A Georgia native and finalist on this season of GPB’s The Great American Recipe is using her platform to educate on the issue of food insecurity and summer hunger. In the Atlanta Community Food Bank's Learning Kitchen, Leanna Pierre taught viewers how to recreate two of her favorite recipes and asked them to get involved in improving their communities.
The Poet Life aims to stop kids from smoking, vaping and doing hookah, by using the art of slam poetry.
In 2017, Georgia was fifth in the nation for children drowning, according to The Consumer Product Safety Commission. In terms of child drownings in Georgia, it's second only to Florida which is at an oceanfront. Cullen Jones, a retired USA Olympic swimmer, says Black children are not learning to swim at the same rates as white children, which needs to change.
Music has the power to bring people together and break down tribes. That's what the Black Legacy Project is banking on. Recently, its creators brought together Black and white artists in the Atlanta area to record present-day interpretations of songs central to the Black American experience.
The Only Doctor is a documentary that takes a look at the experience of Dr. Karen Kinsell. She is the only doctor in a rural part of Georgia where 40% of the population lives below the poverty level.
“Racial oppression and poverty work against the common good and our society as a whole. If we don’t fix these problems, we will leave a weakened state and nation for the next generations. Inaction now will exacerbate the social and economic challenges that are being driven by the widening racial wealth gap.”
— Nancy Flake Johnson, President of the Urban League of Greater Atlanta.
Several nonprofits are working to rescue nutritious food to distribute as the need grows in Georgia.
Beauty comes in many shades, shapes, sizes and abilities. That's the message two Miss Georgia beauty queens want to pass on.
Women gathering to talk is big business. The TEDWomen conference is a yearly event that celebrates and embraces the power of women to be both creators and change makers. It's been in New York and on the West Coast, but will now call Atlanta, Ga., home.