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Fonzworth Bentley & Rashan Ali Host UNCF’S Empower Me Tour

1/17/2014, 6 a.m.
The UNCF Empower Me Tour, a free, traveling college-and career-readiness road show sponsored United Negro College Fund, will feature entertainer ...

The Home Depot’s 5th annual “Retool Your School”

HBCU Grant Program contest

The Home Depot’s 2014 Retool Your School Grant program will award HBCUs. The program will dole out $250,0000 in total, as one $50,000 Tier 1 Grant, 3 $25,0000 Campus Pride Grants for the top 3 HBCUs that receive the most votes and social media activity, and 13 $10,000 Tier 2 Grants. HBCUs are required to submit a brief description of their projects by Feb. 10 for consideration, with full proposal details due by March 10. Online voting will take place from Feb. 17 to April 14 at wwww.retoolyourschoool.com.

A Conversation with Congressman John Lewis & Guests

ATLANTA – Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company invite you to a free panel discussion inspired by its upcoming production, “Race,” by David Mamet. The discussion will be held 12 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15 at Druids Hill Presbyterian Church, located on 1026 Ponce de Leon AVE NE, Atlanta, GA 30306.

Congressman John Lewis, State Senator and Gubernatorial Candidate Jason Carter, Rabbi Alvin Sugarman, and Atlanta Daily World Publisher M. Alexis Scott will discuss how issues involving race influence the legal system, and how Americans discuss race in the 21st century. Moderated by David Vigilante, Senior Vice President of Legal for CNN, the afternoon will consist of a roundtable conversation by panelists and a Q&A opportunity for the audience.

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Obie Clayton, Ph.D.

Clark Atlanta University appoints new sociology chair

CAU officials announced that Obie Clayton, Ph.D., has been named the new Asa Edmund Ware Chair in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice. He joined CAU Jan. 2 and will serve as a distinguished professor in the endowed chair, after serving as the Donald L. Hollowell Distinguished Professor of Social Justice and Civil Rights Studies at the University of Georgia School of Social Work since August of 2011.

25,000 Reasons to Think About Saving for College in 2014

ATLANTA – The Path2College 529 Plan, the state of Georgia’s 529 college savings plan, kicked off its $25,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes, which will award one Georgia child with $15,000 for his or her college education and the winner’s school will also receive $10,000.

The Sweepstakes is open to Path2College 529 Plan account owners (regardless of state of residency) and non-Path2College 529 Plan account owners who are Georgia residents twenty-one years of age or older. All entrants must be a parent, legal guardian or grandparent of a child age eighteen or under (at the time of entry) who is a Georgia resident. The sweepstakes official rules, prize details and entry form are available at www.Path2College529.com. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited.

The Path2College 529 Plan allows families to open and contribute to an account with as little as $25 at a time, and the contributions have both federal and Georgia tax advantages. For more information about the plan or to enter the 25,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes, visit www.Path2College529.com.

City of Atlanta Office of Revenue reminds businesses to renew their licenses

ATLANTA - The Office of Revenue announced that businesses have until Saturday, February 15, to file their business license renewal application. Once renewal applications are filed, businesses will have until April, to pay the invoiced amount. Businesses are encouraged to renew their license, using their PIN, online at http://bit.ly/BIZTAXRENEWAL.