New Andrew Young Exhibit and Book Release in Celebration of Icon’s Ninetieth Birthday

By Jannah Bolds
EIC, The Bold Opinion



Yesterday, The Millennium Gate Museum premiered a special exhibit and book release in honor of Civil Rights icon, Andrew Young’s ninetieth birthday.

The exhibit, as well as the book, “The Many Lives of Andrew Young”, written by Ernie Suggs, tells the inspirationally dramatic story of Ambassador Young as tribute to and chronicle of the life of a man whose service and activism helped mold the face of modern American society.

“When at the close of my Administration in January 1981, I awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to Andrew Young and I cited his lifetime of dedication to human rights. Andy is a great man and a national treasure.”

President Jimmy Carter
Ernie Suggs, Author The Many Lives of Andrew Young

The book features hundreds of full-color photos that capture the life and times of Andrew Young as he journeyed across the political spectrum. Additionally, the exhibit itself provides viewers an in-person experience of Ambassador Young’s life by displaying personal items, memorabilia, and study material.

Although Power The Vote started its efforts in Georgia, a battle ground state that flipped blue in the 2020 Presidential Election, the team has taken what they’ve learned and is applying it to other states that have experienced voter suppression in their communities.


The Millennium Gate Museum will display Ambassador young’s exhibit until June 11th, 2022 and The Many Lives of Andrew Young is now available for purchase at local retailers and online.

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/

4 Common Skincare Mistakes and Why it’s Effecting Your Routine

By Aaliyah Serrano
Writer

Drop me a line
Aaliyah@Luminousskinatlanta.com

Ever wonder why your skincare routine isn’t giving the results that you were hoping for? Or why some products work wonders for your friends but cause you to break out? And no matter how many serums you may apply, your skin still seems dull & dry?

Chances are you might be making some skin care mistakes without even realizing it. Let’s dive into the four most common reasons why your skincare routine isn’t working. 

  1. Not using products intended for your skin type or condition

Skin is categorized by four genetic skin types: Oily, Dry, Normal, & Combination. This is determined by natural oil production. There are also skin conditions that you may be dealing with such as: hyperpigmentation, dehydration, and acne. With that in mind, there is no one size fits all product and what works for one skin type/condition may not necessarily work for another.  An effective skin care routine requires customization based on your individual skin needs. 

  1. Over exfoliating the skin

While exfoliants are a great way to remove dead skin cells, treat hyperpigmentation and diminish fine lines and wrinkles; too much of a good thing could actually be harmful, especially when using exfoliants that are too harsh for the skin. The skin creates a natural protective film that is made up of oil & sweat called the acid mantle; and like the name implies, our skin is slightly acidic and has a pH balance of 4.5-5.5. A healthy acid mantle is the balance of oil and water on the skin’s surface. When you over exfoliate, you are stripping the skin of its acid mantle which leaves you susceptible to dehydration, free radical damage, irritation and redness. 

  1. Not using sun protection sustitible 

You can buy all of the expensive products, gadgets and professional treatments but all of it is a waste of money if you are not protecting your skin investment with a SPF on a daily basis. Let’s face it, the ozone layer is not what it used to be and if you are not reapplying your SPF every two hours on a daily basis to effectively protect against UVA (aging) & UVB (burning) ray exposure you are leaving yourself susceptible to premature aging, sun cancer and further skin damage. 

  1. Not being patient with your routine

Patience & consistency is key when making the decision to take your skincare seriously. There is no quick fix, fast acting product or advanced treatment that will magically erase years of damage caused to the skin. How long do you continue to use that new moisturizer or serum before deciding it doesn’t work and moving on to the next thing? Not giving products the appropriate amount of time to work and create the changes you wish to see in the skin will ultimately be your downfall. Not doing your routine everyday twice a day hinders the progress of your skin. Staying committed and trusting the process is how you’ll see results. 

Most importantly, always seek the advice of a licensed professional when it deals with your skin health and concerns. In the age of social media, it’s difficult to discern good advice from bad advice, finding someone that you trust with your skin is very important.

Just a reminder: Skincare is a journey, it takes time and patience so be kind to yourself. 

Aaliyah is a licensed esthetician operating in Atlanta, Georgia.
For tips and skin skincare consultations, please contact her at aaliyahluminousskin@gmail.com.

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