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In January, Ebenezer Baptist’s Rev. Raphael Warnock, entered the Georgia U.S. Senate race. If Warnock wins, he will be the first Black Senator of the state. He is currently the senior pastor at Martin Luther King Jr.’s historic church. On March 23, Warnock received a crucial endorsement from former U.N. Ambassador Andrew Young. Young, 88, […]

  Former Atlanta mayor and activist Andrew Young had the honor of knowing both Malcolm X and Dr. Martin Luther King. But he tells us life would be a lot different if Malcolm had lived. Sign Up For Our Newsletter!   “If Malcolm had lived we would have a spokesperson that could address the problems […]

  It’s the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act and sadly, it’s no time to celebrate. Ambassador Andrew Young says that vote suppression remains a problem despite the historic legislation to prevent it. “It is under fire. It’s more than the Voting Rights Act. Now I think it’s bad if not worse in Ohio, New Jersey, […]

  Former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young had a scary moment yesterday when he was taken to an Atlanta hospital Monday afternoon as a precaution after a cement truck overturned on a car he was riding in. “We were right down the street from my office and waiting at the red light, a cement truck came across the […]

ATLANTA (AP) — Former U.N. ambassador Andrew Young was taken to a hospital Monday afternoon as a precaution after a cement truck overturned on a car he was riding in, authorities said. Young, 83, was first treated at roadside by emergency crews after Monday’s accident, Atlanta police spokesman Sgt. Greg Lyon said. Young was in […]

  Andrew Young made history this week when President Jimmy Carter appointed him the first Black ambassador to the United Nations in 1976. The appointment took place on December 16, ending a promising career in the U.S. Congress but setting Young up for even greater achievements. Born March 12, 1932, in New Orleans, Young was […]

Howard University was founded in 1866 by missionaries as a training facility for black preachers. It was decided that the school would be named after Civil war hero General Oliver O. Howard,  a white man, who was serving as the Commissioner of the Freedman’s Bureau. The bureau, which was founded in 1865, was a U.S. […]

On the day the nation remembered the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy‘s assassination, former ambassador and civil rights warrior Andrew Young weighed in on his…

Ambassador Andrew Young has been one of America’s most prominent politicians and civil rights activists for decades. So it’s only fitting that he get a huge birthday celebration for his 80th birthday. The Atlanta-based honoree, once the city’s mayor, will be feted by the Andrew Young Foundation on Sunday, May 20th from 6-9 p.m. at […]