Vastness of African-American history and culture on national display

An interactive display table allows visitors to select music to be played and read about musical artists.

It might seem like an impossibility to focus on the joys, struggles, oppression, survival, accomplishments, pain and beauty of African Americans in one facility and do it well. However, the National Museum of African American History & Culture (NMAAHC) in Washington, D.C., certainly has captured the essence of the diverse experiences of Black people, and […]

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Mountain resort offers something for all

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Rarely when entering the property of a sprawling resort does one see a sign that cautions visitors to be careful of horses crossing the drive, but this is the case at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort and Conference Center. The entranceway is also used by local horses as an access path from the stables to the […]

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Night market coming to DeKalb County

The first Atlanta International Night Market was held in Gwinnett County in April. The DeKalb County event is scheduled for Nov. 3-5 in the Northlake Mall parking lot.

Most festivals start to wind down at sunset but an outdoor event new to DeKalb County expects to do the opposite and wind up just as the sun is going down. The Atlanta International Night Market (AINM) is a three-night festival taking over the parking lot of Northlake Mall Nov. 3-5. With a slogan of […]

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Frightful delights promised at Halloween

Halloween Night on Callanwolde Mountain

Those with a penchant for scares and frights, chuckles and laughs are likely big fans of Halloween. Ghosts, goblins and ghouls in a variety of forms adorn neighborhoods, restaurants and stores. Tykes dress up in adorable outfits while older children and even many adults compete to create the most ghastly, most bloody costumes or most […]

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Human Library allows living ‘books’ to tell their stories

Teresa Totten, programing and services coordinator for the DeKalb County Library

Communities are made up of people, each of whom has a story. They may be refugees, homeless persons, single parents, transgender persons, same-sex spouses, Christians, Muslims. Some may make assumptions about these community members based on such labels. Would those assumptions hold up if their neighbors learned firsthand more about their lives?  That question is […]

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Gallery owner has experiential artistic visions for Chamblee

One of several open spaces of EBD4

EBD4 Gallery in Chamblee is an ever-evolving work of art. It serves as a working studio, gallery space and event venue for owner and artist Elyse Bynum Defoor. Defoor wants it to be an epicenter for arts in the community As one enters the nondescript strip center gallery space, impactful photography of Defoor’s work with […]

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40 Plays in Four days returns to DeKalb

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Theatrical productions designed to evoke laughter, tears and a full range of emotions are promised at the upcoming Atlanta Black Theatre Festival. The Oct. 4-7 events take place at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center in Decatur. The event, now in its sixth year, is designed to build community through artistic experiences. […]

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Birds-eye view of NYC from double-decker bus

The rush of Times Square, top, and the stateliness of the Metropolitan Museum of Art are two of the many sights to be seen on the double decker bus tours in New York City. Photos by Gale Horton Gay

Although I haven’t lived in New York for several decades, I still call myself a New Yorker at heart. On a summer visit to New York City, I decided to do something I hadn’t done before—go sightseeing in a double-decker bus. What a great choice! Although many of the sights on the routes I rode […]

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