Posted inIncarceration

Four Formerly Incarcerated People From South DeKalb Share Their Stories

This story was reported by Canopy Atlanta, a community-powered journalism nonprofit. This story was informed by feedback from the South DeKalb community as part of the South DeKalb Issue, a series of stories about the neighborhood. The Georgia Department of Corrections has 34 state prisons across the state, which house nearly 47,000 felony offenders. Formerly incarcerated South […]

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 […]