- Created on 13 May 2013
Gunmen opened fire on dozens of people marching in a neighborhood Mother’s Day parade in New Orleans on Sunday, wounding at least 19 people, police said.
The FBI said the shooting appeared to be “street violence” and wasn’t linked to terrorism.
Many of the victims were grazed and most of the wounds weren’t life-threatening, according t...
- Created on 13 May 2013
Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of political activist Malcolm X, died in Mexico City after a violent dispute in a bar, Mexican authorities said Friday. He was 28.
City prosecutors are investigating the attack that sent Shabazz to a nearby hospital where he died Thursday of...
- Created on 11 May 2013
The family of Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of civil righs icon Malcolm X, who was reportedly killed in Mexico on Thursday, released a statement today. The news of his death was reported by New York’s Amsterdam News and confirmed by Terrie M. Williams, a family friend via Twitter.
Several reports around the circumstances of his death are still unconfirmed and the investigation of his death is ongoing. Calls have been made to the consulate general’s office in Tiajuana, Mexico, as well as an email seeking more information about his death.
The statement, attributed to the Shabazz family, detailed the family's grief over losing the 28-year-old activist. Read the statement in full below.
"We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved El Hajj Malcolm El Shabazz. To all who knew him, he offered kindness, encouragement and hope for a better tomorrow.
Although his bright light and boundless potential are gone from this life, we are grateful that he now rests in peace in the arms of his grandparents and the safety of God. We will miss him.
With grateful hearts, we send sincerest appreciation to our supporters around the world for your tremendous outpouring of love and respect during our time of grief.
The Shabazz Family"
- Created on 12 May 2013
The history of Mother's Day is an ancient one. It is neither a recent phenomenon, as many people believe it to be, nor is it the creation of greeting card and gift marketers, as many cynics assume.
Mother's Day celebrations are first said to have taken place thousands of years ago. The ancient Greeks celebrated their annual spring festival in honor of Rhea, the mother of many gods and goddesses in the Greek mythology. Ancient Romans celebrated a spring festival by the name of Hilaria in honor of Cybele, a mother goddess, some 250 years before Christ was born.
Early Christians celebrated this festival on the fourth Sunday in Lent in honor of Mary, mother of Christ. In England the holiday was expanded to include all mothers and was called Mothering Sunday.
In the U.S. the efforts of 19th century writer and poet Julia Ward Howe and early 1900's activist Anna Jarvis are recognized for having started the tradition. Jarvis lobbied people in power and in Congress aggressively for a day of recognition for mothers.
As a result, on May 8, 1914, President Woodrow Wilson signed a Joint Resolution designating the second Sunday in May as Mother's Day.
Since then Mother's Day has flourished. In fact, on the second Sunday of May telephone companies used to record their highest traffic, as sons and daughters everywhere called to honor and to express appreciation of their mothers, and it has become the most popular day of the year to dine out.
The following is a list of Atlanta restaurants that would like to honor your mother with something good to eat! Take a look:
Sweet Georgia's Juke Joint: Guests will enjoy live music and delicious Southern fare including Shrimp and Grits and Crab Cake Benedict. The live music kicks off at noon with Rod Harris Jr. and continues with The Bob Page Trio at 3:30 p.m. and The Soul Chargers round out
the evening at 7 p.m. 200 Peachtree Street Atlanta 30303 | sweetgeorgiasjukejoint.com | 404-230-JUKE
BLT Steak Atlanta: Chef Cyrille Holota has prepared an a la carte menu with breakfast and lunch favorites, including a Bacon & Chive
Waffle with Slow Roasted Chicken and Eggs "W" with spinach, crabmeat and a cayenne-lemon hollandaise sauce. Brunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., reservations are recommended.
W Atlanta - Downtown, 45 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd., Atlanta 30308 e2hospitality.com/blt-steak-atlanta | 404-577-7601
The Shed At Glenwood: Mother's Day Brunch Buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. including all your favorites like French Toast with Maple Georgia Pecans and Roasted Potato Hash with Spring Onions and Peppers. Brunch is $25 for adults and $12 children 10 and under. Dinner
will be served from 5 p.m. from 9 p.m. with the regular dinner menu and Sunday specials! 475 Bill Kennedy Way SE Atlanta. 30316 |
theshedatglenwood.com | 404-835-4363
Canoe: Chef Carvel Grant Gould has prepared a special menu with unique dishes as well as traditional brunch favorites to treat your mother on this special day! Reservations are encouraged! 4199 Paces Ferry Rd. NW. Atlanta. 30339 | canoeatl.com | 770-432-2663
Livingston Restaurant + Bar: From 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. for a festive spring-inspired buffet, featuring Mom's favorites created by Chef Zeb! Enjoy a spectacular carving station, dessert display, and Bloody Mary and mimosa specials. The buffet is $35 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-12 and complimentary for
children 5 & under. Reservations are strongly recommended. Georgian Terrace Hotel, 659 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta 30308 | livingstonatlanta.com | 404-897-5000
One Eared Stag: Enjoy one of Atlanta's best and most unique brunch experiences at One Eared Stag in the heart of Inman Park. Chef Robert Phalen will create a creative, seasonal brunch beginning at 11 am. Reservations are strongly recommended. 1029 Edgewood Ave. NE Atlanta. 30307 | oneearedstag.com | 404-525-4479
- Created on 10 May 2013
A Duluth man is now facing several charges after being accused of raping at least five women in a vacant apartment.
Joseph Tyler Sivonda, 23, was taken into custody Thursday by Gwinnett County Police and is currently facing charges of rape, aggravated sodomy and armed robbery.
According to The AJC, Sivonda supposedly hired female escorts online and met them at a Northeast Atlanta apartment complex.
Police say the victims claim Sivonda pulled out a handgun and forced the women into a vacant unit where police he sexually assaulted them.
Sivonda is currently being held at the Gwinnett County Jail. Records do not state whether Sivonda has an attorney or not.