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Leah Fleming


Atlanta, GA, United States

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Past articles by Leah:

Albany Mayor Bo Dorough Addresses The Coronavirus Outbreak In Southwest Georgia

As the number of confirmed coronavirus cases continues to grow in Georgia, mayors across the state are enacting measures to protect residents from the → Read More

GPB Education Offers Digital Resources For Teachers, Students At Home

Teachers in Georgia are firing up laptops and turning their homes into virtual classrooms as schools statewide remain closed amid the coronavirus outbreak. → Read More

New WNBA Deal Represents A Large Step For Female Athletes

2020 is set to be a ground-breaking year for the WNBA. Earlier this month, the league announced some big changes in a new collective bargaining agreement. → Read More

Mary Frances Early, UGA's First Black Graduate, On Her Long Road To Recognition

Next month, the University of Georgia's College of Education will bear the name of a trailblazer. Mary Frances Early was the first black student to → Read More

Equity Advocate, Economist Share Different Views Of Gentrification

Everyone wants to live in a thriving, beautiful neighborhood. So how do we achieve that? Many people believe that gentrification, or the process of → Read More

Atlanta Nonprofit Wants Georgians To 'Buy From A Black Woman'

For decades, the "Buy Black" movement has been encouraging people to support minority owned businesses by spending cash within the community, going all the → Read More

Punchline Owner Jamie Bendall On The Power Of Comedy

The daily news cycle can be incredibly draining, with shootings, political drama, and social upheaval bombarding our social media timelines. From time to → Read More

Atlanta Pastor Emory Berry Jr. On Safety In Places Of Worship

Churches, synagogues, temples and mosques are all places of worship where people go to pray and find peace. But as we’ve seen in places like Charleston and → Read More

Five Presidential Hopefuls To Attend The Faith-Based Youth Leadership Conference In Atlanta

Five Democratic presidential candidates, 5,000 black millennials, and church leaders from around the country are in Atlanta this week for the Young Leaders → Read More

Meet 'Young, Gifted And Black' Nicholas Buamah, An 8-Year-Old Author From Snellville

For many kids, summer reading has taken up a big chunk of their vacation. But for second grader Nicholas Buamah of Snellville, people all across the → Read More

Athens-Clarke Mayor Presents $4 Million 'Prosperity Package'

The state’s economy has grown to be the 9th largest in the country. But not everyone in Georgia is enjoying economic prosperity. Take Athens-Clarke County, → Read More

Afua Richardson On World Of Wakanda, DragonCon And 'RUN'

Originally aired on August 29, 2018: Afua Richardson is an artist, musician, and performer who is working on several high profile projects. She's one of → Read More

As The Economy Thrives, Why Is Black Employment Lagging Behind?

The U.S. economy is being celebrated as healthy, with many people working. State economists say Georgia continues to show consistent year-over-year revenue → Read More

Bringing Mental Health Treatment To The Latino Community In Athens

Originally aired on July 27, 2018: For Latinos, living through current events in modern-day America can be incredibly stressful. Sources of stress include → Read More

Why Do We Need A Minority Mental Health Month?

Originally aired in July of 2018: A study published in the medical journal JAMA Pediatrics found that African American children under the age of 12 are → Read More

The Race For Georgia's 7th Congressional District Heats Up

Carolyn Bordeaux, John Eaves, Renee Unterman. These are just a few of the high profile names running for Congress in a red hot part of metro Atlanta. → Read More

Democratic Party Of Georgia Chair: Kemp Gets 'F' On Health Care

The past year has been a whirlwind for state Sen. Nikema Williams. In November, she was re-elected to her post in Atlanta-based Senate District 39. But → Read More

A Look At Georgia Politics Halfway Through 2019

We are halfway through the year and it has been a busy one in Georgia politics. So far, many political issues have been highlighted, including a → Read More

'Paradise Discovered': Recovery And Resilience In The U.S. Virgin Islands

The month of June is full of festivals, celebrating all kinds of heritage. Besides Pride, it's also Caribbean Heritage Month. Atlanta has one of the → Read More

In Savannah, A Conversation About Mental Health In The LGBT+ Community

There has been a huge push to end the stigma, the bigotry and intolerance surrounding the LGBT+ community. But despite that, for many people who identify → Read More