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Name: Marissa Mitchell Title: Multimedia Reporter, FOX 5 News Education (School/Degree): MA, broadcast journalism, Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University; BA, political science/journalism, Emory University How did you land your current job? I worked as a multimedia journalist at two other TV stations, and the position allowed me to gain experience so I could compete…

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Erika James, dean of the Goizueta Business School at Emory University photographed above with rolling out magazine publisher Munson Steed. How excited are you about the partnership between Emory University and the National Black MBA Association? “I am very thrilled to be the academic sponsor for the National Black MBA Association. Emory and the Goizueta Business School have…

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Princeton University freshman Tal Fortgang incited a national firestorm when he penned the partially understandable, mostly nonsensical diatribe about racial and gender politics in America titled “Checking My Privilege: Character as the Basis for Privilege” in the school newspaper that was beamed out to the world through Time magazine. It was this white male’s privilege…

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Lisa Nicole Cloud, the CEO and creative director for the Lisa Nicole Collection and newest cast member of “Married to Medicine,” is unique in that she will not hesitate to tell you that she is bold, beautiful, brainy and a business mogul determined to leave her mark on the world. But, unlike other multimillionaire entrepreneurs…

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Nathan McCall had long ago joined the ranks of very prominent black intellectuals, educators, legislators and civic leaders who are utterly repulsed by the unbridled and unprincipled “Santa-Claus-ification” of Martin Luther King Jr. Other than the iconic and almost melodious “I Have a Dream” speech that electrified the masses and reinvigorated the Movement, McCall wants…

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Dr. Stan Cohen is a pediatric gastroenterologist for the Children’s Center for Digestive Health Care and adjunct clinical professor of pediatrics at Emory University. We caught up with Dr. Cohen to discuss his new book, What to Feed Your Baby. What inspired you to write this book? As the chairman of the Committee on Nutrition for the Georgia…

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In his annual winter letter published in the Emory University magazine, the school’s president James Wagner, attempted discuss the importance of compromise in politics, instead, he stuck his foot in his mouth. Wagner,  Emory’s 19th president, is an award-winning teacher and scientist. He obtained his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1975 from the University of Delaware,…

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Emory University lecturer and author Nathan McCall was among a host of  award recipients  who were honored for “their achievements and for utilizing their reach and resources to edify those whose lives they touch,” says Munson Steed, CEO/Publisher rolling out magazine, at the Men of Power and Influence Awards sponsored by Ford. McCall penned the…

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  Writing Sessions America decided to make their songwriters celebration a big larger this year. During the last weekend of October, young and ambitious songwriters from all areas of the U.S. traveled to Atlanta, GA for the WSAATL weekend.  The events, which consisted of a VIP reception to honor  Grammy Award-winning producer, Blac Elvis; a…

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Natasha Trethewey was named United States Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress on June 7, 2012. She is the first African American to be named Poet Laureate since Rita Dove in 1993, reported the New York Times. Trethewey, 46, is a professor of creative writing at Emory University in Decatur, Ga., where she lives…

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Check out the events happening in your city!   A King Celebration with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (1280 Peachtree St. NE) Thursday, Jan. 14, 8 p.m. In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Atlanta Symphony’s tribute concerts to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., legendary cellist Yo-Yo Ma takes the stage.  Performed annually at Dr.…

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Perhaps there is a reason they call it the “Dirty South.” Most U.S. counties with both high rates of poverty and HIV infections are located in Southern states, a new Emory University AIDSVu project study concludes. The study also states that 1 in every 5 people live below the poverty line in the most heavily…

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