3rd Annual Chairman Turner’s International Ball Surpasses Fundraising Goal

 The 3rd Annual Chairman Turner’s International Ball took place in September at the Georgia International Convention Center. The aim of this annual fundraising event was to celebrate the cultural diversity of Clayton County, GA and to raise money to support Woman University, this year’s charity designee.

Moms All In® Conference Presented by Michelle Taylor Willis

A woman who truly juggles it all and handles it well, from being an amazing mother and wife, to holding a career as a successful entrepreneur, while also dedicated to self-love is just the type of women found at the Moms All In® Conference.

Maroon Tiger Kickoff Awards Gala

 The Morehouse Football Alumni Association consists of Morehouse alums who are former Maroon Tiger football players. The membership includes doctors, lawyers, teachers, principals, judges, pastors, business executives and successful entrepreneurs.

Fourth Anniversary Party at Areu Bros. Studios

SFL Publisher Michelle Taylor WIllis celebrated the fourth anniversary of the magazine with a host of community leaders, readers and supporters. Ozzie Areu provided a unique venue for the South Fulton event, a movie set and sound stage. Willis was interviewed on FOX 5 Atlanta on the ongoing success of the print magazine and her other business ventures.

South Fulton Community Forum

Economic development and a focus on South Fulton’s image as a quality, safe place to live were among the topics political leaders, including Mayor Bill Edwards, addressed at Community Forum at Westlake High School.

The Cotton Club… An Evening of Pink Pearlfection

The Pearls of Purpose Foundation, Incorporated, a 501(c)(3) entity established by Nu Lambda Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, hosted their annual Pink Pizzazz - “The Cotton Club…An Evening of Pink Pearlfection” at the Oceans Ballroom at the Georgia Aquarium last November.

UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball Recap

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ inaugural Ball was a sold-out gala, bringing out the Who’s Who of Atlanta and including an exciting performance by Bell Biv DeVoe. More than $200,000 was pledged during the Fund the Mission appeal, including $50,000 from music mogul Jermaine Dupri.  Atlanta’s finest showed up in full force to attend the 35th Annual UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked…

A Hush Affair

A Hush Affair is always a delight and this year was no exception. The Twenty Pearls Foundation presented the 26th Annual gala.  Gritz & Jelly Butter, a favorite bands rocked the place. The Doris J. Harris Humanitarian Award Recipient was Brannon Jones. He is the Executive Director of Next step Education Foundation and the author of College Rediness 101: A College Workbook…

The Atlanta Airport Chamber

The ATL Airport Chamber hosted its annual meeting and political leaders, icons, and members gathered at the Georgia International Convention Center College Park to promote, support and get inspired about the economic success and expansion of the airport’s business community. This event brought leaders together from around the world to make Aerotropolis Atlanta the number one area for business prosperity in…

National Black Arts Festival Celebrates 30 Years of Arts and Educational Excellence

The National Black Arts Festival (NBAF) celebrates 30 years of excellence at the elegant  Flourish Atlanta by Legendary Arts venue. The 30th "NBAF: What Makes A Legend" gala focuses on artists of African descent who create and push forth the innovative essence of African and African-American culture. 

Take a Splash at Duncan Park Splash Pad in Fairburn

 Photography Benjamin Grace Photography  Provides access for the 2018 season (May 26, 2018- September 3, 2018). This pass is available for City of Fairburn residents ONLY!    Resident Splash Pass                Price

Greater North Atlanta Chapter of Jack and Jill of America Presents Polo at the Palisades

 Photography (c) Susan Elizabeth Talbot  Since its inception, the Greater North Atlanta Chapter (GNAC) of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. has shown a commitment to promote leadership development and academic achievement in the lives of children and families in the Atlanta metro area. As a continuation of those efforts, the chapter is excited to host their upcoming chapter fundraiser, "Polo…

A Hush Affair Brings Stars, Fun, and Raises Scholarships

The Twenty Pearls Foundation’s signature fundraiser, A Hush Affair Silent Auction and Gala, took place  at the Atlanta Airport Marriott Gateway Hotel. This year marked the chapter's 25th anniversary and the gala reflected such in the evening's theme, "A Platinum Evening with the Stars.” The formal event featured live entertainment and an impressive silent auction and was well-attended by local…

BronzeLens Film Festival Celebrates 8 Years With A Bang!

BronzeLens Film Festival was everything Atlanta needed for the upcoming film industry. Let’s face it: Atlanta is definitely a part of the film industry conversation and Mrs. Kathleen Bertrand’s wonderful vision from eight years ago has grown into something beautiful. BronzeLens Film Fest, as it is affectionately called, is simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Celebrating its eighth year, the BronzeLens Film Festival differs…


This summer, celebrities headed to South Fulton’s East Lake Golf Club to support the Warrick Dunn Charities’ 7th Annual Atlanta Celebrity Golf Classic. This tournament is the exclusive signature fundraiser of Warrick Dunn Charities and a premiere social event to kick off the summer.

FUSION: Presented by Arlington Christian School and Operation YES

FUSION was a multimedia explosion of talent and entertainment at the beautiful Southwest Arts Center, a perfect backdrop. From the ATLFunk Lords breakdancing crew to a small but mighty drumline, the event was nothing short of a celebration! There was acting, dancing, live painting, an art auction, instrumental selections and vocal selections, all illustrating the freedom of creative expression afforded…


An amazing event it was, full of some of the most beautiful and powerful African American married couples in Metro Atlanta. They walked in ZuCot Art Gallery, setting the atmosphere on fire. The ambiance of the evening was amazing, and guests could definitely feel the love in the air. The spoken word artist, Kalecia Wright, set the tone of sweet…

Tender Love

“Tender love. Love so tender. Holding me close to you. Baby, I surrender.” Every time they gaze into each other’s eyes, Jibri and Salvia think of the words from the classic love song by Force MDs. It all began at a college alumni party at Loew's Hotel in downtown Atlanta. As the night came to an end and Salvia was…

South Metro Development Outlook Spotlights 15 Years of Success

In 15 years, South Metro has seen the opening of the second-largest convention center in the Georgia International Convention Center, the opening and expansion of the Google Data Center in Douglas County, a boom in the movie industry on the south side and the move of the headquarters of Porsche Cars North America to the Hapeville area. Those are just…

Atlanta Tastemakers Summit

For more information about Black Southern Belle, please visit, BlackSouthernBelle.com. About Black Southern Belle: The Black Southern Belle brand is the leading source for a diverse, curated network of vendors in the South. Through its editorial extension, Black Southern Belle preserves the culture of Southern living.

The Sky is the Limit for the Atlanta Falcons

After missing the opportunity to make their second Super Bowl appearance by ten yards in 2012, the Atlanta Falcons have struggled to revisit that opportunity ever since. However, football analysts, avid loyalists, and the entire Falcons staff collectively believe the future will entail the franchise will “Rise Up” due to some significant player acquisitions, hopefully a stingier defense, and the…

First Annual South Fulton Lifestyle Charity Derby Party at Hotel Indigo College Park

Men in seersucker suits. Women donning their finest hats. Bartenders pouring up Mint Juleps... On Saturday, May 7, 2016, Hotel Indigo in College Park, GA was filled with men and women in celebration of the Kentucky Derby. The fellas came out dressed to impress with seersucker suits (not just pants or blazers--suits), bowties, and the finest shoes. Not to be…

FHL Mom Conference

The world is made up of us but yet there are so many moments that we feel alone in this journey. I can remember being a single mother reading people’s status updates that said things like, “Being a mom is the best job in the world!” or “I love being a mom! Everyday is filled with so much joy!” I…