A robust “live” conversation about Atlanta politics with Alex Wan from Newsmakers Live by NML on Vimeo.  Read More →

“Happy Belated International Women’s Day” International Women’s Day has come and gone for the year 2017. I reflected on the “progress” made throughout the years. Some great! But certain factors remain: women still being paid significantly less than men, rape culture is a thing, lack of diversity in feminism, and a woman’s body being a controversial topic for political office. Under Valued And Under Paid We had an oral discussion in my media seminar class regarding the issue women journalists have in a male-dominated profession. My advisor admitted to there being gender inequality in the newsroom. As a recent college grad, my male professor wasRead More →

“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 as She Gives Her Last Address as FLOTUS — Atlanta Black StarRead 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 Atlanta’s Civil Rights movement, has died — Political Insider blogPolitical Insider blogRead 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 gets boost from Bernie Sanders — Political Insider blogPolitical Insider blogRead 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 a pick in the 2017 race for mayor of Atlanta? — Political Insider blogPolitical Insider blogRead More →