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The Atlanta Business League’s 83rd annual meeting was held at the Delta Flight Museum. The Atlanta Business League was established in 1933 as an affiliate of the National Business League, founded by Dr. Booker T. Washington. It is Atlanta’s oldest minority business development and advocacy organization. It was designed with comprehensive programs of self-help and…

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Recently, University of Georgia Athens Graduate School Dean Suzanne Barbour and provost Pam Whitten honored Dr. Alvetta Peterman Thomas, president of Atlanta Technical College. She was awarded the 2016 Graduate School Alumni of Distinction Award. The recipient receiving this award has achieved exceptional success in their professional careers and service to the community. They have…

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                                        McDonald’s owner Dave Moss received the McDonald’s Pioneer Award, which is given annually by the McDonald’s corporation. They recognize owners/operators who have made many contributions in the Houston region. Moss owns seven McDonald’s restaurants throughout Houston…

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Atlanta is the new home for the National Black MBA Association. This organization was formed by a group of MBA students from University of Chicago 46 years ago. President/CEO Jesse Tyson stated, “This is a journey for us.  We are happy to have made this transition. People often ask why we decided to come to…

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Atlanta Technical College (ATC) will showcase two open house events that are free and open to the public on the main campus located at 1560 Metropolitan Parkway, SW. on Thursday, June 16, 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, June 18, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Tours will be available for students and their families. As…

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Dr. Katrina Mallory believes the art of communication allows us to share emotionally and interact socially with others. She is driven to the “right thing” with dignity and integrity. According to Mallory, when one person succeeds, we all do. What is your favorite affirmation and how has it been a factor in your life? We go…

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Rolling out caught up with Jerome Love, CEO of Texas Black Expo, to talk about the 13th annual expo that will be held May 12-15 at the George Brown Convention Center. This year’s expo will include an Old-School concert, corporate awards luncheon, Diva Dialogue, Texas Black Comedy Show at the House of Blues and a Family…

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Teresa Punzi is the CEO and president of The Smart Place Adult and Children Services, Inc., which opened in 2001. She wanted to have a day support center for students who have mental and physical challenges and could not maintain a job. Punzi realized that these individuals deserve to be treated better and have a day habilitation…

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Deavra Daughtry, Texas Women’s Empowerment Foundation founder; and co-founder Ebone Stowers presented the 2016 Sister to Sister 2.0, Power of a Queen. All kings and queens were invited to this event with special guest and honorary chair LeToya Luckett a Houston native. Luckett is an actress, singer and songwriter, two time Grammy Award winner for Best R&B Song, and…

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Atlanta Technical College President Dr. Alvetta P. Thomas welcomed everyone to the Atlanta Technical College Foundation’s 15th Annual Bridge Builders Awards held at the Delta Flight Museum.  The theme for the evening was “Fantasies in Flight.” The honorary co-chairs were Billy Aaron and Henry “Hank” Aaron and Ambassador Andrew Young and Carolyn Young. The Atlanta…

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Leatha Curington is one of Dr. John C. Lipman’s patients who has undergone the uterine fibroid embolization procedure. Dr. Lipman is a board certified Interventional Radiologist. Curington talks about her experience with fibroids and how she found out about the UFE procedure. How long have you suffered with fibroids? I did the math. It shocked and appalled…

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On Sunday evening, Fred Hammond heated up the stage up and brought church and advice to the crowd in Miami at Jazz in the Gardens. He sang many of his legendary songs like “Jesus Be a Fence Around Me”, “This is the Day”, “No Weapons” and “We’re Blessed.” Hammond had the crowd out of their…

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The 2016 Jazz in the Gardens music festival showcased some of the foods that will be served at this year’s festival, including Jamaican and Bahamian cuisine. Some of the food vendors in attendance included chef Keith Reed of Reed & Sons Catering serving seafood and a conch salad served in hollowed-out pineapples. Reed made the conch salad fresh as…

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This is the second year the Honorable Penny Brown Reynolds and the Honorable Glenda Hatchett have been the co-mistresses of ceremony. They are a great team together. Judge Brown Reynolds will release a new book, Real Talk for Real Sisters: Wisdom and Truth for Today’s Women and Teens, this fall. Judge Hatchett will be returning…

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Star Jones talked about several of her successes and how she accomplished them at the Greater Houston Black Chamber’s first of four Women’s Initiative programs with chair of the board, Courtney Johnson Rose. Jones is known for her time on “The View.” She was a contestant on the fourth season of “Celebrity Apprentice.” Jones is…

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 Miami Gardens, Florida, Mayor Oliver Gilbert talks about the 2016 Jazz in the Garden. This is the 11th year of the Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival; how do you keep this event growing, safe and entertaining for attendees? We just keep entertainment holistic. We want them to come and enjoy the ambiance, each other and…

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