For decades, women have been overshadowed when it comes to telling the history of the civil rights movement. The Atlanta-based National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR) took a big step to remedy that omission during its sold-out May 17 Power to Inspire award event at the Rialto Theatre. Instead of a sit-down dinner, NCCHR […]
The Atlanta Committee for Progress has been a pivotal organization for every Atlanta mayor since Shirley Franklin in forging a relationship between City Hall and the Atlanta business and civic community. Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens is continuing the tradition
Georgia Tech and the City of Atlanta are launching a Center for Urban Research to help revitalize communities and address racial inequities.
Leaders in metro Atlanta know we have a growing housing crisis that’s only getting more acute by the day. Now the Atlanta Regional Commission has made housing – or the lack thereof – one of its top priorities.
The CVC team and local corporate leaders were also joined by Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens, former Mayor Shirley Franklin and WABE’s Rose Scott for a panel discussion on moving Atlanta forward.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens bubbled over with energy Monday morning as he repeatedly chanted messages of unity and a city moving forward to tackle the big issues of safety, early childhood education, affordable housing, investment in infrastructure as well as parks, greenspace and sidewalks.
Let’s take a look at this week in Georgia History. On Jan. 14, 1940, Julian Bond was born. Bond was a leader throughout the Civil Rights Movement and beyond. In 1960, he helped form the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and organized voter drives. He was elected to the Georgia House in 1965, but the body […]
Following the results of the Nov. 30 run-off election, a drastically different Atlanta City Hall will take office in January.
It’s now down to two. Either City Council President Felicia Moore or City Councilman Andre Dickens will be the next mayor of Atlanta.
CHICAGO – “I love Chicago,” declared former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin at the opening night dinner of the 2021 LINK trip on Oct. 27. “Chicago is one of the great cities of the world.”
During her entire time as mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms has struggled with the shadow of Kasim Reed over her and the city.
The $17 million gift from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to the National Center for Civil and Human Rights is part of a $50 million capital campaign to expand the Center’s offerings.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ administration has proposed three election-year urban renewal initiatives that, if enacted, could imprint the mayor’s legacy on the city’s divisions around race and class for years to come.
Breaking the cycle of poverty has been an elusive goal for generations. But one of the leaders in the war on poverty for more than 25 years – Carol Naughton – said: “We need to embrace this idea of continuous improvement.”
Atlanta-based national nonprofit Purpose Built Communities will receive a $7 million grant from the Truist Foundation over the next three years to bolster its work in transforming communities.
A leadership transition is under way at Atlanta-based Purpose Built Communities, one of the most impactful nonprofits devoted to community revitalization across the country.
Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin said the city’s planned housing bond is dead in the water, a casualty of revenue shortfalls anticipated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. At least two members of the Atlanta City Council may beg to differ.
Atlanta-based Purpose Built Communities is gaining traction with a $6 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a total of seven new community members in its network.
Those two significant developments were announced at Purpose Built Communities 10th annual conference, meeting in Atlanta Monday through Wednesday at the Loew’s Atlanta Hotel in Midtown.
A game-changing nonprofit – Atlanta-based Purpose Built Communities – is marking its 10-year anniversary by hosting its 10th annual conference at the Loew’s Atlanta Hotel.
It will be the third time Purpose Built has held its annual three-day national conference in Atlanta.
Georgia’s film industry took top honors at Georgia Trend’s 100 Most Influential luncheon Jan. 22.