Brooklyn native to love learning things, to…

HRH Princess Dr. Moradeun Ogunlana Among Prestigious Speaker Line-up for PowHer Virtual International Women’s Summit 2020

The PowHer Virtual International Women’s Summit 2020 seeks to elevate and empower women in diverse industries through an assemblage of a dynamic line up of speakers and panelists. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet and learn through candid conversations and panel discussions from a diverse range of female game changers, from the worlds of business, politics, health, education and technology. This one-day virtual summit is set to take place on September 19, 2020 from 10:00 AM EST to 3:30 PM EST. Confirmed featured speakers and panelists include: HRH Princess Dr. Moradeun Ogunlana, UN Global…