Atlanta–based Company behind Super Soaker Awarded $72.9 Million from Hasbro

An arbitrator ordered Hasbro Inc. to pay about $72.9 million in royalties to the Atlanta-based Johnson Research & Development Co., one of its licensors, over the toymaker’s line of Nerf guns.

Suicide Survivors and Mental Health Advocates Walk for Suicide Prevention

More than 1,000 survivors of suicide and mental health advocates will participate in the Metro Atlanta Chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s (AFSP) annual fundraising walk from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 3 at Piedmont Park.

AUC Homecoming Weekend - Bigger Than Ever

One of the nation’s biggest homecoming weekends will be even bigger this year as Morehouse College and Clark Atlanta University hold activities during the same weekend, October 25-27.

MLK Documents Sell for More Than $130k in Auction

Papers from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., including a page from his “I Have a Dream” speech, were being auctioned in New York on Thursday.

Spelman College hosts panel discussion on dating and sexual health

Foundation and OraQuick, will present a relationship panel discussion from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, October 22, at Sisters Chapel, 350 Spelman Lane S.W., Atlanta, GA 30314.

Teen Wins Peace First Prize, $50,000

Mary-Pat Hector, 15, is one of 10 young people to receive the inaugural Peace First Prize, which is supported by various foundations and which celebrates those who have confronted injustice.

Councilman Lamar Willis Disbarred

The Georgia Supreme Court has ordered the revocation of an Atlanta city councilman's right to practice law in the state.

FAMU Presents $1 Million in Scholarships to Atlanta High School Students

Florida A&M University presented $1,026,584 in scholarships to Atlanta area students on Friday, September 27 during its President’s Tour.

Metro Digest: Civil Rights Activist Evelyn Lowery Dies After Stroke

Civil rights activist Evelyn Gibson Lowery, who with her husband the Rev. Joseph Lowery participated in the 1965 Selma-to-Montgomery march in Alabama, died Thursday morning, September 26 at her Atlanta home, a family spokeswoman said.

Atlanta Native Jermaine Dupri Headlines A3CxTECH Event

The 9th annual All Three Coasts Hip-Hop Festival, October 2-6, will feature notable producer/artist Jermaine Dupri and acclaimed engineer Young Guru in a TED-style forum called xTALK.

Atlanta School Board Candidate Forum

The League of Women Voters and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will host a community forum, featuring candidates for the Atlanta Board of Education’s At Large Seats.

Metro Digest: Beverly Hall Diagnosed With Breast Cancer

The Associated Press reported yesterday that former Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Beverly Hall has been diagnosed with breast cancer and is currently undergoing treatment for the condition.

Metro Digest: Housing Discrimination Public Hearings Throughout Atlanta

The 39th Annual Women in Film & Television Atlanta (WIFTA) Anniversary Gala & Awards Ceremony is October 20 at the Georgia World Congress Center.

Reed Officially Announces Bid for Re-Election

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed stood on the steps of City Hall Monday morning and officially declared his candidacy for a second term in office. Reed was surrounded by roughly 100 supporters, including several regional office holders and members of clergy.

Cyclorama To Screen Award-Winning King Documentary

Most people agree that the “I Have A Dream” speech Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered 50 years ago at the March on Washington is the greatest oratorical moment in American history.