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By Nicole Slay Caldwell, Atlanta president of The NETwork As we commemorate Black History Month, it is important to reflect not only on the struggles and triumphs of the past but also to address the challenges of the present. By taking action to improve our present, Black History Month offers an opportunity to continue to inspire our community to work towards a brighter future for the next generation. As I contemplate the path forward, three impactful considerations | Read more...
Friends and family gather as Cecilia Houston-Torrence is honored by the Atlanta City Hall, Atlanta City Councilwoman Andrea L. Boone (District 10), Photo by Stephen Dennis (Atlanta City Hall)
Longtime Atlanta citizen and community activist Cecilia Houston-Torrence was honored by the Atlanta City Council on Monday, September 18, 2023. She was commended for her outstanding community service to Atlanta and to several non-profit organizations. A little-known fact about Houston-Torrence is that, as pointed out by her close friend Susan “Sue” Ross, at a very young age, Houston-Torrence and her sisters integrated Christ the King Elementary School in Daphne, Alabama | Read more...
Actress and Entrepreneur Kim Fields will be the featured keynote speaker at the Atlanta Business League (ABL) 2023 Membership Campaign on Tuesday, September 12, 2023
Actress and Entrepreneur Kim Fields will be the featured keynote speaker at the Atlanta Business League (ABL) 2023 Membership Campaign on Tuesday, September 12, 2023   Experience Membership and Embrace Success Networking Opportunities Professional Development Advocacy and Support Visibility and Recognition Come and learn how you can join the Atlanta Business League (ABL) and tap into a supportive community that can offer guidance and | Read more...
TILA Studios is proud to announce the commencement of its 2023-2024 Garden Fellowship. An award-winning and nationally recognized fellowship program for Black women visual artists, the Garden Fellowship is a 15-month program that helps these artists take their careers to the next level. In celebration of the start of the fellowship, TILA Studios is hosting a Juneteenth Block Party on June 17, 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM with Sweengreen, at its location in Atlanta’s Ponce City | Read more...
Ted Santos is a man very familiar with change, chaos, and instability. In fact, he resides in it. The entrepreneur, corporate advisor, and author was for years a world traveler who was more likely to be found trekking through a Central American jungle than sitting at an office desk. Today, as the CEO of Turnaround Investment Partners, he helps companies who find themselves at a standstill to become disruptors, creating problems so they can turn around and solve them. “For | Read more...
Changed by the Pandemic and Feeling Economic Pressure, U.S. Hourly Wage Earners Are Reshaping the Workplace – on Their Own Terms Responses from more than 29,000 U.S. hourly wage earners to Employbridge’s 2023 Voice of the American Workforce Survey portray a workforce pinched by economic pressures yet determined to advance and define their roles on their own terms. While better pay has been a consistent desire among workers for more than a decade, this year respondents | Read more...
In celebration of National Financial Literacy Month, OneUnited Bank, the nation’s largest black-owned bank, is proud to announce its 13th Annual “I Got Bank!” National Financial Literacy Contest where ten children will win a length="480",000 savings account. To make financial literacy a core value of the Black community, the Bank is offering a free “I Got Bank” E-Book. Students from across the country between the ages of 8 and 12 are encouraged to read a financial literacy book of | Read more...
Funding from National Telecommunications and Information Administration will allow MSM to examine relationship between digital health equity and increased access to technology Atlanta, Georgia – March 22, 2023 – Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) has received a .2 million dollar grant to understand the impact increasing technological access and literacy will have on digital health equity. This project encompasses the work of Morehouse School of Medicine’s Office of | Read more...
By Milton Kirby On Wednesday, February 15th, the C. T. Martin Recreation Center was the place to be. The Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation hosted the community for an afternoon of food, fun, haircuts, manicures, facials, financial coaching and health resources. The village of volunteers came together to provide the attendees a plethora of resources and services. Madam CJ the Mobile Barber along with several other barbers, volunteered to participate as a way | Read more...
It is officially tax season, according to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) which declared that this year’s tax season started on Monday, January 23. It’s that special time of year when people collect their documents to either rush over to their tax preparer or enter in themselves so that they can receive those nice tax refund checks. The IRS estimates that they will receive more than 168 million filers this year, most of who will be filing before the April 18 tax | Read more...
By Milton Kirby Saint Philip A.M.E. Church along with several other churches partnered with DeKalb County Government to distribute 5,000 boxes of food in celebration of Black History Month.  The food was distributed on a first come first serve basis to families that came from walking distance neighborhoods and cross county communities. The families received a 10-pound bag of chicken hindquarters, a 20-pound box of food that contained fruits and vegetables, a dozen | Read more...
National - Project REAP (Real Estate Associate Program), the industry’s leading effort to advance diversity, equity and inclusion in the commercial real estate (CRE) industry for close to 25 years, is accepting applications for its Spring 2023 Academy now through Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at midnight EST. The REAP Academy is designed to further career advancement for diverse professionals seeking to enter the field of commercial real estate. Real estate experience is NOT | Read more...
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