Huffington Post Features 'Black Atlanta' in Ongoing Series

The city of Atlanta and 'Black Atlanta' are being highlighted in a month-long series by The Huffington Post.

Over the past 3 weeks Cascade Patch has already shared a few of the stories that have been featured in the month-long "Black Atlanta" series within the Huffington Post.  The most read, being of what she loved and why she loved Southwest Atlanta.

In a press release from earlier this week, we found out that the month long, "spotlight features celebrity guides tours through Atlanta’s varied neighborhoods; a video series on Atlanta’s New Leaders, plus special reports on the business community. The project was produced by prominent national journalist Gil Robertson IV, who created the project to celebrate his adopted hometown."

So far, the project has included “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey on what it’s like living in Atlanta; actress Terri Vaughn on her favorite hotspots in Buckhead; and actress Jasmine Guy on the places she frequented growing up in southwest Atlanta. The series has also profiled a new generation of leaders carrying on their families’ legacies in Atlanta’s African American community, including Andrea Young, daughter of Mayor Andrew Young, Brooke Jackson Edmonds, daughter of Mayor Maynard H. Jackson and Marvin Arrington, Jr., son of Judge Marvin Arrington (Atlanta’s former President of the Atlanta City Council.

Over the coming weeks, Cascade Patch will share more of these Huffington Post stories with our readers.

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Edi July 20, 2012 at 03:32 PM
Why is this not considered racist? I really don't get it. What about Fat Atlanta, or Acne Atlanta? Bleach Blondes needing a touch up Atlanta? I bet there is an entire culture that could be built around that too. Black people are treated like green aliens from another planet. The color of skin is the most superficial thing one can focus on. This is group mental illness.
Marc Richardson July 20, 2012 at 04:41 PM
Highlighting what Blacks or anyone else do in Atlanta is not racist. News outlets are free to highlight whomever they choose. NOT highlighting or even Persecuting a person or subject solely due to skin color would be considered racists. But other than that, I do not see your point Edi.
Kwanza Fisher July 23, 2012 at 04:27 PM
Black is more than a race, it is a heritage. No one is focusing on the skin color, rather the ethos, success, and history of a peculiar people that mark Atlanta as what it is. Atlanta is what it is because it is "Black" though there seems to be a movement to change even that.
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