Atlanta human rights activist Joe Beasley’s latest projects involve helping provide water to the people of drought-stricken Somaliland and advancing the human rights of black folks in some countries in South America.
Deion Sanders, a star of both the Atlanta Braves and Falcons in the early 1990s, has partnered with the politically conservative Koch brothers to fight poverty in Dallas. An “unlikely partnership” is how a reporter with the Associated Press characterized the relation.
Ted Turner is now formally honored by the blue-blazer crowd of the yachting world. The New York Yacht Club marked the 40th anniversary of Turner’s victory in the America’s Cup, in 1977, by awarding Turner the highest individual honor the club bestows.
This is a significant bow from a club with an autocratic reputation, one that took its time in even extending a membership offer to Turner. Evidently, back in the day, the club’s leadership had determined that Turner wasn’t a good fit in a private club founded in 1844 by a scion of one of the nation’s founders and led since by a host of mostly Northern bluebloods.
As the nation prepares to honor those who died in service to the country, a team of former service members and civilians affiliated with the Shepherd Center are running eight consecutive half-marathons to raise awareness and funding for veterans still recovering from injury.
By Guest Columnist SALLY BETHEA, the board chair of Chattahoochee Parks Conservancy, the nonprofit friends group for the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
America’s mayors are pitching an investment in the infrastructure of our national parks as a win-win for cities and their residents: A way to create U.S. jobs by restoring historic buildings, fixing outdated and unsafe water and electrical systems and improving crumbling roads and trails to benefit all park visitors.
By Guest Columnist DAVID E. FULLER, president of the SunTrust Foundation
I’ve always believed that to whom much is given, much is required. Throughout my business career, I’ve held fast to this principle, so when I was offered the chance to head the SunTrust Foundation, it was the perfect opportunity to turn my passion for giving into a full-time career.
JPMorgan Chase has awarded a $4 million grant to a new tax-exempt partnership in Atlanta that is to help create more than 1,000 jobs and provide more than 700 affordable homes in metro Atlanta, the financial institution announced Tuesday.
Plans to connect Buckhead with an urban wilderness stretching east to Emory University and beyond got a big boost in the form of a $500,000 pledge from the Kendeda Fund to the South Fork Conservancy, the non-profit conservancy announced Friday.
Here in the dog days of Summer in the South, the Atlanta Humane Society is bringing photographer Seth Casteel for a visit to talk about his photo series that became a New York Times best selling book, “Underwater Dogs.”