Category: Atlanta

Faith offers valuable connection for Southern Dems

Jason Carter, Roselyn Carter, Jimmy Carter

In this photo taken Sunday, June 8, 2014, Georgia Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter, left, sits with his grandparents Rosalynn and Jimmy Carter during a church service in Plains, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

GOP struggles to recruit Black voters, candidates

Leo Smith, Jessica Hayes, Michael Roundtree, Michael McNeely

This photos taken May 19, 2014, shows Leo Smith, minority engagement director for the Georgia Republican Party, left, meeting with from second left, Michael McNeely, party first vice-chairman, Michael Roundtree, chairman of the Morehouse College Republicans and Jessica Hayes, district director for Republican Rep. Paul Broun, at the Georgia GOP headquarters in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Are Republicans serious about courting Blacks?



The biggest complaints I get from Black journalists when it comes to Republican officeholders and Party leaders is that they can’t get their calls returned. I used to think this was because of the reporters’ race or that some represented small, Black media outlets.

Alumnae Entrepreneurs Nourish the American Economy

Entrepreneur is one of those sexy French words that has more to do with patience and perseverance than enterprise and business. Entrepreneurs are the backbone of the American economic landscape and women play a major role in that picture. According to the 2013 State of Women-Owned Business Report by American Express Open, there are more […]

Travel Healthy

Maintaining your wellness program between long-delayed flights, rigorous meetings, and limited healthy eateries while traveling can be challenging. But with a little commitment and planning, you can retain your routine while you’re away. Here are a few travel solutions: Make easy to carry snacks that require no mess or fuss: Poke a straw through tops of yogurt and applesauce. […]

A New Era of Preservation for Spelman’s History

After 15 years under the watchful eye of Taronda Spencer, C’80, the Spelman College Archives is now managed by archivist Holly Smith. A graduate of William and Mary College and Yale University, Smith, who has a background in public history and, library science and archives, comes to Spelman after having worked for five years in […]

Fierce Competition Increases Reunion Giving

Reunion for Spelman women is all about coming home to celebrate their sisterhood and making friendly wagers about whose class will take home top honors at the weekend’s culminating event, Blue Note Theatre.  The classes ending in 4s and 9s brought fierce competition this year (both against each other and with last year’s winners) and […]

The Power of Mentoring

If you Google “Spelman College” and “mentoring,” your search will produce 73,200 results. From peer-to-peer to faculty, staff and alumnae-to-student, thousands of examples showcase the depth and breadth of how personalized teaching, advising and guiding are integral to the Spelman experience. The entire College community is so involved in mentoring that the practice is integrated […]

Inspired to Greatness: Class of 2014 Valedictorian Commencement Address

Hello everyone, thank you all for joining us today to celebrate this wondrous occasion. And to the Class of 2014, congratulations, we made it! Recently, a lot of people have been telling me how proud they are of me, which I must admit, feels pretty good. It is nice to feel smart, and impressive, and […]

Ten Things You (Probably) Didn’t Know About Spelman

Many are familiar with some of the unwritten Spelman College traditions like walking underneath the Alumnae Arch before Class Day may keep you from graduating on time, or stepping on the grass being (unofficially) forbidden because “Spelman women don’t cut corners.” Whether you consider yourself the most spirited student, or true blue alumna, here are […]

Global Travel, Internships Signal Busy Summer for Spelman Students

From international travel to internships spanning from CNN to the U.S. State Department, Spelman students are experiencing an unforgettable summer. Preparing for future careers, they are traveling abroad, conducting groundbreaking research, and pursuing their lifelong dreams and ambitions. Studying Abroad in Portugal and the Dominican Republic For two weeks in May, political science major Chelsea […]