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

Historic Westside News Launches Legacy Keeper Program

By Colette Haywood How much do you know about the rich history of Atlanta’s Westside neighborhoods? The people who used to live here? Events that may have happened here? The businesses? The schools? Historic Westside News is pleased to announce that we are the recipients of Choice Neighborhood Atlanta’s Microgrant 4.0 for the launch of the Historic Westside Legacy Keeper Program. In the program, 10 high school students will pair with college students to work with institutions and organizations to document the rich heritage of the 5 neighborhoods served by Historic…

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

Publisher’s Corner: Celebrating Black History: Atlanta Native Mayor

On Tuesday, January 2, 2018, Keisha Lance Bottoms was officially sworn in as the 60th Mayor of Atlanta. HWSN celebrates her excellence and Black Girl Magic as she takes office as the first native daughter of Atlanta and second Black female to lead Atlanta. Within the Historic Westside Communities, we listened attentively to her commitment to prioritizing housing affordability and equity to combat the economic disparities in Atlanta. For 52.9% of Atlanta’s African American population who earn an average income of 27,117.00* a year, her focus on equity and affordable…

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Business & Finance Community Vine City 

CEOs Come Together to Show Commitment to Westside

On Wednesday, January 17, a group of nearly 30 CEOs and civic leaders came together on Atlanta’s Westside to discuss how they can help restore and uplift the historic community. The setting? Chick-fil-A’s new restaurant on the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard in Vine City. As Chick-fil-A’s first Westside location, the structure signals both a continued revitalization of the corridor as well as an outward expression of Chick-fil-A’s ongoing commitment to the children and families in the surrounding neighborhoods. Chick-fil-A at Vine City has already provided 90 jobs, with 70 percent of those going…

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Introducing Mason Wright A 10 Year Old Entrepreneur

Lillian Thomas: Mason’s Super Dogs introduce yourself and tell me your name and what business are you in? Mason : My name is Mason Wright, of Mason’s Super Dogs. I’m 11 years old, and I run my own business. I’m the founder, owner, [and] CEO of that business, as well. Lillian Thomas: : You’ve been doing it for a year, so you started when you were 10 years old? Lillian Thomas: So, where was the cart purchased from? Mason: Well, we purchased it from online Lillian Thomas: Right. Mason:  I saved up for months…

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Community Community Organizations 

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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