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V103's Egypt's Sister's Keeper Shut-In

V103's Egypt's Sister's Keeper Shut-In

ATLANTA -- Egypt Sherrod, V-103 Atlanta radio personality and host of HGTV's "Property Virgins," joined forces with Clark Atlanta University

Reed says he will seek reelection

Reed says he will seek reelection

ATLANTA -- During his fourth State of the City address, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced his intention to seek a second term in the mayor's office.

Reed began his remarks by teasing the audience about his future plans. Later in the speech, he said he had given his future considerable thought and that he would be with President Barack Obama during his visit to metro Atlanta on Thursday.

As the crowd held its collective breath, Reed laughed and said he would run again.

The audience broke into a cheering standing ovation as Reed laughed and said, "Fooled you!"

Mary Norwood nominated to Fulton Elections Board

Mary Norwood nominated to Fulton Elections Board

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Republican Party nominated former Atlanta mayoral candidate and Atlanta City Council member Mary Norwood to the Fulton County Elections Board.

She would replace William F. Riley, who resigned.

"With the resignation of our County Party stalwart and former judge, William Riley, from the Board of Elections and the ongoing investigation by the Secretary of State's office, we had to act quickly to find someone with the high caliber of intellect and ability to effect change," Fulton County Republican Party Chairman Roger Bonds said in a statement.

"Mary Norwood is just that kind of person," Bonds added. "Her background as a small business owner, community activist and former elected official gives her the political savvy and professionalism that makes her the ideal person to continue the clean-up work Riley started."

The vote on Norwood's nomination is Jan. 23.

Shop with a Jock takes kids on Falcons shopping spree

Shop with a Jock takes kids on Falcons shopping spree

ATLANTA -- Forty kids from the Odyssey Villas apartments in Vine City get a chance to go on a shopping spree this week with some of their football heroes.

The Shop with a Jock program pairs Atlanta Falcons players, including tight end Tony Gonzalez and wide receiver Julio Jones, with disadvantaged children for a Christmas shopping trip to Walmart.

The Walmart on Lawrenceville Suwanee Road in Suwanee has agreed to host the Shop with a Jock kids at 7 p.m. Tuesday.

Participating children are selected through Odyssey Villas' Action Ministries Atlanta program.

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Morehouse College names new president

Morehouse College names new president

ATLANTA -- Morehouse College has named Dr. John S. Wilson Jr. as the 11th president of the historically black, all-male college.

Wilson is a 1979 Morehouse graduate recently tapped by President Obama to serve as the executive director of the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Wilson will officially assume the role as Morehouse's president at the end of January.

Wilson is a former associate professor at George Washington University, where his research focused on finance in higher education and the role of black colleges and universities. He also worked for 16 years as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, serving as the director of foundation relations and assistant provost.

Last month, the college announced it would furlough faculty and make other budget cuts due to lower-than-expected enrollment.

APS Board postpones decision on Davis

ATLANTA -- On Monday night, the Atlanta Public Schools Board met to discuss whether interim superintendent Dr. Erroll Davis should take over the position permanently. 

Some North Atlanta High parents gathered at the meeting as an act of protest due to the recent removal of the principal of their school. 

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At the culmination of the meeting, the board decided not to decide on whether Davis would be retained. The board decided to make a decision regarding Dr. Davis in November or December.

If Davis is permanently placed, he will be the superintendent of the Atlanta Public School system for two years. 

Artist Chakaia Booker in Conversation

Artist Chakaia Booker in Conversation

ATLANTA -- Spelman College Museum of Fine Art in collaboration with NBAF, presenters of the National Black Arts Festival, present "Chakaia Booker in Conversation" on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the Museum of Fine Art. Booker is widely acclaimed for her abstract sculptures made of intricately woven, layered, shredded, and curled rubber tires. In this conversation with Andrea Barnwell Brownlee, Ph.D., director of the museum, Booker will discuss topics ranging from black identity to urban ecology.