Next Atlanta mayor must have plan to promote child care

By Guest Columnist PAM TATUM, CEO of Quality Care for Children

No doubt the City of Atlanta has a lot going for it. The new mayor will take charge of a vibrant city with a reputation as a great place to do business – a city with a growing population that’s a major destination for young college grads. But with all Atlanta has going for it, it may not be the best place for young people to start a family and educate their children.

Delta’s Ed Bastian wants Amazon to pick Atlanta

If Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian had his way, Amazon would pick Atlanta for its second headquarters.

“I am an Atlantan,” Bastian said on Wednesday morning. “I would love to see Amazon come here.”

Bastian was at the Delta Flight Museum addressing a gathering of 70 journalists from 18 countries who were in town for the unveiling of the A-350 aircraft.

Georgia Power vs. the law of holes

By Lyle V. Harris
Georgia Power is likely to get another shot-in-the-arm after announcing plans to complete construction on those ill-fated nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle near Waynesboro. A far more appropriate response to this epic boondoggle, of course, would be a swift kick in the pants. But don’t count on it. 

True leaders find victory in a worthy vision, not in a single bold move

Leadership, this greatly admired trait, once commonly applied exclusively to male war heroes or politicians or industrial leaders, is now generally recognized as a gift or skill that also includes women, men, and young people from the highest rungs of the corporate ladder to one’s immediate family. True leadership is the story of success, not for one’s self, but for others.

As Keith Parker exits MARTA and Nat Ford leads APTA, transit holds key to Atlanta’s and nation’s future

By Maria Saporta At 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, Keith Parker’s tenure as MARTA’s general manager and CEO ended as he started his new role as the CEO of Goodwill Industries of North Georgia. The timing was significant. During his last week at MARTA, Atlanta hosted the annual meeting and Expo of the American Public Transportation […]

Morehouse College names Harvard’s David Thomas as its 12th president

When David A. Thomas was 10 years old, his ambition was to attend Morehouse College.

On Sunday, the board of trustees of Atlanta-based Morehouse College named Thomas the 12th president of the prestigious historically-black institution.

Thomas comes with a 30-year academic background working for Ivy League institutions. He currently is the H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, a position he’s held since January.

Georgia voices vie for attention during NAFTA talks

The NAFTA talks slated to conclude Monday have transpired as an array of Georgia voices have sought to be heard: The Georgia Chamber of Commerce and five local chambers; small farmers seeking protection from competitors based in the U.S. and Mexico; and Sonny Perdue, a former Georgia governor now serving as U.S. agriculture secre

‘Victoria & Abdul’ – Judi Dench ‘a wonder’ as Queen Victoria in UK-India cultural tale

The last time Judi Dench made this movie, it was with Billy Connolly and a Shetland pony.

This time, it’s with a limpid-eyed Indian.

Connolly and the pony worked better.

Taking place some years after “Mrs. Brown,” (Dench’s first foray as Queen Victoria), “Victoria & Abdul” cheekily claims to be “based on real events…mostly.”

Time has arrived to unite for Atlanta’s kids

By Guest Columnist DAVID SUITTS, founder of Unite For Kids Atlanta

When people ask why I care about early childhood development, I think back to when I first thought I could maybe teach.

There’s a Youtube video of that summer: I’m filming and talking at three girls, none whom could be older than 6 years.

Atlanta City Council candidate Q and A: District 11

By Maggie Lee Parts of southwest Atlanta like Cascade, Campbelltown Road and Greenbriar are going to get a new City Council member this year. The eight folks running say their concerns are things like jobs, poverty, preservation, safety and getting ready for the growth that’s coming to southwest Atlanta. Incumbent District 11 Councilwoman Keisha Lance […]