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Holy Innocents' partners with Center for Civil and Human Rights

Holy Innocents' partners with Center for Civil and Human Rights

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) has been named an Affiliate Partner with Atlanta’s National Center for Civil and Human Rights, Inc., in downtown Atlanta—an engaging cultural attraction connecting the American Civil Rights Movement to today’s Global Human Rights Movements. The partnership is particularly appropriate for a school whose mission is, in part, to develop in students a respect for self and others.

“As an Episcopal school, we are called and compelled to stand for inclusivity of culture, diversity of thought, and the worth and dignity of every human being,” said Head of School Paul Barton.

Ed Sheeran coming to Philips Arena in September

Ed Sheeran coming to Philips Arena in September

ATLANTA -- Ed Sheeran will bring the second leg of his North American tour to Atlanta this fall.

Sheeran will perform at Philips Arena on Saturday, Sept. 12. His tour kicks off Sept. 3 at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas.

Tickets for the Atlanta show go on sale Friday, Apr. 17 at noon. They can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, the Philips Arena box office, or by calling 800-745-3000. Many shows from Sheeran's summer tour sold out in minutes.

Ed Sheeran Fan Club members and American Express holders can buy tickets before the general public beginning Monday, Apr. 13 at 10 a.m.

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art hosts conversation with Heidelberg Project creator

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art hosts conversation with Heidelberg Project creator

ATLANTA -- Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will host Connecting the Dots: The Heidelberg Project and the Power of Art, a special conversation with Aku Kadogo, international theater director, choreographer, educator, creative producer of cultural arts projects and Spelman Distinguished Visiting Scholar of the Arts, and Tyree Guyton, creator of the renowned Heidelberg Project of Detroit, Thursday, Mar. 26, at 6:30 p.m.

Acting on his vision many years ago, Guyton set out to respond to a city that was in a state of disrepair and despondency.  Now in its 30th year, The Heidelberg Project is a thriving arts organization that aims to inspire and enrich all those who experience it.

Spelman College Kenyetta Festival of Women in Jazz celebrates Nina Simone

Spelman College Kenyetta Festival of Women in Jazz celebrates Nina Simone

ATLANTA -- The music and civil rights activism of legendary singer/songwriter Nina Simone will be celebrated at the 5th Kenyetta: A Festival of Women in Jazz at Spelman College, March 26-28, with a series of presentations, lectures and musical performances, including a featured concert by the Geri Allen Trio with special guest artist Carmen Lundy.

“Nina Simone represents the epitome of the complete musician/activist, from the classical-trained pianist, to a composer whose music addresses the Black woman’s experience in America,” said Joseph Jennings, Spelman College artist emeritus in music and festival organizer.

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art hosts a Contemplative Retreat for Self-Healing

Spelman College Museum of Fine Art hosts a Contemplative Retreat for Self-Healing

The Spelman College Museum of Fine Art will host “Are You Sure, Sweetheart, That You Want To Be Well?:,” a contemplative retreat for self-healing, Saturday, March 21, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Veta Goler, Ph.D., associate professor of dance and co-director of the Spelman College Teaching Resource and Research Center, will guide attendees through a lively mix of movement, reflection, and creative art-making to develop a deeper connection with his/herself. The mission is for participants to reconnect to the source of their inspiration and gain strength, courage, and tools to live more dynamically despite the challenges of daily life.

Spelman College hosts symposium on death and dying in African-American culture

Spelman College hosts symposium on death and dying in African-American culture

ATLANTA -- Spelman College will host "When Sorrows Come: A Symposium on Death and Dying in African-American Culture" from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, exactly 50 years since the assassination of Malcolm X. The program is sponsored by the Spelman College Department of English.

According to Michelle Hite, assistant English professor, the forum will address the contemptuous and deadly disregard for Black life across the social, political, and cultural landscapes in the United States since 1965. Featured symposium speakers include Karla F.C. Holloway, James B. Duke Professor of English, Duke University; novelist Ravi Howard; filmmaker Christine Turner; and Winifred Watts Hemphill, president, South-View Cemetery Association.

Meet the Atlantan on We tv's new 'Bachelor'-like reality show

Meet the Atlantan on We tv's new 'Bachelor'-like reality show

ATLANTA -- Ladies, would you go on national tv to find love if you knew finding love came with being scrutinized by his mother and his pastor?

Eh, I don't know, but that's what 29-year-old Brandy Commodore from Atlanta did when she decided to be one of 24 women who would vie for the attention of We tv's first African-American bachelor in their new reality television series "Match Made in Heaven."

Tastemaker Magazine caught up with Brandy to find out what we should expect from the premiere and why she decided to try to find love on national television. Check out the full interview here.