Many Rivers to Cross Festival

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The stars shone on South Fulton as Harry Belafonte brought his friends, musicians, and activists together for a two-day festival. 
Photography by Tiffany Powell Photography

Fitness Can Be Fun!

Fitness Can Be Fun!

The new year is a time for new beginnings. Look at our cover model, Pierre. He’s been in the game a while and just keeps coming back, a new version of himself. In addition, there are the kids from IDareU. They are perched on the edge of their future, with college and career in their view. The future looks bright.

Ask the Expert: A Word on Eye Fitness from Dr. Martin Wilkes

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The eye is a unique organ that fortunately the majority of people are able to take for granted long into their adult life. However, many of us learn at an earlier age that not all eyes are created equal. My introduction to glasses and contacts for the correction of near-sightedness (myopia) began at age 9. Fortunately, myopia and other refractive errors are entirely correctable for most individuals.

Have a Ball at TopGolf Midtown!

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On a chilly fall Friday, I gathered 10 of my friends for a no-real-occasion outing. We just wanted to get together and hang since we don’t do that often enough with our busy schedules comprised of work, kids, etc. We had an absolute ball!

Dr. Pickens Patterson

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Growing up in Atlanta’s College Park neighborhood, Dr. Pickens Patterson was swept into the whirlwind surrounding the election of Atlanta’s first African American mayor, Maynard Jackson. At the time, Jackson and Patterson’s father, both attorneys, were partners in a legal practice. Knowing Jackson personally and believing in the candidate, Patterson’s parents worked hard to support his historic campaign.

January 2017 Around Town

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Dr. Danielle Jackson celebrated the One-Year Anniversary of Jackson Eye at her posh and modern Fairburn practice. The festivities included a Ribbon Cutting ceremony by the South Fulton Chamber, followed by a cocktail party and Tom Ford eyewear trunk show. The Jackson Eye name is synonymous with professional care, personal attention and exceptional service; while specializing in comprehensive family eye care. Whether it is an eye exam or luxury eyewear, that you are in need of, make sure you schedule your appointment today.

Motherless Daughters Foundation Gala Raises Funds For Needy Teens

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The Motherless Daughters Foundation’s Fourth-Annual Gala was a semi-formal affair that took place Saturday, October 15, 2016, at the Georgia International Convention Center and featured a silent auction. Atlanta First Lady and affordable housing developer Sarah-Elizabeth Reed serves as brand ambassador for Motherless Daughters. Xernona Clayton, CEO of the Trumpet Awards Foundation, Inc., is honorary mother.

Pierre Unfiltered

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Pierre Edwards was an Army brat, a carefree kid growing up in the shadow of the military base in Germany. A born performer, he enjoyed putting on shows for family, soldiers and strangers alike at the fountain in the city’s center. From a young age, he craved the attention and the sound of laughter he inspired. When his German mother and American father moved to the United States, he found Washington, D.C. to be quite a culture shock.

An Afternoon with Angela of Harlem Zen

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Angela McTair is an African-American chemical engineer and Wharton MBA with a passion for making healthy skin a priority for women of color. Through Harlem Zen, a unique MedSpa, she embarked upon a journey to change a culture from accepting harmful products to utilizing natural remedies and advanced technology to produce results.

Damácia Howard Sets Shining Example for Georgia’s Youth

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Eighth-grader Damácia Howard’s long list of accomplishments and volunteer experiences is impressive even for someone beyond her years, and she has only just begun. Most recently, this Union City preteen added representing Georgia as Miss Georgia Pre-Teen at the National American Miss Pageant in Anaheim, California, to her many achievements.

iDareU Athletes

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When college football fans cheer at the top of their lungs encouraging their team’s offensive line to block so the running back can hit the hole for a touchdown and the “W,” no one thinks about what it takes to play football at the collegiate level.

Organizational & Time-Management Tips for the New Year

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In her book, Managing Time on Purpose, Dr. Deborah Johnson-Blake reveals time wasters and effective time-management strategies that everyone can implement to be more efficient. Dr. Johnson-Blake provides realistic strategies for managing time and reveals the challenges that many people face when working toward achieving goals and objectives. Her suggested time-management strategies are easy to implement and complement any busy professional and personal lifestyle. Find your best time-management strategies while reading this enlightening guide to becoming more intentional to managing your time purposefully.