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AUC Homecoming Weekend - Bigger Than Ever

10/25/2013, 10:31 a.m.
2013 Miss Maroon-and-White and her court. Photo courtesy of Morehouse College.

Event to Bring Parkinson’s Disease Awareness

Hundreds are expected to participate in the inaugural Moving Day-Atlanta Walk for Parkinson’s disease on Saturday, Nov. 9. The event is sponsored by the National Parkinson Foundation and is focused on raising awareness of the disease and informing people on the importance of exercise for those who have been diagnosed with it.

The walk is expected to also feature a pavilion offering visitors yoga, dance, Pilates, Zumba classes and more.

The event is being hosted on Tech Green, near the Georgia Tech University student center. Register at www.movingdayatlanta.org.

Atlanta Chosen to Host Obesity Forum

Atlanta has been chosen to host the inaugural Obesity Week Conference at the Georgia World Congress Center.

The Obesity Society is hosting the conference Nov. 11-16 and organizers say it’s the largest event focused on obesity treatment and prevention in the world.

The organization is hosting the conference in partnership with the American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery.

Obesity Society spokeswoman Mollie Turner says officials will unveil new research, discuss novel treatment and prevention options and more.

Labelle, Latifah Honorees of Black Girls Rock!

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Patti Labelle

Patti Labelle and Queen Latifah will both be among those honored as part of the Black Girls Rock awards show on BET.

Actresses Tracee Ellis Ross and Regina King return as hosts of the ceremony, which will air Sunday, Nov. 3.

Other honorees include tennis champion Venus Williams, screenwriter-producer Mara Brock Akil, ballet dancer Misty Copeland, community organizer Ameena Matthews and children’s rights advocate Marian Wright Edelman.

Black Girls Rock is a nonprofit organization that mentors young black girls and works to fight negative images of black women in the media.

Night Court Coming to College Park

Plans are underway to set up a night court in College Park, a southern suburb of Atlanta. The court will be held the first and fourth Tuesday of each month beginning Jan. 7. City Manager Terrence Moore says the court will hear cases such as minor criminal offenses and code-enforcement.