Closer Look: Urban League of Greater Atlanta Focuses on Affordable Housing, Workforce Development; The Benefits and Drawbacks of Legalizing Gambling in Georgia

Just months shy of turning 100 years old, the core mission of The Urban League of Greater Atlanta is still the same, but with heavy focus on two critical areas: affordable housing and workforce development. Johnetta Brown, director of Housing Wealth Building and Communities, and Angela Marshall, senior director of Workforce and Financial Empowerment, join “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to discuss this goal.
Just months shy of turning 100 years old, the core mission of The Urban League of Greater Atlanta is still the same, but with heavy focus on two critical areas: affordable housing and workforce development. Johnetta Brown, director of Housing Wealth Building and Communities, and Angela Marshall, senior director of Workforce and Financial Empowerment, join “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to discuss this goal.
Credit Grace Walker

Wednesday, Nov. 13 on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on Emory President Claire Sterk’s announcement that she will retire as president of the university, effective August 2020.
  • And, in other news, Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has named the city’s first commissioner of the Department of Transportation.
  • 01:31: Does the economic benefit of legalized gambling outweigh the drawbacks? A.J. Robinson, president of Central Atlanta Progress, joins “Closer Look” in studio to weigh in.
A.J. Robinson, president of Central Atlanta Progress, joins “Closer Look” in studio to weigh in on the benefits and drawbacks of legalizing gambling. (Photo credit: Grace Walker)
  • 28:07: Just months shy of turning 100 years old, the core mission of The Urban League of Greater Atlanta is still the same, but with a heavy focus on two critical areas: affordable housing and workforce development. Johnetta Brown, Director Housing Wealth Building and Communities, and Angela Marshall,  Senior Director Workforce and Financial Empowerment, join “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to discuss this goal.

Closer Look is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.