Events in celebration and commemoration of the holiday weekend take over the area in Piedmont Park, Stone Mountain Park, Woodruff Park, downtown Alpharetta, and more.
Morehouse College commencement speaker Robert F. Smith made the biggest headlines when he announced he would pay the student debt of the entire graduating class, but this year's group of Atlanta University Center commencement speakers also included a Hawks basketball legend and the mayor of Atlanta. Here are some of the best pieces of wisdom and advice from the speeches.
Homegrown phenom and former Atlanta Brave Jeff Francoeur starts his first season as the Braves’ lead analyst, offering commentary alongside veteran play-by-play announcer Chip Caray. A look into why he was more nervous for this job than being an MLB pro.
If you're looking for a place to watch the final episode of Game of Thrones in Atlanta on Sunday, here are a few spots hosting screenings so you can shout, cry, laugh, and commiserate with your fellow Atlantans.
Horizon Theatre Company brings NBC’s This is Us Bekah Brunstetter’s new play center stage, a mini puppetry festival at the Center for Puppetry Arts, and the Atlanta Braves annual Star Wars game.
On Sine Die in 1964, heated debates raged over plans to give metro Atlanta two of Georgia’s 10 congressional seats. Democratic representative Denmark Groover tried to halt the formal end of the 40-day legislative session by ripping a clock from a wall, causing it to fall to the ground below.
Commentary: Two years after a detainee’s suicide, conditions in Georgia’s immigrant detention centers haven’t improved
"It is vital to the well-being and the rights of all individuals currently detained at immigration centers across the United States that the U.S. government be held accountable for these abhorrent conditions." Project South legal and advocacy director Azadeh Shahshahani and University of Pennsylvania law students Alicia Harte and Olivia Daniels penned this commentary on the state of conditions at two of Georgia's immigration detention centers.
Later this year, the roughly 500 artists who build, create, and essentially live at the Goat Farm will relocate to spaces in Castleberry Hill, Old Fourth Ward, downtown Atlanta, and other areas as the property begins a $250 million redevelopment. The transformation, which will add live-work units and a hotel, will allow the Goat Farm to expand its mission, the owner says.