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Andre Dickens is still acquainting himself with his job as mayor of Atlanta. But his mission is clear: Fight crime, produce affordable housing—which, experts say, would help prevent crime—and create good-paying jobs (another noted crime deterrent). Simply put, he must make Atlanta safer and more equitable.
After four decades of leading the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, Alicia Philipp is stepping down with a call for innovative, systemic, and drastic change.
Including Roy Barnes, Shirley Franklin, Sam Massell, and more
Between three syllables uttered on September 18, 1990, everything changed in Atlanta, and so did our city’s place in the world.
More than 60,000 people attended the three concerts held in Centennial Olympic Park, according to Pat O’Brien of the promotions group Bowery Presents South. The economic impact to the city has not been tallied, but attendees took over surrounding downtown hotels, restaurants, and bars, paid handsomely for parking, bought T-shirts, and took plenty of $13.50 rides on the Ferris wheel.