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Kinsey Collection filled with art and history

Metro Digest (May 2 - 8)

Edited by Titus Falodun | 5/2/2014, 10:21 a.m.
The Kinsey Collection opening weekend drew large crowds at the Atlanta History Center as the Kinsey family and Wells Fargo celebrated the launch of the extended African American History tour. Photo provided courtesy of Jennifer Boxley.

The Atlanta History Center recently hosted the opening of the nationally acclaimed exhibition, The Kinsey Collection: Shared Treasures of Bernard and Shirley Kinsey, Where Art and History Intersect. While the exhibition is on display, Atlanta residents can take advantage of Wells Fargo Free Admission Weekends presented on the third full weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of each month: May 17-18 and June 21-22.

One hundred high school students to be selected for Disney Dreamers Academy

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. – High school students nationwide can now apply at www.disneydreamersacademy.com to be among 100 selected to participate in the 2015 Disney Dreamers Academy with Steve Harvey and ESSENCE magazine, the innovative, outside-the-classroom, educational mentoring program at Walt Disney World Resort. The 2015 Disney Dreamers Academy will take place March 5 to 8.

 Applications are open to U.S. high school students, ages 13 to 19, until Oct. 31. A distinguished panel of leaders representing the best in their fields will judge the applications in November and winners will be announced in December 2014.

Tribute to the life and legacy of C. T. Vivian

Civil rights legend and 2013 Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient, C.T. Vivian earns honor at a gala event, to benefit the CT & Octavia Vivian Museum and Archives. The event will take place 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, (265 Peachtree Center Avenue Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

The purpose of the CT & Octavia Museum and Archives is to collect, preserve, exhibit and celebrate the unique history and cultural heritage of religious leaders of African decent and their families involved in movements for civil rights, providing a more complete view of the African diaspora history.

Individual tickets to the event cost $125, with sponsorship opportunities available. For more information, email angelayr7@yahoo.com.

Local colleges share a $35,000 journalism grant

Metro-Atlanta colleges will share a $35,000 journalism grant from the Online News Association (ONA), in a new collaborative, the Georgia News Lab, to increase newsroom diversity by training digitally savvy investigative reporters. The Georgia News Lab consists of Clark Atlanta University, Georgia State University, Morehouse College, University of Georgia and two local news outlets, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and WSB-TV. The 125 entries for the 2014-15 academic year were judged on their ability to create collaborative, student-produced local news coverage, bridge the professor-professional gap, use innovative techniques and technologies and learn from digital-age news experiments. Winning teams included some combination of students, researchers, media professionals, educators, developers and designers. The Online News Association is the world’s largest association of digital journalists. For more information on the Georgia News Lab, visit http://journalists.org/next-gen/challenge-fund/winner-georgia-collaborative/.

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Debbie Hixon travels country-wide to present training on HUD topics.

Fair Housing webinar

Debbie Hixon, the president and Owner of Hixon Training & Consulting, LLC with more than 25 years in the Affordable Housing Industry, is hosting a 90-minute Fair Housing webinar 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 7. The session highlights:

Understanding the purpose of Fair Housing

Beware of using of potentially discriminatory words

Beware of shoppers and testers

Examples of inappropriate religious comments

How to handle reasonable accommodations