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Volume 86 • Issue 11

October 17 - 23, 2013

Comcast Re-launches ‘Internet Essentials’ Here By Kenya King for ADW

Photo by Alex Bunda Executive Vice President for Comcast David L. Cohen (from left), stands with children from MLK Center of Hope; Candace Byrd, chief of staff for Mayor Kasim Reed; Atlanta City Council President Ceasar Mitchell; Super Bowl-winning NFL Coach Tony Dungy; and Mo Ivory, director of Political-Community Outreach for CBS Radio Atlanta and host of “The Mo Ivory Show” on News/Talk 1380 WAOK, at the MLK Recreation Center to kick off Comcast’s third year of its Internet Essentials program on Oct. 14. With the new school year now in full swing, Comcast is re-launching Internet Essentials, the nation’s largest and most comprehensive broadband adoption initiative for low-income families. City officials and civic and community leaders announced Monday that in the program’s first 22 months, nearly 220,000 families, benefitting nearly 900,000 low-income Americans nationwide, now have a broadband connection at home. This includes nearly 14,000 families in metro Atlanta, double the number enrolled a year ago, and making Atlanta one of the top three cities across the country making real progress to close the digital divide. “Internet access is critical to everything from education to workforce development,” said Mayor Kasim Reed in a statement. “In partnership with Comcast, we are working to increase digital literacy throughout metro Atlanta and ensure every student and their family has the opportunity to gain access to the vast resources provided by the Internet.” In metro Atlanta this week, Comcast presented more than $260,000 in grants and hosted a series of local events to create further awareness of Internet Essentials, as well as educate and engage civic and community leaders around the issue of digital adoption and literacy. Kicking off with a digital literacy focus group at the Latin American Association and benefit for Sequoyah Middle School, community leaders and Comcast executives partnered with the Urban League of Greater Atlanta, Ron Clark Academy and Centers of Hope for local events and grant presentations throughout the day. Comcast is working with these community-based organizations to spread the word about Internet Essentials and provide digital literacy training. To underscore his and his wife’s personal commitment to helping make a dent in the digital divide, Tony Dungy, Super

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Bowl-winning former head coach of the Indianapolis Colts and national spokesman for Internet Essentials, also announced the Dungy Family Foundation will donate financial support to pay for a full year of Internet Essentials service for 30 eligible families served by the Centers of Hope in Atlanta. “Internet Essentials can have a game-changing impact on education and the lives of young people,” said Dungy. “It really levels the playing field for those that might not have the opportunities they deserve just because they never had access to the tools and resources that drive success in today’s technologically-advanced world.” “Compared to a year ago, we have more than doubled the number of families here in metro Atlanta who are now able to complete school assignments, access government resources, apply for jobs and scholarships and pay bills at home,” said Cohen. “With the unwavering support of schools, community organizations, legislators and other partners in Atlanta and nationwide, our Internet Essentials program has been making demonstrable progress in closing the digital divide.” The momentum of Internet Essentials continues to increase. Since the program’s launch in August 2011, Internet Essentials has enrolled more than 50,000 new families every six months. In the first six months of 2013, 70,000 new families have signed up. In addition, Comcast has distributed more than 18,000 subsidized computers; trained nearly 20,000 people; publicized the program in more than 4,000 school districts and more than 30,000 schools; broadcast nearly 2 million public service announcements and partnered with nearly 7,000 community-based organizations, agencies, and officials to help spread the word about the program. To learn more about Comcast’s Internet Essentials program, visit

Center Works to Build Careers in ‘STEM’ Special to ADW

The Center for Sustainable Communities’ SMART Academy Center of Excellence participated in the Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation conference and taught students about science, technology, engineering and math utilizing the Sea Perch underwater robotics remotely operated vehicle (ROV) system. The conference was held in Marietta, Ga., Oct 10 -12, and involved nearly 400 college and high school students. The CSC utilized the Sea Perch underwater ROV robotics to excite and teach students about careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Thirty students from South Cobb High School were able to get “hands on” with components and apparatus and learn key approaches to the design, building and construction of Sea Perch ROV. The Peach State Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation (Peach State LSAMP) is a collaborative effort by a coalition of seven colleges and universities in Georgia to significantly increase the number of underrepresented minority students statewide who complete undergraduate degrees in STEM fields. This goal will be accomplished through the implementation of a comprehensive and integrated series of recruitment and retention initiatives that address key transition points from undergraduate recruitment through preparation for graduate school. The promotion of undergraduate research is a key component of the comprehensive strategies implemented.

Special photo Students gather for this year’s national Sea Perch Challenge robotics conference in Indiana. The Center for Sustainable Communities in Atlanta sponsored a recent seminar for students featuring the robotics in Marietta. Peach State LSAMP is a National Science Foundation (NSF) sponsored program. The alliance consists of the University of Georgia (as the lead institution), along with Ft. Valley State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Perimeter College, Kennesaw State University, Savannah State University, and Southern Polytechnic State University. Each institution provides services that assist underrepresented minorities with the transition from high school to college, integrate them socially and academically into the university environment, and engage them in research and summer internship opportunities. In an effort to meet the needs and expectations of the underrepresented minorities in STEM, Peach State LSAMP provides services such as academic enrichment, financial support, peer and faculty mentoring, research opportunities, and summer bridge programs.


October 17 - 23, 2013

Susan Taylor Keynotes the 17th Annual Atlanta Women’s Foundation Fundraising Luncheon Special to ADW

Susan Taylor will headline the Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s 17th annual Numbers Too Big To Ignore luncheon on Oct. 23 at noon at the Georgia World Congress Center. The annual fundraiser brings together key leaders and supporters from the greater Atlanta business and nonprofit communities to celebrate women and girls and recognize those who support AWF’s efforts to build a better future for Atlanta’s women and girls. Taylor, editor emerita of Essence Magazine and founder of the National Cares Mentoring Movement, is well known for her support of such programs. Taylor is synonymous with Essence magazine, the brand she built as its fashion and beauty editor, as editor-in-chief and editorial director. For nearly three decades, as the driving force behind one of the most celebrated Black-owned businesses of our time, Taylor has become a legend in the magazine publishing world. For 27 years, she authored one of the magazine’s most popular columns, “In the Spirit.” A fourth-generation entrepreneur, Taylor grew up in Harlem working with her father in his women’s clothing store. She founded her own cosmetics company, which led to the beauty editor’s position at Essence. Her passion and focus today is the National Cares Mentoring Movement, a call to action, which she founded in 2006 as Essence Cares. The Cares Mentoring Movement is a massive campaign to recruit 1 million able adults to help secure children who are in peril and losing ground. Taylor is an engaging speaker, is passionate about women and girls, and has deep connections to the Atlanta community. To learn more about Susan L. Taylor or National Cares Mentoring Movement, visit “It is an honor to have Susan L. Taylor as our featured speaker at this year’s luncheon,” said luncheon chair and AWF board member Elizabeth Noe. “Her passion for today’s youth speaks to the mission

of The Atlanta Women’s Foundation to be a catalyst for change for the girls in our community with a goal of eliminating generational poverty.” Noe added, “We also couldn’t be more thrilled to introduce our new Executive Director Kelly Dolan to the greater Atlanta community. She is a proven-leader who has a passion for the women and girls of Atlanta.” Individual tickets for the luncheon are available for $150 and tables of 10 are $1,500. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit A variety of sponsorship opportunities are also available. For information on sponsorships, contact Wendy Kelley at or 404-577-5000 x106. The Atlanta Women’s Foundation’s mission is to be a catalyst for change in the lives of women and girls and to end generational poverty. The foundation has invested more than $12 million in Atlanta area nonprofit organizations. As the only public foundation in Georgia dedicated solely to women and girls, AWF identifies and leverages community resources to make a significant impact on breaking the cycle of generational poverty. For more information, visit

Procession of Hearses to lead ‘Stop The Violence’ Rally Special to ADW

The National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association will sponsor a “Stop the Violence” rally in Atlanta on Sunday, Oct. 27. The group, in partnership with the Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association, will lead a procession of hearses and limousines in “Funeral Directors Against Violence Rally & Ride for Peace.” Many Georgia funeral homes will participate in conjunction with over 200 motorcycles from various groups to form a motorcade that will depart Greater Springfield Baptist Church, 721 Jones Avenue, N.W. at 2 p.m. in route to the Hilton Atlanta Airport Hotel, where the rally for peace will begin at 3 p.m., said Edward T. Robinson Carroll, spokesman for the group. “This will take us through some of the high crime areas of metro Atlanta,” he said. “The purpose of the rally is to show that although funeral homes are in the business of death, we do not want to continue getting violent deaths, especially our youth.” Jamye D. Jeter Cameron, general president of the NFDMA, said the rally will include families of people who died due to violence as speakers and observers. A press conference is planned for 1:45 p.m. with Dr. Carol Williams, executive director, and Hall


Davis, chairman of the board of directors, in front of Greater Springfield Baptist Church on 721 Jones Ave., N.W. Prominent Atlanta trial attorney Mel Davis of the Davis|Bozeman Law Firm “has a profound story that we hope will strike the core of those in attendance to take a stand against the senseless violence and killings that are happening in our nation today,” Cameran said. Other speakers include Marie A. W. Goolsby, CFSP, president of the Georgia Funeral Service Practitioners Association. “The sight of a motorcade of 150 funeral hearses and 300 motorcycles driving through the community may make some people uncomfortable, but what should make them more uncomfortable is the continual gun violence that has become so prevalent throughout our communities. This issue has to be addressed,” said Gloria Driver, board member of the National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association Inc. The National Funeral Directors and Morticians Association Inc. (NFD&MA, Inc.) has represented funeral directors and embalmers primarily of African-American descent for over 89 years. It has members throughout the United States, the Caribbean, Canada and Africa.


U.S. Army Partners with 100 Black Men in Atlanta and other cities to provide leadership training

October 17 - 23, 2013

ATL Welcomes Jerry Pinkney and his art

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Now that school is back in session, the U.S. Army will continue its partnership with 100 Black Men of America by introducing leadership training workshops for young men. The “Leadership Institutes” will focus on helping youth explore the traits and qualities of leaders, and will be offered through 10 different chapters of 100 Black Men in September and October. The Leadership Institutes will reach up to 300 young, African-American men across the country. The Leadership Institute will be in Atlanta on Oct. 26, at The B.E.S.T. Academy, located at 1890 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy., NW. Presented as a highly interactive session, the Leadership Institute is structured to prepare participants for various life challenges. The core of the curriculum involves instilling key values that are prevalent among leaders today and developing a similar skill set. In September, the Army conducted Leadership Institutes in Charlotte, N.C.; Los Angeles; and Washington, D.C. In addition to Atlanta, they will be in St. Louis, Miami, Chicago, Savannah, Little Rock, and New York City.

“The long-standing relationship enjoyed by the U.S. Army and 100 Black Men of America has helped develop strong leadership skills among African-American youth,” says U.S. Army Capt. Ibrahim Tantawi of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command. “Together, we have engaged these youngsters, giving them the tools they need to succeed, no matter what path they choose in life.” Education and career success is a priority for both the 100 Black Men of America and the U.S. Army. The U.S. Army has a long-standing commitment to providing educational opportunities through programs such as March2Success – a free, online resource designed to allow high school students to improve their proficiencies in subjects including science and math, while also preparing them for both state standardized tests and college entrance exams. The U.S. Army can provide opportunities for African-American youths to obtain a college education, even as tuition costs continue to rise. Last year, the Army awarded more than $280 million in ROTC scholarships for students in nearly 500 colleges and universities throughout the country.

Photo by M. Alexis Scott Award-winning illustrator and artist Jerry Pinkney (from left) and his wife Gloria are joined by Friends of Jerry Pinkney Committee Co-chairs Brooke Jackson Edmond, Tanya Coleman and Spring Asher at the opening reception on Oct. 12 at the High Museum. More than 120 of his watercolor illustrations are on display through Jan. 5, 2014. For tickets and details visit,

New NAACP Georgia President Unveils Agenda the Future Stone Mountain Senior Founds Honor Society Byfor ADW Staff and AP

Chapter at UGA Special to ADW

often get lost in the shuffle and overlooked, but Veronica Gilliard, a senior from Stone Mounthis injustice has now been corrected at the tain, will be the founder and president pro tem University of Georgia.” of the new chapter of Tau Sigma honors society Gilliard, who graduated from Stone Mounat the University of Georgia. The induction certain High in 2010, transferred from St. John’s emony will take place Tuesday, Oct. 15, at UGA’s University in New York in 2012. A biomedical Tate Student Center at 7 p.m. Tau Sigma Nationengineering major at St. John’s, Gilliard, also a al Honor Society is an honor society specifically member of Golden Key Honor Society, arrived for transfer students with at least a 3.5 GPA, who at UGA with a 3.3 GPA. She is currently an are in the top 20 percent of their classes. The English major with a 3.5 GPA, who will gradnew chapter at UGA becomes one of 105 across uate after three-and-a-half years in December the nation. 2013 with a degree in English. Gilliard will “I was motivated to found the Epsilon Alpha introduce Dr. Michelle Garfield Cook, UGA’s chapter of Tau Sigma National Honor Society beassociate provost for institutional diversity, who cause there was no system in place to recognize Veronica Gilliard will address the inductees. Gilliard and Judy academic excellence of transfer students,” said Jakovou, UGA’s coordinator of Office of Transfer Academic Gilliard. “Since transfers make up one third of the student Services at the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, will body, I felt that acknowledging those students who were able induct the new officers and Gilliard will pin the 28 inductees to transfer into the university and handle all of the stressors that accompany that transition was an essential part of main- and sign the charter. Nearly 30 percent of UGA’s undergraduates, or about 8,600, are transfer students. taining academic morale within the university. Transfers


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Having been sworn in as the organization’s youngest president, the new leader of the Georgia NAACP says the group will focus on helping people of color in the areas of economic stability, voting rights and a free and quality education for all Georgia children in the future. At 34, Francys Johnson, a Statesboro civil rights attorney and pastor, is the youngest president in the organization’s long and storied history. In a recent interview with WABE, Johnson outlined his goals for the organization. “These are the game changers for the 21st century. These are the areas that will finish the work the NAACP started over a century ago in terms of making sure the promises of America are realized for every single Georgian.” Johnson also said he hopes to form more partnerships. “The NAACP has no permanent friends and no permanent enemies. We only have permanent issues,” he said. “So in that regard, I’m looking for partners in state government, Republicans, Democrats and independents, all who want to move Georgia forward.” Johnson replaces the outgoing 55-year-old Edward Dubose, who served as president of the Georgia chapter for 15 years. Among other opportunities, Johnson says he’s looking to work with Gov. Nathan Deal on issues in state government, and with leaders in the education arena and criminal justice field.

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Fulton County’s early voting period for the Nov. 5, General Municipal Election began at four sites on Monday. Hours for early voting will be from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the following four locations: Fulton County Government Center, 130 Peachtree Street, S.W., Suite 2186, Atlanta; North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road, Room 232, Sandy Springs; South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Room 108, College Park; and City of Roswell, City Hall, 38 Hill Street, 2nd Floor, Roswell. Voters must present an acceptable form of photo identification, as required by Georgia law. During early voting, any voter may cast their ballot at any early voting location. For more information on voter registration and the upcoming 2013 General Municipal Elections, log on to or call 404-730-7072. Sample ballots can be viewed at


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Chester of Fulton County Cooperative Extension Chosen for Inaugural Leadership Academy Special to ADW to help create healthy and susMenia Chester, director of tainable families. These topics Fulton County Cooperative include human development, Extension, was one of 15 new personal and family finance, American Association of Family housing and interior design, & Consumer Sciences profesfood science, nutrition and sionals chosen from across the wellness, textiles and apparel, U.S. to participate in the 2013 and consumer issues. Inaugural Leadership Academy, Family and consumer sciencearlier this year in Houston, es (FCS) draws from broad and Texas. diverse disciplines to devel“I was honored to represent op and provide content and Fulton County at this Acadeprograms that help individuals my,” Chester said. “We hold become more effective critical Family and Consumer Sciences Menia Chester thinkers and problem solvers. classes throughout the county Through discovery and delivery and with the added benefit of being members of the Academy, we will be of research-based knowledge, FCS professionals help individuals and families develop able to provide improved assistance to indiessential skills to successfully live and work viduals and families seeking help.” in a complex world. Based in the Washington, D.C., area, Professionals in the field are uniquely AAFCS is the only association for family and consumer sciences students and professionals qualified to speak on many critical issues across multiple practice settings and content affecting individuals and families, such as maintaining a healthy lifestyle, wisely areas. For more than 100 years, AAFCS has managing personal and family finances, and focused its mission on providing leadership and support for professionals whose work as- creating supportive relationships with family members, friends, and co-workers. sists individuals, families, and communities For more information about Family and in making more informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources Consumer Sciences in Fulton County, call 404-332-2400. to achieve optimal quality of life. AAFCS members provide research-based knowledge about the topics of everyday life

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Victoria Barksdale McGhee wins PRSA Georgia’s Chapter Champion Award Special to ADW

Victoria Barksdale McGhee when she spent one year as a has been awarded the Chapter company spokesperson piloting Champion award of the Georgia the world-famous wienermobile Chapter of the Public Relations throughout a 10-state region. Society of America (www.prMcGhee earned a master’s, in recognition of degree in communications from her outstanding volunteer work American University in Washfor the chapter. ington, DC, and a bachelor’s The award recognizes a in journalism/public relations member who has significantly from the University of Tennescontributed to the chapter’s see, Knoxville. She earned her success and is given monthly or APR accreditation in 2011. when appropriate. McGhee was McGhee has served on the presented with a certificate and Victoria Barksdale chapter’s Professional Developinscribed pen at the chapter’s ment Committee for the past McGhee monthly meeting last week three years, assisting with developing topics “I joined the chapter shortly after I and selecting speakers for monthly seminars moved to Atlanta. It was a great way to meet and luncheons. She also served on this year’s other PR professionals and to get a feel for Nominating Committee; volunteers for the industry here,” McGhee said. “Working readiness review panels for members seeking behind the scenes helps me appreciate and accreditation; has served as a panel participant and a résumé reviewer at multiple Real contribute to the chapter’s commitment to World conferences, and has twice judged its members and to our profession.” award entries for sister PRSA chapters. McGhee is a vice president and 14-year Because of this type of volunteerism, the veteran of Ogilvy Public Relations where Georgia Chapter ranks as the No. 2 chapter she has worked with clients across practices in the nation and has been recognized for in Washington, DC, and, for the past seven years, Atlanta. Most of her experience is in its best membership practices among PRSA healthcare and social marketing. chapters across the country. Among her proudest accomplishments PRSA’s Georgia Chapter (www.prsageoris creating the African American Family, the second-largest local chapter Reunion Initiative on behalf of the Nationin the national society, consists of some al Kidney Disease Education Program, an 850 professionals throughout Georgia. Its effort that continues to raise awareness of mission is to enhance the profession, provide kidney disease risk among African Americontinuing education and offer networking cans. She also “relishes” her start in public opportunities for its members. relations as an Oscar Mayer “Hotdogger,”

Adrienne’s Fine Resale Boutique opens in Buckhead


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This new one of a kind consignment boutique caters to upscale and savvy women who enjoy luxury at an affordable price. The owner, Dr. Adrienne Booth Johnson, retired from The Coca-Cola Company and is fulfilling her lifelong long dream of entrepreneurship. Her consignment boutique is like no other. She has surprise visits from local celebrities and often entertains her clientele with celebrity book signings, global fashion shows, live jazz performances and many more events to keep her customers engaged. She firmly believes in giving back and is working on launching her 501c3 The Johnson Project. She launched the Johnson Project in early 2013 where she taught 50 Liberian women how to run their own Coca-Cola business and how to be entrepreneurs. She plans to take this blueprint to other

emerging countries. So, consigning with her is larger than a retail transaction but its teaching Women how to live a fulfilled life. She consigns and has relationships with some of the most successful and powerful women in Atlanta and around the country, offering her clientele the best name brand clothes at affordable prices. Along with regular women’s clothing, you can find petites, misses, plus sizes, shoes and handbags. She offers the following labels: Prada, Chanel, Christian Louboutin, St. John, and Tory Burch, to name a few. Like her on Facebook @adriennesfineresaleboutique to stay connected. The boutique is located on 2287 Peachtree Road, N.E. Atlanta, GA. The hours of operation are Wednesday – Saturday from 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. For more information, contact 404-605-0024 and check out the website at

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Kirk Franklin and Amy Grant to Host 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards Special to ADW

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come together to celebrate all the various styles of this genre. There is no other network dedicated to showcase this prestigious musical celebration than UP. We promise an exhilarating evening of can’t-miss performances, laughs, surprises and entertainment the entire family will enjoy.” This year, awards will be given out in 42 categories voted on by the GMA membership. Nominations go to recordings released during the eligibility period of Nov. 1, 2011 through April 30, 2013. For the first time, GMA added a feature film category this year in response to the rise in prominence and impact of inspirational films within the entertainment community. The complete list of nominees is available at Founded in 1964, the Gospel Music Association serves as the face and voice for the Gospel/Christian music community and is dedicated to exposing, promoting and celebrating the Gospel through music of all styles including pop, rock, praise & worship, urban Gospel, R&B, hip-hop, Southern Gospel, bluegrass, country and more. The GMA community includes agents, artists, church leaders, managers, promoters, radio personnel, record company executives, retailers, songwriters and other industry visionaries. The GMA produces the GMA Dove Awards and IMMERSE. For more on supporting the GMA or becoming a member, visit www. or contact the GMA directly at 615-277-1376. Follow the GMA on Facebook at

Nia Long Stars in ‘Best Man Holiday’ Special to ADW

One of People’s “50 Most Beautiful” and “House Of Lies” star Nia Long returns to the big screen in Universal’s highly anticipated sequel, “The Best Man Holiday.” The movie is set for national release on Nov. 15. Long will reprise her role as ambitious television producer Jordan Armstrong and will star opposite Taye Diggs and Terrence Howard. In “The Best Man Holiday,” old college friends reunite over the Christmas holiday to discover just how easy it is for long-forgotten rivalries and romances to be ignited. Known for her crossover, versatile appeal, Long stars as Don Cheadle’s love interest Tamara on Showtime’s sharp-edged comedy “House Of Lies.” Long also stars in Tyler Perry’s “Single Mom’s Club,” where a group of single moms from different walks of life are brought together in the aftermath of an incident at their children’s school, which is scheduled for release through Lionsgate next May. 
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leading lady made her mark in Hollywood in the iconic coming-of-age tale “Boyz N The Hood” and has since continued to captivate audiences with starring roles in a wide array of high profile comedies and dramas, including “Made In America,” “Friday,” “Alfie,” “Boiler Room,” “Soul Food,” “Stigmata,” “Big Momma’s House” and Chris Rock’s “Good Hair.” Long is actively involved in a number of charitable organizations, including the HerShe Group, a non-profit organization devoted to the development of young women in foster care and Black Girls Rock, an organization that promotes the arts for young women of color and encourages dialogue on the ways women of color are portrayed in the media. She was also named the recipient of the 2008 College Access Award through the COOP of Westchester High School for her mentoring efforts and was an active surrogate for the Obama 2012 campaign. Additionally, Long stays in shape by doing Pilates, boxing, hiking and horseback riding.


‘X-Men’ Producer Calls Kanye West a Dumb N***** Hollywood fixture John Palermo, business partner to A-lister Hugh Jackman and “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” producer, took to Facebook and posted a series of ignorant statements, according to BET: “There goes the neighborhood!!!” the Los Angeles native posted upon reading that Kim Kardashian and West had purchased a mansion in tony Bel-Air. “It looks like a Poor Persian Palace, where’s Kris Jenner when you need her?! #MoneyCantBuyADumbN****Class” John Palermo In response to an article about Anderson Cooper attending the opening of his boyfriend’s gay bar, he simply typed: “#SmellsLikeLubeAndHIV.” Of Julie Chen, the Chinese-American daytime talk show host, who is married to CBS chief Les Moonves and recently admitted having eyelid surgery to help her career, he wrote: “I’m crazy about Julie Chen!!! Now that her eyes are finally open, she should leave Monster Moonves.” “Maybe people [who take offense] will look in the mirror and say, ‘When was the last time I called Les Moonves and asked for an African American to play opposite me?’”

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Hosted by superstars Amy Grant and Kirk Franklin, the 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards, the Gospel Music Association’s annual celebration of the inspirational message and artistry of Gospel and Christian music, will tape live from Nashville’s Lipscomb University and make its television premiere on Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. on UP. This marks the fifth year that UP has telecast the awards show. This year’s event will be headlined by all-new performances and collaborations by NEEDTOBREATHE, Gaither Vocal Band, Jason Crabb, Michael W. Smith, Newsboys, Tamela Mann and TobyMac. Capital Kings, Colton Dixon, for King & Country, Passion Band featuring Kristian Stanfill and Brian & Jenn Johnson, Rhett Walker Band, Tasha Cobbs, Britt Nicole, Trip Lee, KB, Andy Mineo, Ernie Haase & Signature Sound, The Isaacs and Karen Peck will also perform. Presenters will include Candace Cameron Bure, Rusty & Julie Bulloch, Pastor Rick Warren, Joyce Meyer, Brandon Heath, Chonda Pierce, David Mann, Isaac Carree, Jaci Velasquez, Lecrae, Bart Millard, Mandisa, Montell Jordan, Jon Foreman, Mark Lowry and Bone Hampton. “As a network dedicated to uplifting entertainment, we are proud to again partner with the Gospel Music Association to telecast this year’s extraordinary 44th Annual GMA Dove Awards,” said Charles Humbard, president and CEO, UP Entertainment LLC. “This year’s event promises to be spectacularly entertaining and inspiring as all the biggest names in Christian and Gospel music

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BronzeLens Hosts Fourth Annual Festival in Atlanta, the Film Capital of the South Special to ADW

The 2013 BronzeLens Film Festival expands to five days and is set to be an interactive experience designed to empower, entertain and educate attendees from various film industry disciplines, students and the general public. Festival producers have put together a world-class array of BronzeLens expert panels, workshops, domestic and international film screenings and signature events that reflect Atlanta’s unique position as the Film Capital of the South. BronzeLens 2013 takes place Nov. 6-10 at various venues, including Atlanta Marriott Marquis (Festival Headquarters), Georgia Pacific Center Auditorium, Ferst Center for the Performing Arts, Georgia Power Auditorium and Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Feature films to be shown are: the Atlanta premiere of “Pratibha Parmar’s Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth” and director’s talk back in a rare in conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alice Walker at the Ferst Center for Performing Arts; “Finding the Funk” by Nelson George followed by a talk back with the director; the highly-anticipated HBO film “Whoopi Goldberg presents Moms Mabley”; and the Atlanta premiere of “Steve Harvey Live – The Grand Finale” will be screened at the Woodruff Arts Center’s Rich Theatre. BronzeLens festival activities will conclude with the Atlanta premiere of “The Best Man Holiday” as the closing night feature film. Selected juried films include the work of filmmakers representing the United States, Africa, Canada, the Caribbean and Europe. More than 30 films will be screened, which includes a collection of shorts, narratives, webisodes and documentaries. The BronzeLens Women Superstars Luncheon, which has become a favorite signature event highlighting the accomplishments of women of color in the film and television industry, will take place on Nov. 8 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel. Honorees include actresses Anna Maria Horsford, LaTanya Richardson Jackson and Mahira Kakkar, retired Coca Cola Executive Ingrid Saunders Jones, producers Issa Rae, Tonya Lewis Lee and Valerie Benning and costumers Mabel and Shilla Benning. Master classes and workshops will be led by top names in film, direction, and production. There will be an encore presentation of legendary casting director and producer Reuben Cannon’s “The Producers Roundtable,” a groundbreaking session that brings together high-level entertainment executives to share their strategies for producing successful film and television projects. Participating producers include Jeff Clanagan, David Talbert and Paul Hall. Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes will present the panel Dark Dreams during which their first short horror film, “DANGER WORD,” will be screened. The film is based on their short story, and the novel Devil’s Wake. They discuss the structure of horror, its cultural and psychological aspects, and the process in actually mak-

ing their film, as well as their plans to leverage their way to a full feature. Q and A will follow. BronzeLens and Actor’s Alchemy are partnering to present the Top Actors Monologue Slam, led by veteran casting director Winsome Sinclair for registered BronzeLens attendees. She has collaborated with top directors, casting principals, extras for “Inside Man,” “Too Fast Too Furious,” “Cadillac Records” and “Precious,” among others. The Slam, on Nov. 8, will be hosted by acclaimed producer John Singleton. Celebrity judges include Singleton, Reuben Cannon and Shelby Stone. There will be a special performance by Duain Richmond of “FELA!” Casting director Kim Hardin will conduct Casting with Kim Hardin, a two-day interactive class covering everything casting directors look for, to character preparation and audition etiquette. Over the course of her 25 year career, Hardin has launched the careers of some of Hollywood’s most bankable actors. Her notable film credits include “Think Like a Man,” “Hustle & Flow,” “Four Brothers” and “ATL,” which have collectively generated over $1 billion worldwide. BronzeLens re-joins France Atlanta in collaboration to present Chadian director Mahamat-Saleh Haroun, two-time competitor at the Cannes Film Festival. He will present his most recent film, “Grisgris,” at the 4th Annual BronzeLens Atlanta Film Festival, followed by a conversation with the audience that will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 6 p.m. at the Georgia Pacific Theatre, moderated by Shadow and Act’s Tambay A. Obenson. Slated to emcee the BronzeLens Awards is actor, singer, all around entertainer and star of Tyler Perry’s “Love Thy Neighbor” television show, Palmer Williams Jr. The Best of Festival filmmakers in their perspective categories and other noteworthy industry leaders will be honored at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. Cinema and Social Justice Sunday will be produced in conjunction with the Center for Civil and Human Rights and continues to be a unique and critical component of the festival. “Small, Small Things” directed by Jessica Vale will be screened at the Georgia Power Arkwright Auditorium. Founded in 2009, The BronzeLens Film Festival of Atlanta is a non-profit organization dedicated to bringing national and worldwide attention to Atlanta as a center for film and film production for people of color. Its mission is twofold: to promote Atlanta as the new film mecca for people of color and to showcase films and provide networking opportunities that will develop the next generation of filmmakers. Since its inception the BronzeLens Film Festival has evolved as one of the most comprehensive film festivals for filmmakers of color in the United States. Visit for more information regarding the BronzeLens Film Festival and for registration information.



The Buckhead/Cascade City Chapter of the Links Mardi Gras Celebration Raises $45,000 for Charity Special to ADW

The Buckhead/ Cascade City Chapter of the Links Inc. hosted the signature fundraiser “Linking Heart & Soul” Mardi Gras & Casino Night Celebration, featuring casino games, New Orleans-style cuisine and live entertainment on Oct. 15 at the AmericasMart. The organization raised $45,000 for non-profit partners: Living Water for Girls, a therapeutic residential program providing professional services and care for girls 12 to 18 years old who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation; Jerusalem House, Atlanta’s oldest and largest provider of permanent housing for Atlanta’s low-income and homeless individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS; and the Woolfolk Boys & Girls Club, which provides developmental programs and services for youth. Nearly 700 people, including high-profile

executives and local politicians, attended the gala and were entertained by multi-talented actor and comedian Jonathan Slocumb, second line band ATL Brass Connection and R&B band Sol Factor. The celebration highlighted the traditions of New Orleans, complete with creole-style food and decorations, music, casino games, a silent auction and raffle prizes. “This is an opportunity for us to raise significant funds for our partners in an effort to make a difference in the lives of youth and families throughout metro Atlanta and have fun at the same time,” said gala co-chair Carolyn Young. “We have long-standing relationships with each of these organizations and we will continue to support them through volunteering our personal time and fundraising efforts.” Photos by Horace Henry

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October 17 - 23, 2013 Alabama to Face Virginia Tech in Georgia United Wins AAU Title SPORT DisneySold-Out On Ice visits AtlantaDome on the N.C.Third A&T Consecutive Loss, Huge Win Atlanta Hawks Show Support for For Yearby Georgia Journey to Celebrate Good Health with SCSU Creates Shot in HBCU Polls High School Football Alabama to Face Virginia Tech in Ge the Local Community Fo Sold-Out Georgia Dome October 17 - 23, 2013

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the two fastest The highly-anticipatsellouts in the ed college football game’s hisrematch between tory. reigning nationThe teams al champion will be Alabama and competVirginia Tech ing for the is now a sellout. game’s coveted Chick-fil-A Bowl offiOld Leather Helmet cials announced the game Trophy. and both teams have completely sold “We are looking forward to another through their allotment of tickets for the great game and we have a lot of respect for Georgia Dome showdown. Coach Beamer and Virginia Tech,” said Nick “The Georgia Dome is always an exciting place to play and a sold-out Georgia Dome is Saban, Alabama head coach. “We’ve had the opportunity to open the season twice before going to be very special,” said Virginia Tech in Atlanta, and the experience has been head coach Frank Beamer. extremely positive for our team and our fans. Despite ticket allotments being sold The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in the Georgia out, fans looking to get to the game still Dome is a great venue for college football. It have great ticket package options available through PrimeSport, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff has a bowl game feel, and the staff has done an outstanding job of making it a first-class Game’s Official Ticket Exchange and VIP event.” Hospitality provider. “Playing in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game “This is a nationally compelling matchcreates a very exciting environment for the up with two legendary coaches, passionate and players of both teams,” said Jim fan bases55 and perennial top-10 teams in theticketsfans Disney On Ice surprised Grady Hospital ER nurses with to “Let’s Celebrate!” in honor Weaver, Virginia Tech athletics director. “We country, ” said Chick-fil-A Bowl President of National ER Nurses Day. look forward to opening the season with the and CEO Gary Stokan. “For Alabama this is a chance start another championship run, defending National Champions in a sold-out For National ER Nurses to Day, Georgia Dome.” to make history and go for the three-peat. Disney surprised 55 Grady Hospital ER nurses with vouchIn its third Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game For Virginia Tech, you can’t make much bigers to this week’s “Let’s gershow, of a statement than knocking off number appearance, Alabama will look not only to Celebrate!” Crystal increase its record to 3-0, but will also look one.”Drake, regional public relations man-who last met in 2009 when the to secure a victory that could prove to be imThe teams, ager for Feld Entertainment, #5 Crimson Tide defeated the #7 Hokies 34- perative in appearing in its third consecutive presented the large to a 24 invoucher the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, will face national championship game. group of nursesoff inagain appreciation For Virginia Tech, a victory against topat 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 to for their hard work ranked Alabama would immediately thrust openand the dedi2013 college football season. cation to keeping Since the Atlanta the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game began the Hokies into the national spotlight and set community healthy. in 2008, the two matchups between Alabama them up for a championship run of their own. and Virginia Tech (2009 and 2013) represent Mickey Mouse visited the nonprofit arm of Piedmont Park, Piedmont Park Conservancy, where he “Celebrated a Healthy Me” with Cool Girls Inc., members of the conservancy and Megan McCarthy, chef for the conservancy’s Healthy Eating Program. McCarthy gave a Disney On Ice held an event for members of Piedmont Park cooking presentation to the Conservancy and Cool Girls Inc. party guests, while speaking on the importance of healthy food choices and being the healthiest version of you! Photos by Kat Goduco for Feld Entertainment


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Following Week 7 of the college football season, there was movement in the Boxtorow coaches’ and media polls among historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). South Carolina State was impressive in a road win, beating North Carolina Central 44-3 in a nationally televised game on Thursday evening (Oct 10), and pulling to within 12 points of Tennessee State in the coaches’ poll. In that same poll, the four highest teams held their positions, led by Bethune-Cookman, who easily held its first place ranking by receiving 16-of-17 first-place votes. Tennessee State was equally impressive in a 31-15 Ohio Valley Conference victory over Jacksonville State and received the other first-place vote. No. 4 Jackson State was challenged by Mississippi Valley State, but ultimately defeated the Delta Devils 26-17 on the road. North Carolina A&T’s loss to previously unbeaten Hampton 31-26 in Hampton, Va.

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dropped the Aggies from No. 5 to No. 9 this week. It was the second loss in a row for N.C. A&T. Conversely, Alcorn State’s 48-0 victory over Grambling in the Circle City Classic in Indianapolis enabled the Braves to move up from No. 9 to No. 6. Southern and Alabama State both won and both moved up this week. Meanwhile in the media poll, the top three – Bethune-Cookman, Tennessee State and Winston-Salem State – remained the same. South Carolina State moved up one spot to the No. 4 spot, while Jackson State lost one spot and is No. 5 this week. N.C. A&T’s loss created room for Alcorn State, who re-entered the poll at No. 8, also allowed Alabama State to move up to No. 6 from No. 5 last week, and Tuskegee to gain two places moving to No. 7. The Aggies dropped three spots to No. 9, while NCCU dropped out of the poll. For complete rankings, go to

The Georgia United basketball team recently captured the 2013 AAU 7th Grade National Championship in Memphis, Tenn. The two-time defending State AAU champions went 8-0 to win the week-long competition featuring 87 Division I teams. Pictured are (bottom row, from left) Travis Anderson II, Mandarius Dickerson; Chase Fiddler, Rodney Lewis Jr., Myles Beleyu, Kennedy Minx-Rogers, Malik McClain, Realus George Jr., Corderius Hastings, Eric Ross II, James Lewis, Daviyon Dennis, Rapheal Rogers, Gavin Lewis, and coaches Tee Cofer, Rodney Lewis, Scott Beleyu and Eric Ross.

On Friday, Oct.18, Atlanta Players attending the AlHawks players, coaches, pharetta vs. Chattahoochee Special to ADW cheerleaders and Harry game will be wearing pink in the Hawk showed support support of the school’s “Pink for The two highly-anticipatof Atlanta’s Friday Out” fundraiser forfastest Northside the two night high football school football Hospital Breastsellouts Care Cancer in the ed college match-ups. Head coach Mike Center. game’s hisrematch between Budenholzer and players Al “DeKalb County loves tory. reigning nationHorford and Paul Millsap our Atlanta Hawks, ” added al champion The teams were on-site Horace C. Dunson will Jr., execAlabama andas Chattahoochbe ee hostedTech Alpharetta, while utive director of athletics for Virginia competJeff Teague and Lou Williams the DeKalb County School is now a sellout. ing for the attended theBowl Stephenson District. Chick-fil-A offi- vs. game’s coveted Miller Grove contest held at OtherOld players in attencials announced the game Leather Helmet Mike Budenholzer Halford Stadium. dance at Chattahoochee and both teams have completely sold Trophy. “The Hawks are proudoftotickets for the included Gustavo Ayon, Jared through their allotment “We are looking forward to another not only be a part of representing the city as Cunningham, Royal Ivey, John Jenkins and Georgia Dome showdown. great game and we have a lot of respect for a professional team, but to also support the Dennis Schröder, while Pero Antic, Elton “The Georgia Dome is always an exciting Coach Beamer and Virginia Tech,” said Nick student-athletes who make Atlanta’s sports Brand, DeMarre Carroll, Eric Dawson, James place to play and a sold-out Georgia Dome is Saban, Alabama “We’ve hadwere the landscape so special,” Bob Williams, presiJohnson, Shelvinhead Mackcoach. and Mike Scott going to be very special, ” said Virginia Tech opportunity to open the season twice before dent of the Atlanta on hand at Halford head coach Frank Beamer. in Atlanta, and the experience has been Hawks and Philips Stadium. Despite ticket allotments being sold extremely positive for our team and our fans. Arena, said prior to The Atlanta Hawks out,event. fans looking The Chick-fil-A Kickoffopen Gametheir in the Georgia the “We areto get to the game still season have great ticket package options available Dome is a great venue for college Arena football. excited to be a part of at Philips onIt through PrimeSport, the Chick-fil-A Kickoff has a bowl game feel, and the staff has done the activities at these Friday, Nov. 1 against Game’s Official Ticket Exchange and VIP an outstanding job of making it a first-class two games and look the Toronto Raptors. Hospitality provider. event.” forward to engaging “This is a nationally compelling match“Playing in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game with the crowds. ” up with two legendary coaches, passionate creates a very exciting environment for the fan bases and perennial top-10 teams in the fans and players of both teams,” said Jim country,” said Chick-fil-A Bowl President Weaver, Virginia Tech athletics director. “We and CEO Gary Stokan. “For Alabama this is look forward to opening the season with the a chance to start another championship run, defending National Champions in a sold-out to make history and go for the three-peat. Georgia Dome.” For Virginia Tech, you can’t make much bigIn its third Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game ger of a statement than knocking off number appearance, Alabama will look not only to one.” increase its record to 3-0, but will also look The teams, who last met in 2009 when the to secure a victory that could prove to be im#5 Crimson Tide defeated the #7Senior Hokies 34-Homestead, perativeFla. in appearing in its third consecutive and native Evans Joseph, was named 24 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, will face national championship game. this week’s SIAC Offensive Lineman of the Week after leadVirginia victory against topoff again at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, 31 to lineFor ingAug. an offensive that helpedTech, Clarka Atlanta University’s ranked Alabama immediately thrust open the 2013 college football season. rushing attack rack up 591 yards would and eight rushing touchSince the Chick-fil-A Kickoff downs Game began the Hokies national spotlight in the Panther’s 56-0into winthe over College of Faithand lastset in 2008, the two matchups between Alabama them up for a championship run of their own. Saturday (Oct. 10). and Virginia represent Evans Joseph Tech (2009 and 2013) Photo courtesy of CAU Athletics

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TIBCO Software Inc. has an opening in Atlanta, GA for a Principal Consultant (Software Engineer) to deliver system architecture & hardware/software specification consulting project activities. Must have unrestricted U.S. work authorization. Mail resumes to Att: D. Dzapo, HR, Ref#AGA3, 3307 Hillview Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304. Cooper Green Mercy Health Services Birmingham, AL NOW HIRING Internal Medicine/Family Practice Physician Excellent opportunity to work in a developing multi-speciality medical practice located in the city’s expanding medical and research community. The successful candidate will be joining an organization that is supported by one of the most outstanding clinical sub-speciality groups in America. This position is a part-time contract position for physician services for an out-patient clinic, no hospital coverage, no on-call, no weekends, no site rotation, no evenings and no holidays. Must have M.D. or D.O., completion of U.S. Residency Program and Board Certified or Board eligible. Three years practicing medicine preferred. If interested, e-mail resume to and include on the subject line, “Physician Resume”. RFQ - Program Management Services for Atlanta BeltLine Transportation Program and Atlanta Sreetcar Extensions Environmental Assessments/Design Engineering Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. Request for Qualifications (RFQ) of experienced Program Management firm to provide staff resources to comprehensively manage, coordinate, and control work efforts of consultant teams associated with the Atlanta BeltLine Transportation Program. The FULL text of the RFQ is found at: Inquiries should be directed to: Kwadwo A. Atta Senior Transit Project Manager Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. 86 Pryor Street SW, Suite 300Atlanta, GA 30303 E-Mail: Facsimile: 404/477-3606

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Notice of Incorporation Notice is given that article of incorporation, which incorporates Martinez Contractors, Inc. has been delivered to the Secretary of State for filiing in accordance with the Georgia Business Corporation Code. The initial regisered agent at said address is Maximo Martinez. Notice is given that Articles of Incorporation which will incorporate “DENIM GARAGE, Incorporated, INCORPORATED,” will be delivered to the Secretary of State for filing in accordance with the Georgia Nonprofit Corporation Code (O.C.G.A. $14-3-202). The initial registered office of the corporation will be located at 2916 Brookfield Lane SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30331 and its initial reigstered agent at such address is JOSHUA C. LEWIS

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The City of College Park is accepting Sealed Proposals from qualified vendors for NORTHWEST WATER and SANITARY SEWER IMPROVEMENTS. Sealed proposals will be received no later than _3:00PM on Thursday, November 14, 2013. at the City of College Park Purchasing Department, 3667 Main Street, College Park Georgia, 30337 at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. Bids received after the above date and time, or in any other location other than the Purchasing Department will not be considered. A bid packet may be obtained from the City of College Park Purchasing Department, 3667 Main Street, College Park, Georgia 30337, or from A Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at 3:00PM on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the City of College Park City Hall. No bid will be accepted from any vendor who does not attend and sign in at the Pre-Bid Meeting. After the Pre-Bid Meeting, any further questions or clarifications will be accepted via email ONLY to bgregory@ until COB Thursday, October 31, 2013. An Addendum with all Q&A will be prepared and posted to the City’s website on or about COB Thursday, November 7, 2013. Bid documents can be purchased at the City of College Park Engineering Department located at 3667 Main Street, Room 203, College Park, GA 30337, in the amount of $200.00. Checks shall be made payable to The City of College Park. As a requirement of this bid, a five percent (5%) Bid Bond shall be submitted with bid. The successful bidder will be required to provide a Payment and Performance Bond in the amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price. The City of College Park reserves the right to reject any or all bids based on past performance and to waive technicalities and informalities and re-advertise. All Minority, Woman and Small Businesses are strongly encouraged to apply. Only responsive proposals that are determined to meet the requirements and criteria set forth by the City of College Park will be considered. REQUEST FOR BID - WS-111413A-ODC ADVERTISEMENT for ON-DEMAND CONTRACTUAL WATER and SEWER SERVICES The City of College Park is accepting Sealed Bids from qualified vendors for ON-DEMAND CONTRACTUAL WATER and SEWER SERVICES. Sealed proposals will be received no later than 10:00AM on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the City of College Park Purchasing Department, 3667 Main Street, College Park Georgia, 30337 at which time they will be opened and publicly read aloud. Bids received after the above date and time, or in any other location other than the Purchasing Department will not be considered. A bid packet may be obtained from the City of College Park Purchasing Department, 3667 Main Street, College Park, Georgia 30337, or from A Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at 10:00AM on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at the City of College Park City Hall. No bid will be accepted from any vendor who does not attend and sign in at the Pre-Bid Meeting. After the Pre-Bid Meeting, any further questions or clarifications will be accepted via email ONLY to until COB Thursday, October 31, 2013. An Addendum with all Q&A will be prepared and posted to the City’s website on or about COB Thursday, November 7, 2013. As a requirement of this bid, a five percent (5%) Bid Bond shall be submitted with bid. The successful bidder will be required to provide a Payment and Performance Bond in the amount equal to one hundred percent (100%) of the contract price. The City of College Park reserves the right to reject any or all bids based on past performance and to waive technicalities and informalities, to ignore small price differences when there is a rational benefit to the City, and re-advertise. All Minority, Woman and Small Businesses are strongly encouraged to apply. Only responsive proposals that are determined to meet the requirements and criteria set forth by the City of College Park will be considered. Request for Proposal from Experienced Qualified Firms to construct “The Gateway” project for ABI The FULL text of the RFP is found at: Inquiries should be directed to: Kevin W. Burke, Sr. Project Manager Atlanta BeltLine, Inc. 86 Pryor Street SW, Suite 300 • Atlanta, GA 30303 E-Mail: • Facsimile: 404/477-3604


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Dr. Ben Carson: ‘Gifted Hands,’ Foot in Mouth Dr. Ben Carson became the darling of conservatives earlier this year by stridently attacking the Affordable Care Act with President Obama sitting just a few feet away. Carson, who was serving as the keynote speaker at the National Prayer Breakfast at the White House, said: “Here’s my solution: When a person is born, give him a birth certificate, an electronic medical record, and a health savings account to which money can be contributed – pretax – from the time you’re born ’til the time you die. When you die, you can pass it on to your family members, so that when you’re 85 years old and you got six diseases, you’re not trying to spend up everything. You’re happy to pass it on and there’s nobody talking about death panels. “Number one. And also, for the people who were indigent who don’t have any money we can make contributions to their HSA [Health Savings Account] each month because we already have this huge pot of money. Instead of sending it to some bureaucracy, let’s put it in their HSAs. Now they have some control over their own health care.” Predictably, the Right wing rushed to embrace him. Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and the crew at Fox News were ecstatic that a prominent Black neurosurgeon shared their world view. Jonah Goldberg, a columnist for the Right-wing National Review, compared Carson to racial apologist Booker T. Washington. David Graham, writing in The Atlantic, called him Herman Cain without the “personal skeletons.” And the conservative Wall Street Journal ran an op-ed under the headline, “Ben Carson for President.” Carson became a paid contributor to Fox News, was hired to write a weekly column for the Rightwing Washington Times, and became in demand as a speaker at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) and any national event that attracts more than three conservatives. Professionally, Carson is no dumb man. He earned his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his M.D. from the University of Michigan. At the age of 33, he became director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, the youngest major division director in the school’s history. In 1987, he led a 70-member surgical team that separated twins who had been joined at the back of the head. After the successful 22-hour surgery, Carson gained national recognition. His autobiography, Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, was published in 1992. The book recounts how his mother, Sonya, reared him and his older brother, Curtis, after she and her husband, Robert, divorced when Ben was 8 years old. In 2009, TNT released a television movie with the same title as his book, starring Cuba Gooding Jr. as Ben Carson. In 2008, George W. Bush presented Carson with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Carson has made several controversial remarks after

his appearance at the White House. In March, he said on Fox TV: “Marriage is between a man and a woman. No group, be they gays, be they NAMBLA [North American Man/Boy Love Association], be they people who believe in bestiality, it doesn’t matter what they are. They don’t get to change the definition.” Under pressure, Carson withdrew as commencement speaker for the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. He also apologized for “not the best choice of words,” called his critics racist, and then apologized again. Of all of his outrageous comments, his latest one ranks among the most egregious. Speaking at a Voter Values Summit, Carson said, “I have to tell you that Obamacare is, really, I think, the worst thing that’s happened to this nation since slavery. It was never about healthcare, it was about control.” First, the Affordable Care Act does what its proper title implies – it makes health care affordable to millions of people, including the uninsured. If making insurance more affordable, not allowing insurance companies to reject people with pre-existing conditions and allowing children to remain on their parents’ insurance policies until they are 26 years old isn’t about healthcare, the esteemed neurosurgeon doesn’t know the definition of healthcare. Second, any idiot knows that having access to healthcare is not worse than slavery. Enslaved Africans had no rights, as the Supreme Court ruled in its 1857 Dred Scott decision, “which the white man was bound to respect.” They were brutalized, degraded, whipped, killed, and raped at the whim of the slave master. Marriage was not recognized and the slave codes in various states made it illegal to teach Blacks to read or write. The Affordable Health Care Act is worse than that? It’s a ridiculous comparison. At the rate he is going, Carson’s photograph will be slapped on boxes of rice. Dr. Ben will be more appropriately known as Uncle Ben. George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA) News Service. He is a keynote speaker, moderator, and media coach. Curry can be reached through his website, You can also follow him at and George E. Curry Fan Page on Facebook.


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With a current buying power of $1 trillion, manufacturers and marketers should be paying careful attention to the shopping patterns of African-American consumers. The latest report on Black consumers, Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: The African-American Consumer 2013 Report, illustrates how much of that spending breaks down: Our annual retail spending makes up 87% of the total market retail spending, while retail spending for the Total Market accounts for 70%. This is a narrow gap in retail spending between Blacks and the Total Market which indicates our importance as Black consumers. We shell out 30% more of our annual income than the Total Market as well. So now that you have a glimpse as to where the bulk of our household incomes are spent, let’s take a look at where that spending occurs. Annually, African-Americans, make 154 shopping trips, which is eight trips more than other groups. We average, 20 trips to dollar stores, seven trips more; 15 trips to convenience/gas stores, which is two more than any other group and 15 trips to drug stores, which is one more to drug stores than any other group. Less time is spent at grocery stores, with three fewer trips. The exception to grocery store shopping, though, is with Blacks who earn upwards of $100K annually. We also make three fewer trips to warehouse stores and two fewer trips to mass merchandisers than the Total Market. However, more upper-income Blacks (73%) shop at warehouse clubs than non-Blacks annually. The Center for Disease Control has identified a phenomenon specific to some of our communities known as “food deserts” or “retail deserts.” We all know you won’t find some large chains in some urban areas. And some existing grocery stores simply don’t carry the freshest, most nutritious foods. This might explain the occurrences and store preferences of food shopping trips in the African-American community. As the data also shows that African Americans tend to frequent retail stores located in our communities, there is an opportunity for expansion of both affordable, quality product variety and actual stores in our neighborhoods. In an effort to try to attack this “Food desert” trend, the Whole Foods chain, plans to build a store in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood. Earlier this year, the chain announced that a new store would be open in 2016. Another retail area that’s big for us is ethnic health and beauty care products – I know, no shocker there, right? We spend more than nine times more than any other demographic on Ethnic Hair and Beauty Aids. Sure, of course there are other hair care products on the shelves, but those products are not identified as ethnic, but they can lead to tremendous market growth opportunities, as Blacks’ hair care spending within traditional CPG retailers is underdeveloped compared to the total market. In fact, 46% of Black households shop at Beauty Supply Stores and spend an average annual total of $94 on products at these stores.

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Among other edible and non-edible products, the report shows that on average, African Americans also purchase more unprepared meat and frozen seafood, dry vegetables and grains, refrigerated juices and drinks (in addition to those that are non-perishable and can have an extended shelf life), feminine hygiene products, fresheners and deodorizers. And that’s just a few of the categories that we tend to over-index. On the other hand, the insights show that we spend less money on the range of dairy products (milk, yogurt, etc.) on the edible side and this could be because many of us are lactose-intolerant; and categories like hair care (not to be confused with Ethnic HABA), some magazines with selected titles, plus lawn and garden products round out the non-edible list. African Americans are brand loyal consumers, but like other consumer groups; we enjoy value (e.g. better per-item pricing) and spend 18% of our retail dollars on private label brands. You know – the store brands. I am always fascinated by how varied different groups’ preferences tend to be. For instance, in the private label category, disposable diapers rank as the most popular item for us; but they rank fifth on the store brand list of White non-Hispanics. Again, this is an opportunity for marketers who are paying attention. And here’s one of the new areas that we explored for this year’s report. All of us make fast food runs from time to time – some of you I know, more often than others, but hey, there is no judgment here. I am sure our busy schedules and multiple mouths to feed at home, make hitting those drive-thrus a lot easier. So we took a look at our preferences for fast food or Quick Service Restaurants (QSRs) over the last three months. These are the top five Black household QSRs in comparison to other U.S. households: 1.McDonald’s (65% vs. 60%) 2. Burger King (44% vs. 36%) 3. Subway (43% vs. 40%) 4. KFC (37% vs. 26%) 5.Wendy’s (36% vs. 30%) Now, I know with all of these powerful insights, you want more right? Have no fear! Our special fourpage copy of the Resilient, Receptive and Relevant: The African-American Consumer 2013 Report will continue to be included as an insert in your newspaper. If you would like to learn more, I invite you to visit our website at for the full report. I would love to hear from you so we can keep the conversation going. So, hit us up on Twitter or Facebook. In the meantime, remember how powerfully relevant you are with every consumer choice you make. Cheryl Pearson-McNeil is the vice president of public affairs and government relations at The Nielsen Company.

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October 17 - 23, 2013

Retired WSB-TV anchor Monica Pearson (second from left) and her husband John Pearson are congratulated by former Gov. Roy Barnes and his wife Marie upon Monica Pearson’s induction into the 2013 Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame on Oct. 8 at the Intercontinental Hotel.

Retired Atlanta Journal-Constitution political editor Bill Shipp (seated) is congratulated by former Georgia Attorney General Mike Bowers (from left), Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and former Gov. Roy Barnes, as Shipp is inducted into the APC Hall of Fame.

WAGA-TV investigative reporter Dale Russell is flanked by Brian McKissick (left), CEO of Backstory Entertainment, and ADW Publisher M. Alexis Scott after his induction into the 2013 APC Hall of Fame. (special photo)

After inducting Margaret Mitchell into the APC Hall of Fame, Mary Rose Taylor, founder of the Margaret Mitchell Museum, presents the award to Mitchell’s cousin Lillian Wyan.

APC board member Maria Saporta congratulates Atlanta Business Chronicle Publisher Ed Baker on his induction into the 2013 APC Hall of Fame.

APC President Susanna Capelouto joins APC Hall of Fame member George Goodwin at the reception before the 2013 induction. Photos by M. Alexis Scott


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