City of Atlanta presents CAU with Phoenix Award

Metro Digest (June 27- July 3)

Edited by Titus Falodun | 6/27/2014, 3:06 p.m.
CAU is the only educational institution in the state of Georgia selected to participate and the only historically black college ...
CAU President Carlton E. Brown (left) June 16 received the City of Atlanta Phoenix Award from Mayor Kasim Reed (right) and his mother, Ms. Sylvia Reed, during a City Hall reception commending the University as a host school for President Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), designed to invest in the next generation of African leaders. (Curtis McDowell)

CAU is the only educational institution in the state of Georgia selected to participate and the only historically black college or university in the YALI program. Clark Atlanta was cited for playing a vital role in facilitating cultural, educational and economic exchanges between the United States and Africa. This summer, 25 young African leaders, representing more than 10 countries, are studying business and entrepreneurship at CAU. For more details on Obama’s program, visit http://youngafricanleaders.state.gov.


Dr. Toussaint K. Hill, Jr., pastor of the historic West Hunter Street Baptist Church. (Courtesy)

Free ‘Get Financially Fit’ session at West Hunter Street Baptist Church

ATLANTA – With the Atlanta housing market on the rise, prospective homebuyers will learn how to finance an important part of the American Dream at the next free “Get Financially Fit” seminar of the Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta (in conjunction with Wells Fargo), taking place at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, at West Hunter Street Baptist Church.

To emphasize the importance of attending, the first 30 newcomers who register and complete the course will receive a $25 gift card. Teens are also invited to the small business session. Breakfast and lunch will also be served and childcare will be provided.

Everything is free, with convenient parking. The program begins at 8:30 a.m. and will end at 12:30 p.m. West Hunter Street Baptist Church is located at 1040 Ralph D. Abernathy Blvd SW, 30310. Registration is strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are welcome. To register, visit www.concernedblackclergy.org or by calling 404-755-4900.

Early Voting begins Monday, June 30 in Fulton County Primary Runoff Races

Fulton County voters are encouraged to cast their ballots early for the Tuesday, July 22nd Primary Runoff election. Beginning Monday, June 30, voters will have three weeks to vote early prior to Election Day, July 22, 2014.

All voters who were registered to vote before by the April 21, 2014 deadline and who live within the districts where runoff elections are taking place are eligible to vote in the July 22nd Primary Runoff election, even if they did not vote in the May 20th Primary Election.

 Voters with questions about the elections or their voter status are encouraged to contact the Fulton County Department of Registration and Elections at 404-730-7020. For more information regarding registration and elections, visit www.fultonelections.com.

The Andrew J. Young Foundation salutes Atlanta Power Couples, honors legends and legacies

The Andrew J. Young Foundation celebrated the 82nd birthday of its founder and chair, Ambassador Andrew Young, with the 2ndPass on Blessings Awards ceremony held Sunday, May 18, 2014 at the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta. The Pass on Blessings Award was created to affirm the giving spirit and actions of accomplished people who have used the bounty of their blessing to make a difference in the lives of others. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.andrewjyoungfoundation.org.

GPTC hosts Law Enforcement Career & Recruitment Fair

Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) will host a Law Enforcement Recruiting Day and Job/Career Fair, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Monday, June 30, in the Exhibit Hall of the Newton D Campus (8100 Bob Williams Parkway, Covington, GA 30014).