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Jambo Books

Jambo Books introduces children to a world of diverse characters

Jambo Books is a Decatur-based company that introduces children to a more inclusive set of heroes. Each box contains two or three books with main characters who are people of color, with story arcs often centering on self-confidence and empathy.
Beltline Cat Guy Atlanta

Jeremy Smith—aka BeltLine Cat Guy—explains life with a feline sitting shotgun

"People see the cat and they see me on the bike, and they get happy. It makes me feel like I have some influence in my life with other people to make them feel happy and maybe even feel a little bit of peace, rather than just negativity."
Eyedrum returns

Eyedrum endures: The grandmother of Atlanta’s DIY scene reboots, but the mission remains

Just when it looked like it might be gone for good, Eyedrum announced a new headquarters on Ralph David Abernathy Boulevard, set to open in spring 2021.
Lindbergh City Center transformation

Developer: Conversion of “sleepy” Lindbergh to “Uptown” will launch in January

After 20 years, Atlanta’s original transit-oriented development is a relative ghost town, but its new owners hope a $70M upgrade and art infusion will change that.
What it was like watching Clayton County elections counting

What it was like in Clayton County’s elections “Bunker” the night Georgia began to turn blue

"The most disturbing thing about witnessing the ballot count in Clayton County was the optics," says reporter Robin Kemp.
How to vote in the Georgia runoff how to vote absentee

How to vote in Georgia’s Senate runoff: registration deadlines, requesting absentee ballots, and more

Can I still register to vote in the January 5 Georgia Senate runoff? How do I request an absentee ballot for the Senate runoff? Find out what you need to know to get prepared for the runoff the entire country is talking about.
Lisa Herring APS

Q&A with APS Superintendent Lisa Herring: “The work that is in front of me is vividly clear.”

Atlanta Public Schools’ new superintendent Lisa Herring on starting a new job during a pandemic, the challenges of online learning, and using APS as a force for good.
Georgia goes blue for the first time since 1992

Georgia goes blue for the first time since 1992

It's been 28 years since Georgia elected a Democratic president (Bill Clinton in 1992), something that has only happened three times in recent history.
Ponce City Market expansion

What to know about Ponce City Market’s newly announced expansion

The Old Fourth Ward landmark has unveiled plans to grow by 500,000 square feet, with a new 225-foot “hospitality living” tower.
Operation Feed

At some Atlanta schools, the pandemic has provided a silver lining—a stronger, more urgent sense of community

Even as districts like APS worked to figure out how to distribute food and technology to families as the Covid-19 pandemic took hold, the complicated logistics meant that plenty of students were falling through the cracks. What about diapers, cleaning supplies, internet access? Across the metro, parents and community members are trying to ensure families can get the resources they need.

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