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Kasim Reed

Cities Prove to Be Vital Voices at Climate Talks in Paris

Laura Turner Seydel | Posted 01.06.2017 | Green
Laura Turner Seydel

Ecological activism has been a way of life for myself and my family as a native Atlantan. I inherited a passion for environmental stewardship from my Dad which has been passed down to my children.

Atlanta Mayor Urges Men To Speak Out Against Sexual Assault

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.02.2015 | Women

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is speaking out against sexual assault and encouraging other men to do the same. Reed, who has teamed up with celebrities lik...

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Urges Fellow Dems To Reach Out To Minorities

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.11.2014 | Politics

Atlanta's popular African American mayor, Kasim Reed, has a message for two fellow Democrats seeking higher office in Georgia: if they want to win, th...

Atlanta Mayor Says City Facilities Will Be Gun Free

The Huffington Post | Alex Lazar | Posted 07.01.2014 | Politics

Following a statewide deregulation of gun restrictions, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed (D) said Tuesday that city facilities will be gun-free zones, accordi...

Atlanta Mayor Unfairly Scapegoated in Snowstorm Aftermath

Marcus Bright | Posted 04.05.2014 | Media
Marcus Bright

To hold Kasim Reed accountable for the complex network of day-to-day interrelationships among the state and local governments of the entire Atlanta area is like holding the president of the United States accountable for the governmental operations of Canada and Mexico.

The Week to Week News Quiz for 1/31/14

John Zipperer | Posted 04.02.2014 | San Francisco
John Zipperer

I am happy to report that the State of the News Quiz is healthy and the outlook is good, at least if you take our Week to Week News Quiz and test your knowledge of the week's happenings.

Mayor Explains Why We Should 'Stop Worrying About' The Federal Government

The Huffington Post | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

During an interview with HuffPost Live at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed explained why he's...

ELEVATE Atlanta: Reclaiming Communities Through the Arts

Bessie A. Winn-Afeku | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Bessie A. Winn-Afeku

The arts bring people together that would not normally be connected. It is programs like Atlanta's ELEVATE, a program whose mission is to initiate positive urban growth through arts economics -- or the concept of culture being a driving force for commerce.

Jason Linkins

The Most Terrible Edition Of 'Meet The Press' To Ever Air | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.24.2013 | Politics

Those of you who already join me in my semi-self-imposed Sunday morning entrapment where I watch the terrible Sunday shows so you don't have to, will ...

The Big Apple, Biggest and Best in... Homelessness?

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 05.13.2013 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

New York leads the nation with many superlatives: it's the biggest, the artiest and most visited of our cities. Now, it has topped its own unfortunate record, with more homeless people sleeping in shelters each night than ever: more than 50,000 each night.

Lila Shapiro

Mayors For Gay Marriage More Than Tripled Over Past Year | Lila Shapiro | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The United States may still be fiercely divided over same-sex marriage in some regions, but over the past year -- among many other signals that the co...

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Gives Meet the Press a Reminder

Lauren Brown Jarvis | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media
Lauren Brown Jarvis

In a recent appearance on Meet the Press, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's comments on race in response to Biden's "chains" gaffe, reflected where young progressives are at today.

Partnering To Rebuild A Better America

Kasim Reed | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Kasim Reed

Public-private partnerships are promising opportunities to get domestic infrastructure funded by putting in a small amount of public funds to attract corporate investment. More importantly, such partnerships are crucial to putting more people back to work and creating a better Atlanta.

Where Up-And-Coming Black Politicos Went To School

The Huffington Post | Gene Demby | Posted 10.05.2012 | Black Voices

In keeping with BlackVoices' back-to-school theme this month, we decided to take a look at the college backgrounds of some rising political stars....

Tyler Kingkade

Cities Spend Money To Evict Protesters But Not To Help Homeless | Tyler Kingkade | Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

As cities around the country have swept Occupy Wall Street camps from their plazas and parks in recent weeks, a number of mayors and city officials ha...

WATCH: Rahm Doesn't Agree With Occupy Movement's Solutions

Posted 12.11.2011 | Chicago

Speaking Monday at a panel kicking off Chicago Ideas Week at the Oriental Theatre, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel addressed the rapidly spreading Occupy W...

Music Midtown Festival Returns -- With Coldplay

Kristi York Wooten | Posted 11.21.2011 | Home
Kristi York Wooten

The Atlanta gathering has been on hiatus since 2006, but returns this weekend with a lineup that will remind festivalgoers why this fest was so influential during its heyday in the late 1990s.

WATCH: Celebrate Captain Planet's 20th Birthday!

Huffington Post | Alden Wicker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Happy Birthday Captain Planet! Forget Spider Man or Batman, around here it's Captain Planet who gets our hearts all aflutter. The ground-breaking TV ...