Category : Georgia

Southeast / Georgia - 1 month ago

2017 HALL OF FAME LEGACY AWARD: Bill Taggart

By Katrice L. Mines, Senior Editor Even as a teen, Bill Taggart was extremely ambitious and exhibited humility beyond his age. “At an early age, I noticed he didn’t enjoy the typical activities of most of his peers,” says his mother Marian Taggart....

Southeast / Georgia - 1 month ago

2017 Hall of Fame Inductee: Dr. Lonnie Johnson

By Leah S. McDaniel All nineties-era victors who were aided by the high-powered water gun standard, the Super Soaker, have Dr. Lonnie G. Johnson to thank. Johnson’s lifelong love of tinkering led to this invention and several others — of 100-plus pa...

Southeast / Georgia - 1 month ago

Racism 101: Stop Explaining Things to White People

All up and down my Facebook news feed I’ve been seeing this video – shared by family members, friends, and colleagues alike; they celebrate it like it’s the newest final answer to the great race question. Joyner Lucas, the rapper responsible for all...

Southeast / Georgia - 1 month ago

2017 Hall of Fame Inductee: Monica Pearson

By Jacqueline Holness Monica Pearson, the 37-year Atlanta broadcast mainstay, is back on television — but things have changed. Instead of wearing a St. John suit, Pearson, who was known as Monica Kaufman for most her career before she married in 200...

Southeast / Georgia - 1 month ago

Hawks drop rematch against Brooklyn 110-90

The Atlanta Hawks dropped their Monday night match-up against the visiting Brooklyn Nets 110-90 at Philips Arena. Brooklyn had six players in double figures, led by Caris Levert’s 17 points. Former Hawk DeMarre Carroll had 13 points, 8 rebounds and...