I would just note, that the author's weighting of Facebook likes might be reconsidered. It seems Grayson has had a bit of a surge, and as at this posting has passed Handel. So starts the upward climb. Should be interesting to watch.
We are at sweet spot in bikeshare with new technology (including from an Atlanta-based company). Suggest city look at future versus emulating past. Citibike costs between $8,000 and $16,000/bike to set up. In contrast, Hoboken system with newer technology costs below $1,000/bike.
The owners of QUAD next door to the new 3rd street armory wish you all the success in the world, and hope you can take 708 to the level it's meant to be. Be nice to have a large group club hopping the 700 block of Spring each Tuesday.
I lived in Atlanta in the 1970's to the 1980's before moving to Los Angeles. I participated in the festival as a visual artist in 1990, 1992 and in 2000 when it was held at Clark College. This was early in my career as I was transitioning from being a commercial photographer to a visual artist and was a good way to become visible and meet the icons of Black at that time. But times have changed and yes even though I'm from the boomer age group my art has changed and how I view myself as an artist has changed.
I feel that Black Art Festivals need to change and reflect the reality of the today and how the current and next generation of artists of color see themselves and their place in the global art world and global art economy. We need Art Festivals that make all cultures excited to come and see the diverse creativity of artists of color and not feel that only Black people are welcomed or that the art is only for Black people. As an artist I want anyone and everyone to see my work and feel that they can hang it on their wall because there is something that speaks to their soul not to just a particular race.
I love that there are two studies here for download but the comments are usually naysayers with uninformed reactions.
I agree with you that only a black president would have had the presence to say words to black college men that a white president would have been reluctant to say, and who would probably not get away with saying.
It’s a reminder of President Lyndon Johnson who succeeded in passing civil rights legislation that was originally initiated by President John Kennedy, who very likely would not have been able to pass. Only a white president from the South, like Johnson or Jimmy Carter, would have had the stature and credibility to stand up to and oppose the segregationist Dixiecrats.
Truth is easier to swallow when fed to you by your own brother.
the thing about the projects is that they were harbingers of crime... for example east lake meadows had a murder rate that was 18x the national average, just in that tiny area. when you quarantine off poor people like they've got a disease, you make them outcasts of society, you take away their hope, surrounding them with criminals and abject poverty.
the closing of the housing projects is one of the best things atlanta ever did. the introduction of section 8 by the federal government allowed people struggling to make enough money to locate anywhere they could afford on the section 8 voucher, giving them more opportunity to fit in with society.
the problem atlanta faces now is the one of a lack of affordable housing. even if you have a section 8 voucher, you'll have a hard time living in a neighbourhood where gentrification has occured, since the housing prices go up so high... it's keeping the city segregated. the city of atlanta needs to do things like lock in property taxes for long-term residents, funding affordable housing in new apartment developments, and possibly applying rent control. only when you give everyone the opportunity to live in a functional neighbourhood with good education for their kids, will you solve this problem in atlanta.
This rendering looks like those crappy apartments at 10th and Northside, those crappy "lofts" at W Peachtree and 5th near Teach, and that crappy building 905 juniper not too far away. It's like half a step up from the crappy highrise it's going next to. What a bunch of shit developers we have in this town. I wish there was a way to get people to not buy/rent these places until they build something worth a damn.
"I can't say I am really in mourning for what Mr. Williams considers a loss of "culture." Good riddance"
Right on, fuck poor black people and their inferior negroid culture. Gtfo.
I was living with Kathy Scruggs when the Olympic Park bombing occurred. It destroyed her life and her career. She had incredible plans to write a book and she had so much talent. It is sad to see her life end this way. Kathy had so much to offer. It is so sad that she died prematurely. I remember the day of her deposition in the lawsuit filed against the ajc. She held it together but it was impacting her deeper than anyone realized. So very sad.
I still miss my friend.
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Yeah, Wes has got the moves. I am guessing he is one of those dude's that hits on bar staff at clubs by awkardly never breaking eye contact and saying their name alot - "So, Lisa, you're going to art school, that's cool Lisa. What bands are you into Lisa." I'm not telling you my age either, I think your stalking skills will help you figure that one out.
LOL, I'm one of those people who do go to these meetings and Reid is all listen then act on what get's publicity. He wants to be known as the "transportation" mayor so the BeltLine and the streetcar are high on his priority. And yet, Atlanta is like a third world country in many areas. Stretches of Memorial Drive, right by a new charter high school, have no sidewalks. I don't mean broken sidewalks, I mean none have ever been built. This is right where kids will be walking to to a new school and people who actually use MARTA have to walk. Reid ignores the poorer areas because they can't contribute to his campaign. He ignores or simply is uncaring of basic services like sidewalks. He and Council say it's the responsibility of the home/property owners. OK, that's alright for repairs but what about putting some in the first place. They sure can repair and replace in Ansley Park, VaHi, Morningside because some wealthy residents are inconvenienced when walking their dogs but it's OK for poorer kids and MARTA riders to try to walk along a busy road on dirt paths and mud. LOL, Kasim sure is the poster boy for transportation. They can build transit that really goes nowhere but pour some concrete that will actually get used and improve peoples lives......that's a no can do project. If it doesn't increase the property value of a developer, it's a no go from Kasim and City Council. Maybe Kasim can get his hired gun Stephanie Ramage to quiet down the sidewalk people and I sure don't mean PEDs; things like poor neighborhoods, kids walking to school and MARTA riders don't make their radar. They got ignored by the Mayor so they headed to Bufford Highway. Oh by the Wheatley, you put yourself out there as the reporter that exposes things. Why the heck have you been such an ostrich on the sidewalk issue? Not sexy enough for you??
Oh Rinker is like the other wanna be candidates. Puts out a lot of words but ignores or ignorant of issues like sidewalks. He's probably unaware that District 5 has all the elements of a third world country. Provide for the better off and have the city pay, while poorer areas can't even get basics like sidewalks. Millions are being spent on a new charter high school in the District but along memorial leading up to the high school there are no sidewalks and none are in the works. The City says they're unnecessary; tell that to the kids walking to school and people who actually use MARTA to get to work. Jones isn't sure what district he lives in, let alone aware of the needs of the community. His incumbent opponent is co-chair of the council sidewalk committee and he can't even raise an obvious issue, what chance does he have.
Oh Jones is like the other wanna be candidates. Puts out a lot of words but ignores or ignornant of issues like sidwalks. He's probably unaware that District 5 has all the elements of a third world country. Provide for the better off and have the city pay, while poorer areas can't even get basics like sidewalks. Millions are being spent on a new charter high school in the District but along memorial leading up to the high school there are no sidewalks and none are in the works. The City says they're unnecessary; tell that to the kids walking to school and people who actually use MARTA to get to work. Jones isn't sure what district he lives in, let alone aware of the needs of the community. His incumbent opponent is co-chair of the council sidewalk committee and he can't even raise an obvious issue, what chance does he have.
Roy Barnes is representing the accused pro bono. LMAO. I trust this means the accused has spent everything he stole.
Roy Barnes' defense may be based on Eugene Talmadge's speeches during his last gubernatorial campaign in 1946. As my grandfather remembered, Talmadge said, "Yes, I steal from you. You don't pay me enough to be a good governor. But I've already been your governor and I've already stolen just about as much as I need. Now, my opponent will steal more than me because he hasn't had his time at the trough yet. So, it will be cheaper for you if you elect me."
It's good a thing the majority of the housing project tenants moved to Clayton County.
It helped me be part of the hood so I could be the next Vanilla Ice, plan didn't work out so well.
Now I just sit in my mother's basement, writing crap on Creative Loafing
Plain Talk - What amount of money can bring back the potential loss of a life? I'm all for drinking, but drunks shouldn't be behind the wheel. Period. If a cop pulls me over because I've been drinking then they're doing me a favor; I may be pissed off about it, but the only one that deserves the blame is myself.
I'm just surprised at the rapid fire speed they're constructing these buildings. I take it as a great economic sign of recovery, but I can't help thinking in the back of my mind if this may be another possible housing market bubble ready to burst. I hope that my negativity is put to rest though, but what about workmanship? Hmmmm, sorry, usually more optimistic, but just have some reservations that I hope are proven wrong.
On the note of the facade of that old building, it's a shame they couldn't find a creative use for it. :/
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