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Focus Atlanta – Mental Health CheckupAmerigroup Georgia provides tips on how to discuss mental health issues with your teen.

Focus Atlanta – Black Founded CompaniesTo celebrate Black History Month, we’re highlighting several Black-founded products for the whole family.

Focus Atlanta – Macy’s Celebrates Black History MonthMacy’s personal stylist features black-owned designers and entrepreneurs.

Focus Atlanta – ChapterChapter Advisor Ari Parker provides an overview of new changes in COVID coverage under the Biden administration.

Barber Shop Political Conversations in the Black CommunityHistorically, barbershops have been the site of important political conversations in the black community. The DC-based organization Black Men Vote is holding rallies at barbershops across the country, including in Atlanta.

Community Schoolyard Unveiling at Kimberly Elementary SchoolOn Wednesday, officials cut the ribbon for a new community schoolyard at Kimberly Elementary School in Atlanta. Students from the school helped design the schoolyard which was designed with the whole community in mind.

Time is running out for residents of a rundown apartment complexForest Cove Condemned Apartments management has until March 1 under a court order to relocate residents, however, no action has been taken to help these residents.

‘Naomi’ actress visits Ron Clark Academy“Naomi” actress Kaci Walfall spoke with students during a visit to Ron Clark Academy in Atlanta on Tuesday afternoon. “Naomi” airs Tuesday nights on CW69.

Atlanta small businesses get help from US bailoutSmall businesses are getting a boost from the City of Atlanta which aims to help businesses hit hard by the pandemic. The companies are receiving funds through a program launched as part of the US bailout.

Delta wants the feds to put unruly passengers on the no-fly listAtlanta-based Delta Air Lines is asking federal authorities to put non-compliant passengers on a nationwide no-fly list. This includes travelers who refuse to wear masks and those who fight with flight crews.

Issues persist over Fulton Co.’s redistricting map process.Chaos reigned over the process of creating a redistricting map in Fulton County ahead of Monday’s deadline. A map proposed by county officials in January was rejected after being called an effort to disenfranchise voters through unfair redistricting. Rep. Mesha Mainor (D-56th, Atlanta) presented a bipartisan map to the State House on Monday intended to rectify the problem.

Metro Atlanta Celebrates Rosa Parks’ Birthday and Transit Fairness Day on February 4A crowd of community advocates marched from IBEW #613 to a 1950s-era bus at West End MARTA station to celebrate the birthday of civil rights icon Rosa Parks on February 4, 2022.

Focus Atlanta – Ada Developer AcademyAda Developers Academy opens in Atlanta to increase the number of women and other underserved populations in tech careers.

Focus Atlanta – DentRXThe inventor of DentRx explains how tele-dentistry improved services for better dental health.

Focus Atlanta – Books for Black History MonthPenguin Random House is highlighting books from their Black History Month collection with author, Nic Stone.

Focus Atlanta – Tax AdviceWe discuss tax advice with Jackson Hewitt’s director of tax information.

Move to rename Crown Road Post Office for John Lewis Passes US HouseThe United States House has passed a bill that would rename Atlanta’s main US Post Office on Crown Road for civil rights legend and former US Representative John Lewis. Lewis, who represented Georgia’s 5th District for 33 years, died in 2020.

State House passes controversial Gwinnett Commission mapDemocrats say the county commission’s new map represents “racial gerrymandering” that creates a majority-white voting bloc that disenfranchises voters from parts of the county.

Doctors monitor new Omicron variant strainLocal doctors said they were monitoring a new Omicron COVID strain which has been dubbed BA.2. According to the doctors, they are monitoring whether the new strain is more transmissible than the current Omicron strain.

Dunwoody Murals Honor Black History MonthThree murals were unveiled in Dunwoody to honor Black History Month and its significance over the years.

Atlanta opens housing for city-owned police recruitsThe city cut the ribbon for the first facility of its kind in the nation, which provides housing for police recruits during their training. It helps move the ball on one of Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens’ goals to recruit more police officers for the city.

Youth America Grand Prix Ballet Competition Held in Metro AtlantaHundreds of dancers came to Roswell for the world’s largest student ballet competition, the Youth America Grand Prix.

Howell Mill Starbucks employees seek to unionizeEmployees at the Starbucks location on Howell Mill Road in northwest Atlanta are seeking to unionize. If successful, they will join employees at a number of other Starbucks locations in cities across the country who successfully voted to unionize for what they called better working conditions and benefits.

City of Smyrna officials consider tearing down historic black monumentThe historic Aunt Fanny’s Hut building, empty since the 1990s, sits next to the Smyrna History Museum. According to municipal authorities, the cost of the restoration amounts to more than $400,000. They propose to demolish the structure, while community activists want to preserve the historic monument and its heritage.

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