Posted inBlack Biz, Money

‘What Happens to Us?’ Black Business Owners Question Future After Mall Purchase

Nzinga Williams has called the Gallery at South DeKalb home for over 20 years.  Williams’ business, Light Up Your Life, was one of several that the Trinidad and Tobago native’s family owned in the mall. Today, only Light Up Your Life remains. The assortment of incense, sage, crystals and natural body care products, alongside playing […]

Posted inEducation, Higher Education

For Black College Students, AUC Was Their Safe Space. Now That’s Threatened, Too.

When Mikayla Sharrieff got her acceptance letter from Spelman College two years ago, she was extremely emotional. “I just remember feeling so proud to call myself a Spelmanite,” she said. “I even cried because I felt like all of my hard work paid off.” The junior engineering major chose Spelman because she wanted to experience […]