Maynard Jackson’s family wins fight to keep Atlanta Airport vendor certification

Atlanta Restaurant Partners, owned by former Mayor Maynard Jackson’s widow, Valerie;  his daughter, Brooke Jackson Edmond; and Daniel Halpern, all community stalwarts, have been under fire this year regarding their certification as a disadvantaged minority business. The Federal Aviation Administration  rules say if the owner is a woman or minority and your business makes, on […]

B.o.B to Perform at Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation Gala in Atlanta

Brooke Jackson-Edmond is a co-founding partner and senior vice president of Jackmont Hospitality Inc. In addition to leading one of Atlanta’s most successful food service companies, she’s also the CEO of the Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation, a non-profit organization founded in honor of former Atlanta mayor Maynard Jackson. On Friday, Aug. 24, 2012, rapper B.o.B will help Edmond celebrate […]

Minority Firm Makes Large Contribution to Civil Rights Effort, Raises Challenge

Atlanta is the home to many key leaders in the civil rights movement, including Revs. Martin Luther King Jr.  and Andrew Young, congressman John Lewis and Maynard Jackson. It’s fitting then that the city has been chosen as the home for the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.  The late mayor Maynard Jackson’s daughter, […]