FAMU Presents $1 Million in Scholarships to Atlanta High School Students

Metro Digest (Oct. 4-10)

Compiled by Titus Falodun Staff Writer | 10/4/2013, 12:07 p.m.
Florida A&M University presented $1,026,584 in scholarships to Atlanta area students on Friday, September 27 during its President’s Tour.
Dr. Larry Robinson presented more than $1 million in scholarships to Atlanta students during the recent FAMU President’s Tour. FAMU was named one of the “Best Colleges in the Southeast” by The Princeton Review for 2014.

The Atlanta Voice Is Celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sisters Network Atlanta Southern Region Chapter Established

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga.—The establishment of Sisters Network Atlanta Southern Region, an affiliate Chapter of Sisters Network® Inc., is official

Sisters Network® Inc. is a leading voice and only National African American breast cancer survivorship organization in the United States. In 1994, Karen E. Jackson who is a breast cancer survivor founded the organization. She was diagnosed with cancer in 1993.

Breast Cancer is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among African American woman, only surpassed by lung cancer. Currently, Sisters Network® Inc. has over 40 affiliate survivor run chapters nationwide and is continuing to develop new chapters to support our national outreach efforts.

Sisters Network Atlanta Southern Region is located in Fayetteville, Georgia. The Executive Committee consists of four survivors and one non-survivor.

Lesley Hudson will partner with Sisters Network Atlanta Southern Region to host their launch party “Celebrate Life Extravaganza” from 7 to 10 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, at Harvest Community Church in Fayetteville, GA.

For more information about the survivorship organization, visit www.sistersnetworkinc.org, or email atlantasouthernregion@sistersnetwork.org.

Breast Health Community Forum

The CBWW is hosting the Community Forum on Breast Health, 12 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Thursday, October 10, at The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center, located on 967 Dewey Street S.W. Atlanta, GA 30310.

The forum includes an expert panel and a special guest performance by Jazz Contralto Anita Canada. There will be door prizes and a free raffle. This event is free and open to all, but RSVP is required. For more information, call 404-688-9202 ext. 110.

For more information, contact Rob Woods at 404-525-5663 or visit www.rainbowpushatlanta.org.

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Events

In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Atlanta Fulton Public Library will present the PBS documentary series “Latin Music USA, Episode 3: The Chicano Revolution” at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, October 8, in the auditorium.

This film is presented courtesy of an “America’s Music: A Film History of Our Popular Music from Blues to Bluegrass to Broadway” grant, a project of the Tribeca Film Institute in collaboration with the American Library Association, Tribeca Flashpoint, and the Society for American Music.

The library will also present the PBS documentary series “Latin Music USA, Episode 4: Divas and Superstars” at 1 p.m., Tuesday, October 15, in the auditorium.

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System – Central Library is located at One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta, GA 30303. For details, call 404-295-1896 or visit http://www.afpls.org.

Atlanta Falcons Select South Site for New Stadium

The Atlanta Falcons notified the City of Atlanta Monday, September 30, that the team has chosen the south site, at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Northside Drive, as the final site for construction of the new stadium. 

“This decision today by the Falcons will have a positive impact on our great city for many years to come,” Mayor Kasim Reed said.

“I’m proud of the hard work we invested in the south site as the best location for the new stadium. It took a little more work to get us to this place, but the long-term sustainability of the stadium and the surrounding neighborhoods were important priorities for me.”