Category: Atlanta

Quincy L.A. Springs IV’s New Restaurant in Vine City Will Honor Civil Rights Heroes

The corner of Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard and Martin Luther King Jr. Drive is pretty much Main and Main for the civil rights movement in Atlanta. It’s at this intersection that leaders like Joseph E. Boone, Ralph David Abernathy and Andrew Young lived, worked and planned the protests and marches that would shape the country. It’s also the location of the newest Chick-fil-A restaurant in Atlanta.

Confederate Monuments Advisory Committee To Meet

The second meeting for the advisory committee to review street names and city-owned monuments linked to the Confederacy in the City of Atlanta is set for Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Atlanta City Hall. The first committee meeting was held on October 18.

H.J. Russell & Company Launches S.P.A.C.E. Venues

There aren’t too many companies that can claim to be a bigger part of constructing Atlanta’s skyline and urban development than H.J. Russell & Company (Russell). It was the late Herman J. Russell – nationally recognized entrepreneur and philanthropist, and the founder of one of the nation’s most respected and sustainable minority-owned business empires – who invested in developing the west side of Atlanta before the west side was trendy. It is the west side of Atlanta where, exactly 25 years apart, the highly anticipated Mercedes-Benz Stadium, built with Russell’s involvement as part of the HHRM Joint Venture (JV) (Holder, Hunt, Russell, Moody), and the soon to be demolished Georgia Dome was built as part of the Barton Malow, Beers, Holder, Russell JV.

The Final Word: Atlanta’s Mayoral Race 2017

The Atlanta Daily World team reached out to each of the qualifying Atlanta Mayoral Candidates to give them the final word on the upcoming election on November 7th. After polling our readers for issues of most pressing concern, we sent each candidate four questions that we believe will give our audience more insight into how an administration under their leadership would approach these matters – matters relating to gentrification, black business development, government transparency and affordable housing taking precedence. Six of the field’s candidates submitted responses: Peter Aman, Ceasar Mitchell, John Eaves, Kwanza Hall and Cathy Woolard. At press time, we did not receive responses from candidates Rohit Ammanamanchi, Keisha Lance Bottoms, Vincent Fort, Laban King, Mary Norwood, Michael Sterling and Glenn Wrightson. Sterling and King have both suspended their campaigns for Mayor, however, both names will remain on the November 7 ballot.

ADW Endorses Ceasar Mitchell for Mayor

As a lifelong resident and son of this city, Ceasar Mitchell’s name has become synonymous with “community.” Mitchell has been groomed in the virtues of service by family and the extended village of elders in his life, and has blazed a trail professionally and civically while rolling up his sleeves and extending a hand to others around him.

Civil Rights Leaders, Clergy Support Federal Crackdown on Payday Lending

After five years of field hearings, town hall meetings, multiple research reports, and over one million comments, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has announced a new rule to rein in predatory payday and car-title loans.

MARTA Board Member Frederick Daniels Appointed to APTA Executive Committee

Daniels to Help Set Policy, Oversee Operations for National Transit Association

Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) board member Fred Daniels was named to the American Public Transportation Association (APTA) executive committee at APTA’s recent annual meeting & expo in Atlanta.

Sheriff and Lawmaker Texts Reveal Boastful Push to Thwart KSU Cheerleader Protest

A lawmaker texted a Georgia sheriff and boasted how the two pressured Kennesaw State University president, Sam Olens, to take action after five black cheerleaders knelt to protest racial injustice during the national anthem at Sept. 30th football game. The cheerleaders were told they’d be kept off the field in a stadium tunnel at future pregame activities.

Morehouse College Names New President

The Morehouse College Board of Trustees voted Sunday to name Dr. David A. Thomas as the 12thPresident of Morehouse College, ushering in a new era of leadership for the 150-year-old historically black institution. Dr. Thomas is the H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School and the former Dean of Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

New Travel Ban Listing Important U.S. Ally Stumps Area Experts

African countries working with the U.S. to defeat terrorism are questioning why Chad has been added to the latest group of countries excluded under the U.S. travel ban.

The addition of Chad took that country’s government by surprise and bewildered analysts of Central Africa.

Aww Snap! The Bears Have Themselves A Quarterback!

The Bears FINALLY give the people what they want — Mitch Trubisky

Bears rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky made his first career start on Monday Night Football vs the Minnesota Vikings (Quinn Harris/ The Bigs Visuals)