National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2022: ‘A discussion at the crossroads’

On Aug. 29, 2022, communities of faith will pause for a moment of reflection and engagement in recognition of National Faith HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. We are in a time of several colliding health crises that cut across all socioeconomic, race, gender and sexual barriers impacting Black and Brown people disproportionately. However, we have learned some […]

Spelman alumna Kelley Jackson leaves a loving legacy

April 9, 1963- August 2, 2021On August 2, 2021, the Atlanta community gathered for the Homegoing services of Rachel Kelley Jackson.  Beloved by family and friends, “Kelley”, was always centerstage. A sought-after communication specialist and founder of Iconoclast Media Company, she was recognized locally and nationally for her work, especially in political and non-profit circles. […]

Atlanta’s High Museum recognizes the legacy of David Driskell in new exhibit

On February 6, 2021, “Icons of Nature and History” opened at the High Museum of Atlanta. It is a survey of the influential work of Georgia native David Driskell, who passed last April. This is a celebration of Driskell’s creative journey, spanning seven decades from 1950 to the 2000s. Key holdings from the High’s collection, […]

Raphael Warnock is focused on Georgia

In these final days before the U.S. Senate runoff election on Jan. 5, 2021, voters across the state of Georgia are being bombarded with phone calls, mailings and knocks on their doors. As the candidates’ images flash across their television screens, Georgians are told by their neighbors, friends and other elected officials to make the […]

Raphael Warnock: Ready for leadership

On Monday, Dec. 14, 2020,  in the heart of southwest Atlanta at the C.T. Martin Natatorium, early voting kicked off with a crowd. The night before, torrential rain had threatened to impede those eager to cast their ballots. However, as the polls opened, a line snaked out the door and the sun appeared. When U.S. […]

Biden-Harris: A moment of celebration before the final push

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, began with an overcast sky, but by noon the sun was shining on those gathering at Freedom Park in Atlanta to celebrate the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. A coalition of organizations working to get the vote out hosted the event to remind everyone to keep the momentum going. […]

Election 2020: Vote early

Across the country, the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP) has worked to bring a wide spectrum of organizations together thru its Unity 2020 Black Vote & Power Building National Campaign. From Washington, DC to Mississippi, from Florida to Ohio, there has been a concentrated effort to train the massive number of volunteers needed […]