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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.

Metro Digest: Benson Senior Multipurpose Complex to Offer Secure Shredding

Fulton County residents who need to have personal documents shredded for security purposes will have a reliable option from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 24 at 6500 Vernon Woods Dr., Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328. There, the Dorothy C. ...

Lowery Calls for Voting Rights Activism Atlanta Icon Pushes Back Against Supreme Court Decision

More than 100 concerned citizens, politicians and community leaders braved the threat of thunderclouds hovering over the Auburn Avenue courtyard outside Ebenezer Baptist Church Wednesday afternoon to demand expansion of their voting rights, rather than contraction.

Free Coca-Cola Family Field Day Saturday

Coca-Cola invites metro area families to enjoy “Family Field Day” from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, August 17 at The World of Coca-Cola at Pemberton Place, 121 Baker St., NW, Atlanta, GA 30313.

The Atlanta Global Freedom Exposition

The King Center, in cooperation with Martin Luther King, Jr., National Historic Site, and others will present The Atlanta Global Freedom Exposition at 6 p.m. Saturday, August 17 at Ebenezer Baptist Church on Auburn Ave., Atlanta, GA 30312.

City of Atlanta Named 2013 Google eCity

Mayor Kasim Reed joined Google and representatives from Atlanta’s business community today to accept the 2013 Google eCity Award. The Google eCity Awards recognize the strongest online business community in each state - the digital capitals of America. As part ...