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Former U.S. Ambassador and Atlanta mayor Andrew Young and Atlanta Braves Hall of Famer Hank Aaron were recently joined by a host of Georgia-based politicians, community leaders, and education advocates, including chairman emeritus of 100 Black Men of America Tommy Dortch and Lisa-Marie Haygood of the Georgia PTA, to oppose a constitutional amendment allowing the state to take…

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Brad James of “For Better or Worse” accompanied fashionista and reality TV star Christina Johnson to a fundraiser benefiting Bridge Da Gap, a nonprofit organization that uses hip-hop to teach students in grades six through 12 life skills, character building principles, and self-regulation concepts. The affair was well attended by Atlanta’s in-crowd, including Tommy Dortch, the…

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Thomas Dortch Jr. is one of the most well-respected and successful African American entrepreneurs in Atlanta and the nation — and probably the only one who describes himself as a “day laborer.” “I get up every day and go to work,” says the Toccoa, Georgia, native, who acquired an appreciation for learning, developed a connection to…

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Once a year, the Atlanta Business League pays homage and bestows illumination to African American men who are business owners, professionals, community and civic leaders in Atlanta. The esteemed ABL president and CEO, Leona Barr-Davenport; and former ABL board chair, the ubiquitous business mogul Thomas “Tommy” Dortch, help to lead a cavalcade of past honorees…

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