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DPH Awaits CDC Confirmation of Positive COVID-19 Test

Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) Awaits CDC Confirmation of Positive COVID-19 Test ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) is awaiting confirmatory testing on a positive test for COVID-19 in a Georgia patient in Floyd County. The initial testing was completed by the Georgia Public Health Laboratory on March 5. Per testing protocols established by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the test results were sent to the CDC for confirmation. Testing at most state laboratories, including Georgia, is just underway; and due to previous…

The Making of ‘Building Atlanta: The Story of Herman J. Russell’

On February 12th, there was a private screening of the documentary about Herman J. Russell at the Russell Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship (RCIE) at 504 Fair Street SW in Atlanta, Georgia 30313. The documentary film is about the inspiring life and legacy of the Atlanta businessman and founder of one of the country’s largest Black-owned commercial real estate development and construction firms. The documentary airs on Atlanta’s ATL PBA for the first time on February 16th at 9 pm and then again on February 23rd at 7 pm. Premiering…

Unofficial Mayor of Buckhead Sam Massell Announces Retirement

On Wednesday, January 29, 2020, at the thirty-first annual meeting of the Buckhead Coalition, Inc., Samuel A. Massell, Jr. announced his plans to retire. For years, Massell has worked with the Buckhead Coalition, a non-profit civic organization, as founding president. It is an association of business executives on the north side of Atlanta, primarily in the Buckhead community. He has been lovingly penned, the mayor of Buckhead. He will forever be known as the primary impetus that spearheaded the Buckhead Community Improvement District. Samuel A. Massell, Jr. served as the…

ATC, Atlanta BeltLine Partnership Announce Weekly Group Run/Walks

ATLANTA – Runners, walkers, rollers and strollers will have a weekly opportunity to exercise and socialize on the Atlanta BeltLine in 2020. Atlanta Track Club and Atlanta BeltLine Partnership are expanding their collaboration next year to bring free weekly group run/walks to four different sections of the popular multi-use trail. Beginning January 2, 2020, Run. Walk. Go! Club group runs will rotate weekly between the Eastside, Westside, Southside and Northside Atlanta BeltLine trails. Runners and walkers will gather in the following locations: Eastside Trail First Thursday of the month New Realm…

Tucker Celebrates Holidays With Children At 2019 Hosea Helps Annual Youth Christmas Party

Families lined up around the center for some Hosea Helps holiday cheer. Hundreds of bags of toys were distributed, and smiles were upon children’s faces yesterday at the Loudermilk Center. The Hosea Helps staff and its army of volunteers soldiered on to deliver food, toys, entertainment, face painting and lots of smiles. Food was cooked on site by Hosea Helps and many of these children came from families that come to the Hosea Family stabilization center every week. Also distributed along with toys were clothes, shoes, toiletries, and $50 gift…

Cafe Mocha Salute Her Awards Makes Stop In Atlanta, Honors Local Women & Donates To Homeless Shelters

By Diane Larché In the spirit of giving, Café Mocha Radio closed out its outstanding 2019 Salute Her Awards five-city tour by blessing others. In lieu of selling tickets for its final 2019 ceremony in Atlanta December 6 at the Riverside Epicenter (135 Riverside Parkway in Austell, Georgia 30168), they asked guests to bless others by bringing a toy or a $25 gift card for entry, which will be donated to area shelters at The Nicholas House, Hosea House and Atlanta Children’s Shelter. “This year has been such a blessing…

Atlanta Inquirer Family Suffers Another Loss

The Atlanta Inquirer family mourns the loss of Dr. Lonnie C. King, Jr. He had been a part of the Atlanta Inquirer family since its early beginnings and had written articles in the newspaper in the 1960s. At the time of his death, he was still a part of the Inquirer’s Advisory Council. Born on August 30, 1936, to Bertha Thrasher and Lonnie King in Arlington, Georgia, Lonnie C. King, Jr. died in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 after a long illness with heart problems, at the age of 82. As a student at Morehouse College, King and other students from the Historically Black Colleges…

Celebration of Life for John B. Smith, Sr.

John B. “J.B.” Smith, Sr. was born to the late John Watson Smith and the late Pressarene “Press” Whitfield Smith, the oldest of five children in LaGrange, Georgia. He was quite an ambitious young man and as the oldest, he was charged with caring for his siblings and family by chopping wood and shoveling coal to provide for this family. His strong work ethic was developed early while in grammar school when he won a bicycle as a newspaper deliverer for LaGrange’s Informer newspaper. In LaGrange, J.B. attended Kelly Grammar…

Atlanta Loses Business Giant, Civic Leader and Unsung Hero of the Civil Rights Movement: Herman Jerome Russell

Atlanta and America suffered a major loss on Saturday, November 15, 2014 as Herman Jerome Russell died. Russell, affectionately known as H. J. to family and friends, was a renowned business entrepreneur, civic leader and philanthropist. His is a success story definitely worth noting not only in the annals of Black History but also in American History. H. J. Russell & Co. is ranked as one of the largest minority-owned companies in the United States. He worked with with major Fortune 500 companies such as Georgia Pacific, Delta Airlines and…

In Memoriam Jesse Hill, Jr.

In Memoriam Jesse Hill, Jr. 1926 – 2012 By Charles A. Black Special Correspondent for The Atlanta Inquirer From St. Louis to Atlanta, from Atlanta to the world, from the World to Eternity – Jesse Hill, Jr. has transitioned from a bright beacon of service and leadership on Earth to an eternal legend of collective regard for the legacy he leaves behind. Few leave such large footprints on the sands of time, or whose fingerprints are found on so much of a community’s successes as those of Jesse Hill, Jr.…

Remembering Atlanta Business Icon Jesse Hill, Jr.

Remembering An Atlanta Business Icon: Jesse Hill, Jr. Atlanta businessman And Civil Rights Leader Succumbs Jesse Hill, Jr. May 30, 1926 – December 17, 2012 By John B. Smith, Jr. Jesse Hill, Jr. passed on Monday morning, December 17, 2012 at the age of 86. Hill was born in St. Louis, Missouri on May 30, 1926. He graduated from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and physics in 1947. It is at Lincoln University where Hill became a member of his beloved fraternity, Omega…

Civil Rights Giant and Activist Clinton E. Warner, Jr., MD Succumbs at Age 87

Clinton E. Warner, Jr., MD Civil Rights Giant, Activist, Humanitarian, Physician, Author, Philosopher July 11, 1924 – June 30, 2012 Dr. Clinton E. Warner, Jr. was born on July 11, 1924 to educators Mr. Clinton Ellsworth Warner, Sr. and Mrs. Mabel Hubert Warner. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia on the campus of Morehouse College in Graves Hall. He attended elementary school at the Training School at Arkansas State College in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. He graduated from East Depot High School in LaGrange, Georgia in 1940. Always identifying with the…

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