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Holy Innocents' dad ordained Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

Holy Innocents' dad ordained Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta

ATLANTA -- "It’s a glorious day!” someone shouted out Saturday morning, Oct. 13, on a sunny plaza in front of the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel on the Morehouse College campus.

The occasion was the ordination and consecration of the Rev. Robert Christopher Wright as the 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta. And a glorious celebration it was, with a procession of church banners emblazoned with vibrant colors, stands of bright yellow daylilies and crimson roses and gladiolas, and thousands of worshippers dressed in their Sunday best, coming to see the ordination of the first African-American Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta.

Wright is a father of four Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School students and a member of the school's Board of Trustees.

Fulton County Vice-Chair Emma I. Darnell appointed to National Committee on Transportation

Fulton County Vice-Chair Emma I. Darnell appointed to National Committee on Transportation

ATLANTA -- On September 12, 2012 Chris Rodgers, President of the National Association of Counties confirmed the appointment of Commissioner Emma I. Darnell to serve on the Transportation Steering Committee of the National Association of Counties.

In this role, Commissioner Darnell will help develop NaCo policy and assist with achieving those policy goals. Commissioner Darnell will serve as a liaison for NaCo with the Georgia Congressional delegation ensuring that needs of local governments are advocated on the federal and national level.

As Transportation continues to take the spotlight as one of the key issues in the metropolitan Atlanta region and the state, Commissioner Darnell’s appointment to the NaCo Transportation Steering Committee is timely and important.

Cosby Chair presents a discussion with award-winning film director Ava DuVernay

Cosby Chair presents a discussion with award-winning film director Ava DuVernay

Atlanta (Sept. 17, 2012) -- Award-winning director Ava DuVernay will break down the business of filmmaking during a discussion on Black to the Future: Era of the Artist Entrepreneur. Presented by 2012-2013 William and Camille Cosby Endowed Professor in the Humanities, Tananarive Due, the evening with the screenwriter and director will feature a clip from DuVernay’s prize-winning film Middle of Nowhere and dialogue centered on her artist-entrepreneur business model “Black Art Rising.”

2 police officers cleared of profiling Tyler Perry

2 police officers cleared of profiling Tyler Perry

ATLANTA -- Two white Atlanta police officers have been cleared of racial profiling allegations against filmmaker Tyler Perry.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the decision comes following a four-month investigation by the police department after Perry felt he was profiled during a traffic stop outside his Atlanta studio earlier this year.

Perry didn't file a formal complaint on the incident, but an internal investigation was launched after he posted comments about the incident on his Facebook page.

A report says Perry was stopped Feb. 24 after he made an illegal left turn in his white Porsche Panamera as he left his studio. The report says the officers questioned Perry for six minutes before letting him go without issuing a ticket.

Meet Georgia's Paralympians

Meet Georgia's Paralympians

ATLANTA -- The 2012 London Paralympics begin Wednesday, and several Georgians are hoping to bring home the gold at the Games.

Learn who to root for here:

Richard Browne, 21, Athletics
Browne is a native of Jackson, Miss., and now attends Morehouse College in Atlanta. He suffered a below-the-knee amputation after an accident in 2009, but quickly bounced back to become a Paralympian. Browne will compete in the 100m, 4x100m and high jump. He won silver in the high jump and bronze in the 100m at the 2012 Paralympic Trials.

Anthony David Covers Atlanta Tastemaker Magazine

Anthony David Covers Atlanta Tastemaker Magazine

R&B singer/songwriter Anthony David covers the July/August issue of Atlanta Tastemaker Magazine. David talks about why so many people are suprised to find out his practicing religion, why love may not fit into his current plans and what he loves about living in the Old Fourth Ward in Atlanta. 

Plus check out Tiffany Young, owner of Pink Pastry Parlor in Alpharetta, cool cocktails from your favorite restaurants like The Optimist, beauty and fashion tips and more. 

View the current issue here

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Atlanta Tastemaker Magazine Releases Atlanta F.A.B. List:Top 50 Atlanta Fashion+Beauty Bloggers

Atlanta Tastemaker Magazine Releases Atlanta F.A.B. List:Top 50 Atlanta Fashion+Beauty Bloggers

It’s Hotlanta so why not be in the know and get the best insider tips from Atlanta’s most F.A.B.! We’ve curated our first ever “Top 50 Fashion + Beauty Tastemakers” you should follow on social media! They blog regularly, they are in the know and they are the most influential in our city. Check out who tops our list here!