Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Ernie Banks once said, "Let's play two". This means playing 2 games in a day (a doubleheader). On Saturday, February 26th, both the Grambling State University Tigers (2-2 overall) and the Florida A&M Rattlers (3-3 overall) take this adage to heart. With pending inclement weather in Sunday's forecast, the teams conclude the 2nd annual Ralph Garr-Bill Lucas HBCU Baseball Classic with a doubleheader (3pm EST first pitch for the first game an
On Friday, February 25th (2022), the 2nd annual Ralph Garr-Bill Lucas Classic opens play at Coolray Field (the home of the Gwinnett Stripers, the AAA affiliate of the Atlanta Braves). Building on the success of the inaugural year, the weekend series features the alma maters of Garr and Lucas, Grambling State University and Florida A&M University (FAMU). Both players are not only in the Atlanta Braves' Hall of Fame, but have made (and still are making) contributions to the ga
Since setting roots in Clayton County (GA), Melanated Pearl Corp (click HERE to visit their website) is sincerely dedicated and focused on community uplift and outreach. Ranging from programs for youth (click HERE for our previous article) to adults and families, their mission is to educate, uplift, and empower women, with a particular emphasis on Black women; "Passionate Engaged Activists, Resisting Limitations" is the their creed which provides the driving force in heeding
On Wednesday, February 23rd (2022), Representative Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) hosts a roundtable discussion at Gwinnett Technical College. Joined by members of the college administration, nonprofit, and state legislature communities, the focus is on bipartisan efforts to introduce new legislation to assist the incarcerated (as well as previously incarcerated) community with improved access to resources centered on obtaining employment or credentials in skilled and/or technica
Friday, February 18th (2022) is not just another day for all who congregate the hallowed halls of Poplar Hill Baptist Church (located at 234 E Shadburn Ave in Buford, GA). It's a day of reconciliation and thoughtful, focused action in addressing a long overdue atrocity which takes place 110 years prior. Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeaux (GA-07) hosts a day of remembrance with descendants of a massacre long swept under the rug, the 1912 Racial Cleansing. Presided by Pastor Ave
When it comes to arts and entertainment, special events (and event space), along with access to resoures and engagement opportunities for those in business and entrepreneurship, Ladiworkz (click HERE to visit their website) is at the forefront in these and related fields. Under the visionary and creative leadership of Brandi Morris, their innate ability to connect and empower their clients and related audiences makes them a consistent presence and more. During our conversati
Heroes can come from anywhere. They can be men or women. They can be well-known or flying below the radar, and during Black History Month, they can be historic or be living history and become historic. In this spirit, Fulton County Commissioner Marvin B. Arrington, Jr (along with Friends of Wolf Creek, Fulton Films, and the Fulton County Library System) are presenting the Black History Film Festival. An integral part of the event (working under the theme of "My Unsung Hero"
On a clear, sunny Sunday afternoon (February 6, 2022) in Duluth, GA, a group of people from a myriad of walks of life come together. It's an opportunity to meet, greet, and connect with each other, as well as reflect on what is taking place, then look to what's on the horizon. Since her election in the 2020 election cycle, Congresswoman Carolyn Bourdeax (GA-7) has a steady presence with multiple demographics in her district (which includes parts of Gwinnett, North Fulton, an