Category: Atlanta


Harris appeals directly to Black men: ‘Honor the ancestors’

The Joe Biden campaign sees Kamala Harris playing a critical role in its efforts to urge Black turnout ATLANTA (AP) — Democratic vice presidential hopeful Kamala Harris made a direct…

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Lenox Square robbery victim arrested by Atlanta police

Police say the victim had warrants out for his arrest During a failed robbery attempt inside the Neiman Marcus at Lenox Square on Friday afternoon, Treonta Deon Williams, 30, was…

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Historically Black colleges work to help students amid virus

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ja’nayla Johnson worked hard in high school with the dream of being the first in her family to graduate from college, but she started to doubt…

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Frank Baker gifts $1 million to fund scholarships, graduates’ tuition at Spelman College

A group of Spelman College students has received a blessing, akin to one that Morehouse College graduates received last year. Frank Baker, co-founder and managing partner of private equity firm Siris…

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OAK Atlanta owner Korey Felder speaks on the future of nightlife in Atlanta amid COVID-19

Korey Felder wants people to know that the coronavirus pandemic may have changed things, but Atlanta’s nightlife is here to stay. The OAK Atlanta owner, who has built his career…

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Army dad surprises Morehouse grad in at-home graduation, thanks to Spelman sisters

A Morehouse College student received the ultimate surprise ahead of his graduation, and he has his sisters to thank for the type of spirit-lifting gift that one needs during this…

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Morehouse, Spelman students are tramautized by Atlanta police encounter

Taniyah Pilgrim and Messiah Young have made a mark on the world. The young students at Spelman College and Morehouse College, respectively, have become faces of the Black Lives Matter…

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Atlanta cops who assaulted Spelman and Morehouse students fired, put on desk duty

The Atlanta cops who tased and pulled Spelman and Morehouse students out of their car on live television have been fired and others put on desk duty. Mayor Keisha Lance…

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Netflix CEO Reed Hastings donates over $100M to HBCUs, talks importance of supporting Black colleges

In an effort to cut down on the level of debt students graduate with, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and philanthropist Patty Quillin gifted an extraordinary monetary boost in support of…

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Morehouse College to honor athletic scholarships, despite canceling fall sports

Morehouse College has decided to withdraw from competing in collegiate-organized sporting events this fall due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the private historically Black institution announced on its website Friday.…

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