On Friday, Apr 23rd at 2 p.m, I entered the Georgia International Convention Center feeling hopeful.
Avant-Youth is an Atlanta-based newsmagazine of the youth, devoted entirely to covering its residents and neighboring humans. We provide original reporting, retain editorial independence and collaborate with our readers to offer helpful, actionable news and information.
The hope? To achieve engaged citizenry early, because it’s messy out there.
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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
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? 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
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.
Doses of Hope: My COVID-19 vaccine experience, as a Black journalist Image from Avant-Youth With the increase of COVID-19 cases and deaths daily, last year was a standstill for everyone. The constant enforcement of social
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.
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.
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.
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.
Welcome back to the Curly Gurlies podcast!
In episode 4, hosts Cierra Ward and Leslie Daniels discuss how natural hair has been stigmatized in the workplace. Based on history and even throughout today, some companies seem to believe that a black woman’s natural curls are considered “unkempt” or “messy.”
Over the years, there has been an increase in women starting their own businesses. According to a report commissioned by American Express, women in America started an average of 1,817 new businesses per day between 2018 and 2019.
Despite self-doubt and discouragement, he believed that it was time to present his music publicly.
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.
In this episode we dive deep into natural hair terminology. The natural hair community uses many terms that may be unknown to others. Hosts Cierra Ward and Leslie Daniels have a sit down discussion with Davida Smart, a natural hair enthusiast, about common misconceptions about natural hair. As an example, some people don’t believe that natural hair can grow long, but that is incorrect.
Bar Vegan shocked me in the best way. I’m not entirely sure what I expected, but it wasn’t just a bar, it was an experience.
Spring has come and so has Aries. The fire sign is here to shake things up and make life interesting.
Time to start pursuing the goals you made plans for in previous seasons, or to make unplanned moves to see what happens. This is the time to step forth, excited and determined, into the world.
Although the COVID-19 virus has been a major issue since last year, we cannot neglect other health issues present within the community – particularly the Black and Hispanic people within our communities.
Just like how the coronavirus has disproportionately affected Black and Hispanic people, vitamin D deficiency has done the same.
This past weekend, Villain Arts put on the Fourth Annual Atlanta Tattoo Arts Convention at the Atlanta Convention Center.
In this episode, hosts Cierra Ward and Leslie Daniels invited their first guest, natural hair enthusiast Davida Smart. The three discussed the history of natural hair and its impact on society by introducing historical figures like Madam CJ Walker and Janet Jackson.