How the Ebenezer Baptist Church has been a seat of Black power for generations in Atlanta

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. preaching from his pulpit in 1960 at the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
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 Jason Oliver Evans, University of Virginia

 The high-stakes U.S. Senate race in Georgia catapulted the historic Ebenezer Baptist Church back into the spotlight. For 135 years, the church played a vital role in the fight against racism and the civil rights movement. It was the spiritual home of the civil rights leader, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 18, 2021 by The Conversation

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What We’ve Learned About Savings During COVID-19

November 19, 2020 by Santiago Sueiro

This feature is reproduced here from the Prosperity Now Website

Last year, we published a report that analyzed low- and moderate-income (LMI) people’s financial situation and the systems that support or block them from building their savings. Since then, the COVID-19 pandemic, and its ensuing economic fallout, has inflicted severe...

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At GALA Theatre:

'El Perro del hortelano'

A Courageous Theatrical Feat


            The first thing that stands out when you mention Gala Theatre's new production of Lope de Vega's classic comedy, "El Perro del Hortelano", (translated as, 'The Dog in the Manger', but better described as the 'gardener's' dog, the one who doesn't eat or allow others to partake), performing live now through Nov. 22, is the unprecedented act of bravery it takes to produce a live theatre piece at this dangerous juncture. Not easy, yet GALA has done it with care and caution under safe conditions and, remarkably, with a delightfully fresh comedy, a welcome antidote to our gloomy, lugubrious times.

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  In Atlanta, people gather to dance and celebrate the election of Joe Biden as the next president. AP Photo/Brynn Anderson   Bev-Freda Jackson, American University School of Public Affairs   For nearly 30 years, the state of Georgia has voted...

November 21, 2020 by The Conversation

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