November 2015 Around Town 2

Photos by Darnell Remy


Mayor Kasim Reed Hosted Ribbon Cutting For 
Street Enhancements

Mayor Kasim Reed, District 11 Council Member Keisha Lance Bottoms, Department of Public Works Commissioner Richard Mendoza, and Continental Colony Community Association representative Marva Kenney were present in southwest Atlanta as Mayor Kasim Reed hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to unveil streetscape enhancements to Greenbriar Parkway and Headland Drive in southwest Atlanta. The project features a 10-foot pedestrian sidewalk, traffic signal upgrades, roadway milling and resurfacing, gateway features, retaining walls, pedestrian lighting, street furniture and landscaping. Photo credit Darnell Remy

Force of 1 Helps Those in Need

The Force of 1 is a collective of men whose purpose is to strengthen each other to be strong leaders. Through the African Diaspora, the black community here in the U.S. has suffered greatly. Through the process of creating slaves, wedges were lodged in the heart of the black family and we have yet to recover. The result is a deficit in the family where we find that men aren’t taking their rightful place of responsibility and leadership. Through reinforcement, our vision is that we revitalize, restore, and renew men into leaders thus renewing our communities, country, and the world.

Our value system predicates on faith in God and unity. Strong men create strong families. Strong families are the foundation of strong communities. Strong communities are at the essence of a triumphant nation. Our principles include:

  • character development
  • entrepreneurialism
  • land and real estate ownership
  •  science and technology innovations
  • financial literacy and wealth creation
  • public speaking
  • Health and wellness


This groups connects with men from every walk of life through different forms of outreach.  Their weekly conference calls expose listeners to influential guest speakers who are leaders in their communities. Additionally, quarterly breakfasts enable attendees to network in an environment that fosters leadership development. Mentorship is one of the primary tools they use to align values and create exposure our young men are in dire need of. They speak to various facilities like the boys and girls club, public schools and various places throughout the city. The Force of 1 is also a consultant firm that provides solutions to both individuals and businesses. They include a variety of services from financial consultation to branding services.  They help cultivate a healthy environment in our community.

Taste of South Fulton 
5K Run/Walk

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 1st Annual “Taste of South Fulton 5K Run/Walk.”  You made history in South Fulton County this Labor Day. With your input and participation, more Run/Walk 5Ks, 10Ks, Half Marathons and even full Marathons will come to South Fulton County.
With your continued support, we hope to have even more success in the future.