Politics Youth 

Make America Pray Again!

By Topaz Bryant As a Millennial, I understand the importance of prayer. When I was bullied at school, I hit rock bottom. My grades slipped, my self-esteem plummeted, and my courage vanished due to not feeling safe in school. I included prayer in the morning before school started to break the cycle of fear. When I found prayer, I decided to make it my first priority and not my last resort. As a result, I walked with my head high, and had more pep in my step. My teachers even…

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Entertainment Uncategorized 

Podcast Broadcasts Live from English Avenue

English Avenue resident, Melissa Harper, broadcast Funny Talk With Real People a podcast in which you will definitely here some real stuff, but with a funny twist! Funny Talk With Real People was created in 2016 by comedian Damien “Mr. Inappropriate” Clarke.  Meka and Melissa joined as weekly co-hosts in February 2017.The three effortlessly connected and have since been bringing the laughs and the realness. Ozzie Van Egbert and Tyger Escobar are the newest additions to the show completing this five member cast of robust personalities. These five give a…

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Business & Finance Community Vine City 

CEOs Come Together to Show Commitment to Westside

On Wednesday, January 17, a group of nearly 30 CEOs and civic leaders came together on Atlanta’s Westside to discuss how they can help restore and uplift the historic community. The setting? Chick-fil-A’s new restaurant on the corner of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Joseph E. Lowery Boulevard in Vine City. As Chick-fil-A’s first Westside location, the structure signals both a continued revitalization of the corridor as well as an outward expression of Chick-fil-A’s ongoing commitment to the children and families in the surrounding neighborhoods. Chick-fil-A at Vine City has already provided 90 jobs, with 70 percent of those going…

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Health & Wellness 

It’s Not Too Late! Vision Board Your Way Into 2018

By Briana Myrie I think it’s safe to proclaim that 2017 was an exhausting year. Let’s take inventory. We’ve awaken in fear and disappointment daily from the never-ending news stream coming out of Trump’s White House. We’ve seen lots of devastation from the major natural disasters that took place this year. To top it off, Atlanta’s traffic feels like it has quadrupled. All of that considered, the New Year  seems like a future oasis we’re all grasping for. However,  between bouncing back  from holiday spending and the lingering uncertainty in…

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Community Community Organizations 

Hagar Celebration Resiliency

By Akailah Ali Vice President HAGAR CIVILIZATION TRAINING MISSIONARY, INC Atlanta, GA, June 14, 2017: Hagar Civilization Training Missionary, Inc., (Hagar CTM) a nonprofit community development corporation, is strategically situated in Vine City and English Avenue communities, in the heart of Atlanta’s historic civil rights movement and at the epicenter of African Americans former economic greatness. HAGAR CTM functions under the expert leadership, guidance, and management of Sister Precious Muhammad, as she is so fondly called by residents, business professionals, elected officials, and neighborhood stakeholders. Sister Precious is an African…

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Community Community Organizations English Avenue Gardening 

How to Build a Park

How to Build a Park By Jesse Phillips Author bio: Jesse is a resident of English Avenue, member of EANA and owner of NeuYear.net.Parks and greenspace are a wonderful addition to any neighborhood, as they give neighbors a public place to play, gather, relax and enjoy nature. The Westside could use more beautiful public spaces but, where do parks come from? How do they get built? I spoke with Stephen Causby of New Life Covenant Church who has been working on building the Mother Mattie Freeland Park in English Avenue…

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Community Community Organizations English Avenue Vine City 

Developing the Beloved Community from Within Legacy Keepers

By Makeda Johnson, Managing Editor   Hagar Civilization Missionary Community Development Corporation   Historic Westside News wishes to honor the Legacy Keepers. Residents and stakeholders whom are actively focused on building The Beloved Community from within. It is our desire to highlight these community champions and their efforts and share stories of the many assets that are within our residents, stakeholders and community organizations whose dedication has empowered them to make a way out of no way, often with limited resources they serve and empower their neighbors. Among them is…

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