Atlanta parking deck collapses trapping 1 worker, injuring at least 5

Multiple people were injured after a construction site partially collapsed in Midtown Atlanta today, Sept. 11. According to WSB, a parking deck that was partially under construction collapsed and ultimately fell from the 11th floor to the 10th. Atlanta Fire answered the call, rescuing one injured worker from the rubble. They reportedly removed him from […]

Summit Academy’s Christopher Hinton shares how program is impacting lives

Some teachers only teach, but others are in the profession to impact lives. For Christopher Hinton, he is impacting his students’ lives daily. In 2005, Hinton initially started working at the Summit Academy OIC as a part-time math instructor. After a decrease in enrollment, he was released from the position. He was rehired the same […]

Why Kanye West has been ordered to stop construction at his Wyoming ranch

Kanye West has been ordered to stop building construction at his Wyoming ranch. The “Stronger” hitmaker had submitted documents to build a 70,684 sq. ft. amphitheater on the grounds of his Monster Lake estate, but officials told him to get workers to stand down on the project because he broke ground without a permit. Park County, […]

Why Kanye West may have to stop construction on his futuristic homes

Kanye West may be forced to tear down the futuristic homes he is having built-in Calabasas. The “Bound 2” rapper was reported last week to have started work on four dome-like structures, which are being built on 300 acres of land he owns in Calabasas. They are meant to serve as the prototypes for a whole […]

Jerome Russell is building a gateway to the future

For more than 60 years, H.J. Russell & Company has stood as one of the most successful African American real estate companies in the country. Founded by the late business titan and philanthropist Herman Russell, H.J. Russell & Company specializes in real estate development, construction, program management and property management. Today, Russell’s legacy continues to stand strong […]

Atlanta City Hall raided by FBI in corruption scandal

Atlanta has been a city that has enjoyed decades of Black leadership in city hall, from the election of its first Black mayor, Maynard Jackson to its current mayor, Kasim Reed. But the years of power have not been without controversy and arrests. Now the city is once again embroiled in a bribery and corruption […]

Legendary business titan Herman J. Russell provided advice to young entrepreneurs in his final book

For more than 60 years, Herman Russell’s H.J. Russell & Company stood as a top-tier real estate and construction company. Notable projects headed by Russell’s company include the Georgia Dome (Atlanta); OMNI Dallas Convention Center (Dallas); Centennial Olympic Park (Atlanta); Phoenix Convention Center (Phoenix); Fort Valley State University (Fort Valley, Georgia.); and Hughes Spalding Hospital […]

Herman J. Russell, Atlanta business giant and philanthropist, dies at 83

When you look at the Atlanta skyline, today you should note that much of it had the hand of the black man in its design and construction. On Saturday, November 15, 2014, it was announced that businessman and philanthropist Herman J. Russell has made his transition to the ancestors. Russell’s story is one of dogged […]

C. David Moody of C.D. Moody Construction talks leadership

C. David Moody of  C.D. Moody Construction has been listed as one of Atlanta’s top 25 commercial contractors and ranked as one of its top 100 private companies. Started in 1988, C.D. Moody Construction has built and renovateed memorable and historic structures. From the campuses of Morehouse and Tuskegee University to the world’s busiest airport, […]