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Atlanta & other cities rally for ‘Justice for Trayvon’ By Bill Barrow Associated Press
Photos by Reginald McKie Crowds chanted “Justice! Justice!’’ as they rallied in Atlanta and dozens of U.S. cities July 20, urging authorities to change self-defense laws and press federal civil rights charges against a former neighborhood watch leader found not guilty in the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin. The Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network organized the “Justice for Trayvon’’ rallies and vigils outside federal buildings in at least 101 cities one week after a jury delivered the verdict for George Zimmerman in Martin’s 2012 death in a gated central Florida community. “No justice! No peace!’’ participants chanted. Some sang hymns, prayed and held hands. Many held signs -- in Los Angeles, one read, “This is Amerikkka: From Dred Scott to Emmett Till to Trayvon Martin, black people have no rights that white people are bound to respect.’’ The case has become a flashpoint in separate but converging national debates over self-defense, guns, and race relations. Zimmerman, who successfully claimed that he was protecting himself when he shot Martin, identifies himself as Hispanic. Martin was Black. In Atlanta, speakers noted that the rally took place in the shadows of federal buildings named for two figures who had vastly differing views on civil rights and racial equality: Richard B. Russell was a Georgia governor and U.S. senator elected in the Jim Crow South; the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., a son of Atlanta, is the face of the modern Civil Rights Movement. “What’s so frightening about a Black man in a hood?’’ said the Rev. Raphael Warnock, who now occupies the pulpit at King’s Ebenezer Baptist Church. In New York, hundreds of people -- including Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, and music superstars Jay-Z and Beyonce -- gathered in the heat. Fulton told the crowd she was determined to fight for changes needed to ensure that Black youths are no longer viewed with suspicion because of their skin color. “I promise you I’m going to work for your children as well,’’ she told the crowd.
Earlier Saturday, at Sharpton’s headquarters in Harlem, she implored people to understand that the tragedy involved more than Martin alone. “Today it was my son. Tomorrow it might be yours,’’ she said. In addition to pushing the Justice Department to investigate civil rights charges against Zimmerman, Sharpton told supporters in New York that he wants to see a rollback of stand-your-ground self-defense laws. “We are trying to change laws so that this never, ever happens again,’’ Sharpton said. Such laws are on the books in more than 20 states, and they go beyond many older, traditional self-defense statutes. In general, stand-your-ground laws eliminate a person’s duty to retreat, if possible, in the face of a serious physical threat. Zimmerman didn’t invoke stand-your-ground, relying instead on a traditional self-defense argument, but the judge included a provision of the law in the jurors’ instructions, allowing them to consider it as a legitimate defense. Neither was race discussed in front of the jury. But the two topics have dominated public discourse about the case, and came up throughout Saturday’s rallies. In Miami, Tracy Martin spoke about his son. “This could be any one of our children,’’ he said. “Our mission now is to make sure that this doesn’t happen to your child.’’ He recalled a promise he made to his son as he lay in his casket. “I will continue to fight for Trayvon until the day I die,’’ he said. Attorney General Eric Holder announced this week that his department would investigate whether Zimmerman could be charged under federal civil rights laws. Such a case would require evidence that Zimmerman harbored racial animosity against Martin. Most legal experts say that would be a difficult charge to prove. Zimmerman’s lawyers have said their client wasn’t driven by race, but by a desire to protect his neighborhood. Associated Press writers Philip Lucas in Atlanta, Charles Wilson in Indianapolis, Amanda Lee Myers in Cincinnati, Christine Armario in Miami and Verena Dobnik in New York contributed to this report.
Obama: Martin ‘Could Have Been Me’ 35 Years Ago By Julie Pace Associated Press
President Barack grappled with the Trayvon Martin case in the most personal of terms last week, telling Americans that the slain youth “could have been me 35 years ago’’ and urging them to do some soul searching about their attitudes on race. The nation’s first Black president said the nation needs to look for ways to move forward after the shooting and trial in Florida. And he said it may be time to take a hard look at “stand your ground’’ self-defense laws, questioning whether they contribute “to the kind of peace and security and order that we’d like to see.’’ “Where do we take this?’’ Obama wondered aloud during an unscheduled appearance in the White House briefing room. “How do we learn some lessons from this and move in a positive direction?’’ His appearance marked his first extended comments on the Martin case since neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman was acquitted last weekend of second-degree murder and manslaughter charges in Martin’s death last year. Jurors found that Zimmerman was acting in self-defense when he shot the unarmed Black teenager. Zimmerman identifies himself as Hispanic. Obama said that as people process the verdict, it’s important to put the pained and angry reaction of many African Americans into context. Protests and demonstrations, he said, are understandable, adding that “some of that stuff is just going to have to work its way through -- as long as it remains nonviolent.’’ “It’s important to recognize that the African-American community is looking at this issue through a set of experiences and a history that doesn’t go away,’’ he said. The president said that distrust shadows African-American men: They sometimes are closely followed when they shop at department stores; they can draw nervous stares on elevators and hear car locks clicking when they walk down the street -- experiences that he said he personally felt before becoming a well-known figure. “It’s inescapable for people to bring those experiences to bear,’’ he said. Obama said Black Americans recognize a history of racial disparities in how laws are applied on the death penalty and involving drug cases, but he also said the African-American community was not “naive about the fact that African-American young men are disproportionately involved in the criminal justice system, that they’re disproportionately both victims and perpetrators of violence.’’ The president said it’s time “for all of us to do some soul searching,’’ though he said it’s generally not productive when politicians try to orchestrate a national conversation that ends up being stilted and politicized. He added that conversations within families and at churches and workplaces, where people may be more honest, could help people to ask themselves, “Am I wringing as much bias out of myself as I can?’’ Overall, Obama said, race relations in the United States actually are getting better. “Each successive generation seems to be making progress in changing attitudes when it comes to race,’’ he said.
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news July 25 - 31, 2013 ADW Wins Three Awards from SkyView Atlanta Brings new Atlanta Association of Black views and jobs to Downtown
Journalists; Ernie Suggs is 2013 Pioneer Black Journalist Honoree
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The Atlanta Daily World won three awards on July 21 at the 31st Pioneer Black Journalist Awards competition from the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists. Two awards were for online journalism and one for print. ADW Digital Editor Dion Rabouin won for his column “How Ray Lewis Got Away with Murder.” ADW intern James Pressley won for his story “Students React to Start of Class in Morehouse’s First-Ever LGBT Course.” And ADW Publisher M. Alexis Scott won for her column “Thank you, Photographers for Telling Our Story.” The awards competition featured broadcast, cable, print and online entries from news outlets around the metro area. In addition to winners in categories like public service, deadline reporting and public affairs, the AABJ presented three special awards and scholarships to three students. Mayor Kasim Reed brought special greetings to the gathering at the Alexis Scott, ADW Publisher Georgia Freight Depot. “The work of the AABJ is needed now more than ever,” Reed said. “We’re your voice to provide a unique view and you are exemplars for others to follow.” Ernie Suggs, a reporter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution since 1997, received the 2013 Pioneer Black Journalist Award. At the AJC, Suggs covers race, civil rights and politics. He has been a vice president of the NABJ and editor of the NABJ Journal. Both the current and previous ADW publishers -- Alexis Scott and C.A. Scott -- have been honored with the Pioneer Black Journalist Award. Iconic radio personality Frank Ski received a special 2013 Presidential Tribute Award. The former co-host of his own morning show for 14 years on V-103 continues to be an influence and contributor to the music industry as a DJ and producer. Brittany Geneva Cummings, an associate producer for CNN Newsroom, won the title of 2013 Volunteer of the Year. She has been an active member of AABJ and currently serves as Communication Committee chair. Xernona Clayton, iconic broadcaster and founder of the Trumpet Awards, was on hand to present the scholarships named in her honor to three students. Nia Testmark, a senior at Clark Atlanta University who aspires to be a magazine writer and columnist, received a $5,000 scholarship. Phebe Dowels, a senior at Georgia State University where she’s a reporter for the student newspaper, received $3,000. Sequenza Howes-Williams, a rising junior at Clark Atlanta University studying abroad this summer in China, received $2,000.
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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (center) is joined by other city and SkyView officials for the ribbon cutting of the city’s newest attraction, a 200-foot ferris wheel in downtown Atlanta near Centennial Park. Photo By Tkeban Jahannes SkyView Atlanta opened for business last week, and the 200-foot high Ferris wheel near Centennial Olympic Park is already drawing long lines. Its hours of operation are from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on most days. But it isn’t just riders who will be impacted by SkyView. Downtown Atlanta’s newest attraction is also bringing jobs to the city. SkyView hosted a job fair on June 5, where Atlanta residents could attend and apply for the many positions available at the site. Jobs were reportedly available for full- and parttime positions that paid between $9 and $13 an hour. The selected employees went through a simple application and interview process and got their phone calls less than a week later. An orientation session was held July 11 to begin training employees in their new positions. “It is going to be a great attraction in Atlanta,” said Natalye Givons, a new employee at SkyView Atlanta. “It’s definitely going to bring sight seers and visitors and tourists from different places here. We need people to help serve customers and maintain the ride.” So far, more than 50 positions have been secured and 20 more positions may be available in the future, representatives from Atlanta Partners LLC, the company behind
SkyView, told the Daily World. And unlike summer theme parks, Skyview is expecting to operate all year. “It’s not like Six Flags where pretty much everybody gets laid off in August,” said Jason Evans, a SkyView Atlanta spokesman. “These are year-round positions. If the people that are employed by us are doing a good job, then we have no problem keeping them.” The attraction will cost a little less than $15 per rider, and each flight takes between 12 and 15 minutes and includes four rotations around the wheel. Time will tell if SkyView can remain a viable attraction for tourists and city residents, but its opening has captured a lot of attention. “I definitely plan on visiting,” said Taylor McCoy, an Atlanta resident. “I think it is good for people visiting Atlanta, because they get a better view of the city. I think it will open up new ideas for the city itself.” The Atlanta City Council approved the project on May 21, and according to Councilman Kwanza Hall, it was a no-brainer. The project is a private project on public land and Hall told WXIA that it did not require money from the city. “I think we only benefit from a tax revenue perspective,” Hall said. “We get cash in, in this case, so we don’t have to make any investments or anything like that.”
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community July 25 - 31, 2013 Fulton County Fire Dedicates Graduation to Fallen Comrades in Arizona
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The Fulton County Fire & Rescue Department recently held its Graduation Ceremony for 13 of its’ newest members to celebrate their successful completion of fire recruit training and their transition as firefighters to the field. The most recently-hired firefighters will also be recognized. Chief Larry Few dedicated the graduation ceremony to the 19 Arizona firefighters who tragically lost their lives in a wildfire. “It is in moments like these, as we graduate 13 new firefighters, that we are reminded that these brave individuals put their lives on the line when they take on this job,” Chief Few said. “In our own small way, we wanted to dedicate this graduation in honor of the fallen heroes of the Prescott Fire Department to let them know that we stand with them in their loss, along with the State of Arizona.” The graduation was held at the Fulton County Fire Station 11, located 4760 Fulton Industrial Blvd., Atlanta, GA 30336 on July 12.
Members of the Fulton County Fire and Rescue Graduating class include Deputy Chief Fullum (back row from left), Deputy Chief Butler, Firefighter Luong, Firefighter Goodman, Firefighter Penney, Firefighter Bradley, Firefighter Long, Firefighter Jones. Also, Captain Parker (front row from left), Firefighter Bailey, Firefighter Leakes, Firefighter Wood, Firefighter Spruill, Firefighter Cook, Firefighter Farnan, Firefighter Madera, Commissioner Bill Edwards, Chief Few and Chaplain Henry.
City Closes Dunbar Park’s Outdoor Pool for Maintenance
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For questions, concerns or additional information, contact Aquatics Program Director Eric Ericson at 404-546-6774 or via email at eericson@ atlantaga.gov. Information regarding nearby City of Atlanta Outdoor Community Pools: Dunbar Pool at Rosa Burney Park, 477 Windsor St., 404-522-0030; Grant Park Pool, 625 Park Ave., 404-622-3041; South Bend Park Pool, 2000 Lakewood Ave., 404-622-3048; Thomasville Park Pool, 1750 Thomasville Drive, 404-622-3045.
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Rock Anderson has been promoted to vice president and chief people officer for Manheim, company officials recently announced. “Rock has been an important part of Manheim leadership for many years, as a key advisor to the senior executive team and as an advocate for our employees,” said Sandy Schwartz, president of Manheim. “As Rock takes on this vital leadership role, I know I will be able to count on his experience, judgment and perspective to prepare the best workforce in the industry for future success.” As a human resources leader at Manheim for more than seven years, Anderson has well-established relationships with key business and community leaders. Anderson most recently served as vice president of people strategies for Manheim. In this role, he was responsible for all human resources functions, including overseeing corporate and field operations, security and employment practices. Under Anderson’s leadership, the people strategies team enhanced its value to the business by becoming a strategic partner to leadership, while at the same time helping to develop stronger employee teams. His strategic input played
a key role in many people strategies successes, including recognition from the Atlanta chapter of the Society of Human Resources and the Atlanta Regional Commission. Before joining Manheim, Anderson held leadership positions with several large companies including Siemens, Wachovia Bank and INROADS Inc. He is a member of the board of directors and serves as chairman of the strategic implementation committee for the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta. He is chairman of the benefits committee and a member of the finance committee for the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta and president of the finance committee for St. Anthony Catholic Church. Anderson is also a Leadership Atlanta alumnus and a member of the One Hundred Black Men of Atlanta. Manheim is the world’s leading provider of vehicle remarketing services. Through its 106 worldwide wholesale operating locations and digital services, Manheim influences every stage of a used vehicle’s life cycle, helping commercial sellers and automobile dealers maximize the full value of their vehicles. Worldwide, the company handles nearly 8 million used vehicles annually.
Real Times Media, the nation’s largest African American-owned newspaper publisher, has signed on as the latest partner of Interactive One Studios. A division of Interactive One, iOne Studios, assists external brands with developing highly profitable digital businesses through world-class sales, platform, content and distribution services. “Partnering with Interactive One Studios presents a tremendous opportunity for the Real Times Media digital platform,” said Hiram E. Jackson (pictured), CEO of Real Times Media. “For the past few years, our company has had a laser focus on transitioning our traditionally print business model into a more robust digital platform. We’ve been able to make significant headway on our own; however, this partnership with iOne Studios will certainly help us to reach new levels of success.” Hiram Jackson Under the terms of the partnership, Real Times Media will migrate its Atlanta Daily World, Chicago Defender, Michigan Chronicle, Memphis Tri-State Defender, and New Pittsburgh Courier websites to Interactive One’s proprietary content and mobile platforms. The transition will benefit the Real Times Medias brands through increased audience reach, world-class advertising, media management and operations, guaranteed uptimes and tech support, and a unique set of features and functions that have made the channels within the Interactive One network a leader in the space. “Real Times Media and its newspapers have a rich tradition and deep community relationships,” said Alfred C. Liggins III, CEO of Radio One Inc., the parent company of Interactive One. “That tradition, those relationships and the power of digital, which is the great equalizer for traditional Black and New Urban audiences, put them on firm footing for a bright future.” Alfred C. Liggins III Real Times Media is the latest addition to the Interactive One roster of partners, which includes Russell Simmons’ GlobalGrind.com, NBC News’ theGrio.com and Tom Joyner’s BlackAmericaWeb.com, among others.
The Fox Theatre’s Adina Erwin Selected as a 2013 Woman of Influence by Venues Today
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Due to an ongoing maintenance issue, the Department of Parks and Recreation has closed the outdoor pool at Pittman Park. The pool is located at 950 Garibaldi Street, SW Atlanta, GA 30310. The Department of Parks and Recreation encouraged swimmers to visit one of the city’s other nearby outdoor pools: Dunbar, Grant Park, South Bend and Thomasville. Mozely Park Pool was also closed for cleaning and maintenance procedures.
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Adina Erwin, vice president and general manager of the Fox Theatre, has been selected as a 2013 Woman of Influence by Venues Today. The prestigious honor is awarded to only three female mentors and leaders nationwide who have made an impact in the sports, entertainment, fair and meetings industries. Venues Today magazine will honor these women at their seventh annual Venues Today Adina Erwin Women of Influence Awards. Venues Today is a leading international trade publication that covers the business side of entertainment and sports, particularly as it relates to venues. “Adina demonstrates outstanding leadership at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta and her energy, dedication and passion for excellence has helped the organization coin the phrase ‘Does it speak Fox?’ when evaluating and launching new patron-friendly initiatives,” Venues Today officials said. “Adina has also been a positive change agent at the Fox, helping to implement a new business model, including a new ticketing, marketing and CRM system, and a new approach to the business to constantly strive to make the customer experience exceptional. Adina’s team flourishes under her guidance and
pushes the envelope of new technology and programs that help to gain and maintain their patrons’ relationships for life.” Her profile appears in the July edition of the magazine. To find out more information about the 2013 Women of Influence, visit http://www. venuestoday.com/news/detail/ congratulations-2013-women-of-influence. The fabulous Fox Theatre is one of Atlanta’s premiere venues for live entertainment and declared a Top Stop of the Decade by Venues Today Magazine and the #1 non-residency venue worldwide for the decade by Billboard Magazine. In April 2013, Rolling Stone Magazine announced that the Fox Theatre was one of “The Best Big Rooms in America” as part of their “Venues That Rock” series. Tickets for all events are available at The Fox Theatre Ticket Office, online at www. FoxAtlTix.com, and at all Atlanta Ticket Alternative locations, including Whole Foods Markets, or toll free at 855-ATLTIXX. For group sales information, contact the Fox Theatre at 404-881-2000, or visit The Fox Theatre website at www.foxtheatre.org. The Fox Theatre is located at 660 Peachtree Street, NE in Atlanta.
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Dream Makers Youth Foundation Former CAU Football PlayerTeams with Atlanta Dream for 9th Turned-Boxer Makes Television Annual Wheelchair Basketball Jam Debut on ESPN 2 Special to ADW
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Former Clark Atlanta University football standout Jonathan “Beauty Salon” Hamm (7-1, 5 KO), who is now a professional boxer, made his television debut on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights last Friday, July 19, on ESPN 2. The Atlanta native took on Daniel Martz (8-1, 6 KO) at Rockingham Park in Salem, N.H. Martz scored a six-round majority decision over Hamm.
Tips to Get Kids to be Healthier this School Year Dream Makers Youth Foundation (DMYF) has teamed up with the WNBA Atlanta Dream for the 9th Annual Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Jam in its continued effort to promote the well-being of children with special needs and their families. This year’s event will take place at Philips Arena on Sunday, Aug. 18, immediately following Atlanta Dream’s home game against the Washington Mystics. The Celebrity Wheelchair Basketball Jam is a yearly event hosted by the organization to help raise awareness about the abilities of disabled athletes. It will consists of fast-paced competitive games of wheelchair basketball with local celebrities playing in loaner chairs with and against disabled athletes, as well as special-needs children and adults. Along with the game there will be food, fun, music and other activities, including special guest performances. Funds raised from this event will help DMYF continue to provide opportunities for disabled youth to stay active and live healthy lifestyles.
General admission tickets are $15 (enter special offer code: DMYF) and includes admission to both the Atlanta Dream vs. Washington Mystics game and the Wheelchair Basketball Jam. Partial proceeds are also donated to the Dream Makers Youth Foundation. For more information, to purchase tickets, or to become a sponsor and receive exposure in front of an estimated crowd of 8,000 Atlanta Dream fans, visit www.dmyf.info or contact Nikki Wilson at 678-398-6693 or firstname.lastname@example.org. DMYF is a non-profit organization that provides educational and recreational opportunities for children with cognitive disabilities throughout metropolitan Atlanta. Dream Makers currently offers tutorial services, tennis lessons, and a summer camp for children with mild to moderate intellectual delays, such as Downs Syndrome, Autism and Mental Retardation. For more information, visit our website at: www.dmyf.info
Hamm entered the amateur boxing arena in 2010 after a brief stint in the National Football League (NFL) with the New Orleans Saints. That was followed by two successful years with the New York Dragons of the Arena Football League (AFL). Prior to that, he was a CAU standout, playing just one season (2006) at the defensive end position. Then 2011 was his most decorated year as a professional boxer, being ranked No.1 in the USA as a super heavyweight and being crowned USA national champion. He then earned an alternate spot in the super heavy-weight division of the 2012 London Olympic Games.
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Tips to Get Kids to be Healthier this School Year StatePoint
Childhood obesity rates have skyrocketed over the past 30 years. Right now, one-third of American kids are overweight or obese. “Unfortunately, healthy eating for kids isn’t always stressed consistently,” says Debbie Blacher, founder of Wholesome Tummies, a children’s food franchise devoted to bringing nutritious meals to schools. “Many kids lack access to nutritious food and good information about healthful eating and behaviors.” Since most kids consume half their daily calories at school, healthy eating habits must be addressed both at home and in the classroom, she stresses. Blacher, a mom herself and an expert on crafting healthful school lunches, is offering these lunch packing tips for parents: • Make a bento box: Instead of packing the traditional entrée and sides, make lunch out of small snacks in a multi-compartment box. Hardboiled eggs, raisins, an apple or other fresh fruit, crackers, tuna fish, pasta salad, veggies, dips and more. • Travel the world: Go with an international theme each day, such as Mexican, Asian or Italian. Include an educational note about the meal’s origin. • Include a surprise: Kids love surprises, such as favorite photos, stickers or a reminder about an upcoming event. A lunch box surprise can make your child’s day extra special. But nutrition is only half the equation. As screen time competes for kids’ attention, active time is decreasing. And exercise is crucial to preventing obesity, improving motor skills and providing a social outlet. Unfortunately, not all kids are receptive. “One of the biggest challenges is getting shy kids to partic-
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ipate,” says Jyl Camhi, co-founder of Great Play, a children’s gym franchise that uses interactive technology and a progressive curriculum based on motor-skill development. Camhi is offering tips to coax a child forward in a group fitness scenario: • Allow spectating: The first time in a new environment can be emotionally draining. Stay for an entire class and return the next time. • Never force participation: Be a source of comfort for your child while he or she sits on the sidelines. Your child will feed off your energy. • Look for peer leaders: Outgoing children are often thrilled to help another child feel more comfortable. • Sometimes leaving helps: Oftentimes kids behave better when they don’t have a parental crutch to lean on. • Pay attention to leaders’ personalities: Whether it’s classes, sports or school, the leader can make or break the experience. Does the coach make kids comfortable? Look for telltale signs and find a coach that works well with your child. There are some trends not worth following -- and an unhealthy lifestyle is one of them. With the right tools and tricks, you can be a positive influence on your kids’ health.
Snack time can make or break an otherwise healthy diet. So keeping tabs on what your kids are munching on between meals is important. The bottom line, say experts, is to aim to nurture their bodies with pure, wholesome foods as close to nature as possible. “Getting your kids hooked on fresh fruits and vegetables early will set them up for a lifetime of great eating habits,” says Mitzi Dulan, “America’s Nutrition Expert,” and team nutritionist for the Kansas City Royals baseball team. Dulan is offering these tips for parents to help kids get their snack on, healthfully: • Plan ahead: Set up a grocery shopping routine that allows you to have fresh foods on hand for the entire week. On school nights, reserve 10 minutes with the kids to pack the next day’s snacks together. • Avoid high-calorie drinks: Wash snacks down with water or low-fat milk. Avoid giving your kids high-calorie and sugar-filled drinks. • Make it colorful: Skip highly processed snacks, such as candy bars, chips, fruit snacks and store-bought cookies. Instead, complement fresh fruits and vegetables with peanut butter, hummus or low-fat dressings. Luckily, good-for-you snacking can be just as easy to prepare and pack as junk food. Get Them Involved: Take your kids grocery shopping with you and ask them to pick out their favorite fruits, vegetables and healthy snacks. Direct them towards options like whole wheat crackers, edamame (soybeans), trail mix with nuts and dried
fruit, air-popped popcorn, Greek yogurt and unsweetened applesauce. Involving your kids with preparing and packing a daily lunch will encourage them to make their own decisions and they will be more likely to eat what they’ve packed instead of throwing it away. Add a treat: Some treats are calorie free! Put in a little note to let them know how much you love them, to make Mondays or Wednesdays -- or whatever day your child dreads -- a bit more special. Snack time is crucial for keeping growing kids properly fueled for their busy days. Avoiding the sugar and fat overload at these in-between mini meals will help keep kids happier, healthier and wiser.
Packing Fun into School Lunches Breakfast is Essential No Matter Your Age StatePoint
Parents would love to believe that their children relish every lunch they pack for them, but the reality is many items you send in their lunch boxes will be traded or thrown away. How do you prevent your kids from tossing aside your loving creations? Here are some ways to make lunches more enjoyable for you to pack and more fun for kids to eat: • Sandwich shape-up: Even your child’s favorite sandwich can get boring after she has had it for a few days in a row. Break out the cookie cutters and cut the sandwich into shapes, such as animals, hearts or numbers. • Been there? Bun that: You can add some fun into your child’s lunch by changing something as simple as the bread. The next time you make a sandwich, try substituting a bagel, hot dog or hamburger bun, an English muffin, or even a tortilla instead of sliced bread. • Kebab-ing it: A terrific way to ensure your child eats more fruits and vegetables is to present them skewered or paired with a dip. Bite-sized pieces of fruit can be partnered with a yogurt dip or peanut butter. Vegetable spears go great with ranch dressing or hummus. • Leftovers for lunch: If your child loved dinner last night, let him enjoy it again. Invest in a small thermos and some reusable food trays with lids. Then mix up the lunchtime routine using kid-sized portions of last night’s dinner for a meal he or she is sure to enjoy. • Be nutritious, sweetly: Even if you’re trying to keep things healthful, never forget dessert! Just be sure you offer something with nutritional value. For instance, pudding cups can be both fun and wholesome. With more than 20 flavors, as much calcium as an 8-ounce glass of milk, and between 60-120 calories per serving, Snack Pack pudding cups are something both parents and kids can agree on for school lunches. • Sneak in some fun: Take a couple of minutes to write a quick note or add a little prize, such as stickers or a small, school-safe toy. Even a knock-knock joke, a game or maze or a hint about an upcoming surprise could brighten your child’s day and make unpacking the lunch bag more fun. More tips on packing fun into school lunches can be found at www.SnackPack.com. With some creative twists on standard lunches, you can make your children’s lunch box the envy of the cafeteria.
Everyone knows it’s important to make sure children have breakfast before school, but college students and busy parents also need a dose of morning nutrition. Breakfast, which refers to “breaking the fast,” is the first meal of the day, usually consumed when the body has gone about eight to 10 hours without food. Eating breakfast is often associated with a higher nutrient intake and being a smart way to start the day. When it comes to college students and parents, far too many admit to being a breakfast skipper. Thirty-one million adults skip breakfast, according to a recent National Eating Trends survey. And millennials, aged 18-34, are the largest population of breakfast skippers. Today, with schedules busier than ever, it’s easy to simply focus on getting the day started. “Whether you’re in college or chasing after school-age kids, it’s easy to forgo breakfast to stay on schedule,” says Betsy Frost, Manager at General Mills. “The tradeoff hits mid-morning with what people are calling the ‘hangries’ -- the feeling of being ‘hungry’ and ‘angry’ or irritable,” she adds. Indeed, more on-the-go parents and college students are opting for easy options they can consume on their way to work or class, or while getting ready to race out the door, say food industry experts. “A drinkable breakfast shake that doesn’t need refrigeration fits into life no matter
what you’ve got on your plate for the day. It’s perfect for busy breakfast skippers,” says Frost, who is reaching out to young breakfast skippers via Twitter and Instagram. We’ve all heard from our mothers that breakfast is the most important meal of the day and now there is research to support the benefits of breakfast: * Breakfast consumers have healthier body weights: People who consumed breakfast daily had 20 percent lower risk of developing obesity and 19 percent lower risk of developing type 2 diabetes, according to a breakfast frequency and metabolism study conducted in 2013 by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. * Breakfast can make you healthier: People aged 20-39 who regularly had breakfast, including ready-to-eat cereal, had lower cholesterol levels and were less likely to have high blood pressure, compared with breakfast skippers, according to a study published in 2012 by The Nutrition Society. It’s important to get all members of your family to have breakfast, no matter if they are grade schoolers about to board the school bus, college kids racing to their first class, or busy moms and dads trying to juggle it all.
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Back to School Immunization Back to School Check-Ups: What to Ask the Pediatrician Rush Sites
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The new school year is set to start August 12, 2013 for Fulton County Public Schools and August 7th for Atlanta Public Schools. The Fulton County Department of Health and Wellness will kick-off the Back to School Immunization Rush on July 29. This year’s immunization and vision and hearing screenings will be held at three locations. “On July 29, our Nursing Division will focus on giving vaccinations, eye-ear-dental screenings and the required certifications for children to attend school,” says Patrice A. Harris, MD, Director of Fulton County Health Services. Accepted Forms of Payment include: Visa and Mastercard, Cash, Medicaid, United HealthCare and CIGNA. For financial assistance, clients must present proof of income. Non-Fulton County residence will be charged the full fee for services. The back to school vaccinations kick-off locations will be opened from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on July 29 at the following locations: Adamsville Regional Health Center - (404) 613-4215; College Park Regional Health Center - (404) 765-4155; and North Fulton Regional Health Center(Alpharetta) - (404) 612-1876. Parents or legal guardians should be aware that children are required to have certain vaccinations in order to attend public school. Children who do not have proper vacci-
nations could be sent home until they are in compliance. In order to receive vaccinations, parents must bring the their child’s immunization records. Children entering kindergarten and those new to Georgia must bring Immunization Certificate, Georgia Form 3231, and a Dental, Vision and Hearing Form 3300. Chiildren entering kindergarten may need a second dose of varicella (chicken pox), measles and mumps vaccines and a booster dose of DTap and IPV. Children entering the sixth grade may need another dose of chicken pox vaccine if they have not had chicken pox disease and another dose of MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella). It is recommended that children 11-12 years of age also receive TDap, Meningitis and HPV. High school and college students may need Meningitis vaccine that prevents meningococcal disease. All parents are encouraged to take advantage of the Rush sites to be ready for school. Vaccinations are available at all Fulton County Health Centers on an ongoing basis, for any families who are unable to attend this special Back to School event. For more information, call (404) 612-1211 for health center locations. Log-on to www. fultoncountygahealth.org for more information on required immunizations and documentation.
TION COMES A S EN S Y A W D A O R -B THE OFF Between buying new school supplies and meeting your children’s teachers, back-toschool season is a busy time. But parents should not forget to prep for the school year by considering health and wellness. Experts say the first step is to schedule a visit to the doctor. “The start of a new school year is an excellent reminder to take kids to the pediatrician for their annual checkup,” says Dr. Thomas K. McInerny, president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). To prepare for a healthy, safe and happy school year, the AAP is offering these tips for parents: • Doctor’s visit: Make the most of your visit to the pediatrician by making a list of issues to discuss. • Immunizations: Whether you’re the parent of a young child, a teen or a young adult heading to college, ask your pediatrician what immunizations your child is due to receive. Vaccines save lives and keep kids and adults healthy. • Nutrition: Talk with your child’s pediatrician and school about healthful food choices. You can ask the school to stock the cafeteria and vending machines with nutritious food, such as fresh fruit, low-fat dairy products, water and 100 percent fruit juice. If you don’t like the options the school offers, pack lunch and snacks at home. • Exercise: Make sure your kids are getting plenty of exercise. Turn off the television and make time for sports teams, gymnastics classes and bike rides. Aim for at least an hour a day.
• Backpacks: Choose a backpack with wide, padded shoulder straps and a padded back or a rolling backpack. Backpacks should never weigh more than 10 to 20 percent of your child’s body weight. • Getting there: Make sure your child has the necessary gear for getting to school. Whether your child is biking or walking, teach him or her about traffic safety. Those who take the bus should be instructed to stay seated and listen to the bus driver. If the bus is equipped with seat belts, children should wear them. • Sleep: Children and adolescents need plenty of sleep to be alert. A regular bedtime can help your child get on a healthy sleep schedule. • Bullies: A bully can pose a true threat to a child’s physical and mental well-being. Your pediatrician is well equipped to answer questions about mental health, too. Teach kids how to respond confidently to bullies and encourage them to tell an adult when there’s a problem. Remember, bullying can occur online too. So keep tabs of your children’s social media use. • College health: For kids heading to college, ask your pediatrician about coordinating health care with the school. More back to school health tips can be found at www.HealthyChildren.org. With a focus on safety and health, you can help make this school year successful for your kids.
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Editor’s Note: This is the second article in an 11-part Series on Race in America - Past and Present sponsored by the Kellogg Foundation. It has been edited for space considerations.
Emmett and Trayvon: How Racial Prejudice has Changed in the Last 60 Years By Elijah Anderson
Separated by a thousand miles, two state borders, and nearly six decades, two young African-American boys met tragic fates that seem remarkably similar today: both walked into a small market to buy some candy; both ended up dead. The first boy is Emmett Till, who was 14 years old in the summer of 1955 when he walked into a local grocery store in Money, Miss., to buy gum. He was later roused from bed, beaten brutally, and possibly shot by a group of White men who later dumped his body in a nearby river. They claimed he had stepped out of his place by flirting with a young White woman, the wife of the store’s owner. The second boy is Trayvon Martin, who was 17 years old late last winter when he walked into a 7-Eleven near a gated community in Sanford, Fla., to buy Skittles and an iced tea. He was later shot to death at close range by a White Hispanic man, who claimed Martin had behaved suspiciously and seemed out of place. The deaths of both boys galvanized the nation, drew sympathy and disbelief across racial lines, and, through the popular media, prompted a reexamination of race relations. In the aftermath of Martin’s death last February, a handful of reporters and columnists, and many members of the general public, made the obvious comparison: Trayvon Martin, it seemed, was the Emmett Till of our times. And, while that comparison has some merit -- the boys’ deaths are similar both in some of their details and in their tragic outcome -these killings must also be understood as the result of very different strains of racial tension in America. The racism that led to Till’s death was embedded in a virulent ideology of White racial superiority born out of slavery and the Jim Crow codes, particularly in the Deep South. That sort of racism hinges on the idea that Blacks are an inherently inferior race, a morally null group that deserves both the subjugation and poverty it gets. The racial prejudice that led to Trayvon Martin’s death is different. While it, too, was born of America’s painful legacy of slavery and segregation, and informed by those old concepts of racial order -- that Blacks have their “place” in society -- in addition it reflects the urban iconography of today’s racial inequality, namely the Black ghetto, a uniquely urban American creation. Strikingly, this segregation of the Black community coexists with an ongoing racial incorporation process that has produced the largest Black middle class in history, and that reflects the extraordinary social progress this country has made since the 1960s. The Civil Rights Movement paved the way for Blacks and other people of col-
or to access public and professional opportunities and spaces that would have been unimaginable in Till’s time. While the sort of racism that led to Till’s death still exists in society today, Americans in general have a much more nuanced, more textured attitude toward race than anything we’ve seen before, and usually that attitude does not manifest in overtly hateful, exclusionary, or violent acts. Instead, it manifests in pervasive mindsets and stereotypes that allBlack people start from the inner-city ghetto and are therefore stigmatized by their association with its putative amorality, danger, crime, and poverty. Most consequentially, Black skin when seen in public, and its association with the ghetto, translates into a deficit of credibility as Black skin is conflated with lower-class status. Such attitudes impact poor Blacks of the ghetto one way and middle-class Black people in another. But this pervasive cultural association -- Black skin equals the ghetto -- does not come out of the blue. After all, as a result of historical, political, and economic factors, Blacks have been contained in the ghetto. Today, with persistent housing discrimination and the disappearance of manufacturing jobs, America’s ghettos face structural poverty. In addition, crime and homicide rates within those communities are high, young Black men are typically the ones killing one another, and ghetto culture -- made iconic by artists like Tupac Shakur, 50 Cent, and the Notorious B.I.G. -- is inextricably intertwined with Blackness. I call this idea the “iconic ghetto,” and it has become a powerful source of stereotype, prejudice, and discrimination in our society, negatively defining the Black person in public. In some ways, the iconic ghetto reflects the old version of racism that led to Till’s death. In Till’s day, a Black person’s “place” was in the field, in the maid’s quarters, or in the back of the bus. If a Black man was found “out of his place,” he could be punished, jailed, or lynched. In Martin’s day -- in our day -- a Black person’s “place” is in the ghetto. If he is found “out of his place,” like in a fancy hotel lobby, on a golf course, or, say, in an upscale community, he may easily be mistaken, treated with suspicion, avoided, pulled over, frisked, arrested -- or worse. It appears unlikely that Zimmerman shot and killed Martin simply because he hates Black people as a race. It seems that he put a gun in his pocket and followed Martin after making the assumption that Martin’s Black skin and choice of dress meant that he was from the ghetto, and therefore up to no good; he was considered to be a threat. And that’s an important distinction. Zimmerman acted brashly and was almost certainly motivated by assumptions about young Black men, but it is not clear that he acted brutally out of hatred for Martin’s race. That certainly does not make Zimmerman’s actions excusable. Till’s murderers acted out of racial hatred. The complex racially charged drama that led to Martin’s death is indicative of both our history and our rapid and uneven racial progress as a society. This situation fuels the iconic ghetto, including a prevalent
assumption among many White Americans, even among some progressive Whites who are not by any measure traditionally racist, that there are two types of Blacks: those residing in the ghetto, and those who appear to have played by the rules and become successful. In situations in which Black people encounter strangers, many often feel they have to prove as quickly as possible that they belong in the latter category in order to be accepted and treated with respect. But it’s also not that simple. Strikingly, many middle-class Black young people, most of whom have no personal connection with the ghetto, go out of their way in the other direction, claiming the ghetto by adopting its symbols, including styles of dress, patterns of speech, or choice of music, as a means of establishing their authenticity as “still Black” in the largely White middle class they feel does not fully accept them; they want to demonstrate they have not “sold out.” Thus, the iconic ghetto is, paradoxically, both a stigma and a sign of authenticity for some American Blacks -- a kind of double bind that beleaguers many middle-class Black parents. Despite the significant racial progress our society has made since Till’s childhood, from the Civil Rights Movement to the re-election of President Obama, the pervasive association of Black people with the ghetto, and therefore with a certain social station, betrays a persistent cultural lag. After all, it has only been two generations since schools were legally desegregated and five decades since Blacks and Whites in many parts of the country started drinking from the same water fountains. If Till were alive today, he’d remember when restaurants had “White Only” entrances and when stories of lynchings peppered The New York Times. He’d also remember the Freedom Riders, Martin Luther King Jr., and the Million Man March. He’d remember when his peers became generals and justices, and when a Black man, just 20 years his junior, became president of the United States. As I am writing, he would have been 73 -- had he lived.
Elijah Anderson is the William K. Lanman Jr. Professor of Sociology at Yale University. His latest book is The Cosmopolitan Canopy: Race and Civility in Everyday Life. This article, the second of an 11-part series on race, is sponsored by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation and was originally published by the Washington Monthly Magazine.
Usher’s New Look Honors Supporters at 2013 President’s Circle Awards Luncheon
By ADW Staff
Atlanta’s own iconic pop star Usher Raymond IV, known on “The Voice” television talent show as Usher, honored supporters of his New Look Foundation last week at a luncheon at Buckhead’s St. Regis Hotel. “New Look was founded on the principle of collaboration and the ideal of creating youth leaders who aspire to make the world a better place,” Usher told the luncheon crowd of more than 500. “Today is about the individual partnerships with each and every member of New Look’s President Circle.” Usher presented awards to actor and New Look Youth Ambassador Nadji Jeter; Collective Soul’s Ed Roland; Lisa Borders of the Coca-Cola Foundation; and Julie Miller, Accenture managing director. Mary Brock, co-owner of the Atlanta Dream and her husband John Brock, chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola Enterprises, served as co-chairs of the President’s Circle Awards Luncheon. “We honor and recognize the individuals, organization and corporations that are empowering youth as leaders in our communities,” Mary Brock told the gathering. “We all have an important role to play to ensure that the next generation is prepared with leaders who are equipped with the skills they need to succeed.” The New Look Foundation has worked with more than 13,000 young people in its programs and through its partnerships since
Usher’s New Look Foundation President Shawn H. Wilson (from left) presents the Service Legacy Award to The Coca-Cola Foundation Chair Lisa Borders with New Look Foundation Founder Usher Raymond IV and Foundation Board Chair Virgil Roberts.
Usher’s New Look Foundation President Shawn H. Wilson (from left) presents the Youth Catalyst Award to Ed Roland with Foundation Founder Usher and Board Chair Virgil Roberts.
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Gladys Knight among McDonald’s ‘365 Black Awards’ Honorees By Diane Larche’ Special to the ADW
Usher’s New Look Foundation President Shawn H. Wilson (from left) presents the Global Youth Leadership Award to Nadji Jeter with Foundation Founder Usher and Board Chair Virgil Roberts. it was founded in 1999. The foundation certifies it participants in four leadership pillars: talent, education, career and service. Usher also acknowledged the partnership his foundation has with United Way of Greater Atlanta. Milton Little, president and CEO of the United Way, spoke to the importance of the work of the foundation. “We are pleased to be in partnership with Usher’s New Look Foundation to work with young people to instill these values in the next generation,” Little said. The luncheon theme, “Honoring Leadership and Service Through Collaboration,” was brought to life by the program participants and honorees. The New Look youth choir performed alongside Ed Roland, singing a rendition of his hit “The World I Know.” New Look alum Georganna “DJ Ace Star” DJed the event, New Look youth alum Tommy Springer Jr. photographed the event and New Look alum James Harris, who is now the Atlanta program coordinator, spoke. Shawn Wilson, president of Usher’s New Look hosted the event, along with Usher and New Look’s President’s Circle Members and Advisory Council. The President’s Circle Awards Luncheon was made possible by Ford Motor Company. For more information about Usher’s New Look, visit www.ushersnewlook.org.
Usher’s New Look Foundation President Shawn H. Wilson (from left) presents the Servant Leadership Award to Julie Miller with Foundation Founder Usher and Board Chair Virgil Roberts.
McDonald’s, a sponsor of the Essence Festival in New Orleans for the past 10 years, presented its 365 Black Awards during the festivities. The honorees included Georgia native R&B singer Gladys Knight and Supermodel Beverly Johnson. The awards show will air on the Black Entertainment (BET) Network on Aug. 25 at 11 p.m. The annual awards program, based on the McDonald’s “Deeply Rooted in the Community” 365 days a year campaign, was launched in 2003 to recognize people who are making positive contributions to strengthen the African-American community. Honorees were awarded in categories of Arts and Entertainment, Business, Education, Sports, Influential Youth and Lifetime Achievement. “It is an honor to be recognized alongside these remarkable individuals,” said Knight, who received the Lifetime Achievement Award. “By lending a hand to others, we can all help create environments of strength and compassion that enrich our neighborhoods, regardless of who we are or where we live.” In addition to Knight, who began singing with Gladys Knight and the Pips in the ‘50s, and Johnson, the first African-American model to grace the cover of Vogue Magazine, honorees were education speaker and TV One talk show host Dr. Steve Perry; Kenny Williams, executive vice president of the Chicago White Sox; Ronald Parish, McDonald’s owner/operator of 25 locations in North Texas and chair and CEO of the National Black McDonald’s Operators Association; teen entrepreneur Leanna Archer, the 17-yearold CEO who started her own natural hair and body care products when she was 9 and who plans to open a school in Haiti with her Leanna Archer Education Foundation for underprivileged children; and youth environmentalist Charles Orgbon, who began a green environmental organization Greening Forward in 2008 at the age of 12. “We applaud this year’s honorees for their tireless dedication to serving others. Truly, the contributions of these individuals are integral to strengthening communities on
the whole,” said Rob Jackson, McDonald’s U.S. marketing director. “From McDonald’s owner/operators to global superstars, past and present 365 Black Awards recipients prove that benevolent work yields positive results.” An impressive list of celebrities performed during the show, including recording artists Angie Stone, Erica Campbell, Estelle, Jordin Sparks, Deborah Cox and Yolanda Adams. Several notable actors and performers from Omari Hardwick to singer/ actress Brandy and singer/songwriter LeToya Luckett presented awards during the taped show as well. Award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson served as show host and actress/comedian Kym Whitley hosted the golden carpet arrivals. Comedian Jonathan Slocumb had the duties of opening the show. In addition to the awards show, McDonald’s had a booth in the main exhibit hall at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center with live performances by major recording artists and sampling of the latest McCafé beverages. Recently the retail fast food giant added calorie counts to their menu boards and health-conscious foods, such as egg whites and fresh spring greens on the Egg White Delight McMuffin. Spring greens and sliced cucumbers are available on their new Premium McWrap. McDonald’s is the world’s leading global food service retailer with more than 34,000 locations serving more than 69 million customers in 119 countries each day.
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Kerry Washington Receives Emmy Nod for ‘Scandal’
Kerry Washington knows just how to celebrate her Emmy nomination: by going to work. “I just feel more indebted to them than ever before,” the 35-year-old actress said last week as she prepared to meet the show’s cast and crew to run through the first script of the new season of “Scandal.” “I’m really excited that I get to see them and thank them today, because there’s no way you can pull off playing a character like Olivia on a show that spans 22 episodes without having real gladiators in the trenches with you.” Washington was nominated for lead actress in a drama for her portrayal of high-powered political strategist and soft-hearted incurable romantic Olivia Pope. The actress is among only five non-White acting nominees in the field of 96, and the first Black actress to compete in the lead dramatic category since Cicely Tyson was nominated in 1995. If Washington wins when the Emmy Awards are presented in September, she will be the first Black actress ever to do so. While she declined to address the history of the Emmys, she called the recognition “wonderful.” “I feel really excited and proud to live in a world where a show that embodies so much diversity on so many levels
– because our show is so diverse with regard to race and ethnicity and gender and sexual orientation – that a show that really celebrates inclusivity is able to be such a success both in the U.S. and overseas,” she said. “That’s something that I’m really proud to be a part of, and I’m proud to be a citizen in a world where that’s possible.” The nomination comes at an exciting time in Washington’s life: She’s also a newlywed, marrying professional football player Nnamdi Asomugha just last month. But the actress refused to talk about the marriage, saying she doesn’t discuss her personal life. Washington does, however, like talking about the personal side of her Olivia Pope character. “She is so inspirational but also really, really flawed,” Washington said. “There are qualities about her that you want to have, but there are also qualities that you just think, ‘Oh honey, if we were friends, I would send you to a really good shrink.’”
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by Janice L. Mathis, VP Rainbow PUSH Coalition
Nelson Mandela turned 95 years old on Thursday, July 18. He has been hospitalized for more than a month, and the world holds its breath as we witness the decline of the lion that roared for freedom in South Africa. Mandela’s insistence and persistence for freedom for Black South Africans, which included a 27-year jail sentence, reminds us of the persistence it takes to make structural and institutional change. We African Americans have been far more episodic in our quest for freedom. We galvanized around Brown v. Board of Education, again around the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Fifty years ago, we were on the Mall in Washington, as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, the most well-known of the several speeches delivered that day. We continued to fight for college admission, fair housing, and diverse police forces. And as these gains were attained, some of us stopped fighting. Many in the Black middle class didn’t know what they should fight for. They had good jobs, nice homes, and good cars. They had gone to college and their children were, as well. Unless they were dyed-in-the-wool civil rights activists, they were content to coast along. To be sure, there were micro aggressions they needed to manage, much as Ellis Cose’s Rage of a Privileged Class: Why Are Middle-Class Blacks Angry? Why Should America Care? (Harper Books, 1993) detailed. While there is a connection between many kinds of profiling, there is a big difference between being hassled at a department store and being unarmed and killed on the street. The South African fight was clear, just as the fight for African-American rights was in the sixties. The difference? African Americans made gains that were tenuous without continued protest. In South Africa, the pressure for protest has been continuous despite the gains that have been made. Even as Black Africans have been elected to leadership in South Africa, many see past the titular gains to ask about the living conditions of those who are not middle class, not moneyed, still living without electricity in townships. In contrast, few African-American politicians speak for the least and the left out, the poor, the unemployed, the marginal. That there is an African-American president of the United States has been more a muzzle than a motivator. Reluctant to criticize President Barack Obama, too many activists have swallowed their ire even as our president has ignored them. As Nelson Mandela struggles to maintain life, one is reflective about the ways he was denied his freedom for so long.
Mandela made a life for himself on Robben Island, as he navigated captivity and restriction, broken promises and crippled dreams. Because of Mandela’s persistent and gentle spirit, however, he prevailed enough to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize (along with Frederik Willem de Klerk) in 1993. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. also earned a Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 for his work in the Civil Rights Movement. In accepting the Peace Prize, he said “I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, peace and freedom for their spirits.” King laid out a game plan that many have only reluctantly embraced. We still have hunger, illiteracy and dissent in the U.S. Few have stepped up to deal with these matters with the persistence that Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress had. When President Obama establishes a middle class task force, what does this mean for the poor? Perhaps the comparison between U.S. Black people and those in South Africa is unfair. We have had leaders like Nelson Mandela – Dorothy Irene Height comes immediately to mind – who have given their lives to the freedom struggle and have not wavered or cowered in the face of challenge. South Africa, like the United States, has class divides between the middle class and the poor, with a sometimes indifferent middle class more interested in profits than people. But when I think of Nelson Mandela’s persistence, I think of the many ways that we, African Americans, have dropped the ball. Trayvon Martin is not the first young man to have been massacred in the streets, nor is he the first to garner national attention. Little has changed because we have not been persistent in our protest. The details in providing equal opportunity in South Africa may be flawed, but they represent movement. The episodic engagement of African Americans around justice issues pales in the face of South African persistence. Julianne Malveaux is a Washington, D.C.-based economist and writer. She is president emerita of Bennett College for Women in Greensboro, N.C.
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The President Spoke eloquently About Race
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On Jan. 26, of this year I wrote, “President Obama must speak out to preserve two of the bulwarks that have held back the America’s persistent tide of racism (affirmative action and Section V of the Voting Rights Act)… The President is implored to speak on behalf of Blacks who invested time, talent, treasure and hope in his re-election. As Ruth Bader Ginsberg wrote a decade ago to pretend that we have achieved equality for Blacks is to ‘pretend that history never happened and that the present doesn’t exist.’” Whether he read my essay or not, the president spoke eloquently about race today. He spoke for Blacks, but more importantly, he spoke to Whites. Just as Jeantel found in Piers Morgan the interlocutor the prosecution failed to provide her in the Sanford courtroom, Blacks need someone with credibility to help explain our shared pain, rage and frustration. Throughout my own career, I have felt as much interpreter as lawyer – helping Black plaintiffs or defendants understand and be understood by White judges, jurors and defense counsel. Highly educated Blacks like the president acutely experience what W.E.B. DuBois’ referred to as “two-ness.” They are accorded a certain measure of credibility because Whites perceive us as both Black and American. Today, the president lent us some of his credibility. Undoubtedly, the far-right will make him pay a hefty price for that loan. The Zimmerman acquittal and the post-trial jury interviews demonstrate how profoundly large swaths of White America still misunderstand their Black fellow Americans. The president taught a civics class on Black views of America. He patiently pointed out that Blacks are not naïve about crime statistics. Blacks understand that Trayvon was more likely to be killed by another Black. He carefully outlined the context of a shared experience of violence, exclusion and poverty. Despite the brilliance of the speech, I am nagged by two issues. First, why did it take so much to encourage him to speak out? Is he reticent because he is afraid to make race relations worse? They can hardly be worse. One commentator says that we are constantly fighting a civil war, between those who advance civil rights and those who oppose that advance. We can’t even agree whether freedom means equal opportunity, or freedom to exploit. We are at least fighting a third Civil War. Not a hot war with guns and bayonets, but a cold war in court-rooms and legislative chambers and corporate boardrooms. It is not an exaggeration to say that the nation’s security depends on how we wage the war, and
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who wins. The second nagging issue is what program, policy or agenda will President Obama pursue to help make the situation better? Will he fight stand your ground laws? How? Will he offer incentives to states that repeal stand your ground? Will that fight exacerbate the controversy over States Rights? Today was a remarkable presidential moment. I am waiting for the Lyndon Johnson coda that preceded enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964: “We shall overcome.” Janice L. Mathis is regional vice president of Rainbow PUSH Coalition.
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National Black Arts Festival Gala Raises $500,000
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is flanked by Lisa Borders (left), chair of the Coca-Cola Foundation, and Cecilia Houston Torrence, community involvement banking officer for Federal Home Loan Bank.
John Pearson (from left) and his wife Monica Pearson, who served as emcee at the gala, stand with Cheryl and John Eaves, chairman of the Fulton County Commission.
Actress/singer Jennifer Holliday wowed the gala with her rendition of “And I Am Telling You,” stands at the silent auction with her guest Jason Duff.
NBAF Gala Co-Chair Charmaine Ward, director of community affairs for Georgia-Pacific, stands with NBAF Board of Directors Chair Sonya Halpern at gala at the Intercontinental Hotel.
NBAF Gala Co-Chair Verna Cleveland (right) enjoys the festivities with her husband William Cleveland.
Congressman Sanford Bishop and his wife Vivian were among the special guests for the gala. Photos By M. Alexis Scott
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