• ATL’s Guide to Tulum, Mexico

    I’m sitting on a cabana watching the birds fly east towards the sunrise. In front of me I can hear the waves crashing into the endless sea of ocean. This has been one of the most exhilarating travel experiences. Tulum, with its bohemian vibe is a spiritual oasis that attracts hippies and those seeking a […]

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    August 4, 2019 By ATL
  • The Marathon

    It’s been a week and I still get chills and this gut wrenching feeling when I see his picture or hear his name. And audible groan escapes my mouth when I think of how he was taken. Nipsey’s death hit me hard. I mean really hard. Hard to the point where I tossed and turned […]

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    April 8, 2019 By ATL
  • ATL’s Guide to ATL: For the Culture Edition

    In honor of Black History Month, I wanted to give you a guide to one of the cities that is so deeply rooted in Black culture. Atlanta has been a mecca for African Americans who are seeking both opportunity and a bustling day and nightlife. It was my freshman year in college when I decided […]

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    February 22, 2019 By ATL
  • Date Your Mate

    If you currently are or have ever been in a relationship, you know how exciting those first few months can be. Feelings are intense, the newness is exciting, and dates are plentiful. Whether it’s a “Sunday Funday” or a romantic night out on the town, you look forward to spending quality time with your human. […]

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    January 23, 2019 By ATL
  • The Real Glow Up Challenge

    If you’ve been anywhere near social media for the past 36 hours you’ve seen an influx of people posting side by side pictures of themselves. Social media subscribers have searched their phones and Facebook albums for their best (or worst) looking images. The photos are supposed to be representative of his or her physical growth […]

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    January 18, 2019 By ATL
  • African Americans and the Mental Health Stigma

    I wish more people especially my African American counterparts understood the value of therapy. Have you ever heard a Black parent say “oh he’s just bad” when speaking about an overly rambunctious child? There’s probably something deeper going on there but we’ve been conditioned to sweep it under the rug. In my opinion this is […]

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    December 24, 2018 By ATL
  • Finding Joy in the Job You Hate

    Money Can I be honest? I don’t love my job. I have to admit that when I come across someone who says that he or she absolutely does, I get a little envious. Of course there are other things that I want to pursue but I feel like I am in this season for a […]

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    December 14, 2018 By ATL
  • For the Prospective Millennial Home Buyer: To Buy or Not to Buy

    In December of 2017 I closed on my first home. Yay right?! Eh. The process was one of the most annoying I have ever been through. I had to submit tons of information and most of it needed to be submitted multiple times. To make matters worse, I built my home from the ground up […]

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    November 30, 2018 By ATL
  • Why His Growth Should Not Mean Your Pain

    I love a good Beyoncé song. Actually, Love on Top is one of my favorite records. But one day I was listening to the lyrics. I mean truly listening intently to the words penned and I had a few questions. The crux of the song in my opinion details a seemingly tumultuous relationship that has […]

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    November 27, 2018 By ATL
  • Comparison: The Thief of Joy

    “The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind the scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel.” -Pastor Steven Furtick  Be honest. How many times have you seen someone with something and your first thought was “Man I wish I had that!” How about on social media? Have you ever seen someone portray […]

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    November 13, 2018 By ATL