Not the misbegotten, WNBA

While the NBA is going into the finals, the WNBA is celebrating the 25th season, and while, for years they have been the butt of the conversation, but today we spark change.

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The hope? To achieve engaged citizenry early, because it’s messy out there.

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Imani Benjamin

Cancer 2021 Horoscope (June 21 – July 20)

Cancer 2021 Horoscope (June 21 – July 22) It’s time to slow down and think. Gemini stirred up plenty of exciting new experiences but the time for outer exploration is over.  Treat this time as

For the Culture: Similarities and Differences between Africans and Black Americans

When I think about how it feels to be Black in America, I am think of a famous quote by James Baldwin, an American novelist, activist, and poet who is known for his ideologies on race, class, and sex in the United States: “To be a Negro in this country and relatively conscious is to be in a state of rage almost all of the time.”
But, we at war amongst ourselves, too.

Imani Benjamin

The Bando: Community Service and Good Food

The Bando: Community and Food Combined Atlanta is Wing City. Anywhere you look, there’s a place with a unique twist to the city’s signature dish. Nestled in the West Ridge Shopping Center off of MLK

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“Don’t Let It Smoke You: How to Create a Nontoxic Relationship with Cannabis”: Author Tarris Batiste reviews his “why’s”

Tarris Batiste does a good job of making his book, “Don’t Let It Smoke You: How to Create a Nontoxic Relationship with Cannabis,” a breeze to read.

At the beginning, the author sets us up with a couple of descriptive life scenarios he had to overcome during 7th grade. That helps us visually see him as a person and all that he will start to encounter throughout the book. 

He divulges his desires to fit in and his insecurities about joining a certain, older friend group he wanted to be a part of. 

This was how he was first introduced to cannabis. 

Gemini 2021 Horoscope (May 21 – June 20)

Get ready for change! Steady and dependable Taurus has set the foundation for exploration this season.

Expect life to get a little hectic. You’ll find ways to make your own fun and trouble. Treat this time as a learning experience for the future. Everything you encounter is going to help you navigate the future.

Activism in the age of social media

Activism in the Age of Social Media Amanda Funger | Avant-Youth Due to the pandemic, many people are becoming involved with social justice movements through social media, which has become an increasingly popular avenue where

Curly Gurlies Episode 6: Accepting Non-Naturals

To close out season 1 of the Curly Gurlies podcast, we bring you the episode entitled Accepting Non-Naturals.

In this episode, hosts Cierra Ward and Leslie Daniels wanted to appreciate those who aren’t necessarily “natural.” Non-natural people should be accepted for how their hair looks as well.

What’s Delta 8?

What’s Delta-8? If you haven’t heard yet, there’s a new legal alternative to weed being sold in Georgia. It’s called Delta-8. Delta-8 THC started being sold in late 2020, but it has recently been growing

OUR MISSION

To inform the decisions and actions that’ll guide young people into empowering themselves. We do so by promoting positivity through stories that offer a solution, as well as informational resources.  Avant-Youth is a media organization of the people, by the neighborhood youth, for the community. We provide a fresh, focused perspective on local topics that you’ve grown up around, for you to explore what matters most.  

Your first car: A thorough guide to avoiding headaches

But for first-time owners, the headache isn’t over. Signing your name and handing over cash is only the first hurdle of owning your first vehicle. Your journey to car ownership is just beginning.

This includes constant maintenance, regular visits to the mechanic and frequent surprises. Hopefully, Avant-Youth can help smooth the process of owning your first car.

Curly Gurlies Episode 5: Hair Maintenance & Length Retention

Welcome back to another episode of Curly Gurlies, where we provide information to help your hair journey.
In this episode, co-hosts Cierra Ward and Leslie Daniels converse with Davida Smart about hair maintenance and length retention.

Let The Kids Play: High School sports amidst COVID-19

A year has passed since the World Health Organization declared the novel coronavirus a global pandemic on March 11, 2020. Schools closed, the sports world froze and we were all subjected to our homes for months.

Taurus 2021 Horoscope (April 20 – May 20)

It’s Taurus’s time to shine. The dependable earth sign encourages us to find stability and keep our goals in sight. 
This is the time to figure out what you want, make your plans and gather resources for the future. With your foundations set for success, you can aim for bigger and better things.

South Atlanta’s Woosa Li : A young woman rapper with talent

A young woman with talent and a dream: that’s the best way to describe Aliyah Gill, better known as Woosa Li or Mermaid, a name she gave herself based on her love for the mythical sea creatures. She would like to think of herself similarly. Woosa Li is a nickname her mom gave her that stuck.

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