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Saving Our Sons (S.O.S.) Rites of Passage Program, Camp, Academy in East Point, Georgia

Saving Our Sons (S.O.S.) Rites of Passage Program, Camp, Academy in East Point, Georgia will begin its camp on June 25, 2021. Spaces are limited. Please call and sign up now. This camp’s program is for males aged 8 to 15 and focuses on violence prevention and anger management. The camp will meet on Saturdays from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm and on Tuesdays (Family Night) from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Breakfast, lunch and a snack will be provided. Field Trips Field trips will include: Atlanta Braves Baseball Games,…

Juneteenth: African-American Emancipation Day… Now a Federal Holiday

The United States House of Representatives passed a bill, on Wednesday, June 16, 2021, to make Juneteenth a federal holiday, sending it to Biden’s desk for signature into law. The final vote on the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act was 415-14. Some Republicans objected to the title of the bill, saying that it was improper given the July 4 holiday commemorating the passage of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 by the Continental Congress. “We cannot change the future if we do not recognize the past,” Representative Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio,…

HUD Allocates 17,459,897 Dollars for Affordable Housing in Georgia

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently announced the allocation of $17,459,897 to Georgia through the nation’s Housing Trust Fund (HTF) for affordable housing. The state must use at least 80 percent of each annual grant for rental housing. HTF funds may be used for the production or preservation of affordable housing through the acquisition, new construction, reconstruction, and/or rehabilitation of non-luxury housing with suitable amenities. Flynann Janisse, Executive Director of Rainbow Housing Assistance Corporation, a nonprofit organization that provides service-enriched housing programs for residents of rental housing communities throughout the…

The C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute (CTVLI) will host its annual fundraiser on July 23, 2021

The C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute will host its annual fundraiser on July 23, 2021. More information at https://ctvli.org/upcomingevents.php and https://ctvli.org/. The C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute is dedicated to developing sustainable programs to revitalize underserved communities. The C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute [CTVLI] is an Atlanta-based non-profit organization dedicated to the development and sustainability of communities. The organization was founded in 2008 by Dr. C. T. Vivian to “create a model of leadership culture in Atlanta”. CTVLI serves as a hub designed to centralize existing programs and services to…

Georgia Legal Community Provides 3.7 Million Meals for State’s Food Banks

Atlanta’s Legal Community Raised $711,910 in the Georgia Legal Food Frenzy ATLANTA, GA (June 9, 2021) – The 10th annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy Competition, designed to help raise awareness for hunger throughout the state of Georgia, surpassed fundraising goals to generate an astonishing, and record breaking, $936,883 to fight hunger. The annual drive is held in unison by the state’s Office of the Attorney General Chris Carr, the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia and the Georgia Food Bank Association. The competition included 175 legal teams…

Employee of Choice Company Launches New Employee Advocacy Mobile App and Receives 2021 WEBBY Award Nomination

Employee of Choice, Inc., a Black- and woman-owned social enterprise announces the launch of new alternative to Human Resources (HR), MyZolve-HR’s Alter Ego.  Following a soft launch in July 2020, this official launch of the mobile and online application offers unique workplace advice to employees and supports them from anywhere by providing a technical employee advocacy solution with untainted advice on workplace issues. The mobile app is available on Android and iOS platforms in addition to the web. The app’s free Self-Help Tool offers a true “safe space” for employees…

Hal Lamar is… Inside Atlanta

Suggestion of Honor: Retire the Basketball Jersey of Morehouse’s Grady Brewer On January 25, 2020 and just under the radar of the COVID scourge, Morehouse College officially retired the jersey of one of its franchise players, Atlanta native Harold Ellis. One year, four months and 9 days later, we lost the man who’s sharp eye discovered Douglass High school of Atlanta’s basketball diamond in the rough, Grady Lewis Brewer (also an alum of the Astros). Notwithstanding Ellis’s deserved honor, Morehouse College also named the hardwood at Frank Forbes Arena the…

Atlanta NAACP Panelists: Keep Masks On, Warns African-American COVID Doctors, Scientists, Health Experts

NAACP Town Hall Panelists say… Keep Masks On, Warns African-American COVID Doctors, Scientists, Health Experts On Saturday, May 8th, the Atlanta branch of the NAACP brought together some heavyweight African-American scientists and physicians for a virtual town hall meeting on the corona virus and the vaccines currently on the marketplace. “This is not a pro-vaccine or anti-vaccine conversation,” emphasized Charise Jefferson, an Atlanta-based political strategist and founding member of the John Lewis Coalition for Democracy. “This is a Black conversation for Black people with Black scientists (and doctors). There is…

Join the Healthy Community Golf Tournament on June 14 – Benefiting the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc.

Healthy Community Charity Golf Tournament / Fundraiser Albany, Georgia – Monday June 14, 2021, 9:00 am The AME Church, Sixth Episcopal District, Sons of Allen Men’s Ministry, Women’s Missionary Society along with the SWGA Sickle Cell Awareness will host a charity golf tournament at Stonebridge Golf & Country Club in Albany, Georgia on Monday, June 14, 2021 at 9:00 am to benefit the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia’s 50th Anniversary Celebration. “We’re inviting all church members, friends, supporters, foursome teams, duffers, single-golfers and those seeking bragging-rights to come out and…

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