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The White House Visits Powertalk

The White House Visits Powertalk

It was an exciting day on Powertalk w/ Lorraine Jacques White today, as Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, stopped by to chat about the American Jobs Act and how it will impact and benefit African Americans.

As you know, the African American community is the one group that has been hardest hit by the economic crisis, and despite the fact that private sector jobs have been added over the past 19 months, still, too many Americans are without work. Valerie Jarrett had a few words to say that helped to clear up the issue and let the Powertalk audience know where we’ll go from here.

Click here to listen to her conversation with WAOK’s Lorraine Jacques White!

What are your thoughts on the state of the economy? Will President Obama be able to pull out a save for African Americans and the nation as a whole? #SoundOff

Oct. 6: Boys & Girls Clubs of America Inducts Dominique Wilkins Into Alumni Hall of Fame at Gala

Oct. 6: Boys & Girls Clubs of America Inducts Dominique Wilkins Into Alumni Hall of Fame at Gala

Cartoon Network President & COO Stuart Snyder Hosts Dinner to Benefit Boys & Girls Clubs;

Boys & Girls Clubs Alums Kool & The Gang To Perform

5th Annual Walk of HEROes, this Saturday in Decatur

5th Annual Walk of HEROes, this Saturday in Decatur

Whitney from the Dekalb Community Service Board informed us of a inspiting event happening this weekend in Decatur:

The Brighter Tomorrows Foundation presents the 5th Annual Walk of HEROes 5K on Saturday, September 24 in Decatur, GA.

Event includes a 5K Run/Walk, Tot Trot, and Community Hero Fun Day.

Your participation helps DeKalb residents receiving mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance addiction services from DeKalb Community Service Board.

Visit www.walkofheroes5k.com or call 404.508.7875.

Atlanta's Best Kept Secret Takes Over Nightlife... Wanna Play?

Atlanta's Best Kept Secret Takes Over Nightlife... Wanna Play?

In case you haven’t noticed, Atlanta nightlife isn’t the same… at least not with PlayDate on the scene! Every other weekend, local club owners shake, beyond their dance floors, because a game-changer (no pun intended) has interrupted the habits of regular club-goers!

Yep, PlayDate has redefined the traditional pursuits of having a “night out on the town” by getting back to the childhood basics of fun, and it has truly become a necessary experience for grown men and women not just in Atlanta, but all over the world!

DeKalb Public Safety Commemorates 10 year anniversary of 9/11 attacks

DeKalb Public Safety Commemorates 10 year anniversary of 9/11 attacks

DECATUR – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis, the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners and the DeKalb County Police and Fire Rescue departments will conduct a memorial on the 10-year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks this Sunday, Sept. 11 at 8 a.m. at the DeKalb Public Safety Headquarters, 1950 West Exchange Place in Tucker.

Earlier this summer, a group of DeKalb County firefighters secured a piece of the World Trade Center and drove to New York on their time off to retrieve it.  Since then, volunteer artists have been working diligently to incorporate the piece into a larger memorial sculpture dedicated to those who lost their lives in the 9-11 attacks.

Free Event: 2nd Annual Dekalb County Preparedness Festival

Free Event: 2nd Annual Dekalb County Preparedness Festival

Tucker--  Jo Mitchell wanted her community to know about a great free event happening in Tucker on Saturday, Sept. 10.  She contacted us via http://tucker.11alive.com/contact/Submit_an_event .  If you ever have news or event info to let us know about, we would love to feature it on our Where U Live sites.

Community News that you can use.

2nd Annual DEKALB COUNTY PREPAREDNESS FESTIVAL

Saturday, Sept.

Is Marriage For White People? This Guy Thinks So!

Is Marriage For White People? This Guy Thinks So!

In case you hadn't heard, there is a controversial new book that's got the nation, or at least the Black community, in an uproar! Its title? Is Marriage For White People. Its message? Hell... WHICH ONE?!