Sunday, July 26, 2015

In Wake of Chattanooga Attack, A Community Mourns Fallen Marine

In the northern suburbs of Atlanta, locals reflect on the life of one of five slain in the July 16 terrorist attack. 

A memorial placard was placed inside the visitor's center at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park to honor local Skip Wells. The 21-year-old was one of five United States military personnel killed in the July 16 Navy Operational Support Center attack in Chattanooga, Tenn. (Photo Credit: James Swift)

Friday, July 17, 2015

Deep in Dixie, Supporters Rally Around the Confederate Flag

Uncommon Journalism speaks with several demonstrators, who claim the controversial symbol signifies not hate, but heritage.

Deamon Strong, 24, waves a Confederate battle flag at a recent demonstration held in the suburbs of metro-Atlanta. (Photo Credit: James Swift)

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Child Cancer Experts Say More Research Funding Critical

Despite promising new treatments and biomarker breakthroughs, researchers and foundation executives alike say the financial resources invested in potentially life-saving studies and trials remain inadequate.

 Founder and CEO Dean Crowe poses for a photograph with a few of her foundation's Rally Kids. (Photograph courtesy Christen Patterson of the Rally Foundation)

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Can the Bluff be Revitalized Without Being Gentrified?

Atlanta city officials and community organization leaders discuss past success in the Old Fourth Ward and East Lake, and how similar strategies may be used to rehabilitate Atlanta’s most dangerous neighborhood. 

Atlanta City Councilman Kwanza Hall, left, and East Lake Foundation President Daniel Shoy, Jr., were among the speakers at a recent Atlanta Press Club event, titled "Breaking Cycles of Poverty While Gentrifying with a Heart." (Photo Credit: James Swift)