Author: The Associated Press

Clark Atlanta University Celebrates African-American History Month with Symposium on Race Relations and Economic Inequality

Feb. 22-23 Event Assesses Progress Since Birth of Du Bois, Death of King

Alvin Ailey and Atlanta: A Perfect Pairing

For more than four decades, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has dazzled audiences in Atlanta, and the Company will move the crowd once again during this year’s return to the Fabulous Fox Theatre February 14 – 18, 2018. Six breathtaking performances will showcase the brilliance of Ailey’s 32 dancers, shine a spotlight on social issues with timely and topical works, and pay homage to love and legacy through two special programs: “A Night to Love” on a Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, featuring a one-night-only program of duets celebrating love; and “MLK50: Celebrating the Legacy” on Friday, February 16, honoring the life and works of Atlanta’s greatest peacemaker, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as the 50th anniversary of his death approaches in April.

Alvin Ailey and Atlanta: A Perfect Pairing

For more than four decades, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has dazzled audiences in Atlanta, and the Company will move the crowd once again during this year’s return to the Fabulous Fox Theatre February 14 – 18, 2018. Six breathtaking performances will showcase the brilliance of Ailey’s 32 dancers, shine a spotlight on social issues with timely and topical works, and pay homage to love and legacy through two special programs: “A Night to Love” on a Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, February 14, featuring a one-night-only program of duets celebrating love; and “MLK50: Celebrating the Legacy” on Friday, February 16, honoring the life and works of Atlanta’s greatest peacemaker, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., as the 50th anniversary of his death approaches in April.

Clark Atlanta University Celebrates African-American History Month with Symposium on Race Relations and Economic Inequality

Feb. 22-23 Event Assesses Progress Since Birth of Du Bois, Death of King

Clark Atlanta University Celebrates African-American History Month with Symposium on Race Relations and Economic Inequality

Feb. 22-23 Event Assesses Progress Since Birth of Du Bois, Death of King

High Museum of Art Names Obama Portraitist Amy Sherald Recipient of David C. Driskell Prize

The High Museum of Art today announces artist Amy Sherald as the 2018 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize in recognition of her contributions to the field of African-American art. A Georgia native now based in Baltimore, Sherald is acclaimed for her profoundly creative and distinctive portraits of African-American subjects. In 2017, she received the commission to paint former first lady Michelle Obama’s official portrait for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, which will be unveiled on Feb. 12, 2018.

High Museum of Art Names Obama Portraitist Amy Sherald Recipient of David C. Driskell Prize

The High Museum of Art today announces artist Amy Sherald as the 2018 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize in recognition of her contributions to the field of African-American art. A Georgia native now based in Baltimore, Sherald is acclaimed for her profoundly creative and distinctive portraits of African-American subjects. In 2017, she received the commission to paint former first lady Michelle Obama’s official portrait for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, which will be unveiled on Feb. 12, 2018.

High Museum of Art Names Obama Portraitist Amy Sherald Recipient of David C. Driskell Prize

The High Museum of Art today announces artist Amy Sherald as the 2018 recipient of the David C. Driskell Prize in recognition of her contributions to the field of African-American art. A Georgia native now based in Baltimore, Sherald is acclaimed for her profoundly creative and distinctive portraits of African-American subjects. In 2017, she received the commission to paint former first lady Michelle Obama’s official portrait for the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, which will be unveiled on Feb. 12, 2018.

51 New Affordable Housing Units Are Secured for Legacy Renters in Atlanta’s Historic Westside

 Announcement supports Mayor’s $1 billion public-private Atlanta Affordable Housing Initiative, Champions Westside Future Fund’s collective-impact model for resident retention 

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced  another step forward in mitigating the displacement of legacy renters in Atlanta’s Historic Westside, one of the City’s most vulnerable communities.

51 New Affordable Housing Units Are Secured for Legacy Renters in Atlanta’s Historic Westside

 Announcement supports Mayor’s $1 billion public-private Atlanta Affordable Housing Initiative, Champions Westside Future Fund’s collective-impact model for resident retention 

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced  another step forward in mitigating the displacement of legacy renters in Atlanta’s Historic Westside, one of the City’s most vulnerable communities.

51 New Affordable Housing Units Are Secured for Legacy Renters in Atlanta’s Historic Westside

 Announcement supports Mayor’s $1 billion public-private Atlanta Affordable Housing Initiative, Champions Westside Future Fund’s collective-impact model for resident retention 

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced  another step forward in mitigating the displacement of legacy renters in Atlanta’s Historic Westside, one of the City’s most vulnerable communities.