Category: Atlanta

‘Real Housewives’ TV star faces battery charge

Real Housewives of Atlanta Arrest

In this undated photo released by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, Porsha Williams poses for a mug shot in Atlanta. (AP Photo/ Fulton County Sheriff’s Office)

ATLANTA (AP) — Porsha Williams of TV’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” faces a battery charge after fellow cast member Kenya Moore told police she was attacked during filming of the show.

Former Hawks All-Star Lou Hudson dies at 69

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In this April 15, 1978 file photo, Los Angeles Lakers’ Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, left, reaches for the ball held by Seattle Supersonics Marvin Webster, center, as Lakers’ Lou Hudson (23), right, defends during an NBA playoff game in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/File)

NC inmate charged in kidnapping of DA’s father

Kelvin Melton

In this undated photo provided by Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification Kelvin Melton is shown. (AP Photo/Raleigh/Wake City-County Bureau of Identification)

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina inmate described as a high-ranking member of the Bloods street gang faces a federal kidnapping charge after authorities say he used a mobile phone to help orchestrate the abduction of a prosecutor’s father.

Aaron set to savor 40th anniversary of 715th homer

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In this April 8, 1974 file photo, Atlanta Braves’ Hank Aaron eyes the flight of the ball after hitting his 715th career homer in a game against the Los Angeles Dodgers in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Harry Harrris, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — Hank Aaron was more relieved than jubilant after he broke Babe Ruth’s home-run record on April 8, 1974.

Spelman’s Global Brigade Students Get Hands-On Healthcare Experience

In summer 2012 during a medical and dental health education program, Shanice Robinson, C’2015, noticed the T-shirt of another participant that read “Global Brigade in Honduras.” Six months later, she and Jasmeka Colvin, C’2014, co-founded the Spelman Global Medical-Dental Brigades.  This March they took their first trip – traveling with 22 of their classmates, several […]

We’re Not Gonna Take It!

Outrage and contempt for the violent treatment of  women gave birth to today’s designation of April as Sexual Assault Awareness Month in the United States. According the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, women’s organized protest began in the late 1970s in England with “Take Back the Night” marches that have become a worldwide movement. Having to […]

Alumnae Celebrate the 80th Anniversary of the Spelman Hymn

This year marks the 80th anniversary of the “Spelman Hymn.”  Created by Eddye Money Shivery, C’34, the hymn serves as the lyrical lifeline between Spelman alumnae and students.  In honor of the anniversary, several daughters of Spelman shared their favorite lines of the hymn and why it serves a special place in their hearts. “Spelman […]

Making Impact Drives New Student Leaders

Mary Pickard, C’2015, is very clear about why she decided to run for president of the 2014-2015 Spelman Student Government Association. “During my first two years, Spelman gave so much to me. I had so many opportunities that I probably wouldn’t have had at another institution, so I really wanted to give back to Spelman […]

Spelman Women Embrace Natural, Healthy Hair

During the spring 2012, senior Britney Robinson got an idea. After entertaining questions about how she grew her once-permed hair from 3 inches to shoulder length in less than two years, Robinson felt compelled to share. A mathematics major minoring in public health, she established the Coils and Curls Hair Care Association, a registered student […]

News Briefs

Octavia E. Butler Celebration Highlights  Arts & Activism William and Camille Hanks Cosby Chair in the Humanities, Tananarive Due, will present the Octavia E. Butler Celebration of Arts and Activism on April 16, 2014. Butler’s legacy as a groundbreaking science fiction writer will be discussed during the event. Activities include an art and black science […]

Sisters Chapel Arts Ministries Enhance Leadership Development

For the past 87 years, Sisters Chapel has functioned as the spiritual hub for the Spelman College community. Serving as a sacred space for various religious faiths, students have been able to cultivate their faith. For many, expressing faith through the Sisters Chapel Arts Ministry provides a holistic development stage for spiritual gifts, and student […]

Founders Day Praise

“Spelman, thy name we praise…” While these words are uttered from the lips of hundreds throughout the year, annually they take on a special meaning when the collective voices of Spelman students and alumnae sing them together on Founders Day. Founders Day Convocation is a rite of passage for all Spelman women. First-year students pour […]