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December 27, 2012 - January 2, 2013 Volume 85 Issue 21 ADW ATLANTA DAILY WORLD Powered by Real Times Media Harleston Family Papers at Woodruff Page 5 Resolve to Get Some Sleep Page 11 Passages in 2012 Page 12 150th Anniversary of Jubilee Day to Be Celebrated Photo By M. Alexis Scott Special to the Daily World Hank and Billye Aaron are pictured here at the 29th Annual Mayor’s Masked Ball hosted recently by Mayor Kasim Reed. See pages 10 and 11 for more photos from the ball! Mayor’s Ball Raises $1 Million for UNCF Special to the Daily World Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hosted the 29th Annual Mayor's Masked Ball on Saturday, Dec. 15, and with the help of celebrities, dignitaries, civic leaders and public officials, the event raised more than $1 million dollars. It was Reed's third UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball, and the money raised will benefit UNCF (United Negro College Fund), the nation's largest private provider of scholarships and educational support to minority and low-income students, and its 38 member colleges and universities. The Annual Mayor's Masked Ball is one of metro Atlanta's signature fundraising galas and premier social events of the holiday season. "I strongly believe HBCUs are vital in preparing the next generation of African-American business owners, attorneys, doctors, artists and civic leaders, and I am honored that with our annual UNCF Mayor's Masked Ball, we are able to help fund the education of thousands of students matriculating at the Atlanta University Center," said Reed. Page 2 The Atlanta NAACP will host its annual Jubilee Day in observance of the Emancipation Proclamation on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Ben Hill United Methodist Church. The church is located at 2099 Fairburn Road, S.W., in Atlanta. During this celebration of the 150th anniversary of the publishing of the Emancipation Proclamation, tribute will be paid to Dr. C. Clayton Powell, a community champion for civil rights. “Emancipation 2013: Honoring Our Past; Embracing Our Present; Empowering Our Future” is the theme for this year’s celebration, which is chaired by Dr. Marie Robinson-Metze. The vice chair for the occasion is the Rev. Dr. Michael D. Stinson. The Rev. Dr. Timothy Tee Boddie, former pastor of Atlanta’s Friendship Baptist Church, is the speaker for Jubilee Day. Previously, Boddie served 11 years as university chaplin and pastor of the Memorial Church at Hampton University in Hampton, Va. Boddie is an honor graduate of Morehouse College and holds a master’s degree from Stanford University and a doctorate degree from Presbyterian Seminary, Richmond, VA. Census: Whites No Longer a Majority in US by 2043 By HOPE yEN Associated Press White people will no longer make up a majority of Americans by 2043, according to new census projections. That's part of a historic shift that already is reshaping the nation's schools, workforce and electorate, and is redefining long-held notions of race. The official projection, released Wednesday by the Census Bureau, now places the tipping point for the White majority a year later than previous estimates, which were made before the impact of the recent economic downturn was fully known. America continues to grow and become more Page 2 Pastor Richard Winn, at Ben Hill United Methodist Church commented, “We are thrilled to to host the Emancipation Proclamation Celebration. “All communities of faith are invited to attend and be united as DR. TIMOTHY one front for liberation. TEE BODDIE We commend the Atlanta Branch of the NAACP for their efforts for freedom.” “It is always a great time to reflect on our history and to celebrate freedom and thank God for another year, said Atlanta NAACP President, Reverend Dr. R. L. White. “This is not the time to turn away from our past, because if we do, we are setting ourselves up to repeat the same mistakes. We invite everyone to come out and share in the Sesquicentennial Jubilee Day as we celebrate the gains we’ve made as a people. ” For further information, please contact the NAACP local office at 404-756-5447. INSIDE ADW News................ Business.......... Education......... Transitions....... Around Town.... 2 4 5 6 8 Entertainment.. Features.......... Passages......... Classified......... Viewpoints....... 10 11 12 14 15 Follow us @adwnews

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