A diverse array of major human rights and press freedom groups are among 90 organizations calling on Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr to drop controversial racketeering charges against “Cop City” protesters. Among signatories to a letter announced Sept. 28 are Amnesty International USA, the Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression (FIRE), the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Freedom […]
A transition of leadership is underway at the Georgia Research Alliance, a pivotal public-private partnership that has catapulted the state into a top place for scientific research and innovation. Susan Shows, president and CEO since September 2020, has been with GRA for 22 years. She made it official Wednesday, announcing that she’ll retire as CEO […]
A new art exhibit at Georgia Tech titled “Extension of Community: What it Means To Be Sustainable in a Digital World” opened last month on Georgia Tech’s campus. The exhibit examines “what it means to exist in today’s technology-enabled world while ensuring our planet can thrive,” according to the website, adding that it looks to […]
Pro Bono Partnership Atlanta kicked off a bootcamp for Black-led nonprofits last week at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits, who provided the space free of charge. Justine Cowan, senior corporate counsel for Pro Bono Partnership of Atlanta heading the program, said Black-led nonprofits often face issues of funding and being short-staffed — particularly during the […]
Few CEOs have ever experienced what Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian went through beginning in March 2020 when the world came to a halt because of the Covid pandemic when Delta’s business went from the best of times to the worst of times in one month.
Atlanta developer Dewberry Capital Corporation says it will abandon its applications for several marks using the terms “Uptowne” and “Midtowne” despite their pending publication for formal comments. Dewberry Capital has long planned redevelopment of several properties in its home neighborhood of Midtown under a branding as “Uptown.” A Dewberry Capital official and an attorney who […]
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation announced Sept. 21 that it is deepening its investment in Atlanta’s Westside.
Atlanta Public Schools (APS) may team with the City’s brand-new affordable housing organization on community-led, history-preserving remakes of several surplus properties – starting with the former Lakewood Heights and Peeples Street school sites. The Atlanta Board of Education Sept. 19 gave a thumbs-up to the innovative disposal strategy, which could involve partnership with the new […]
After for than a decade being headquartered outside the city limits, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution will move its offices to Midtown, according to Andrew Morse, AJC’s president and publisher.
City attorneys say the Atlanta City Council cannot create its own ballot question about the public safety training center, according to a source at the council. “Law Department says they don’t have the authority to put it on the ballot,” said the source, adding the detailed opinion is still being reviewed inside the council. An […]
The Atlanta-based Morehouse School of Medicine made yet another leap in the world of global health Sept. 14 when it announced it was establishing the David Satcher Global Health Institute.
An Atlanta City Council member may introduce a resolution to put the public safety training center on the ballot, pending City attorneys’ advice — a move that could cut through a legal stalemate over the “Vote to Stop Cop City” effort. District 5 City Councilmember Liliana Bakhtiari is “considering introducing legislation on Monday” to put […]
The Georgia Rivers Gala brought together dozens of stewards for Georgia’s rivers, with a clear position on one of Georgia’s most precious natural resources. On Friday Sept. 8 The Georgia River Network celebrated a quarter-century of protecting the state’s rivers and waterways. The event saw guests from Sen. Jon Ossoff to Muscogee (Creek) Nation Chief […]
Kaleidoscope Child Foundation ran it back with their annual 5K Walk/Run for Education this past weekend. On Sunday Sept. 10, hundreds completed a 5K in Virginia Highlands, with all proceeds going towards the foundation for education. Kaleidoscope began in 2004 after the founder David Ault took a trip to the city of Siem Reap in […]
A federal judge has denied an emergency request from the “Vote to Stop Cop City” effort to force the counting of signatures — while also criticizing the City as dishonest in its conflicting legal arguments. U.S. District Judge Mark H. Cohen’s Sept. 13 denial order said the referendum effort is in legal confusion primarily because […]
Eugene Jones Jr., CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority since October 2019, has submitted his resignation to Mayor Andre Dickens and his board chair, Larry Stewart. Jones convened members of the AHA team Tuesday morning to let them know he was leaving, according to people who were present. His last day will be Dec. 31. […]
After submitting what it says is over 116,000 signatures, the “Vote to Stop Cop City” effort is locked in a legal stalemate over interpretation of a petition-submission deadline. Meanwhile, some Atlanta City Council members say they will push to get it on the ballot – and protesters say they will march on the public safety […]
There were three awards up for grabs, including the Corporate Program of the Year, Innovative Corporate Project of the Year and Corporate Skills-Based Award.
“We have made so much progress over the past 50 years toward genuine human equity, yet still our society is tortured by racial injustice and the danger it poses to us all,” Douglas Blackmon wrote.
The board of the Piedmont Park Conservancy has selected Doug Widener, the executive director of Chicago’s Lincoln Park Conservancy as its next president and CEO.