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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

Highly Rated Services Garner Suwanee Two National Awards

Highly Rated Services Garner Suwanee Two National Awards

The City of Suwanee received two Voice of the People Awards for Excellence for having the highest resident-rated parks and overall services among jurisdictions nationwide that participated in the 2010 National Citizen Survey. Suwanee was among nine communities throughout the nation – and the only one in Georgia – to be recognized.

The awards were presented last week by the International City/County Management Association (ICMA) and National Research Center (NRC) at the ICMA annual conference in Milwaukee. Award recipients were identified from among the 42 jurisdictions that conducted the National Citizen Survey in 2010.

“This means a lot to us, to be recognized on a national level because our citizens have expressed a high rate of satisfaction with our services,” says City Manager Marty Allen.

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!

City of Suwanee unveils their 9/11 artifact during candelight ceremony tonight

City of Suwanee unveils their 9/11 artifact during candelight ceremony tonight

Suwanee - Candlelight, bagpipes, and goose bumps will be on order when Suwanee remembers loss, courage, and resilience during a 10th anniversary 9/11 commemorative ceremony to be held at 7 p.m. Saturday, September 10, at Town Center Park. Area residents are invited to attend this free event at which the 1,638-pound World Trade Center artifact that the City of Suwanee has acquired will be unveiled.

The City obtained the artifact, which has been named Remembrance, from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey in July.

BEST SPOTS: Metro Atlanta Fall Festivals

BEST SPOTS: Metro Atlanta Fall Festivals

ATLANTA – Fall is approaching and ‘tis the season for fall festivals. Metro Atlanta offers a festival for whatever tickles your fancy; whether it be food, music or fun you can find it during the autumn season in the city. For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of the best fall festival in Atlanta, this year.

Come to Atlanta for one of the largest gay celebrations in the United States. The Atlanta Pride Festival will celebrate their 41st year, this October. Atlanta Pride started in the summer of 1970, a year after the Stonewall Riots in New York City. According to their website, the main purpose of the APC is to “promote unity, visibility and self-esteem among lesbian, gay men, bisexuals and transgender persons”. The festival features events, like: the Official Atlanta Pride Kickoff Party, the Tran March, Pride parade and Pride Children’s event.

BEST SPOTS: Labor Day Staycations

BEST SPOTS: Labor Day Staycations

ATLANTA -- Due to recent instability in the United States economy, many people are opting to stay in town for the Labor Day holiday. Vacations like these or “staycations” have become more popular since high oil prices have forced gas prices to top out at, sometimes, more than $4.00 per gallon.

According to an article by CNNMoney, the steady decline of gas prices could result in an increase in “last-minute” holiday travel. However, for those who want to stay in town and get their most “bang for their buck” there are plenty of choices near the Atlanta area to "take a load off" and relax.

Some Atlantans will choose to head out to the lake, Laek Lanier, for their Labor Day vacation.