Atlanta Hawks legend Dominique Wilkins and current star point guard Trae Young talk about the game, Atlanta, and the toll of the pandemic.
During his term as Atlanta mayor from 1970 to 1974, the city’s first Jewish mayor, Sam Massell, oversaw the campaign to create MARTA; began construction of the Omni, the city’s first enclosed sports coliseum; increased contracting opportunities for minority- and women-owned businesses; and appointed the first woman member of the Atlanta City Council. Since defeating a three-term incumbent to join the Atlanta City Council in 2013, Andre Dickens has become one of the legislative body’s most vocal champions of affordable housing, transit improvement, and equity.
Essential workers kept us going in 2020. Eight of them tell us how they survived last year and what it taught them about our city.
Whitespace gallery owner Susan Bridges and Living Walls founder Monica Campana on what Atlanta’s artists’ community needs and what the future holds.
AJC legend Jim Galloway and AJC chief political reporter Greg Bluestein on national political superstars, the state’s shift to purple, and why “Georgia is the nexus now.”
Dr. Laura Emiko Soltis is executive director and a professor of human rights at Freedom University, an underground school for undocumented students in Atlanta. Charles Black is a living legend of the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta.
Daniela Rodriguez organized the Savannah Undocumented Youth Alliance has twice been named one of the 50 Most Influential Latinos in Georgia. Helen Kim Ho founded the Southeast’s first Asian American civil rights nonprofit, now known as Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Atlanta.
We talked to graduates—from kindergarten to graduate school—to see what they think of the city now and their hopes for our future
Maricela Vega of Chicomecóatl and Taqueria del Sol founder Eddie Hernandez discuss how Covid-19 impacted Atlanta’s restaurant scene and where we will go from here.
Atlanta’s rising creative community—from film producers to choreographers to painters—is gaining new recognition on the national scene. Here, six of these artists discuss what’s next.
Bill Bolling founded and was executive director of the Atlanta Community Food Bank for more than three decades. Rohit Malhotra is founder and executive director of the Center for Civic Innovation. Latresa McLawhorn Ryan is an attorney and the inaugural executive director of the Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative.
We asked young leaders in fields from business to transportation about the future of Atlanta
In sectors from technology to food service, entrepreneurs are making it work. Here, five of them, including Bem Joiner of Atlanta Influences Everything and Pinky Cole of Slutty Vegan, discuss what’s next for Atlanta.
Currently located at Uptown Atlanta (formerly Lindbergh City Center), the Art Lab is a gallery and studio space spread across four connected buildings totaling 18,000 square feet.
“I was shocked to find that there were people out there that wanted to hear me again. I hear it all the time: ‘You’re the voice of my childhood.’ I’m flattered. I never expected that.”
“Griyo is the identity of any Haitian restaurant,” says Francois Nau. Sometimes spelled griot, the word refers to pork that’s been marinated in fresh herbs and sour orange, boiled until fork-tender, then fried—and it’s the centerpiece at Jojo Fritay, the Kennesaw restaurant Nau runs with his wife, Edith, and daughter Jo.
In the best of times, running a food business can be risky, expensive, and demanding. But when these Atlantans lost work during the pandemic, it was also an opportunity.
Mom of six Alissa Bertrand was frustrated with the clothing options available for her three youngest daughters. The home sewer started creating dresses, jumpsuits, and separates for her girls using curtains, bedsheets, and other thrifted textiles sourced from Etsy and shops around the city.
How interior-design and lifestyle blogger Jess Cathell put together her master bedroom
Anna Zietz and Erica Tankesley wanted to inject a little fun and whimsy into a handmade leather goods market that was mostly utilitarian.