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The Georgia Democratic Party hosted its annual State Dinner at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta this past Thursday. The event brought together not only political movers and shakers but also concerned and active party members in Georgia politics. The crowd was diverse, energetic and fired up for change. There were some familiar faces at the…

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A controversial measure to take over failing schools in the state of Georgia will have a disproportionate impact on Black students in the state. The measure called the Opportunity School District is on the November ballot as a referendum with very innocuous wording. It simply states: “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow the…

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A controversial measure to take over failing schools in the state of Georgia will have a disproportionate impact on Black students in the state. The measure called the Opportunity School District is on the November ballot as a referendum with very innocuous wording. It simply states: “Shall the Constitution of Georgia be amended to allow…

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Otha Thornton

Otha Thornton is a trailblazer in American education. He is the first black man ever elected to hold the position of president in the more than 100 year history of the organization. Rolling out spoke with Thornton about education issues and the role of the National PTA. What are the biggest challenges facing local schools that…

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Otha Thornton

                  Ebony magazine has named Otha Thornton, the first black male president of the National PTA, to the Power 100 list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans.”  Mr. Thornton’s journey is incredible and inspiring. Born in Elberton, GA, Thornton was the product of a broken home. His father left…

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