Culture Entertainment 

Opera legend Jessye Norman died Monday at age 74.

The soprano died from septic shock and multi-organ failure secondary to complications of a spinal cord injury she had sustained in 2015, according to family statement issued to the Associated Press. “We are so proud of Jessye’s musical achievements and the inspiration that she provided to audiences around the world that will continue to be a source of joy. We are equally proud of her humanitarian endeavors addressing matters such as hunger, homelessness, youth development, and arts and culture education,” the family statement read. Norman was born in Georgia to…

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Community 

The Gentrification Wars Kindle Edition by Ofari Hutchinson, Earl

In The Gentrification Wars, political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson takes a penetrating look at the hot button issues in the gentrification battle. He assesses the impact of gentrification on the politics and economics of cities, race relations, urban history, and its divisive and contentious consequences for urban communities. The Gentrification Wars is a balanced examination of a controversial issue that has and will continue to have a major impact on the future shape of urban communities. And most importantly, what that shape will mean for the people in those communities.…

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Ashview Heights Castleberry Hills Community English Avenue Uncategorized Vine City Washington Park 

Historic Westside News Call for Submissions

Historic Westside News The “Total Submission” checklist New skills for our writers and editors! Historic Westside News (HWN) covers news and events to ensure the connectivity of Atlanta’s westside communities and create a space for uncensored community voices. We focus on bringing the news to the community  online daily and publish a print version bi-monthly. HWN is delivered door to door and available in many newsstands in the area or online. Are you interested in writing for us? Email Us Your Submission! The 8-point checklist: Write story (may supply suggested…

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Education 

APS School Board not renewing superintendent’s contract

According to the above letter, Atlanta Public Schools has confirmed they will not be renewing Dr. Meria Carstarphen’s contract as superintendent. The Atlanta Board of Education called a special meeting on Monday morning where members met in executive session to discuss her future with Atlanta Public Schools The school board decided in July not renew Carstarphen’s contract, but delayed making it public inorder to have a smooth opening of the 2019 school year. Many board members were against renewing her contract, despite being confronted by parents about who were for…

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Community Community Organizations Education Vine City Youth 

Community Voices by Historic Westside Legacy Keepers

Community Voices: In the spirit of Sankofa-Sankofa is an African word from the Akan tribe in Ghana. The literal translation of the word and the symbol is “it is not taboo to fetch what is at risk of being left behind.” -Historic Westside News Legacy Keepers Program sought to capture the remembered past of those who experienced the “Westside story,” that is, the social context leading up to, including, and following the Civil Rights movement and how it affected residents. The Interviews available here showcase the unique memories of residents…

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Community Politics 

March 19, 2019 District 3 Special Election For City Council Representative

On Tuesday March 19,2019 there will be a Special Election held for the Atlanta City Council District 3 seat vacated by the pass- ing of Councilmen Ivory Lee Young Jr.Ten candidates have filed declarations of intent to run to complete Young’s remain- ing 3-year term: Byron Amos, Matthew Charles Cardinale, Greg Clay, Patricia“Granny P” Crayton, Shalise Steele-Young, Ricky Brown, Erika Estrada, Antonio Brown, Mesha Mainor, and former District 3 City Councilman Jabari Simama. Should none of the candidates receive a majority of the votes in the March 19th election there…

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Politics Uncategorized 

Georgia’s First Black Nominee for Governor Since Reconstruction

  Stacey Abrams, a former State House leader became Georgia’s first black female nominee for governor. The general election will deter- mine whether a black woman can win in the Deep South, a region that has not had an African-American governor since Reconstruction. She will face either Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, the top Republican vote getter Tuesday, or Secretary of State Brian Kemp. STACEY ABRAMS ELECTION NIGHT REMARKS –AS PREPARED MAY 22, Good evening, Georgia. I stand here tonight grateful to the thousands of you who have joined me on…

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