By Hannah E. Jones When taking a trip down memory lane, seeing your favorite team play or going to a concert with friends or family stands out among the best of times. These are crucial moments, especially as a kid. While these experiences are important, not all families have the means to buy tickets to […]
Renewed controversy over the Atlanta Braves’ use of Native American stereotypes was one of the biggest stories surrounding this World Series season. But you wouldn’t know it from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s quickie book published to capitalize on the champs.
Forty-nine years ago this week, Andrew Young was elected as Georgia’s second-ever Black congressman and ultimately served three terms, according to Today in Georgia History. But his story doesn’t stop there. He was appointed as an ambassador to the United Nations by then-President Jimmy Carter and later served two terms as Atlanta mayor. Young is […]
Three incongruences around consideration of Native Americans are occurring in real-time in metro Atlanta, just as a national dialogue is spurred by the Federal Reserve, Biden administration and cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The school was previously named after Confederate General and Ku Klux Klan leader Bedford Forrest. By Allison Joyner On Wednesday, Atlanta Public Schools (APS) took another step to further distance its institutions from honoring problematic historical figures. The former Forrest Hill Academy — named after the Confederate General and Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford […]
Atlanta’s major league baseball team, the Braves, began their Atlanta baseball history in 1966, but baseball’s history in Georgia predates the Atlanta Braves by nearly 100 years. Before the Braves, there were the Atlanta Crackers, a member of the Southern League and the Atlanta Black Crackers, charter members of the Negro Southern League. Though they […]
A decade-long effort to commemorate a rare piece of Negro Leagues baseball history in Southwest Atlanta, the former Black Crackers practice field, is getting a boost this week from Major League Baseball and the Atlanta Braves. The league and team’s private volunteer work day July 28 may help spark further hands-on help and fundraising for […]
When asked to name something that is quintessentially American, right after apple pie people usually will say…baseball. It is a long-held belief that baseball is, in fact, America’s national pastime. And while there are many who maintain that football has eclipsed baseball in American popularity, it is hard to argue with the facts of baseball’s […]
After over 20 years as the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport has fallen to second place. Today, more fliers travel through Guangzhou Bai Yun International Airport in southeast China. The Atlanta airport saw 43 million travelers in 2020, compared to 110.5 million the year before. But with more people receiving the COVID-19 vaccine, Hartsfield-Jackson […]
The former Braves player died Friday at age 86 By Allison Joyner A friend to most, but a legend to us all, Henry “Hank” Aaron passed away, but his legacy of inclusivity and compassion will live on. “I hope that the home run is not the only thing that people or anybody for that matter […]
Photo above by Fernando DecillisBy Kevin D. LilesI am continually fascinated with the creative process. How do artists get in the creative mood, priming themselves to do their best work? What tactics do they employ to get the desired work, time and time again? It’s questions like these that I find myself thinking about often.It’s […]
In life, we meet a few special people who stand out above the rest.
For me, one of those special people is Ted Turner – someone who has changed our nation’s media landscape and someone who has done all he could to make the world a better place.
Last Thursday the Atlanta Sports Council announced the winners of the 2018 Atlanta Sports Awards honoring the area’s best athletes, coaches, teams and community contributors during its 13th annual Atlanta Sports Awards ceremony at The Fairmont in West Midtown. Former Atlanta Braves general manager and National Baseball Hall of Fame inductee John Schuerholz was honored […]
While watching the final Atlanta Braves game at Turner Field, almost everyone present became emotional with their individual memories and reflections of this moment in time.
For A.D. Frazier, one of leaders behind the building of Turner Field, the moment was especially poignant. Frazier was the chief operating officer of the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games, and he was largely responsible for the negotiations to build the Centennial Olympic Stadium, which then was later converted to Turner Field.
When the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority announced a deal to sell the 67-acre Turner Field property, it chose to make the announcement next to the statue of Hank Aaron hitting his 715th home run.
Although the Atlanta Braves will be moving to Cobb County after this season, the Hank Aaron statue will remain in the city.
It is natural for any city to brag a little about itself … but in Atlanta, boosterism is a way of life. That, however, does not change the fact that there are many things about Atlanta that are worth bragging about. I guess we were just in a little bit of a reflective mood this […]
Original Story on WABE by Maria Saporta Update: The Braves back down and say the Hank Aaron statue will stay in Atlanta. Read Maria’s report HERE Absurd. That’s how I’d describe the custody battle over the statue of Hank Aaron hitting his 715th home run. Hank Aaron means so much to Atlanta and the Braves. The dispute […]
After more than a year of trying to lay claim to the historic Hank Aaron Statue and seeking to move it to its new ballpark in Cobb County, the Atlanta Braves now say the monument can stay in Atlanta.
In a statement released late Friday, the Braves called the fight over the statue “divisive” and not in the spirit of the Homerun King himself.
The plot thickens.
After Keisha Lance Bottoms announced that the iconic Hank Aaron Statue would be staying in Atlanta based on a agreement she had reached with the Atlanta Braves, a spokeswoman for the baseball teams said that wasn’t true.