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Pioneering LGBTQ+ history report lays the groundwork for preserving Atlanta spaces and places

A pioneering report on the city’s LGBTQ+ history is complete, laying the groundwork for further research and future preservation efforts. The “Atlanta LGBTQ+ Historic Context Statement” covers the period of 1895 to 2000. It was created by consultant New South Associates on behalf of the City and the nonprofit Historic Atlanta, which advocates for underrepresented […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: New Atlanta Habitat CEO, SCAD’s art collection for Meals on Wheels, Spelman named a top HBCU for LGBTQ+ students

If you’re a roller coaster lover, you’ve almost certainly hit Six Flags over Georgia for Goliath’s 225-foot drop or Viper’s seven back-to-back loops. This week is notable for thrill-seekers, though, because fifty-five years ago, the amusement park first opened its doors.  About 3,000 folks visited on its opening day in 1967, with over 1.2 million […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: MLK Day in Atlanta

President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris will visit Atlanta next Tuesday, Jan. 11. The pair will focus on the “urgent need” to pass voting rights legislation to protect “the integrity of our elections from corrupt attempts to strip law-abiding citizens of their fundamental freedoms and allow partisan state officials to undermine vote counting […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: Financial aid reinstated at Morris Brown after 20-year absence

Anyone looking to ring in the new year in the heart of the city is in luck — the iconic Peach Drop at Underground Atlanta is back this year after a three-year hiatus, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Atlanta-based hip-hop group Goodie Mob and singer Ashanti will headline the iconic New Year’s Eve celebration.  More […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: ATL mayor secures legacy cabinet office, despite concerns over timing

If you’re a music lover who’s been missing live shows, or you just want to take a stroll around the neighborhood, consider checking out Oakhurt’s Porchfest this weekend. On Saturday, Oct. 9, local musicians will perform on the front porches of homes in Decatur’s Oakhurst neighborhood. Click here to find out more about the annual […]

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Pioneering study of Atlanta’s LGBTQ+ history will inform preservation efforts

Historic Atlanta, Inc. has secured the money needed to begin a pioneering study of the city’s LGBTQ+ history, an effort that will lead to preservation efforts like landmarking and listings on registers of historic places. And while that’s a big step for an organization founded to expand the definition of “historic,” it’s just a start. […]

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Reporter’s Notebook: The One in Atlanta – The Friends Experience

Atlanta has ranked #4 on the EPA’s 2021 Top Cities list, which spotlights cities with the most Energy Star certified buildings. Our city has 329 certified environmentally friendly buildings, compared to the top-ranking Los Angeles with 587. Certified buildings use an average of 35% less energy than an average building. On to other local news: […]