Hal Gulliver

Former Atlanta Constitution editor Hal Gulliver – a true old-style news guy – passes away

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A veteran Atlanta newsman – Harold S. Gulliver – passed away Thursday morning in a Valdosta Alzheimer’s facility, where he had lived for the past few years.

My mentor George Berry sent me an email telling me of the sad news – bringing me back to an amazing time when I was privileged enough to be a youngster in a gang of newspaper legends, politicians, historians and intellectual greats.

Ever taken a wrong turn in Atlanta

If you’ve lived in Atlanta longer than about a day and a half, chances are pretty good that you have discovered navigating Atlanta’s road system can be a bit challenging and I’m pretty sure you didn’t need me to tell you that. I’ll never forget my first day driving in Atlanta as someone from another […]


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Commentary: Atlanta Inquirer continues tenacious journalism

Original Story on WABE by Maria Saporta

In the early 1960s, the Atlanta Student Movement bubbled up from the historically black colleges on the west side of downtown.

They wanted to be able to eat at restaurants, shop at department stores and not live as second-class citizens.

But their efforts were not being covered by the traditional media. Even the existing black press ignored them – fearing they were too radical and disruptive to the status quo. Read more

Michelle Nunn, Joyce Adolwa and Elizabeth Kiss

Atlanta marks International Women’s Day with a focus on global challenges

International Women’s Day came to Atlanta Tuesday.

The World Affairs Council of Atlanta thought it was about time for our city to mark the day, according to Charles Shapiro, its president and CEO.

So the Council brought together a panel of Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott College; Michelle Nunn, president and CEO of CARE; and Joyce Adolwa, CARE’s director of education programming.

The Bloody Sunday Blues

Bloody Sunday is surreal. It was an uncanny experience even for this seasoned journalist to encounter civil rights icon, Atlanta Congressman John Lewis, holding court and counseling youngsters at the apex of the Edmund Pettis Bridge on Sunday March 6th about the significance and substance of this memorable day in Black history.

Historic Georgia landscapes in bloom

This week guest columnist GLENN T. ESKEW, a Georgia State University professor, explores historic landscapes.

For the second time, the inclement weather had passed north of Atlanta, and I found myself heading south to attend yet another history conference. The academic year was in full swing, and scholars like the winter months for symposia. Rather than take the interstate, I prefer riding back roads and drove down Georgia Highway 15 through the old Cotton Belt.

Okeeba Jubalo: Artist and Art Entrepreneur

Okeeba Jubalo had no interest in being your typical “starving artist” before finding financial success, so he flipped the script. For the past 19 years Jubalo, whose paintings are considered “real edgy and real raw” has been perfecting a new and somewhat controversial business model for artists. Now the 40 year old art entrepreneur is considered an industry game changer.

It’s time for music in Georgia

This week, guest columnist STANLEY ROMANSTEIN of Georgia State University makes a case for supporting the music industry in Georgia.

How do we create and promote a viable, growing, sustainable music industry in our state? Lieutenant Governor Zell Miller first put that question to the Georgia General Assembly in 1978 by naming both a Senate Music Recording Industry Study Committee and a Music Recording Industry Advisory Committee.


Commentary: Former Atlantan wins prize for military women aid

Original Story by Maria Saporta on WABE


Nancy Parris received Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage.

Nancy Parris received Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage.

Social justice advocate Nancy Parrish received Georgia Tech’s Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage on Feb. 18.

It’s one of the most prestigious awards given in Atlanta, named in honor of late Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. He gained national respect in the 1960s for supporting integration in the South.

Allen stood up for justice, despite receiving threats from strangers and harsh criticism from friends and neighbors. Read more

Osogbo: Art and Heritage and Controversy

Robin Ligon-Williams fashions herself as the modern day reincarnation of Susanne Wenger, the late creator of the Osogbo School of Art. But Williams’ passion for the African art form, coupled with a January exhibition of her collection and her practice of the IFA religion may be why she was recently fired from her Fulton County job.

Celebrating southern songwriter Johnny Mercer

This week guest columnist GLENN T. ESKEW, discusses Johnny Mercer’s connection to the Great American Songbook and Georgia State University.

On Friday, February 26 at 8 p.m. Georgia State University will hold its biannual Mercer Celebration at the Rialto Center for the Arts with a performance by trumpeter Joe Gransden joined by vocalist Kathleen Bertrand and the Georgia State University Big Band. With this concert, Georgia State University celebrates native son Johnny Mercer, as well as its own good fortune in housing Mercer’s memorabilia, donated to the university by his widow, Ginger, in June 1981.