The original Atlanta Life Insurance Company building at 148 Auburn Avenue has sat empty, its windows boarded up, for nearly 40 years. Now, a new portrait series, “Windows Speak,” aims to honor the individuals who built the company, including its founder Alonzo Herndon, Atlanta’s first black millionaire. Located in the middle of the Sweet Auburn Historic District, across the street from the Atlanta Daily World building and one block up from the Royal Peacock and […]
ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) Henrietta Phillips Antoinin figured she’d grow up to be a teacher. “That was the only job I thought was available for young black women,” she said. During the 1950s and 60s, blacks were fighting for equality and access to jobs was limited. After a temp job at the Atlanta Life Insurance Company, she was determined to become a permanent employee. “Knowing that I worked for a company, for a man who was […]
Food insecurity is a pressing issue nationwide, particularly in Georgia. The latest estimates put Georgia among the ten worst states for food insecurity among aging populations, and 1 in 4 children in the state lives in a food insecure household. Josephine Bennett is assistant news director for GPB News. She found that Georgia is the first in the country to create a state plan for addressing hunger among seniors. She joined On Second Thought from […]
***FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*** MEDIA CONTACT:  JULISSA SMITH, MANAGING DIRECTOR, THE ALONZO F. AND NORRIS B. HERNDON FOUNDATION, (404)581-9813, JWSMITH@HERNDONHOME.ORG, HERNDONHOME.ORG. Young entrepreneurs earn scholarship awards from Alonzo F. Herndon Foundation Atlanta’s oldest Black Legal Reserve Company sponsors scholarships to Atlanta College Bound Seniors Atlanta, GA (5/10/2019) – On Saturday, May 11th the 2019 class of Herndon Game Changer Entrepreneurship Training Program received over $40,000 in scholarship awards toward achieving their entrepreneurial dreams. Scholarship recipients were […]
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