Women: Beyond Phenomenal!

Women: Beyond Phenomenal!

I am of the persuasion that the infallible God I serve was really on His A-game when He created woman! No, I’m not a feminist, womanist or any of the other labels that may surface with this statement. I’m simply a proud woman who just happens to believe that there is something truly special about what I call “us girls.”

A Self-Care Guide

A Self-Care Guide

As a woman, I know all too well about the demands that life places on us. We are often responsible for managing our lives, in addition to obligations like kids and/or aging parents. We do all this while balancing our home, job and/or business. We women wear many hats, which sometimes means we get lost in the shuffle. Many of us don’t take care of ourselves mentally, physically or emotionally, and as a result, end up suffering later. I want to share a few health tips to help you feel and look good, while juggling your myriad responsibilities.

September 2017 Around Town

September 2017 Around Town 2

Relocating their practice of four years, Dr. Patrice and Bryson Thompson decided that it was time that South Fulton had a place of their own where everyone could come to rally around the principles of holistic healthcare. Focusing on the function of the body and helping individuals improve the quality of their lives, Touch of Life Family Chiropractic moves to surpass just looking at aches, pains, and symptoms into understanding how your body is actually working.

45 Westlake Students, Parents, 
& Teachers Explore China

45 Westlake Students, Parents, 
& Teachers Explore China 6

A group from Westlake High School visited the historic Beijing to expose students to another culture, language, and educational system. 
 Visiting the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, and the Forbidden Palace, they were able to make real connections with their AP social studies courses and historic sites.

The Alma G. Davis Foundation Presents 8th Annual Dinner for Divas Hosted by Sterling K. Brown and Benefitting Survivors of Domestic Violence

The Alma G. Davis Foundation Presents 8th Annual Dinner for Divas Hosted by Sterling K. Brown and Benefitting Survivors of Domestic Violence 1

The nonprofit organization, dedicated to the eradication of domestic violence, hosted its gala to empower 150 female survivors. Honorees received complimentary makeovers, including formal attire that they wore to the red-carpet event and took home. Each survivor participated in free self-defense classes before the gala. Photography Lauren Lamutt

Stacey Abrams

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“Go to school, go to church and take care of each other.” 
These are the tenets Robert and Carolyn Abrams instilled in their six children. Perhaps the most notable of the Abrams’ children is Stacey, also known as the Honorable Stacey Abrams, who has diligently served as House Minority Leader for the Georgia General Assembly and State Representative for the 89th House District. As the House Minority Leader, she is the first woman to be the leader of either party in both chambers. She is also the first African American to hold that position in the House of Representatives.

Just a Touch…A Touch of Inspiration, That is

Just a Touch…A Touch of Inspiration, That is

Decisions, decisions, decisions. My experience with them is that I’ve faced the task of making difficult decisions far more frequently than decisions that may be considered simple or no-brainers. Many decisions have the potential to be life-altering. I’ll never forget the words to the R&B group Heatwave’s 1978 hit, “Mind Blowing Decisions.” The song was basically about a man and his current relationship. The song lyrics, “Mind blowing decision causes head-on collisions” point to the fact that decisions will make you ponder some things, and if you don’t make the right choices, things could be catastrophic.

From Fresh Market to Table in Minutes

From Fresh Market to Table in Minutes

Summer signaled the opening of many local farmers markets in South Fulton—I get excited when I see those market stands! From bountiful fresh produce grown on nearby farms and homemade desserts to locally produced arts and crafts, these markets offer up a sensory experience that you just cannot find in the grocery stores. Visit one of the area’s local markets on any given day, and you are likely to find not only fruits, vegetables, and herbs harvested at the peak of the season, but you may also experience live music and cooking demonstrations as well as find beautiful arts and crafts, making it a trip that offers something for everyone.

Vacation: A Woman’s Anthem

Vacation: A Woman's Anthem

I am going on a Vacation one day, aint taking NOBODY, no matter who they are, no matter what color. They can be Blue Black, Black, Brown, Chestnut, Pecan, Light Tan, Yella, Vanilla, White nobody!
They can have good hair, bad hair, nappy hair, thick hair, thin hair, be bald headed where wigs weaves and extensions—
Have no teeth, two teeth, somebody else’s teeth, gold crowns, crosses, NO you can’t come.

Fresh Corn, Tomato & Basil Saute

Fresh Corn, Tomato & Basil Saute

Gather in-season corn, tomatoes, and fresh basil at your local farmers market to make this simply delicious side dish.

NAASC-Atlanta Chapter Raised Over $50,000 at Spelman Blue on the Greens

NAASC-Atlanta Chapter Raised Over $50,000 at Spelman Blue on the Greens 12

The National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC) – Atlanta Chapter hosted its inaugural charity golf and tennis event. Organized by a dedicated group of alumnae, the signature event was held at White Columns Country Club in Milton, Ga. The event supports the Every Senior, Every Year campaign.

Like Mother, Like Daughter

Like Mother, Like Daughter

It was May 21, 2017. Ruchelle Thomas watched her youngest daughter, Ariel, receive an Associates of Arts in Mass Communications degree from a University of Georgia institute. Unlike her university classmates, Ariel is 17 and still a student at Westlake High School. Ariel is currently enrolled at Georgia State University and will earn her Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism in Spring 2019 at the age of 19. Ariel is on track to obtain her Master’s degree at 21, when she can pursue a career in radio and television (i.e., TBS or CNN).

The Bloom Closet: A Free Clothing Boutique for Foster Children

The Bloom Closet: A Free Clothing Boutique for Foster Children 4

When children enter the foster care system, they typically do not bring anything with them other than the clothes on their backs. As victims of circumstance, they are usually scared and traumatized and often feel displaced. Although foster parents are given a stipend for clothing, it isn’t enough to cover the actual costs of a child’s clothing and supplies.