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SOCIAL ADVOCACY/NONPROFIT/COVID-19 RELIEF Nonprofit helps homeless transgender women across Georgia (Project Q) The new Trans Housing Coalition has placed more than 30 homeless transgender women in housing. Along with finding permanent housing for those in need, they have also raised almost $2.9 million to disperse for rental payments and other housing assistance. WarnerMedia brings an apprenticeship program to Georgia (MDJ Online) Non-profit The Amazing Stories Foundation has partnered with the media company for a film and TV apprenticeship program offered in East Point, GA, for adults 24 and up. The program will train diverse emerging talent and take advantage of the state's thriving enter

We've Got Good News This Week

Just when I thought 2020 was going to do me in, one simple but amazing news story lifted my spirits and I've been doing a little happy dance ever since. Atlanta restaurant writer Angela Hansberger hasn't had much to pen to for the past several months. Restaurants are closing, not opening. So, like the brave souls who work in hospitality and we hard-working publicists who let you know about them, she pivoted. At the start of the pandemic, Angela's uncle built her a wee little picnic table, just for fun. She set it up outside and along came a chipmunk. The little guy perched himself on the bench and waited to be served. So she did what any foodie would do - she cooked for him every day for the

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SOCIAL ADVOCACY/NONPROFIT/COVID-19 RELIEF 2020 Best Self wonder woman has greatly impact food insecurity throughout Atlanta (Best Self) Andrea Jardon, the Executive Director of Second Helpings Atlanta has worked hard to address food insecurity problems throughout the Atlanta Community. Her hard work, and extensive nonprofit work has earned her to be nominated the Best Self 2020 Wonder Woman Award. Celebrating a half-century of LGBTQ+ milestones in Atlanta (Atlanta Magazine) A timeline that takes us throughout the moments and history of the LGBTQ+ community that have taken Atlanta to where it stands today.  World Central Kitchen feeds voters (Atlanta Journal-Constitution) The nonprofit has

Early Voting By The Numbers

Early voting started yesterday with lines wrapped around precincts and waits up to eight hours. Whether you're voting to maintain the status quo or make change, expect record turnouts in Georgia. John Lewis called voting "the most powerful non-violent tool we have in a democracy." For me, it's both powerful and empowering. I absolutely love voting. Nine million Americans have already voted. In Georgia alone, 262,000 of the 1.5 million who requested absentee ballots have cast them. With three weeks to exercise your right -- either via early voting or in-person -- if you don't vote, you're a part of the problem, not the solution. Years ago, when I voted in Inman Park I would tie my little Jack

Crochet for Fall

I’ve found that picking up a new hobby can be a great way to occupy yourself while working and schooling from home. Between my virtual PR internship and the online university classes I’m taking this fall, my eyes could really use a break from staring at a screen all day. Lucky for me (and my eyes), I’ve landed on the perfect offline hobby for me -- crocheting! Having an ongoing project in your life gives you something to look forward to, and the end result of getting to use your new crocheted creation is so rewarding. It is proven that repetitive motions like crocheting can help relax your body and brain, so it’s the perfect activity for me if I’m ever feeling overwhelmed or stressed. Croche

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Hospitality/Food & Beverage: Yelp Adds New Feature to Flag Businesses Accussed of Racism (Eater) Starting today, Yelp will display warnings if restaurants and other businesses are associated with racist conduct, the review platform announced on its blog. The change comes amid ongoing protests and bolstered advocacy against racism, anti-Blackness, and police brutality, sparked in part by the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and other Black people this year. Hop City Beer and Wine Begins Home Delivery From Krog Street and West End Shops (Eater Atlanta) Home delivery of wine, beer, and liquor has begun from some shops and stores around Atlanta. Early adopters of the new

Anyone Else Confused?

This year has certainly thrown us some zingers. And with so much happening in the news, we thought we'd take a minute to shed some light on one story that may have slipped past you. Did you know there was a special election to fill Georgia's 5th Congressional District seat last week? This one is confusing, at best, so here's what you need to know. Because, no matter where you stand politically, it's important to understand the system. When the late, great Congressman John Lewis died, the Democratic Party of Georgia selected State Senator Nikema Williams to run against the Republican nominee, Angela Stanton-King, an author and reality TV personality, in the November 3 general election. But t

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HOSPITALITY / FOOD & BEVERAGE: Chicago-Based Brown Bag Seafood Company Opens Thursday at Colony Square in Midtown (Eater Atlanta) Chicago restaurateur Donna Lee opens a location of her popular restaurant Brown Bag Seafood Company this Thursday at Colony Square in Midtown. The counter-serve spot, next to sushi restaurant Sukoshi at the complex, offers sustainable seafood on its menu served as salads, tacos, sandwiches, and grain bowls. Virginia-Highland Restaurant D.B.A Barbecue Expands to Sandwiches at Irwin Street Market (Eater Atlanta) A new sandwich shop from D.B.A. Barbecue opens in November at Irwin Street Market in the Old Fourth Ward. Called D.B.A. Sandwich Company, the shop takes ove

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