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Reporter’s Notebook: The win heard from Houston to Atlanta

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 […]

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APS recognizes baseball hall-of-famer by renaming academy

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 […]

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Braves and Major League Baseball join the effort to commemorate a Negro Leagues field

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 […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: President, First Lady Biden visit Georgia to celebrate 100th day in office

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 […]

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Investigating the Creative Process in Photography

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 […]

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Atlanta Sports Council Celebrates Atlanta’s Outstanding Athletes, Coaches, Teams and Community Contributors at the 2018 Atlanta Sports Awards

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 […]

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Saying good-bye to Atlanta Braves at Turner Field, A.D. Frazier filled with emotions

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.

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Atlanta Braves back down saying the Hank Aaron Statue is staying in Atlanta

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.