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RoweDocs, MAJL Laboratories Partner to Administer Mobile COVID-19 Tests at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on May 10th

RoweDocs, MAJL Laboratories Partner to Administer Mobile COVID-19 Tests at New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on May 10, 2020 Free Testing for Individuals Without Insurance, Receive Medicaid or Medicare As the global coronavirus pandemic continues to claim lives and disproportionately impact minority communities nationally, RoweDocs and MAJL Laboratories will host a free, drive-thru COVID-19 testing site on the New Birth Missionary Baptist Church campus on Sunday, May 10, 2020. Testing begins at 11 am and concludes at 3 pm Individuals who do not have insurance or receive Medicaid and Medicare…

Gammon Theological Seminary Recognizes Graduates on May 6, 2020

By Horace Henry In spite of the negative impact that the coronavirus pandemic placed on the institutions in the Atlanta University Center, Gammon Theological Seminary managed to recognize it’s graduates in a special way. On Wednesday, May 6, 2020, Gammon Seminary held a special ceremony for all of its proud graduates in the class of 2020. President Dean Dr. Ken J. Walden, along with other members of his faculty and staff welcomed each of Gammon’s graduates to the campus for a special ceremony. They were each presented with a congratulatory…

Grady Hospital with Fulton County Commissioner Joe Carn and Dr. Jewel Crawford the CDC

By Mrs. Bunnie Jackson-Ransom, First Class, Inc. Fulton County Commissioner (District 6) Joe Carn says, “Our community needs clear and accurate information about the dangers of COVID-19 and additional funding on a block by block level to help flatten the curve in our community.” A new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that 83% of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Georgia during the month of March were African American. African Americans make up only 32% of Georgia’s population. The study included a total of eight Georgia…

Blue Angels and Thunderbirds Fly Over Atlanta – May 2, 2020

By Horace Henry On May 2, 2020 at approximately 1:45 pm, viewers on the ground around Atlanta were fascinated to see a show of solidarity as the strategic flying teams of the U. S. Navy and U. S. Air Force honored our first responders who are on the front line helping to keep us safe and alive during this COVIC-19 pandemic. The two flying squadrons flew over Grady Hospital in downtown Atlanta before jetting off to fly over Piedmont-Fayette and Piedmont-Newnan hospitals. The teams started out earlier in Cobb County,…

Atlanta Public Schools Partners with I’m a Father F1rst to Deliver Free “Meals of Love” to Families in Need During COVID-19 Pandemic

Atlanta – Even though school is not in session, the lessons and love continue with an impactful collaboration between the Atlanta Public Schools and local nonprofit I’m a Father F1rst: The organizations are partnering to ensure families have access to nutritious chef-prepared meals. More than 500 students and family members in the Douglass and Washington High School districts have enjoyed food delivery since schools closed due to the pandemic in March. I’m a Father F1rst was created by Keith A. Lewis Jr. and Jermaine Clarke to serve local youth and…

CVS Health Announces Opening of Rapid COVID-19 Drive-Through Testing Sites in Georgia and Rhode Island

Increased access to rapid testing will help local communities manage spread of the virus Use of the Abbott ID NOW™ COVID-19 test will provide on-the-spot test results April 6, 2020, Woonsocket, Rhode Island – To help support local communities and the overall health care system in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, CVS Health joined forces with federal and state officials to announce the opening of rapid COVID-19 drive-through testing sites in Georgia and Rhode Island. The test sites will bolster state efforts to manage the spread of the virus and provide…

Dr. Alfred Wyatt, Sr. Honored as One of Three 2020 Samuel H. Johnson Education Award Recipients

Dr. Alfred Wyatt, Sr. Honored as One of Three 2020 Samuel H. Johnson Education Award Recipients Samuel H. Johnson SSSP Foundation, Inc. Hosts Virtual Concert The Samuel H. Johnson SSSP Foundation, Inc. is having a virtual/stay-at-home concert on Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 5:00 pm (in lieu of their annual concert which was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic). The goal is to raise funds for their scholarship endowment campaign. The Foundation is also recognizing beloved musician and retired music instructor and band director Dr. Alfred Wyatt, Sr. as one…

Diversity Stars Pivots During COVID19 and Announces their 2020 TOP50 Diversity StarsV

(Black PR Wire) SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)– For the second year running, our Diversity Stars editorial team has selected 50 leaders who have demonstrated that they are among the most influential Chiefs of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) of 2020. These leaders are all bonafide trailblazers.. Their work has global relevance and has had a significant impact on the innovation and validation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the enterprise sector across all industries and verticals. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200407005731/en/ We are delighted to welcome…

OP-ED: Reverend Joseph Lowery: One of the most influential leaders of the latter 20th Century

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Lowery’s enduring legacy, I believe, is that he led the SCLC back from near death, to vibrancy and noteworthy relevance, after taking over in 1977, nine years after the King assassination, following the rocky and uncertain tenure of Abernathy’s presidency. No one could be expected to replicate the charisma, dynamism, and eloquence of King. By Deric Gilliard / BlackPressUSA It took the most life altering event of the 21st century to finally mute the importance of one of the most significant figures of the second half of…

Sending Joy from One Senior to Another

Braxton Chadwick, a senior at King’s Ridge Christian School in Alpharetta Georgia, started the “Bloom to a Room” campaign. His grandmother is currently in an assisted living community where they are confined to their room and are not allowed outside visitors due to COVID-19. His grandfather’s family runs a wholesale greenhouse where the seasonal plant orders have been canceled due to the pandemic and thousands of plants are going to waste. A family member sent a plant with his grandmother’s grocery order, and her reaction sparked an idea. That’s how…

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