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

2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for beauty lovers
 Women with demanding schedules are increasingly seeking beauty and personal care products that are easy to use. And for women on the go, saving time can also mean getting salon- or spa-worthy results at home. From anti-aging products to the most advanced innovation in hairstyling, here are some of the best gifts to satisfy beauty lovers of...

Posted: 3 days ago

Women with demanding schedules are increasingly seeking beauty and personal care products that are easy to use. And for women on the go, saving time can also mean getting salon- or spa-worthy results at home. From anti-aging products to the most advanced innovation in hairstyling, here are some of the best gifts to satisfy beauty lovers of...
2018 Holiday Gift Guide: Top Toys
 Toys are a leading gift for children ages 2-12, according to data from PBM Strategic Insights. In the South, STEM toys, games and puzzles, DIY craft kits and books are big categories for kids on the verge of tween-hood. Last year, L.O.L. Surprise, the gold, dome-shaped toy filled with tiny plastic toys to unwrap, was the big get of the holiday...

Posted: 3 days ago

Toys are a leading gift for children ages 2-12, according to data from PBM Strategic Insights. In the South, STEM toys, games and puzzles, DIY craft kits and books are big categories for kids on the verge of tween-hood. Last year, L.O.L. Surprise, the gold, dome-shaped toy filled with tiny plastic toys to unwrap, was the big get of the holiday...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday, Nov. 14
 This Wednesday you can see Amy Schumer, hear LeVar Burton and go to the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays designer showhouse. It’s not too late to catch comedian Amy Schumer at her rescheduled Atlanta appearance. Schumer, who is in her second trimester, was initial scheduled to appear in September but had to postpone...

Posted: 4 days ago

This Wednesday you can see Amy Schumer, hear LeVar Burton and go to the Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays designer showhouse. It’s not too late to catch comedian Amy Schumer at her rescheduled Atlanta appearance. Schumer, who is in her second trimester, was initial scheduled to appear in September but had to postpone...
Interracial love in the time of slavery
 It began with a picture. Paula Wright, 52, was just a baby when she was photographed in a onesie with her fingers in her mouth while balanced on the lap of an elderly man with a gray tie and a big smile. Each time she visited her great-grandparents in New Jersey, Wright would ask to see the pictures. She would stare at the man’s ruddy...

Posted: 4 days ago

It began with a picture. Paula Wright, 52, was just a baby when she was photographed in a onesie with her fingers in her mouth while balanced on the lap of an elderly man with a gray tie and a big smile. Each time she visited her great-grandparents in New Jersey, Wright would ask to see the pictures. She would stare at the man’s ruddy...
How an interracial marriage blossomed during the Reconstruction era
 It began with a picture. Paula Wright, 52, was just a baby when she was photographed in a onesie with her fingers in her mouth while balanced on the lap of an elderly man with a gray tie and a big smile. Each time she visited her great-grandparents in New Jersey, Wright would ask to see the pictures. She would stare at the man’s ruddy...

Posted: 4 days ago

It began with a picture. Paula Wright, 52, was just a baby when she was photographed in a onesie with her fingers in her mouth while balanced on the lap of an elderly man with a gray tie and a big smile. Each time she visited her great-grandparents in New Jersey, Wright would ask to see the pictures. She would stare at the man’s ruddy...
5 things to know about Veterans Day 2018
 Veterans Day is always a special day of remembrance but this year it has the added distinction of marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Here are five things you should know about Veterans Day this year: Before Nov. 11 became Veterans Day it was observed as Armistice Day, which marked the day World War I ended in a ceasefire...

Posted: 7 days ago

Veterans Day is always a special day of remembrance but this year it has the added distinction of marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Here are five things you should know about Veterans Day this year: Before Nov. 11 became Veterans Day it was observed as Armistice Day, which marked the day World War I ended in a ceasefire...
5 things to know about Veterans Day 2018
 Veterans Day is always a special day of remembrance but this year it has the added distinction of marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Here are five things you should know about Veterans Day this year: Before Nov. 11 became Veterans Day it was observed as Armistice Day, which marked the day World War I ended in a ceasefire...

Posted: 7 days ago

Veterans Day is always a special day of remembrance but this year it has the added distinction of marking the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. Here are five things you should know about Veterans Day this year: Before Nov. 11 became Veterans Day it was observed as Armistice Day, which marked the day World War I ended in a ceasefire...
‘Invisible’: the black woman who took down notorious mobster Lucky Luciano
 The story had been floating around in author Stephen Carter’s head for a long time.  A black woman born in Atlanta at the turn of the century who went off to Smith College and Fordham University law school. She was later appointed the first black woman assistant district attorney in New York for a team that would take down Charles...

Posted: 8 days ago

The story had been floating around in author Stephen Carter’s head for a long time.  A black woman born in Atlanta at the turn of the century who went off to Smith College and Fordham University law school. She was later appointed the first black woman assistant district attorney in New York for a team that would take down Charles...
Latest AJC podcast takes you behind the scenes at Project Chimps sanctuary
 Listen now or open in iTunes or Google Play:  Hercules and Leo are former research chimpanzees. Earlier this year, they went outside for the first time in their lives. The duo made headlines in 2013 when they were named as plaintiffs in a lawsuit demanding they be recognized as persons and released from a laboratory in New York. It would...

Posted: 9 days ago

Listen now or open in iTunes or Google Play: Hercules and Leo are former research chimpanzees. Earlier this year, they went outside for the first time in their lives. The duo made headlines in 2013 when they were named as plaintiffs in a lawsuit demanding they be recognized as persons and released from a laboratory in New York. It would...
Things to do in and around Atlanta on Wednesday, Nov. 7
 It’s the day after election day. Get out and celebrate or enjoy a pick-me-up with events happening this week. Shop current and discontinued styles of travel bags, handbags, totes, cosmetic bags, and accessories by Cinda B at up to 70 percent off retail. Each day of the sale features special events including on site monogramming Wednesday...

Posted: 11 days ago

It’s the day after election day. Get out and celebrate or enjoy a pick-me-up with events happening this week. Shop current and discontinued styles of travel bags, handbags, totes, cosmetic bags, and accessories by Cinda B at up to 70 percent off retail. Each day of the sale features special events including on site monogramming Wednesday...
FDA bans use of lead in certain hair dyes
 The U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration has issued a ban on lead acetate in hair coloring products.  Lead acetate is the active ingredient primarily used in  hair dyes for men that gradually change the color of hair such as Grecian Formula. >> Related: Study: This is why your hair turns gray “In the nearly 40 years...

Posted: 16 days ago

The U.S. Federal Food and Drug Administration has issued a ban on lead acetate in hair coloring products.  Lead acetate is the active ingredient primarily used in hair dyes for men that gradually change the color of hair such as Grecian Formula. >> Related: Study: This is why your hair turns gray “In the nearly 40 years...