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‘COMMUNITY ISN’T CANCELED’

The Covid-19 virus had shuttered their event space. But these two business partners gave the community a stage to voice concern about the pandemic — even if they had no…

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A Private Club Reopens to Address a Public Crisis

At the Gathering Spot, Ryan Wilson is brokering some of Atlanta’s most important conversations between activists, politicians, business leaders, and celebrities. Here’s what he thinks needs to happen next. As…

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How one Atlanta native says you can help black-owned businesses in Atlanta

ATLANTA — It was in the wake of Trayvon Martin’s death that Atlanta native, Ryan Wilson, came up with the idea of opening a gathering spot to build community connections.  It was…

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Georgia’s Governor Lets Businesses Reopen. Some Say No Thanks

CUSTOMERS RETURNED TO some Georgia businesses Friday as the state’s death toll from the novel coronavirus neared 900. Governor Brian Kemp, who was one of the last state officials to issue a shelter in place order to…

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Janelle Monae and Wondaland hope to feed hundreds

Atlanta music artist Janelle Monae has teamed up with the Isaiah Project and others to deliver meals to those stranded by the COVID-19 crisis. Families must register ahead of time…

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Atlanta’s black tech founders are changing entrepreneurship in America. Can they avoid Silicon Valley’s mistakes?

Tristan Walker, Jewel Burks Solomon, Paul Judge, and other founders are part of a startup revolution that’s bringing tech talent, VC money, and serious change to the black mecca of…

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Black Small Business Owners In Georgia Slam Governor Re-Opening The State Too Soon

Many acknowledge the coronavirus’ disproportionate impact on the Black community. Written By Royce Dunmore Despite being giving the green light by Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, many Black business owners in the state are…

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Liability, health concerns for business owners as Georgia moves to reopen

Channel 2 Action News has fielded a lot of questions about who is responsible if someone gets sick after going into a business that opens up amid the coronavirus pandemic Channel…

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Navigating COVID-19: Business owners respond to Kemp lifting lockdown

IRyan Wilson, The Gathering Spot: This is a complete failure of leadership. I don’t understand the decision. We’re not opening despite the order. We could technically open on April 27, but…

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Atlanta’s A3C Festival & Conference Announces Strategic Investment for 15th Anniversary

Startups The Gathering Spot and Paul Judge Media Group, with A3C co-owner and managing partner Mike Walbert, together acquired a controlling stake in the event. The A3C Festival & Conference…

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