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Morris Brown College Clears the Way to Full Accreditation

By Horace Henry The announcement was made on April 13, 2021. In a letter from Morris Brown President Dr. Kevin James, he stated that he had just appeared before the Board of Accreditation, and that after 20 years, Morris Brown College had been approved by the board for accreditation candidacy. The last year that Morris Brown College held graduation where the students received fully accredited degrees was in 2002. Amazingly, from 2002 until now, Morris Brown has always had a yearly commencement, homecoming, held academic classes with on-staff instructors, and…

Bill Impacting Early Termination for Probation Receives Approval by Georgia General Assembly

ATLANTA, March 30, 2021 – As the 2021 Georgia legislative session comes to an end, SB 105 passed both the Georgia House and Senate and is on its way to the Governor’s desk to be signed into law. SB 105, a bill championed by Georgia Justice Project, provides a uniform pathway to early termination of probation for Georgians serving a felony probation sentence who have demonstrated they no longer require supervision. This new law creates clarity and consistency across the three existing early termination pathways already in Georgia law. If…

Helsinki Commission Leaders Commemorate International Day against Racial Discrimination

WASHINGTON, D. C. – Ahead of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination on March 21, 2021, U.S. Helsinki Commission leaders Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (FL-20), Sen. Roger Wicker (MS), Rep. Joe Wilson (SC-02), and Sen. Ben Cardin (MD) released the following statements: “Events of the past year have highlighted the harsh reality of what it means to be Black in America and in many countries around the world.  We must do more to address the global violence plaguing communities of color and dismantle the ideologies and structures…

Congressman David Scott Introduces Bill to Aid Homeowners Impacted by the Coronavirus Pandemic

WASHINGTON, D.C – On March 9, 2021, Congressman David Scott introduced the Coronavirus Homeowner Assistance Act of 2021, legislation creating a Homeowner Assistance Fund to aid homeowners harmed by the global coronavirus pandemic. This legislation, which would provide $10 billion in funding to states, territories, and the District of Columbia, delivers essential mortgage financial assistance and utility financial assistance for homeowners. “We are now a year into this public health crisis, and Americans are facing down enormous financial hurdles,” Scott stated. “Providing this critical assistance will enable struggling families to…

Local Atlanta Community Members Gather and Discuss Crime with City Leaders

Community leaders from several SW Atlanta neighborhoods met on Monday, March 8, 2020, at the Cascade Nature Preserve. The group met with city leaders and police personnel to discuss the seemingly out-of-control crime problems in the area. Last week over twenty cars were burglarized in the parking area of the nature preserve while unsuspecting victims were on their regular morning walks in the park. Vandals broke windows in the parked cars in search of anything of value. Most of the damaged automobiles had very few items of value inside. Mr.…

‘When We All Vote’ Calls on Senate to Pass ‘For the People’ Act

When We All Vote to host its First Call to Action in Support of “For People Act” on March 4, 2021 with Common, Lynn Whitfield and the Brennan Center for Justice to discuss how Americans can take action in support of this critical legislation (Washington, D.C.): On March 4, 2021, When We All Vote called on the Senate to pass H.R. 1, the For the People Act. The For the People Act would ensure America’s democracy works for everyone, especially those who have been historically left out. Black people and…

Native Atlantan Vernon E. Jordan Jr. Transitions

Another Distinguished Native Atlantan Transitions Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. August 15, 1935 – March 1, 2021 Not even racially charged insults, taunts, boiling mad and racially tinged mobs, a bigot’s assassination attempt or moments of isolation could sway Atlanta native and one-time public housing resident Vernon Eulion Jordan, Jr. from achieving personal success for himself but moreover the race in the civil rights, social/human rights and legal theaters. It would climax with his becoming the first (and only) “first friend” identity with a sitting President of the United States. Jordan…

Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) Holds Virtual Commencement, February 27, 2021

This year The Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) held its virtual commencement exercises on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The extraordinary event was live streamed for all to see. Gammon Theological Seminary, one of the schools that make up the ITC, was happy to spotlight its twelve proud graduates. All of the happy ITC graduates had their names announced as they received their degrees.

Bronze Art of Civil Rights Leaders Along Atlanta’s Mozley Park Corridor

Bronze Art of Civil Rights Leaders Along Atlanta’s Mozley Park Corridor City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs Created by sculptor David Alan Clark, the four bronze sculptures memorialize local Civil Rights leaders Dr. Rita Samuels, Dorothy Lee Bolden, Reverend Hosea Williams, and William Alexander Scott II. During Black History Month, the City of Atlanta installed four new benches featuring life-size bronze sculptures of local Civil Rights leaders Dr. Rita Samuels, Dorothy Bolden, Reverend Hosea Williams and W. A. Scott. The benches will reside along Martin Luther King, Jr., Drive.…

COVID-19 Vaccinations Available At Walmart Locations!

COVID-19 Vaccinations Available At Walmart Locations! Must be 65 and older. Hello everyone! As of recently these efforts are now being organized DIRECTLY by Walmart and they have asked us to have you contact them directly at: 404.361.6811 or visit Walmart.com/COVIDVaccine for more information. They are standing by to assist. We respectfully request that you contact them moving forward as it pertains to any questions you might have. As always we appreciate you standing with and for Hosea Helps. Thank you. Vaccines are being offered at the following locations: Walmart…