Tag:  Georgia

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Entertainment

Real Housewives of Atlanta brings back the drama for a sixth season

Well the girls are back. Real Housewives of ATL season 6 premiered Nov. 3 at 8 p.m. EST on Bravo. The Real Housewives franchise brings back the Georgia peaches for a sixth season minus Kim Zolciak – Biermann who has moved on from the series with a new husband, more children and a spin-off. Don’t worry there’s still going to be enough drama to go around with Nene Leakes, Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Phaedra Parks, Porsha Stewart and former Miss USA Kenya Moore creating mayhem in Hotlanta.

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Business

The Black Mecca 50 years later: Did Atlanta get to the promised land?

by Kenya King A one-way ticket to anywhere in the U.S. after Hurricane Katrina brought a vast number of displaced New Orleanians to the hotbed of the South – Atlanta – where Black political power precipitates African-American entrepreneurship, and where a cultural melting pot begets the crux of artistic expression from Mozart to hip-hop. Even since the 1970s, and still today, Atlanta has been Christened as the Black Mecca and for many and is a city where African Americans are believed to have the best opportunities for prosperity or for reinventing themselves. Fifty years after of the March on Washington and the “I Have a Dream” speech, what has Black Atlanta achieved, and is it still a place for African Americans to thrive?