U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh joined Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and community leaders in Atlanta for roundtable discussions on the gender wage gap, low wages and other workforce issues.

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Expanded school lunch program expires in Atlanta Public SchoolsWhile the pandemic school lunch program has expired, Atlanta families can still apply for free or reduced-price lunches for their children for the upcoming school year.
National Medical Association's origins lauded with historic markerThe National Medical Association was founded in a church downtown Atlanta 127 years ago, during a time of civil and social unrest across the nation. The group of pharmacists, physicians and other medical professionals continues to provide services to the community.
Atlanta drum corps members march in DCI Southeast CompetitionSome of the world’s most elite drum and bugle corps showed up and showed out in Atlanta this weekend for the Drum Corps International Southeast Championship.
Tuesday marked the first day of practice in full pads for the FalconsThe first pre-season game for the Atlanta Falcons is August 12 when they visit the Detroit Lions.
Focus Atlanta - Alzheimer's Foundation of AmericaThe Alzheimer's Foundation of America gives caregiver tips on how to prevent loved ones from getting over-heated during summer months.
Focus Atlanta - Back to School ShoppingThe National Retail Federation gives insight into how inflation is affecting the back-to-school shopping season.
Focus Atlanta - Prevent Heat ExhaustionUnited Healthcare provide tips on how to keep children safe from the dangers of heat exhaustion and heat stroke.
Focus Atlanta - Hair RestorationWe receive insight on the options available to men and women who are experiencing hair loss.
Focus Atlanta - Hair ResorationWe receive insight on the options available to men and women who are experienceing hair loss.
'Reimagine The Legacy' honored the life and legacy of John Lewis'Reimagine The Legacy' was a presentation honored the life and legacy of the late civil rights leader and US Congressman John Lewis over the weekend. It took place in the shadow of the John Lewis 'Hero' mural in downtown Atlanta.
MARTA's new Rinse & Repeat art project seeing life at stations across regionThe new Rinse & Repeat art installation is now showing up at MARTA stations across the metro area. Poetry from local artists are etched in the sidewalks, but are only visible when wet from the rain or other water sources.
Kids learning about nature, science, ecology at Trees Atlanta Summer CampKids are learning how to identify different trees and other plant life as part of the Trees Atlanta Summer Camp. The camp is also teaching about nature, science, biology and ecology.
Local advocates discuss solutions for poor indoor air qualityLocal advocates are pushing to make the air we breathe cleaner, and they explored some solutions during a Georgia Black Women’s Roundtable on Thursday afternoon.
Baby shower to help newly patriated refugee mothersThe event was hosted by the National Council of Jewish women and New American Pathways to help welcome the new mothers as they come into the United States.
Read With Me Literacy Day provided opportunity for learning for youthAbout 100 kids participated in the event, held at the Home Depot Backyard at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. The event promotes reading among 4-to-11 year old children.
Labor Secretary Martin Walsh meets with Metro Atlanta job advocatesUS Secretary of Labor Martin Walsh met with local job advocates for a roundtable discussion on Tuesday as they demanded better wages, better working conditions, and more jobs for the unemployed. Those cries have only grown louder over the months since the start of the pandemic.
Dunwoody breaks ground on new parkThe park is located near Perimeter Center East.
Clayton County school mask, clear bookbag mandates draw mixed reactionThe school mask requirement is back in Clayton County, a clear backpack policy will take effect this fall, and both mandates are drawing mixed reaction.
Focus Atlanta - AKT PerimeterAKT Perimeter invites the community to take a free class to experience how dance can transform health.
Focus Atlanta - Christopher Wolf CrusadeLocal author discusses the role opioid use played in the death of her son.
Focus Atlanta - Atlanta Workshop PlayersAtlanta Workshop Players announce their summer and fall classes for aspiring actors.
Focus Atlanta - Insight GlobalInsight Global provides tips to help job seekers weather the storm of a changing economy.
Georgia's new 'heartbeat law' startling statistics as it relates to black womenBlack women already face many disparities especially when it comes to the healthcare space and the new abortion law in Georgia.
The sweltering heat is a struggle for many on two fronts: how to stay cool and how to pay the billThe pandemic and inflation are already beating down on Metro Atlantans, and now they’re facing the blow of extreme heat, which is hitting communities of color, low-income families and senior citizens the hardest.

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