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Artist Chakaia Booker in Conversation

Artist Chakaia Booker in Conversation

ATLANTA -- Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in collaboration with NBAF, presenters of the National Black Arts Festival, present "Chakaia Booker in Conversation" on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Art. Booker is widely acclaimed for her abstract sculptures made of intricately woven, layered, shredded, and curled rubber tires. In this conversation with Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., director of the museum, Booker will discuss topics ranging from black identity to urban ecology.

Dismissed North Atlanta High Principal speaks out

Dismissed North Atlanta High Principal speaks out

ATLANTA - A handful of parents greeted the ousted former principal of North Atlanta High with applause Tuesday morning when he showed up Atlanta Public School headquarters.

Mark Mygrant came to file a formal Open Records Request asking about an anonymous teacher's alleged claims of racism against two of his former administrators.

Mygrant believes that's why he was suddenly dismissed last Friday and several administrators transferred, one month before the retired interim principal was to have been replaced anyway.

"I would have gladly put the keys under the mat and rode off into the sunset and I was prepared to do that until I heard that other administrators were taken down by this," he said.

He and his supporters insist the allegations are unfounded and shameful.

"I truly believe that it stems from the very highest up; there might be even board involvement and that it's just political greed gone wild," Mygrant added.

Elizabeth Baptist Church hosts conference featuring bestselling relationship expert Kenny Pugh

Elizabeth Baptist Church hosts conference featuring bestselling relationship expert Kenny Pugh

Bestselling Relationship Author and Associate Singles Minister Kenny Pugh(http://www.kennypugh.com) will keynote at the Elizabeth Baptist Church where Pastor Craig M. Oliver, Sr resides for their 'IMAGE' Singles Conference along with Bishop Joseph Walker, III, of the Nashville-based mega church, Mt.

Fulton County Vice-Chair Emma I. Darnell appointed to National Committee on Transportation

Fulton County Vice-Chair Emma I. Darnell appointed to National Committee on Transportation

ATLANTA -- On September 12, 2012 Chris Rodgers, President of the National Association of Counties confirmed the appointment of Commissioner Emma I. Darnell to serve on the Transportation Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties.

In this role, Commissioner Darnell will help develop NaCo policy and assist with achieving those policy goals. Commissioner Darnell will serve as a liaison for NaCo with the Georgia Congressional delegation ensuring that needs of local governments are advocated on the federal and national level.

As Transportation continues to take the spotlight as one of the key issues in the metropolitan Atlanta region and the state, Commissioner Darnell’s appointment to the NaCo Transportation Steering Committee is timely and important.

Cosby Chair presents a discussion with award-winning film director Ava DuVernay

Cosby Chair presents a discussion with award-winning film director Ava DuVernay

Atlanta (Sept. 17, 2012) -- Award-winning director Ava DuVernay will break down the business of filmmaking during a discussion on Black to the Future: Era of the Artist Entrepreneur. Presented by 2012-2013 William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professor in the Humanities, Tananarive Due, the evening with the screenwriter and director will feature a clip from DuVernay’s prize-winning film Middle of Nowhere and dialogue centered on her artist-entrepreneur business model “Black Art Rising.”

Ice Cube talks Atlanta-based show

We caught up with Gangsta Rapper turned Actor/Producer and talked new music and sitcom filmed right here in Atlanta! Don't miss the inspiring advice he gives for you!

Al Jarreau to hold jazz class at Mays HS

Al Jarreau to hold jazz class at Mays HS

ATLANTA -- Jazz legend Al Jarreau will bring his decades of knowledge to a master class at a southwest Atlanta high school.

Jarreau, in conjunction with Jazz 91.9 WCLK and the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Foundation's ArtsBridge program, will host the jazz class at Benjamin E. Mays High School on Thursday, Sept. 20.

The visit is part of the Jazz in the Classroom initiative, which aims to create a dialogue about jazz, music lessons and the radio industry. Its goal is to curb the dropout rate and emphasize the significance of arts and music education.

Jarreau will be at Mays High from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 20.