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Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (MLK) Merchants Association Clean-Up Day – Working Together to Rebuild and Rebrand the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Corridor

Members of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive (MLK) Merchants Association met at Johnny M’s Pizza Bistro Bar and Grill on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard to participate in neighborhood clean-up. Johnny M’s Pizza Bistro Bar and Grill is owned and operated by Atlanta businessman and philanthropist Johnny Mims who is also the current president of the merchants’ association. The mission of the Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Merchants Association includes providing professional business building guidance to the members, creating employment opportunities…

Cybersecurity Awareness Month: October 2021

Prime Times for Cyber-Attacks and How to Stay Protected By Celeste Boyd-Spear, Vice President and General Manager, AT&T Southeast States Retail Organization October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The topic might sound overwhelming, and it certainly can be, but there are a few easy ways we can educate and protect ourselves and our loved ones. Be mindful of timing. Cyber actors target certain times to strike. Experts warn that holiday weekends like Thanksgiving are some of the most prolific times for scammers, who never take a vacation. They can defraud and…

Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays Site 10th Anniversary Celebration November 5-7, 2021

Celebrating the Tenth Anniversary of Benjamin Elijah Mays Site in Greenwood, South Carolina The Benjamin Elijah Mays Site held its grand opening on April 26, 2011. As part of the tenth anniversary celebration, there is a tenth anniversary magazine that will commemorate the life of Dr. Benjamin Elijah Mays, our 10 years of success as a historical preservation site, and promote the Historical Site and Museum here in Greenwood, South Carolina. The commemorative magazine will feature a photographic commemoration of the Historical Site, scholarly articles on the life and legacy…

Celebrating the Life and Legacy of Morris J. Dillard (Morehouse College ’60)

Morris James Dillard Sr. July 12, 1938 – October 1, 2021 Celebrating The Man, His Life, His Legacy Humble Man of God… Brilliant Thinker… Passionate Organizer… Elegant Linguist… Powerful Orator… Inspiring Educator… Devoted Husband… Father… Friend. The eighth of nine children born to Sarah and Elisha Dillard Sr., Morris was born in Rutledge, Alabama on July,12, 1938, and raised in a farming community east of Rutledge in the small town of Luverne. Morris was born into a family of sharecroppers who were very close knit, well respected in both Black…

Sharpton Pushes for Street Named after the Late General Colin Powell

In Honor of the Late General and Former U. S. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell, Civil Rights Leader Reverend Al Sharpton Calls for the Renaming of Brooklyn Street Named after Confederate Army Leader Robert E. Lee New York, New York (Tuesday, October 19, 2021) – Civil Rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton is calling for a street in Brooklyn, New York, named after Confederate Army leader Robert. E. Lee to be renamed in honor of the late United States General and former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Reverend Sharpton and…

Black Students Suspended for Planning Demonstration Against Confederate Flag, Racial Slurs

By Gregory Smith, Ahnayah Hughes and Airielle Lowe, Howard University News Service Washington, D. C. – Jessica Murray said her daughter is reluctant to be herself when she goes to class at Coosa High School in Rome, Georgia, because of racial taunts from white students. “My child doesn’t want to wear her real hair, because kids have called her a monkey,” Murray said. LeKisha Morgan, who has three children at the school, said her daughters have told her of similar incidents. “My daughters have been called nappy-headed monkeys and other…

The Late Colin L. Powell… Wife Alma Stood Beside the Late Four-Star General, Former Chief of Staff, and Former Secretary of State

Despite being born in the tough New York borough of Harlem and raised in the even tougher neighborhood known as the Bronx, the late Colin Luther Powell, only child of two Jamaican immigrants, got priceless advice, influence and even ultimatums throughout his 84 years of life by a Birmingham, Alabama native, Alfred Parker High school and Fisk University graduate, Alma Johnson-Powell. After meeting in Boston, Massachusetts in 1962 through a blind date, the couple wed August 25th of that year. Their nuptials were widely reported through the Birmingham World, a…

Atlanta Press Club to induct former The Atlanta Voice Editor-In-Chief into Hall of Fame

The Atlanta Press Club recently announced that Marshall Latimore, former Editor-In-Chief of The Atlanta Voice, will be inducted into the organization’s Hall of Fame on November 11. Latimore died earlier this year on March 10 at the age of 36. He came to The Atlanta Voice in 2017 after serving as the Editor-In-Chief of Nashville’s Stay On The Go Magazine. “The Atlanta Press Club is pleased to recognize the work of Marshall Latimore at our 2021 Hall of Fame ceremony,” said Kristi Wooten, president of The Atlanta Press Club. “Typically,…

Celebrating Cultural Diversity: Nissan Foundation Kicks Off 2022 Grant Cycle

Since 1992, the Nissan Foundation has awarded approximately $13 million to more than 150 nonprofit organizations committed to promoting cultural awareness and understanding Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2022, the Nissan Foundation annually awards grants to nonprofits in California, Georgia, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, Tennessee and Texas Deadline to submit Letters of Intent for 2022 grant cycle is November 1, 2021 NASHVILLE, Tennessee – For nearly 30 years, the Nissan Foundation has supported organizations that promote the many benefits that diversity brings to our communities. As part of that commitment,…

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