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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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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Politics Youth 

Make America Pray Again!

By Topaz Bryant As a Millennial, I understand the importance of prayer. When I was bullied at school, I hit rock bottom. My grades slipped, my self-esteem plummeted, and my courage vanished due to not feeling safe in school. I included prayer in the morning before school started to break the cycle of fear. When I found prayer, I decided to make it my first priority and not my last resort. As a result, I walked with my head high, and had more pep in my step. My teachers even…

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Politics 

Mayor Kasim Reed and Atlanta University Center Celebrate 35 New Security Cameras on Campus

​ATLANTA – Mayor Kasim Reed announced today that the City of Atlanta and the Atlanta University Center (AUC) Consortium Council of Presidents invested more than $700,000 to strategically install 35 security cameras and license plate readers throughout the Atlanta University Center campus community. Mayor Reed joined University Community Development Corporation Interim Executive Director Rita Gibson, Morehouse College President Dr. John Wilson Jr., Atlanta Police Department Chief Erika Shields, Atlanta Police Foundation President and CEO Dave Wilkinson and Atlanta City Councilmember Cleta Winslow for an event celebrating the new cameras. “Public…

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National Politics Politics Youth 

Education Secretary Confirmation Hearing for Betsy DeVos

Via C-SPAN January 17, 2017 Betsy DeVos testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on her nomination for secretary of education in the Trump administration. ]She answered questions on a wide range of issues, including the nation’s public education system, charter schools, school choice and vouchers, post-secondary education, student loan debt, special education programs and funding, and her financial holdings and potential conflicts on interest. Ms. DeVos was introduced by Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) and former Senator Joe Lieberman (I-CT). Committee Chair Lamar Alexander (R-TN) limited the…

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