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Pamela Byrd to discuss finding your path

Pamela Byrd to discuss finding your path

ATLANTA -- Learn more about the 3 Keys to Becoming a Confident Woman and the Logistics of Life.

Pamela is an advocate for human potential with an unwavering commitment to assisting women in their quest toward achieving something more. She has a distinct gift for helping others to uncover their value and regain their warrior status to move toward achieving their life’s goals. 

Pamela provides several backdrops for helping women to uncover their value.  She conducts boundary development seminars and journaling workshops throughout the Atlanta area, facilitates virtual Journaling Groups and weaves journal writing into every aspect of her coaching as a form of self-reflection, discovery and empowerment.

Carter Center museum director retiring

Carter Center museum director retiring

ATLANTA -- Jay Hakes, director of the Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and Museum, will retire at the end of July.

The Carter Center announced Tuesday that Hakes will step down after 13 years at the helm.

"Jay has been a wonderful director," President Carter said in a statement. "Rosalynn and I appreciate all that he has done for the library and will miss working with him and his wife Anita."

Under Hakes' direction, the Carter Presidential Museum underwent a $10 million redesign and expanded its educational programs. Hakes also helped digitize all the documents that crossed Carter's desk during his presidency; those documents will eventually be placed on the Internet.

"I have enjoyed my long friendship with President and Mrs. Carter, as well as the opportunity to be the director of the Carter Library," Hakes said. "I now look forward to being able to focus more of my time on the vital issues of energy that face this nation."

Gov. Deal joins MLK Renaissance Fest in efforts to raise awareness of May 'non-violence'

Gov. Deal joins MLK Renaissance Fest in efforts to raise awareness of May 'non-violence'

ATLANTA --May 1, MLK Resurgence Commission at H.W.V. Wesley Kelly and Victory Over Violence Founder V-Man met with Governor Nathan Deal at the State’s Capital to make the announcement of involved with the The Official State of Georgia Annual Victory over Violence Non. Violence Month Kick-Off tribute. Photos were taken the with Hon. Governor Deal and participants of the Non-Violence Proclamation. Former Atlanta Falcons Thomas Johnson and wife Jonna Johnson joined TLC Sisterhood Pastors Brian and Dominique Scott to announce their support of GME Sports Lounge incorporating the call to action of “Non-Violence” at the first annual MLK Renaissance Fest 2013.

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

In support and partnership with The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Life & Relationship Strategist, Author and Speaker,Kenny Pugh (http://www.kennypugh.com) will launch Abstinence Matters

Colum McCann to speak at Carter Center

Colum McCann to speak at Carter Center

ATLANTA -- Irish novelist Colum McCann will read from his latest book at the Carter Center in June.

McCann will speak on Monday, June 10 at 7 p.m. His most recent novel, TransAtlantic, is his first book since winning the 2009 National Book Award for Let the Great World Spin.

Tickets to McCann's talk and signing are $10, or free with purchase of TransAtlantic ($29). They can be bought online or at A Cappella Books, which is located at 208 Haralson Avenue NE in Inman Park.

McCann's visit is sponsored by A Cappella Books and the AJC Decatur Book Festival.

"A Cappella Books continues to bring some of the most important writers in the country to Atlanta, and we're thrilled to work with them," AJC Decatur Book Festival executive director Daren Wang said in a statement.

NBC's Bob Dotson to speak at Carter Center

NBC's Bob Dotson to speak at Carter Center

ATLANTA -- Bob Dotson will discuss and sign copies of his new book at the Carter Center next week.

Dotson is a correspondent for NBC's "TODAY." His segment, "American Story," tells the inspirational stories of everyday Americans who change people's lives.

The book, American Story: A Lifetime Search for Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things, chronicles Dotson's 40 years on the road for NBC.

He will talk about American Story on Wednesday, Apr. 17 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public; copies of the book will be available for purchase, courtesy of A Cappella Books.

The Carter Center is located at 453 Freedom Parkway. Dotson will speak in the center's Day Chapel.

Ga. Tech to honor John Lewis

Ga. Tech to honor John Lewis

ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech is set to honor Congressman John Lewis.

A spokeswoman for Lewis says the civil rights icon is to receive the Ivan Allen Jr. Prize for Social Courage Thursday. The ceremony is taking place on the 45th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Lewis plans to speak about King's legacy and to discuss one of the last sermons King delivered at Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta.

Lewis said in a statement that he was in Indianapolis working with Robert Kennedy's campaign for president when Kennedy told them King had died. Lewis recalls a "sad and dark hour" for people around the world.