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Local interest

Atlanta native, Spelman College alumna to open Chick-fil-A’s first downtown Los Angeles location

Atlanta native and Spelman College graduate Ashley Derby will open Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A Inc.’s first location in downtown Los Angeles.

Derby leaves her current post as the franchise owner of the University of Southern California Chick-fil-A restaurant to take the helm of the new location at 660 South Figueroa Street.

Violent White Supremacists’ Riot Leaves One Dead, 19 Injured

James Alex Fields Jr., a 20 year-old from Ohio, who drove his dark gray Dodge Challenger into a crowd of people protesting a White nationalist march in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, August 12 showed a deep interest in Nazism and Adolph Hitler in high school. Fields is being held on suspicion of second-degree murder, malicious wounding and failure to stop in an accident that resulted in death, according to CNN.

Atlanta Housing Authority Announces New Board Chair and Expands Senior Leadership Team to Meet Growing Demand for Services

The Atlanta Housing Authority Board of Commissioners elected Robert Rumley as its new chairman Wednesday following the resignation of Daniel Halpern, who served as board chair for nearly six years.

“I have big shoes to fill,” said Rumley after the board unanimously elected him chairman. “Daniel Halpern’s stellar leadership on this board and his commitment to expanding affordable housing have been invaluable to the city of Atlanta.”

Denise Cleveland-Leggett named HUD Southeast Regional Administrator

U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today named Denise Cleveland-Leggett to serve as HUD’s Region IV Regional Administrator. As the Regional Administrator, she will work from HUD’s Atlanta Regional Office and lead HUD’s Southeast operation in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Mayoral candidate Ingrid Lafleur proposes a universal basic income for Detroit

Ingrif LaFleur –PHOTO CREDIT: Justin Millhouse

Write-in mayoral candidate Ingrid LaFleur recently announced her plan of action at the campaign office. It was her last co-creation session before the primary. Believing in the intelligence and expertise of Detroiters, LaFleur created the weekly series of co-creation sessions to bring the community together to discuss challenges Detroit faces and possible resolutions. Supporters and members of the community were present to give thoughts and comments on her plan of action.

Delta Air Lines makes financial investment in APS

Delta Air Lines officially announced a partnership with Atlanta Public Schools to improve the quality of education, with a focus on literacy, for the next generation of Delta customers and employees. The partnership includes a $500,000 donation over the span of five years.

The Michigan Chronicle Candidate Questionnaires: City Council District 6

As part of the endorsement process, the Michigan Chronicle asked each candidate to fill out a questionnaire to help us make our decision. Most of them responded, some of them did not. If you don’t see a candidate here it is because we did not receive an answered questionnaire from that candidate. Due to space constrictions we were not able to include even the questionnaires sent to us by the candidates we chose in this morning’s print edition. However, thankfully, no such space restrictions exist online. Therefore, for those among you who like to have as much information as possible about each candidate before making your decision, we decided to publish each and every answered questionnaire that we received. Regardless of who we decided to endorse. Because at the end of the day, despite what we may think, the decision should be – and is – still up to you. The voter. And you deserve all the info you can get.