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  • SoHi rallies to beat Kenai at SoHi Tip-OffSoHi rallies to beat Kenai at SoHi Tip-Off

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  • Here’s Omarosa’s Bizarre Theory On Donald Trump’s RacismHere’s Omarosa’s Bizarre Theory On Donald Trump’s Racism

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  • Black women seek rewards from Democrats after Alabama raceBlack women seek rewards from Democrats after Alabama race

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Are you registered? … You better get out there and do it.’ So this is what we do and it’s just so powerful.” Tuesday’s election continued the trend of Black women over-performing for Democratic candidates. In the 2016 presidential race, 94 percent of Black women voted for Democrat Hillary Clinton while 53 percent of White women voted for Donald Trump. In 2008 and 2012, Black women voted at a higher rate than any racial or gender group, each time giving President Barack Obama 96 percent of their vote. While Black men also turned out in high numbers for Democrats, Black women historically have been the backbone of the vote-mobilization efforts, but they rarely get the credit, said LaTosha Brown, a Selma, Alabama, native and co-founder of the Black Voters Matter Fund. In Alabama, Black women were on the ground working without much fanfare, just as they’ve done all the way back to the civil rights movement, she said. “Black women stand and have continuously been standing in the gap, and been providing an enormous amount of leadership because we don’t just bring our own issues. We bring our community with us,” she said. In addition to voting, Black women are running for office, testing whether the Democratic Party will stand behind them in the 2018 elections and beyond. Stacey Abrams is running to be Georgia’s first Black governor. In Virginia, Vangie Williams hopes to become the state’s first Black congresswomen. In 2017, Black women held only two statewide offices — GOP Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton of Kentucky and Connecticut state Treasurer Denise Nappier, a Democrat. Black women are mayors of seven of the nation’s 100 largest cities and hold 271 state legislature seats, according to the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University’s Eagleton Institute of Politics. Black women say they now need to be compensated for their devotion. Democrats also need to share some of their positions of power with Black women on the ballot and inside political party machines on local, state and national levels. Sen. Kamala Harris of California, who is the only Black woman in the Senate and is already being mentioned as a 2020 presidential candidate, said Democrats and progressives need to go beyond just thanking Black women. “Let’s address issues that disproportionately affect Black women — like pay disparity, housing & under-representation in elected office,” she said Thursday on Twitter. Rep. 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  • Debbie’s Lifestyles Report …My favorite things (Dec. 13)Debbie’s Lifestyles Report …My favorite things (Dec. 13)

    DEBBIE NORRELL When I do holiday shopping I want the person I select a gift for to be as excited about the gift as I am. I guess that is why when I go shopping for others, so many of the gifts end up in my personal collection. I hope this year’s guide will encourage you to shop in smaller businesses and to think outside the box. Many of us are in a stage in our lives where we don’t necessarily need anything, but it is always nice to have something unusual. One of my first stops was at a store that I patronize often, A Woman’s Touch on Federal Drive in Penn Hills. The store is owned by an African American woman who has been in business for over 10 years. I like going into a store where I am known by name. You may remember this store from their prior locations in Wilkinsburg, Monroeville Mall and Swissvale. I stop in the store frequently to see what’s new. On one of my last visits a new shipment of Michelle Obama purses had arrived. She had them in black and white and full color, they came in a wristlet style ($34.95) and a purse/wallet combination ($59.99). So many people admired our previous first family that they want to display their images on clothing and accessories. Check out the handbags, hats, and the custom made Christmas stockings at A Woman’s Touch and please take some time to look around and see what’s new. The store is open Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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  • Strong Apprenticeship Programs Key to Addressing the Wage GapStrong Apprenticeship Programs Key to Addressing the Wage Gap

    By Odie Donald II Over the last decades, many American inner cities have seen an economic resurgence. Buoyed by millennials and people’s desire to shorten their daily work commute, neighborhoods and communities that were all but pronounced dead two decades ago now find themselves flush with new businesses and residents. This is no more evident than here in the District of Columbia, where the economic recovery of the city has been nothing short of breathtaking. However, as many have noted, this growth has not been equally beneficial to all residents. While policymakers and advocates search for answers and solutions to this problem, there is one time-tested and proven tool that should be a key part of any workforce development strategy-apprenticeships. Introduced in the 14th century, apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with classroom instruction, teaching workers the practical and theoretical aspects of highly-skilled occupations. Apprenticeship programs can be sponsored by employers, labor groups, or employer associations. Traditional apprenticeship programs have been primarily relegated to labor fields, such as carpentry or pipefitting, but there are a growing number of companies offering them in high skill/high wage fields, such as IT and engineering. While we understand that the wage and employment gaps cannot be completely closed until the educational and systematic inequalities in this country are addressed, strong apprenticeship programs can help bridge the gap between the shortcoming of our education system and job readiness for high wage sectors. Urban policymakers should make a strong investment in funding apprenticeship programs that help those from their most underserved communities enter into career fields with strong earnings and growth. By providing strong hands on training in high wage/high growth fields, such as tech or entrepreneurship, policymakers can help residents who may not have received adequate educational preparation build key job skills and find stable employment. Furthermore, in a political environment where big initiatives can often be hard to implement, apprenticeship programs have long had bipartisan support. The U.S. Department of Labor reports that over 91% of all apprentices retain employment upon completion of their apprenticeship. Here in the District of Columbia, we have committed to increasing the number of registered apprenticeships through our Apprenticeship DC initiative. In September of this year, we awarded approximately $400,000 in grants to local businesses and community-based organizations that target the IT, construction, and infrastructure industries. Apprenticeship DC promotes both pre-apprenticeship and registered apprenticeship work-based learning models. Over the next year, we will work with local business owners and community advocates to build upon this effort and target resources to maximize the number of apprenticeships available for our communities. Through this initiative and the D.C. Infrastructure Academy, we hope to prove to Washingtonians that we are committed to ensuring that all District residents are able to participate in District’s growing economy. As officials and policymakers in other urban areas deal with their own economic gaps, I hope that they will take a look at what we have done here in the District with our apprenticeship programs and embrace this model as a strong workforce development tool.

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  • Watch Out For These Holiday Health HazardsWatch Out For These Holiday Health Hazards

    Yes, it may be the most wonderful time of the year but the Holiday Season is also at the top of the list for health hazards, too. No wonder hospital: admissions shoot up between December 19 and the New Year! So, keep safe and follow a few tips for a happy, healthy Christmas and Holiday Season: 1. Accidents at home Holiday accidents range from cuts opening presents to people electrocuting themselves up lights and falls putting up decorations. Use round-tipped scissors rather than knives to open presents, assembling toys with proper tools, using a sturdy stepladder to put up decorations, keeping halls and stairs clear and moving decorations well away from toddlers who could cut themselves or choke on them on. 2. House fires It just wouldn’t be the holidays without lights or festive candles; but both are fire hazards. Candles alone spark 1,000’s of house fires each holiday season. Be careful not to overload sockets and never leave candles or cooking unattended. And don’t forget to test your smoke alarms. You’re at least four times more likely to die in a house fire if there’s no working smoke alarm 3. Full-blown flu virus Besides ruining Christmas for anyone, flu can lead to life-threatening complications for people with underlying conditions. Anyone over 65 or with a chronic condition such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease should think about getting a flu shot. Although it takes 10 to 14 days for your immune system to respond fully to the flu shot, if you act quickly, you’ll still get a degree of protection by Christmas and by New Year, once the vaccine’s full effectiveness will have kicked in. 4. Asthma attacks Statistics show that someone will have an asthma attack every 10 seconds on Christmas Day and 200 of them will end up in hospital. December is full of ­potential asthma triggers, including cold weather, stress, smoke from open fires and strong fragrances from perfume and scented candles. Even real Christmas trees are a danger as they can harbor mold spores that trigger reactions in some people. You can reduce your risk by taking your preventer medicine as prescribed. Research suggests that, on average, half of people with asthma don’t do this. 5. Running out of medications It’s easy to overlook this in pre-Christmas panic but with many pharmacies shut over the holiday period, it could be a disaster. Check that your first-aid kit is stocked up and that any tablets or medicines are within their expiration date. If you take prescription medicine, make sure you have enough to last over the festive period. 6. Dropping daily temperature A fall in the average daily temperature of just a few degrees at any time of year is associated with 200 extra heart attacks over the following 28 days. When you become cold, your blood vessels constrict, forcing water to leave your circulation. As a result, your blood becomes thicker and more likely to clot, increasing your heart attack risk. People who suffer from lung diseases such as emphysema or chronic bronchitis, are also particularly sensitive to changes in the temperature. Try to keep the temperature throughout your home constant; especially if anyone elderly is staying with you or people with heart or lung disease. If this applies to you, wear layers so you can adjust your temperature. 7. Food poisoning Food poisoning risk rises over Christmas because people cook food that they don’t usually cook – and for larger numbers. Always put raw meat at the bottom of the fridge so the juices, which may contain food-poisoning bacteria, can’t drip down, contaminating cooked food. Don’t overfill your fridge and make sure leftovers have cooled before putting them back to avoid raising the temperature, which encourages bacteria. Most importantly, wash your hands and dry them thoroughly before preparing any food and after handling raw meat. Also, make sure to throw away leftovers after two days unless they’ve been frozen. 8. Horrible hangovers During the holidays, most of us like a few drinks – which can often mean a few too many. Avoid “topping” drinks off: you may lose count of how many you have had. Try to drink water in between, or alongside, alcoholic drinks and if you drink mixed drinks, dilute them with juice rather than fizzy drinks, which increase the rate at which alcohol is absorbed into your blood. 10. Diabetes control Over the Holidays, eating routines change, along with the type of food we eat, which can pose particular risks for people with diabetes. Keeping control of your diabetes during the festive period can be a struggle, so if you check your blood glucose at home, you may want to do it more often. One or two high blood glucose readings shouldn’t affect long-term diabetes control, but aim to avoid persistently high readings. Staying active will help you manage your blood glucose levels so take a walk after the meal with a family member or friend and catch up on old times. Also make sure you don’t go for too long without eating; don’t drink alcohol on an empty stomach; keep your medication with you; and making sure that people know what to do in an emergency. To ensure you make it to January 1st unscathed, keep these tips in mind…Remember, I’m not a doctor. I just sound like one. Take good care of yourself and live the best life possible!

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  • Holiday Depression, Anxiety, and Stress? You’re Not AloneHoliday Depression, Anxiety, and Stress? You’re Not Alone

    The holidays can be a joyful time, offering a chance to reconnect with friends and family, but they can also bring two unwelcome guests:  stress and depression. And it’s no wonder. The holidays present a dizzying array of demands – parties, shopping, baking, cleaning and entertaining, to name just a few. Too often we take holiday stress for granted. What’s worse, we often have higher expectations for this season than for any other time of the year. Holiday stress can affect anyone, even children. There are a lot of expectations around the holidays. Many people associate the holidays with social gatherings, rituals, and happy memories. Planning for the holidays can leave us feeling impatient, cranky, and – in some cases – depressed. When the realities of day-to-day life conflict with our efforts to make the holiday season perfect, stress results. Do your shoulders instantly tense up with the thought of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season? Does your heart skip a beat when you think about spending the entire day with your extended family during the most wonderful time of the year? Does the thought of a revolving balance on your credit card from overspending keep you up at night? What is it that has us all so hot and bothered? Share If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re not alone. In fact, according to a poll, more than 80 percent of us find the holiday season to be ‘somewhat’ or ‘very’ stressful; that ranks navigating the holidays right up there with asking for a raise! What is it that has us all so hot and bothered? All things in moderation, as the saying goes. The problem with the holiday season is that we often experience too much of a good thing. While stress itself is necessary for our survival and zest for life, too much stress has a negative impact on our health, both mental and physical.   Too many activities, even if they are fun activities, can culminate in too much holiday stress and leave us feeling frazzled, rather than fulfilled. An overabundance of parties and gift-giving occasions lead many people to eat, drink and be merry – often to excess. The temptation to overindulge in spending, rich desserts or alcohol can cause many people the lasting stress of dealing with consequences (debt, weight gain, memories of embarrassing behavior) that can linger long after the season is over. Also, in these more difficult financial times, finding affordable gifts can be stressful in itself, and carrying holiday debt is a tradition that too many people unwittingly bring on themselves, and the stress that comes with it can last for months. Not to mention getting together with family and friends. While this can be a wonderful thing, even the most close-knit families can overdose on togetherness, making it hard for family members to maintain a healthy balance between bonding and alone time. Many families also have ”roles” that each member falls into that have more to do with who individuals used to be rather than who they are today, which can sometimes bring more dread than love to these gatherings. family than it might be at other times of the year. Balancing the demands of shopping, parties, family obligations, and house guests may contribute to feelings of being overwhelmed and increased tension. People who do not view themselves as depressed may develop stress responses and may experience a number of physical and emotional symptoms including headaches, excessive drinking, overeating, and insomnia. Risk factors for depression, anxiety, and stress during the holidays include having a mood disorder or experiencing depression at other times during the year and a lack of adequate social support systems. Other risk factors can include recent trauma, life changes, excessive alcohol intake, or current illness. Having financial troubles may increase one’s susceptibility to anxiety or stress during the holidays. Stressful family situations and illness in the family are also predisposing factors. Essentially, any factor that can cause depression, stress, or anxiety in an individual can worsen these conditions at holiday time. Even though it’s the holiday season, it’s also cold and flu season and your immune system is under assault. It’s getting dark earlier each day. You’re eating worse, sleeping less, and drinking more. By the time the family gathering rolls around, you’re worn out, tense, and fragile. The holiday stress makes it harder to cope with your A simple history and physical exam may be all that is needed to diagnose a case of the holiday blues. Your health-care professional may perform lab tests or other tests to rule out any medical conditions that may be causing your symptoms. Likewise, a full history of your symptoms is likely to provide clues that can help distinguish a mild case of the holiday blues from more serious and chronic depressive disorders.

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  • The Kingdom Kees of Marriage: Designed to Be DifferentThe Kingdom Kees of Marriage: Designed to Be Different

    My wife and I are different.  Though we wholeheartedly believe that we Biblically became one flesh on Aug. 21, 2004, the process of becoming one in mutual submission  has been an ongoing challenge for each of us.  This process is exacerbated (not accelerated!) by the fact that we are both ministers of the gospel of Jesus Christ – licensed within exactly one week of the other in March of 2015 at the Kingdom Advancement Center (KAC) of Elgin, IL.  You would think that sustaining a marriage for 13 years, raising children and starting a church would mean that we are very much on one accord… but we are “knot”!  At least we didn’t start out on such ventures that way even though we’ve known each other for 20 years. You see, I am not a risk-taker… and neither is she.  I can see you pausing as you read this and giving a second look at the subtitle of this article.  How are we different if neither of us are risk-takers, though?  I’m glad you asked!  It’s simple.  FAITH changes everything.  Once faith is required, I take on a different persona.  What was once risk transforms into opportunity to obey the LORD – without dilemma or delay. It was by FAITH that I moved to Illinois from Maryland without a single job prospect to marry Quiana in 2002.  I had only been in communication with God via a prayer list I’d created about who my wife would be.  After searching for what seemed like my entire life, I’d grown tired of my head being on swivel every time a new young lady entered onto the scene.  Even when that new young lady was Quiana, it didn’t turn into what I’d been looking for right away.  When I saw that she had every quality that I wanted except for her distant location, it was faith that caused me to look at my circumstance not as a setback but as a set up to find the bride of my prayers. It was by FAITH that I heard the Lord tell me it was time to “GO” to a place He would show me after years of frustration and stagnation at the church where we were married.  I moved on that single-word command without seeing/knowing what our next church home would be (or that we would be asked to help BUILD it!). It was by FAITH… that I left the stability of a job I had worked for 8 years – after hearing yet another single-word command from God:  “QUIT.”  I had sought after and secured this job working in Chicago (a one hour commute from where we lived) not by faith but by my own sight, and God began convicting me halfway through my time there that my talents were needed in the city I lived in yet had left behind. As you can imagine, this last FAITH act, by divine design – really brought out Quiana and my differences! Situations that require me to trust in the Lord galvanize me to take action without knowing the outcome.  Yet, as I look ahead and reach my hand backwards, my wife’s hand isn’t as quick to take hold of what I (don’t) see– what Hebrews 11:1 calls “…the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”  Though my wife has witnessed and benefitted from what happens when I’ve walked by faith previously, she was not in favor of this last leap. I had always noted and frequently joked about how if I were to make a comment on how blue the sky was, she would contend that it was really red!  Over time, as the honeymoon wore off, I began to see this difference of opinion as opposition which allowed resentment to set in.  After all, if I am following Christ as my head and she is following me as head of the household (see Ephesians 5:23 and 1 Corinthians 11:3), why then, is she: disagreeing with me? delayed in reaction? asking questions I don’t have the time or ability to answer? not going along with the process? Finally, if she’s REALLY bone of my bone and flesh of my flesh now… WHY in the WORLD is she so DIFFERENT? Be sure to come back next month as my wife provides the counter/conclusion to this two-part series:  Designed to Be Different. Reggie and Quiana Kee have known each other for over 20 years and were married in 2004. They were licensed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in 2015 at the Kingdom Advancement Center in Elgin, IL, where they currently reside.  They have two children and are co-founders of Ink Well Spoken and Manu Forti Ministries, which serve as the marketplace and faith-based programs for their motivational speaking initiatives.  

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  • Georgia Not Among Healthiest States - Patch.comGeorgia Not Among Healthiest States - Patch.com

    Patch.comGeorgia Not Among Healthiest StatesPatch.comATLANTA, GA — An annual ranking released by the United Health Group ranks the healthiest states for 2017. Georgia falls into the bottom ten state on the list. The rankings place the Peach State as the 41st healthiest state in the country, the spot it ...and more »

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  • U.S. Jets Intercept Russian Bombers, Fighters Near Alaskan CoastU.S. Jets Intercept Russian Bombers, Fighters Near Alaskan Coast

    U.S. jets have intercepted two Russian Tu-95 bombers accompanied by two Su-35 fighters that flew near the Alaskan coast, the North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) says. This was the first

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  • Skye’s Top Picks for December 15th-December 17thSkye’s Top Picks for December 15th-December 17th

    Celebration Bowl SATURDAY  12N Mercedes Benz Stadium  Grambling State vs. North Carolina A&T  Tickets start at $26 Click here for more info Janet Jackson SUNDAY 8PM Philips Arena Very few tickets are available.  Click here for more info Winterfest 2017 SATURDAY  12N Philips Arena Chris Brown, Trey Songz, Jeezy and surprise guests! http://v103.radio.com/   Star Wars- The Last Jedi OPENS IN THEATERS TODAY!! Better reserve your tickets online before heading out to the theater!!    Deck The Hall SATURDAY AND SUNDAY The College Football Hall of Fame Visitors can expect a visit from Santa.. just in time for family pics!! Check the website for the exact time Santa will make his appearance! Plus the kids can enjoy activities, treats and holiday decorations!! Each weekend there will be family friendly holiday movies that you can enjoy! This week visitors can see: SUNDAY: 12 pm: Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas 2pm: National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation Save 20% off admission  when you donate the following items: Bike Helmets (kids and adult sizes) Programmable bike locks Bike bells 20-inch bike inner tubes Click here for more info 26th Annual Atlanta Santa PUB Crawl SATURDAY 6PM LIVE! At the Battery Tickets start @ $10 Biggest Toys for Tots drive in the city-  collecting UNWRAPPED gifts at Sports & Social. Tickets include admission to all venues, discounts at the Battery, food & drink specials and more! Bar Lineup: Sports & Social, PBR, Coors Banquet, Todd English, Terrapin Taproom, Yard House, Antico, C. Ellets and Feed.  ( subject to change) Click here for tickets Mall hours are now extended! Local malls will now close at 10PM nightly for holiday shopping! Don’t wait until the last minute to grab your gifts!          

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  • Who Is Mignon Clyburn? What We Know About FCC Commissioner Against Net Neutrality RepealWho Is Mignon Clyburn? What We Know About FCC Commissioner Against Net Neutrality Repeal

    The Federal Communications Commission may have repealed the Obama-era net neutrality rules on Thursday, but the movement against the repeal had one very powerful voice: Mignon Clyburn. An open and free internet is something near and dear to Clyburn, the first Black woman to become commissioner of the FCC. She denounced the commission’s roiling decision walking back net neutrality protections. The democrat, who was part of a three-person squad that helped to establish net neutrality rules, spoke with such eloquent prose in condemning the Republican-flanked commission, who dismantled needed guidelines, The Verge reported, that stop hungry internet providers from having free rein over the net. FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn closes her remarks on the #NetNeutrality vote: "What saddens me the most today is that the agency that is supposed to protect you is actually abandoning you." pic.twitter.com/AHtRZnXMSY — NBC News (@NBCNews) December 14, 2017 If people want to know exactly what drives Clyburn, then her words and actions provide many insights. Her record, dominated by her concerns for communities of color, has proven that she’s an outspoken advocate for marginalized folks. Clyburn previously was a member and chair of the Public Square Commission in South Carolina, according to the FCC. Also, she was the publisher and general manager of the Coastal Times, a newspaper that covered issues tied to African Americans in Charleston, South Carolina. She co-owned the family-founded paper for 14 years. Clyburn has made use of her business knowledge in her previous roles. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Banking, Finance and Economics. She joined the FCC during the Obama administration in 2009, rising to acting chairwoman and commissioner in early 2013. Since then, she has provided such an ancillary voice for net neutrality, with many folks joining in her supported #SaveNetNeutrality online campaign. Many people of color see the polemic move against an open internet as an affront, a disservice against civil rights activist groups that use social media to communicate and mobilize. The FCC may have landed a win now, but there is already a strong blowback against its decision, which Clyburn will most likely try to overturn. SOURCE: The Verge, FCC SEE ALSO: How Net Neutrality Became The Latest Civil Rights Fight Why The Net Neutrality Debate Is Important To People Of Color [ione_media_gallery src="https://newsone.com" id="2236863" overlay="true"]

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  • Invitation To BidInvitation To Bid

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  • African-American Mayor In Georgia Can’t Get The Keys To His OfficeAfrican-American Mayor In Georgia Can’t Get The Keys To His Office

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  • Second Georgia Dome Implosion Scheduled - Patch.comSecond Georgia Dome Implosion Scheduled - Patch.com

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  • Morehouse College Mourns the Loss of Math “Rock Star” Dr. Rudy HorneMorehouse College Mourns the Loss of Math “Rock Star” Dr. Rudy Horne

    Morehouse College announce the passing of Dr. Rudy Horne, an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Morehouse College. Dr. Horne, a beloved educator, was regarded as a “rock star” of math in higher education circles after his brush with fame as the math consultant for the Oscar-nominated film “Hidden Figures.” It was his job to make sure that all mathematical problems used in the film were accurate and historically relevant. His handwriting covers the chalkboard in a scene in which NASA genius Katherine Johnson (played by Taraji P. Henson) solved a quadratic equation (See story “Hidden Figure Behind Oscar-Nominated Film ‘Hidden Figures’ is a Morehouse Professor“). It was his job to make sure that all mathematical problems used in the film were accurate and historically relevant. Share Horne received a film credit for his work and star treatment. He was quoted in more than two dozen stories about the film, including in interviews with insidescience.org and science.com. He was also a guest on National Public Radio’s “Closer Look.” Following the film, Horne spoke on the national lecture circuit at math and science conventions and at special events in higher education. In June, he was a guest speaker at the 23rd annual African American Researchers in Mathematical Sciences Conference. In July, he was a guest speaker at the University of Washington. Horne, a member of the Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematicians, was hired as an Assistant Professor at Morehouse in August 2010. He is a former Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Florida State University. He received his master’s degree in Physics and Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado Boulder. He also received his doctorate in Applied Mathematics at the university. Funeral arrangements have not been made at this time. .

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  • 2 Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Atlanta | Atlanta, GA Patch - Patch.com2 Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Atlanta | Atlanta, GA Patch - Patch.com

    Patch.com2 Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide In Atlanta | Atlanta, GA PatchPatch.comAtlanta, GA - Police were called to the home at 11:47 p.m. Wednesday and say they found a man and woman inside.and more »

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  • Atlanta City Council Approves Pension Board Reform OrdinanceAtlanta City Council Approves Pension Board Reform Ordinance

    The ordinance to reform the boards governing pensions for City of Atlanta employees was approved today by the Atlanta City Council during a special called meeting. The ordinance consolidates three boards, the General Employees, Police and Fire, into one board to manage all three pension funds. By consolidating the board, employees in all three categories will see improved governance, cost efficiencies and stronger fund performance. The consolidation was recommended by the Blue Ribbon Commission on Waste & Efficiency in Government in 2014 as a second component to the pension reform Mayor Reed secured with the unanimous support of the Atlanta City Council in his first term, and is the final step in what Governing Magazine has called the most sweeping overhaul of public employee retirement benefits by a large U.S. city in recent years. The Commission was charged with identifying cost-savings strategies in City government to enable the City of Atlanta to invest appropriately in City infrastructure without raising property taxes and to create a more competitive, fiscally-sustainable operating model. Business leaders including Richard Anderson, former CEO of Delta Airlines and Martin Flanagan, President and CEO of Invesco were members of this commission, as well as members of the Atlanta City Council and labor leaders from the International Brotherhood of Police Officers, the Atlanta Professional Firefighters Union, AFSCME, Professional of Association of City Employees and Progressive Firefighters of Atlanta Union. “I applaud the Atlanta City Council for adopting this ordinance today, allowing us to finish reforming the City’s pension system – a process we started in my first year in office,” said Mayor Reed. “Reforming our pension system has enabled the financial success and stability we have enjoyed for the past several years. It was equally important that we support our employees with a stronger, more effective governance system. By improving performance by just one quarter of one percent, pensions will be solvent over the next 25 years. What we have done in the past has gotten us to a AA+ credit rating from all three major ratings agencies. I am confident that with this most recent step, we are well on our way to achieving a AAA rating.” Reforming the City’s three pension boards into one strong, streamlined and effective board will benefit city workers, taxpayers and the public Share Ordinance 17-O-1589 will result in an improved governance structure in line with best practices for pension boards nationwide, bringing financial expertise to the pension investment decisions, reducing administrative costs of servicing three separate boards and ensuring investment performance is optimized, so that the annual pension contribution cost from the General Fund is the lowest it can be in all financial cycles. Improved pension fund performance will result in a reduced need for the City to fund pension benefits, freeing those funds for use for City services. Improved governance will increase transparency for employees in the pension plan as well as the public. “Reforming the City’s three pension boards into one strong, streamlined and effective board will benefit city workers, taxpayers and the public,” said Commissioner Yvonne Yancy, Department of Human Resources. “As a trustee for the employee pension plans, I am proud to have been a part of this reform process, and I am thankful to the Atlanta City Council and all stakeholders for their collaboration to improve our pension boards and performance.” The three pension plans will remain separate, and the consolidated board will not affect each plan’s determination process for pension awards. The new ordinance does not raise employees’ pension contributions or decrease their benefits at retirement. “I am proud to have supported this measure today, because with this reform legislation we have finalized the comprehensive reform plan we started in 2011,” said Councilmember Kwanza Hall. “Atlanta sets the example and represents excellence in all that we do; our pensions should be governed with excellence and with the highest levels of fiduciary responsibility. This ordinance will improve outcomes for city workers and taxpayers, and will support Atlanta’s reputation as a leader in pension reform.” When Mayor Reed took office in January 2010, the City was faced with a $1.5 billion unfunded pension liability. The decisions made by the Reed Administration to tackle pension reform have resulted in the City’s pension costs being reduced by more than $270 million over ten years. Through Mayor Reed’s leadership, the City has passed eight consecutive balanced budgets; has earned nine consecutive credit ratings increases to achieve AA+ from Moody’s, Standard & Poor’s and Fitch; has achieved a record $200 million in reserves; and has never raised property taxes. At the same time, Mayor Reed has raised the minimum wage to $14 per hour in FY18 and $15 per hour in FY 19. Since 2010, public safety personnel and city employees have received eleven salary increases totaling more than $26 million in compensation. In January 2011, sworn officers in the Atlanta Police and the Atlanta Fire Rescue Department received a full step pay increase of 3.5 percent, the first full step increase granted since 2007. In 2013, sworn personnel received two additional pay increases, for a total of 5.5 percent in increases. The Reed Administration has consistently made significant investments in employee compensation and benefits. Amid the worst economic recession in 80 years, the Administration eliminated furloughs and layoffs citywide, built the largest fire department to date and eliminated staffing shortages on fire trucks, brought the city’s police force to 2,000 officers for the first time in the department’s history, and restored command staff at the city jail. Earlier this year, Mayor Reed made the City of Atlanta the first local government in the state to offer up to six weeks’ paid parental leave for primary caregivers and up to two weeks for secondary caregivers. ATLANTA CITY COUNCIL , PENSION REFORM BOARD

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  • Tavis Smiley Denies Sexual Misconduct AllegationsTavis Smiley Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    Tavis Smiley is the latest journalist/celebrity to be accused of sexual misconduct. His late-night talk show on PBS has been suspended indefinitely, after, what the network calls “credible” allegations. Smiley is accused of having sexual relations with multiple employees, his subordinates. He is also accused of creating a hostile work environment. Witnesses apparently accuse Smiley of being verbally abusive, with some expressing concerns about retaliation.

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  • Former ‘Apprentice’ contestant Omarosa leaving White HouseFormer ‘Apprentice’ contestant Omarosa leaving White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Omarosa Manigault Newman — the former “Apprentice” contestant who became one of President Donald Trump’s most prominent African -American supporters — has resigned from the White House. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Manigault Newman’s last day will be Jan. 20, one year since Trump’s inauguration. “We wish her the best in future endeavors and are grateful for her service,” Sanders said. Manigault Newman served as an assistant to the president and director of communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison, working on outreach to various constituency groups. But the office languished under her watch and White House chief of staff John Kelly had indicated that changes were forthcoming, including her dismissal, according to two White House officials who insisted on anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly about personnel matters. Manigault Newman, better known by just her first name, was escorted from the White House complex Tuesday night but was allowed to tender her resignation. Her exit comes at the front end of what’s expected to be a wave of departures. Deputy national security adviser Dina Powell is also departing early next year, the White House said last week. Manigault Newman, who drew a top salary of $179,700, was one of Trump’s highest-profile supporters during the campaign and also worked with Trump’s transition team. A former contestant on the first season of “The Apprentice,” Trump’s former reality TV show, Manigault Newman had long been unpopular with several senior West Wing officials, including senior adviser and Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner and White House chief of staff John Kelly. Kelly, the retired Marine general who had made it is mission to tighten White House operations and streamline how Trump gets information, has told aides that he wanted to curtail the number of White House officials with ill-defined positions and responsibilities. Kelly took away Manigault Newman’s ability to come and go from the Oval Office as she pleased. During the first months of Trump’s administration, aides were known to wander in and out of meetings, a practice Kelly ended across the board. She also drew Kelly’s ire by occasionally going around him to slip news articles to the president. Manigault Newman enjoyed a close relationship with the president despite the fact that he once uttered the famous “You’re fired!” line to her before dispatching her from the TV show. She held her April wedding at Trump’s hotel blocks from the White House. She had a knack for generating unflattering headlines. An African-American White House reporter earlier this year accused Manigault Newman of physical and verbal intimidation, including issuing a warning that the White House kept “dossiers” on black journalists. The White House denied compiling such information. Her appearance at the National Association of Black Journalists’ convention in New Orleans in August devolved into a testy clash with a veteran news anchor during a panel discussion on policing in black communities. Manigault Newman did not return voice mail and text messages Wednesday seeking comment. ______________________________________________ Associated Press writers Jonathan Lemire in New York and Zeke Miller contributed to this report.

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  • Tommy Nobis, First Atlanta Falcon Ever, Dies At 74 - Patch.comTommy Nobis, First Atlanta Falcon Ever, Dies At 74 - Patch.com

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  • Viva Videodrome, the Atlanta video rental store that refuses to dieViva Videodrome, the Atlanta video rental store that refuses to die

    Owner Matt Booth curates the movie posters from a collection in the back.Photograph by Patrick Heagney In 1998, film lovers Matt Booth and Jeff Sutton quit their jobs at Video Update, a movie rental store in Little Five Points. With $25,000 and a stash of cult VHS tapes, they took a chance that was as risky then as it would be today: They opened their own movie rental shop in Poncey-Highland. At the time, there was no shortage of places to rent current hits like Face/Off or Armageddon. In addition to Video Update, there was a Blockbuster a short drive down Ponce de Leon Avenue. Movies Worth Seeing, two miles away, was the go-to spot for foreign films. Even grocery stores were in the video…View Original Post

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  • VIDEO: 19th Annual Hall of Fame Induction CeremonyVIDEO: 19th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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  • Casting Call for December 13th – 20th  What’s Filming Around Atlanta, and Who They’re Looking ForCasting Call for December 13th – 20th What’s Filming Around Atlanta, and Who They’re Looking For

    Atlanta Film Office Get the latest street closings for filming in Atlanta by clicking the button: Follow @atlfilment .Greg’s email: greg.clarkson@cbsradio.com To submit yourself for these jobs, follow THESE INSTRUCTIONS: . Destination Casting “Saints & Sinners” (TV) SSS3Extras@gmail.com (Park Kids) * Girls & Boys 7 – 12yrs to play in the park (All Ethnicities) * Parents MUST complete a GA. DOL application (Child Work Permit form) * SUBMIT: Name / Age / Height / Weight / Phone number / 3 CURRENT * Put “PARK KIDS” in subject line Destination Casting “Saints & Sinners” (TV) SSS3Extras@gmail.com (Park Parents) * Men & Women 30 – 40yrs to portray parents in the park (All Ethnicities) * SUBMIT: Name / Age / Height / Weight / Phone number / 3 CURRENT * Put “PARK PARENTS” in subject line Destination Casting “Saints & Sinners” (TV) SSS3Extras@gmail.com (Young Lady – FEATURED ROLE) * Young Black Women 18 – 22yrs….MUST Look 16yrs old * Height: Under 5’5”….Body: Thin Frame….Hair: Dark / No braids, or Unnatural colors * SUBMIT: Name / Age / Height / Weight / Phone number / 3 CURRENT photos * Put “Young Lady” in subject line Destination Casting “Saints & Sinners” (TV) SSS3Extras@gmail.com (CITY COUNCILPERSON) * Men & Women w/Nice Business wardrobe to portray City Council//Politician * All Ethnicities 35yrs & Older * SUBMIT: Name / Age / Height / Weight / Phone number / 3 CURRENT photos * Put “City Council” in subject line Destination Casting “Saints & Sinners” (TV) SSS3Extras@gmail.com (1970’s Congregation Members) * Men/Women All Shapes, Ethnicities to portray 1970’s Church Members 18yrs & Older * All Ethnicities – Submit your pictures wearing your 70’s Sunday Best Attire * SUBMIT: Name / Age / Height / Weight / Phone number / 3 CURRENT photos * Put “CONGREGATION” in subject line Catrett & Associates Casting “Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell” (TV) Submissions@CatrettCasting.com (Busty Cocktail Waitress) * Attractive BUSTY Female to portray Casino Cocktail Waitress (All Ethnicities) 18yrs & Older * Shoots: Next Tuesday Dec. 19th * Put “Cocktail Waitress” in subject line. Catrett & Associates Casting “Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell” (TV) Submissions@CatrettCasting.com (Viva Las Vegas) * Men/Women to portray Casino Gamblers playing Slots, Card Games, Roulette, etc. * All Ethnicities 25yrs & Older * Shoots: Next Tuesday Dec. 19th * Put “Bet It All On Black” in subject line. Catrett & Associates Casting “Your Pretty Face is Going to Hell” (TV) Submissions@CatrettCasting.com (Holy Craps) * Men & Women to portray Casino Game Dealers (All Ethnicities)                25yrs & Older * List any experience as a Dealer (if any) in your submission * Shoots: Next Tuesday Dec. 19th * Put “Place Your Bets” in subject line. Get Scene Studios (Local Acting Studio) * Sign up for “Winter Camp For Kids” @ graystudiosla.com * ALSO: Register for: The “GSS” December Special Offer – FREE Acting Class * Send Email: w/Name, Age, Contact Info to: GetSceneStudios@gmail.com * Put “CASTING CALL” in subject Line Marion Designs Book Cover Models (Photo Shoot Opportunity – Pays More $$$) * In-Shape Males w/Very Long Hair, Big Afros, Dreads, etc. (All Ethnicities)      18 – 35yrs * Submit: 2 Photos (Head & Full Body) w/Stats and Contact Info to: info@mariondesigns.com Extras Casting Atlanta “Shaft” (Film) Shaftextras@gmail.com (3-Day Booking – Last Chance at Holiday $$$) * Men & Women w/Nice Wardrobe to portray Upscale Restaurant Patrons * All Ethnicities 18yrs & Older * Shoots: December 19th, 20th, and 21st – MUST be available all 3 Days * Put “Restaurant Patron” in subject line. Tammy Smith Casting “Ozark” (Netflix) OzarkExtras@TSCasting.com (Holiday $$$) * Men to portray Cops, Security Officers, Military, etc. (All Ethnicities)                20 – 55yrs * List any experience you have in your submission * Put “Law Enforcement, Security, or Military” in subject line. Casting TaylorMade “Miracle Workers” (TV) ExtrasCastingTM@gmail.com (Starring: Daniel Radcliffe & Steve Buscemi) * Seeking: Middle Eastern & Asian Men & Women 18yrs & Older * Put “Middle Eastern or Asian Woman, Man” in Subject line Central Casting Georgia “Good Girls” (TV) GoodGirls@centralcasting.com (Seeking Fresh Faces) * Seeking: Caucasian Twin Babies (Girls, Boys, Combo) 6mo – 1year old * Shoots: January 5th * Put “Twin Babies” in subject line. Central Casting Georgia (Casting Multiple Projects) * To enter their database – Stop by their offices weekdays at 10:00am & 2:00pm 235 Peachtree St. NE – Suite 217 – Atlanta, GA. 30303 * Headshots will be taken at their Office. * Visit website for more info & list of documents to bring: CentralCasting.com

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  • Basil Eleby Says He’s No Longer In A Prison Of AddictionBasil Eleby Says He’s No Longer In A Prison Of Addiction

    Crack cocaine and alcohol were his drugs of choice. Basil Eleby says it was a “cycle of addiction”, and that he used crack and alcohol daily. But, that was then, and now, he says he no longer feels that he’s in a “prison of addiction.” His life, of being homeless and living under a bridge, was never the same after a massive blaze caused steel beams to buckle and sent a portion of I-85 in Atlanta crashing down on the evening of March 30, 2017. Two fellow homeless people told investigators that Eleby ignited the blaze that consumed other flammable items that were being stored under the bridge by the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT). Basil Eleby (seen inside Sankova United Church of Christ in Atlanta,GA) has reached an agreement and will not be prosecuted for arson and criminal damage in the fire that caused the collapse of I-85. Eleby will go through an 18-month diversion program for his addiction. (Credit: Maria Boynton/Entercom Atlanta) Eleby was charged with setting the fire. To this day, he maintains his innocence, “I didn’t this”, and he adds, “there’s no way I’m going to admit to nothing.” I-85 fire suspect Basil Eleby (r) is show with Rev. Derrick Rice (l), Pastor of Sankova United Church of Christ in Atlanta, GA.Rice believes that Eleby is “just another man of color who was set up.” (Credit: Maria Boynton/Entercom Atlanta) Eleby says he always prayed that God would deliver him from the lifestyle of drugging and drinking. He has been in treatment for months, and not without struggle. A judge threatened to send him to jail after he tested positive for cocaine, and another time for alcohol. Each time prosecutors said he deserved another chance. Instead of going to prison, Eleby is being allowed to participate in an accountability court program. It’s designed to focus on what may have lead to one’s actions, rather than putting them behind bars. Not only does Eleby thank his legal team, he says he’s also grateful to Sankofa Church, his counselors, to D&K Suit City for the clothing, and to the community for supporting him.

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  • The beard is real: 10 things you didn’t know about being a professional SantaThe beard is real: 10 things you didn’t know about being a professional Santa

    We all know Santa makes his list and checks it twice, but being a professional Santa is about more than just asking children what they want for Christmas. For starters, the beard, suit, and attitude need to be real. We spoke to three local Kris Kringles about 10 unexpected parts of their job.  D. Sinclair, aka the Real Black SantaPhotograph courtesy of The Real Black Santa Meet the Santas: 16 years ago, D. Sinclair, 53, was at an insurance license renewal course taught by a mall Santa. Black Santas were in demand, according to the teacher, so Sinclair started growing out his beard that May and looking for gigs. Now he’s one of a dozen or so black Santas in the country and runs his…View Original Post

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  • Five Common Budgeting Errors and How to Avoid ThemFive Common Budgeting Errors and How to Avoid Them

    By Steve Julal When it comes to creating a budget, it’s essential to estimate your spending as realistically as possible. Here are five budget-related errors commonly made by small businesses and some tips for avoiding them. Not Setting Goals. It’s almost impossible to set spending priorities without clear goals for the coming year. It’s important to identify, in detail, your business and financial goals and what you want or need to achieve in your business. Underestimating Costs. Every business has ancillary or incidental costs that don’t always make it into the budget–for whatever reason. A good example of this is buying a new piece of equipment or software. While you probably accounted for the cost of the equipment in your budget, you might not have remembered to budget time and money needed to train staff or for equipment maintenance. Forgetting about Tax Obligations. While your financial statements may seem adequate, don’t forget to set aside enough money for tax (e.g., sales and use tax, payroll tax) owed to state, local, and federal entities. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is “money in the bank” and use it to pay for expenses you can’t really afford or worse, including it in next year’s budget and later finding out that you don’t have the cash to pay for your tax obligations. Assuming Revenue Equals Positive Cash Flow. Revenue on the books doesn’t always equate to cash in hand. Just because you’ve closed the deal, it may be a long time before you are paid for your services and the money is in your bank account. Easier said than done, perhaps, but don’t spend money that you don’t have. Failing to Adjust Your Budget. Don’t be afraid to update your forecasted expenditures whenever new circumstances affect your business. Several times a year you should set aside time to compare budget estimates against the amount you actually spent, and then adjust your budget accordingly.  

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  • Jane Fonda’s 80th birthday bash raises $1.3 million for teen pregnancy preventionJane Fonda’s 80th birthday bash raises $1.3 million for teen pregnancy prevention

    Jane Fonda grins with a piece of Highland Bakery red velvet cake during her “Eight Decades of Jane” 80th birthday party and fundraiser on December 9.Photograph by Rick Diamond/Getty Images for GCAPP Back in her adoptive hometown Saturday night and standing in front of a packed ballroom at a benefit for the nonprofit she founded, Jane Fonda inimitably distilled one of the benefits of turning 80: “People don’t want to grope you!” Coming from a two time Oscar-winning feminist trailblazer, the timely punch line brought down the house in front of friends, family, and fans attending the icon’s $10,000 per-couple 80th birthday party raising money for Fonda’s Georgia Campaign For Adolescent Power and Potential (G-CAPP) at the Whitley hotel in Buckhead. While she doesn’t technically…View Original Post

    Atlanta Magazine / 6 d. 6 h. 8 min. ago more
  • Basil Eleby Maintains Innocence In Fire That Brought Down I-85Basil Eleby Maintains Innocence In Fire That Brought Down I-85

    Basil Eleby admits to struggling with addiction but, the once-homeless man, says he did not ignite the fire that lead to the collapse of a huge chunk of I-85 in Atlanta last spring. He has reached an agreement and will not be prosecuted for arson and criminal damage. Eleby will go through an 18-month diversion program for his addiction. It will be through Fulton County’s Behavioral Health Treatment Court, and his completion is crucial in determining whether the two felony charges against him will remain. If he doesn’t complete the program, Eleby could be sentenced to 20 years in prison for arson in the first degree, and 10 years for criminal damage to property. Eleby said, following Friday’s appearance in Fulton County Court, “There are so many people out there who still are where I was a couple of months ago, out in the cold, out in the rain, and they feel they just don’t have anywhere to go.” That’s among the reasons Eleby, is helping Sankofa United Church of Christ and Nation of Islam Mosque #15 collect winter coats and blankets through Christmas. Coat and blanket drive flyer provided by Sankofa United Church of Christ. Sankofa Pastor, Rev. Derrick Rice, is among those who have claimed all along that Eleby is “just another man of color who was set up.” Others writing on social media, believe that politics is the reason Eleby is being given another chance. The highway was repaired in 6 weeks. The winter coat and blanket drive will be held this Wednesday, December 13, 2017, beginning at 7:14pm at Sankofa United Church of Christ, which is located at 1187 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd Southwest in Atlanta.

    CBS Atlanta / 6 d. 8 h. 41 min. ago more
  • Henry Louis Gates Jr. Talks Race, Obama and His TV SeriesHenry Louis Gates Jr. Talks Race, Obama and His TV Series

    Mr. DNA Man himself, Henry Louis Gates Jr. came on Real Talk with Rashad Richey to discuss his fourth season of “Finding Your Roots”. Gates talked to Richey about his upcoming celebrity guests and why he chose this line of work. Gates also expressed his feelings about former President Barack Obama and race relations in the United States.   Listen below to the interview: Real Talk with Rashad Richey: Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.jQuery(function($){jQuery(document).ready(function() {jQuery("#embed-audioplayer-2 .wrapper").cbsPlayer({"background_image":"https:\/\/cbsatlanta.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/04\/rashadricheycropped.jpg","cbs_is_mobile":false,"clip_description":"","clip_duration":"","download_url":"","permalink":"","player_id":"embed-audioplayer-2","player_type":"shortcode","preload_media":"none","share_url":"","station_logo":"http:\/\/cbsv103.files.wordpress.com\/2014\/04\/1380waok-175x131.jpg","station_name":"WAOK","title":"Real Talk with Rashad Richey: Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.","url":"https:\/\/cbsatlanta.files.wordpress.com\/2017\/12\/rashad-richey-dr-henry-louis-gates-jr-interview.mp3"})});}); Don’t forget to tune into Real Talk with Rashad Richey weekdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on News and Talk 1380 WAOK The Voice of The Community

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  • The Walking Dead Awards: Plot armor is officially off the tableThe Walking Dead Awards: Plot armor is officially off the table

    (Spoilers ahead) Each week, we comb through the guts of The Walking Dead, much like a horde of hungry walkers, to bring you the episode’s best moments, surprises, and other post-apocalyptic curiosities. This week: we rubbed our eyes after eating jalapeños, we stubbed our toes, and someone was cutting onions. Oh, and Carl is about to die. Season 8, Episode 8: “How It’s Gotta Be” Best conspiracy theory: A big complaint from TWD fans as of late has been the repetitive nature of the show. While this season has definitely been guilty, with several episodes seemingly failing to advance the plot, what if that dullness was all just to lull us into a false sense of security for Carl’s bite? Biggest request for Season 8B:…View Original Post

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  • There Is Still Time To Donate To WAOK Toy DriveThere Is Still Time To Donate To WAOK Toy Drive

    WAOK and Music Education Group are working together again to help children have a great holiday. We held a toy drive on Wednesday December 6, from 4  to 9 pm at the WalMart in Southwest Atlanta located at 1105 Research Center Dr. SW off of Cascade Road. Derrick Boazman and various co hosts worked to get people to buy more then 100 bicycles for children between the ages of 4 to 18. You can still purchase a bike on line until Friday December 15 by logging onto Walmart.com and following these directions:  Go to Walmart.com/toys and select “Kids Bikes”  Select a bike and add to cart  Select Pick Up Free and Walmart Supercenter at 1105 Research Center  Enter pick up person (Ric Ross or James Caldwell)  Enter payment method and check out The toys collected will be distributed on December 16 at the annual Christmas party. You can also go to the website at www.themeg.org to make an easy donation. It’s time to come together and help Atlanta’s children have a great holiday.  

    CBS Atlanta / 6 d. 9 h. 52 min. ago more
  • Atlanta Tribune Inducts its 19th Hall of Fame ClassAtlanta Tribune Inducts its 19th Hall of Fame Class

    By Katrice L. Mines Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine celebrated its 19th Hall of Fame on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, with the induction of William Stanley III and Ivenue Love-Stanley, Dr. Lonnie Johnson and Monica Pearson into the historical archives of African-American innovators who have not only made an indelible impact in their industries locally but nationwide. Hosted by Emmy Award-Winning actor, critically acclaimed author GregAlan Williams. the annual soiree was held at the Infiniti Club at SunTrust Park. The 2017 class saw pioneers in the fields of journalism, science and architecture: William Stanley III and Ivenue Love-Stanley, founders of the nearly 40-year-old Stanley, Love-Stanley PC — the second largest African-American architectural practice in the South; Dr. Lonnie Johnson,  American inventor and engineer who holds more than 80 patents, and is best known for inventing the Super Soaker water gun; and Monica Pearson, renowned Atlanta television broadcast journalist who spent 37 years as a news anchor with WSB-TV Atlanta and current host of a weekly radio show on KISS 104.1 FM and “A Seat at the Table” on Georgia Public Broadasting enter the Hall of Fame which began in 1998. “Atlanta Tribune’s Hall of Fame has been a prestigious distinction bestowed upon individuals who have become masters in their respective crafts,” says Katrice L. Mines, senior editor of Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine. “From civil rights leaders and legal mavens, to community heroes, NFL greats and Gospel staples; we’ve taken pride in selecting outstanding men and women who set unprecedented standards in business and the community. Tonight, we remain in good company.” Also during this year’s ceremony a special legacy award was bestowed on William “Bill” Taggart, posthumously. Taggart, former CEO of Atlanta Life who was serving as interim president of Morehouse College when he passed away in June, was highly respected and accomplished in business.  Inspired, in part, by Atlanta Tribune’s reach into the community with scholarships and internships to future African-American journalists, with the help of Publix, AT — this year — presented a $1000 dollar scholarship donation to the Herman L. Reese Community Service Award facilitated by the Emory Alumni Association. The Award was created in 1985 by Rosetta Gooden, former senior associate dean of Admissions at Emory, and pays tribute to Dr. Herman L. Reese, who served as the Director of Financial Aid at Emory for almost 15 years. Dr. Reese was influential in implementing programs that address emerging issues in higher education and the social and economic gains of Black Americans and other minorities. Atlanta Tribune’s Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was supported by the Georgia-Pacific Foundation. Other sponsors include the Atlanta Braves, Georgia Lottery Corporation, Grady Health System, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, and Publix Super Markets Inc. VIEW THE COMPLETE PHOTO GALLERY: http://bit.ly/2C67r0O  

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  • Winter Weather Recovery Underway in MetroWinter Weather Recovery Underway in Metro

    (Atlanta, GA – WAOK) – Restoration efforts are in progress Saturday after a mix of rain and snow fell across parts of central and north Georgia. Crews are working to restore power to hard hit areas. According to the Georgia Power website, as of 9 a.m. Saturday, approximately 140,000 customers are without power statewide. Georgia Power told WAOK they want to remind customers to keep safety first during severe winter weather conditions. After the Storm Safety Tips Watch for downed wires. Downed power lines may be hidden by snow, debris or fallen trees. Never touch any downed wire or attempt to remove tree branches from power lines – it can kill. Don’t step in standing water or saturated ground where downed lines may be present. They could be electrified. Avoid chain link fences. They may be electrified by a downed line out of sight and conduct electricity over great distances. The National Weather Service of Peachtree City expects the winter weather to push east of the state by Saturday afternoon. The remaining light snow or flurries will dry up and end through midday.

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  • Flashback: The Pink Pig at Rich’s, 1990Flashback: The Pink Pig at Rich’s, 1990

    Rich’s executive Frank Pallotta had an idea: If the annual Great Tree wasn’t enough to coax holiday shoppers to Rich’s downtown department store in the mid-1950s, then surely a monorail would be. Dubbed the Snowland Express, the rickety three-and-a-half minute ride over the toy department—and later the roof—cost a quarter, making it a magnet for kids and a moment’s reprieve for parents to study their shopping lists. When a headlight fell off a few years later, the store added a pig snout, painted the ride bubble gum pink, and named it Priscilla. Joined in the 1960s by her friend Percival, the clackety monorail became a Yuletide tradition for thousands of children until the downtown store shut its doors in 1991. After a brief stint at…View Original Post

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  • Atlanta Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms Says Weapons Formed Didn’t ProsperAtlanta Mayor-elect Keisha Lance Bottoms Says Weapons Formed Didn’t Prosper

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  • 759 Votes: Too Close to Call Atlanta’s Race For Mayor759 Votes: Too Close to Call Atlanta’s Race For Mayor

    Democrat  Keisha Lance Bottoms faced independent Mary Norwood in Tuesday’s nonpartisan runoff to succeed Mayor Kasim Reed, who was term limited from seeking re-election. The distance between the two candidates for the city’s 60th mayor was razor thin by the night’s end, with 100 percent of precincts reporting and the two candidates both at 50 percent — Bottoms led by just 759 votes. Although Bottoms’ camp declared victory, it was too close to call and a recount will likely be in the works. An outright win would have wound down a protracted campaign that culminated in a run-off election. Bottoms and Norwood earned about 26% and 21%, respectively, of the vote in the general election on November 6, emerging as the top two candidates from a field of 11. While Norwood refrained from conceding the race, Bottoms, wrapped up her speech to her supporters by calling herself the “60th Mayor of the city of Atlanta.” In other races, the wins were decisive: Felicia Moore defeated Alex Wan for Atlanta City Council President and Robb Pitts is the new Fulton County Commission Chair. Follow WSB-TV for live election updates: https://t.co/WrHYYx0HUd Photo courtesy Steve Schaefer, AP

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  • 2017 HALL OF FAME LEGACY AWARD: Bill Taggart2017 HALL OF FAME LEGACY AWARD: Bill Taggart

    By Katrice L. Mines, Senior Editor Even as a teen, Bill Taggart was extremely ambitious and exhibited humility beyond his age. “At an early age, I noticed he didn’t enjoy the typical activities of most of his peers,” says his mother Marian Taggart. “He enjoyed spending his time reading, drawing and writing.” That marked ability to focus and hone in on his mental strength served Bill well in his life pursuits as he would distinguish himself across many sectors as an executive up until his untimely death in June of this year.   Bill — the former CEO of Atlanta Life — was two months into the role of interim president of Morehouse College after serving as executive-in-residence and chief operating officer since 2015.With more than 30 years of experience with Fortune 500 companies, higher education, boutique firms and federal government agencies, he distinguished himself as a result-driven leader in both public and private sectors. At Morehouse, he led and transformed the institutional development, technology, campus operations, and human resources functions of the college while also serving as the external relations liaison to the Atlanta business and civic community, corporate America and global philanthropic organizations. So often referred to as a “great guy,” the brightness of his countenance and inviting warm smile were impossible to resist, his partner Wonya Lucas shares. “If you were engaged in conversation with him, you experienced his keen mind — capable of sharing detailed statistics or just sharing a little known historical reference or fact. Not only did he have depth, but breadth as well. He could speak on almost any subject in a meaningful way. He never met a stranger, and was always curious to know and learn about you. He was fun with an incredible sense of humor and a quick wit. He had a tremendous presence not just because he was 6’5”, but because he was always ‘all in’ whether in a private conversation or a large crowd.” The Atlanta native had also served as CEO of Atlanta Life Financial Group where he led the transformation of the 110-year-old firm that resulted in profits increasing over 70 percent, while doubling the firm’s total equity and reinstituting the corporate dividend to shareholders. He had also served as COO for the Office of Federal Student Aid, appointed by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. During his tenure, Taggart successfully led FSA through the most significant period of growth in its history. He grew federal aid to 15 million college students from $96 to $150 billion dollars annually. His passion for community was obvious in his undertakings toward the betterment of the Westside. Spending time with his grandparents in the English Avenue community, he learned about what was important in life. In the shadow of the AU Center, Bill understood the importance of having a great education, and the impact it could have on one’s economic mobility.   “Listening to his grandfather’s experiences working at Trust Company Bank, he learned how to make the best of your career based on the foundation of a strong work ethic,” Lucas says. “He saw a vibrant community which was close knit and able to leverage education, job opportunities, the entrepreneurial spirit and community support to better their economic and social circumstances. So, the Westside’s current conditions were troubling to him, and he wanted to ensure that the residents, particularly the long-time residents, had the ability to live in a safe, vibrant and economically sustainable community. From working at Morehouse to serving on the Westside Future Fund to being Chair of the Atlanta Business League, helping the African-American community prosper was his passion.” Another great love, for the Howard University and Harvard Business School Alumnus, was family. While the father of one daughter, Elizabeth, could be found on any given weekend with Lucas attending a community fundraiser, Old School R&B concert or Falcons game, Lucas says their best times were spent with family. “He loved his Sunday dinner enjoying his mom’s cooking, and then ending the day watching a sports event, documentary or movie at home. He loved taking Elizabeth to the movies where he would often fall asleep but pretend to know the details of the movie afterward! He loved hosting his extended family members during a holiday or watching sports in his home theatre with his cousins.”   The Atlanta business and civic community lost a giant in Bill who was avidly involved in various business and civic organizations including Atlanta Business League, 100 Black Men of America, The Carter Center, Woodruff Arts Center and Children Healthcare of Atlanta and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated. “Bill was the most genuine and loving person,” Marian says. “His grandfather played an intricate part of his early development of his goal to become a successful business executive. Bill’s compassion drove him to do just that.

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  • 2017 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES: William Stanley III and Ivenue Love-Stanley2017 HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES: William Stanley III and Ivenue Love-Stanley

    By Jacqueline Holness It would seem by design that William J. Stanley III, the first black graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture, and Ivenue Love-Stanley, who would become the first black woman to graduate from the College of Architecture at Georgia Tech, met on his last day and her first day on campus in 1972. But it was a coincidence. After her parents dropped her off, Ivenue ventured to what was called the “Black House,” which was on 10th Street, to meet other black students who congregated there. “I walked up and I saw this guy who had hair to here,” says Ivenue, pointing to her shoulders. “He had a cigarette in one hand and a bottle of Boone’s Farm in the other hand. He was loading a mattress onto his piece of a car.” “No, it was a convertible Karmann Ghia,” says William, with laughter, picking up the story. Having loaned his furniture to the “Black House,” William was recovering from a party the night before. “It was called an O.B. Fly party which stands for Old Babes From Last Year. If you were an upperclassman, we gave you a party before the freshmen arrived the next day. It was the last summer party.” After they exchanged names and Ivenue told him she would be studying architecture, William said, “Well, study me, I’m an architect.” That afternoon, the Atlanta native showed the city’s architecture to the Meridian, Miss., transplant. “I gave her the grand tour — the High Museum, out in Buckhead, in Collier Heights, everywhere.” As Stanley, Love-Stanley, the architectural firm the couple founded in 1978, William and Ivenue have added to the sights of Atlanta’s skyline the two toured years earlier. Reynolds Cottage at Spelman College, John Hope Hall Science Research Facility at Morehouse College, Lyke House – The Catholic Center at Atlanta University Center, Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church, Herndon Tower at the First Congregational Church UCC, the Olympic Aquatic Center at the Georgia Institute of Technology; Horizon Sanctuary and Martin Luther King Sr. Resource Center at Ebenezer Baptist Church are just a sampling of their noteworthy Atlanta projects the firm has completed as the second largest African-American architectural practice in the South. But the first project of the couple, who married in 1978, was their first home. “The house was raggedy and really a wreck,” says William. “But we started working on the house, designing it, taking it apart, putting it back together, learning lessons about actual construction.” “The house was featured in Homes of Color magazine in 2003,” says Ivenue. “We were working together from day one,” William adds. While they work together, they bring different skills to their business. William takes the lead on design while Ivenue takes the lead on production, which matches their personalities. “She’s straight-laced and prim and proper, and I’m a bon vivant,” says William. “He’s Paris, and I’m Berlin,” Ivenue says. In fact, their different approaches led to her parents questioning her before they married. “They asked are you sure you want to marry and work together because it’s a lot of time together, but it has worked.” Their pairing has resulted in numerous awards and accolades. The American Institute of Architects bestowed the 2014 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Award upon Ivenue and named William the 52nd chancellor of the College of Fellows of the organization also in 2014.Although working on the Olympic Aquatic Center, a joint venture with Smallwood, Reynolds, Stewart, Stewart and Associates at their alma mater has been a highlight, the collapse of a steel beam at the center was a low point for the firm. “It was big news,” says William of the 1996 Summer Olympics venue. “The construction method used for it was the cause, but it was our joint venture. It was under our seal.” Ivenue was disappointed by the responses of others. “You think about encouragement, when it happened, I’m sure there are jealousies, but no one came up and said to us, ‘Are you okay?’ It was traumatic.” Many of their projects have been for religious organizations. “My cousin in Chicago, who is an architect, told me, ‘Don’t work for those preachers. They don’t pay.’ He did a lot of ecclesiastical buildings,” says William. “So, for a long time, I didn’t seek them out. But if you get a good client, it’s fine.”  Designed to resemble an African hut and featuring African-style crosses with other Afrocentric details, the Horizon Sanctuary at Ebenezer Baptist Church has likely become one of the firm’s most famous edifices, and William enjoys visiting the church. “Seeing the dancers perform, the choir jumping up and down, the preacher, folks moving up and down the aisle, the drums beating, the symphony performing. You derive great joy seeing people enjoy what you have designed. That is what it’s all about.

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