https://i1.wp.com/saportareport.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Screen-Shot-2017-07-24-at-12.02.49-PM.png?fit=1054%2C5835831054Tom Baxterhttp://saportareport.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/SAPORTAREPORT.pngTom Baxter2017-07-24 18:05:532017-07-24 18:05:53Measuring recovery, and global reach
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https://i1.wp.com/saportareport.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/maxresdefault.jpg?fit=1200%2C6756751200Eleanor Ringelhttp://saportareport.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/SAPORTAREPORT.pngEleanor Ringel2017-07-24 12:12:112017-07-24 21:29:57'Dunkirk' - immerses viewers in epic World War II battle via 'bravura filmmaking'
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Invest Atlanta provided financing to a record number of developments at its board meeting July 21 – projects that will add a total of 493 units of affordable and workforce housing – a top priority of Mayor Kasim Reed.
But a reason there was such a rush of projects was due to the possible closing of the Eastside TAD (Tax Allocation District). And Mayor Kasim Reed supports closing the TAD.
Atlanta proposes to lease 88 retail locations at the city’s airport across a total of about 70,000 square feet. The plan is for current members of the Atlanta City Council to approve recommendations of an evaluation committee, and for Mayor Kasim Reed to execute the contracts.
By Guest Columnist Dr. R.W. WILLS, Sr., pastor of Friendship Baptist Church
In his highly regarded work, Crisis in the Village: Restoring Hope in African American Communities, Dr. Robert M. Franklin, Jr. proposed a blueprint for constructive community restoration. He offered this thoughtful text recognizing that many of our urban communities across our nation are once again experiencing the chaotic effects of being separate and unequal.
It appears a budding “cannabis rights movement” is slowly taking root in Georgia. A group of African-American advocates and activists in Atlanta last week launched the Minority Cannabis Coalition, an organization working to ensure “equity and access” for Blacks and other minorities interested in joining the nation’s multi-billion dollar marijuana market.
This week, ALLISON HUTTON, of Georgia Humanities, tracks the evolution of the relationship between the mosquito and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
By Allison Hutton
For the decades of devastation it wrought on the state’s cotton industry, the boll weevil ranks high on the list of Georgia’s entomological villains. From an economic perspective (in 1920, some farmers in south Georgia reported 50-75% losses), certainly, the boll weevil is a likely candidate for the top position on the list. From a public health perspective, however, the mosquito ranks #1.
In his epic work “The Souls of Black Folk,” WEB DuBois seems to describe the City of Atlanta in terms that separate Atlanta from what is generally considered to be a traditional Southern city. “South of North, yet north of South lies the city of a hundred hills…” he writes. The image of Atlanta as […]
“Dunkirk” does World War II like nothing you’ve ever seen.
Sweeping yet intimate, heroic and horrific, the movie is a triumph of the sort of storytelling the movies do best. Yes, there is a plot (several, actually) and yes there is dialogue and yes, there are identifiable characters.
But what is so impressive about “Dunkirk” is how utterly immersive it is. We are on that besieged beach, our backs to the sea, the Nazis moving in. We are on that brave little boat, one of several hundred civilian crafts, crossing the English Channel to help rescue the troops. We are in the cockpit with those RAF pilots, trying to shoot down the German planes that circle above like birds of prey.
Some six weeks before Atlanta City Council is expected to vote on Emory University's petition to join the city, a state lawmaker who's running for mayor is raising questions about the equity of possible spending on a light rail line in the would-be part of Atlanta.Read More »
Historic Oakland Cemetery is expanding its efforts to share information about the restoration of the African American Grounds section of the city’s cemetery. Two guided tours are scheduled this week, on Wednesday and Saturday. Admission is free and registration is required.Read More »
The Atlanta Public Schools enjoyed a stellar day on Thursday. It started out with a release at 10 a.m. announcing that 57 APS schools (about two-thirds of the system) achieved academic gains based on the Georgia Milestones End of Grade and End of Course Assessments – 17 more than last year.Read More »
The three Atlanta City Council members who sat before an audience in a northwest Atlanta church Wednesday night are all seeking a promotion to a higher office — and said what they’d like to leave as a legacy.Read More »
The leaders of the the Atlanta agency in charge of attracting investment on Thursday morning approved millions of dollars in sweeteners or tax abatements for developments at Underground, Colony Square and more.Read More »
Newspaper co-owner and president Dink NeSmith and The Press-Sentinel, of Jesup, will receive Greenlaw’s Special Media Recognition for Environmental Championship Award for their efforts to expose plans for a coal ash dump in Wayne County. The dump’s operator withdrew its 2015 application in April.Read More »