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CAU doctoral student named to 2014 HBCU All-Stars

2/28/2014, 9:53 a.m.
The All-Stars were selected from a pool of 445 applicants, based upon accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement.
Lillian Harris, 2014 HBCU All-Star Student

The White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities has named Clark Atlanta University doctoral student Lillian Harris to the first class of HBCU All-Stars. She is among 75 undergraduate, graduate and professional students, representing 62 HBCUs. The All-Stars were selected from a pool of 445 applicants, based upon accomplishments in academics, leadership and civic engagement.

Meehan’s Public House hosts inaugural breast cancer charity event

Atlanta breast cancer supporters are coming together in a big way from 1 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, March 9 at Meehan’s Public House (227 Sandy Springs Pl NE #416, Atlanta, Georgia 30328). Meehan’s will host a “cornhole” tournament benefitting The Eric R. Beverly Family Foundation, a nonprofit that provides programs and activities that unite both men and women in promoting education, increasing awareness, and providing support and resources for families who have been touched by breast cancer. For more information about the event, visit funbagsatlanta.com or meehanssandysprings.com. To learn more about Danielle, Eric and The Eric R. Beverly Family Foundation, visit beverlyfamilyfoundation.org

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The Maroon Tiger management team Ahmad Barber, Cabral Clements, Jamal Lewis, Jared Loggins, Darren Martin, Dean Renardo Hall and Ron Thomas.

Morehouse College newspaper wins awards

The Maroon Tiger won two first-place awards and two second-place awards in the Georgia College Press Association Better Newspaper Contest. The awards were presented at the Georgia Press Institute, a day-long event in Athens comprised of workshops for college newspaper staff members and advisers. Morehouse won in 4-Year College Division B for colleges with fewer than 8,000 students. The Maroon Tiger won awards in the following categories: Best Campus Community Service: Features (First Place); Best Campus Community Service: Editorial (First Place); Best Layout/Design (Second Place); General Excellence (Second Place)

Morehouse School of Medicine presents women’s fitness challenge

As part of the inauguration program for incoming president Valerie Montgomery Rice, M.D., Morehouse School of Medicine is challenging the women of Atlanta to lose the most inches in their waists by the September with the “It’s Your Weight Not Your Waist, Fitness Challenge.” The program begins 10 a.m. Saturday, March 1, at Morehouse’s National Center for Primary Care Atrium (720 Westview Drive, SW Atlanta, GA 30310-1495). It will be an all-day health and fitness fair.

GA Driver Services Commissioner stresses more training for riders

PERRY, Ga. – Department of Driver Services Commissioner Rob Mikell announced an opportunity for motorcyclists to fine-tune their riding skills.  The Georgia Motorcycle Safety Program will be conducting an “Experience Rider Course” from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, at the DDS Customer Service Center (450 Larry Walker Parkway in Perry, Georgia ). The Experienced Rider Course is a one-day workshop designed to improve motorcycle skills in braking, evasive maneuvers and turning. For additional course information, fees and online registration visit, http://www.dds.ga.gov/motorcycle/gmsp/expridercourse.aspx.

Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System Programs and Events

Film: 'Black Indians of New Orleans'

Film Screening and Community Discussion

Sunday, March 2. 2 p.m.

The Hammonds House Museum, in collaboration with the Creole Heritage Society and the Auburn Avenue Research Library, will host a screening of the film, 'Black Indians of New Orleans.' Directed by Dr. Maurice M. Martinez, this definitive documentary chronicles the traditions, origins and rituals of The Yellow Pocahontas tribe, led by Big Chief Allison “Tootie” Montana, and The White Eagles tribe, led by Big Chief Gerald “Jake” Milon.  Following the screening, there will be a brief community discussion. This event will be held at the Hammonds House Museum located at 503 Peeples St SW, Atlanta, GA 30310.

Film: 'Amazing Grace'

Thursday, March 6. 12-2 p.m.

This film stars the comedienne, Jackie “Moms” Mabley and is being shown in honor of Women’s History Month. A brief discussion of Ms. Mabley’s life will follow the film.

Central Library, a part of the Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System

One Margaret Mitchell Square, Atlanta 30303

For information, call 404-730-1700.