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No Charges in Police Shooting of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks

In 2020, community unrest and protests had already been at a high level in Atlanta and across the nation in response to several police shootings and allegations of police misconduct and brutality against African-Americans, including the killing of George Floyd that sparked international protests. On June 12, 2020, employees at a Wendy’s Restaurant in Atlanta, Georgia had called for police help since a car had been stopped blocking the passage of vehicles at the drive-thru window. Two white policemen, Atlanta Police Department officers Devin Brosnan and Garret Rolfe, were dispatched…

Bethel Community Church… A Strong, Christian Voice in the City of Atlanta and Beyond

Bethel Community Church is a group of Christian believers that wishes to continue living for God’s history, in which He has called us to take part. Bethel Community Church, located near The Atlanta Inquirer on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, has Bible studies, worships, fellowships and evangelizes. The main objective of our church is to carry out the Great Commission, outlined in Matthew 28, and make disciples of all nations. Bethel has a very good relationship with local college students. The church often visits the campuses of the Atlanta University…

Local Educator Brings New Code Wiz Learning Center to Lawrenceville Community

Transforming the way children engage with technology, learning to code will be fun and empowering at the new location on Sugarloaf Parkway. First 50 families to sign-up will receive monthly memberships for life starting at $102.90 Gwinnett County children will have the opportunity to become the next generation of technology masterminds at the new Code Wiz center on Sugarloaf Parkway in Lawrenceville. Set to open in early August, the center makes learning to code fun and empowering for kids ages 7 to 17 through classes that foster problem-solving, communication, creativity,…

Reverend Al Sharpton Slams Harsh Sentence on Brittney Griner by Russian Authorities

Urges Immediate Clergy for Him and Other Faith Leaders to Pray Over Detained WNBA Star New York, New York (Thursday, August 4, 2022) – Reverend Al Sharpton, founder and president of the National Action Network (NAN), today condemned the nine-year sentence issued against WNBA superstar Brittney Griner in Russia. Sharpton further urged the U.S. government to increase its efforts to bring her and her fellow American, Paul Whelan, home from Russian custody. “The sentencing of Brittney Griner to nine years in prison is a moral outrage and a legal atrocity…

Georgia DPH Debuts Kiosks for COVID-19 PCR Testing

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is offering COVID-19 PCR testing at kiosks placed in communities across Georgia. In most locations, these kiosks offer access to COVID-19 testing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After completing a brief registration form, the kiosks dispense a test kit that includes a nasal swab, like other at-home tests, and instructions on collecting the specimen. Once the specimen is collected, it is safely packaged back into the kit and placed in the kiosk. The specimens are picked up daily…

U. S. Presidential Honors to be Bestowed Across the Country, Atlanta Civil Rights Activists Included

The Atlanta Inquirer will participate to celebrate those honored in Atlanta, Georgia. Among those honored will be Reverend Dr. Lawrence E. Carter, Sr.; Dr. Anne W. Watts; Hon. Carolyn Long-Banks; Hon. Michael J. Bond; Hon. Shirley C. Franklin; Judge Brenda Hill Cole; Reverend Dr. Otis Moss, Jr; Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis; Dr. David Satcher; Dr. Georgianne Thomas; Dr. Gwendolyn Middlebrooks; Dr. Herschelle S. Challenor; Dr. Johnny Parham; Dr. Mary Ann Smith Wilson; Dr. Roslyn Pope**; Mrs. Henrietta Antoinin; Mrs. Billye Aaron; Mrs. Xernona Clayton Brady; Ms. Miranda Mack McKenzie; Reverend…

SCFG Presents Mind Matters: Learning to Learn, Learning to Live, Learning to Love!

A free community health initiative in collaboration with the Fulton County Community Services Program Atlanta, Georgia – July 25, 2022 – Get a $25 Amazon card or $50 gas card and Peace of Mind. The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. invites you to join our mental health sessions and receive a $50 gas card (Adults 18+) or a $25 Amazon card (Youths 17 and under) for your participation. Registration is limited. Open to Fulton County Residents Only. The first session for adults 18+ will take place on Wednesday, July…

Fulton County Proposes to Maintain Current Millage Rate

Fulton County Proposes to Maintain Current Millage Rate The Fulton County Board of Commissioners will hold three public hearings for its 2022 millage rate. Fulton County’s proposed millage rate for 2022 is 9.33 mills, the same as the 2021 millage rate. Because Fulton County has had a strong track record of lowering its millage rate over many years to offer taxpayer relief, the 2022 proposed rate is a full mill lower than Fulton County’s General Fund millage rate 5 year ago (10.38 mills). The proposed rate is higher than the…

AT&T Names New Vice President and General Manager for the Southeast States

Cara Fields to Oversee Retail Sales and Operations in Kentucky, Georgia, Tennessee, and South Carolina Atlanta, GA, July 13, 2022 — AT&T* has named Cara Fields to oversee business in the Southeast States as Vice President and General Manager. In this role, Fields will manage more than 2,000 AT&T employees and nearly 500 retail locations. “Fields is a proven leader who brings a wealth of experience managing consumer markets,” said John Palmer, SVP Sales and Distribution, AT&T East Region. “Her successful track record, combined with a deep commitment to customers…

Inquirer Remembers Joanne Little

Whatever happened to North Carolinian Joan (pronounced Jo-Ann) Little from the mid-1970s? Her infamous murder trial 48 years ago for which she was acquitted of knifing to death a white North Carolina jailer attempting to rape her while incarcerated became a cause-celeb worldwide and shined attention on the treatment of women in the judicial system. I remember the case well. I had just returned to Atlanta in 1974 after discharge from the US Army. I began working as a news anchor for WIGO radio, which at that time was located…

NNPA and Transformative Justice Coalition Announce National GOTV Campaign Targeting 10 Million More Black Voters

By Stacy M. Brown NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia Ahead of the all-important 2022 midterm elections, reports show that more than 55 million Americans remain unregistered to vote – and about 10 million are African Americans who are eligible to vote but who are unregistered. Whether the reason is because of apathy, suppression, or other means, the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) and the Transformative Justice Coalition seek to get to the bottom of why, with so much at stake, voter registration and GOTV mobilization remain lacking notably among…

Roe v. Wade Overturned, Atlanta Protests Spark

By Zeriba Media / Lashley John A large protest rally was held in Atlanta on Saturday resulting from the Supreme Court “Roe v. Wade” decision last Friday, June 25, 2022. The rally started at CNN, to the Civil Rights Museum, to the Southern District Court and back to CNN. There were close to 2000 people at this rally; people just kept coming as the march started moving. They did a die-in at the Center for Civil Rights and at the Court House. There was another earlier rally at another location…

Mother Emanuel AME Church 9 Remembered at Motris Brown College

It was a solemn day on the campus of Morris Brown College when faculty, staff, students, administrators, and friends gathered to pay homage to nine church members of the Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The nine members of Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church often referred to as Mother Emanuel AME Church were gunned down while in Bible Study on the evening of June 17, 2015. According to witnesses, the shooter was invited in for fellowship. A few minutes after 9:00 P.M., while seated next to South Carolina…

MTS Sickle Cell Foundation Launches Community Health Worker Research Study with Grant from UnitedHealthcare

MTS Sickle Cell Foundation, a national nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness, support, and sensitivity surrounding Sickle Cell Disease (SCD), has received a $50,000 research grant from UnitedHealthcare to develop a Community Health Worker (CHW) research program to better understand the critical role CHWs play in the evidence-based management of Sickle Cell Disease. The grant was awarded as part of the company’s commitment to reducing health disparities in Georgia and helping people live healthier lives through investments in local community-based organizations that provide access to care and resources. “We recognize that the sickle cell patient population faces disparities in…

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