Erica Hernandez

Erica A. Hernandez is a multimedia journalist and part of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution visuals team. She was hired to the AJC via Cox Media Group's Digital Talent Program. She’s a graduate of the University of Florida and a member of the Quill and Scroll International Honorary Society advisory board. Erica is also a local leader for the Online New Association’s Atlanta chapter. Last but not least, she’s a Cubana in search of cafecito in ATL.

Latest from Erica Hernandez

VIDEO: What is privilege?
 What is privilege? And who has it? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wanted to find out. And in the process, find out how a diverse group of Atlanta residents understood their own privilege. We gathered a group of 11 men and women – of different racial, economic and educational status - to participate in an exercise called the Privilege...

12:43 AM Wednesday, Jun. 06, 2018

What is privilege? And who has it? The Atlanta Journal-Constitution wanted to find out. And in the process, find out how a diverse group of Atlanta residents understood their own privilege. We gathered a group of 11 men and women – of different racial, economic and educational status - to participate in an exercise called the Privilege...
Shaky Knees 2018 Day 2: Queens of the Stone Age, The War on Drugs, Matt and Kim, Manchester Orchestra and more rock
 By Erica A. Hernandez/AJC (This story was originally posted at 12:01 a.m. May 6, 2018) Shaky Knees Music Festival returned to Central Park after two years at Centennial Olympic Park. The second day of the rock festival started a little overcast and was a cooler 78 degrees around 2 p.m. The sun stayed away most of the day but the rain did...

12:01 AM Sunday, May. 06, 2018

By Erica A. Hernandez/AJC (This story was originally posted at 12:01 a.m. May 6, 2018) Shaky Knees Music Festival returned to Central Park after two years at Centennial Olympic Park. The second day of the rock festival started a little overcast and was a cooler 78 degrees around 2 p.m. The sun stayed away most of the day but the rain did...
German Botello, a Mexican-American, finds a welcoming place at GSU
 German Botello was born at Grady Memorial Hospital to two Mexican immigrants. He was raised speaking both English and Spanish (but mostly Spanish) at home. Now a senior at Georgia State University, he is the first in his family to attend a four-year university, and he’s felt the pressure to make the case that studying in college makes...

7:00 PM Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017

German Botello was born at Grady Memorial Hospital to two Mexican immigrants. He was raised speaking both English and Spanish (but mostly Spanish) at home. Now a senior at Georgia State University, he is the first in his family to attend a four-year university, and he’s felt the pressure to make the case that studying in college makes...
An Indian-American scholar talks about music, school, stereotypes
 We started our New Americans series Sunday with a Personal Journey about Ryan Koirala, a Bhutanese refugee who recently became a Clarkston police officer. We continue the series this week with stories about German Botello, who was born at Grady Memorial Hospital to two Mexican immigrants, and Christie Thuy Pham, a Vietnamese-American and...

7:52 PM Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017

We started our New Americans series Sunday with a Personal Journey about Ryan Koirala, a Bhutanese refugee who recently became a Clarkston police officer. We continue the series this week with stories about German Botello, who was born at Grady Memorial Hospital to two Mexican immigrants, and Christie Thuy Pham, a Vietnamese-American and...
Meet the people of Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter
 Despite years of legal battles to keep it the open, the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter in downtown Atlanta will close before the end of 2017. The shelter was set to shutter its doors on Aug. 28, when the property ownership transfers to the non-profit Central Atlanta Progress. It’s a shelter that’s had its fair share of controversy...

5:24 PM Friday, Aug. 25, 2017

Despite years of legal battles to keep it the open, the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter in downtown Atlanta will close before the end of 2017. The shelter was set to shutter its doors on Aug. 28, when the property ownership transfers to the non-profit Central Atlanta Progress. It’s a shelter that’s had its fair share of controversy...
The people of Peachtree-Pine
 Despite years of legal battles to keep it the open, the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter in downtown Atlanta will close before the end of 2017.  The shelter was set to shutter its doors on Aug. 28, when the property ownership transfers to the non-profit Central Atlanta Progress.  But it was recently announced that the shelter will...

5:35 PM Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017

Despite years of legal battles to keep it the open, the Peachtree-Pine homeless shelter in downtown Atlanta will close before the end of 2017.  The shelter was set to shutter its doors on Aug. 28, when the property ownership transfers to the non-profit Central Atlanta Progress.  But it was recently announced that the shelter will...
Nation united in awe
 At first Monday started off hot and cloudless, with the sky an uncut blue. Then clouds rolled over the sun at 2 p.m. at Ramah Darom, a Jewish summer camp facility deep in the Rabun County mountains. The sun continued to peek in and out of the clouds for the next few minutes, as the moon crept across its face. Several hundred eclipse watchers...

12:23 AM Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017

At first Monday started off hot and cloudless, with the sky an uncut blue. Then clouds rolled over the sun at 2 p.m. at Ramah Darom, a Jewish summer camp facility deep in the Rabun County mountains. The sun continued to peek in and out of the clouds for the next few minutes, as the moon crept across its face. Several hundred eclipse watchers...
Nashville sees a total solar eclipse, goes dark for two minutes
 Eight-year-old Max Choset wasn’t scared of the total eclipse he experienced in Nashville, Tenn. on Monday.  “I was scared that I was going to go blind, but I didn’t go blind, yet,” Choset said. “But I wasn’t scared of it.” Choset and his family from Pittsburgh, Pa. were like many others in town ...

10:01 PM Monday, Aug. 21, 2017

Eight-year-old Max Choset wasn’t scared of the total eclipse he experienced in Nashville, Tenn. on Monday.  “I was scared that I was going to go blind, but I didn’t go blind, yet,” Choset said. “But I wasn’t scared of it.” Choset and his family from Pittsburgh, Pa. were like many others in town ...
VIDEO: AJC photographer on anniversary of Atlanta Rodney King riots 
 It’s been 25 years since the Los Angeles Police Department officers who beat Rodney King walked free after they were acquitted.  When the court failed to reach a verdict on the charges of assault with a deadly weapon and use of excessive force, riots erupted across the country.  In the video above, former AJC staff photographer...

3:38 PM Friday, Apr. 28, 2017

It’s been 25 years since the Los Angeles Police Department officers who beat Rodney King walked free after they were acquitted.  When the court failed to reach a verdict on the charges of assault with a deadly weapon and use of excessive force, riots erupted across the country.  In the video above, former AJC staff photographer...
RE:Race – AJC staffer Erica Hernandez on her confusing race
 This video is part of RE: Race, the AJC’s new project dedicated to covering race and ethnicity in Georgia. Our racial and ethnic fissures and fault lines seem most obvious in politics. But our daily interactions with one another are perhaps more important – and more telling – than how we vote every four years. That&rsquo...

6:55 PM Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017

This video is part of RE: Race, the AJC’s new project dedicated to covering race and ethnicity in Georgia. Our racial and ethnic fissures and fault lines seem most obvious in politics. But our daily interactions with one another are perhaps more important – and more telling – than how we vote every four years. That&rsquo...