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Why We Must Save Atlanta’s Fountain Hall: The Lynching of Sam Hose

  Produced by Historic Westside News youth journalists, our “Legacy Keepers”, the above video highlights the lynching of Sam Hose,a young black laborer on a farm outside Atlanta, Hose got into a dispute with his employer and killed him in self-defense. During the ensuing ten-day manhunt, the rival Atlanta newspapers excited their readers by competing on lurid details. As days went by, rape, infanticide, and other “unnatural acts” were added to descriptions of the crime.For W.E.B. Du Bois the lynching was an awakening. Having arrived at Atlanta University two years…

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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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Historic Westside News Issue 12, January 2019

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Hagar Celebration Resiliency

By Akailah Ali Vice President HAGAR CIVILIZATION TRAINING MISSIONARY, INC Atlanta, GA, June 14, 2017: Hagar Civilization Training Missionary, Inc., (Hagar CTM) a nonprofit community development corporation, is strategically situated in Vine City and English Avenue communities, in the heart of Atlanta’s historic civil rights movement and at the epicenter of African Americans former economic greatness. HAGAR CTM functions under the expert leadership, guidance, and management of Sister Precious Muhammad, as she is so fondly called by residents, business professionals, elected officials, and neighborhood stakeholders. Sister Precious is an African…

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Community Community Organizations English Avenue Gardening 

How to Build a Park

How to Build a Park By Jesse Phillips Author bio: Jesse is a resident of English Avenue, member of EANA and owner of NeuYear.net.Parks and greenspace are a wonderful addition to any neighborhood, as they give neighbors a public place to play, gather, relax and enjoy nature. The Westside could use more beautiful public spaces but, where do parks come from? How do they get built? I spoke with Stephen Causby of New Life Covenant Church who has been working on building the Mother Mattie Freeland Park in English Avenue…

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Developing the Beloved Community from Within Legacy Keepers

By Makeda Johnson, Managing Editor   Hagar Civilization Missionary Community Development Corporation   Historic Westside News wishes to honor the Legacy Keepers. Residents and stakeholders whom are actively focused on building The Beloved Community from within. It is our desire to highlight these community champions and their efforts and share stories of the many assets that are within our residents, stakeholders and community organizations whose dedication has empowered them to make a way out of no way, often with limited resources they serve and empower their neighbors. Among them is…

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Voices From the Community

Click the above link to view Community Resilience Video  highlighted  at the Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute ( ACER ) Understanding Resilience in Undeserved Communities 2017 annual conference. The presentation received standing ovations for the presentation of a community driven transformational model. It was indeed an honor to have our project selected by the academic community.   Thank you Dr. Yomi , Mother Moore, Lynn Young, Monica Robinson and our dynamic Project ENACT Team , Rev. Johnson, Jessie Wiles and Frank Fernandez for your confidence and encouragement, and support of Project ENACT, AHA…

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Dr. Yomi Noibi Lynn Young Environmental Community Action   ECO-Action visionary leadership has empowered the community-driven development in the Historic Westside English Avenue and Vine City communities. Their community-driven development approach embraced the assets within community and increased the community capacity to define their issues and to design and implement corrective solutions. Abstract of the Healthy Homes and Resident Retention study has been selected for inclusion in the Atlanta Clinical Translational Science Institute (ACTSI) annual conference “Understanding Resilience in Underserved Communities: From Research to Reality” on April 27th and 28th.…

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Ashview Heights Spring Fling

Ashview Heights Spring Fling – April 29, 2017 from 12pm to 4pm The event you do not want to miss! Ashview Heights is having its first annual Spring Fling at Dean Rusk Park April 29, 2017. There will be activities and useful information for all ages. Please bring as many youth from the neighborhood with you as possible! The Atlanta Fire Department will have a cool fire engine truck on site for kids to not only see but tour. The Boys Scouts of America will be forming a pack in…

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New Community Center for English Avenue

Author: Jesse Phillips Author bio: Jesse is a resident of English Avenue, member of EANA and owner of NeuYear.net.   English Avenue is peppered with vacant and abandoned buildings; dozens of houses, corner stores and even some civic buildings stare blankly, slowly decaying. From St. Mark’s church to the majestic English Avenue school. But at the heart of the neighborhood, one vacant building is about to get renovated and re-purposed: the old Headstart building at 740 Kennedy Blvd (Cameron M. Alexander Blvd).   I’ve heard several proposals for this building…

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