The Atlanta Journal-Constitution launches Unapologetically ATL newsletter

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The AJC's Nedra Rhone and Ernie Suggs introduce our new newsletter called, Unapologetically ATL. Video by Ryon Horne

The weekly newsletter will spotlight the news, trends and events shaping Black culture in metro Atlanta

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution now offers Unapologetically ATL, a free weekly newsletter that explores the news, trends and events shaping Black culture in the A.

Our team of writers, photographers and videographers will keep you informed every Thursday with the latest and most important news about Black topics rooted in Atlanta’s civil rights history and its standing as a cultural hotspot.

Co-hosted by AJC journalists Nedra Rhone and Ernie Suggs, Unapologetically ATL represents the extensive expertise of our staff and sources who are fully embedded in our communities.

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08/04/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — AJC reporter Ernie Suggs and columnist Nedra Rhone pose for a portrait in Atlanta, Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

08/04/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — AJC reporter Ernie Suggs and columnist Nedra Rhone pose for a portrait in Atlanta, Wednesday, August 4, 2021.  (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution)
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08/04/2021 —Atlanta, Georgia — AJC reporter Ernie Suggs and columnist Nedra Rhone pose for a portrait in Atlanta, Wednesday, August 4, 2021. (Alyssa Pointer/Atlanta Journal Constitution)

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

Credit: Alyssa Pointer

“It’s been an honor for me to cover civil rights giants, such as C.T. Vivian, John Lewis and Coretta Scott King,” Suggs said. “The best part of my 24 years at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has been getting to know these people who were at the forefront of history. With this newsletter, I hope to continue representing this city as a strong, rich cultural bastion of Blackness.”

Whether it’s a shoutout to a Black-owned business, a piece about an injustice in your neighborhood or a music playlist curated by a member from our team, Unapologetically ATL is designed to exclusively focus on stories told with the Black perspective in mind.

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The performing arts collective Egun Omode performs at Centennial Olympic Park for the Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Music Festival on Saturday, June 19, 2021. (Photo: Steve Schaefer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Credit: Steve Schaefer

The performing arts collective Egun Omode performs at Centennial Olympic Park for the Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Music Festival on Saturday, June 19, 2021. (Photo: Steve Schaefer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
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The performing arts collective Egun Omode performs at Centennial Olympic Park for the Juneteenth Atlanta Parade and Music Festival on Saturday, June 19, 2021. (Photo: Steve Schaefer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Credit: Steve Schaefer

Credit: Steve Schaefer

“I want to feature stories I know are important to people who look like me and change things,” Rhone said. “It’s not just about the challenges and the struggles of Black life in Atlanta, but the joys and the excitement, too.”

It is our mission to celebrate and document our region’s moments, milestones and people, and Unapologetically ATL serves as a natural extension of our strong brand.

We can’t wait to connect with you. You can sign up for the newsletter here.