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New United Coalition launches operation to register new voters

Compiled by Titus Falodun | 3/28/2014, 10:43 a.m.
The New United Coalition recently launched Operation Full Court Press at a press conference held at West End Mall.
Pictured from left to right are Gerald Rose, founder of the NONHRO; Rev. Albert E. Love, president/CEO of VEC; Pastor Jean Ward (VEC), Mark Henderson, VEC voter registration coordinator; Judy Echols, chief civic engagement officer for SUT and Kareef Groce, aide to SUT’s founder, James L. Jones, Sr.

Community Conversations with writer/director Alvelyn Sanders

Alvelyn Sanders, a writer, filmmaker, and an ordained Christian minister, will discuss how issues about identity, memory, and tradition provide insight on the notion of different belief systems sharing the same sacred space at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 15, at Spelman College Museum of Fine Art. The Museum is located on the first floor of the Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby Academic Center at 350 Spelman Ln. SW, Atlanta, GA, 30314.

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McDonald’s workers help in the beautification of the Old Fourth Ward on Tuesday, March 11.

McDonald’s works to restore Old Fourth Ward

This month hundreds of McDonald’s employees worked with Hands On Atlanta to beautify the parks and other areas in the Old Fourth Ward.

Tyrone Family Dentistry offers free dentistry

Tyrone Family Dentistry announced its dental practice is offering a day of free dentistry on Saturday, April 26. It will provide a free filling, extraction or cleaning to the first 70 patients, 18 years and older, who cannot get dental-care elsewhere.  Dr. Anh Khieu would be pleased to meet with any interested parties in-person, in order to provide more details on this event, in the hopes that those in need might be made more aware of this unique community service. Tyrone Family Dentistry is located at 1522 Highway 74 Tyrone,, GA 30290. For more information, call the office at 678-788-8050.

Auburn Research Library Events

“The Divided Mind of the Black Church”
author discussion and book signing
will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 3 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. Rev. Raphael G. Warnock, senior pastor of the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church, will discuss his latest publication, “The Divided Mind of the Black Church.” The book traces the historical significance of the rise and development of black theology as an important conversation partner for the black church. 

“One Day in January: A Collection of Images Taken at Dr. King’s First Memorial Services”
artist’s talk and book signing will be at 3 p.m. on
Saturday, April 5 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. Renowned photographer Horace Henry will discuss his photographic exhibition and book, “One Day In January.” This one of a kind photographic exhibition and book features breathtaking images from the very first ecumenical memorial services honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  

“Baptized in PCBs: Race, Pollution, and Justice in an All-American Town”
author’s discussion and book signing
 will be at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 10. In recognition of Earth Day 2014 (April 22), the Auburn Avenue Research Library will host environmental historian Ellen Griffith Spears who will discuss her latest publication, “Baptized in PCBs.” The book offers a compelling narrative of the battle for environmental justice by the citizens of Anniston, Alabama, against the agrochemical company Monsanto over the dumping of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the city’s historically African American and white working-class west side.

All events will be held at the Auburn Avenue Research Library located at 101 Auburn Ave, Atlanta, GA 30303.