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Hancock County’s Hubert Family Honored at the Georgia House of Representatives

The Hubert Family was honored on the floor of the Georgia House of Representatives on February 22, 2024. After attending an unveiling of a new historic marker of the Hubert family, Georgia State Representative Mack Jackson (Georgia’s District 128) learned of the family history and was very impressed with the Hubert Family history. He shared the history on the floor of the Georgia House. The marker in Hancock County is inscribed: “Zack Hubert, a former Warren County slave, moved here [to Hancock County, Georgia] with his family in 1871. The…

Reverend Dr. Willie T. Edmondson, LaGrange’s First Black Mayor, Dies

Reverend Dr. Willie T. Edmondson, LaGrange’s First Black Mayor, Dies January 24, 1954 – February 16, 2024 LaGrange, Georgia’s first Black mayor, Reverend Dr. Willie T. Edmondson, died on Friday, February 16, 2024. He had just taken office as mayor, less than a year ago, on March 27, 2023. He had more than 30 years of spiritual and civic leadership. Edmondson served as a councilman for LaGrange for 24 years before being elected mayor. The mayor had been hospitalized since last week. The city posted the following statement on Facebook:…

My Black Doctors Directory: A New Tool to Combat Inequity in Healthcare

Alzheimer’s Association partners with My Black Doctor Directory to spread awareness as Black Americans are disproportionately affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementia. February 8, 2024, Atlanta, GA – The Alzheimer’s Association, Georgia Chapter is proud to announce a new partnership with My Black Doctor Directory. Health equity means assuring everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible. Unfortunately in Atlanta and other cities, both large and small, health inequity persists and costs lives. To help address this inequity, we have developed a web-based directory of…

AUC Showcases Media Business Units Media Sale Exposé (MSE)

Media Executives and Clark Atlanta University (CAU) Unveil the First Media Sales, Operations and Marketing Collegiate Curriculum in the United States Atlanta, Georgia – The National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), and partnering newspaper publications, The Atlanta Inquirer and The Atlanta Voice will participate in The Media Sales Exposé (MSE) at The Atlanta University Center on February 22, 2024, from 10:30 am to 2:30 pm. The exposé is designed to highlight the career opportunities for positions in radio, television, video/cable, print, digital and interactive sales. The event will take place at…

Celebrity Designer Miguel Wilson Announces 100 Prom Tuxedo Give-a-way

Celebrity menswear designer Miguel Wilson announced that he is partnering with 100 Black Men of Atlanta and 100 Black Men of Prince George’s County to donate 100 tuxedos to 2024 prom-goers. The owner of the Miguel Wilson Collection, Wilson has pledged to provide 50 free tuxedoes in the Atlanta area and 50 free tuxedos in the D.C. area to kids in need who want to attend prom. “We are working to give 100 kids free tuxedos for prom,” Wilson said. “We want to work with kids who need help, whose parents may not…

Atlanta Mayor and Georgia House Speaker Featured Speakers at Buckhead Coalition Meeting on January 25, 2024

The Buckhead Coalition held its 34th annual luncheon meeting on Thursday, January 25th, 2024 at St. Regis Hotel, Buckhead, in Atlanta, Georgia. Citing Buckhead Coalition’s display of its areas of focus, “’Public safety, city services, zoning, transportation and infrastructure, and homelessness’ line up with many of my initiatives,” stated Atlanta Mayor Andre P. Dickens. Dickens pointed out that “violent crime is down in the City of Atlanta. We did this together.” He cited these Atlanta crime statistics: ending 2023, city-wide homicide down by 21%, down by 31% in Zone 2…

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