“I’m definitely happy about getting this check. I did not expect my job to close its doors, and we don’t know when it will be back to normal. I just look at it as $1200 more dollars than I had before, so I’m just patiently waiting,” said Jenelle Elle, a 24-year-old Atlanta IT Consultant.
“They’re trying to kill us,” said Craig Bowie, an Atlanta school counselor.
This is the sentiment expressed by many Black people in regards to COVID-19.
Sometimes you come across people who absolutely blow you away. Their presence alone takes over the atmosphere. Steffany Moneque is one of those people. When she walked into Ambient Studios for our interview, everyone took notice, and after our conversation, it is easy to see why.
Drake explained it best in his song, “Doing It Wrong,” that “we live in a generation of not being in love, and not being together. But we sure make it feel like we’re together, ‘cause we’re scared to see each other with somebody else.”
Seven years ago Charles Pabai started a company for anyone wanting to express themselves through art, design, music and fashion. Pabai named this company Young Atlanta, and the name is more fitting today than it was seven years ago.
It is very rare when one comes across a person that is blessed with not one gift, but several. True artists embrace being unique, and they impact their audience in a multitude of ways: Tuki Carter fits this description perfectly. A unique artist in his own right, Carter resides in Atlanta, Georgia, and holds not one or two distinct titles, but three: rapper, tattoo artist and entrepreneur.