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In Atlanta, Freelon's New National Center for Civil and Human Rights

J. Michael Welton | Posted 08.19.2014 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Architect Phil Freelon, whose Freelon Group recently merged with Perkins+Will, will be heading to Atlanta on June 23 for opening ceremonies centered around the design of his newest civic space: It's the strikingly symbolic National Center for Civil and Human Rights (NCCHR).

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.

The Legacy of a Great Mayor - Atlanta's Shirley Franklin

Henry Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Henry Miller

Shirley Franklin was the first woman to serve as Mayor of Atlanta and the first African-American woman ever to run a major Southern city. She was re-elected in 2005 with more than 90 percent of the vote.

From Franklin to Snowe, Women Take Charge to Take Care

Marie Wilson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marie Wilson

From health care to economics, our nation's women are proving to be the essential ingredient to getting the job done.

A Dream Obtained: The Future of Black Politics

Timothy Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Timothy Cooper

With the election of 2008 demonstrating how far this country has progressed with issues such as sexism and racism, it should be interesting to see if America will respond any differently to a Commander-in-chief of color.

Women And Power

Newsweek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

These 11 women came from many different backgrounds, but they all had big dreams. The path topower meant facing obstacles and their biggest fears....