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The Election of 2020 and The Future of America

By Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr. Every day, some speaker, writer, analyst, teacher, commentator or someone in casual conversation quotes the words of Dr. King. However, there are two things we often miss or avoid. The first is Dr. King’s total commitment to non-violence and social and political transformation – a revolution of values. Secondly, Dr. King’s sermon topic sent to the church secretary for the Sunday worship at the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, Atlanta, Georgia, before his assassination, “Why America May Go to Hell.” I had a conversation with…

Just a 10-Year-Old But… I Remember the Student Movement of 1960-1964 – Up Close and Personal

As much of a researcher and history buff as I am (or claim to be), I almost let one of Atlanta’s most significant civil rights moments of 60 years ago slip right past me. I forgot that in 1960, students from Morehouse, Clark College (now CAU), Morris Brown College, Spelman, Atlanta University and the Interdenominational Theological Center (ITC) created the Atlanta Student Movement. Thanks to an intergenerational conversation broadcast over Facebook Monday, October 19 and assembled by a small but vocal cadre of former students, the historical episode lit up…

Atlanta’s Nature Gurlz Rockin’ The Vote

Still encouraging citizens to make a plan, get out and vote, The Nature Gurlz meet again for fitness and voter encouragement. Some of the Nature Gurlz stand in this photo exhibiting the October 24, 2020 issue of The Atlanta Inquirer in which they are featured. More on the Nature Gurlz at Nature Gurlz Getting the Message Out to Vote.

Nature Gurlz Getting the Message Out to Vote… When We All Vote

Nature Gurlz Getting the Message Out to Vote When we all vote…WE WIN!! #WhenWeAllVote Members of the Nature Gurlz include: Susan (Sue) Ross, Rita Gibson, Cecilia Houston-Torrence, Mirian Hill, D. Jean Brannan, Sally J. Warner, Genevieve Lewis, Brenda Pilson, Jeanette Lewis, Lisa Baker, Brenda Berry, Juanita Gibbons-Delaney, Donna Watts-Nunn, Willetta Phipps, Sharon Q. Campbell, Lillian D. Roberts, Mattie Ingram, Debbie Shockley and Melba Hill-Paschal. The Nature Gurlz group formed out of need during the COVID-19 pandemic. Counteracting people’s anxiety and feelings of hopelessness, approximately 35, 40 or more women join…

When We All Vote and More Than A Vote Announce National Early Vote Weeks of Action: ‘When We All Vote Together’

When We All Vote and More Than A Vote Announce National Early Vote Weeks of Action: “When We All Vote Together” #VotingSquad #CouchParty When We All Vote Together includes activations near early vote polling places to give voters the support they need and build momentum around early voting Washington, DC: Today, October 13, 2020, When We All Vote and More Than A Vote announced a new partnership to host the When We All Vote Together Early Vote Weeks of Action (October 18th to 31st) to build momentum and excitement around…

Early Voting Begins in Georgia… Voters Are Out in Record-Breaking Numbers

On Monday, October 12, 2020, many voters showed up at the polls to get their early votes in. The 12th marked the first official day for early voting and from all indications large numbers of voters showed up at the polls. Many voters were at the Southwest Fulton County / Atlanta Public Library on Campbellton Road where they waited patiently to enter the building and cast their votes. Voting ads are encouraging people to get to the polls early in order to avoid long lines on November 3rd, which is…

Atlanta Inquirer Endorsements for Georgia Elections

Vote Early Georgia Georgia voters can vote before Election Day. The early voting period runs from Monday, October 12, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Atlanta Inquirer Endorsements for Georgia Elections President of the United States: Joseph R. (Joe) Biden Vice President of the United States: Kamala D. Harris 33 of the 100 United States Senate seats are up for regular election, across the country. Special election will also occur to fill…

Blacks In Technology to Help Provide Tech Mentors for Africa

Ohio – Blacks In Technology announces partnership with SDscope to provide support and expertise to aspiring technologists in Africa. Zimbabwe based SDscope has launched an initiative to source global mentors in various technical disciplines for Zimbabwe and the entire continent of Africa and Blacks In Technology is leading the way.  “Blacks In Technology is a great organization to partner with as they offer us the potential to access resources we need to serve our market well,” says Shepherd Fungayi CEO of SDscope. “The size of the organization and the range…

Atlanta Centenarian, Jean Byrd Lee Bowen Rollins, Dies at 107

Jean Byrd Lee Bowen Rollins May 12, 1913 – September 21, 2020 Born in Cleveland, Ohio on May 12, 1913 to Walter Scott Lee, Sr. and Bertha Byrd (Lee) as the second child of three, “Mimi,” as she is fondly known by everyone, never lost the spirit of youth. After graduating from Collinwood High School, she attended and graduated from Wilberforce University with a degree in Elementary Education. After completing her Bachelor of Science in Education (Cum Laude) from Wilberforce in 1935, she attended Tennessee State University where she earned…

The Black Market book press release

Contemporary Art Expert’s Book The Black Market Available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble for pre-sale September 14, 2020 NEW YORK, New York – Many people are interested in starting an art collection from Black artists, but don’t know where to start. Charles Moore delivers an intriguing short history of Black artists in America and gives valuable insight into art collecting in his eye-opening book, The Black Market: A Guide to Art Collecting. Black artists in the United States have a remarkable history that often is not as deeply understood…