07/15/2012 10:00 am ET

Black Voices Atlanta Spotlight: 'Facts of Life' Actress Kim Fields Loves The Professional Opportunities in Atlanta

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As the former capitol of the "Old South," Atlanta is also the same city that gave birth to the Civil Rights Movement. Today, it's home to one of America's most successful African American populations with the power to influence the cultural trends and attitudes of the rest of Black America.

Over the course of four weeks, as part of our Atlanta Spotlight Series, Huffington Post BlackVoices will take readers on an intimate tour of the city to show who's who, the hot spots and all Hotlanta has to offer. We've heard from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Cynthia Bailey who loves the 'big city life.' Now, find out what "Facts of Life" and "Living Single" actress Kim Fields has to say about her city:

"I love the fact that Atlanta has given the entertainment industry an additional and growing hub. The opportunities personally and professionally have been a wonderful blessing. While I'm a New Yorker at heart and "Harlem Honey" runs through my veins, Atlanta -- its awesome residents and glorious landscapes - has a special place in the hearts of my family and I."

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