Riding on the bus as part of Tom Houck’s Civil Rights Tours Atlanta is sobering.
Whether it is Auburn Avenue or Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, the message is two-fold. These are sacred places. It was here in Atlanta where some of the most significant moments in U.S. history took place – the Civil Rights movement.
By Guest Columnist PATTY POULTER, dean of the College of Arts at Kennesaw State University
Were you among the hundreds of millions of viewers who watched the Oscars or the Grammys recently? Have you seen some of the top-rated movies or listened to the hottest chart-busters in music?
On the local scene, perhaps you enjoyed Broadway star Jason Alexander of TV’s Seinfeld fame when he performed with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra in early March – or you attended Wicked at the fabulous Fox Theatre.
Clarence Jordan, from a distinguished Georgia family of politicians and community leaders, began a career in the 1930s as a Baptist minister. A rising star, he had a reputation for distinction that was spreading throughout the state and the South. With time, any pulpit or university appointment could be his.
Doesn’t it seem like we’ve been around this beltway before? The repeated failure of big-fix transportation initiatives — even if this one passes, it will be without any recurring funds for public transit — bets the question of whether half a loaf doesn’t look a lot better than it once did.
On March 31 at the Carter Center, Greg Wittkamper will recount the reconciliation with his high school classmates in Americus who bullied and nearly killed him for living in a mixed-race community that gave rise to Habitat for Humanity.
The story forms “Class of ’65: A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness” by noted Atlanta author Jim Auchmutey, scheduled for release next month.
In route to a plenary session at Park Pride’s annual conference, I passed a small, Midtown residential building located a short walk from Piedmont Park with units starting at $750,000 – a pretty penny for a town home.
It seemed an appropriate sighting as I headed to a plenary session: Just Green Enough: Contesting Environmental Gentrification. The focus was on the natural challenges of sustainable, equitable development.
Georgia lawmakers have resolved two bills in favor of environmentalists – by passing one bill that promotes the installation of solar power, and by killing another that aimed to prevent local governments from regulating plastic bags.
Spelman College has named Mary Schmidt Campbell as its 10th president of the Atlanta-based historically-black women's institution. Campbell, who will begin her new job on Aug. 1 following the tenure of Beverly Daniel Tatum's 13 years as Spelman's president, is the dean emerita of the Tisch School of the Arts and university professor in the Department of Art and Public Policy at New York University.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s administration has what it describes as, “serious concerns over the accuracy of claims made,” in a March 24 report of an Atlanta City Council committee meeting on the administration’s proposed sustainability program for commercial buildings. The following is the complete text of a column produced by Denise Quarles, director of the city's Office of Sustainability, in response to the story:
Major real estate interests in Atlanta, including Cousins Properties, Inc. and the Atlanta Hotel Council, said Tuesday they were blindsided by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s proposed water and energy sustainability program.
By MARIA SAPORTA Original Story on WABE In one short year, Clayton County has gone from being the Atlanta region’s ugly duckling to its beautiful new swan. The reason is simple. MARTA. On March 21, MARTA will launch its first three bus routes in Clayton, and more bus lines will be added in August and in […]
By Maria Saporta
Published in the Atlanta Business Chronicle on March 27, 2015
Plans to host a 2015 summit of Nobel Peace Prize laureates in Atlanta have hit a major stumbling block because Mayor Kasim Reed has withdrawn the city’s participation.
The event, scheduled for Nov. 15-19, has promised to bring at least 21 of the 30 living recipients of the Nobel Peace Prize to Atlanta. Heads of state and thousands of students are expected to attend events at the Georgia Aquarium and Georgia World Congress Center. United Parcel Service Inc. and The Coca-Cola Co. have signed on as significant sponsors. A November 2014 gala kicked off fundraising.