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The 22nd Annual Trumpet Awards Announced

International Civil Rights Walk of Fame announces 2014 Inductees

By Titus Falodun Staff Writer | 12/20/2013, 6 a.m.
Participants of the 22nd Annual Trumpet Award at the press conference held Tuesday, December 10 at The Marriot Marquis Hotel. Photo provided by The Trumpet Foundation.

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Scarlet Pressley Brown, SVP National Civil & Human Rights Museum, Host Committee; Jo Roberson Edwards, Jo Roberson Edwards & Associates LLC, Host Committee; Chairs and Sheila Edwards, Partner with Xpress Spa, Host Committee.

30th Anniversary Mayor’s UNCF Masked Ball features Gladys Knight 

The 30th Anniversary Mayor’s Masked Ball will be held 7 p.m. on Saturday, December 21 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Atrium Ballroom. Mayor Kasim Reed and UNCF President  & CEO Dr. Michael L. Lomax will host the event. It will also feature Chairpersons Billye and Hank Aaron, Carolyn and Andrew Young and Gary Peacock, president of Sun Trust Bank and his wife Lori. Renowned recording artist Gladys Knight will be the featured performer. She, along with Geri Thomas of Bank of America, and conductor James Patterson of Clark Atlanta University’s Jazz Orchestra will be honored.

Forum tackles issues ‘from public schools to private prisons”

Premier educators, consultants, and noted social figures gather to discuss relevant topics concerning blacks. The forum will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, January 4 at the Southwest Arts Center on 915 New Hope Rd., Atlanta, GA 30331.

Featured guests include Professor Griff of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Hip Hop group Public Enemy, Dr. Umar Abdullah Johnson, a National Board Certified School psychologist, author and poet Sharien Muhammad, and Chike Akua, an educational consultant.

Jahi “Make It Happen” Muhammad of Falah Worldwide/OMS will serve as host of the forum. For more information on tickets and group discounts, call 404-438-3156.

Kwanzaa Celebration at the Auburn Avenue Research Library

In collaboration with the Atlanta City Council Office of Kwanzaa Hall and the Central Library, the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host a Kwanzaa Celebration at 3 p.m. Monday, Dec. 30.  This celebration of Nia, the fifth principle of Kwanzaa, will feature Giwayen Mata, a dynamic percussion and vocal ensemble and a traditional pouring of libations and a candle lighting ceremony. For information, call 404-730-1700.