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Nedra Rhone

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Past articles by Nedra:

OPINION: Tour highlights women’s overlooked role in Atlanta’s history

Founders of History Afoot Atlanta help uncover women's mark on the urban landscape. → Read More

Atlanta sends prayers, funds to earthquake survivors in Turkey, Syria

On Sunday, as he viewed the devastation from the earthquake that erupted last week in Turkey and Syria, Shaykh Muhammad al-Ninowy, founder and director of Madina Institute, an Islamic seminary in Duluth, remained hopeful. → Read More

OPINION: Burden of redeveloping old landfills must be shared

The fate of a former landfill in southeast Atlanta shows a turnaround is unlikely to happen without some assistance. → Read More

Angelo Herndon, a Black communist, defeated Georgia’s insurrection law

Angelo Herndon arrived in Atlanta in fall 1931 and by the following year had organized a multi-racial group of 1,000 out-of-work laborers to march on the Fulton County Courthouse. An avowed communist, Herndon was quickly arrested for his role in organizing the protest and charged with insurrection. → Read More

OPINION: Protect kids from childhood’s greatest danger

As gun violence takes more lives, Georgia legislators need to act to make children's safety a priority. → Read More

OPINION: Changing habits is hard until you find the right strategy

The key to making positive, long-lasting change takes time is to spend time understanding your goals or resolutions. → Read More

OPINION: Cash transfers can help alleviate extreme poverty in Atlanta

In January 2022, there were 2,017 unhoused people living in the city of Atlanta. → Read More

OPINION: Health disparities still a problem says former Bush HHS Secretary

Georgia native Louis Sullivan has spent his career focusing on health disparities. Sullivan is a former secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and → Read More

OPINION: Community care programs can help control cat colonies

Sterling Davis aka the Trap King relied on his clever word play in 2015 when he quit a career as a hip hop artist and hit the road to save cats. → Read More

OPINION: One-time payouts to poor Georgians won’t solve the problem of poverty

One-time payments are a temporary remedy to help families in need, but those payments won’t do much to combat poverty in the long-term, according to policy experts. → Read More

OPINION: Male survivors of abuse need safe space to heal

Through his nonprofit,, sexual abuse survivor Robert Marshall Jr. brings men together to discuss their sexual trauma. → Read More

OPINION: Buy nothing to build community bonds

A few months ago, I found myself driving to the home of a stranger to retrieve a little black dress with a ruffled skirt. → Read More

OPINION: Biomass bullies strike again in rural Georgia town

At an Adel City Council meeting in 2021, Treva Gear held up a bottle of ethyl mercaptan and asked City Council members if she could remove the cap. → Read More

OPINION: Gender pay equity should be a slam dunk

I generally don’t closely track professional sports, but I took note on Sunday when the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream fell short of claiming a spot in the playoffs after defeat by the New York Liberty. A playoff run could have resulted in accolades and financial rewards that have been elusive. → Read More

OPINION: Co-ops are a solution to inflation and food insecurity

As metro area residents face inflation rates that severely restrict food budgets, food co-ops such as Eat Right Atlanta are adjusting once again to provide low-cost, healthy food to those who need it most. → Read More

OPINION: Tenants cry foul over non-renewals from landlords

Georgia has a lot of room for improvement in protecting tenant interests, especially with landlords skilled in subterfuge or avoidance. → Read More

OPINION: Innovative housing can address affordability and aging in place

In 2019, health concerns led Deborah Glover to Westside Empowerment Center, a health services center in Atlanta’s Westside established by CHRIS180, a local nonprofit dedicated to healing children and families who have experienced trauma. → Read More

OPINION: 50 years after Fair Housing Act, residential segregation in Atlanta remains high

In 1970, Black people made up 21% of the metro Atlanta population. They were concentrated in a swath of land east and west of downtown. → Read More

OPINION: Nothing appealing about Atlanta property taxes

Most neighbors with double-digit increases in the valuation of their homes offered the same advice: appeal, appeal, appeal. But we know by now that nothing about property taxes in metro Atlanta is appealing. Most residents will see their tax bills go up. → Read More

OPINION: Black women take steps for self-care

Tameka Ringer was born and raised in Georgia and has always enjoyed being outdoors. However, it wasn’t until her mother died several years ago that sh → Read More