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Downtown Atlanta kiosk offers safety solution for water boys

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - There is a new twist to the trend of selling water on the streets of Atlanta. A local nonprofit called “Helping Empower Youth” is working with the city to help inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs. “We thought that it would be a great...
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Today…..BridgeFest 2022 Returns To The City Of Stockbridge with George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic live in concert and so much more!. Stockbridge, Georgia- September 22, 2022- Rock and Roll Hall of Famers George Clinton and the Parliament Funkadelic will headline the City of Stockbridge’s BridgeFest at the Stockbridge Amphitheater on this Saturday, September 24, 2022. Festivities kick off at 2 pm and conclude at 11 pm. Admission is free. There will be various vendors, food trucks and carnival rides at BridgeFest. The Stockbridge Amphitheater is a new venue located in the heart of Stockbridge at 4650 North Henry Boulevard, next to Stockbridge City Hall. The entertainment line-up on Saturday will also feature musical acts Klymaxx, City Band, Derek Smith, Vintage Vixens and others. All members of the household are encouraged to attend Bridgefest. This is the official return of the city festival since 2019; the annual in-person event was temporarily suspended due to COVID-19. City officials are excited to welcome the public back to BridgeFest 2022 on this upcoming weekend.

Spinning Around: A trio of Black entrepreneurs finds success with locally-made laundry detergent

A bell rang out and the large machine started to buzz and hum. At top speed, the automatic filling machine can fill hundreds of 1-gallon pouches in preparation for distribution. These days, the team behind the True detergent brand needs the Chinese-made machine in order to keep up with demand.  True Products is breaking into […] The post Spinning Around: A trio of Black entrepreneurs finds success with locally-made laundry detergent appeared first on Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown.

Developers Sell Out Black-Owned Micro Home Community in Less Than 2 Months

The group of African American real estate developers who are building a Black-owned micro home community called South Park Cottages in College Park, Georgia, were able to sell out all of their award-winning-designed, technologically-advanced micro homes in just 50 days. The community, which was built to allow residents to live...

Achieve Atlanta receives $8 million gift from MacKenzie Scott

Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott is investing $8 million to support Achieve Atlanta’s efforts to help Atlanta Public School students access post-secondary education. Tina Fernandez, executive director of Achieve Atlanta, said the gift came out of the blue. “The process of giving is pretty amazing,” said Fernandez, adding that there is...

Big festival weekend ahead in Atlanta

The weather looks perfect for the slew of festivals happening this weekend – Sept. 23-25 – including art, film, food, and music.  East Atlanta Strut –The annual festival in East Atlanta Village is Saturday from noon – 6 p.m. with arts and crafts, food and drink, a parade, live music, general quirkiness, and more.  Sandy Springs […] The post Big festival weekend ahead in Atlanta appeared first on Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown.

Revolt CEO sees Atlanta as ‘hub for Black culture’

After 18 months of heading Revolt as CEO, Detavio Samuels has his eyes on leading a cultural revolution. The multimedia company now has facilities in Atlanta, so the leader hopes to further his mission to build a playground for Black creators and fuel the next generation of disruptors to continue to push culture forward. The Black-owned subscription-based cable network-turned-lifestyle […] The post Revolt CEO sees Atlanta as ‘hub for Black culture’ appeared first on Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown.

Much More Than Pink

Some people had canes and walkers, while others showed up to the parking lot of Lenox Mall with their children, pets and assorted family members. All were dressed in pink, including a man referring to himself as Captain Cancer Defender in a costume that included a pink cape with matching afro and mustache. The 2022 […] The post Much More Than Pink appeared first on The Atlanta Voice.

Breakthrough Atlanta Receives Grant Funding to Help Recruit Next Generation of Teachers

Breakthrough Atlanta, an Atlanta nonprofit that helps middle school and high school students to become better prepared for college, has announced that it has been awarded grant funding from AmeriCorps for the third consecutive year. The near $285,000 grant was awarded to Breakthrough Atlanta — whose dual mission is to increase academic opportunities for underserved […] The post Breakthrough Atlanta Receives Grant Funding to Help Recruit Next Generation of Teachers appeared first on Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown.

This event on Lake Lanier will raise money to fight cancer

The 10th annual Swim Across America Atlanta is coming to Gainesville, where swimmers will make waves in the fight against cancer. The event will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Lake Lanier Olympic Park on Saturday, Sept. 24. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Swim Across America...

Three Robinson Sisters Receive U. S. Presidential Award

Freedom rider Dr. Mary Ann Smith Wilson; Civil Rights Icon and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) activist Ruby Doris Smith Robinson (1942 – 1967); and minister, author, and executive producer Catherine Smith Robinson, M.Ed. Photo Courtesy of Catherine Smith Robinson and Catherine Smith Robinson’s Collection. Freedom rider Dr....

Conyers couple celebrates 71 years of marriage

Joan DeMarest Collins and Armand Collins celebrated 71 years of marriage on Sept. 15. They were married Sept. 15, 1951, at St. John’s Catholic Church in Waterbury, Conn. They have four children: Elizabeth, Robin, David, and Mary Lou. They have eight grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Joan is a retired homemaker and volunteer, and Armand is a retired manufacturing plant manager. Throughout their marriage, they have lived in six states — Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Iowa and Georgia — finally settling in Georgia in 1997. They have been active members of St. Pius X Catholic Church in Conyers since arriving in 1997.
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The new Black brews: 5 Black-owned bars and cafes you need to try

When Brooklyn Tea opened in Atlanta earlier this year, it was a homecoming of sorts: Jamila Wright, who launched the first location of the business in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood with Alfonso Wright, is a native Atlantan and a Spelman grad, and the pair recruited their friend Kerri-Ann Thomas—another Spelman alum—to oversee the Castleberry Hill shop (329 Nelson Street). The cafe offers more than 50 loose-leaf teas (try the Cream Earl Grey, with vanilla and cornflower petal as well as bergamot notes), playful pastries like a Notorious B.I.G. cookie, Monday yoga sessions, and monthly Saturday block parties that’ll bring out the kid in you. It’s one of a number of lively Black-owned beverage shops to open in town in the last couple years, running the gamut from tea to coffee to beer. Here are a few of our other faves.
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YMCA Summer Food Program

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Anti-Hunger Expert Stacey McDaniel of YMCA of the USA Discusses new Initiatives Designed to Help Children Grow, Learn & Thrive. For more information visit: Sponsored By: YMCA.
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The Frontline Worker Experience

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - Lareina Yee, Senior Partner at McKinsey and Company, shares New Survey Details Challenges of Frontline Workers of Color Learn What Can be Done to Improve Job Quality and Economic Mobility. For more information visit: Sponsored By: McKinsey and Company.

Help Solidarity Sandy Springs win $2,500

Local residents can help Solidarity Sandy Springs win a $2,500 award by voting for Jennifer Barnes in’s 2022 Good Neighbor Award. Barnes, the founder of Solidarity Sandy Springs, is a Realtor with the Barnes Young Realty Team with Keller Williams Realty in Brookhaven. At the start of the pandemic, she tried to feed 10 […] The post Help Solidarity Sandy Springs win $2,500 appeared first on Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown.