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Atlanta: Black newspapers join forces nationally online

Atlanta: Black newspapers join forces nationally online

By Ernie Suggs, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for AtlantaNewsAndTalk.Com #Business #EditorsPicks   Atlanta Voice part of 10-publication coalition from across country In 1971, Wilbert “Bill” Tatum was part of a group of Black investors who pooled their money together to save the New York Amsterdam News, the venerable Black newspaper and Harlem institution since 1909. Tatum became the paper’s sole owner in 1996 and when he died in 2009, his only daughter, Elinor, took over the family business as publisher and owner. Black newspapers “have been the voice of Black America for more than 100 years,” Elinor Tatum said. “We have…
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Atlanta: New Airbnb hosts in Atlanta made more than $8 million in first half of 2021

Atlanta: New Airbnb hosts in Atlanta made more than $8 million in first half of 2021

By Nancy Clanton, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for AtlantaNewsAndTalk.Com If you’re considering listing your extra space as a haven for pandemic travelers, you live in the right city to succeed Do you have an extra room or guest house? You might want to consider putting it to work. Airbnb reported Wednesday that new hosts with only one listing earned millions in the first six months of 2021. Nationwide, Airbnb said in a press release, 60% of these new hosts were women who collectively made more than $83 million. Senior citizens — people 60 years or older — earned more than…
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Atlanta: As diners return to restaurants, many workers stay away

Atlanta: As diners return to restaurants, many workers stay away

By Christopher Quinn, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for AtlantaNewsAndTalk.Com Danielle Cuff was among the estimated 160,000 Georgia restaurant workers forced out of jobs weeks after the pandemic hit in the spring of 2020. The 31-year-old pastry chef found a greener pasture at the bucolic Decimal Place Farm in Clayton County, turning goat milk into cheese. Her escape from frenetic 12- to 14-hour workdays let her reflect on something she had forgotten — a normal pace of life, having weekends and holidays off, and knocking off after eight hours of work. She “politely declines” baking job offers, and like nearly 40%…
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Atlanta: Coca-Cola latest to delay Atlanta office returns; Invesco sets mandate

Atlanta: Coca-Cola latest to delay Atlanta office returns; Invesco sets mandate

By Matt Kempner, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for AtlantaNewsAndTalk.Com Coca-Cola is delaying plans to return thousands of workers to its Atlanta headquarters, as the delta variant continues to shake up job expectations at Georgia employers large and small. The beverage giant told local employees Monday that they won’t be returning to corporate offices until mid October at the earliest. That’s more than a month later than previous plans to bring workers back starting Sept. 7. Like a number of large companies in Atlanta, Coke had sent most of its local workers home early in the COVID-19 pandemic more than 18 months…
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Atlanta: Owen Wilson spotted walking rescue dog in Atlanta

Atlanta: Owen Wilson spotted walking rescue dog in Atlanta

By Avery Newmark, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for AtlantaNewsAndTalk.Com Owen Wilson, who is frequently in Atlanta shooting movies, was spotted over the weekend walking a Fulton County Animal Services dog. Adoptee Mario was out on a “Dog For The Day” walk when he and his “date” ran into Wilson, according to a Facebook post from Fulton County Animal Services. “You never know what might happen on Dog For The Day, like running into a celebrity...like this guy. Owen got to meet Fulton County Animal Services star MARIO! Okay, okay just kidding. Mario was out on a date for the day and he…
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Atlanta: Secrecy and protests surround Georgia medical marijuana companies

Atlanta: Secrecy and protests surround Georgia medical marijuana companies

By Mark Niesse, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for AtlantaNewsAndTalk.Com   Six businesses chosen to produce THC oil in Georgia Few people had heard of Botanical Sciences LLC before it won a coveted license to produce medical marijuana oil in Georgia. The company’s website is empty, displaying a logo on a teal background. The business was formed in January 2020, and it doesn’t operate in other states. But its CEO is an Atlanta doctor specializing in pain management, and its board of directors includes former U.S. Rep. Tom Price, a Republican who voted against medical marijuana bills in Congress and briefly served as President Donald…
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Atlanta: Dennis Quaid shooting faith-based ‘On A Wing and a Prayer’ in Georgia

Atlanta: Dennis Quaid shooting faith-based ‘On A Wing and a Prayer’ in Georgia

By Rodney Ho, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for AtlantaNewsAndTalk.Com The shoot is scheduled to start Sept. 13 Dennis Quaid is coming to Georgia next month to star in a faith-based film called “On a Wing and a Prayer.” Production for the modestly budgeted movie by Lightworkers Media is scheduled to begin Sept. 13 and runs through Oct. 19. In the film, a small-town pilot dies unexpectedly while flying a plane, forcing passenger Doug White (Quaid) to land the plane safely in order to save his entire family. The film was written by Brian Egeston, with Roma Downey (”Touched by an Angel”)…
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Atlanta: Brinks security guard shot during armed robbery near hospital

Atlanta: Brinks security guard shot during armed robbery near hospital

By Asia Simone Burns, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for AtlantaNewsAndTalk.Com The area surrounding a metro Atlanta hospital is closed by police Monday morning after a Brinks security guard was shot during an armed robbery. The security guard was taken to a different hospital after the shooting in Holly Springs, which was the second armed robbery of its kind in the metro area within two days. Officers were sent to Wellstar Cherokee Health Park on Wellstar Way after a report of a shooting came in about 7:45 a.m., Holly Springs police spokeswoman Officer April Van Alstine confirmed. When they arrived, they…
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Atlanta: Virus surge threatens local back-to-office plans

Atlanta: Virus surge threatens local back-to-office plans

By Matt Kempner, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for AtlantaNewsAndTalk.Com Many big area companies have been targeting September return date After months of planning, a big wave of metro Atlanta workers was finally slated in the coming weeks to roll back into corporate offices for the first time since the pandemic began. But the the surging delta variant, Georgia’s lagging vaccination rate and new federal guidance and local directives to wear masks indoors are injecting major uncertainty into those plans. Many large employers, including Coca-Cola, UPS and Home Depot, prepped for new September arrivals at their local headquarters, timed to follow…
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Atlanta: Metro Students Return to Classrooms

Atlanta: Metro Students Return to Classrooms

By Leon Stafford, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Troy Warren for AtlantaNewsAndTalk.Com Dancer Washington wasn’t sure how his 4-year-old son would react to going to school for the first time on Monday, but it didn’t take long for him to get his answer. “I didn’t think he was going to get up at 6 this morning, but when I talked about school, he jumped out of the bed,” Washington said about Dancer Jr., who began pre-kindergarten at Lake City Elementary School in Morrow. “He was ready.” Students in Clayton, Cobb and DeKalb county schools headed back to classrooms Monday morning, the first districts…
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