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The Talk Back Series: African American Women in Media & Entertainment

The Talk Back Series: African American Women in Media & Entertainment

The Talk Back Series: African American Women in Media & Entertainment

FRIDAY GIRL TV HOSTS PANEL DISCUSSION AT SPELMAN COLLEGE


August 30, 2011—Atlanta based multimedia production company, Girl Genius Productions, in conjunction with web show for women, Friday Girl TV, will host The Talk Back: The Sex Kitten vs. The Super Brain, a panel discussion on African American women in media at Spelman College on September 24, 2011. The panel discussion is the first in a three part series of art, culture and technology events geared toward entertaining and educating audiences as it relates to creating positive imagery by, for and about women of color. The series will be held in the Cosby Auditorium located on the Spelman College campus.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Friday Girl TV Co- Founder/Host, October Rose.

Drought spreads into North Georgia

Drought spreads into North Georgia

ATLANTA -- Georgia's state climatologist says extreme drought conditions have now spread into North Georgia and cover most of the state south of the mountains.

Climatologist David Stooksbury says all of Georgia's counties are now classified as being in moderate, severe or extreme drought.

In his most recent reports on the drought, Stooksbury said the outlook for relief in the short-term is not promising. Unless Georgia sees some tropical weather over the next few months, the state can expect below-normal rainfall and above-normal temperatures.

Without tropical rain, Georgia's soil is expected to continue to dry out. Stream flows, groundwater levels and reservoir levels are expected to continue to drop, and wildfire potentials are expected to remain high to extreme.

DeKalb County Managers Focus on Strategic Planning

DeKalb County Managers Focus on Strategic Planning

DECATURDepartment directors and senior level managers in DeKalb County government participated Thursday, Aug. 25 in a strategic planning retreat to identify areas of critical importance and refine strategic plans for each one.

“There was a good, healthy exchange of ideas and dialog,” said CEO Burrell Ellis.  “It was an excellent opportunity to identify areas of collaboration and improve efficiency in government.”

Managers focused on goals and outcomes in five key areas:  1) Enhancing public safety, 2) Facilitating economic development, 3) Increasing neighborhood empowerment, 4) Ensuring efficient operations, and 5) Ensuring fiscal integrity. 

The FOCUSS committee, a stakeholder group comprised of DeKalb County citizens empanelled in 2010, communicated their priorities and suggested strategies. 

BEST SPOTS: Labor Day Weekend Activities in Atlanta

BEST SPOTS: Labor Day Weekend Activities in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- If you're stuck in Atlanta for the Labor Day holiday, don't worry, there are plenty of events to make your weekend unforgettable. The Where U Live team has compiled a list of things to do for familes, foodies, runners and many more.

Families:

There are a number of things for families to do, this weekend, around Atlanta. At the Chastain Park Amphitheatre HLM Worldwide and Soul Headphones by Ludacris will host a concert called “The Reunion” with The Isley Brothers, El Debarge and Carl Thomas. The concert will be hosted by Idris Elba on Saturday afternoon.

Take your family to see one of the greatest spectacles, presented by the Cirque de Soleil Company. Dralion infuses the “ancient Chinese circus tradition and the avant-garde approach of Cirque du Soleil production”.

KIRKWOOD: Two new charter schools open weeks after rest of county

KIRKWOOD: Two new charter schools open weeks after rest of county

ATLANTA -- Wednesday marked the first day of school for nearly 500 students in DeKalb County.

Ivy Preparatory Academy for Girls and Ivy Preparatoy Academy for Girls opened in the same building at 1807 Memorial Drive.

"I am ready; I am ready!" shouted Brigit Case, who has two sons attending Ivy Prep for Boys. 

She's among the hundreds of parents who kept their children out of school three weeks after the start of their district's schools so they could go to these two new charter schools for kids in kindergarten through sixth grades.

"Some of the schools in DeKalb are not meeting AYP," said Raymond Randall, Sr. "In our area, they were really bad, unfortunately."

Screenings at South Bend showing TRON: Legacy

Screenings at South Bend showing TRON: Legacy

“Screenings in South Bend” is the free, family-friendly outdoor movie screening series at the South Bend Center for Arts & Culture.

This Labor Day Weekend, “Screenings in South Bend”

presents

TRON: Legacy (2010) in 2D.

RATED: PG

RUN TIME: 127 minutes

Hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Entertainment Weekly  and The Hollywood Reporter, "Tron: Legacy" is a high-tech adventure set in a digital world that's unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Nominated for an Academy Award for ‘Achievement in Sound Editing’, “Tron: Legacy” stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde and is the sequel to the 1982 film Tron.

Free help for job seekers in online chat

Free help for job seekers in online chat

ATLANTA -- Fresh on the heels of "Atlanta's Job Fair for All" on Tuesday came a chance for job-seeking education on Wednesday.

Georgia's Department of Labor reached out to job seekers and employers with a 90-minute online chat session, which ended at 1 p.m.

They want to make known all the resources the department has at its disposal.

"Many people think of state departments of labor as 'unemployment offices'," said Dept. of Labor spokesperson Sam Hall. "It's important they understand that we provide a wide range of services."