Atlanta Life “If I thought that anything with which I was connected would always be small, I would not want to be in it.” Alonzo F. Herndon Over 100 years ago a former slave, Alonzo Franklin Herndon, founded what would become Atlanta Life Financial Group. A sharecropper from Social Circle, Ga., He parlayed his haircutting […]

Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) The very beginnings of the SCLC can be traced back to the Montgomery Bus Boycott. The Montgomery Bus Boycott began on December 5, 1955 after Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on the bus. The boycott lasted for 381 days and […]

Lots of people came out to the 2013 Sweet Auburn Music Fest this weekend, despite the less-than-perfect weather. Check out the photos!

The Sweet Auburn Music Festival has been postponed due to inclement weather in the forecast.  The event was scheduled to take place May 4-5 in the Historic Sweet Auburn Avenue District. It will now take place the weekend of May 18-19.

Join Praise 102.5 at the Sweet Auburn Music Fest 2012 on October 13 and 14! This family-friendly event will be hosted by R&B/soul singer Anthony David. Here’s the schedule: Host: Anthony David SATURDAY  – OCTOBER  13TH 4 p.m.        Luke G 4:30 p.m.   Jekalyn Carr 5:00 p.m.   Winston Warrior 6:00 p.m.   Chubb Rock w DJ […]

Thousands of people joined Radio One Atlanta over the weekend at the Sweet Auburn Music Fest! People enjoyed food, shopping and performances from artists like Ruben Studdard. Check out the photos!

VIA: Creative Loafing Atlanta During the ’40s and ’50s, John Wesley Dobbs was known as the “mayor of Sweet Auburn,” the most politically influential black man in Atlanta and a pillar of the African-American business community that thrived on the eastern edge of downtown. After his death in 1961, the Dobbs family home — a […]