The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation Thomas W. Dortch, Jr. Institution will develop and support community-based leaders addressing racial, social and economic issues in the South. Last month, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) opened its new Clark Atlanta University (CAU) campus Southern Regional Office to help strengthen its work in the […]
By Guest Columnists JIM KULSTAD, LORI LELAND-KIRK AND CAROLYN H. RADER, environmental advocate, urban planners and friends of Alycen Whiddon
Unsung visionary, landscape architect and urban planner, Alycen Whiddon left a permanent legacy in the urban design of Atlanta that we all enjoy today. Long before linking greenway trails, creating pedestrian and bike-friendly streets and zoning for vibrant urban spaces were commonly accepted concepts, Alycen was their champion.
By Guest Columnist DERIN DICKERSON, outgoing chairperson of Dad’s Garage
Being a leader in the arts is not an easy job, and especially so over the last year dealing with COVID-19.
Two pension funds that helped topple ExxonMobile’s management team Wednesday were part of an unsuccessful effort that last year sought a new leadership structure at Southern Co. in an attempt to bring about more dramatic action on climate change.
The complexion of leaders in the Atlanta region totally changed with the elections in 2020.
By Sean Keenan Atlanta Housing (AH) commissioner Robert Highsmith has missed nearly as many agency board meetings as he’s attended, an investigation into AH roll-call records shows. Between Highsmith’s November 2017 appointment by former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and October 2020, he’s been absent from 20 of 40 AH board of commissioners meetings, agency documents […]
The new memoir by the Rev. C.T. Vivian is a morally based guidebook for today’s social activists as much as it is a recollection of Martin’s path from Depression-era Missouri to the round table of the Civil Rights movement in Nashville and Atlanta.
The new executive director of the Historic Oakland Foundation plans for the organization to take a larger role, and increase its diversity, as it joins in the city’s efforts to interpret Atlanta’s place in the past and memorialize it for the future.
By Guest Columnist JOE HUDSON, trailblazing Black business advocate, mentor and coach
Today is the day that the Black business community needs to begin to step into city/community leadership roles. And, now is the time to put together funds from the Black community and its Black businesses to help build Atlanta’s Black community infrastructure and to protect our interest going forward. We have money and business leadership talent. We have many rich Black people in Atlanta who, as former Mayor Maynard Jackson used to say, “Get what they can get, and sit on the can.”
By Guest Columnist KAREN J. HARDWICK, leadership consultant and executive coach
Stressful doesn’t quite describe 2020. And it is the grueling pressure of this moment that is creating a leadership movement that harnesses the power of Connection. The kind of connection filled with grit and grace. The kind of connection that transforms us, our workplaces, and our relationships.
The Georgia Power Co. is announcing a transition in leadership with the upcoming retirement of Paul Bowers as its chairman, president and CEO, and the election of his successor – Chris Womack, Southern Co.’s executive vice president and president of external affairs.
On Sunday, Sept. 29, the Atlanta Bicycle Coalition brings its massively popular event – Atlanta Streets Alive – to the Southwest and Southside of Atlanta.
To get a better feel of what Atlanta Streets Alive is, check out last year’s event which shut down 3.1 miles of Peachtree Street from Downtown at Ellis Street to the Colony Square building on 14th Street in Midtown Atlanta.
In the 1960s, a small group of about a dozen white businessmen held a tight grip on power in Atlanta.
That group included Robert Woodruff of the Coca-Cola Co., the top Atlanta bankers of the day – Mills B. Lane of Citizens & Southern; Billy Sterne from Trust Company Bank; James D. Robinson Jr. of First National Bank; Jack Tarver of the Atlanta Journal and the Atlanta Constitution; Atlanta Mayor Ivan Allen Jr. (who ran the office supply business started by his father); Larry Gellerstedt Jr. of Beers Construction; the top executives of Southern Bell, Georgia Power, Atlanta Gas Light among others.
By Anita Ward, President, Operation HOPE When I was 12 I drove my first motorcycle into a tree at the bottom of State Road hill. Bruised and embarrassed I stared up at the sky through rustling leaves laughing in the wind. Undeterred, I returned to the top of the hill and tried again. A few hours later […]
By Guest Columnist LOLI LUCACIU, marketing and communications manager at The Woodruff Arts Center
You can credit women for getting it all started. Back in 1905, a small group of women founded the Atlanta Arts Association, a forerunner organization that later became the Woodruff Arts Center.
By: Tameeka Law Walker, MD, Director of Capacity Building, The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. The Junior League of Atlanta, Inc. (JLA) values collaboration and believes in maximizing community impact through effective external partnerships and internal relations to attain our shared mission of enhancing the lives for women and children in the Atlanta community. To this […]
By Lara Smith, Managing Director of Dads GaragePeek into the business world and you’ll see executive of all types enrolling in leadership training courses. Listen to the radio and you’ll inevitably hear calls to enroll in some weekend course on leadership: Leadership for Women, Leading your Sales Team, Leading other Leaders, etc. You can take […]
Dear Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms,
Congratulations on being elected Atlanta’s 60th mayor!
I begin this letter with an outstretched hand to let you know I want you to be a successful mayor.
My hope is you will appreciate the role of the press – to question, to inform, to probe, to be skeptical, and yes, to be critical when necessary.
This hope is not limited to me. Ideally you will embrace people who think differently than you do, that you will treat the press and fellow public servants with respect, and that you will seek mutually-beneficial solutions while governing our city.
More than 30 executives from leading Atlanta companies, such as UPS, The Home Depot, First Data, Intercontinental Exchange and Mercedes-Benz USA, convened in New York City to celebrate the region’s success in business, talent attraction and innovation. With Fortune 500 and high-growth companies represented, metro Atlanta is the first U.S. region to gather at the […]
By Guest Columnist DANA RICKMAN, PhD, the director for policy and research at the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education
Successful schools and school systems need strong leaders. Research has shown that leadership influences student learning, and among all school-related factors that contribute to what students learn at school, leadership is second only to classroom instruction. In schools and systems that have more challenges, leadership is even more impactful. Turning around troubled schools demands the intervention of a powerful leader.