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Some folks may recall New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra’s equally famous quip that “it’s déjà vu all over again” when assessing the latest election in Atlanta. The thrilling, pulse-pumping, down-to-the-wire finish of a mayoral race – replete with last-second jockeying, insult-hurling and mud slinging – was the closest election for mayor of Atlanta has…

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The city of Atlanta has enjoyed decades of Black mayoral leadership since the election of the city’s first Black mayor, the late Maynard Jackson. This year, Atlanta will elect a new mayor and two graduates of Morehouse College will find themselves in competition for the top post and another for a powerful city council seat.…

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Shanti Das is starting 2017 on a health kick. Recently, the hip-hop professional partnered with the American Heart Association where she will proudly serve as the newest ambassador for the organization’s EmPOWERED To Serve initiative. To celebrate her latest achievement, Das hosted a private premiere of Take Me Home, a short film created to raise awareness…

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A little over five years ago Atlanta City Council president and leading Mayoral candidate Ceasar Mitchell, had a vision to create a conference that could bring together members of Atlanta’s small business community in a unique and effective way to help them grow and strengthen their businesses. This year’s conference marked the 5th straight year of…

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The city of Atlanta has no shortage of great leaders ready to confront the pressing issues facing its development. One such person is City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, a graduate of Morehouse College and a lifelong resident of Atlanta. Mitchell recently announced that he is running for mayor of Atlanta and rolling out was granted…

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Having seen the reports about chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) being found in the brains of 87 out of 91 deceased NFL players, having seen the movie Concussion, and having heard the stories of former players dealing with lingering effects from football injuries, seven-year veteran Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan has joined Eugene Monroe in asking the…

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The National Black MBA Association held a stellar meeting at the Georgia-Pacific Auditorium on Jan 25. Four of Atlanta’s most important leaders in transportation, county government, education and city government addressed the crowd about the city’s biggest issues. Those key speakers included Keith Parker, general manager and CEO of MARTA; John Eaves, chairman of Fulton…

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During Georgia’s tax-free weekend, recording artist Jeezy and his Street Dreamz Foundation teamed up with The Hip-Hop Professional™ Shanti Das (HipHopPro.Org) for her 4th annual Backpack Blessings Back to School Drive. Community leaders and customers supported the event with donations that included bags purchased on site and financial donations at the historic Walmart on Martin Luther…

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Rolling out celebrated community influencers on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the Steed Society’s ninth annual Top 25 Women of Atlanta awards celebration at the Twelve hotel (Atlantic Station). In attendance were Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed; City Council President Ceasar Mitchell; Peter Thomas; and reality TV star, model and entrepreneur Cynthia Bailey, who received the…

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Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell, like most in the African American community, finds the growing pipeline of black males from high school to the prison-industrial complex highly disconcerting, if not disgusting. During his visit to the Black Male Summit at his alma mater Morehouse College recently, Mitchell discussed the inevitability of black male dropouts…

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