“Being your First Lady has been the greatest honor of my life, and I hope I made you proud.” —The First Lady https://t.co/8INNaOIdt1 — The First Lady (@FLOTUS) January 6, 2017 Michelle Obama fought back tears during her final speech as the First Lady of the United States, where she honored the 2017 Counselor of… via Michelle Obama Moved to Tears ...Read More »
While the ice fell Friday night, former U.S. ambassador and mayor Andrew Young called to inform us of the death of Leslie Dunbar, the man who helped organize efforts to desegregate Atlanta in its early days and later arranged financial backing for Martin Luther King Jr.’s “poor people’s march” on Washington in 1968 — after… via Leslie Dunbar, behind-the-scenes figure in ...Read More »
State Sen. Vincent Fort introduces Bernie Sanders at his rally at Morehouse College. Vermont U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders formally endorsed Vincent Fort’s bid for Atlanta mayor on Saturday, urging his millions of donors to support a “powerful ally” running to lead the city. Fort, a state senator representing an Atlanta district, has made no secret… via Vincent Fort’s 2017 mayoral bid ...Read More »
Now, it could be argued that this isn’t an endorsement per se, but the following invitation was just broadcast over Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed’s email list: The Jan. 26 event for the Atlanta city councilwoman, incidentally, comes one day after the Buckhead Coalition hosts an introduction of eight current and potential mayoral candidates. Only last… via Did Kasim Reed just make ...Read More »
Roy Barnes goes public with support for Vincent Fort in 2017 race for mayor of Atlanta — Political Insider blog
Back in the day, Sovietology emphasized the study of photographs of that era’s vast military parades — which showed who in the Kremlin stood next to whom, and was thus in or out of favor. We can use the same trick when it comes to invitations for campaign fundraisers, which amount to declarations of alliances. […] via Roy Barnes goes public ...Read More »
Starting January 16 at BQE Restaurant and Lounge, Newsmakers Live starts the Spring 2017 with an up close and personal interview with each Atlanta Mayoral Candidate. Join us at 6:30pm every Monday night for politics, entertainment, and your global urbane prospective.Read More »
Mary Norwood Files Declaration of Intention for Atlanta Mayor’s Race “Today I’m taking the first step in becoming your next Mayor. I’m following the law and filing to accept contributions. Over the next several weeks, I will continue to be in communities throughout our city with Atlantans from every part of our great city. I am running for Mayor of ...Read More »
Kwanza Hall confirms he is running for Mayor; Shirley Franklin suggests she might run for Mayor again!
By Maynard Eaton It’s on and popping! The 2017 Atlanta mayor’s race is heating up, and the field of candidates is growing exponentially. After months of speculation Councilman Kwanza Hall admitted he “is definitely” running to become the 60th mayor of Atlanta in 2017. “I’m telling you now that I am definitely going to run,” Hall told WSB – TV newsman Craig Lucie ...Read More »
Maynard Eaton is a Emmy Award winning journalist and serves as the National Communication Director for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. CASCADE PRESS (CP), ATLANTA, GEORGIA,Maynard Eaton is a good journalist. Eaton is not a good journalist because he has been decorated with eight Emmy’s. Eaton is a good journalist simply because he has the proverbial nose for news. He ...Read More »
The “Furious Five”: A sizzling Atlanta urban Republican dialogue. Where is Black Atlanta in the “All of It”?
By Maynard Eaton & Carrie L. Williams NML’s “Monday Night Politics” political panel participants. Photo: by Faith Swift I now call them the “Furious Five” – an eclectic crew of friends and political knowers – who were invited to participate in the first of a month long series of “unbridled” conversations about the political issues of the day. And, they ...Read More »