Fri04182014

Bronner Bros. Hair Show Brings Pros

     Linette Battle of Palm Beach, Fla., was the grand prize winner at the Hair Fitness competition at the Bronner Brothers International Hair Show held recently in Atlanta.     She was one of more than 50 stylists competing before a crowd of 1,500 at the third annual competition to create exercise-friendly hairstyles for African-American women.   ...

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Time Magazine 100 Most Influential Artist, Kara Walker, To Speak At Atlanta Cyclorama

Award-winning contemporary artist Kara Walker will lecture on The Art of War at The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum Friday, Aug. 10. The event, 6-8 p.m.,  is part of the ongoing Civil War Summer series, “The American Civil War: One-Hundred-Fifty Years Later” hosted by The City of Atlanta’s Office of Cultural Affairs and the Atlanta Cyclo...

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Voters Defeat T-Splost Plan Overwhelmingly

     Georgia voters overwhelmingly rejected the T-Splost Transportation Referendum on the ballot Tuesday, sending a slap in the face at officials that supported the plan.  Distrustful of government, metro Atlanta voters sent a strong message to the $7.2 billion transportation plan that business leaders and some elected officials in the area had end...

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Hank Aaron Donates $100,000 To Atlanta Technical College

    The Atlanta Technical College Foundation announced recently that the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation has made a generous donation in the amount of $104,000 to establish the Hank Aaron Chasing the Dream Foundation 4 for 4 Endowed Scholarship at Atlanta Technical College. The scholarship is in memory of Dr. Brenda Watts Jones, former pr...

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Obama Talks Gun Control At NUL

     NEW ORLEANS -- In one of his most expansive responses yet to gun crime, President Barack Obama on Wednesday, July 25, embraced some degree of control on the sale of weapons but said he would also seek a national consensus on combating violence. He said responsibility for curtailing bloodshed also rests with parents, neighbors and teachers to e...

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