Introducing the Real Wives of South Fulton… The ladies that represent our community as the Real Wives are each vivacious and dynamic in their own right. They are not only beautiful but also are intelligent, leaders in their fields, and CEO’s of both their offices and their households. They were thoughtfully selected from your recommendations after completing an extensive application process. (We appreciate all of our reader feedback. Stay up to date with SFL as more giveaways and contests come your way via our Facebook page.)
More than 250 business and community leaders participated in an armchair conversation today about the importance of paid sick and family leave with Mayor Kasim Reed and White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett. Atlanta is one of 12 cities in 2015 to host the “Lead on Leave” Tour, a national conversation led by the White House and the U.S. Department of Labor highlighting cities, states and businesses that are leading the way in implementing paid leave policies.
Usher’s New Look non-profit recently celebrated its 16th anniversary with a Presidents Circle Luncheon at the St. Regis Atlanta. PHOTOGRAPHY Tiffany Powell Photography
The staff of SFL welcomed advertisers, cover models, and supporters to a Launch Party and Crab Boil in the Cascade area of South Fulton.
1. Tenisha Bell, the author of the Real Wives feature, is the President/CEO of Perfect Pitch Media Group, LLC., a public relations and media consulting firm. She is a former CNN executive and former president of the Atlanta Association of Black Journalists. She also serves as an adjunct journalism professor at Kennesaw State University. You can follow her on twitter @TenishaTBell.
Imani Alsobrook is a 13-year-old 8th grader at Wesley International Academy (APS) and has just self-published her first book, Maya in the Middle, which she completely authored and illustrated. The book centers on the life of Maya Hope, a not-so-ordinary 12-year-old girl who’s about to enter 7th grade at a new school. How will she adjust to life’s challenges? The book allows readers to explore Maya’s colorful journal and discover how she not only has to adjust to meet these challenges, but also how she meets new BFFAE’s (Best Friends Forever and Ever), while tackling unexpected drama along the way.
The Grays are a picture of love and community support and involvement here in South Fulton. They live and work in the area and contribute to the health and wellness of neighbors – spirit, soul and body. Having worked in the ministry as senior pastors, an unconditional and genuine love for people is at the core of their being. Jeff is a certified pastoral counselor and chaplain, and Cass is a licensed professional counselor and clinical director at OGCC Behavioral Health Services in the heart of South Fulton. Cass is an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. with the East Point College Park Alumnae Chapter.
Who comes to mind when you think of a “Real Wife?” Claire Huxtable? Tracee Ellis Ross? Unfortunately, with the recent influx of reality TV, the media doesn’t offer an accurate portrayal of a “real wife” so we’ve looked for some positive examples. A “real wife” is a strong woman who loves and cherishes her husband and her children. She knows how to balance home, family, and her work. Whether she is a working professional, an entrepreneur, or a stay-at-home mom, she handles herself with dignity, style and grace. We scouted dozens of women right here in South Fulton who are living up to the true meaning of “real wife.”
In the Parting Thoughts section titled “The Atlanta I Know” in the March issue of South Fulton Lifestyle, I briefly wrote of the disappointment felt when as Atlantans we see yet another reality show in which adults throw tantrums that rival any toddler’s. This thought engenders the question, “What defines a real woman in Atlanta?”
Anyone looking for an authentic, energetic and spiritually compelling worship experience will find that and much more here.
Zion Hill is an excellent example of a multi-generational and multi-cultural congregation. All ages are worshipping, learning and growing together and loving every minute of it. Members and invited guests gather throughout the week for various teaching and learning offerings or for ministry meetings that enliven, educate and engage members.
C.A.U.S.E. for Elegance is the Jr. Apprentice Training Program of Camp Village, Inc., a non-profit organization. Camp Village has served 2,868 youth in the Metropolitan Atlanta area in 12 years. Three years ago, Camp Village we hired 32 students who were once in the program because they were “too old for camp” and “too young and without skills” to get a job.
Use this list during your first visit to the library to fill up your Book Basket. What’s in the basket is just as important as having a book basket. Maintaining diversity in your basket will help to keep little minds curious and wanting more.