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As Nation’s Racial Homeownership Gap Grows, Where Does Atlanta Rank?

Your AM Rundown: Plus, 23 Georgia colleges are waiving test scores for fall applicants.

Atlanta skyline at dusk.
The latest U.S. census discovered that only 44.1% of Black residents nationwide were homeowners. (Getty Images)

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Here’s what to know for today:

  • The controversial Aunt Fanny’s Cabin officially has new owners who plan to relocate the cabin altogether. Beef farmers Ashley Limousin Farms will move the building from its current location in Smyrna to a 22-acre farm in Carroll County. Previously owned by the Campbell family, the restaurant — known for glorifying racial stereotypes of Black people — was named after Fanny Williams, a longtime servant of the family. Ashley Limousin says that it will honor Williams with a commemorative plaque.
  • Several Atlanta radio personalities will be inducted into the National Black Radio Hall of Fame. V-103’s midday host Ramona DeBreaux, PRAISE 102.5’s evening jock Darlene McCoy, former KISS 104.1 host Sasha the Diva and morning show host at Atlanta’s 1380 Rashad Richey will join the class of 2022 at the ceremony on Oct. 3. 
  • Eligible employees of Clayton County Schools should look forward to a one-time bonus of $2,000. Full- and part-time educators plus substitute teachers who qualify will receive the check by the end of 2022.

ICYMI: The University System of Georgia is temporarily waiving SAT and ACT test requirements through fall application deadlines at 23 of its 26 universities. Test scores will still be required for Zell Miller scholarship applicants. Students applying for the HOPE scholarship will not be required to submit scores.

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