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Mo Ivory Delivers as Featured Speaker at APS’ Shirley Clarke Franklin Lecture Series

Compiled by Titus Falodun | 4/4/2014, 11:34 a.m.
Radio personality and attorney Mo Ivory encouraged students at the Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy to “do the ...
(From L-R second row) Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy Middle School Principal Dr. Dione Simon; Atlanta Board of Education members Matt Westmoreland (District 3); Atlanta Board of Education Chair Courtney D. English; board member Eshé Collins (District 6); board member Steven Lee (District 5); Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy High School Principal Termerion Lakes; board member Leslie Grant (District 1); radio personality and attorney Mo Ivory (seated); and Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy students. Photo by Scott C. King/Atlanta Public Schools.

ATLANTA – Radio personality and attorney Mo Ivory encouraged students at the Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy to “do the right thing when no one is watching” in her keynote remarks, during the 7th Annual Shirley Clarke Franklin Lecture Series held on March 18. The series is sponsored annually in celebration of Women’s History Month.

The Franklin Lecture Series, named for former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Clarke Franklin, was created by Atlanta Public School and the Georgia Coalition of Black Women, Inc. in 2008, in order to provide a forum for students from CSKYWLA in honor of National Women’s History Month. Past keynote speakers include Ingrid Saunders Jones, Beverly Tatum, Christine King Farris, Elizabeth Omilami and Gwendolyn Keyes Fleming.

McDonald’s sets auditions to discover Atlanta’s next young singing superstar

 ATLANTA - The Gift™ Youth Singing Competition, a multi-week competition to find and showcase solo musical artists and groups between the ages of twelve and sixteen from all over the Greater Atlanta area is back.

Acting as a springboard for young singing talents, this homegrown singing competition allows Atlanta-area youths the opportunity to make their dreams come true, and audition for a chance to win more than $20,000 in cash and prizes. 

Four open-call auditions will be held at various McDonald’s restaurants April 5, 12 and 26. Three finalists from each location will be selected by a panel of judges, comprised of representatives from the music and entertainment community, to compete at a final competition this summer.

Interested participants can visit www.TheGiftATL.com to download entry forms for a chance to enter The Gift competition and to review additional detailed information and rules of entry. Only the first 250 contestants with proper documentation will be allowed to audition at each open-call audition.

Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian at CAU

ATLANTA – Clark Atlanta University will present the distinguished Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian Alan Shaw Taylor, Ph.D., in a discussion of his new book, “The Internal Enemy: Slavery and War in Virginia, 1772-1832,” at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 9, in the Thomas W. Cole Jr. Research Center for Science and Technology Auditorium on its campus, located at 223 James P. Brawley Drive, S.W.

Sponsored by the Department of African American and Africana Women’s Studies and History, and the CAU Art Galleries, the free public event will include a book-signing and reception immediately afterward in the atrium of the CAU Art Galleries, located on the second floor of Trevor Arnett Hall, adjacent to Cole. R.S.V.P. asanders@cau.edu by Saturday, April 5. For more information, call 404-880-610.

"The Call to True Beauty” call-in radio show

ATLANTA – Jazz 91.9FM WCLK launched a new, monthly call-in radio show on Wednesday, April 2, entitled “The Call to True Beauty,” which will air every first Wednesday, from 6 to 7p.m. The program also will stream on wclk.com.

“The Call to True Beauty” addresses critical issues germane not only to the college-aged population, but the entire metro-Atlanta community. According to the Georgia Commission on Family Violence/Georgia Coalition Against Domestic Violence March 2014 Fatality Report, Georgia now ranks 12th nationally in domestic violence—in this case, crimes in which men killed women. The state ranked 10th in 2012.