Bahamas-born actor Sidney Poitier becomes the first black man to win an Academy Award for best actor
“You have streets in this neighborhood... that aren’t even paved and you’re putting a billion dollar stadium here that you are trying to squeeze into a spot..."
“First of all, have good successorship for the business that are already in our community and patronize those business and keep our dollar in the black community, more so than we are doing now...”
“I do not think the NAACP should pursue Governor Nathan Deal on the elected officials because most people on the ballot that we elect, we don’t even know.”
"On one hand, I believe there have been a lot of issues with the board and we need to clean house..."
“As the nation commemorates the one-year anniversary of the Trayvon Martin tragedy, what do you think will be its legacy?”
“I think the legacy of Trayvon Martin would be that we need to teach our young men how to stay alive in a culture that is basically designed to be against us as black males. It’s totally up to us...”
“The DeKalb school board filed a lawsuit this week challenging Governor Deal’s power to remove them from office. What do you think?”
“My thought is that if one system isn’t working, its time to do an overhaul and look at some new ideas and some new people that might be able to come in and make some new changes.”
“I believe they should give out courses to teachers because I feel like the only way you can stop a bad man with a gun is with somebody whose good with a gun."
“My focus during Black History Month is writing a book called 'One Hundred Years of Atlanta Black Heritage.'"
“I think that the government should ban assault rifles because, with their high capacity for killing power, it would make more sense for them to be banned..."
“What I want Obama to focus on for this next term is basically being honest with himself..."
“”We are going to be working. Cutting hair. Because if it wasn’t for King, we wouldn’t be able to be working, so we’re going to be working.”
Atlanta native Tracye D. Bryant was named CEO of The Ryan Cameron Foundation.
Dr. Thomas Coleman has joined the advisory board of directors of Georgia Piedmont Technical College (GPTC) in Clarkston.
“My New Year’s resolution is to cook and eat better, be a more involved parent and to bring my business to the next level.”