Moving Forward

Midnight basketball league builds relationship between kids, police

On the surface, the event looked like nothing out of the ordinary. About 90 teenage boys were gathered for their sixth week of midnight basketball on Gresham Park Recreation Center’s two full-sized courts. But while some of the players were ...
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National parks highlight black experience

From the oldest standing black church in the United States to the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail, families can celebrate Black History at seven national park...
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Nation’s first black female physician blazed trails to DeKalb

In the 1980s, Dr. Runette Flowers, Dr. Rogsbert Phillips and I became the first black female physicians to establish medical practices in DeKalb County for our specialties: pediatrics, general surgery and obstetrics-gynecology, respectively.
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Discover origins of drumming

Artist and musician Akinlana Lowman will speak about the history of African drumming on Feb. 20 at Flat Shoals Library in Decatur.
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Civil and human rights discussion

The National Center for Civil and Human Rights will discuss its role in protecting the rights of all people around the globe on Feb. 6 at the Toco Hill-Avis G. Williams Library in Decatur.

Service volunteers honor King's legacy on holiday

Hundreds of volunteers fanned out into DeKalb county on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Jan. 18 to honor the civil rights icon’s memory by offering service to the community.
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Teen artists explore civil rights challenges in King Day production

Teen artists in the Alliance Theatre’s Palefsky Collision Project will explore the issues and ideas that challenge their generation at performances beginning on Jan. 17.

Salute to Greatness Gala honors King-like qualities

Farmer and philanthropist Howard G. Buffett and TIAA-CREF will be honored at the King Center’s Salute to Greatness Awards Gala on Jan. 16 at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta.
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King Center panel tackles thorny issues of race

Prominent Americans speaking at the King Center’s Beloved Community Talks on Jan. 9 described how their lives were changed by the thorny issues of rac
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GA. Tech students explore King legacy

Georgia Tech students are exploring “Civil Rights to Human Rights: The Courage to Lead” in their commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King’s 87th birthday.

Mathis to lead National Council of Negro Women

Janice Mathis, who led the Rev. Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s Atlanta office for 15 years, is now the executive director of the National Council of Negro Women.

Kayongo is CEO of Center for Civil and Human Rights

Corporate and social entrepreneur Derreck Kayongo is the new CEO of the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta.

Human rights activist joins King family for book signing

Special guest author Kit Cummings will join King family members for a book signing at the King Center on Jan. 10, part of the center’s annual King Holiday Observance.

ACA enrollment deadline looms

Stakeholders who need help enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace can find assistance at area DeKalb Library branches.

$5,000 reward for shooter in troubled area

DeKalb Sheriff Jeffrey Mann is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the person who shot up a sheriff deputy’s Lithonia home on Dec. 15.