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C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute (CTVLI) Awards and Fundraiser Event – July 23, 2021

Atlanta, Georgia – The C. T. Vivian Leadership Institute (CTVLI) honored social activist, Bryan Stevenson, with its inaugural CTVLI Humanitarian Award. The CTVLI Humanitarian Award was created in honor of Dr. C. T. Vivian, a champion of human rights. Dr. Vivian was a force for social progress in America and around the world. He dedicated his life to fighting injustices and promoting equity. This award recognizes individuals who have made exemplary contributions to enhance the human condition and the common good for all people regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or…

Clark Atlanta University (CAU) President Visits Original Campus

They had been attempting to make this happen since last year when final plans were being put in place. Then the pandemic struck. Finally, on July 22, 2021, Clark Atlanta University‘s president, Dr. George T. French, Jr. stepped onto the land where the original Clark Atlanta University (CAU) began. This was his first time ever on the original Clark University campus and his first time walking the hallowed halls of the only remaining building left from what was a spiraling campus consisting of approximately 500 acres of prime real estate…

Inquirer Friend and Activist Henrietta Antoinin Honored by State of Georgia with Proclamation

Inquirer Friend and Activist Henrietta Antoinin Honored by State of Georgia with Proclamation Atlanta’s Ms. Henrietta Antoinin was recognized by the community for her service and activism on Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at Friendship Baptist Church on Walnut Street in southwest Atlanta, Georgia. Friends, family and political leaders gathered and applauded as Georgia Representative Donna McLeod (Georgia’s 105th District) presented a proclamation to Antoinin from the State of Georgia. Henrietta Antoinin is the retired vice president of corporate affairs of the Atlanta Life Insurance Company. She was the face of…

Honoring and Remembering APD Officer Gregory L. Davis

By Kelly Stocks, President, L5P Business Association This August marks the 33rd year since Atlanta Police Department (APD) Police Officer Gregory L. Davis was shot and killed in the line of duty while protecting our neighborhood. His memory is honored by a plaza in Little 5 Points which was named for him. Gregory L. Davis Plaza is the only public space named in honor of a fallen police officer in the City of Atlanta.  On August 26, 1988, Officer Davis stopped a man on a bicycle to question him about…

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…

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