After Georgia passed its Stand Your Ground law, the number of justifiable homicides in our state increased by 83 percent.
The recent inauguration of Morehouse College's 11th president is a major milestone not only for HBCUs (Historic Black Colleges and Universities) and t...
Alongside the string of new research advances is the realization that we're failing to deliver what already works today to people in need. This has to be the year where we honor their commitment by following through on our promise to deliver proven options to the communities where they live.
Is their a southern narrative other than one which lays proud claim to the Civil War? I think the answer here lies in a nostalgia for a simpler life, a life less corrupted by the influences of modernity.
On the roof of Hughes Spalding Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, I photographed a fragment of a Keith Haring mural. It's about 2 feet by 3 feet and has a bright-orange snail painted on it. Mr. Snail bears a patina of grime from more than 20 years in storage.
Since this disease is as present in my home as the snow outside our front window right now, while snowbound I decided to compose a list of what the Snowpocalypse 2.0 in Atlanta has in common with PANDAS.
When David began performing, it was up to the kids to play around and find ways to look good with the tools at hand. With the internet--in particular YouTube makeup tutorials--even baby queens can learn to create stunning looks.
In my experience, every time there's a tragedy, or even a just calamity, people almost always come forth in a generous and caring way. Systems may fail, but when people have the opportunity to help, they almost always do it. So why are we always surprised?
This Valentine's Day, women and men around the world will dance, march, gather, and use their voices to speak out against injustices that affect women and girls.
True, snow in Atlanta is a rare occurrence. Perhaps this isolated event exposes some fundamental flaws in how a quintessential American city operates.
Mo'Dest Volgare first performed at local drag dive Friends on Ponce two years ago and has been part of Nathaniel's life since. Mo'Dest has built a safety net for Nathaniel in the drag community, and he would probably be homeless if it weren't for her.
I could not help but be in awe of Coca Cola's "America The Beautiful" commercial. The spoken and visual messages were spot on. What, a diverse America? We speak different languages? Beautiful. I thought society was ready for a message of diversity.
As I finally pulled up to the Waffle House to find my stranded teenage kids, the president was starting his State of the Union speech on NPR, and it struck me how in times of crisis, all of us Americans pull together.
To hold Kasim Reed accountable for the complex network of day-to-day interrelationships among the state and local governments of the entire Atlanta area is like holding the president of the United States accountable for the governmental operations of Canada and Mexico.
Everything that the nearly 6 million Atlantans experienced this week was both predictable and avoidable. That is what makes the C.Y.A., excuse-filled press conferences by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Georgia Governor Nathan Deal both infuriating and insulting.
Like many in Atlanta, I'm snowbound today. This week’s rare snowfall – a disabling two inches – hit our city and triggered a mas...