The Twenty Pearls Foundation Presents 
A Hush Affair Celebrating 20 Years

The philanthropic arm of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Tau Epsilon Omega chapter, the foundation presented a 
celebration of 20 years of service at the GA Tech Hotel and Conference center.

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.

Many Rivers to Cross Festival

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

January 2017 Around Town

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…

Dr. Pickens Patterson

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.

Have a Ball at TopGolf Midtown!

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!

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

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…

Set sail from South Fulton to Sunny Ft. Lauderdale on the Allure of the Seas

Is it possible to be on your dream vacation in less than two hours? You can! Now that the kids are back in school and you are mastering your daily routine a recharge may be in order. A quick flight from Hartsfield-Jackson to sunny Ft. Lauderdale, and you are curbside at seaport.

iDareU Athletes

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.

Damácia Howard Sets Shining Example for Georgia’s Youth

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.

11 Reasons Why You Should Make the Switch to Trinity 11 Pharmacy

1. Trinity Pharmacy 11 at Princeton Lakes is locally owned and operated. The Princeton Lakes location is the newest of two locations serving SW Atlanta.

Eight-time Mr. Olympia Lee Haney Hosted Second-Annual Physique and Fitness Games Promoting Fitness for Whole Family

Lee Haney is standing proof that if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. When he was six, Haney wanted to grow up to be Hercules, and a few years later, tested his prowess by throwing a boulder over his father’s car. It went through the window.

An Afternoon with Angela of Harlem Zen

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.

Pierre Unfiltered

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…

Motherless Daughters Foundation Gala Raises Funds For Needy Teens

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.

Organizational & Time-Management Tips for the New Year

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…