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Here’s the single best way to help Black people, according to Ryan Wilson

Here’s the single best way to help Black people, according to Ryan Wilson (Hint: It’s not by tweeting “Black Lives Matter.”) BY MARA SHALHOUP  AUGUST 13, 2020 Ryan Wilson is cofounder…

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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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‘YOU DON’T HAVE TIME TO BE GLOOMY’ The Gathering Spot co-owners TK Petersen and Ryan Wilson are focused on being helpful during the pandemic.

In their own words … Our 4-year anniversary party was supposed to be on March 14th. It was going to be a pretty big moment for us as a business,…

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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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Goodbye, Silicon Valley, hello, Atlanta: Black entrepreneurs part of new migration to South

ATLANTA — Over an iPad and a cup of tea, Marcus Blackwell Jr. is talking up his mobile app that uses music to help kids learn math. Sitting across from him…

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Tech industry fuels reverse migration for black Americans

Experts say the nation is experiencing the great migration in reverse, and Atlanta’s booming tech scene plays a major role. NBC’s Rehema Ellis takes us to The Gathering Spot, a…

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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…