Monday, September 24, 2012
Kasim Reed ranked 6th, up from 10th last year, on the list of 100 Black Influencers.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has been named one of the 100 most influential black "achievers and influencers" by The Root. Reed is ranked No. 6 on the list of honorees, all of whom are 25 to 45 years old. The Root, which is devoted to news and cultural coverage of the African American community, says its 100 Black Influencers list is designed to recognize people who "not only excel in their fields but also are people who use their influence to shape the world and make it a better place." In a news release about the honor, Reed said: “I wake up every single day thinking about how I can make Atlanta safer, financially stronger and more competitive,” said Mayor Reed. “I am never satisfied and my job is never complete, but I am honored that The …
Friday, August 31, 2012
Mayor Reed receives national attention on Meet the Press.
Mayor Kasim Reed, who is a native of Southwest Atlanta, has received national attention from his weekend appearance on Meet the Press when he was left to defend the President's policies while also setting Paul Ryan's record straight. In the show Peggy Noonan, made an emotional statement that the choice of Paul Ryan as VP was an "admiral choice" and that Ryan is an "admirable man." Many circles are giving Mayor Reed kudos for pushing back against her and laying Paul Ryan's voting record on the table, as to ask the question of how admirable is he really. The YouTube video has received over 55,000 views and has help to continue to push Mayor Kasim Reed into the national political spotlight.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
More than 100 Atlanta youths were coached by two international swimming champions.
More than 100 Atlanta youths got a chance to meet - and get some one-on-one coaching - from two world-champion swimmers on Monday at the Adamsville Recreational Center and Natatorium. British Olympic swimmer Gemma Spofforth and nine-time Paralympic medalist Curtis Lovejoy of Union City conducted a swimming clinic sponsored by the British Consul General of Atlanta, entitled 'Sport Is GREAT.' Both have qualified for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Spofforth is the current 100m backstroke world record holder, while Lovejoy - also a champion Paralympic fencer - first competed in the games in 2002. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed was also present. The swimmers who participated in the clinic were from the Adamsville Recreation Center, a …
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
He says he feels good about Super Tuesday's turnout.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed voted on Super Tuesday at Ralph Bunche Middle School, his home precinct. Check out our exclusive video.
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Replay our live coverage of Thursday morning's State of the City address from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced two business and economic development initiatives during his annual state of the city business breakfast Thursday morning. Patch covered the event live at the Georgia World Congress Center, which was attended by more than 900 local business and community leaders. Reed announced the city has launched “Invest Atlanta,” a modernized version of the city’s economic development agency formerly known as the Atlanta Development Authority. Invest Atlanta, led by President and CEO Brian McGowan, will focus on making the city a job growth engine again and creating an environment to attract, create and retain jobs. Invest Atlanta will continue to help residents purchase homes, issue bonds and incentives for new …
Associate Patch Editor Tim Darnell will cover the mayor's 7:30 a.m. speech live for Cascade Patch.
Patch Associate Editor Tim Darnell will cover Mayor Kasim Reed’s 2012 Mayor’s Annual State of the City Business Breakfast address live this morning for Cascade Patch and other city Patch sites. Mayor Reed’s address this year—at the Georgia World Congress Center—will highlight the accomplishments of his first two years in office and focus on future initiatives, according to a city news release about his speech. Reed also will make an important economic development announcement, according to the release. Darnell will use the "Cover It Live" format, which posts minute-by-minute updates of an event and permits readers to add tweets, pictures and other information. The Mayor’s State of the City Business Breakfast is an annual event where …
Saturday, October 29, 2011
The week's top headlines for Oct. 24-28, 2011
Reed Says Occupy Atlanta Got More Radical, Forced His Hand. Protestors Briefly Take Over MLK Site In Old Fourth Ward. Plane Crash Still Under Investigation. Police Arrest, Charge Austell Man In Assault Case. Avondale Estates Hosts Candidate Forum. State Senate Candidates Differ In T-SPLOST Support. Smyrna's Election Season Turns Violent. Police Major: 'I Don't Want People Living In Fear' MARTA Rep: 'We're At The End Of The Beginning.' Safety Tips For Trick Or Treaters.
Thursday, October 27, 2011
The day's top headlines for Thursday, October 27, 2011.
Transportation Board Continues To Investigate Plane Crash. Dunwoody City Council Votes Down Second Look At Data-Driven Police Unit. Buckhead Business Association Honors Firefighers For Sept. 11 Ride. Mayor, Police Chief To Address Community At Forum. Amtrak Station Named 'Place In Peril.' Fall Foliage Arrives In Buckhead.
Monday, October 17, 2011
In a statement Friday, the mayor's office told Channel 2 Action News that Reed never meant the deadline to be cast in stone and that he may or may not extend an executive order allowing the protesters to remain in Woodruff Park.
Mayor Kasim Reed's office said Friday that the original order that Occupy Atlanta leave Woodruff Park today was never meant to be a hard deadline, according to a report on the WSB-TV website. The office said earlier Friday that the expiration of that order was never meant to be a hard deadline, but added once that time comes, Mayor Reed will reevaluate the situation and make his final determination. That original order gave demonstrators the ability to remain in the downtown park after 11 p.m. Under that order, protesters must remove their tents by 5 p.m. Monday and vacate the park by 11 p.m. This comes after Occupy Atlanta's leader, Tim Franzen, told Channel 2's Richard Elliot that they had no plans to leave the park by 11 p.m. Monday. "…
Saturday, October 15, 2011
The week's top headlines for October 10-14, 2011.
Occupy Atlanta Marchers Try To Storm Midtown Hospital. Lewis Receives Apology From Occupy Atlanta. School Calendar Debate Percolates Again. Possible $72M Deficit For Cobb Schools. Morgan To Unveil Improvement Plans For Charter Schools. Suspicious Package Dismantled At West End Bank Of America. Victims' Family, Friends Pack Courthouse In Midtown Shooting Case. Worried About APS School Closures? Changes Are Inevitable. Ghouls Spotted In Buckhead!