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A Taste of Augusta, Georgia

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  1. Augusta is a consolidated city-county on the central eastern border of the U.S. state of Georgia, and located at the fall line of the Savannah River, at the head of its navigable portion. It is in the piedmont section of the state. According to 2012 US Census estimates, the Augusta-Richmond County population was 197,872, not counting the unconsolidated cities of Hephzibah and Blythe.

  2. Internationally, Augusta is best known for hosting The Masters golf tournament each spring, and for being the hometown of funk/soul singer James Brown.

  3. In recent years, Augusta has become a center of medicine, biotechnology, and military. The Medical College of Georgia, the state's only public health sciences graduate university, employs over 7,000 people. Along with University Hospital, the Medical District of Augusta employs over 25,000 people and has an economic impact of over $1.8 billion.

  4. Augusta is home to Paine College (private, Methodist historically black college)

  5. Augusta also has its own all female flat track roller derby team, The Soul City Sirens. Founded in 2008, this league is all volunteer and skater owned.

  6. Augusta has a humid subtropical climate. The city experiences mild winters and a humid summer. The average high temperature for the summer months is 90.6 °F. Summer daytime temperatures can soar to 100 or above. The average low temperature is 67.8 °F. The average high temperature for the winter months is 58.9 °F; the average low temperature is 34.4 °F.

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100 Black Men of Augusta Mentoring our Youth

Greetings CSRA Merchants:

The 100 Black Men of Augusta, Inc. is a local mentoring organization for our youth in the CSRA. The “100” is soliciting your support of our Annual Golf Tournament at the Pointe South Golf Course on Saturday October 7th. This is one of our top fundraisers for our diverse programs. We would like to solicit your support of our tournament through sponsorship, monetary donations, or goods from your business.

Such donations will be used for the purpose of our Health/Wellness, Education, Financial Literacy, as well as our Mentoring Programs. We would greatly appreciate any contributions your business could offer to our Annual Golf Tournament. With your help, our fundraiser will be very SUCCESSFUL. Thanks in advance for your contributions and if the “100” can ever be of service to your business, please feel free to contact the following individuals:

Dr. Roosevelt Isom, Jr. (Tournament Chair)………...706.833.2032

Mitchell Freeman (Tournament Asst. Chair)………..706.339.8677

100 Black Men of Augusta
100 Black Men of Augusta

Dr. Roosevelt Isom, Jr.
Program Director (Business)
Virginia College in Augusta
2807 Wylds Road Ext.
Augusta, GA 30909

direct 706.288.2577 | ext 4377 | cell 706.833.2032 | fax 706.288.2599


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The African American Business Project

- Newsletter # 55
Augusta, GA
April 17, 2017
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The purpose of the African American Business project is to promote African American Economic Empowerment here in the United States of America for present and future African American generations. Volunteers Needed.

African Americans collectively earn approximately 1.3 trillion dollars per year here in the United States of America, and over 80% of what we earn and spend goes into the hands, pockets and bank accounts of another race of people. It is time for a change.

In every newsletter I like to talk about a nonviolent war between African Americans and every other race of people here in America and across the world. In favor of African Americans from New York to California without throwing one punch or shooting one bullet.

As mentioned in my newsletter number 53, I will be spending the rest of the year 2017 organizing the African American Business Project and promoting a nation-wide urban renewal project. Most people that I have meet in the South especially from Augusta, GA, Columbia, SC, West Palm Beach, Fl., Jacksonville, FL., etc.… that have never traveled up North to New York, Philadelphia, PA, Washington, DC, etc.… probably cannot understand my concept of the two proposed nation-wide projects because we all travel different paths in life.

Let me share some notes with you in this newsletter pertaining to my proposed nation-wide urban renewal project and its goals:

1. Rebuild dilapidated urban environments
2. Build low-affordable housing
3. Eliminate Homelessness in America
4. Create employment and employment training
5. Reduce crime and criminal recidivism

When you look at the big picture all across Urban America we are all faced with the same problems but in different locations. Gangs, illegal drug distribution, street crimes and murder, poverty, and unemployment, some places are worse than others.

But on the federal level through the Department of Housing and Urban Development I believe a change for the best can happen. Some States in America thrives off of crime and have large prison populations such as the State of Georgia, Texas, Florida, South Carolina, North Carolina, California, Illinois, Ohio, New York, etc.… America has approximately 2.3 million prisoners locked up in 1,800 prisons and 3,000 jails.

It cost the tax-payers on the average $125.00 per day to house one prisoner daily in America, but at the same time the United States government refuses to invest half that amount towards providing On the Job Training programs (OJT) to help reduce crime and violence throughout Urban America. It is time for a change. Speak up America.

Please don’t take what I am about to say personal, but the majority of America’s elected officials are of the Caucasian race. Senators, Congressmen, Governors, Mayors, House Chairmen and Women. And most of them have a serious racial overtone when it comes to improving African American urban communities within government spending. Simply because a lot of their rich friends have investments in prisons today. Poverty, drugs and crime keep the prisons overcrowded and the need to build more prisons. There is more than 1,000,000 African Americans locked up in America’s prisons today, and over 200,000 have died on the streets of America within the last 20 years related to drugs and gang violence.

President Donald J. Trump is proposing to sell 12 aircraft carriers to Nigeria worth $600 million to fight Boko Haram in the eradication of Islamic Extremist. President Trump through his executive power is planning on spending 15 billion dollars to build a 2,000 mile wall along the United States Mexican border to stop illegal immigrants and the smuggling of drugs into America. The United States government gives over 30 billion dollars a year to countries across the world in foreign aid.

When do we get funding to help stop the crime and create employment within our African American Communities?

Two weeks ago President Trump appointed New Jersey Governor Chris Christie for a senior role in the fight against the opioid crisis in America, oxycodone, heroin, morphine. Morphine was first produce from the opium poppy plant in 1874, other than for pharmaceutical purposes, countries that produce and traffic heroin such as; Afghanistan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Albania, Turkey, Netherlands, Iran, India, Thailand, and Kyrgyzstan, etc.… have been supplying and smuggling heroin for centuries across the world.

Countries such as Columbia, Peru, Brazil, etc.… have been producing and smuggling cocaine across the world for centuries. Building a boarder wall might slow down the drug smugglers for a while, but at the same time over 675,000 passenger and cargo planes enter America yearly along with 90,000 passenger and cargo ships. I believe the late former president Ronald Regan (1980’s) said it best, America has lost the war on drugs. (Just say no to the use of drugs)

So rebuilding our urban comminutes without a doubt will not stop the flow of illegal drugs into our country, but it will allow America to create safer living environments for the innocent. How long are we going to allow our urban communities to become breeding grounds for drug distribution, gang violence, and murder? Along with drugs and violence comes failing school systems. It is time for a change.

Dr. Ben Carson has been appointed Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development and I truly hope he feels the same as most African Americans living in urban America. In regard to the need and production of housing programs that will reduce poverty and creating employment for less fortunate Americans while building more low-affordable housing.

In due time I truly believe my proposed project will reach his desk and I hope he takes it into consideration in favor of less fortunate American people. Rebuilding our urban communities and obtaining our economic independence here in America go hand and hand. Let us work together while we have the opportunity to building a better future for the next generation of African Americans.

I hope you enjoyed this newsletter!

Melvin Lorenzo Kelly


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a touch of history

Charles Oatman
was a mentally disabled teenager, who was killed by his cellmates in an Augusta jail. A protest against his death broke out in a riot involving 500 people, after six black men were killed by police, each found to have been shot in the back. The noted singer and entertainer James Brown was called in to help quell lingering tensions, which he succeeded in doing.

 Charles Oatman
Historic Police Brutality

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Demographics of Augusta, Georgia

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James Brown
(I feel good) James Brown was a resident of Augusta, Georgia

Businesses in Augusta, Georgia

A small percentage of the businesses listed on may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


  1. A Greater Anointing Hair Salon -  3128 Wrightsboro Road - Augusta GA. 30909 (706) 733-3993

  2. Aicha's Hair Braid -  3705 Washington Road - Augusta GA. 30907 (706) 650-0444

  3. Anika's African Hair Braiding -  257 Bobby Jones Expressway - Augusta GA. 30907 (706) 863-9254

  4. Anoited Hands by God -  2516 Redoubt Circle - Augusta GA. (706) 284-1823

  5. Body So Bronze -  2735 Washington Road - Augusta GA. 30909 (706) 737-5000

  6. Boone's Au Natural Rootz -  2010 1/2 Central Ave - Augusta GA. 30904 (706) 306-5225

  7. Boone's Au Natural Rootz -  3992 Columbia Rd - Augusta GA. 30907 (706) 306-5225

  8. Dystinctive Hair Design -  1631 Gordon Hwy. Suite 25 A - Augusta GA. 30902 (706) 772-4337

  9. Hair Max Beauty Supply -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   527 15th Street Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 724-3124

  10. Hair Zone Beauty Supply Store -  Category: Black Beauty Supply -   2115 Windsor Spring Rd. Colony Plaza Suite #2 Augusta, GA 30906 (706) 793-2613

  11. Jamaal's Barber Shop -  1442 SWanee Quintet Boulevard - Augusta GA. 30901 (706) 733-2000

  12. Jazzy Hair Studio - Augusta Salons -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  Jazzy Hair Studio is a Hair Salon located in Augusta, GA specializing in cuts, color, hair extensions, braiding, twist, locs, and weave sew-ins.   - 1726 Wrightsboro Rd. Augusta GA. (706) 736-9500  - (visit website)

  13. Sally Beauty Supply -  2701 Washington Rd - Augusta GA. 30909 (706) 736-4466

  14. Sally Beauty Supply -  3205 Deans Bridge Rd Ste 3 - Augusta GA. 30906 (706) 790-9958

  15. Sista To Sista Hair Studio -  1602 Gordon Hwy - Augusta GA. 30906 (706) 793-9794

  16. Skyy's Hair Gallery -  2601 Deansbridge Road - Augusta GA. 30906 (706) 496-7419

  17. Sophisticated Silhouette Hair Studio -  1815 Wrightsboro Road - Augusta GA. 30904 (706) 737-3733

  18. Thee Salon Beautiful Braids and More -  859 Broad Street - Augusta GA. 30901 (706) 774-0072

  19. Unique Vision Hair Salon -  1111 Druid Park Avenue - Augusta GA. 30904 (706) 945-0182

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  1. African American Books On-line Store -  Category: Bookstores -   P.O. Box 15264 Augusta, Georgia (706) 729-9666

  2. Metro County Courier -  Category: African American Newspaper -   Post Offic Box 2385, Augusta, GA, 30903 (404) 724-6556

  3. Paine College -  Category: Historically Black College -   1235 15th St. Augusta, Georgia 30901-3182 (706) 821-8200  - (visit website)

  4. 100 Black Men of Augusta, Inc. -  Category: Community Service -   P.O. Box 12275 Augusta, Georgia 30914



  1. Big Mama's Soul Food -  2803 Wrightsboro Road #30 Augusta, GA 30909 (706) 755-2043  - (reviews)

  2. Caribbean Soul - 873 Broad St Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 814-7841

  3. Daddy’s Southern Soul Food -  3971 Old Wrightsboro Rd, Augusta, GA 30909 (706) 364-0636  - (reviews)

  4. Granma's Soul Food - 917 Holden St, Augusta (706) 667-6769

  5. Saint B's - 3342 Deans Bridge Rd, Augusta (706) 303-4849

  6. Soul Bar - 984 Broad St, Augusta (706) 724-8880

  7. The World Of Suge's Kitchen - 3336 Wrightsboro Rd, Augusta (706) 305-1111

  8. Uncle Bobby's Soul Food -  425 East Boundary, Augusta, GA 30901 (706) 774-0588

  9. Whistle Stop Cafe -  573 Greene Street, Augusta, GA 30901-1459 (706) 724-8224

  10. Willie's Soul Food -  2655 Barton Chapel Road, Augusta, GA 30906-9567 (706) 814-6708



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  1. Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church -  623 Crawford Avenue, Augusta, GA 30904-3707 (706) 736-4060

  2. Elim Baptist Church -  2359 Mt. Auburn Street, Augusta, GA 30904 (706) 738-1294 - (visit website)

  3. Historic Springfield Baptist Church - Historic Springfield Baptist Church in Augusta, Georgia is the oldest black baptist church of continuous service in the nation. It was built in 1801 by a Methodist congregation. It is the oldest church building extant in Augusta and one of the oldest in the state.   114 12th Street Augusta, GA (706) 724-1056

  4. Tabernacle Baptist Church -  1223 Laney-Walker Boulevard, Augusta, GA (706) 724-1230 - (visit website)

  5. Ward Chapel AME Church -  1814 15th Street, Augusta, GA (706) 733-0746 - (visit website)



  1. Club 3000 -  1602 Gordon Highway, Augusta, Georgia 30906 (706) 798-0021

  2. Cream Nightclub Join the Social Climax every Wednesday and The Saturday Night. 1511 North Leg Road, Augusta, Georgia 30909 (706) 922-3119 - (visit website)

  3. Pure Night Club Augusta Inc -  813 Broad Street, Augusta, Georgia 30901-1214 (706) 849-4114

  4. The Soul Bar From live jazz on Wednesday "prayer meetin'" nights to Eighties Night. 984 Broad St, Augusta, Georgia 30901 (706) 724-8880 - (visit website)



  1. First Thursday
    Location: Midtown Market (706) 922-5000 - (visit website)

    As always at Midtown Market there will be good food, good wine, good friends, and great deals!

  2. The African American Golf Exhibition
    Location: The Lucy Craft Laney Museum of Black History (706) 724-3576 - (visit website)

    Exploring the role of African Americans in golf with a special emphasis on the role of the black caddie.

  3. The Godfather Of Soul, Mr. James Brown Exhibit
    Location: Augusta Museum of History (706) 722-8454 - (visit website)

    The exhibit celebrates his life - The Man, They Music, The Legacy.




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