Author: DIANA HEIDGERD

Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Close of the Sale of the Civic Center to the Atlanta Housing Authority

Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the City of Atlanta has sold the Civic Center to the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) for $31 million. Mayor Reed was joined by AHA President and CEO Catherine Buell and Invest Atlanta General Counsel and Senior Vice President Rosalind Rubens Newell for the announcement. AHA will partner with Weingarten Realty Investors to develop plans for the site, which is expected to result in a $300 million total investment, and will commit to 30 percent affordable housing at a time when affordability and mobility are the most important issues facing our city.

Mayor Kasim Reed Announces Close of the Sale of the Civic Center to the Atlanta Housing Authority

Mayor Kasim Reed announced that the City of Atlanta has sold the Civic Center to the Atlanta Housing Authority (AHA) for $31 million. Mayor Reed was joined by AHA President and CEO Catherine Buell and Invest Atlanta General Counsel and Senior Vice President Rosalind Rubens Newell for the announcement. AHA will partner with Weingarten Realty Investors to develop plans for the site, which is expected to result in a $300 million total investment, and will commit to 30 percent affordable housing at a time when affordability and mobility are the most important issues facing our city.

In Stacey Abrams’ Latest Policy Release, Bold Actions for Affordable Childcare and Early Learning

The Stacey Abrams for Governor campaign released the Bold Action for a Brighter Future child care plan, a $350 million investment in expanding access to child care and early learning for children ages 0-3 as well as afterschool programs. This will be Georgia’s most significant investment in early childhood education since the launching of pre-K 25 years ago, and the second detailed policy proposal released by the Abrams campaign.

In Stacey Abrams’ Latest Policy Release, Bold Actions for Affordable Childcare and Early Learning

The Stacey Abrams for Governor campaign released the Bold Action for a Brighter Future child care plan, a $350 million investment in expanding access to child care and early learning for children ages 0-3 as well as afterschool programs. This will be Georgia’s most significant investment in early childhood education since the launching of pre-K 25 years ago, and the second detailed policy proposal released by the Abrams campaign.

City of South Fulton’s First Municipal Judge Appointed

Tiffany Carter-Sellers has been appointed as the City of South Fulton’s chief judge – the city’s first municipal court judge. She will establish the municipal court to handle local ordinance violations and code enforcement violations among other duties.

City of South Fulton’s First Municipal Judge Appointed

Tiffany Carter-Sellers has been appointed as the City of South Fulton’s chief judge – the city’s first municipal court judge. She will establish the municipal court to handle local ordinance violations and code enforcement violations among other duties.

National Action Network Board asks Rev. Al Sharpton to delay plans to step down for two years

The Board Chair of National Action Network (NAN), Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, has asked NAN Founder Rev. Al Sharpton to delay his plans to step down as President of NAN in 2019 upon his sixty-fifth birthday. Rev. Sharpton told board members last year that he wanted to focus on his radio and TV platforms, completing two documentaries and concentrate on his long standing dream of building a civil rights museum in Harlem where none currently exists.

National Action Network Board Asks Rev. Al Sharpton to Delay Plans to Step Down for Two Years

The Board Chair of National Action Network (NAN), Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, has asked NAN Founder Rev. Al Sharpton to delay his plans to step down as President of NAN in 2019 upon his sixty-fifth birthday. Rev. Sharpton told board members last year that he wanted to focus on his radio and TV platforms, completing two documentaries and concentrate on his long standing dream of building a civil rights museum in Harlem where none currently exists.

National Action Network Board Asks Rev. Al Sharpton to Delay Plans to Step Down for Two Years

The Board Chair of National Action Network (NAN), Rev. Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, has asked NAN Founder Rev. Al Sharpton to delay his plans to step down as President of NAN in 2019 upon his sixty-fifth birthday. Rev. Sharpton told board members last year that he wanted to focus on his radio and TV platforms, completing two documentaries and concentrate on his long standing dream of building a civil rights museum in Harlem where none currently exists.

More Than 70 Professors at Spelman Join Student Campaign That Names Alleged Sexual Offenders

Students at three Atlanta colleges have spearheaded a social-media campaign, #WeKnowWhatYouDid, crafted to call attention to sexual-assault and sexual-harassment problems at their institutions, including naming alleged offenders as part of that effort.

Now, more than 70 professors at Spelman College, have signed an open letter expressing support for the campaign and acknowledged their roles in combating sexual violence on campus.

More Than 70 Professors at Spelman Join Student Campaign That Names Alleged Sexual Offenders

Students at three Atlanta colleges have spearheaded a social-media campaign, #WeKnowWhatYouDid, crafted to call attention to sexual-assault and sexual-harassment problems at their institutions, including naming alleged offenders as part of that effort.

Now, more than 70 professors at Spelman College, have signed an open letter expressing support for the campaign and acknowledged their roles in combating sexual violence on campus.

Kenneth Days III Appointed as New Public Defender for the City of Atlanta

Mayor Kasim Reed has appointed Kenneth Days, III as the new Public Defender for the Municipal Court of Atlanta. Days has served as Managing Attorney for the Office of the Public Defender since 2008. Prior to joining the City of Atlanta, Days was in private practice with his firm Days & West, P.C.