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A Clarkston woman’s mission to make it easier for pregnant refugees to navigate the healthcare system
Pregnant when she arrived in Clarkston from Afghanistan, Muzhda Oriakhil struggled to navigate the American healthcare system. Now she’s making it easier for refugee women who’ve followed.
A member of Myanmar’s persecuted Rohingya community, Abu Talib endured a harrowing journey at sea to start a new life in Clarkston. But conditions continue to deteriorate for the family he left behind.
Open two days a week in a residential neighborhood just inside the Perimeter, Two Fish Myanmar serves the intriguing, highly pleasurable cuisine of the country and offers nostalgic comfort to Clarkston’s many Burmese residents.
Long before Covid-19 clamped down upon so many Atlantans’ livelihoods, skyrocketing housing costs and other ills of gentrification were forcing city dwellers—especially younger ones—to get creative when it came to living arrangements. That trend has only accelerated since the pandemic.
On Friday, Vice President Pence visited Atlanta and Fulton County's absentee ballot applications are backed up. Here’s your Saturday morning update:
Hundreds of immigration advocates gathered at Plaza Fiesta on stormy Friday evening as part of the national Lights for Liberty event protesting the Trump administration’s treatment of immigrants.
The young leader of Clarkston, Georgia, which has been called the most diverse square mile in America, declared today he’s running for U.S. Senate.
Life-sized Hot Wheels are coming to Buford with Hot Wheels Legends Tour, improv groups as far away as Los Angeles are coming to Village Theatre for Atlanta Improv Festival, and Johnny's Hideaway is celebrating its 40th anniversary with free cocktails.
Fugees Family founder Luma Mufleh on breaking barriers, discrimination, and what’s next for her refugee nonprofit
Fugees Family founder Luma Mufleh recently earned a DVF Award, a program created by designer Diane von Furstenberg to celebrate "extraordinary women." She chats with us about the award, discrimination against refugees, and what's next for her nonprofit.
In a 5-2 vote, the South Fulton city council agreed to lighten the punishment for possessing less than an ounce of marijuana to a maximum of a $150 fine with no jail time—making the punishment for pot possession more akin to a traffic citation. After Clarkston and Atlanta, this makes South Fulton the third city in metro Atlanta to reduce the penalty for possessing a small amount of pot.