Ernie Suggs

Reporter for Enterprise

Ernie Suggs has been a reporter at the AJC since 1997, currently covering a variety of breaking news and investigative stories for page A1. He previously reported for newspapers in New York City and Durham, N.C. A veteran of more than 20 years as a newspaper reporter, Suggs has covered stories ranging from politics to civil rights to higher education. A 1990 graduate of North Carolina Central University, with a degree in English Literature, Suggs was also a Harvard University Nieman Fellow. He is currently on the Nieman Board of Trustees and the former national vice president of the National Association of Black Journalists. His appreciation for Prince and the New York Yankees is unmatched.

Latest from Ernie Suggs

Frank King, 95: Outfielder was star of local black baseball clubs
 By his daughter’s account, Frank “Bubba” King, a slick-fielding center fielder, never hit a home run in more than 20 years playing semipro and Negro League baseball. “He said he never hit a homer, but said he can single and double you all day long,” said his daughter Anita Dianne King. Between 1936 and 1958,...

Posted: 14 hours ago

By his daughter’s account, Frank “Bubba” King, a slick-fielding center fielder, never hit a home run in more than 20 years playing semipro and Negro League baseball. “He said he never hit a homer, but said he can single and double you all day long,” said his daughter Anita Dianne King. Between 1936 and 1958,...
Bernice King on the sale of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home
 Funny the things we take for granted.  Bernice King’s family purchased the yellow and brown two-story house at 501 Auburn Avenue in 1909, and the foundation she runs took possession of it in 1973. But it wasn’t until about 15 years ago that the daughter of  Martin Luther King Jr. got an extensive tour of his birth home...

Posted: 3 days ago

Funny the things we take for granted.  Bernice King’s family purchased the yellow and brown two-story house at 501 Auburn Avenue in 1909, and the foundation she runs took possession of it in 1973. But it wasn’t until about 15 years ago that the daughter of  Martin Luther King Jr. got an extensive tour of his birth home...
CONTINUING COVERAGE: Martin Luther King Jr.’s birth home sold to National Park Service
 After 30 years of tending to the upkeep of the Auburn Avenue home that Martin Luther King Jr. was born in, National Park Service finally has the deed.  In late November, King Center for Nonviolent Social Change Inc., negotiated a sale of the property, which has been controlled by the King family for a better part of a century. ...

Posted: 4 days ago

After 30 years of tending to the upkeep of the Auburn Avenue home that Martin Luther King Jr. was born in, National Park Service finally has the deed.  In late November, King Center for Nonviolent Social Change Inc., negotiated a sale of the property, which has been controlled by the King family for a better part of a century. ...
Magic City United? 
 Any doubts that Atlanta has fully embraced soccer were put to rest Monday night in a haze of trap music, bottle service and glitter. Fresh off of Atlanta United’s Saturday MLS Cup victory and Monday’s rainy but festive victory parade, the team celebrated Monday night where Atlanta dreams are made – Magic City.  And...

Posted: 6 days ago

Any doubts that Atlanta has fully embraced soccer were put to rest Monday night in a haze of trap music, bottle service and glitter. Fresh off of Atlanta United’s Saturday MLS Cup victory and Monday’s rainy but festive victory parade, the team celebrated Monday night where Atlanta dreams are made – Magic City.  And...
Unite & Conquer
 When Juan Mena moved to Atlanta 13 years ago, he was almost on an island by himself. He grew up in Queens N.Y. as a diehard New York Giants fan and was a bat boy for the New York Yankees during their championship run of the late 1990s. But he was born in Medellín, Colombia, where his father was a star of a local soccer club. &ldquo...

Posted: 10 days ago

When Juan Mena moved to Atlanta 13 years ago, he was almost on an island by himself. He grew up in Queens N.Y. as a diehard New York Giants fan and was a bat boy for the New York Yankees during their championship run of the late 1990s. But he was born in Medellín, Colombia, where his father was a star of a local soccer club. &ldquo...
Jimmy Carter urges U.S. to become a different kind of ‘superpower’
 It was far from “Make America Great Again,” but former President Jimmy Carter called on the United States to become a “true superpower.”  “Not based on military. Not based on economic or political influence,” Carter said. “But that we be champions of human rights. Or peace. Or the environment...

Posted: 12 days ago

It was far from “Make America Great Again,” but former President Jimmy Carter called on the United States to become a “true superpower.”  “Not based on military. Not based on economic or political influence,” Carter said. “But that we be champions of human rights. Or peace. Or the environment...
President Carter, former First Lady, to attend funeral of George H.W. Bush
 Former President Jimmy Carter will join his Democratic counterparts Bill Clinton and Barack Obama at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, assuring that all of America’s former living presidents will attend the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush.  Former President George W. Bush will eulogize his father and...

Posted: 13 days ago

Former President Jimmy Carter will join his Democratic counterparts Bill Clinton and Barack Obama at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday, assuring that all of America’s former living presidents will attend the funeral of former President George H.W. Bush.  Former President George W. Bush will eulogize his father and...
After Grady baby kidnapping, a full family life
 The first nine years of Shanta Yvette Alexander’s life, family members would point and whisper that she was the one. Until the day it exploded at the end of a fist. “My brother Nicholas and I were fighting. I mean fist fighting,” Alexander remembers. “Then he screamed, ‘That is why I hate you. My real sister...

Posted: 18 days ago

The first nine years of Shanta Yvette Alexander’s life, family members would point and whisper that she was the one. Until the day it exploded at the end of a fist. “My brother Nicholas and I were fighting. I mean fist fighting,” Alexander remembers. “Then he screamed, ‘That is why I hate you. My real sister...
Booting incidents lead to concern over gun use
 A shiver ran down 38-year-old Rodney Wood’s spine when he heard the news that an Atlanta man had reportedly been shot Thursday in a dispute with a booting company employee.  More than a year ago, in the same parking lot, in a dispute with the same company, he said, it was almost him on the other end of a bullet.  “When...

Posted: 22 days ago

A shiver ran down 38-year-old Rodney Wood’s spine when he heard the news that an Atlanta man had reportedly been shot Thursday in a dispute with a booting company employee.  More than a year ago, in the same parking lot, in a dispute with the same company, he said, it was almost him on the other end of a bullet.  “When...
Cold case: 40 years later, a mother still searching for son
 By most accounts, Donna Green has a pretty good family life. A dozen grandchildren keep her busy and she has watched six of her children grow into adulthood. But there is one void that has been aching for four decades: What happened to a seventh child, Raymond Lamar Green? Just five days after the baby was born on a cold November day in 1978...

11:00 AM Friday, Nov. 16, 2018

By most accounts, Donna Green has a pretty good family life. A dozen grandchildren keep her busy and she has watched six of her children grow into adulthood. But there is one void that has been aching for four decades: What happened to a seventh child, Raymond Lamar Green? Just five days after the baby was born on a cold November day in 1978...
The Trump Effect: For Ga. voters, midterms a referendum on president
 Love him? Hate him? Whatever your views, one thing is certain: President Donald Trump drove voters to the polls in Georgia’s bitterly-contested midterm elections. Tuesday’s results revealed a sharply polarized electorate. Nearly 4 million Georgians cast votes, and in the nationally-watched race for governor some 60,000 votes separated...

10:48 PM Friday, Nov. 09, 2018

Love him? Hate him? Whatever your views, one thing is certain: President Donald Trump drove voters to the polls in Georgia’s bitterly-contested midterm elections. Tuesday’s results revealed a sharply polarized electorate. Nearly 4 million Georgians cast votes, and in the nationally-watched race for governor some 60,000 votes separated...