Former Denver Broncos receiver Demaryius Thomas dead at 33

Demaryius Thomas has died at the age of 33.. Thomas was found in his suburban Atlanta home. Investigators believe the cause of death is related to his medical issue as he suffered multiple seizures over the past year. He would have turned 34 on Christmas Day. Black men have a higher age-adjusted death rate with […]

Georgia Tech football recruit kills himself after struggle with homelessness

Bryce Gowdy was one of the best high school football players in the nation. The 4-star wide receiver senior from Deerfield Beach High School received a scholarship to play at Georgia Tech, but financial hardships and mental health issues derailed his promising future. According to Sun-Sentinal, Gowdy’s death was ruled a suicide after authorities found […]

Georgia Tech recruit dies suddenly just weeks after signing

A four-star Georgia Tech football recruit was killed tragically only weeks after signing his letter of intent to attend the elite technical school in Atlanta, according to published reports. Deerfield Beach Senior high school wide receiver Bryce Gowdy was reportedly struck and killed by a freight train in Deerfield Beach, the Miami Herald reports. Gowdy’s […]

Omega Psi Phi halts activities of 700 chapters after Georgia Tech pledge dies

The national president of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., David E. Marion, has taken unprecedented action in the wake of the death of a college athlete at Georgia Tech. Marion has issued a moratorium to all 700 chapters of Omega Psi Phi to halt membership activities as well as social activities until further notice. Members are warned […]

Atlanta solidifies its place on list of best tech cities

Atlanta names one of the Top 25 cities in the Technology Industry

What makes Atlanta a “tech” city? After all, technology is everywhere we look today. Any company can surf the internet, build an app or use cloud-based data service. So, how did Atlanta make it onto a national list of the Top 25 Best Tech Cities? Believe it or not, Atlanta stands out among its peers as technology industries […]

Georgia Tech dancer Raianna Brown returns with show spotlighting homelessness

ATLANTA — It’s nearly 11 p.m. on a Sunday at Dare Dream Studios. One group is leaving, while another collective begins to take their place across the floor in front of the mirror that spans the width of the room. Cardi B’s breakout single “Bodak Yellow” begins to play on a loop. This is the […]

Atlanta Hawks host 1st day of pre-Draft workouts

Terence Davis, Tyler Davis, Brandon Goodwin, Jared Harper, Josh Okogie, and Luke Maye all participated in the Atlanta Hawks’ first day of pre-draft workouts on May 7. The 2018 NBA Draft will take place on June 21.

Founders of Burdell’s School of Entrepreneurship pave the way for entrepreneurs

Founders Darren Sanders, Brandon Miller, Henderson Johnson II, and Milton Patton of Burdell’s School of Entrepreneurship created their brand because they all saw a distinct need to build an inclusive community of entrepreneurs of all ages, in all stages of their entrepreneurial journey, and involved in all aspects of entrepreneurship from social entrepreneurs to tech […]

Raianna Brown is more than just a meme

Proudest & scariest moment as a yellow-jacket happened at the same time. Thank you @Kaepernick7 for inspiring to #TakeAKnee to take a stand pic.twitter.com/iJVqHEpWx0 — Raianna B. 🌻 (@freeSPIRIT_5678) September 24, 2017 “I locked my keys in my house.” It’s a common mistake that most people make, but if anyone has a legitimate excuse for the […]

Atlanta Startup Battle crowns 3rd $100K winner

Four hundred entrepreneurs applied, 10 startup teams presented their pitches and five finalists were selected to compete in the third Atlanta Startup Battle on Sept. 28 in Atlanta. Atlanta Startup Battle is the freshest and most unique pitch competition in Atlanta. With over 100 ideas and 2 days of competition, the top participants develop their […]

Georgia Tech alum Daniel ‘The Glad Scientist’ Sabio hosts 1st ever VR concert

Daniel Sabio, known fondly in tech circles as The Glad Scientist, produced the first virtual reality music concert and he’s gone on to repeat it at multiple festivals in 2017. In late January, he presented one of the first live virtual reality concerts in North America. Performed live and in person in Atlanta, Singularity: A […]

Georgia Tech says farewell to Dean Gary S. May

Georgia Tech’s alumni, students, faculty and staff gathered for the farewell reception for Dean Gary S. May. After 30 years at Georgia Tech as a student, faculty member, and administrator, May is departing Tech to assume the position of vice-chancellor at the University of California- Davis. The event, held in the Bill Moore Student Success […]

Again? Another Atlanta road buckles, creating sinkhole

When it comes to Atlanta’s roads and highways, we are reminded of the famous words of New York Yankee legend Yogi Berra: It’s déjà vu all over again. Metro Atlanta residents can’t be faulted if they suddenly feel their city is slowly crumbling beneath their feet as yet another major roadway has buckled, creating a large sinkhole […]

Dr. Joyce’s innovative social justice course at Georgia Tech highlights OutKast

On Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, Dr. Joycelyn Wilson, known simply as Dr. Joyce, a Georgia Tech visiting professor is offering a hip-hop course on Atlanta’s civil rights history utilizing a unique and groundbreaking personalized learning tool, virtual reality, in addition to trap music and lyrics of OutKast. The students will examine relationships between culture, media, race, […]

Meet artist AJ Bank$y as he gears up for revolutionary Masquerade performance

Introducing Atlanta artist AJ Bank$y. He’s received a good stream of social media and online success and now is getting ready for a performance at the Masquerade in Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward community on Oct. 20, 2016. He’s been touted as the South’s Kendrick Lamar. Meet Aaron “Bank$y” Jordan. When did you know that being […]

Is MLK’s ‘I Have a Dream’ speech irrelevant today? Jeff Johnson thinks so

Jeff Johnson — a journalist, activist and political commentator, best known for his many appearances on B.E.T. — delivered a powerful message in celebration of iconic leader Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 13. He gave his speech “Civil Rights to Human Rights: The Courage to Lead” at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta. Addressing […]

Former New York Giants and Georgia Tech player, Jesse Tarplin, dead at 38

A standout player for Georgia Tech’s football team in his heyday, Jesse Arthiniel Tarplin played defensive end after outgrowing his linebacker position that earned him the status as the 10th best linebacker in the nation. A student at Cross Keys High School, he was elected to Blue Chips Illustrated Dream Team prep all-America squad. While at […]

White student lied about being beaten by homeless men in Atlanta, may face charges

In a growing trend of blaming the most available stereotype, a White Georgia Tech student in Atlanta has been caught in a lie. The student identified as James Hubert was attending a sorority party on campus when he disappeared. A frantic search ensued and through a cellphone tracking app, he was found two days later. Family […]

Georgia Tech hosts 1st Annual Black History Month lecture with Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry

The Georgia Tech Office of Institute Diversity, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, the Georgia Tech African American Student Union, and the Xi Alpha Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.  present the 1st Annual Black History Month Distinguished Lecture will feature MSNBC’s Dr. Melissa Harris-Perry. Melissa V. Harris-Perry is host of MSNBC’s “Melissa Harris-Perry,”which airs on […]