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What will Atlanta be in 100 years?

On fire because of climate change. No seriously, contemplating the future of the world's great cities is an important task. Building the future is even more important. At Night of Ideas, an event hosted by the French consulate in 100 cities around the world, artists, innovators, civic leaders and entrepreneurs, are invited to think about the future of their cities.…

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The Obama portraits stop in Atlanta marking the end of an era

"I have brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, uncles and cousins of every race and every hue, scattered across three continents, and for as long as I live, I will never forget that in no other country on Earth is my story even possible." This remark from Barack Obama's 2008 campaign speech on race undoubtedly inspired artist Kehinde Wiley's painting of the…

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Photo: "Jackets" by Michi Meko.

The articles that made my 2021 AND the stories behind them

When I think about the year 2021, one word that comes to mind: Blessed. It sounds cliche, but to have my health, sanity, career, family, friends, and shelter in the midst of a global pandemic is nothing short of a miracle. The last 21 months have been filled with insanity and chaos. But, if we take the time to look…

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Southern women in hip-hop are having a moment

This is my first blog post in a long time. After writing "Kelundra Recommends" posts to get through quarantine almost every week last year, I took a break from blogging. However, there is so much to celebrate that I had to share the good news. I had the chance to co-edit a series of articles on southern women in hip-hop…

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Kelundra Recommends 01.15.21: It’s Time to Reconsider

Inhale and exhale. That is the only life's labor many of us have been able to manage lately. On Jan. 6, the world watched a mostly white crowd protest the results of the presidential election. They broke windows at the U.S. Capitol with the intention of stopping representatives who were certifying the election. To some, it looked like the fall…

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