Andre Dickens makes huge turnaround, elected 61st mayor of Atlanta

Andre Dickens was officially elected as the 61st mayor of Atlanta on Nov. 3, 2021. Dickens, an Atlanta city councilman, defeated Felicia Moore, Atlanta City Council president, and was declared the winner at 10:30 p.m. EST by the Associated Press with approximately 62% of the vote. A Georgia Tech graduate and native of Atlanta’s Adamsville […]

Funniest memes of Blacks who supported loser Mary Norwood for Atlanta mayor

Some folks may recall New York Yankees legend Yogi Berra’s equally famous quip that “it’s déjà vu all over again” when assessing the latest election in Atlanta. The thrilling, pulse-pumping, down-to-the-wire finish of a mayoral race – replete with last-second jockeying, insult-hurling and mud slinging – was the closest election for mayor of Atlanta has […]

Shirley Franklin backing Mary Norwood in Atlanta mayoral runoff

Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin created tremors in the Atlanta political landscape when she proclaimed she’s backing Mary Norwood for mayor instead of Keisha Lance Bottoms. Franklin, who made history as the first female mayor in the city’s history, is betting that her name and legacy as a political pioneer will carry enough weight to […]

Cabral Franklin, son of former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, dies

Former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin suffered the tragic loss of her son. Cabral Franklin died after a long battle with cancer. He was 41. Cabral Franklin was a well-known political strategist in Atlanta who worked behind the scenes on campaigns and issues that affected Atlanta, state and even national campaigns. As a managing partner of […]

Delta Airlines Dedicates 767 Jet to Ambassador Andrew Young

Delta Airlines Dedicates 767 Jet to Ambassador Andrew Young In a quasi-surprise ceremony, Andrew Young – former Ambassador to the United Nations, and civil rights legend – had a Delta Airlines 767 Jet Dedicated and named after him today to honor his lifetime achievements and kick off his 80th birthday celebration, which culminates Sunday, May 20 at […]

Patrise Perkins-Hooker Elected First African American Officer to Georgia State Bar

The State Bar of Georgia election has yielded its first African American officer to serve the State Bar or its predecessor, the Georgia Bar Association, since its inception in 1883. Patrise Perkins-Hooker, who serves as the vice president and general counsel for Atlanta BeltLine, Inc., was installed as the organization’s secretary during its annual meeting on […]