The Marathon

By ATL | April 8, 2019 | 1 Comment

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 […]

ATL’s Guide to ATL: For the Culture Edition

By ATL | February 22, 2019 | 1 Comment

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 […]

Date Your Mate

By ATL | January 23, 2019 | 2 Comments

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. […]

The Real Glow Up Challenge

By ATL | January 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 […]

African Americans and the Mental Health Stigma

By ATL | December 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

Finding Joy in the Job You Hate

By ATL | December 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

For the Prospective Millennial Home Buyer: To Buy or Not to Buy

By ATL | November 30, 2018 | 4 Comments

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 […]

Why His Growth Should Not Mean Your Pain

By ATL | November 27, 2018 | 4 Comments

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 […]

Comparison: The Thief of Joy

By ATL | November 13, 2018 | 2 Comments

“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 […]

Eff Fear!

By ATL | November 1, 2018 | 2 Comments

I want to be frank. Not like the person, but you know, like, candid. About 5 years ago I toyed with the idea of starting a blog. I even shared the idea with a couple of friends. I didn’t take myself seriously, thus resulting in an idea that fell by the wayside. However, earlier this […]

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