A note from Sean McGinnis, President & Publisher:
In keeping with our commitment of providing a complimentary digital edition to our growing audience, we are excited to share with you the August issue of Atlanta magazine, digital download brought to you by Absolut.
Starting with the commissioned cover artwork by renowned artist, Dr. Fahamu Pecou, this issue reminds us of the tragedy that surrounds the death of Ahmaud Arbery.
At a time when the need for dialogue is greatest, the August issue reflects a series of conversations that we believe are a starting point. David Dennis, Jr., a writer, author and former adjunct professor of journalism at Morehouse College, details the history of racial injustices that have plagued Georgia for decades as he describes in chilling detail the final moments of Ahmaud Arbery’s life.
Also in this August issue you will find a profile of Donald Albright, co-founder of Tenderfoot TV and producer of the viral podcast Up and Vanished. In this story Albright describes how he got his start and why he wants Atlanta to dominate the podcasting universe.
Finally, we pay tribute to some of Atlanta’s best-known Black chefs and those rising stars who are following in their footsteps.
We encourage you to continue to engage with us each month with our print and digital editions and also be sure to sign up for our new Daily Brief digital newsletter. We remain committed to telling the stories of Atlanta that resonate with all of us and hope you enjoy this August issue. While we will always remain dedicated to delivering compelling stories in print, we are excited to bring you this digital edition as a complement to the print issue and by so doing, extend our reach even further.