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Here are the top five reasons why Atlanta Metropolitan State College is the college for the ATL: The No. 1 reason: Simply because Atlanta Metropolitan State College (AMSC) is No. 1. No. 1 graduation rate in the University System of Georgia for the associate’s degree. No. 1 graduation rate for African Americans for associate’s degree. No.…

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Human trafficking involves the exploitation of someone for a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud or coercion. It is a scourge on society as a whole and the city of Atlanta in particular.  Cassandra Kirk, Fulton County Magistrate Court Chief Judge, is working with others in the city to stop it. Kirk serves on the…

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Bernard Parks Jr. is a veteran of the music industry, having helped shape the careers of Goodie Mob, Organized Noize and the Dungeon Family. He teamed up with Jason Geter, and Chaka Zulu to forge Culture Republic — a new business model that aligns music, business and technology. Parks is also the founder of TommyRun — an…

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Successful real estate professional Kimberly Hutchens enjoys her work with Keller Williams Realty Consultants, which involves showing out-of-towners, new transplants and existing residents looking for a place to live in the Atlanta area all of the diverse housing options, great neighborhoods and cultural amenities the city has to offer. She discovered it for herself after visiting one summer…

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Morehouse Healthcare in Atlanta is a multi-specialty medical practice and one of Georgia’s premier primary care facilities. Founded in 1985, it began as Morehouse Medical Associates Inc. but later changed its name to Morehouse Healthcare. With more than 100 full-time practicing physicians who also serve on the clinical faculty at the prestigious Morehouse School of…

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While he always made a point of cooking for guests that attended his events, owning a restaurant was never a priority for Hank Johnson. “It kind of just happened,” says the CEO and owner of Tom Dick & Hank (TDH). From grilled wings to burgers and the like, Johnson’s culinary skills landed him an opportunity…

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Genise Shelton is a woman who wears many hats. She is an actress, entrepreneur, social activist and mother of six. Shelton is equally passionate about all of her ventures, from her work combatting child abuse and sex trafficking, to her promotion of health and wellness in the African American community. As an owner of several Atlanta-based businesses, she is…

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Dr. Roderick Edmond is the distinguished founding and managing partner of Edmond Lindsay & Atkins LLP, an Atlanta law firm specializing in wrongful death and catastrophic personal injury cases. He has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Morehouse College, a medical degree from Duke University, and a Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown University. Throughout his…

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An avid cigar smoker for a decade, Octavia Toliver is the founder and CEO of HERficionado — a female-friendly cigar network whose platform has grown substantially in only two years. True to the growing culture of cigar events and promotions, Toliver grew tired of frequenting bars where she was among a handful of women outnumbered…

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Maynard Jackson III has a distinct family legacy that is special to the city of Atlanta. He is the son of Maynard Holbrook Jackon, the city’s first Black mayor, and the great-grandson of John Wesley Dobbs, a civic and political leader. While growing up in Atlanta, he has watched the city experience decades of immense change,…

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Terry Brantley is an Atlanta native with a rich family legacy in entrepreneurship and the son of the first African American auto dealer in the city. He is currently the managing member of Brantland LLC, a company that has been an investor and developer of various asset classes of real estate throughout the Southeast. Headquartered in…

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Ric Mathis is an independent filmmaker, producer and author. He garnered attention as the executive director of the documentary Black Friday: What Legacy Will You Leave? The growing film series of the same name explores African Americans’ ability to acquire wealth by way of circulation in Black communities. Rolling out sat down with Mathis to…

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The co-working space has expanded significantly over the years. If you are in Atlanta and want to expand your network and grow your business, then you need to become a member of The Gathering Spot, a Black-owned, exclusive members-only club. The community space was co-founded by Ryan Wilson and TK Peterson in 2016. It has since flourished…

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For more than 25 years, Miguel Wilson has styled celebrities and professional athletes nationwide. The CEO of the Miguel Wilson Collection is noted for his “lifestyle” brand of suits, sport coats and trousers, which is why the award-winning apparel is all the rage with so many of Atlanta’s biggest movers and shakers. What puts the…

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