Category: Special Events

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DECATUR, GA—The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) DeKalb County branch is celebrating the Juneteenth holiday with organizations in DeKalb County at six different locations. Branch members plan to join celebrations at  three AME churches as well as three cities that are hosting Juneteenth events: City of Decatur City of Clarkston City […]

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      ATLANTA—The Fulton County Library System has announced the reopening of the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History along with 32 branch libraries Library on May 4. The phased reopening plan calls for limited in-branch services such as browsing shelves, printing and computer use, twice per week, allowing for […]

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Civil Rights Leader Xernona Clayton and The Xernona Clayton Foundation will join New Birth Missionary Baptist Church on Saturday, May 1, at 10 a.m. during the church’s weekly food distribution at 6400 Woodrow Rd. in Stonecrest, GA. The Xernona Clayton Foundation will donate $5k to the food donation program in recognition of Clayton’s birthday. Last […]

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ATLANTA – State Rep. Angela Moore paid tribute to former State Rep. Pam Stephenson, who previously served House District 90, through a morning order on the House floor and resolution presentation on March 25.   In the spirit of Women’s History Month, Moore honored the life achievements and public service of Stephenson, commending Stephenson’s work […]

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In recognition of Women’s History Month, the NewRock Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction (TLOD) celebrates chapter members who are history-makers in their own rights. Status of Women: Our Story, Our History highlights several members of the NewRock chapter who have been the “firsts” in their respective communities to serve in roles people of color […]

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In honor of Black History Month, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) recognized four local sheriffs and a groundbreaking Georgia General Assembly secretary with Pioneer Awards for their service to Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District — and their work to break down barriers and make history in the state.   “We are currently living in a pandemic, and […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 26, 2021
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  In honor of Black History Month, Congressman Hank Johnson (GA-04) recognized four local sheriffs and a groundbreaking Georgia General Assembly secretary with Pioneer Awards for their service to Georgia’s Fourth Congressional District — and their work to break down barriers and make history in the state.   “We are currently living in a pandemic, […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 25, 2021
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LITHONIA-GA—The NAACP DeKalb County branch unveiled a historical marker at Kelly Park, located in the heart of the city, on Feb. 24.   Mayor Shameka Reynolds joined the NAACP  for the 1 p.m. ceremony to commemorate the victims of lynchings that took place in Lithonia and others throughout America after Reconstruction was abandoned in 1877. […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 23, 2021
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Panel discussion highlights history of voting rights in Black America   Tonight, on Feb. 23, 2021, at 7 p.m., DeKalb County Commissioner Mereda Davis Johnson will host a virtual Black History Panel Discussion titled, “The Evolution of Voting Rights in Black America: From Picking Cotton to Picking Presidents and Senators.” The event will be streamed […]

On Common Ground NewsFebruary 1, 2021
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Decatur, GA—The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) DeKalb County Branch will host virtual events throughout February in observance of Black History Month. “This is a time for the black community to refocus and build upon what we have learned over the past years, that Black Lives Matter, Black Votes Matter, Our Voices Matter,” said NAACP DeKalb […]


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