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Harvard Diversity Project aka The Atlanta Great Debaters Talk Winning Harvard Debate for Atlanta w/ Greg Street

A group of 25 young scholars from Atlanta brought home the W in a Harvard debate competition beating out teams from all over the world from places such as China, Europe and other regions of the United States. The Harvard Diversity Project kids aka The Atlanta Debaters and Harvard debate coach...
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Back To School Start Dates

Students will begin returning to class in metro Atlanta on July 27. V-103 has a list of districts and their start dates. Click here to see when your student goes back to school.
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Atlanta Mayor Talks Successes-Abrams For Governor-Mayor's 5K

While it may seem as though it was only yesterday that Keisha Lance Bottoms was sworn in as Atlanta's 60th Mayor, it's actually been 6 months. During that time she has amassed a list of "accomplishments". At the top of the list, distributed by her office, is the Executive Order which she signed...
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ATL NAACP: To Restore Stone Mountain To Original Beauty - Under $2M

When I first wrote (July 13, 2015) about NAACP Atlanta President Richard Rose wanting the generals sandblasted from Stone Mountain, it was met with much protest, including claims that the price tag to do so would be too high. Now, Rose has an idea, which he says is far less costly, and would...
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First Black Valedictorian Who Was Not Allowed to Give Speech Goes on Record

Jaisaan Lovett – a recent graduate of a charter school in Rochester, NY, said he was not allowed to give the graduation speech, which is traditional for all valedictorians. The fact that Lovett is the first African-America to earn this distinction at the school has locals outraged. Lovett talked...
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Atlanta Mayor Names City's First-Ever Chief Education Officer

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says there have been "some great announcements in terms of leadership" including the City Attorney, Chief Procurement Officer, and Chief Education Officer. The City's first-ever Chief Education Officer is a native of metro Atlanta. Click here for more on this...
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Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms Announces New Chief Procurement Officer

As she continues to build her staff, and "ensure transparency and fairness in our business operations", Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has named a new Chief Procurement Officer. He is retired Lieutenant Colonel David L. Wilson. A statement from the Mayor's office indicates that Wilson comes to...
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King Center Celebrates 50 Years

When the Community Birthday Bash kicks off at 4 pm at the King Center in Atlanta today, there will be birthday cake, and plenty of it. Founded by Mrs. Coretta Scott King in 1968, the Center is marking its 50th anniversary. King Center CEO Dr. Bernice King says "the community is invited to come...
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Atlanta Mayor Maintains Order On Immigrants In Jails

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms says for the long-term the U.S."has to tackle immigration reform in a compassionate and humane way." Mayor Bottoms was speaking during a news conference at Atlanta City Hall Thursday addressing her Executive Order on immigration. She also took a swipe at a...
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Atlanta Mayor Signs Order Refusing New ICE Detainees At City Jail

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is calling the Trump Administration immigration policy on children and families "despicable" and "inhumane." Mayor Bottoms has taken action that would prevent the city's jail from housing new detainees through ICE, or the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement...
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