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We continue our Sisters with Superpowers series with multicultural maven Goldie Taylor, who is the chief marketing communications officer of the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). A prior service active duty U.S. Marine Corps public affairs broadcaster, Taylor has been a working journalist and communications executive for 30 years. Joining MARTA from New York-based IAC…

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Meet Ebony Black. She likes the color royal blue because it’s “strong and it brings peace and love.” Black is the linkage to care navigator for Mercy Care, an Atlanta-based nonprofit that provides health care to poor and marginalized people. And, she is just what the doctors ordered at Mercy Care because she nurtures some of…

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Georgia State Democratic Senator Steen Miles (District 43) was sworn into the senate in 2005. Prior to her legislative service, Miles, served as a journalist and media relations consultant. A native of in South Bend, Indiana, Miles earned a degree in business education and English at Ball State University. She also attended Indiana University at…

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The fallout from the presidential election continues to layout across the nation. One day after Donald Trump was elected president, an employee of MARTA, Atlanta’s public transit system, allegedly sent out a threatening tweet aimed at Trump. “I wish I had the balls to kill him myself,” Aleama Phillips tweeted with the hashtag “AssassinateTrump.” According…

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  MARTA hosted a town hall discussion on infrastructures at the Five Points Station Amphitheatre on April 9. This event aimed to raise public awareness and seek solutions to America’s transportation infrastructure crisis. They want the U.S. Congress to enact a new, multi-year authorization bill that provides sustainable funding for the Highway Trust Fund. The funds would…

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Aeman Lovel Presley

Police have announced the arrest of Aeman Lovel Presley in connection with the death of two homeless men in downtown Atlanta. In addition, Presley is also being charged with the murder of Karen Pearce, a part-time student and working mom, whose body was found in a downtown lot. The two homeless men killed were Dorian…

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Leona Barr-Davenport, president and CEO of the Atlanta Business League welcomed everyone to the 81st Annual Meeting Dinner held the Hyatt Regency Atlanta yesterday. The 2014 ABL business Hall of Fame Inductees were Yergan Jones, president of A.E.E Productions Inc.,who has been in the sound and lighting business for 30 years; Zebedee Linder, president of Standard…

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On Saturday, Sept. 6, MARTA held a job fair at the South Clayton Recreation Center in Hampton, Georgia. The job fair was in anticipation of possible transit service expansion. MARTA has openings in engineering, information technology, finance, rail and bus operations, facilities maintenance, and police services. Recruiters were on-site to accept resumes. Rolling out asked LaShanda Dawkins,…

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Jay Z and Beyoncé took over Atlanta’s Georgia Dome and shut the city down. The buzz from the concert has been the talk of Atlanta for weeks and finally they came and conquered. The fans came out and they were truly glad that they did because the concert was a huge success! Beybuzz posted on…

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Celebrate your independence from the tyranny of driving this holiday weekend by taking MARTA to such time-honored festivities as the Peachtree Road Race, the Atlanta Braves game and fireworks displays at Lenox Square and Centennial Olympic Park. From 4:45 a.m. on Friday, July 4, to 1 a.m. on Saturday, July 5, MARTA will operate special…

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Old man shoved off MARTA

Earlier in the week, on Atlanta’s MARTA transit railcar, a disabled senior citizen was allegedly talking inappropriately to women on the train. In response, one rider who has now been identified as Loren Hooks, age 43, forcibly snatched away the 68-year-old man’s walker and then shoved him out of the train. After a week long…

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Keith Parker, general manager and CEO for MARTA, will be the keynote speaker for the 10th Annual Atlanta Technical College business breakfast. Parker oversees operations for MARTA, which is the nation’s ninth largest transit system and includes heavy rail, bus and paratransit services. He plans to discuss how the street car expansion will improve the economic…

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Last week, the Internet exploded with a viral video of two transgender women being attacked by two men on Atlanta’s MARTA transit system on May 20. Although many viewers saw the video as humorous fodder, Atlanta police rightly saw the video as a recording of a crime and began an investigation to find the two…

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When teens have nothing to do many times they create mischief. But it was mayhem that was created when teens in Atlanta took a MARTA bus for a joyride.  Jamair Moore and Harrison Crawford, both 18 not only stole the bus but recorded it all on a cell-phone.  The bus was stolen from the Atlanta transportation…

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The Atlanta Braves are leaving the city of Atlanta. According to reports by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the Atlanta Braves will build a new stadium in the suburban community, Cobb County. The move appears to be a slap in the face to Atlanta residents and many in the black community. Turner Field, the Braves current home,…

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The Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s “Creating Opportunity Conference” in Atlanta was once again a powerful example of our community coming together to support and recognize the people and organizations that support us while educating and informing us of how we can continue to move our collective agenda forward. A theme throughout the conference was “Freedom is…

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