Anthony Parker

Albany Herald

ANTHONY PARKER: May 17, 1954, Brown v Board of Education

According to my parents and my birth certificate, I was born on Jan. 12, 1953, at Orangeburg Regional Hospital in South Carolina. At birth I became a citizen of the United States of America. However there were those who thought that the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution didn’t apply to me. They were wrong.
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ATC President Dr. Anthony Parker: May 17, 1954, Brown v. Board of Education

According to my parents and my birth certificate, I was born on January 12, 1953, at Orangeburg Regional Hospital in South Carolina. At birth I became a citizen of the United States of America. However there were those who thought that the Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments to the US Constitution didn’t apply to me. They were wrong. On May 17, 1954, when I was one year and 74 days old the United States Supreme Court tried to correct the denial of equal protection experienced by Americans that came from the Plessy v Ferguson. The Brown v Board ruling should have communicated that “separate but equal” was illegal and morally indefensible, especially in education. I obviously don’t remember that day, but it must have been a big deal.

ATC President Dr. Anthony Parker: A Revolution in Energy Production and Utilization

Recent increases in energy costs have caused America to consider a reset. The cost of fuel has negatively impacted families, governments, and businesses. Work has already begun on the fix. Cars and trucks weighing less are more fuel-efficient with motors that provide more horsepower. Almost every home has a programmable thermostat with modern, efficient heating and air conditioning units. Most organizations have an energy conservation plan. The current inflationary pressure on the economy by rising energy costs indicates that those plans may be inadequate. At some point, the cost of alternate/renewable /sustainable energy will become competitive with more traditional sources.

Albany Tech President Dr. Anthony Parker: Fellow Parents

The state of Georgia has provided its young citizens an excellent opportunity to succeed early. In my opinion, the most forward-thinking educational initiative was high school dual enrollment. When high school students demonstrate that they are ready, they can move on to preparing for a well-paying job. They can also earn enough credits to receive an associate degree while in high school. Every high school student in Georgia is eligible.

Obituary: Anthony Parker

Anthony Thomas Parker (Tony) of Damascus, Ore., passed away Feb. 7, 2022, in Tuscon, Ariz. He was born May 16, 1973, at Bess Kaiser Hospital in Portland, Ore., to parents Charles and Margo Parker, who lived in Randle, Wash. Tony’s father worked for the U.S. Forest Service and moved often.
Henry County Daily Herald

Woodland, Ola's Anthony Parker among standouts in Panther Relays

Henry County track and field fared well in the Starr’s Mill’s Adidas Panther Relays on Saturday. The Woodland girls’ 400-meter shuttle hurdle relay posted a time of 1 minute, 9.59 seconds, the No. 1 time in Georgia and the nation this season. Woodland also got a victory in the shot put from Mahari Campbell, who threw 46-11 1/4.

Albany Tech President Dr. Anthony Parker: If We Build It, Will They Come?

Field of dreams is one of the "feel good" movies of all time. The ghost in the cornfield didn't ask a question; he made an emphatic statement Ray, Kevin Costner's character in the movie, misunderstood. Like Ray, many former athletes feel that we could have had a professional career if we were a little taller, heavier, and faster. Ray lacked talent, speed, and endurance but, he had faith. Ray traveled throughout the Midwest and the Northeast, seeking to determine exactly who was coming and what he should do about it. After seeing the movie, I traveled back to my old high school, but alas, no ghost spoke to me.

ATC President Anthony Parker: Four Women Who Changed America for the Better

“It is not well to forget the past. Memory is given to man for some wise purpose. The past is the mirror in which we may discern the dim outlines of the future. The nation may forget, it may shut its eyes to the past, and frown upon any who may do otherwise, but the colored people of this country are bound to keep the past in lively memory until justice shall be done to them”. – Frederick Douglas.

ATC President Anthony Parker: The Poor People's Campaign - The True Legacy of MLK

Dr. King Luther King always went where he was needed, when he was needed. In April 1968, the sanitation workers needed him in Memphis, Tennessee. He didn’t hesitate when they called. His speech on the evening of April 3, 1968 at Mason Temple illustrates that he knew that any day could be his last. He had other plans, but the sanitation workers of Memphis, Tennessee, needed him there.

Albany Tech President Dr. Anthony Parker: The West End Branch

I stumbled into the gym, as I always do, at 6:00 AM on a Monday morning several weeks ago feeling proud that I hadn’t canceled the 5:15 alarm. I signed in and walked towards my first workout station when was confronted by a friend that asked, “What do you think of the critical race theory?” I was startled by the question, as this type of question is not what you expect at 6:00 am and after only one cup of coffee. In response, I said, “I’ve heard of it, but I don’t know what it means.” That friend got an honest answer at the time and is still an honest answer presently. He next inquired about how I felt about Cancel Culture. I responded with the same answer as I did before. I imagine that as a 68 year old American of African descent he thought I should have communicated a more fully formed opinion. As the conversation proceeded, I was asked if I’d read Derrick Bell? My answer was yes. I’ve read two of his books. I was then asked, “What do I think of him?” My answer was, “I never met him and besides he died in 2011.” Finally, I was asked if I’ve read the 1619 Project. Again, my answer was yes; I’ve read the 1619 Project. But, like Bell, I’ve never met Nikole Hannah-Jones either, but I would like to meet her someday.

Albany Tech President Dr. Anthony Parker: Inclusion is Deliberate

While channel surfing, at approximately 11:15 PM on October 23rd, I found a tape-delayed football game between the Montana Grizzlies and the Idaho Vandals. Why was I watching the Grizzlies and the Vandals, you ask? It’s because South Carolina State played Delaware State in Dover. The SC State game was also tape-delayed, and I wanted to see my SCSU Bulldogs in a victories effort. However, I couldn’t find the SC State vs Delaware State game on any ESPN network channel. As such, I opted for the Grizzlies and Vandals.

Dr. Anthony Parker: Let's Rebuild Southwest Georgia

I wasn’t born at Phoebe Putney Hospital. I didn’t start or spend my entire life in this community. However, I’ve lived here longer than I lived anywhere else. I’ve lived in Dougherty County for 26 of my 68 years. I am more at home in Albany than anywhere else I’ve been. We are a resilient community. I arrived during the recovery from the flood of 1994. I’ve experienced with you the flood of 1998, the tornados of 2018, Hurricane Michael, and the COVID-19 pandemic. Our community has experienced plant closures while simultaneously adding manufacturing jobs. We’ve recovered and then thrived after each setback.

Anthony Parker is the new Assistant GM of the Orlando Magic

Parker is one of the most successful General Managers in the history of the NBA G League. During his four seasons with the Lakeland Magic, he had more wins than any other GM. Last season, Parker led the construction of the Lakeland team that won our first NBA G League Championship. We appreciate AP for all he contributed to our organization and everything he did for our community. Anthony Parker is a Lakeland Magic legend and forever a part of the Lakeland Magic family.

Albany Tech President Dr. Anthony Parker: Preparing High School Students to Help Solve the Nursing Shortage

It’s not news that we have an acute nursing shortage across the entire length and breadth of the United States. Parkland Hospital in Dallas, Texas, reported a nurse shortage of 500. On NBC nightly news with Lester Holt, Parkland also said that they have temporarily closed labor and delivery to devote more space to treat COVID-19 patients. Our local hospital has fared no better. Scott Steiner, President and CEO of Phoebe Putney Health System reported an estimated 300 nurse shortage at Phoebe Putney Health Systems and a 20,000 nurse shortage in Georgia.

Albany Tech President Dr. Anthony Parker: Open For Business

Albany Technical College has made plans to resume offering a more robust fall semester 2021 course calendar. We understand that it is our responsibility to make the learning and teaching environment as safe as possible. We also understand that other activities related to college attendance require safe interaction between students and our staff. We intend to do as much as we can, as safely as we can, as quickly as we can.