African-American dance ensemble brings artisans to metro Atlanta – CBS Atlanta

Roadmaster’s New Training Center Addresses Trucker Demand and Supply Chain ChallengesA new Roadmaster training center in Conley will put more truckers on the road and help solve lingering supply chain issues.

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Dr. Alveda King, Former NFL Player Jack Brewer Tour Opportunity ZonesOpportunity Zones are economic development tools that allow people to invest in underserved areas. Former NFL player Jack Brewer and Dr. Alveda King visited one in Atlanta today and weighed in on an initiative to pursue these investments.

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African-American dance ensemble brings artisans to metro AtlantaThis group of artists, musicians and dancers formed six years ago and have been working together ever since. Their performances include an annual concert every February as well as workshops and forums bringing together all generations of the African Diaspora.

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