Earlier this month, the 100 Black Men of Atlanta hosted its signature fundraiser, the 100 Honors Gala, in person for the first time in four years. Over a thousand people attended the black tie event to help the organization support its Project Success programs. “Project Success is composed of several smaller initiatives like our Pathways […]
Two years after returning to the classroom, students across the nation are still dealing with the impacts of the pandemic and remote learning.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens has tested positive for COVID-19.
This story seemed like something out of our distant past when it first ran 5-years ago but, with the experience of recent events, the take-away-lesson is that it wasn’t as unthinkable as it seemed. In light of what we’ve been through, it is obvious that history can and does repeat itself. So, once again we […]
The Atlanta City Council will return to in-person meetings for the first time in more than two years March 7 as COVID-19 precautions are relaxed.
By Guest Columnist DAN REUTER, CEO of Reuter Strategy, an urban and regional planning firm
Georgia and most states have a history of pandemic influenza planning. President George W. Bush signed the first national Pandemic Influenza Strategy in 2005. The strategy was backed up by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Pandemic Influenza Plan.
When local chef Hoss Yazdi lost his job during the pandemic and saw many fellow Atlantans struggling financially, he wanted to find a way to help. So, he turned to what he knew best — food. “I wanted to help people who were struggling during this pandemic, and as a chef, the best way I […]
By Guest Columnist GIL FRANK, grief educator
At the start of the traditional holiday season, the total number of people who had died from COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 768,000, according to the Nov. 19 report from Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
At the website sorryantivaxxer.com, you can scroll through page after page of entries about people who scoffed at vaccinations and masks, even the existence of COVID-19, and then were stricken.
People with AIDS who are impacted by COVID-19 may see some financial relief now that Atlanta is to release $1.6 million in federal funds it’s held 17 months and might have to return to the government.
The hotspots for pandemic eviction filings in metro Atlanta have been in non-white, lower-income areas of south Fulton and DeKalb counties and in Clayton County, according to a report from the Federal Reserve of Atlanta.
It’s good news and bad news for the state’s Xpress commuter bus service. The bad news: pandemic cuts of over 40% to the trip schedule likely will become the official new normal. The good news: millions in federal money to start shifting the fleet to electric buses. Xpress has long been a popular commuting option, […]
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms proposes to plug a $53 million hole in the city’s upcoming budget with expected federal pandemic funds. Meanwhile, Atlanta predicts revenue shortfalls over the next five years as income from property taxes declines and expenses rise.
By John Ruch Ridership in the metro area’s state-subsidized vanpool program is outpacing that of the Xpress commuter buses for the first time — and that’s just one of the topsy-turvy pandemic effects that has transit planners with the Atlanta-Region Transit Link Authority (The ATL) scrambling to keep up. “This is the first time I […]
The pandemic survival story of an Alpharetta-based tech firm is one of pivoting from a product line that was no longer needed to one in demand, and which played to the strength of the company’s international relations.
By Guest Columnist NOEL MORRIS, a writer and producer who specializes in classical and orchestral music
Since the start of the pandemic, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has turned up in the most unexpected places, including in the middle of a meadow in Serenbe.
The CDC’s eviction moratorium was struck down last week by a federal judge in western Tennessee. Added to two prior rulings against it, the ban now is halted in portions of Ohio and Tennessee, and for some tenants in eastern Texas.
Some consumers and businesses in minority and low-income communities will soon be able to borrow money that previously wasn’t available to lenders to provide to borrowers.
One of Georgia’s leading scientists – Dr. Carlos del Rio – declared the nation had failed in how it responded to the Coronavirus pandemic.
The COVID-19 funding relief package now being distributed is more exact in its rules about a required report on UFOs than it is on application guidelines for operators of arts and entertainment venues.