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'Students Without Mothers' Charity Poker Tournament

Atlanta, GA--  In November, Students Without Mothers will host two events to raise funds supporting the organization's mission to provide college scholarships to high school students who have lost their mothers.  The First Annual Students Without Mothers "Beat the Odds" Poker Tournament will be held on Thursday, November 18 at 7 p.m. at Smoke Rise Country Club in Stone Mountain.

Registration begins at 6 p.m. and cards fly at 7 p.m. If you're a beginner who wants to learn, be sure to get to the club in time for the lesson, which start at 6:30 p.m.

The Students Without Mothers "Beat the Odds" Poker Tournament is hosted by Reginald and Lynne Prime. Reginald Prime is the Board Chair for Students Without Mothers and Director of Environmental Affairs for Coca-Cola Enterprises, Inc. The press release for this event is attached for your reference.


Atlanta, GA--  The DeKalb Board of Education will hold the following meetings on Friday, October 22, 2010:

9:00am      Called Meeting to adjourn to executive session to discuss legal matters

           DCSS Administrative & Instructional Complex, Cabinet Room.                1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Stone Mountain


10:30am     Called Meeting

            DCSS Administrative & Instructional Complex, Board Room.                1701 Mountain Industrial Boulevard, Stone Mountain

Meeting information can be accessed online by going to: www.dekalb.k12.ga.us, click on

Will Gwinnett County Win $1 Million in Broad Prize Scholarships?

Atlanta, GA--  On Oct. 19, District Officials will watch the Webcast Announcement of the Nation’s Most Improved Urban School District, in hopes that Gwinnett County Public schools will be awarded.

Gwinnett County Public Schools is one of five school districts in America competing for the 2010 Broad Prize, the largest education award in the country that carries with it $1 million in college scholarships for high school seniors in the winning district.

Popular Play about Muslim American Families to Re-Show during Eid Weekend at Georgia State

Atlanta, GA--  Come and be the proverbial “fly-on-the-wall” as four Muslim couples use love, laughter, and faith to choose their next path in marriage.  The young newly-weds face outside temptation in the work place; while, another couple decide how to conceive a child when the wife is barren.  Have you ever wondered how polygamy works in Islam?  Meet two families who are trying to make it work. 

Local playwright and producer Yvette Suhailah West uses life experiences to show us “more than one” way to live and love in the name of marriage.  The play is energetic, emotional, and informative!

This drama-comedy will be held on November 20, 2010 at 2:00pm and 7:00pm in Georgia State University’s Speakers Auditorium, 44 Courtland St, Atlanta, GA  30303.  Tickets are now on sale for $20 general admission ($15 for students and senior citizens).  Discounted p

Center for Black Women's Wellness Takes Health to DeKalb County's Faith-Based Community

Atlanta, GA--  


Atlanta nonprofit, the Center for Black Women's Wellness (CBWW), presents its 3rd Annual Women's Health Expo. This FREE event delivers CBWW's roster of health services, resources and medical expertise into the community itself.

Give Count Dracula the boot this Halloween. Don’t give him your blood, instead donate to Red Cross

Atlanta,GA--  This Halloween, Count Dracula is not the only one who needs your blood. The American Red Cross reminds us that regular blood donations are needed to maintain a safe and adequate blood supply for patients in our local hospitals.  

The first of October marks the beginning of the Halloween season; but, for patients undergoing treatment for cancer, premature babies, organ transplant recipients and trauma victims there is something much scarier than ghosts and goblins knocking on our doors asking for treats—not having blood available when it is needed. Volunteer blood donors are the primary source of blood used for transfusions, and the blood must be there before it is needed in order to help save lives.

This summer the Red Cross had a particularly difficult time recruiting enough blood donors to meet the requirements of our community’s hospitals and the patients they serve.

2nd Annual Pink! The Color of Life 5 Mile Walk for the Cure Comes to Stone Mountain Park

Atlanta, GA--  Pink! The Color of Life, in partnership with the Susan G. Komen Foundation, invites you to walk for the cure Saturday, October 16, 2010 at 9:00 am in Stone Mountain Park.