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Interracial Dating Expert Appeared on Nationally Syndicated Morning Show

Interracial Dating Expert Appeared on Nationally Syndicated Morning Show

Interracial Dating & Relationship Expert, Ming Gregory, CEO of Color Blind International, a dating agency headquartered in Atlanta specializing in interracial relationships  was on the The Steve Harvey Morning Show on Wednesday, March 2nd during their 8:30am segment bringing her expertise and experience about dating in the 21st century. Ming gave her point of view of dating from a woman's perspective as well as a matchmaker's perspective.  As a savvy single woman living in a  city that everybody believes has a lack of 'qualified' and 'date-able' men, particularly of the African-American persuasion, Ming says a woman's best dating arsenal is authentic confidence and keeping an open mind.  Ming shares, "Dating in general is really not complicated at all.  And it's really not that difficult to date in Atlanta.

King Center Screens Film On Controversial Civil Rights Photographer

King Center Screens Film On Controversial Civil Rights Photographer

ATLANTA -- (The King Center) The King Center will screen a CNN documentary film, Pictures Don’t Lie, on Wednesday, February 16, 2011, at 6:30 p.m. at The King Center’s Freedom Hall Auditorium, 449 Auburn Ave. N.E. The free-of-charge screening (donations accepted) will be followed by a dialogue with the audience.

Pictures Don’t Lie explores the career of famed photographer Ernest Withers, who is known for his striking images of the Civil Rights movement, including photographs of the Little Rock Nine and Emmett Till. After his death the investigative work of journalists unearthed some evidence suggesting that Withers was a paid informant for the FBI—one of several in the agency’s “Ghetto Informant Program”.

Civil Rights Walk of Fame Announces 2011 Inductees

Civil Rights Walk of Fame Announces 2011 Inductees

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Bunnue Jackson-Ransom)

Footsteps of ten new revered civil rights icons will be added to the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame during the 2011Trumpet Awards events.  This induction ceremony is scheduled for Friday,  January 28, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site, National Park Service, located at 450 Auburn Avenue (Atlanta, GA).   The program preceding the induction ceremony will be held at the Ebenezer Baptist Church.   The ceremonial host for this year’s occasion is Frank Ski with WVEE FM (V103) Radio.  The program and unveiling of the footsteps are free and open to the public.

The 2011 honorees in this distinguished group include Arthur Blank, James Brown, The Reverend Dr. Gerald Durley, Bishop Neil C. Ellis, Leon Hall, Bishop Barbara King, Marc H. Morial, Mayor Carl Stokes, Congressman Louis Stokes and Henry “Hank” Thomas.

4th Ward Residents Invite Kwanza Hall to their 1st Meeting of the Year

4th Ward Residents Invite Kwanza Hall to their 1st Meeting of the Year

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by 4th Ward Alliance)

Everybody ready to get out of the house for awhile?!  Please plan to join your Old Fourth Ward neighbors tomorrow night for the Fourth Ward Alliance's first event of the year.  Our featured guest speaker will be City Council representative Kwanza Hall, so this will be a great opportunity to learn more about plans and priorities for District 2 in 2011.

We'll have wine courtesy of the AMLI Old Fourth Ward Apartments as well as fabulous food from Miso Izakaya (619 Edgewood Avenue SE).  This is the second time that Miso has supported the Fourth Ward Alliance by providing food for one of our monthly meetings, so please remember to support Miso Izakaya with your patronage.

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A Visit to the Atlanta Children's Shelter

A Visit to the Atlanta Children's Shelter

Atlanta, GA--  Thanks to the Random Acts of Zhu Program, I had the unique pleasure of being able to donate 104 Zhu Zhu Pets toys to a local charitable organization.  I chose the Atlanta Children’s Shelter because I wanted to help families who would most likely not...Click MommyReporter.com to read the entire story

The Salvation Army serves Thanksgiving Dinner with Help from Cheesecake Factory Employees

Atlanta, GA--  Staff from The Cheesecake Factory, Grand Lux Cafe and RockSugar Pan Asian Kitchen will join together this holiday season to host the annual Thanksgiving Day Feast at the Salvation Army. Hundreds of volunteers from the restaurants in metro Atlanta will help prepare and serve festive holiday meals of freshly roasted turkey with all of the trimmings including mashed potatoes, stuffing, candied yams, green beans and salad plus The Cheesecake Factory’s popular Pumpkin Cheesecake.

'An Evening with Robert Smalls’ at Auburn Avenue Research Library, Nov. 7th

The National Black Arts Festival (NABF) Education and Public Programs division are presenting the work of Robert Smalls at the Auburn Avenue Research Library (101 Auburn Ave N.E., Atlanta) on Thursday, November 4, 2010, 6:00pm – 8:00pm. The NABF will be introducing attendees to ‘An Evening with Robert Smalls’.

Robert Smalls’ story is one of triumph, perseverance and determination. Born enslaved in 1839 under the influence of the Lowcountry Gullah Culture, Robert Smalls would later free himself and his family by commandeering a Confederate transport ship, the USS Planter, to freedom in Charleston harbor.

During his career, Smalls became a member of the South Carolina State legislature, the U.S. House of Representative for five terms, helped form the Beaufort Republican Club and was appointed Collector of Customs for the Port of Beaufort. He remained a political figure into the twentieth century and was a delegate to the 1895 constitutional convention.