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Maynard Jackson III has a distinct family legacy that is special to the city of Atlanta. He is the son of Maynard Holbrook Jackon, the city’s first Black mayor, and the great-grandson of John Wesley Dobbs, a civic and political leader. While growing up in Atlanta, he has watched the city experience decades of immense change,…

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On the heels of completing the city of Atlanta’s Inaugural Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative (WEI), Adrienne J Media (AJM) has proven to be a leading female-owned business after revealing a revenue increase of 18.21 percent, making AJM one of the top performing businesses to have participated in the city-funded initiative. “Being a part of WEI has…

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Musiq Soulchild was honored by the city of Atlanta. Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall presented a proclamation declaring Friday, March 10 as Musiq Soulchild Day. Soulchild was honored for representing the city with his musical greatness. The special event was attended by Musiq Soulchild’s family and friends, Atlanta’s own Drummer Boy, Bone Crusher, Storytellah, Lisa Gee and…

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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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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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A powerful transformation for female entrepreneurs, CEOs, executives and mommy moguls took place in Atlanta on Saturday, Jan. 9 at the Glam University signature GirlPower SleepOver. Atlanta’s first lady, Sarah Langford Reed, was on hand to share in the occasion and express the impact this engagement has on women entrepreneurs in the city of Atlanta and beyond. Nasty…

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The Invest Atlanta team hosted a great event welcoming Craig Richard as the company’s new CEO. The event held at The College Football Hall of Fame was attended by movers and shakers from Atlanta’s business community, including Leona Barr-Davenport, Atlanta Business League president and CEO and Andre Dickens, an Atlanta councilman. The future of economic…

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Keisha Lance Bottoms Atlanta City councilmember, Keisha Lance Bottoms as sponsored legislation that has addressed the city’s $1.5 billion unfunded pension liability. This sweeping legislation has helped grow the city’s reserves from $7.4 million to more than $100 million, in under three years. She has also authored the toughest panhandling legislation in the history of…

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  Starting Oct. 15, the city of Atlanta will deliver 96-gallon recycling carts to 66,000 households, as part of an aggressive recycling program. The city’s sustainability plan, Power to Change, has a long-term goal of achieving 90 percent diversion of municipal waste by 2020. The new 96- gallon recycling carts will replace the current 18 gallon recycling…

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