If DJ Khaled’s famous saying, “Another one,” were a business, it would be Pinky Cole’s Slutty Vegan. The Atlanta-based entrepreneur recently celebrated the fifth anniversary of her popular restaurant and announced its 13 th location set to open on the campus of Spelman College.
Aug 8, 2023
The only all-male Historically Black College and University (HBCU), Morehouse College , has its own initiative to assist current inmates in being prepared for life after incarceration. A part of the Andrew Young Center for Global Leadership (AYCGL), Morehouse College faculty members take aspects of its curriculum to Georgia-based inmates. Prison reform is built on the premise that individuals deserve a second chance. The concept of reform has led to lower rates of recidivism and more significant opportunities for people to have a greater chance of positive rehabilitation. According to a write-up by Morehouse associate professor Kipton E. Jensen, the AYGLC Prison Education Initiative was designed to support staff members who teach humanities courses to imprisoned men and women across the Georgia prison system. The prison education initiative is steadily growing at a solid pace, involving more Morehouse faculty and students to assist in prison education. As of last year, the AYGLC...
Apr 18, 2022
Atlanta’s University Center (AUC) will soon have a space fit for the next rockstar! Today Rockstar Energy has announced that it will team up with Cortez Bryant, a renowned talent manager known for working with greats like Drake and Nicki Minaj. He is also the co-CEO of the record label Blueprint Group and will now play a pivotal role in helping to spearhead the launch of Atlanta’s next destination for Black artists, Rockstar Culture Labs. “The Rockstar Culture Labs is an exciting next step for Blueprint Group, which has been dedicated to educating, supporting, and amplifying the next generation of creative artists,” said Bryant in an official release shared with AfroTech. “Partnering with Rockstar Energy to open this space in one of the country’s most happening music communities gives us another platform to create incredible opportunities for Atlanta’s Black artists.
Feb 28, 2022
Morris Brown College did it! According to CBS 46, after 20 years in the making, the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) has announced its candidacy to regain its accreditation from the U.S. Department of Education. In 2002, the college was stripped of its accreditation due to debt and financial mismanagement. The new candidacy confirms that the institution is in compliance with the standards and criteria, has been evaluated by an on-site peer team, and provides sound instruction and student services in the professional judgment of the evaluation team and the Accreditation Commission. Now, Morris Brown College will make history as the first HBCU to regain its status! “We intend on making history as the first HBCU to regain its status after a 20-year hiatus and the first HBCU to have a flagged hotel on its campus for a hospitality education program,” said Morris Brown President Kevin James, according to Fox 5 Atlanta. “These achievements have sparked other closed HBCU’s...
Apr 14, 2021