Nedra Rhone

Nedra Rhone, a graduate of Columbia Journalism School, has been a features writer for the AJC since 2006 covering people, places, pop culture and news, in and beyond metro Atlanta. She writes and manages the Talk of the Town blog.

Latest from Nedra Rhone

Survey: Black millennials are more religious than other millennials
 Black millennials are more religious than other members of their generation, according to a new analysis from Pew Research Center. The analysis, based on data from the Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study, revealed that 64 percent of black millennials are highly religious compared to 39 percent of nonblack millennials. Religious...

Posted: 7 hours ago

Black millennials are more religious than other members of their generation, according to a new analysis from Pew Research Center. The analysis, based on data from the Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study, revealed that 64 percent of black millennials are highly religious compared to 39 percent of nonblack millennials. Religious...
Survey: Black Millennials are more religious than other Millennials
 Black Millennials are more religious than other members of their generation, according to a new analysis from Pew Research Center. The analysis, based on data from the Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study, revealed that 64% of black Millennials are highly religious compared to 39% of nonblack Millennials. Religious commitment...

Posted: a day ago

Black Millennials are more religious than other members of their generation, according to a new analysis from Pew Research Center. The analysis, based on data from the Center’s 2014 Religious Landscape Study, revealed that 64% of black Millennials are highly religious compared to 39% of nonblack Millennials. Religious commitment...
BB&T Atlanta Open offers more than just tennis
 Each summer in July about 40,000 tennis fans attend the BB&T Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station for what has become one of the top ATP World Tour Tennis events in the country. This year, the eight day event will draw fans hoping to catch US Open champs in action including Sloane Stephens, Jack Sock and the Bryan Brothers. While tennis...

Posted: 2 days ago

Each summer in July about 40,000 tennis fans attend the BB&T Atlanta Open at Atlantic Station for what has become one of the top ATP World Tour Tennis events in the country. This year, the eight day event will draw fans hoping to catch US Open champs in action including Sloane Stephens, Jack Sock and the Bryan Brothers. While tennis...
Black Panther’s sister Shuri stars in new Marvel series
 A new comic book series featuring Shuri, the tech-wiz sister of the Black Panther, is officially coming this fall from Marvel comics and author Nnedi Okorafor.  Okorafor announced Wednesday on social media that she was finishing up the draft of the second issue. She also posted cover art of the first issue in the series:  <div>...

Posted: 2 days ago

A new comic book series featuring Shuri, the tech-wiz sister of the Black Panther, is officially coming this fall from Marvel comics and author Nnedi Okorafor.  Okorafor announced Wednesday on social media that she was finishing up the draft of the second issue. She also posted cover art of the first issue in the series:  <div>...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday, July 11
 For a mid-week lift, skip dinner at home for a food truck night, attend a laugh fest in the park or take in a performance from one of the most well-known names in classical music.  FOOD TRUCKS IN BLACKBURN PARK This popular Wednesday night event returns to Blackburn park with eight to 10 dining trucks, a beer and wine tent, live entertainment...

Posted: 10 days ago

For a mid-week lift, skip dinner at home for a food truck night, attend a laugh fest in the park or take in a performance from one of the most well-known names in classical music.  FOOD TRUCKS IN BLACKBURN PARK This popular Wednesday night event returns to Blackburn park with eight to 10 dining trucks, a beer and wine tent, live entertainment...
Study: Minority of SNAP recipients spend benefits early in the month
 A well-known aspect of the monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments is some recipients may spend most of their benefits early in the month, possibly resulting in trouble obtaining food later. “Most SNAP recipients get by with a combination of their own resources and SNAP,” said Jeffrey Dorfman, professor...

Posted: 10 days ago

A well-known aspect of the monthly Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) payments is some recipients may spend most of their benefits early in the month, possibly resulting in trouble obtaining food later. “Most SNAP recipients get by with a combination of their own resources and SNAP,” said Jeffrey Dorfman, professor...
Angelica Hale uses her voice as advocate for sepsis awareness
 Fans of “America’s Got Talent” may remember Angelica Hale for her big, expressive singing voice. But when Hale, 10, of Johns Creek, is not singing, she is using her voice to raise awareness for causes close to her heart. Most recently, that includes a new campaign for the Sepsis Alliance, the largest sepsis advocacy...

Posted: 15 days ago

Fans of “America’s Got Talent” may remember Angelica Hale for her big, expressive singing voice. But when Hale, 10, of Johns Creek, is not singing, she is using her voice to raise awareness for causes close to her heart. Most recently, that includes a new campaign for the Sepsis Alliance, the largest sepsis advocacy...
New documentary reveals details of Mary Astor’s Hollywood scandal
 Many movie lovers know actress Mary Astor for her role in the 1941 Warner Bros. film, “The Maltese Falcon,” but even those who have followed her work may not know the details of the scandal that threatened to end her career just five years earlier. In a new documentary, Atlanta-native Alexa Foreman highlights those details and...

Posted: 16 days ago

Many movie lovers know actress Mary Astor for her role in the 1941 Warner Bros. film, “The Maltese Falcon,” but even those who have followed her work may not know the details of the scandal that threatened to end her career just five years earlier. In a new documentary, Atlanta-native Alexa Foreman highlights those details and...
Fayetteville woman earns nursing degree 20 years after start
 Sharese Windley first began her path to becoming a nurse in 1998. The former nurse’s aide was 22 and a mother of two, working and attending school part-time. She had no idea it would take 20 years to fulfill her dream.  In April, Windley, 42 of Fayetteville, graduated from Herzing University with a Bachelor of Science degree in...

Posted: 18 days ago

Sharese Windley first began her path to becoming a nurse in 1998. The former nurse’s aide was 22 and a mother of two, working and attending school part-time. She had no idea it would take 20 years to fulfill her dream.  In April, Windley, 42 of Fayetteville, graduated from Herzing University with a Bachelor of Science degree in...
Free courthouse weddings in Atlanta to celebrate season 7 of ‘Married at First Sight’
 To celebrate the seventh season of Lifetime’s Married at First Sight, the network is paying for courthouse weddings of 70 couples in seven cities across the country.  In Atlanta, the first 70 people who arrive at Fulton County Probate Court on July 10 between 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., will have the cost of a marriage license...

Posted: 19 days ago

To celebrate the seventh season of Lifetime’s Married at First Sight, the network is paying for courthouse weddings of 70 couples in seven cities across the country.  In Atlanta, the first 70 people who arrive at Fulton County Probate Court on July 10 between 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., will have the cost of a marriage license...
Georgia drivers prepare for hands-free cellphone law
 On Sunday, Georgia motorists will enter a new era of driving in which touching their mobile phones with any part of their bodies while in the driver’s seat is considered illegal. The Hands-Free Georgia Act officially goes into effect on July 1, banning cellphone users from holding or touching their phones to talk, text, watch movies...

Posted: 22 days ago

On Sunday, Georgia motorists will enter a new era of driving in which touching their mobile phones with any part of their bodies while in the driver’s seat is considered illegal. The Hands-Free Georgia Act officially goes into effect on July 1, banning cellphone users from holding or touching their phones to talk, text, watch movies...