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Georgia’s New Open Carry Silences Music Midtown Festival 2022

By Jannah Bolds
EIC, The Bold Opinion



Music Midtown has officially been cancelled for 2022.

According to the festival’s website, this year’s two-day event has been cancelled “due to circumstances beyond our control”. However, Sources directly connected to the festival blame GA’s recently relaxed gun laws.

Live Nation, the company over Music Midtown, has yet to comment on the exact reason behind the festival’s cancellation, but Atlanta City Council Members make direct hints toward safety issues and concerns.

“A sad day as Atlanta’s Music Midtown is cancelled. Public policy has real impacts and in this case, economic and social implications on a great tradition,” said Atlanta City Council President, Doug Shipman via Twitter.

Music Midtown, is usually held at Piedmont Park; a place where guns can be openly carried without consequence. However, festival rules prohibit the presence of firearms and explosives, therefore, issuing conflict between company standards and legal rights.

As a resolution attempt, Shipman tells Rolling Stone that the issue will likely have to wait until state legislature reconvenes in January 2023, but plans to meet with the city attorney to discover a solution.

What is Music Midtown?

Music Midtown is a weekend-long music festival that has existed in Atlanta’s culture scene since 1994. Run by Live Nation, the festival has seen iconic performers like Earth, Wind, & Fire, Elton John, Foo Fighters, Al Green, Train, Kool & The Gang, John Mayer, Kendrick Lamar, Lizzo, and so many more.

The festival prides itself in diverse, eclectic sounds for music lovers of all kinds.

To learn more about Music Midtown, please visit them online and follow them on social media to stay updated on future events.

Immersive Exhibition, “What Is Left Unspoken, Love” Opens In Atlanta

By Jannah Bolds
EIC, The Bold Opinion



Love is the most powerful emotion of the human experience. By experience, love is abundant, but by explanation, love becomes unexplainable, yet, understood.

What Is Left Unspoken, Love is a new, thematic exhibition curated by The High Museum of Art Atlanta that features nearly seventy contemporary artworks that examines the multitude of ways to express love. This latest installation explores Love’s nuance through self, community, romance, spirit, friendship and family.

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Celebrating Notable Black Figures Who Contributed to Atlanta Media & Journalism

By Jannah Bolds
EIC, The Bold Opinion



Recognizing those who paved the way for African American journalists.

Through decades of sharing truths and informing the public, black journalists have only been able to spread knowledge mainstream in the late 20th century. As a journalist from The South, it’s imperative that I reflect and pay homage to my professional predecessors, because without them, I would not stand where I am today.

Janis L. Ware

Janis Ware cofounded The Atlanta Voice in 1966 in the heat of the Civil Rights era in the southeast and continues to lead the organization for the well being of Atlanta’s community. She has continued The Atlanta Voice mission as a leader and provider of communal information.

Andre Moses White

In 1980, Andre White and his son founded The Georgia Sentinel, a progressive news outlet for Atlanta’s African American community. While building business in Atlanta, White became the President of the Auburn Avenue Merchants Association and re-established the Auburn Avenue Festival.

John B. Smith Sr.

John B. Smith Sr. was a publisher fo the Atlanta Inquirer and a leading voice for young Black voices during the Civil Rights Movement in Atlanta. The Atlanta inquirer was a beacon of light for journalistic truth which pushed the city forward. This produced the integration of services, minority students into white schools, all in the absence of violence.

Bernard Shaw

An acclaimed journalist who was amongst the first group of anchors on CNN. Shaw covered groundbreaking stories including the death of Princess Diana, the Persian Gulf War, the Tiananmen Square revolt and more.

Sources

The Atlanta Inquirer
https://atlinq.com/celebration-of-life-for-john-b-smith-sr/

The Michigan Chronicle
https://michiganchronicle.com/2017/05/01/former-nnpa-chairman-and-publisher-of-atlanta-inquirer-john-b-smith-sr-mourned-my-masses/

Moses White Foundation
About our Founder
CNN https://www.cnn.com/2013/05/27/us/bernard-shaw-fast-facts/index.html The Atlanta Voice https://theatlantavoice.com/our-story/