Moore Urges GA “Shut Down Immediately”

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In an interview earlier today, Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore says ‘too many people are carrying and spreading Covid19 and do not even know they have it’.  Under self-quarantine because she attended a national conference where three people have tested positive, Moore is urging state and local leaders to “shut everything down immediately”.

Many health professionals and advocates for those most vulnerable, the poor and uninsured are concerned that when patients begin to flood medical facilities, doctors are going to have to make life and death decisions as in Italy.  With that, the poor are not going to get adequate care when Care has to be rationed.

it is critical that our leaders step up to the plate and protect residents.  Reports out of Louisiana are regretful as New Orleans officials admit their high number of covid19 cases has stemmed from the disease being spread during Mardi Gras.  Later, we are likely to see the same thing happen as a result of Florida officials not shutting down the beaches for spring break.

On the other hand, governors in Washington, New York, and California have made the tough and logical decision to order their citizens to shelter in place.  Leaving open grocery stores, pharmacies, gas stations and take out/delivery only restaurants with strict social distancing rules.  Protecting residents even when it is not a popular decision is what real leaders do.

As a Mary Kay Consultant for over 20 years, I still have a small business with loyal skin care customers.  Yesterday, I received information from my National Sales Director saying officials at Mary Kay Corporate, based in Dallas, believe Texas will be the next state to be shut down with residents ordered to stay home and shelter in place.  Since orders usually give 48 hour notice, we need to forecast and order product we need so we will have product on hand to mail/ship to our customers.

No one knows how long this pandemic will last. One thing is certain.  If you stay home, you won’t get Covid19.  If you already have it and do not know it, you will not spread it.

A few days ago, London government officials are disappointed that people ignored orders and citizens were out on a sunny day ignoring social distancing.

 

 

 

Breast Cancer Awareness at The Commerce Club

BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH MIXER/Lunch & Learn 

Tuesday, October 22 | 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Featuring Dr. Gabram, Director, AVON Comprehensive Breast Center, Grady Hospital, with

Sherry B. Williams, Author, Consultant, and Breast Cancer Survivor

$15++ Commerce Club Members | $25++ Invited Guests

Reservations Required | RSVP 404.222.0191

anna.chafen@clubcorp.com to learn more

ALL EVENTS TODAY – TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2019

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https://www.clubcorp.com/Clubs/Commerce-Club-Atlanta/Our-Story/Calendar/Breast-Cancer-Awareness-Month-Mixer

 

Health, Self Empowerment & Mortality Author Talk

  1. When Cancer Calls: Lesson on Health, Self-Empowerment & Mortality
    Sunday, October 20, 2019
    3:00pm – 5:30pm
    Authors and Writers Lounge
    Auburn Avenue Research Library

    101 Auburn Avenue, NE
    Atlanta, GA, 30303The Baton Foundation, Inc., in partnership with the Auburn Avenue Research Library on African American Culture and History, will host a community dialogue in recognition of breast cancer awareness month with Sherry B. Williams. Copies of Ms. Williams’ book, When Cancer Calls, will be available for purchase. This program is free and open to the public. Reserve seats here.About the ProgramThe journey of Blacks through their chronic illnesses is quite different from that of other ethnic groups. Often, the journey involves myth, misinformation, and fear. Because of late detection, Blacks are frequently diagnosed less and have higher mortality rates. Further, despite better treatment options, breast cancer diagnoses have not decreased in the Metro-Atlanta area or in the United States. Learn more and reserve seats here.

Breast Cancer Survivor Leads Early Detection Conversations

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All who attend the “Let’s Talk:  Candid Cancer Conversations” are amazed at the amount of useful information they receive.  These powerful and informative conversations are inspiring and empowering to all who attend.

Lead by 4-time breast cancer survivor, Sherry, these interactive conversations help attendees better understand this awful disease.  The more we know, the better we can help ourselves, our family, and our friends who are faced with a cancer diagnosis.

While there is no cure for cancer, being diagnosed early will allow treatment and survival.  On the other hand, being detected late often does not give the patient a chance to survive.

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Caucasian women are diagnosed with breast cancer more, yet African American women die more. “Candid Cancer Conversations” are designed to educate and empower so we can save lives with early detection. And you can get a signed copy of Sherry’s book, When Cancer Calls. It helps people cope and gives them hope when dealing with a cancer diagnosis. Join the conversation by attending an event listed on Sherry’s calendar at http://www.whencancercalls.info

Or, invite Sherry to speak at your meeting, event or church group during or after October.

Shades of Nubian Festival at The Shrine

IT’S THAT TIME AGAIN ATLANTA!

The Shades of Nubia Festival is an amazing event that honors the creative genius and achievements of Black Women in the arts. It will provide much needed exposure to the awesome talent of Black Women, that continues to breathe life into our communities through the arts.
Watch these amazing sisters, as they showcase their creative artistry through music, spoken word and dance!
There will be vendors and an auction of amazing art, jewelry and fashion, all curated by way of Black Girl Magic!
*This event will be recorded live and will air on the Black on Purpose Television Network.

BRING THE FAMILY!

*By purchasing a ticket and/or attending this event you give permission to be taped. You give permission for your name, image and likeness to be used worldwide on BOP TV.

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Bronze Lens Film Festival Celebrates Women & More

BRONZELENS FILM FESTIVAL

Celebrating 10 Years of Supporting Independent Films, Filmmakers and
Industry Professionals of Color!

Get more information about the entire Bronze Lens Film Festival films at the Auburn Avenue Research Library (AARL) on Saturday, August 24, 2019:  https://bronzelens.com/class/screening-auditorium-saturday/?wcs_timestamp=1566640800

Women Super Stars Luncheon

10TH ANNUAL BRONZE LENS FILM FESTIVAL • AUGUST 21-25, 2019 • HYATT REGENCY ATLANTA​

2019 SuperStars

Legendary Superstar

ReginaHall

Regina Hall – Actress

Visionary SuperStar

AngelaRobinson

Angela Robinson – Actress

Behind the Lens Superstar

LisaCortes

Lisa Cortes

Producer | Director

Hosts

KimColes

SuperStars Luncheon Host – Kim Coles

Actress | Comedienne

StaciiJae

Bronze Carpet Host – Stacii Jae

Author | Blogger | Actress

Luncheon Conversation – A Conversation with Regina Hall

presented by:

Conversation Moderator

MyraJ

Myra J

Comedienne | Actress | Writer

Friday, August 23, 2019
10:30 am Bronze Carpet
12:00 pm Luncheon & Conversation

Regency Ballroom, Hyatt Regency Atlanta
$150 per person

The Women Superstars Luncheon celebrates women of color in front of and behind the bronze lens. BronzeLens honors female luminaries in the film and television world. Now in our 10th year, the event includes a Bronze Carpet, lunch and awards program.

Celebrating the power and achievements of women of color in film and television has been a cornerstone of the original planning of the BronzeLens Film Festival.

Our Women SuperStars Luncheon brings together legends like Suzanne de Passe, Margert Avery, Lyn Whitfield and Julie Dash, emerging stars like actress Brely Evans, top level industry executives like Cheryl Boone Issacs and Connie Orlando, visionary and creative industry women like producer/director Ava DuVernay and producer Shelby Stone for a star-studded presentation of awards.

Full Schedule of Events:

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Fort McPherson – 475+ Acres of South Atlanta Hope??

 

What is going on with the Fort McPherson development on Lee Street in south west Atlanta?  Strategically located between the Oakland City and Ft. McPherson/Lakewood MARTA rail stations, this former Army Base was finally beginning to show signs of development four years ago.  That is when Tyler Perry purchased the majority of the property and the remaining (approximately) 145 acres has been slowly planned for community use with community input.

It was beginning to look as if the Oakland City/Ft Mac communities, with an average household income of less than $20,000, were about to get a “good deal”.  Now, the project that includes lots of community input, has come to a halt.

In the Saporta Report, Maria Saporta weighs in and is asking City Hall some really tough questions.  I welcomed the opportunity to add my two cents.  See her article on the link below:

Questions surround future of Fort Mac redevelopment

Be sure to leave your thoughts about what could be the best project for Atlanta residents because 60% of the housing units are slated to be affordable!