Author: Alisha Dixon

How To Survive Encounters With Police

ER doctor Geoffrey Mount Varner MD, MPH, has seen the aftermath of what goes wrong when the police have altercations with civilians.  In fact, after seeing the injuries pile up over the past two decades, he couldn’t remain silent any longer.
“My 11-year-old son is old enough to be killed by the police. As a father of an African American boy, I’m especially concerned with what could happen when black youth are stopped or pulled over by the police,” said Varner, who authored a book to address what one should do when pulled over or stopped by the police. He hopes parents read the book and encourage their children to follow these invaluable steps that will immediately start to save lives once used.

“Home Alive:  11 Must Steps to Surviving Encounters with the Police” empowers parents with survival skills to teach their children to make it home alive.  It provides the necessary advice of what one should say or do in a vulnerable situation, especially for youthful black and Hispanic civilians.

How To Survive Encounters With Police

ER doctor Geoffrey Mount Varner MD, MPH, has seen the aftermath of what goes wrong when the police have altercations with civilians.  In fact, after seeing the injuries pile up over the past two decades, he couldn’t remain silent any longer.
“My 11-year-old son is old enough to be killed by the police. As a father of an African American boy, I’m especially concerned with what could happen when black youth are stopped or pulled over by the police,” said Varner, who authored a book to address what one should do when pulled over or stopped by the police. He hopes parents read the book and encourage their children to follow these invaluable steps that will immediately start to save lives once used.

“Home Alive:  11 Must Steps to Surviving Encounters with the Police” empowers parents with survival skills to teach their children to make it home alive.  It provides the necessary advice of what one should say or do in a vulnerable situation, especially for youthful black and Hispanic civilians.

How To Survive Encounters With Police

ER doctor Geoffrey Mount Varner MD, MPH, has seen the aftermath of what goes wrong when the police have altercations with civilians.  In fact, after seeing the injuries pile up over the past two decades, he couldn’t remain silent any longer.
“My 11-year-old son is old enough to be killed by the police. As a father of an African American boy, I’m especially concerned with what could happen when black youth are stopped or pulled over by the police,” said Varner, who authored a book to address what one should do when pulled over or stopped by the police. He hopes parents read the book and encourage their children to follow these invaluable steps that will immediately start to save lives once used.

“Home Alive:  11 Must Steps to Surviving Encounters with the Police” empowers parents with survival skills to teach their children to make it home alive.  It provides the necessary advice of what one should say or do in a vulnerable situation, especially for youthful black and Hispanic civilians.

Atlanta’s Historic Westside Neighborhoods Get a $32 Million Gift

Thursday, Mayor Kasim Reed dedicated $15 million to the future Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry, $1 million to Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, and $1 million to Westside Works on behalf of the City of Atlanta. Through his family foundation, Blank committed an additional $15 million, bringing the total of the Westside Neighborhood Prosperity Fund to $30 million.

Atlanta’s Historic Westside Neighborhoods Get a $32 Million Gift

Thursday, Mayor Kasim Reed dedicated $15 million to the future Westside Park at Bellwood Quarry, $1 million to Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre, and $1 million to Westside Works on behalf of the City of Atlanta. Through his family foundation, Blank committed an additional $15 million, bringing the total of the Westside Neighborhood Prosperity Fund to $30 million.

Nat’l Medicare Education Week — Seniors, caregivers can get educated about Medicare

Confused about Medicare? You’re not alone. That’s why this September, baby boomers, Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers in the Atlanta area are invited to participate in an educational event, as part of National Medicare Education Week (Sept. 15-21). This annual celebration begins exactly one month before the start of the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (Oct. 15-Dec. 7), and is designed to prepare older Americans with the knowledge they need to make confident, informed decisions about their Medicare coverage.

Nat’l Medicare Education Week — Seniors, caregivers can get educated about Medicare

Confused about Medicare? You’re not alone. That’s why this September, baby boomers, Medicare beneficiaries, their families and caregivers in the Atlanta area are invited to participate in an educational event, as part of National Medicare Education Week (Sept. 15-21). This annual celebration begins exactly one month before the start of the Medicare Open Enrollment Period (Oct. 15-Dec. 7), and is designed to prepare older Americans with the knowledge they need to make confident, informed decisions about their Medicare coverage.

“Natural Woman: An Aretha Story” Returns to Pay Homage to the Queen of Soul

The musical, “Natural Woman: An Aretha Story,” returns to the Earl Theater in Marietta for two performances September 30th at 3pm and 8pm.

Her soulful, soaring voice has earned her mythic status. Prepare for a captivating self-portrait of her story–the glorious triumphs as well as the heartbreaking pain.

“Natural Woman: An Aretha Story” Returns to Pay Homage to the Queen of Soul

The musical, “Natural Woman: An Aretha Story,” returns to the Earl Theater in Marietta for two performances September 30th at 3pm and 8pm.

Her soulful, soaring voice has earned her mythic status. Prepare for a captivating self-portrait of her story–the glorious triumphs as well as the heartbreaking pain.

What to Do: The 7th Annual Veggie Taste

Just when you thought the summer was over, there’s more family fun to be had with Atlanta’s favorite foodie festival, The 2017 Veggie Taste happening September 16 from 12-6 p.m. on the grounds of Kipp Strive Academy in Atlanta.

 

What to Do: The 7th Annual Veggie Taste

Just when you thought the summer was over, there’s more family fun to be had with Atlanta’s favorite foodie festival, The 2017 Veggie Taste happening September 16 from 12-6 p.m. on the grounds of Kipp Strive Academy in Atlanta.

 

City of Atlanta Announces Emergency Shelters Open Today

The City of Atlanta announced today that it is working with local partners to open shelters in an effort to help ensure that residents and displaced individuals have a safe place to stay as Hurricane Irma approaches the State of Georgia. Atlanta remains under a tropical storm warning. The main threats to the metropolitan Atlanta area are heavy rain, strong winds, possible flooding, and power outages.