Maria’s Metro

A reinvented Sustainable Atlanta joins forces with Center for Civic Innovation

Ever since it was founded in 2009, Sustainable Atlanta has been trying to do what all nonprofits try to do – become sustainable.

Sustainable Atlanta is joining forces with the Center for Civic Innovation – a relatively new nonprofit that is seeking change the equation in the level of public engagement and participation in the community as well as work on creative and entrepreneurial ways to make the city a better place to live and work.
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Guest Columns

Historically Black Colleges and Universities are a strategic investment

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By Guest Columnist JUSTINE BOYD, UNCF’s regional development director in Atlanta

Education is being called by many the civil rights issue of today.

“We are a country lurching backwards on the issue of education,”said Freedom Summer organizer Bob Moses, who is known for leading the historic voter registration drive in Mississippi in the 1960s.
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Jamil’s Georgia

Colquitt County Courthouse, moultrie, Georgia

Courthouses of Georgia book celebrates county hallmarks

This week guest contributor ROSS KING, executive director of ACCG, Georgia’s county association, and a Georgia Humanities Council board member, invites readers to take a new look at Georgia’s courthouses.

These days, the courthouse in your county may not be a place you give much thought to, unless you happen to work there. But once upon a time, the county courthouse served as the center of civic and public life — it was a hub, the place where the community’s business was conducted, where citizens could witness the judicial system in action, and where social activity thrived. Continue reading

Saba Long

Future influence of Georgia’s Democrats rests with next party chair

The Democratic Party of Georgia has a relevancy problem.

Since Georgia elected its first Republican governor since Reconstruction, the Georgia GOP has made steady gains in both houses of the General Assembly. Redistricting eliminated competitive seats and pitted popular Democrats against each other in the newly-drawn seats. A majority Republican legislative delegation represents Fulton County, a majority Democratic voting county.
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Moments

On a run, Wright Mitchell discovered a forgotten cemetery, founded Buckhead Heritage Society

By Chris Schroder

When Wright Mitchell was on a run with his two dogs one day, he inexplicably turned up Chatham Road in Buckhead, a street not on his normal route. As he neared the top of the hill at West Paces Ferry, he looked to his left and saw a strange stone obelisk sticking out of the trees and bushes on an abandoned lot.
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