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Volume 86 • Issue 7
September 19 - 25, 2013
Mayor Reed Joins Vice President Biden for Port of Savannah Improvement Projects
Photo by Tkeban X.T. Jahannes Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a visit to the Savannah Port this week. In addition to Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (not shown), he was joined by U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx, and Georgia U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson. Mayor Kasim Reed joined Vice President Joseph Biden, Governor Nathan Deal, Georgia Senators Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, and Congressman Jack Kingston at the Port of Savannah this week. “I appreciate Vice President Joe Biden’s support of vital infrastructure projects that create well-paying jobs and lead to sustained job creation,” said Mayor Reed. “I am pleased to join Gov. Nathan Deal, Sen. Johnny Isakson, Sen. Saxby Chambliss and Congressman Jack Kingston to continue advocating strongly for the deepening of the Port of Savannah right away, which along with Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, helps fuel Georgia’s economic health and allows our region and state to remain globally competitive.” After touring the port, Vice President Biden called for expediting port improvement projects on the U.S. East Coast. “The Georgia Ports Authority is an impressive operation, but the Port of Savannah, Port of Savannah like others along the East Coast, must prepare for the future of shipping,” Biden said. “U.S. harbors must be deepened to accommodate larger, more efficient Post-Panamax vessels in order for the nation to benefit from the cost savings allowed by these larger ships.” Post-Panamax vessels are too large to transit the current Panama Canal. By deepening the Savannah River to 47 feet, the project will enable the port to more efficiently serve the larger vessels expected to call in greater numbers after the canal’s 2015 expansion. Lower prices per container slot on Post-Panamax ships will save U.S. companies shipping goods through Savannah 20 to 40 percent on transportation.
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“Deeper ports for the East Coast are to the 21st century what President Eisenhower’s interstate system was to the 20th – a vital connection between commerce and consumers,” Biden said. “Our message today is that by deepening our ports, we make U.S. exports more competitive, create new economic opportunities and, ultimately, new jobs for Americans.” Georgia Governor Nathan Deal, working with the Georgia General Assembly, has allocated $231 million toward the project, which now awaits only an update from Congress to the current construction budget of $652 million. Gov. Deal expressed his appreciation for Georgia’s entire Washington delegation, which has unanimously supported the deepening of the port in a letter to President Barack Obama. Mayor Reed has long worked in a bipartisan fashion to urge Congress to fund the deepening of the Port of Savannah and in July 2012, Reed praised President Barack Obama for expediting the study of the deepening of the Port of Savannah among several other national and regional infrastructure projects. As part of President Obama’s We Can’t Wait initiative, the federal Office of Management and Budget led a government-wide effort to improve the permitting-and-review process. The Port of Savannah was among five major U.S. ports cited as nationally significant projects in the announcement, which also included the Port of Jacksonville, the Port of Miami, the Port of New York and New Jersey and the Port of Charleston.
Petition Urges NAACP to Elect First Female National President With the recent resignation of NAACP President Ben Jealous, the organization finds itself looking for new leadership. In the organization’s 104-year history, a woman has never held the top post – but a new petition hopes to change that fact. Roslyn Brock A piece and petition launched by BlackAmericaWeb.com writer Michael H. Cottman delves into why the NAACP needs to consider this radical change in light of Jealous stepping down. Jealous, who was the organization’s youngest president, resigned in order to spend more time with his wife and family. Although the rigors of the position are certainly demanding, Cottman feels it is prime time for a woman to lead. From BlackAmericaWeb.com: After 104 years, the nation’s largest – and oldest – civil rights organization should evolve and move into the future for the first time with a woman at the helm. So now, as NAACP senior executives begin a national search for a new president, perhaps they only need to look down the hall where Roslyn Brock, the NAACP’s national chairman, works in her Baltimore office. Cottman’s piece highlights that Brock, a 29-year-member of the NAACP, succeeded Julian Bond as the national chairman in 2010 and is the youngest person to do so. Brock is also the lead person that organizes the NAACP’s Leadership 500 Summit, which serves as a vast network of business leaders, educators, activists and other like minds. Cottman cited Ebony magazine’s suggestions for potential presidents: Stefanie Brown James, a former national field director and youth and college director of the NAACP and the director of African-American voting for the Obama 2012 campaign; Aisha Moodie-Mills, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress; Maya Wiley, president of the Center for Social Inclusion; Sherrilyn Ifill, president and counsel-director of the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund; and former Bennett College president Julianne Malveaux. In addition, a Change.org petition has been circulated titled, “NAACP: Hire the First Woman President in the NAACP’s 104Year History” and shares the text found in the BlackAmericaWeb.com report.
September 19 - 25, 2013
Atlanta City Council President Annual Black Caucus Conference Ceasar C. Mitchell Presents ‘Give Says ‘It Starts With You’ a Spit about Cancer’ Event for National Bone Marrow Registry By Zenitha Prince Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper
Atlanta City Council President Ceasar C. Mitchell and DoSomething.org are encouraging young people to Give a Spit About Cancer by attending a campaign kick-off event for the National Bone Marrow Registry. The event will take place on Thursday, from 6-8 p.m., at Central Park in Atlantic Station. “I was pleased when Mrs. Lublin, CEO and Chief Old Person at DoSomething.org, asked my office to help kick-off the Atlanta Give a Spit about Cancer campaign,” said Mitchell. “Her organization, DoSomething. org, has a long history of promoting advocacy among young adults. And I am honored to be a part of the drive to increase young adult participation in the bone marrow registry program.” Lublin added that getting more people involved should be easy because of the ease of donating and some goodies offered at the event. “Most people don’t realize how easy it is to sign up for the national bone marrow registry. All it takes is a cheek swab. That’s it,”
said Lublin. The Give a Spit campaign seeks to help save the lives of patients affected with blood cancers by increasing the number of young adults on the national bone marrow registry. Bone marrow donations are most successful when the donors fall between the ages of 18-24. More specifically, the campaign targets young adult minorities, as minorities make up only 25 percent of the registry. The low number of minority registrants makes it more difficult for minority patients to find a lifesaving match. Another important note the campaign highlights is that only 30 percent of patients who need a bone marrow transplant can find a match within their family. The other 70 percent rely on complete strangers. The Give a Spit campaign kicks-off on Thursday, Sept. 19 and continues through Dec.19. Young adults are encouraged to continue raising awareness by hosting additional parties through the Dec. 19 campaign end date.
The 43rd Annual Legislative Conference of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation will gather under the theme “It Starts With You” from Thursday through Saturday at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. About 10,000 people are expected to attend the yearly gathering of Washington power players, industry leaders and ordinary men and women in the nation’s capital. With an eye to developing leaders, informing policy and educating the public, the conclave will comprise more than 70 forums and brain trusts on the critical issues facing African Americans and the African Diaspora. Most notably, this year’s national town hall meeting, “From Poverty to Prosperity: Confronting Violence, Restoring Opportunity,
and Investing in our Youth” will address the impact of poverty, juvenile justice and gun violence. “ALC is recognized as one of the most important gatherings of African Americans in the nation,” said CBCF Chairman Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-Pa.), in a statement. “Every year, we see thousands of returning attendees and even more new faces ready to join the dialogue so they too can be agents of change in their communities. Our communities find support through the foundation’s work on policies, programs and initiatives. It is our focused agenda that provides greater opportunities for all Americans.” For more information, visit: www.facebook.com/CBCFInc and www.twitter.com/ CBCFInc (#CBCFALC13). To register, visit: http://cbcfinc.org/registration-2013.html.
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By Jay Reeves Associated Press Hundreds of people Black and White, many holding hands, filled an Alabama church that was bombed by the White supremacist Ku Klux Klan 50 years ago last Sunday to mark the anniversary of the blast that killed four little girls and became a landmark moment in the civil rights struggle. The bombing became a powerful symbol of the depth of racial hatred in the South and helped build momentum for later laws, including the 1964 Civil Rights Act and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. The Rev. Arthur Price taught the same Sunday school lesson that members of the 16th Street Baptist Church heard the morning of the bombing -- “Love That Forgives.’’ Then, the rusty old church bell was tolled four times as the girls’ names were read. Bombing survivor Sarah Collins Rudolph, who lost her right eye and sister Addie Mae Collins in the blast, stood by as members laid a wreath at the spot where the dynamite device was placed along an outside wall. Rudolph was 12 at the time, and her family left the church after the bombing. She said it was important to return in memory of her sister, who was 14, and the three other girls who died: Carole Robertson and Cynthia Wesley Morris, both 14, and Denise McNair, 11. “God spared me to live and tell just what happened on that day,’’ said Rudolph, who testified against the Klansmen convicted years later in the bombing. Congregation members and visitors sang the old hymn “Love Lifted Me’’ and joined hands in prayer. The somber Sunday school lesson was followed by a raucous, packed worship service with gospel music and worshippers waving their hands. During the sermon, the Rev. Julius Scruggs of Huntsville, president of the National Baptist Convention USA, said, “God said you may murder four little girls, but you won’t murder the dream of justice and liberty for all.’’ Later Sunday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and others were set to attend a commemoration. Former Secretary
of State Condoleezza Rice, a Birmingham native who went to school with McNair, was among the scheduled speakers. The dynamite bomb went off outside the church on Sept. 15, 1963. Of the Klansmen convicted years later, one remains imprisoned. Two others who were convicted died in prison. Two young men, both Black, were shot to death in Birmingham in the chaos that followed the bombing. Birmingham was strictly segregated at the time of the bombing, which occurred as city schools were being racially integrated for the first time. The all-Black 16th Street Baptist Church was a gathering spot for civil rights demonstrations for months before the blast. During the commemoration, an honor guard composed of Black and White police officers and firefighters watched over ceremonies attended by the mixed-race crowd, something unthinkable in Birmingham in 1963. That same year, White police officers and firefighters used dogs and water hoses on Black demonstrators marching for equal rights. President Barack Obama issued a statement noting that earlier this year the four girls were posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, one of the country’s highest civilian honors. “That horrific day in Birmingham, Alabama quickly became a defining moment for the Civil Rights Movement. It galvanized Americans all across the country to stand up for equality and broadened support for a movement that would eventually lead to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964,’’ Obama said. Rev. Bernice King, a daughter of the late civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., noted the changed city in a prayer. “We thank you father for the tremendous progress we have made in 50 years, that we can sit in the safe confines of this sanctuary being protected by the city of Birmingham when 50 years ago the city turned its eye and its ears away from us,’’ she said.
September 19 - 25, 2013
Cox Enterprises Names Sonji Jacobs Dade as Director of Leadership Communications
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Cox Enterprises recently Jacobs Dade has extennamed Sonji Jacobs Dade sive experience creating as director of leadership long-term communication communications, effective strategies and crisis commuOct. 31. nications plans. She previJacobs Dade will serve ously served as vice president as senior communications of crisis, issues management counsel for Cox Enterprises’ and public affairs for EdelChief Operating Officer John man, as well as a reporter for Dyer, who will succeed JimThe Atlanta Journal-Constimy Hayes as president and tution and the Miami Herald. chief executive officer upon “It has been an honor and Hayes’ retirement in 2014. privilege to serve this great She will develop and direct city under the leadership of communications for Dyer, Mayor Kasim Reed and the including messaging, speech members of his administraSonji Jacobs Dade writing and presentations. tion during his first term,” She will also serve as a key said Dade. Reed’s “commitpartner with senior leadership across Cox’s ment and passion for Atlanta and its people companies and industry-related associations. are unparalleled, and he inspired me every “I’m thrilled that Sonji will be joining our single day. I look forward to growing even organization,” said Dyer. “She is known for more in my new role at Cox Enterprises.” providing strategic counsel to senior leaders Jacobs Dade was named to the Atlanta and communicating to a broad spectrum of Business Chronicle’s 40 Under 40 list, and constituents. And, as a former Cox employee her work has received multiple awards from with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she the International Association of Business understands our company culture and strong Communicators and the Public Relations values. Sonji is the perfect fit for this role.” Society of America. She is on the board of As a member of the Cox Enterprises directors for Planned Parenthood Southeast communications department, she will align and the Technology Association of Georgia’s leadership messages with the group’s overall Awareness Task Force. She is a member of business plan and report to Bob Jimenez, the National Association of Black Journalists, vice president of corporate communications Atlanta Association of Black Journalists and and public affairs. the Black Public Relations Society of Atlanta. Jacobs Dade currently serves as director She received a master’s of science degree of communications for the Office of Atlanta in journalism from Columbia University Mayor Kasim Reed. In this role, she serves as and a bachelor’s of arts degree in history and key political advisor and chief spokesperson literature from Harvard University. for Reed. While supervising a team of more Cox Enterprises is a leading communicathan 30 employees citywide, she has parttions, media and automotive services companered with city, state, federal ny. With revenues of more and White House officials on than $15 billion and more key events and announcethan 50,000 employees, the ments. She also coordinated company’s major operating the mayor’s national telesubsidiaries include Cox vision appearances, panel Communications Inc. (cable discussions and keynote television distribution, teleaddresses. phone, high-speed Internet Commenting on her departure from the access, commercial telecommunications and city, Reed said, “During her time with us, advertising solutions); Manheim Inc. (vehiSonji has restructured the Office of Comcle auctions, repair and certification services munications to be more responsive, effective and web-based technology products); Autoand innovative. Trader.com (online automotive advertising “Her creativity and passion for public and Kelley Blue Book, vAuto, HomeNet service has helped redefine Atlanta as a lead- Automotive and Vin Solutions subsidiaries); ing, international city. Sonji leaves us with a and Cox Media Group Inc. (television and tremendous record of achievement. She has radio stations, digital media, newspapers, been an invaluable member of my team and advertising sales rep firms, Valpak and Cox will be missed. I wish her the very best in Digital Solutions). Additionally, Cox operher new role, and I am sure she will exceed ates Kudzu.com. expectations at Cox Enterprises.”
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September 19 - 25, 2013
Editor’s Note: This is article X of an 11-part series on Race in America - Past and Present, sponsored by Kellogg Foundation. It has been edited for space considerations.
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Even if every convict were rightly sentenced, America’s vast, racially skewed incarceration system would still be morally indefensible. By Glenn C. Loury
Over the past four decades, the United States has become a vastly punitive nation, without historical precedent or international parallel. With roughly 5 percent of the world’s population, the U.S. currently confines about one-quarter of the world’s prison inmates. In 2008, one in 100 American adults was behind bars. Just what manner of people does our prison policy reveal us to be? America, with great armies deployed abroad under a banner of freedom, nevertheless harbors the largest infrastructure for the mass deprivation of liberty on the planet. We imprison nearly as great a fraction of our population to a lifetime in jail (around 70 people for every 100,000 residents) than Sweden, Denmark, and Norway imprison for any duration whatsoever. That America’s prisoners are mainly minorities, particularly African Americans, who come from the most disadvantaged corners of our unequal society, cannot be ignored. In 2006, one in nine Black men between the ages of 20 and 34 was serving time. The role of race in this drama is subtle and important, and the racial breakdown is not incidental: prisons both reflect and exacerbate existing racial and class inequalities. Why are there so many African Americans in prison? It is my belief that such racial disparity is not mainly due to overt discriminatory practices by the courts or the police. But that hardly exhausts the moral discussion. To begin with, let’s remember the fact that the very definition of crime is socially constructed: as graphically illustrated by the so-called “war on drugs,” much of what what is criminal today was not criminal in the past and may not be tomorrow. Let us also frankly admit that a massive, malign indifference to people of color is at work. I suspect strongly, though it is impossible to prove to the econometrician’s
satisfaction, that our criminal and penal policies would never have been allowed to expand to the extent that they have if most of the Americans being executed or locked away were White. We must also frankly ask why so many African-American men are committing crimes. Many of the “root causes” have long been acknowledged. Disorganized childhoods, inadequate educations, child abuse limited employability, and delinquent peers are just a few of the factors involved. In America, criminal justice has become a second line of defense, if you will, against individuals whose development has been neglected or undermined by other societal institutions like welfare, education, employment and job training, mental health programs, and other social initiatives. As a result, it is an arena in which social stratification, social stigmas, and uniquely American social and racial dramas are reinforced. Is it not true, for example, that prisons create criminals? As the Rutgers criminologist Todd Clear concluded after a review of evidence, the ubiquity of the prison experience in some poor urban neighborhoods has had the effect of eliminating the stigma of serving time. On any given day, as many as one in five adult men in these neighborhoods is behind bars. For people who go to prison, time behind bars almost always also diminishes their odds of living crime-free lives when they get out, by lowering employability, severing ties to healthy communal supports, and hardening
their own attitudes. When such individuals return to their communities, they join many others with the same harsh life experience, often forming or joining gangs. This, in turn, further diminishes the opportunities that law-abid
ing residents in those same neighborhoods have to escape poverty or preserve the often meager value of their property. Put it all together and look at what we have wrought. We have established what looks to the entire world like a racial caste system that leaves millions stigmatized as pariahs, either living behind bars or in conditions of concentrated crime and poverty that breed still more criminality. Why are we doing this? The present American regime of hyper-incarceration is said to be necessary in order to secure public safety. But this is not a compelling argument. It is easy to overestimate how much crime is prevented by locking away a large fraction of the population. Often those who are incarcerated, particularly for selling drugs, are simply replaced by others. There is no shortage of people vying to enter illicit trades, particularly given how few legal paths to upward mobility exist for most young Black males. The key empirical conclusion of the academic literature is that increasing the severity of punishment has little, if any, effect in deterring crime. But there is strong evidence that increasing the certainty of punishment has a large deterrent effect. One policy-relevant inference is that lengthy prison sentences, particularly in the form of mandatory minimum-type statutes such as California’s Three Strikes Law, are difficult to justify. The ideological justification for the present American prison system also ignores the fact that the broader society is implicated in the existence of these damaged, neglected, feared, and despised communities. People who live in these places are aware that outsiders view them with suspicion and contempt. (I know whereof I speak in this regard, because I am myself a child of the Black ghetto, connected intimately to ghetto-dwellers by the bond of social and psychic affiliation. While in general I am not much given to advertising this fact, it seems appropriate to do so here.) The plain historical truth of the matter is that neighborhoods like North Philadelphia
the West Side of Chicago, the East Side of Detroit, and South Central Los Angeles did not come into being by an accident of nature. As the sociologist Loïc Wacquant has argued, these ghettos are man-made, coming into existence and then persisting because the concentration of their residents in such urban enclaves serves the interests of others. As such, the desperate and vile behaviors of some ghetto-dwellers reflect not merely their personal moral deviance, but also the shortcomings of our society as a whole. “Justice” operates at multiple levels, both individual and social. Defenders of the current regime put the onus on law-breakers: “If they didn’t do the crimes, they wouldn’t have to do the time.” Yet a pure ethic of personal responsibility does not and could never justify the current situation. Missing from such an argument is any acknowledgment of social responsibility even for the wrongful acts freely chosen by individual persons. Put simply, the structure of our cities with their massive ghettos is a causal factor in the deviancy among those living there. Recognition of this fact has far-reaching implications for the conduct of public policy. What goals are our prisons trying to achieve, and how should we weigh the enormous costs they impose on our fellow, innocent citizens? In short, we must think of justice as a complex feedback loop. The way in which we distribute justice -- putting people in prison -- has consequences, which raise more questions of justice, like how to deal with convicts’ families and communities, who are also punished, though they themselves have done nothing wrong. Even if every sentence handed out to every prisoner were itself perfectly fair (an eminently dubious proposition), our system would still be amoral, because it punishes innocents. Those who claim on principled arguments that “a man deserves his punishment” are missing the larger picture. A million criminal cases, each rightly decided -- each distributing justice to a man who deserves his sentence -- still add up to a great and historic wrong.
Glenn C. Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of the Social Sciences and Professor of Economics at Brown University. He is the author of, among other works, Race, Incarceration, and American Values: The Tanner Lectures. This article was originally published by the Washington Monthly Magazine.
September 19 - 25, 2013
Rapper Macklemore Acknowledges Goodie Mob, Cee Lo Green to be ‘White Privilege’ Honored at Georgia Music Hall of Fame Awards By Jineea Butler NNPA Columnist
Is hip -hop losing its color? Recently, rapper Macklemore recognized that it is White privilege that catapulted him to success. In a Rolling Stone cover interview, Macklemore, born Ben Haggerty, said, “If you’re gonna be a White dude and do this … I think you have to take some level of accountability. You have to acknowledge where the art came from, where it is today, how you’re benefiting from it. At the very least, just bringing up those points and acknowledging that, yes, I understand my privilege, I understand how it works for me in society, and how it works for me in 2013 with the success that ‘The Heist’ has had.” Macklemore goes on to say, “We made a great album, but do I think we benefited from being White and the media grabbing on to something. A song like ‘Thrift Shop’ was safe enough for the kids. It was like, ‘This is music that my mom likes and that I can like as a teenager,’ and even though I’m cussing my a– off in the song, the fact I’m a White guy, parents feel safe. They let their 6-year-olds listen to it. I mean it’s just … it’s different. And would that success have been the same if I would have been a Black dude? I think the answer is no.”
to cofer the Posthumous Stars of the music world Award in memory of this will shine at the 35th Annual legendary artist. Her brother Georgia Music Hall of Fame Gary Houston, a member of Awards Concert and Show, her ensemble for 20 years, on Sat. , Oct. 5, at the Georgia will perform a special tribute World Congress Center. Sponduring the program.” sored by the not-for-profit The pioneering Southern Friends of Georgia Music hip-hop group, Goodie Mob, Festival Inc., the gala opens at is one of the most celebrated 6 p.m. with a Red Carpet walk rap acts to come out of the for entertainment luminaries hip-hop hotbed of Atlanta. for Gov. Nathan Deal’s RecepFormed in 1991, Goodie tion. Following the reception Mob’s original and current guests will enjoy a sit-down members include Cee Lo Green, Big Gipp, gourmet dinner at 6:45 p.m. in the Georgia Khujo, and T-Mo, who grew up together in Ballroom prior to the awards show, which Atlanta alongside the rest of the Dungeon begins at 8 p.m. Family – the collective of rappers including Atlanta’s revered television personality Andre 3000 and Big Boi of Outkast, Goodie and community leader Monica Pearson and Mob, Organized Noise and Parental AdviRobin Meade, anchor for HLN’s “Morning sory. Express” and recording artist, will lead the The stellar roster of inductees also includes: fast-paced program of music and honors as • The Forester Sisters – Pioneer Award dual emcees. The show will be televised live • Non-Performer Award – James (“Alley by Georgia Public Broadcasting. Friends Pat”) Patrick of Georgia Music Festival Inc., led by Dr. • Pat Alger – Songwriter Award. Bobbie Bailey as president, is committed to As impressive new recognizing achievements performers, von Grey will and talents of those who be presented the Horizon have significantly contribAward. uted to Georgia’s musical Tickets for the Georgia traditions and encouraging Music Hall of Fame Awards future musicians, songwritshow, reception and dinner ers and composers through are $125 per person, or scholarships to pursue their for a table of 10, the cost is careers. $1,250. To purchase tickets, Dr. Bailey announced contact Diane at 770-491that “Hip-hop superstars 9494, Ext. 15, or email Goodie Mob and Cee Lo firstname.lastname@example.org. Green will be presented the No tickets will be sold on Performer Award, while the the night of the event and trail-blazing KANSAS will are not available through receive the Group Award Ticketmaster. All tickets inon the 40th anniversary of clude the reception, dinner their music career.” Noting and awards show. No tickets that “this year would have Whitney Houston are available only for the marked Whitney Houston’s 50th birthday,” she continued, “We are proud show.
Alabama to Face Virginia Tech in Chautauqua Circle Celebrates See ‘The WatsonsGeorgia Go to Birmingham’ Sold-Out Dome 100 Years on the Hallmark Channel www.ADWnews.com
September 12 - 18, 2013
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By M. Alexis Scott
Chautauqua Circle President Marilyn Holmes (seated center) is flanked by members of the club, which celebrates its 100th anniversary this month. More than 150 friends gathered last week In September 1913, they invited 10 others to celebrate the centennial anniversary of to join them for the first formal meeting. At The Chautauqua Circle. a time when women were commonly iden“This is a dream come true,” said Sylvia tified by their husband’s names, the charter Suitt, immediate past president of the club members were Mrs. Samuel Archer, Mrs. in welcoming guests to the luncheon at Villa Joseph Bibb, Mrs. Matthew Bullock, Mrs. Christina. “We have been looking forward to Antoine Graves, Mrs. John Greenwood, Mrs. and planning this celebration for two years.” Ella Landrum, Miss Bessie Landrum, Mrs. The Chautauqua Circle is an organizaJohn Ross, Mrs. Thomas Slater, and Mrs. tion of African American women in Atlanta, John Brown Watson. which held it’s first formal meeting on Sept. The founders of the Chautauqua Circle 8, 1913, one hundred years ago were strong-willed, forthis month. ward-looking women. For the “Mrs. Henrietta Curtis Pormost part, they were products ter, our founder, had invested of the historic Old Fourth much thought, hope and resoWard in Atlanta, moderatelution into making her dream ly prosperous residents of a of a formal circle of scholars a progressive city already calling reality,” said Marilyn Holmes, itself the “Gate City of the president of the CC. “Much in South.” In addition, they were her life had prepared her for citizens of a nation struggling the pursuit of this dream.” to understand concepts of Luncheon guests were equality for people of color treated to a video presentation and for women. Through the of the CC history and enteryears, CC members have been tained by vocalist Kathleen tenacious in their quest for Shirley Franklin Bertrand, accompanied by uplift of self and others. Kenny Banks. They also re“We take great pride in the ceived a copy of the club history in a souveaccomplishments of current member Shirley nir journal, along with a book mark carrying Franklin and her unique contributions to the the 100th anniversary theme, “Scholarship, city of Atlanta,” said CC member Faye Tate. Sisterhood and Service.” “We continue to search through our archives Henrietta Curtis was born in Marion, Ala. and family histories to document the records to parents who had been held in bondage. of the many others who have helped shape Her father, Alexander H. Curtis, was one our club.” of hundreds of freed men who, during the Franklin was the first woman to be elected reconstruction era after the Civil War, were Mayor of Atlanta and the first Black woman serving in state legislatures across the South. to be elected mayor of any major Southern When the Reconstruction era ended in 1877, city. She served in that position for two Curtis and other African Americans found terms, from 2002 to 2010. In 2005, TIME themselves fighting against harsh conditions Magazine named her one of the five best bigand debilitating circumstances. Like her facity American mayors. Her experience and ther, Henrietta was determined to persevere expertise are called upon by many organizafor the improvement of herself and others. tions. She currently serves on the board of Her husband, Dr. James Porter, a pioDelta Airlines and is the Barbara Jordan Visneering dentist and a distinguished citizen iting Professor in Ethics and Political Values of Atlanta, also supported Henrietta. She at the University of Texas in Austin’s Lyndon was also greatly influenced by her friend, Bain Johnson School of Public Affairs. Ariel Hedges Bowen, who had received her The Woodruff Library at the Atlanta diploma from the highly respected Chautau- University Center has mounted an exhibit of qua Literary and Scientific Circle. Without CC’s history that will be on display through her, there might not have been a Chautauqua October. It is open to the public during Circle of Atlanta. business hours.
the two fastest The highly-anticipatBy M. Alexis Scott sellouts in the ed college football ADW Staff 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. Cast members of “The Go to Birmingham” include David Alan Grierin(back from left), Kickoff Game “Playing the Chick-fil-A “ThisWatsons is a nationally compelling matchAnika Noni Rose, Wood Harris, Skai Jackson and Bryce Clyde Jenkins.environment for the creates a very exciting up Harrison with two Knight, legendary coaches, passionate fans and players of both teams,” said Jim fan bases and perennial top-10 teams in the wounded several otherVirginia church members. “The Watsons Go To”Birmingham, ” an Bowl President Weaver, Tech athletics director. “We country, said Chick-fil-A screening, Birmingham original movieand directed Atlanta’s Kenny look forward to opening the season with the CEOby Gary Stokan. “For AlabamaFollowing this is the Mayorrun, Williamdefending A. Bell Sr.National moderated a Leon, premieres on the “Walmart and P&G Champions in a sold-out a chance to start another championship panel, including one of the film’s producpresent WaldentoFamily Theater” on Friday, Georgia Dome.” make history and go for the three-peat. Tonya Jeffrey Sept. 20 at 8 p.m. the Hallmark Channel. In itsLeon; third Curtis; Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Foron Virginia Tech, you can’t makeers, much big-Lewis Lee; Wright; Urban Ministries Inc. CEO The movie, filmed here in the Atlanta will look not only to ger of a statement than knocking off number appearance, Alabama Robert Selman, who developed a study guide area earlier this year, stars Anika Noni Rose, increase its record to 3-0, but will also look one.” about the film for students; and a Walmart Wood Harris, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, secure a victory that could prove to be imThe teams, who last met in 2009 when the executive, whotosaid the film will be available Bryce Clyde Jenkins, Harrison Knight, Skai perative in appearing Crimson TidePauletta defeated the #7 Hokies 34on DVD 10 days after the movie airsinonits third consecutive Jackson, David#5 Alan Grier and championship game. will faceThenational Hallmark. panel discussed the imporWashington. 24 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, For Virginia Tech, a victory off again at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 to tance of the film, which highlights an event against topThe movie was adapted from the book, ranked immediately thrust open the 2013 college football season. that changed not onlyAlabama the lives would of the church The Watsons Go To Birmingham 1963, Since the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game began the Hokies into the national members, but the rest of the country. This spotlight and set that earned author Christopher Paul Curtis in 2008, the two matchups between Alabamaonlythem for aafter championship run of their own. bombing, threeup weeks the historic the prestigious 1996 Newbery Honor and and Virginia Tech (2009 and 2013)March represent on Washington, led to the eventual Coretta Scott King Honor Award. It tells passage of the Civil Rights Act in 1964 and the fictional story of an African-American the Voting Rights Act in 1965. family from Flint, Mich., who found their The Watson family serves as the prism lives forever changed during a road trip to through which the audience views a moment Birmingham, Ala. in the summer of 1963. of revolutionary change in America, Walden The film received a special screening at Media officials said. Walden Media has also the Alabama Theater in Birmingham on prepared an educator’s resource guide for use Sept. 12 as part of a week-long series of events commemorating the 50th anniversary in schools. It is a free download and can be found at http://www.walden.com/tv-movie/ of the bombing at the 16th Street Baptist the-watsons-go-to-birmingham/. Church that killed four young girls and
Georgia United Wins AAU Title Cartledge WoodsonYear Lead Teams Atlanta www.ADWnews.com Dream Participate in SPORT For Third and Consecutive for Second Consecutive Week After-School Sports & Nutrition Alabama to Face Virginia Tech in Ge Program Fo Sold-Out Georgia Dome www.ADWnews.com
Tyree Squires ended among the top 15 finFor the second consecutive week, junior ishers in 12th and 14th place, respectively. As Juan Cartledge paced the Clark Atlanta a team, the Panthers’ average time was 35:40. University men’s cross country team to a Woodson’s 21:34 finish in the 6K run was third-place finish, while senior Markeishia Woodson led the women’s team to fifth place good for 14th place as the Lady Panthers’ averaged a time 25:47. Next, both teams at the University of North Georgia Cross will compete in the Georgia ReCountry Invitational Saturday. gents University Invitational Cartledge finished fifth overall Friday in Augusta, Ga. in the men’s 8K run with a 30:13 time, while Richard Wilson and 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.
September 19 - 25, 2013
Special to the Daily World Special to ADW Members of the WNBA Atlanta Dream participated in an after-school sports and The highly-anticipatnutrition ed collegeprogram football on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at the Anderson Recreation Center locatrematch between ed in northwest reigning nation- Atlanta. The program, which was al champion sponsoredand by the Atlanta PoAlabama lice Athletic Virginia TechLeague (PAL) and thenow Georgia Coalition for is a sellout. Physical Activity Chick-fil-A Bowl and offi-Nutrition, was designed to encourage children to make smart, cials announced the game healthy to do well in school, and bothdecisions, teams have completely sold and to set goals beyond the environment through their allotment of tickets for in the which they currently live. Georgia Dome showdown. In recognition of September being “Hun“The Georgia Dome is always an exciting ger Action Month” nationally, during one place to play a sold-out Georgia is portion of theand event youngsters wereDome providgoing to be very special, ” said Virginia Tech ed healthy meals, and were given meal-makhead coach Frank Beamer. ing tips to take home. The aim was to help Despite ticket allotments curtail the statistic that one inbeing everysold 3.5 out, fans looking to get to the game still children in Georgia lives in a food-deficient have great ticket available household, whichpackage is worseoptions than the national through PrimeSport, average of one-in-five.the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game’s Official Ticket Exchange and The children also participated in aVIP circuit Hospitality provider. basketball and footof sports performance is Led a nationally compelling matchball“This drills. by Atlanta Dream players, up with two legendary coaches, passionate other Atlanta-area athletes. fan“This basesisand perennial top-10 the a great example of a teams WNBAinCares country, ” ”said Bowl President initiative, saidChick-fil-A Dream center Ruth Riley. and CEO Gary Stokan. “For Alabama this is a chance to start another championship run, to make history and go for the three-peat. For Virginia Tech, you can’t make much bigger of a statement than knocking off number one.” The teams, who last met in 2009 when the #5 Crimson Tide defeated the #7 Hokies 3424 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, will face off again at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 31 to open the 2013 college football season. Since the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game began in 2008, the two matchups between Alabama and Virginia Tech (2009 and 2013) represent
“This program demonstrated that the Atlanta and its theDream two fastest players are not only passionate sellouts in the about being successful on the game’s hiscourt, making the playoffs tory. and competing for a championship, The teams but we are equally passionate will be about utilizing the platform we have as competprofessional athletes to empowering theforyouth the in our community, teach them positive life game’s coveted lessons and encourage them to achieve their Old Leather Helmet dreams.” Trophy. PALare is alooking juvenileforward crime prevention “We to another force that is dedicated to providing great game and we have a lot ofeducational respect for and athletic activities for all children 8-18 Coach Beamer and Virginia Tech,” said Nick years old. PAL primarily services high-risk Saban, Alabama and headengage coach.the “We’ve neighborhoods youthhad in the opportunity to open the season twice before constructive activities. in Atlanta, and the experience beenthe The Atlanta Dream recentlyhas earned extremely for our teamplayoffs and ourand fans. No. 2 seedpositive in the 2013 WNBA The Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in the Georgia will go against No. 3 seeded Washington Dome is in a great venue forEastern collegeConference football. It Mystics a best-of-five has a bowl game feel, which and thebegan staff has Semifinals matchup, Sept.done 19. an outstanding job of making it a first-class event.” “Playing in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game creates a very exciting environment for the fans and players of both teams,” said Jim Weaver, Virginia Tech athletics director. “We look forward to opening the season with the defending National Champions in a sold-out Georgia Dome.” In its third Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game appearance, Alabama will look not only to increase its record to 3-0, but will also look to secure a victory that could prove to be imperative in appearing in its third consecutive national championship game. For Virginia Tech, a victory against topranked Alabama would immediately thrust the Hokies into the national spotlight and set them up for a championship run of their own.
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REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL GICC-101813-PBR ADVERTISEMENT for PARKING BOOTH REPLACEMENT at GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER The City of College Park is accepting Sealed Proposals from qualified vendors for PARKING BOOTH REPLACEMENT at GEORGIA INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER. Sealed proposals will be received no later than 10:00am EST, October 18, 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 www.collegeparkga.com. A Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting will be held at 10:00am EST, Friday, September 27, 2013 at the Georgia International Convention Center, 2000 Convention Center Concourse, College Park, GA 30337, ITALIAN SUITES. After the Mandatory Pre-Bid Meeting, questions arising will be accepted via email ONLY to firstname.lastname@example.org until COB, Friday, October 4, 2013. An Addendum listing all Q&A, clarifications, etc. will be posted at www.collegeparkga.com on or about COB Friday, October 11, 2013. It is always the vendor’s responsibility to check the City’s website for any/all addenda. A Bid Bond of ten percent (10%) is required with submitted proposal. Successful vendor will be required to provide Performance and Payment Bond for one hundred percent (100%) of full contract amount before execution of contract. 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.
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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 email@example.com 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: http://beltline.org/about/work-with-us/rfps-and-rfgs/ 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: Katta@atlbeltline.org Facsimile: 404/477-3606
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PROPERTY FOR SALE Property For Sale – 1921 Cummings Dr. S.W., Atlanta 30311 Contact trustee 404-353-6222. Best Offer/Highest Bidder Contact: Barbara Cullings P.O. Box 5043 • Atlanta, GA 30302 (404) 353-6222
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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
BIDS AND PROPOSALS Request for Proposal from Experienced Qualified Firms to construct “The Gateway” project for ABI The FULL text of the RFP is found at: http://beltline.org/about/work-with-us/rfps-and-rfqs-2/ 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: firstname.lastname@example.org • Facsimile: 404/477-3604 REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL GICC-100913-BC ADVERTISEMENT for BANQUET CHAIRS The City of College Park is accepting Sealed Proposals from qualified vendors for BANQUET CHAIRS. Sealed proposals will be received no later than 3:00pm EST, OCTOBER 9, 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 www.collegeparkga.com. No Pre-Bid meeting will be held. However, questions will be accepted via email ONLY to email@example.com until COB September 25, 2013. An Addendum listing all Q&A, clarifications, etc. will be posted at www.collegeparkga.com on or about COB October 2, 2013. It is always the vendor’s responsibility to check the City’s website for any/ all addenda. A Bid Bond of ten percent (10%) is required with submitted proposal. Successful vendor will be required to provide Performance and Payment Bond for one hundred percent (100%) of full contract amount prior to execution of contract. 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.
LEGAL NOTICES C. W. Matthews Contracting Co., Inc will be accepting quotations from subcontractors, including Clayton County certified Small Local Business Enterprises (SLBE) and those subcontractors certified as a small business through the SBA, Dekalb County, Georgia DOT or City of Atlanta who would be eligible for Clayton County certification as an SLBE, for Clayton County Request For Bid Pkg # 13-53 Relocation of Clark Howell Hwy and Realignment of Forest Parkway bidding October 2, 2013 @ 10:00 A.M. Items of work include: Clear & Grubb, Construction Layout, Hauling, Milling, Concrete Flatwork, Pipework, Drainage Structures, Guardrail, Grassing, Erosion Control, Signs, Fencing, Traffic Signals, Fiber Optics, electrical and Thermoplastic Pavement Marking. Subcontractor quotations (including all Required Clayton County Forms) will be accepted by C. W. Matthews’ Estimating Department in person, by e-mail: hpaige@ cwmatthews.com and/or firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax: #770-422-9361 until 12:00 Noon on Friday, September 27, 2013. All bidding documentation will be available at the C. W. Matthews Contracting website (www.contractors.cwmatthews. com) as well as the Clayton County website (http://www.claytoncountyga.gov/departments/central-services/view-bids-and-proposals.aspx) You must register a User ID and Password to access the CWM website. For additional information, contact C. W. Matthews’ Estimating Department at 770-422-7520. STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA
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IN THE FAMILY COURT FOR THE THIRD JUDICIAL CIRCUIT 2013-DR-43-994 South Carolina Department of ) Social Services ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) vs. ) ) Adrian Parker ) Tronnie Rhodes ) Defendants. ) ) In the Interests of: ) ) Javion Demarcus Boykin [DOB: 01/28/1999] ) ) Minor(s) under the age of 18. ) __________________________________________) COUNTY OF SUMTER
ADRIAN PARKER and TRONNIE RHODES DEFENDANTS ABOVE NAMED: SUMMONS
YOU ARE HEREBY SUMMONED and required to answer the Complaint in this action, a copy of which is hereby served upon you, and to serve a copy of your Answer upon Plaintiff’s attorney at the address below, within thirty (30) days following the date of service on you, exclusive of the day of such service; and if you fail to answer the Complaint within the time stated, Plaintiff will proceed to seek termination of your parental rights to the above-captioned child.
NOTICE OF FILING
YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the original Summons and Complaint in the above entitled action were filed in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County, South Carolina on August 12, 2013, the object and prayer of which is an action for termination of parental rights and such other relief as set forth in the Complaint.
NOTICE OF RIGHT TO LEGAL COUNSEL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that you have the right to request that an attorney be appointed to represent you if you cannot afford one. If you cannot afford one, you must apply IMMEDIATELY for one at the Sumter County Clerk of the Family Court, located at 215 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, South Carolina.
NOTICE OF HEARING YOU WILL PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to South Carolina Code of Laws, Section 63-7-2570 (2012), a termination of parental rights hearing and permanency planning hearing in this matter has been scheduled to be held on November 21, 2013 at 9:30 AM. You are hereby notified to be present in the Sumter County Family Court, Sumter County Judicial Center - 2nd Floor, 215 N. Harvin Street, Sumter, South Carolina at this time.
DEBORAH TRUETT NIELSEN ATTORNEY FOR PLAINTIFF Post Office Box 68 Sumter, SC 29151 (803) 773-5531 ext 214 Sumter, South Carolina Filed September 13, 2013
September 19 - 25, 2013
My Part of the World
by George E. Curry
by M. Alexis Scott
Jennifer HolLiday Feels Better When You Do
1963 was the Pivotal Year for Civil Rights In the modern civil rights era, no year stands out in my memory more than 1963. I was a sophomore at Druid High School in Tuscaloosa, Ala. and living in McKenzie Court, the all-Black housing project on the west side of town. After a life of second-class citizenship, I finally saw the walls of segregation crumbling. Tuscaloosa provided me with a front-row seat. My stepfather, William H. Polk, drove a dump truck at the University of Alabama. Although our taxes went to support what was even then a football factory, African Americans were barred from attending the state-supported school. On Feb. 3, 1956, Autherine Lucy gained admission to the University of Alabama under a U.S. Supreme Court order. But a mob gathered on campus three days later. Instead of defending the Black graduate student, the university suspended Lucy, saying officials could not protect her. When she sued to gain readmission, Alabama officials used that suit to claim she had slandered the university and therefore could not continue as a student. But things would be different on June 11, 1963, which is not to say there wouldn’t be resistance. Vivian Malone and James Hood, armed with a federal court order that the university admit them and segregationist Gov. George C. Wallace not interfere, sought to enter Foster Auditorium on campus to register for classes. They were accompanied by Deputy U.S. Attorney General Nicholas Katzenbach. Instead of complying with the federal order, Gov. Wallace, who had pledged “segregation now, segregation tomorrow, segregation forever” in his inaugural address, staged his “Stand in the Schoolhouse Door” to block to the two students from entering. Katzenbach left with the students and placed a call to President John F. Kennedy. The president nationalized the Alabama National Guard. When Malone, Hood and Katzenbach returned to Foster Auditorium that afternoon, Gen. Henry Graham told Wallace, “Sir, it is my sad duty to ask you to step aside under orders of the president of the United States.” After uttering a few words, Wallace stepped to the side and Malone and Hood walked inside and registered. It was exciting to see the drama being played out on our black and white TV. At last, I thought, the walls of segregation would be forever shattered. President Kennedy gave an eloquent televised speech to the nation that night. He said, “Today we are committed to a worldwide struggle to promote and protect the rights of all who wish to be free. And when Americans are sent to Vietnam or West Berlin, we do not ask for Whites only. It ought to be possible, therefore, for American students of any color to attend any public institution they select without having to be backed up by troops.”
The euphoria of a victory in my hometown was short lived. Within hours of Kennedy’s speech, Medgar Evers, who headed NAACP field operations in Mississippi, was shot to death in Jackson, Miss. after parking his car in his driveway and exiting to enter his home. Byron De La Beckwith, a member of the Ku Klux Klan, was arrested for the crime. However, he was acquitted by an all-White, all male jury. It wasn’t until 30 years later, when new evidence surfaced, that Beckwith was finally convicted for murdering Evers. Of course, 250,000 gathered Aug. 28, 1963 for the March on Washington. Much has been written about the march as part of the 50th anniversary celebration, so I won’t devote much space here except to note that the news media was fixated on the possibility of the march turning violent. But, as the Baltimore Sun noted, only three people were arrested that day and “not one was a Negro.” Like the desegregation of the University of Alabama, White racists were eager to “send a message” that the March on Washington would not change their world. In the wee hours of Sunday, Sept. 15, 1963, four Klansmen – Bobby Frank Cherry, Thomas Blanton, Herman Frank and Robert Chambliss, planted a box of dynamite with a time delay under the steps of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Ala., a rallying point in the city for civil rights activities. At 10:22 a.m., the bomb went off, killing four young girls – Addie Mae Collins, Cynthia Wesley, Carole Robertson and Denise McNair – and injuring 22 others. Although the violent message was supposed to remind Blacks that there were no safe places for them, not even church, Blacks sent a more lasting message by continuing to desegregate public facilities in Birmingham and across the South. The enormous sacrifices of 1963 were not in vain. They provided the groundwork for passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Voting Rights Act and the Fair Housing Act of 1968. It was a year worth remembering. George E. Curry, former editor-in-chief of Emerge magazine, is editor-in-chief of the National Newspaper Publishers Association News Service (NNPA.) He is a keynote speaker, moderator, and media coach. Curry can be reached through his website, www.georgecurry.com. You can also follow him at www.twitter.com/currygeorge and George E. Curry Fan Page on Facebook.
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It’s pretty clear that Jennifer Holliday is a songbird. She has that unmistakable strong contralto that will rattle you to your very core. And one more amazing thing about her, and probably more significant, is that she is a good person. She uses her voice – her gift from God, as she calls it – to help others, as well as entertain them.
It’s been 32 years since she became famous and a Tony Award winner for her Broadway turn as Effie in “Dreamgirls,” but her voice is stronger and more powerful than ever. I know. I heard her just two months ago when she blew the roof off the Intercontinental Hotel at the National Black Arts Festival Gala. And now she’s lending her talent to benefit the Actor’s Express and the Atlanta Botanical Garden. She’ll be the headliner at a joint benefit for the two groups on Sept. 29 at the Garden. “You know it would be one thing if I was rich, I’d just send a check and never sing,” she joked in talking with me about her support. “But God has given me a gift, with my voice, so I sing for you, and you will raise the money you need.” Indeed. Everybody wins. To hear her beautiful voice, the organizations get a great turnout for their events and everyone is inspired and enriched by Jennifer’s singing. But, here’s something else I just learned about her. She has MS -- multiple sclerosis.
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“I announced it publicly for the first time in March,” she said. She was here to do a benefit for MS of Atlanta. Nonetheless, she said, “I feel very good. I’m disciplined about my work and my health,” she said. “And the things that I do to take care of my voice also help the rest of my body.” She went on to say that despite her illness, for which there is no cure, she is the happiest that she has ever been. “I have an inner peace and an inner joy,” she said. With the passage of time, she said she’s learned to be grateful for what she has. “You know, I have MS. Somebody else has something else. We all have challenges,” she said. “What matters is how you respond to them. “I’m a happier woman and better person than I was 32 years ago,” she said in reference to all the fame and notoriety that surrounded her as a new Broadway star. “And in my way of giving (singing), it helps someone else, and it helps me forget about myself,” she said. “Giving that way is my medicine.” And now, thanks to the internet, she’s going to be able to give to a whole new generation. “Social media and You Tube have allowed young people to make me relevant, again,” she said. “They have loved me back out into the spotlight.” And with that, all her fans can look forward to her first new secular CD in 22 years. “The Song is You” should be released by year-end, she said. It’s going to be all love songs, jazz standards and R&B classics, she said. Rather than “new music” as she calls it, she said she wanted to stick with what she knows. “I am a Broadway Baby,” she said. And guess what? In the middle of me writing this, she called me back to say she wanted to say thank you to Atlanta for being what her pastor calls “a life affirming community.” She said Atlanta embraced her as a human being, not just a commodity. “The core of what Atlanta has to offer is love, compassion and caring,” she said. “And that inspires me. When people accept you for who you are, it makes you want to be who you think they think you are.” So your very next opportunity to be uplifted by her amazing vocals -- and support two worthwhile organizations -- is the “Broadway in the Garden” benefit concert under the tent on the great lawn at the Atlanta Botanical Garden on Sunday, Sept. 29, at 6:30 p.m. Also performing is “The BeHip Allstars,” a six-piece jazz orchestra. Tickets begin at $125. All details are available at www.actors-express.com or by calling (404) 607-7469 (SHOW).
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September 19 - 25, 2013
Director Kenny Leon (left), stands with Bernice King, CEO of The King Center, and Birmingham Mayor William A. Bell Sr. following a special screening on Sept. 12 of Leon’s “The Watsons Go to Birmingham” at the formerly-segregated Alabama Theater in Birmingham.
Christopher Paul Curtis (left), author of “The Watsons Go to Birmingham,” stands with Walden Media educational executive Randy Testa and “Watsons” storyboard artist Brian McKissick following a panel discussion at the Birmingham Museum of Art. The movie airs on the Hallmark Channel on Sept. 20.
Atlanta’s own visual artist Radcliffe Bailey congratulates NBAF “Legends” honoree visual artist Faith Ringgold following a celebration that also recognized Poet Amiri Baraka, Stage Director Woodie King Jr., Third World and dancer Geoffrey Holder.
Michael Lomax (from left), president of the UNCF and founder of the National Black Arts Festival, celebrates “Legends” Honoree Carmen De Lavallade with NBAF Chair Sonya Halpern and former chair Evern Cooper Epps on Sept. 13 at the Rialto Center for the Arts at Georgia State University.
Former NBAF Executive Producer Stephanie Hughley (center) is flanked by NBAF “Legends” honoree Pam Grier (left) and actress Anna Maria Horsford, program host, before the celebration begins.
Actress Jasmine Guy stands with her father, the Rev. Dr. William Guy, and his wife Florine on Sept. 14 at opening night of “The Guys” at Theatrical Outfit. The play runs through Oct. 6.
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