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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…

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…

Civil Rights Leaders Call on Congress to Pass George Floyd Justice in Policing Act

Civil Rights Leaders Call on Congress to Pass George Floyd Justice in Policing Act On February 24, 2021, Civil Rights leaders called on the U.S. House of Representatives to pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act – a critical step to holding law enforcement accountable for unconstitutional and unethical conduct. The 2020 killing of George Floyd sparked a year of national protests in all 50 states calling for an end to police brutality against Black and Brown communities and a demand for accountability in every sector of law enforcement.…

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Comcast NBCUniversal

An Update on Our Continued Progress and Our $100 Million Commitment By Dalila Wilson-Scott, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of Comcast Corporation and President of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation “In so many ways, 2020 was a challenging year, one that pushed our society to its limits. And yet, it also provided us with an opportunity – really an obligation – to deepen and accelerate our commitment to equity, inclusion, and our communities. Collectively and individually, we had to confront hard truths…

Historic Marker Unveiling in Roswell, Georgia – Henri Mack Brown Lynched in 1936

Mack Henry Brown Historical Marker Unveiling in Roswell, Georgia On February 28th at 4 pm the Mack Henry Brown Historic Marker Committee (MHB-HMC) of the Fulton County Remembrance Coalition (FCRC), a community partner of the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI, Montgomery, Alabama), will be unveiling the historical marker dedicated to Mack Henry Brown, a Black man lynched in Fulton County in 1936. This marker, located at Roswell’s Riverside Park, is meant to open a public dialogue about our history of terrorizing Black people with White Supremacy terror and violence. Beginning with…

Bank of America Helps Fuel Black Innovation With Launch of the Center for Black Entrepreneurship

Bank of America Helps Fuel Black Innovation With Launch of the Center for Black Entrepreneurship In Partnership with Morehouse College, Spelman College and the Black Economic Alliance Foundation, the Initiative is Powered by a Two-Year $10 Million Grant Atlanta, Georgia – On February 22, 2021, Bank of America, the Black Economic Alliance Foundation, Morehouse College, and Spelman College announced the development of the Center for Black Entrepreneurship (CBE), the first-ever academic center of its kind to assemble, educate, and empower a new class of Black entrepreneurial talent. The CBE will…

New Evidence Regarding the Assassination of Malcolm X

NEW YORK, NY –– Nationally renowned civil rights attorney Ben Crump and co-counsels Ray Hamlin and Paul Napoli held a news conference on Saturday, February 20th where Reggie Wood (relative of Ray Wood) revealed evidence of a conspiracy perpetrated by the NYPD and the FBI to assassinate civil rights activist icon Malcolm X in February 1965 in Harlem, New York. Ray Wood, an undercover police officer at the time, confessed in a deathbed declaration letter that the NYPD and the FBI conspired to undermine the legitimacy of the civil rights…

Weather Delays COVID Vaccine Shipments to Georgia

Atlanta – Winter weather across the country is significantly impacting shipments of COVID-19 vaccine to Georgia. The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) received notification from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines that normally would have arrived the first part of this week were held back by the manufacturers due to the weather. As a result, many providers statewide, including health departments, are being forced to reschedule appointments for vaccination. Rescheduling appointments will depend on when shipments resume and when the vaccine…

New COVID Vaccine Dashboard on DPH Website

Atlanta – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is launching a new COVID vaccine dashboard on the DPH website https://dph.georgia.gov/. The dashboard provides a detailed, transparent picture of vaccination administration in Georgia. As part of the transition to the new dashboard, you will see a one-time decrease in the number of vaccines administered. This slight decrease is the result of data cleaning and removal of duplicate vaccination entries, and overall quality control. The dashboard will update daily at 3 pm and now includes: • Number of vaccine doses that…

Sickle Cell Day at the Georgia State Capitol

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. is inviting you and supporters from around the state to Sickle Cell Day at the Georgia State Capitol, a virtual event via ZOOM, on Thursday, February 25th from 2 – 4 pm. This day will provide an opportunity for state legislators to hear concerns and challenges from those affected by Sickle Cell Disease. To register, visit the Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia website. Registration Link for Sickle Cell Day at the Georgia State Capitol