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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.

Spelman College hosts conversation with Dr. Dwight Andrews

Spelman College hosts conversation with Dr. Dwight Andrews

ATLANTA -- As part of the 2014-2015 Signature Conversations in the Arts Series, on Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m., Spelman College will host a conversation with Dwight Andrews, Ph.D., a 2015 Distinguished Visiting Scholar.

Dr. Andrews, a composer, musician, educator, and pastor of First Congregational Church in Atlanta, will discuss “Living a Creative Life That Bears Witness to a World of Problems and Promise,” which offers a meditation on his multi-dimensional career.

Atlanta Police Department joins 'The First 48'

Atlanta Police Department joins 'The First 48'

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Police Department Homicide Unit will be featured on the new season of A&E documentary series "The First 48."

The television program follows detectives as they search for clues and interview witnesses in the first two days of a murder investigation. It has profiled police departments across the country, including DeKalb County.

"The First 48" crews filmed Atlanta's Homicide Unit members as they investigated and solved homicides throughout the city.

RELATED | Atlanta Police Department hires 24 new officers

Atlanta students to attend special 'Selma' screening

Atlanta students to attend special 'Selma' screening

ATLANTA -- A select group of Atlanta Public Schools students will attend a special screening of the film Selma Wednesday.

The 350 young people will also participate in a question and answer session with two Selma actors, executive producer Paul Garnes and Atlanta Public Schools superintendent Meria Carstarphen, a Selma, Ala., native, among others.

Students from Booker T. Washington High School, Coretta Scott King Young Women's Leadership Academy and Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School will watch the movie at Landmark Midtown Arts Cinema in Atlanta.

Atlanta Public Schools said the film's educational outreach includes a curriculum guide with 11 lesson plans that meet Common Core State Standards. The lessons are appropriate for children in grades 6-12.

Super Kids Save the World at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

Super Kids Save the World at Children’s Museum of Atlanta

The newest feature exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is soaring into town to give families the power to “go green!” Super Kids Save the World, an educational traveling exhibit designed with “green” materials and practices, will be featured in Atlanta February 7 through May 3 to teach children the importance of practicing eco-friendly habits in the community.

Super Kids Save the Word is sure to be a family favorite as our next featured exhibit,” said Jane Turner, executive director of The Children’s Museum of Atlanta. “It's the ordinary, day-to-day tasks that really make a difference when caring for the environment, and that is exactly what this exhibit demonstrates for both children and parents. Plus, the hands-on components, engaging activities and focus on pretend play directly align with our museum’s mission to spark imagination and inspire discovery for children.”

Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces December programming

Children’s Museum of Atlanta announces December programming

ATLANTA -- It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and The Children’s Museum of Atlanta is celebrating with merry programming all month long! Families can look forward to a variety of interactive, hands-on learning opportunities featuring holidays around the world and more.

From decking the halls with festive crafts for December’s “Boxes and Bows” theme for the Outside the Box exhibit to learning about African American heritage and culture for Meet The Holidays: Kwanzaa, children can get into the spirit of the season through the power of play.\

Below is a schedule of exhibit information and special programming for December 2014.

 

Feature Exhibit: Outside the Box:

Available through January 25, 2015*