Rosalind Bentley

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Rosalind Bentley is a reporter for the Enterprise team.

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Public comment sought on new name for Confederate Avenue
 The possibility that Confederate Avenue will get a new name looks more likely, as a public “listening session” about changing its name will be held at the Atlanta City Hall on Thursday. The meeting, called by Atlanta City Council Member Carla Smith will give Atlantans an opportunity to weigh in on what would be a significant change...

Posted: 17 hours ago

The possibility that Confederate Avenue will get a new name looks more likely, as a public “listening session” about changing its name will be held at the Atlanta City Hall on Thursday. The meeting, called by Atlanta City Council Member Carla Smith will give Atlantans an opportunity to weigh in on what would be a significant change...
Atlanta artist Fahamu Pecou’s studio burns down but he’s already coming back
 Atlanta artist Fahamu Pecou was in Havana, Cuba, doing research on the island’s African spiritual traditions for an upcoming project when the text messages from home began. “I started getting all these text messages saying, ‘Hey, I heard what happened, I’m so sorry.’ ‘If you need anything, let us know,&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

Atlanta artist Fahamu Pecou was in Havana, Cuba, doing research on the island’s African spiritual traditions for an upcoming project when the text messages from home began. “I started getting all these text messages saying, ‘Hey, I heard what happened, I’m so sorry.’ ‘If you need anything, let us know,&rsquo...
Ga. Red Cross mobilizes for Florence recovery; evacuees wait it out
 The Red Cross of Georgia began mobilizing volunteers on Saturday to assist with recovery and cleanup efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Florence. As the storm continued to pelt North and South Carolina with driving rain, in some towns up to 30 inches, nearly 70 of the relief agency’s volunteers from around the country converged on...

Posted: 4 days ago

The Red Cross of Georgia began mobilizing volunteers on Saturday to assist with recovery and cleanup efforts in the wake of Tropical Storm Florence. As the storm continued to pelt North and South Carolina with driving rain, in some towns up to 30 inches, nearly 70 of the relief agency’s volunteers from around the country converged on...
Hurricane Florence evacuees begin pouring into Georgia
 Evacuees from North and South Carolina began arriving in Georgia on Tuesday, where they are planning to wait out the expected wrath of Hurricane Florence as it makes its way across both states and portions of Virginia. While it was impossible to know the exact number of people flowing into Georgia, relief agencies, religious organizations...

Posted: 8 days ago

Evacuees from North and South Carolina began arriving in Georgia on Tuesday, where they are planning to wait out the expected wrath of Hurricane Florence as it makes its way across both states and portions of Virginia. While it was impossible to know the exact number of people flowing into Georgia, relief agencies, religious organizations...
Hurricane Florence may miss Georgia, but residents aren’t taking chances
 As Hurricane Florence made its way toward the North Carolina coast and strengthened to 130 mph winds on Monday, residents along Georgia’s coast prepared for the possibility of high, damaging winds from the storm’s outer-most bands. Models of the possible hurricane track from the National Hurricane Center put Wilmington, N.C.,...

Posted: 9 days ago

As Hurricane Florence made its way toward the North Carolina coast and strengthened to 130 mph winds on Monday, residents along Georgia’s coast prepared for the possibility of high, damaging winds from the storm’s outer-most bands. Models of the possible hurricane track from the National Hurricane Center put Wilmington, N.C.,...
Neighborhoods appear ‘United’ on a name to replace Confederate Avenue
 Confederate Avenue is one step closer to a new name. “United” was officially selected this week by residents and property owners in Grant Park and Ormewood Park to replace the contentious street names, said members of at least one neighborhood group that has led the charge to rename Confederate Avenue and East Confederate...

Posted: 21 days ago

Confederate Avenue is one step closer to a new name. “United” was officially selected this week by residents and property owners in Grant Park and Ormewood Park to replace the contentious street names, said members of at least one neighborhood group that has led the charge to rename Confederate Avenue and East Confederate...
Atlanta effort to rename Confederate Avenue moves forward
 A push to rename Confederate Avenue and two similarly named thoroughfares on Atlanta’s southeast side inched forward Tuesday at City Hall. In a largely procedural move, an Atlanta City Council committee voted to hold a public hearing and a “listening session” in September on changing the names. That’s likely to continue ...

7:59 PM Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018

A push to rename Confederate Avenue and two similarly named thoroughfares on Atlanta’s southeast side inched forward Tuesday at City Hall. In a largely procedural move, an Atlanta City Council committee voted to hold a public hearing and a “listening session” in September on changing the names. That’s likely to continue ...
Confederate memorials removed at Agnes Scott spark deeper discussion
 For nearly 90 years, the two marble markers stood on the campus of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, passed largely unnoticed each day by students, faculty and staff. About the size of modest headstones, the markers were weathered, gray and at first glance unremarkable. One lay beneath a tree near the school’s main entrance. The other...

8:00 PM Friday, Aug. 10, 2018

For nearly 90 years, the two marble markers stood on the campus of Agnes Scott College in Decatur, passed largely unnoticed each day by students, faculty and staff. About the size of modest headstones, the markers were weathered, gray and at first glance unremarkable. One lay beneath a tree near the school’s main entrance. The other...
Atlanta’s Confederate Avenue may get a new name
 The effort to rename Confederate Avenue got another push this week when Atlanta City Council Member Carla Smith filed legislation to rename the avenue as well as two others that bear similar names in Grant Park. The proposed ordinance asks Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to rename three streets; Confederate Avenue, East Confederate Avenue...

6:15 PM Wednesday, Aug. 08, 2018

The effort to rename Confederate Avenue got another push this week when Atlanta City Council Member Carla Smith filed legislation to rename the avenue as well as two others that bear similar names in Grant Park. The proposed ordinance asks Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to rename three streets; Confederate Avenue, East Confederate Avenue...
Author Von Diaz explores kinship between Southern, Puerto Rican food
 When Von Diaz talks about her new book, “Coconuts & Collards: Recipes and Stories From Puerto Rico to the Deep South,” she usually describes its genesis as a “Julie & Julia,”-style project in her tiny Brooklyn kitchen. Diaz decided to cook her way through a copy of her grandmother’s favorite cookbook, &ldquo...

12:52 AM Wednesday, Aug. 01, 2018

When Von Diaz talks about her new book, “Coconuts & Collards: Recipes and Stories From Puerto Rico to the Deep South,” she usually describes its genesis as a “Julie & Julia,”-style project in her tiny Brooklyn kitchen. Diaz decided to cook her way through a copy of her grandmother’s favorite cookbook, &ldquo...
What became of the report on Atlanta’s Confederate symbols? Very little
 When Jeremy Gray and his wife were looking to purchase a new house a few years ago, they got out-bid every time they found one that seemed right. Then they saw a lovely home for sale in Grant Park. The house was a traditional four-square with plenty of charm and an inviting yard. The only issue was the name of the street: Confederate Avenue...

6:00 PM Thursday, Jul. 19, 2018

When Jeremy Gray and his wife were looking to purchase a new house a few years ago, they got out-bid every time they found one that seemed right. Then they saw a lovely home for sale in Grant Park. The house was a traditional four-square with plenty of charm and an inviting yard. The only issue was the name of the street: Confederate Avenue...