Chattahoochee Brick Company

For decades, prisoners were forced into unpaid labor at a brickyard along the Chattahoochee River. How will we remember them?

For decades, long after the Civil War, men, women, and children convicted in Georgia courts—sometimes wrongly—were forced into unpaid labor at a brickyard along the Chattahoochee River. How will we remember them?
Sedrick Rowe

Part of Georgia’s inaugural group of licensed hemp growers, Sedrick Rowe hopes to inspire a new generation of young Black farmers

Rowe, who turned 30 this year, wants to empower Black people to thrive in the farming industry, recognizing in it the possibility of economic self-sufficiency and even generational wealth. And he hopes hemp will be part of that.
Golden Ray shipwreck what happened

Tracking the long, strange trip of the Golden Ray

A boat carrying 4,200 cars capsized in St. Simons Sound in September 2019—and it’s still there.
Jordache Avery Atlanta architect

Jordache Avery has built one of Atlanta’s most in-demand modern architecture firms

Yet in a city famed for diversity, his business, Xmetrical, is a Black-owned anomaly.
Has Covid killed Atlanta’s transit dream?

Will the pandemic ruin MARTA’s plans for its biggest expansion in decades?

The Covid-19 pandemic has been catastrophic for public-transit agencies across the nation. Even when the pandemic does end, it’s possible that our work and travel patterns will be disrupted permanently. Then, there’s the economic impact of the pandemic and its corresponding effect on tax revenue, a major source of funding for many transit agencies, including MARTA.
Fulton County Elections 2020 Election

Inside the battle for Fulton County’s votes

Reporter Johnny Kauffman spent four months embedded in the Fulton County elections department as its staff fought to protect democracy and their own lives—all while the eyes of the world were on Georgia.
Behind Georgia’s Covid-19 dashboard disaster

Behind Georgia’s Covid-19 dashboard disaster

The Georgia Department of Public Health saw its reputation scorched as a result of the state’s ridiculed Covid-19 dashboard. But as it turns out, the health department had little control over the troubled site.
How political polarization changed the way Atlantans interact

The way we live politics

Political polarization doesn't just pervade our national dialogue. It also changes the way we talk to our spouses, parents, and friends.

In politically mixed friend groups, a lesson for navigating differences

Laura Phelan sees her small friend group as a microcosm of her church family—and perhaps a microcosm of the country, politically. One woman casts her vote according to convictions related to social justice and climate change; another is fiscally conservative and supports whichever party’s tax plan makes most sense for her family.

There’s a generational divide between Black Democrats. How will that play out at the polls—and at home?

Nationally, the political divide between younger and older Black voters is more vast than the divide between younger and older white ones. According to national polls conducted late this summer, white “likely voters” between the ages of 18 to 29 were more likely to support Biden than those over 65, but the opposite was true of Black voters: Biden had stronger support from older Blacks than from younger ones, with a wider margin separating them compared to their white counterparts.

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