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Ruth E. Carter

Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth. E. Carter on women’s empowerment, Atlanta, and the writers’ strike

Lately, Oscar-winning costume designer Ruth E. Carter spends most of her days at Tyler Perry Studios working on an undisclosed project. But last Thursday, she visited the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre for several hours, empowering women and sharing hard-earned lessons from her storied career.

A Call to Service

When the world began to split at the seams, Alicia Philipp, the longtime director of the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, was in a vineyard in Sao Pedro do Sul, Portugal, visiting family. From her vantage point, the deadly coronavirus, already tearing through Europe, was a real, if not necessarily immediate, threat to America.
Atlanta Coronavirus Updates

Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Wednesday, April 15

On Tuesday, cornavirus data continued to be an issue and several new grants were distributed. Here’s your Wednesday morning update.
Atlanta coronavirus updates

Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Tuesday, April 7

On Monday, fatalities surged and CVS announced a new drive-thru testing center. Here’s your Tuesday morning update.
Peachtree-Pine Shelter

What’s next for the homeless at Peachtree-Pine shelter?

Although Atlanta’s largest homeless shelter is scheduled to change hands at the end of August, it will remain open for at least another month until its residents have been placed in other facilities and housing programs. That’s the first message that Jack Hardin, co-chairman of the Regional Commission on Homelessness, wants people to know.

I ran a 5K down the runway at Hartsfield-Jackson

On nearly any weekend, somewhere in metro Atlanta, there’s a 5K race. Most of them take place on streets or trails, but this past weekend, the Mayor’s Inaugural 5K on the 5th Runway sent around 2,000 runners, including myself, down an actual runway at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

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