Gerrian Hawes

Jasmine Bowls is P.R.O.O.F. There is No Lack of Resources, but Instead, a Lack of Access

Jasmine Bowles refers to herself as a “first-generation ATLian”, who moved to Clayton County with her parents in the first grade. This move would prove to be a turning point in her life, cementing her in the surrounding community and leading to ... [Read More]
May 2, 2021

Opening Her Third Eye, The Mystical Vision of Marie Thomas’ Photography Captures More Than Exterior Images

Marie Thomas has something that most people do not have, and many of those who have it don’t know it. The West End-based artist calls it her “Third Eye.” It is not like a statue of a pagan goddess with a third eyeball on her forehead. It is a ... [Read More]
May 1, 2021

You Can Call Her Madam DA; Fani Willis on Making History As Fulton County’s First Woman District Attorney

“From being a very, very little girl until I sit here today, there was never anything I’ve ever wanted to do but practice law or sit on the bench,” Fulton County’s newest district attorney (DA) Fani Willis explains. “I always knew that I ... [Read More]
January 20, 2021

COVID-Esque RELATIONS

A transformative adventure, inspired by love, expressed unconventionally by the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic. It’s 4:07 AM. I’ve been in the Emergency Room for 9 hours, long enough to have adopted children and grandchildren! My oldest “new ... [Read More]
January 2, 2021

Leading by Listening, Deborah Armstrong’s Secret to Success

Vince Lombardi, the NFL Hall of Fame football coach of the Green Bay Packers, famously said, “Leaders are not born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work.”    For Deborah Armstrong, CEO of ... [Read More]
February 22, 2019

Standing in Dignity, Grace, & the Power of God

When I reached out to Vikki Townsend Consiglio late last year, the vote had already returned in favor of the City of Stockbridge, there would be no City of Eagle’s Landing. Headlines like The Wealthy Atlanta Suburb Fighting to Secede From Its ... [Read More]
February 21, 2019

Coffee the Favorite Beverage

IT HAS BEEN ESTIMATED BY COFFEE ENTHUSIASTS, that over 400 billion cups of coffee are consumed every year, making it one of the world’s most popular drinks. Over time, some cultures have created their own ways to brew and drink it. We thought it ... [Read More]
February 21, 2019

Numbers Man, From Pumping Gas to Heading Heritage Bank

During the sweltering summer nights and freezing winter days, young Leonard Moreland pumped gas at a service station along I-75 in Morrow, in a time when there were no self-service pumps. As he checked the oil and cleaned the windshields of ... [Read More]
February 20, 2019