Author: Alisha Dixon

“Atlanta” Wins Big for Acting and Directing at the Emmy’s

Donald Glover, who plays Earnest “Earn” Marks in the FX hit Atlanta, won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for acting, his second Emmy win of the night. He was also nominated for outstanding writing, and won a second trophy for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for his work on an experimental episode of Atlanta. His wins make him the first black director to win an Emmy for work on a comedy series, and the first black man since 1985 to win an Emmy for lead acting in a comedy series. In Atlanta, Glover plays a dad and a college dropout whose cousin becomes a famous rapper.

“Atlanta” Wins Big for Acting and Directing at the Emmy’s

Donald Glover, who plays Earnest “Earn” Marks in the FX hit Atlanta, won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for acting, his second Emmy win of the night. He was also nominated for outstanding writing, and won a second trophy for Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series for his work on an experimental episode of Atlanta. His wins make him the first black director to win an Emmy for work on a comedy series, and the first black man since 1985 to win an Emmy for lead acting in a comedy series. In Atlanta, Glover plays a dad and a college dropout whose cousin becomes a famous rapper.

Office Depot names Clark Atlanta University alumna Jerri DeVard (AU ’83) chief marketing officer

Office Depot, Inc. announced that Clark Atlanta University alumna Jerri DeVard, a senior executive with more than 30 years of extensive marketing and leadership experience at large global brands, has joined the organization as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. She will report directly to Office Depot’s Chief Executive Officer Gerry Smith.

Office Depot names Clark Atlanta University alumna Jerri DeVard (AU ’83) chief marketing officer

Office Depot, Inc. announced that Clark Atlanta University alumna Jerri DeVard, a senior executive with more than 30 years of extensive marketing and leadership experience at large global brands, has joined the organization as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. She will report directly to Office Depot’s Chief Executive Officer Gerry Smith.

Running List of Road Closures in Metro Atlanta

Atlanta:

  • Moreland Avenue at Custer Ave — Tree blocking roadway
  • 22 Piedmont Avenue — Road hazard
  • West Peachtree Street NE at West Peachtree Street Place — Road hazard

Athens:

  • S. Milledge Ave at Hancock Ave.
  • Jimmie Daniel Rd at Atlanta Hwy
  • Timothy Rd. at Wexford Pl.

Running List of Road Closures in Metro Atlanta

Atlanta:

  • Moreland Avenue at Custer Ave — Tree blocking roadway
  • 22 Piedmont Avenue — Road hazard
  • West Peachtree Street NE at West Peachtree Street Place — Road hazard

Athens:

  • S. Milledge Ave at Hancock Ave.
  • Jimmie Daniel Rd at Atlanta Hwy
  • Timothy Rd. at Wexford Pl.

McDonald’s 11th Annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour Visits Atlanta with Tye Tribbett, Donald Lawrence, Bishop Paul S. Morton, and More

Atlanta concert part of 15-city tour that benefits local Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapters and communities nationwide

McDonald’s 11th Annual Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour Visits Atlanta with Tye Tribbett, Donald Lawrence, Bishop Paul S. Morton, and More

Atlanta concert part of 15-city tour that benefits local Ronald McDonald House Charities Chapters and communities nationwide

The Jazz Tree: “From Its Roots to Its Limbs,” with the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Sextet

From its roots in New Orleans to its branches in cities such as Chicago, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and New York, jazz is uniquely identified by its place of origin, its stylistic transitions, and its practitioners’ continued thirst for exploration. The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Sextet will pay special musical homage to those who laid the foundation for jazz, including Louis Armstrong and Sidney Bechet, and its continued musical evolution under such musicians as Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, and many more!

Former NBA champ uses art to pay student’s college tuition

Clark Atlanta University’s Men’s Basketball coach Darrell Walker will host the 2nd Annual Darrell Walker Art and Basketball Auction on Tuesday, September 12 to raise funds to offset the cost of summer school for student-athletes.