Folk Art Park, Atlanta’s homage to Southern folk artists including Howard Finster and Lonnie Holley, is on track to be repaired and restored to its quirky beauty when the park was opened for the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
By Guest Columnist JEFF JOSLIN,an airline captain who chairs the North Atlanta Citizens’ Climate Lobby
As the Paris climate talks begin this week (known as the “Conference of Parties” or COP 21) I am inspired and hopeful remembering the open hearted responses to the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris earlier this month.
This week, guest columnist THOMAS A. SCOTT, professor emeritus of history at Kennesaw State University, tells the story of James Carmichael, a business leader who paved the way for the significance of the Atlanta region’s business and industry sectors. It’s not fashionable today to praise the moderates of the World War II and postwar era.
An upset in the Louisiana governor’s race and the luck of the draw in Mississippi gave Democrats in the South a rare reason to celebrate last week. The biggest upshot: Louisiana is likely to be the next state to accept the federal Medicaid expansion.
In 1826 the State of Georgia ordered a transportation survey to be undertaken. Ostensibly, the purpose of the survey was to evaluate the feasibility of building a canal through North Georgia and up into the frontier of Tennessee. Such a conveyance, it was reasoned, would allow Georgia merchants to gain access to the northern part […]
It may have been the passing of the proverbial torch from one generation to another. Hattie Dorsey, a seasoned and savvy “firecracker” of a housing and public policy activist, recently hosted a meet and greet dinner conversation for another young firebrand, Maya Dillard Smith, the new executive director of the Georgia affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union.
The Sixth Annual Turkey Giveaway on Wednesday was a family affair for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. Reed was joined by his wife - Sarah-Elizabeth Reed, and their daughter - Maria Kristan Reed, who is now 17 months old. But the real star of the day was rapper and actor - T.I., who has been participating in a City of Atlanta Turkey Giveaway for many years.
There’s one major reason Georgia State University is viewed as a front-runner in the effort to redevelop Turner Field – GSU has been implementing a vision to redevelop its neighborhood into a walkable community since the 1990s.
Olga Casteleiro de Goizueta – one of the grandest ladies in Atlanta – passed away Nov. 16. Fortunately for Atlanta, the legacy of Mrs. Goizueta and her late husband - former Chairman and CEO of the Coca-Cola Co. Roberto Goizueta - will live on through their family foundation and their children. Mrs. Goizueta relished her privacy, but once in awhile she would open up with me – show her intelligence, grace and humor.
Following the success of building a new Ben Massell Dental Clinic, the Jewish Family and Career Services of Atlanta is preparing to complete its campus in Dunwoody as it continues to collaborate with other social service agencies.
The president of the Human Rights Campaign - Chad Griffin - came to Atlanta Wednesday to highlight U.S. companies with the best records of inclusion for the LGBT community. In Georgia, 13 companies reached a perfect score of 100 in the 2016 Corporate Equality Index assessing inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals. There were only 11 Georgia companies with a perfect score a year ago.
The Robert W. Woodruff Foundation has awarded $10 million towards the rejuvenation of Centennial Olympic Park. A $25 million fundraising campaign to improve the park will launch in January, 2016 ─ all in an effort to mark the 20th anniversary of Atlanta's hosting the 1996 Summer Olympic Games.
By Maria Saporta As published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on November 13, 2015.
Georgia’s nonprofit rankings on the annual Philanthropy 400 slipped a notch or two in the 2015 list put out by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
For the past several years, Georgia has had five nonprofits among the nation’s top 20 charitable organizations, including the Task Force for Global Health — which has been in top six for the past several years.
But this year, Georgia only had four nonprofits in the top 20 — the Task Force for Global Health (which dropped down a notch to No. 7); the National Christian Foundation (No. 9); the Boys & Girls Clubs of America (No. 18); and the American Cancer Society (No. 19).