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COOKIE JOHNSON JOINS KEY INFLUENCERS AT THE 6TH ANNUAL HEALTHY CHURCHES 2020 NATIONAL CONFERENCE

(Black PR Wire) RICHMOND, Va. – Cookie Johnson – philanthropist, entrepreneur, author, and wife of NBA legend Earvin “Magic” Johnson – is among the headliners of the prestigious roster of faith and public health leaders and activists for the 6th annual Healthy Churches 2020 National Conference Nov. 19-22 in Charlotte, The Balm In Gilead, Inc. announced today. Johnson’s presentation is entitled “Stigma! The Voice of a Child of God, Wife, Mother & Caretaker.” The Healthy Churches 2020 Conference is the only national forum of its kind to bridge faith and…

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Cam Kirk Launches Collective Gallery, A Record Label-Style Company For Photographers

(Black PR Wire) It took Cam Kirk just one semester of biology to realize he didn’t want to become a doctor. Before the Morehouse grad established himself as one of the most sought-after photographers in hip-hop, he filtered through other career paths. Concert promotion seemed like a viable option after he successfully booked Wiz Khalifa for a show in Atlanta. But the decision to purchase a camera so he could better market future concerts and events was the catalyst behind his current role. Building clientele was virtually effortless for Kirk.…

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Culture 

LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson Becomes the First African American Elected as President of the Board for Certification of Genealogists

Nationwide — The Board for Certification of Genealogists is a nonprofit organization founded in 1964 as a professional credentialing body for genealogists. LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson is the first African American elected to lead the organization. At its semi-annual meeting held on the 7th of September 2019 in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Board of Trustees of the Board for Certification of Genealogists (BCG) elected officers for the coming year. Those elected were: * President – LaBrenda Garrett-Nelson, JD, LLM, CG, CGL * Vice-President – Angela Packer McGhie, CG * Secretary –…

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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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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 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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