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One of Inquirer’s Photographers of the 1960s Fades Away

Robert Stephens (Bob) Johnson II Father, Teacher, Soldier, Photographer December 15, 1929 – April 13, 2020 Robert Stephens “Bob” Johnson II was born on December 15, 1929 in St. Petersburg, Florida and passed away on April 13, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. A graveside service was held at 12 noon, in accordance with current COVID-19 guidelines and policies, at Lincoln Cemetery (Garden of Resurrection) in Atlanta, Georgia 30314. Murray Brothers Funeral Home (Cascade) of Atlanta handled the final arrangements. His educational journey started at Davis Elementary School and later Gibbs High…

Atlanta Elderly Couple Latest Victims of COVID-19 in Assisted Living Facility

Dr. and Mrs. DeLutha (Lois) King are the latest victims to suffer demise to the COVID-19 pandemic. Retired physician Dr. DeLutha Porter Harold King, Jr. died on April 3, 2020 and his wife Lois Weaver King died on April 10, 2020 just after family members had buried the former King. Dr. King was a founder of the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation of Georgia. Both were close friends of The Atlanta Inquirer family. The two had been longtime Atlanta residents. Both had been residing at a local Assisted Living facility in…

Diversity Stars Pivots During COVID19 and Announces their 2020 TOP50 Diversity StarsV

(Black PR Wire) SEATTLE–(BUSINESS WIRE)– For the second year running, our Diversity Stars editorial team has selected 50 leaders who have demonstrated that they are among the most influential Chiefs of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) of 2020. These leaders are all bonafide trailblazers.. Their work has global relevance and has had a significant impact on the innovation and validation of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in the enterprise sector across all industries and verticals. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200407005731/en/ We are delighted to welcome…

Beloved Lois Weaver King Dies

Lois Weaver King May 11, 1923 – April 10, 2020 Lois Weaver King was born May 11, 1923 to Elmo Murray Weaver and Ethel Hall Weaver in Ahoskie, North Carolina. Mrs. King had two sisters who preceded her in death. Mrs. Lois King attended public schools in Ahoskie, North Carolina and North Carolina A & T University in Greensboro, North Carolina. She moved to Chicago and worked as a dental hygienist at 5th Army headquarters. During those years she met and fell in love with her soulmate. In the mid-1960’s…

OP-ED: Reverend Joseph Lowery: One of the most influential leaders of the latter 20th Century

NNPA NEWSWIRE — Lowery’s enduring legacy, I believe, is that he led the SCLC back from near death, to vibrancy and noteworthy relevance, after taking over in 1977, nine years after the King assassination, following the rocky and uncertain tenure of Abernathy’s presidency. No one could be expected to replicate the charisma, dynamism, and eloquence of King. By Deric Gilliard / BlackPressUSA It took the most life altering event of the 21st century to finally mute the importance of one of the most significant figures of the second half of…

Sending Joy from One Senior to Another

Braxton Chadwick, a senior at King’s Ridge Christian School in Alpharetta Georgia, started the “Bloom to a Room” campaign. His grandmother is currently in an assisted living community where they are confined to their room and are not allowed outside visitors due to COVID-19. His grandfather’s family runs a wholesale greenhouse where the seasonal plant orders have been canceled due to the pandemic and thousands of plants are going to waste. A family member sent a plant with his grandmother’s grocery order, and her reaction sparked an idea. That’s how…

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