Commissioner Emma I. Darnell Funeral Information

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Fulton County District 6 Commissioner Emma I. Darnell, who passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019. Commissioner Darnell was in her eighth term after 27 years of service on the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

The funeral for Commissioner Darnell will be held on:

Monday, May 13, 2019, 11 a.m.
Jackson Memorial Baptist Church
534 Fairburn Road, NW, Atlanta, GA 30331

Arrangements are being handled by Willie Watkins Funeral Home, 1003 Ralph David Abernathy Blvd SW, Atlanta, GA 30310, 404-758-1731.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to the Friends of Darnell, Inc., 677 Fairburn Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30331.

NOTE: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will hold an Omega Omega ceremony (open to the public) at 9 am on Monday, May 13 at Jackson Memorial Baptist Church.

Eviction Defense Campaign Launch

As you may have heard, Housing Justice League has been hard at work developing an Eviction Defense Manual to aid tenants facing evictions. We will be holding an Eviction Defense Campaign launch event next week! The event is titled “New Eviction Defense Tools for Fulton County” and will happen on Tuesday May 7th at 5:30pm at The Phillip Rush Center Annex.

We are excited to announce that Tenant Organizer and HJL member Latresa Chaney will be on a panel for the event, which will be moderated by HJL’s Executive Director Alison Johnson.

We have been collaborating with various allies in the Redefining Affordable Housing Collective to create this event. We can’t wait to share this evening with HJL supporters and community members, so we hope you can make it! Help us spread the word by inviting your networks to the event through social media.
More details: This event will offer perspectives on Fulton County’s current eviction crisis, will contextualize the problem of eviction within histories of racism and dispossession, and will provide information about a new Eviction Defense Manual for Fulton County produced by the Housing Justice League. Feel free to forward this email widely. RSVP here.

When: May 7th, 5:30-8:30 pm |  Facebook Event Page.

Where: Phillip Rush Center Annex | 1530 DeKalb Ave. NE Atlanta, GA (MARTA and wheelchair accessible)

What: Presentation and panel discussion offering a variety of perspectives on the eviction process, describing the eviction crisis in Fulton County, and introducing the Eviction Defense Manual from 5:45-7:45pm. Mixing and mingling at the end.
Who should come?:

  • Anyone who wants to learn more about issues related to eviction and housing affordability in Fulton County and the Atlanta metropolitan area, especially people whose communities are facing the eviction crisis.
  • Community members interested in social justice and/or housing justice
  • Representatives and members of organizations that face eviction or are affected by housing unaffordability and/or gentrification
  • Case managers, social workers, and others who want to know more about the eviction process for their clients, or to learn about the Eviction Defense Manual
  • Clergy and faith leaders whose members experience eviction or who are interested in social justice and housing justice

Bank On Atlanta Information

Greetings all,

I am sharing the video link about the recent Bank On Atlanta community kickoff that took place 4/13. This is another one of my projects, which is a financial equity and inclusion program focused on banking access.

Please share widely?! We want to make our residents aware of this great program! (there is also a download option) Also attaching the 2-sided Bank On Atlanta overview flyer for widely sharing.

Bank On Atlanta is part of a national program to help unbanked and underbanked (may have a checking or savings account but still use costly alternatives like pay day lending and check cashing services) secure and maintain safe, affordable bank accounts. These accounts have a $25 or less opening deposit, NO overdraft/NSF fees, NO minimum monthly balance requirement, and FREE bill pay. To learn more about how this program can help you grow from being financially insecure to being financially stable and set you on the path to home ownership, savings, and fulfilling entrepreneurial dreams, visit

Thanks again to all of our vendors and volunteers who helped make our kickoff event a success!! Let’s continue the team work and share, share, share.

Overview: Bank On Overview Hand Out

Filming on Glenn Street 5/2-5/3

Title of production: STARGIRL
Production company name: AMBIENT SOUND PRODUCTIONS LLC
Production type: TV / Series
Location Name: C&L Used Auto Company, 570 Glenn St SW, Atlanta, GA 30312
Prep Start: 05/02/2019 02:00 AM
Shoot start: 05/03/2019 02:00 AM
Shoot end: 05/03/2019 02:00 PM
Strike end: 05/03/2019 06:00 PM
Location details: None
Shoot type: Standard Filming on Location – 120
Shoot Description: Filming interior dialogue scenes at this location.
Contact name on set: CASSANDRA MCCARTHY
Contact number on set: 2036237858

Supporting documents:

Atlanta Citizen Review Board Meeting in Mechanicsville

The Atlanta Citizen Review Board (ACRB) was established as an independent agency to ensure that city departments directly responsible for public safety, particularly the Police Department and the Department of Corrections have the proper support of the government and its various agencies. It is designed to provide citizen oversight of misconduct accusations against sworn members of the police and corrections departments in the City of Atlanta.

ACRB meets every month, but will meet in various communities from time to time–they have decided to hold their next meting in Mechanicsville. Their next meeting will be held in Mechanicsville at Dunbar Recreation Center (477 Windsor Street SW Atlanta, GA 30312) on Thursday, May 9th, at 6:30pm.

You can learn more about ACRB here:

Join us for the Spring Scrap Tire Drive in April!


The City of Atlanta Spring Scrap Tire Drive (Amnesty Event) will take place next month. The events will take place on the first three Saturdays in April. We encourage council members to participate in one (or all three) events.

  • This is also a great time to coordinate other community cleanup events and projects in your community.
  • Please see the attached flyer with locations and details.  Feel to circulate amongst your constituents via email, newsletters, and social media.

Thanks for your continued support!

Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions.

Samantha – Nicole Terry, eMPA
Community Affairs Coordinator
City of Atlanta: Department of Public Works
55 Trinity Avenue, SW; Suite 4700| Atlanta, Georgia 30303
O: 404.865.8636 | C: 470-717-6318 | e-Fax: 404-546-9498

Stadium Neighborhoods Community Trust Fund Seeking Program Manager

The Stadium Neighborhoods Community Trust Fund (SNCTF) is seeking a dynamic, experienced and community-oriented program manager to support its work in a contracted capacity. The 11-member volunteer SNCTF committee was created by the City of Atlanta in December 2017. The purpose of the committee is to provide guidance and oversight of the $5 million fund created by city legislation, 17-O-1080, which was passed after the sale of Turner Field and surrounding properties. The fund is to support projects and activities that benefit the Atlanta neighborhoods of Mechanicsville, Peoplestown, Pittsburgh, Summerhill and the portion of Grant Park comprised of the named streets in the Turner Field Neighborhoods Livable Centers Initiative (LCI) study. For more information on the SNCTF and its current work, click here.

Job Posting: Announcement and Description-SNCTF Contract Prog Mgrv3(1)