• The Strong Black Woman Stereotype

    For decades, the Black woman has been acclaimed for her strength and fortitude in the face of both personal and societal challenges. The conceptual ideology that Black women can (and should) handle anything thrown at them is a common misconception. This is not to say that we are not strong. We are indeed some of […]

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    August 3, 2020 By ATL
  • Systemic vs. Systematic Racism

    With all that has transpired over the last few months, we have been having a great deal of much needed conversations. Some of these conversations have rendered us hopeless, some have left us feeling empowered and others have left us downright confused. The murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012 had me in a constant state […]

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    June 26, 2020 By ATL
  • The Bigger Picture

    Yesterday we hiked at a local park here in Georgia. While I was attempting to get a photo that would do this picturesque landscape justice, my partner was snapping me. While reviewing the pictures he had taken, that simple moment reminded me to look at the bigger picture. As we learn to navigate through this […]

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    April 5, 2020 By ATL
  • Mind Your Business

    The Holidays are upon us. For most this is a joyous time to spend with friends and loved ones. For others, comes increased anxiety (or just plain annoyance for some) about topics they aren’t quite enthused about discussing. With an increased campaign encouraging people to mind their own business, you’d be surprised how many people […]

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    November 18, 2019 By ATL
  • 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