Fiza Pirani

Fiza Pirani is a web producer and writer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. She is also currently investigating immigrant and refugee mental health stigma and health care access as a recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism.

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POLL: Who should perform at Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta?
 The word around town is that Los Angeles-based pop rock band Maroon 5 is slated to headline the halftime show at the 2019 Super Bowl in Atlanta.  » RELATED: People have a lot of feelings about Maroon 5 performing at Atlanta’s Super Bowl 53 That rumor sent Atlantans and dozens of hip-hop fans into a frenzy...

Posted: 5 hours ago

The word around town is that Los Angeles-based pop rock band Maroon 5 is slated to headline the halftime show at the 2019 Super Bowl in Atlanta.  » RELATED: People have a lot of feelings about Maroon 5 performing at Atlanta’s Super Bowl 53 That rumor sent Atlantans and dozens of hip-hop fans into a frenzy...
People have a lot of feelings about Maroon 5 performing at Atlanta’s Super Bowl 53
 If you haven’t heard, Los Angeles-based pop rock band Maroon 5 is slated to headline the halftime show at the upcoming Super Bowl in Atlanta. » RELATED: Atlanta Super Bowl 2019 news The official announcements aren’t expected until later in the NFL season, but Variety magazine spilled the beans this week...

Posted: 5 hours ago

If you haven’t heard, Los Angeles-based pop rock band Maroon 5 is slated to headline the halftime show at the upcoming Super Bowl in Atlanta. » RELATED: Atlanta Super Bowl 2019 news The official announcements aren’t expected until later in the NFL season, but Variety magazine spilled the beans this week...
Amazon reportedly plans to build thousands of cashier-less Amazon GO stores by 2021
 After unveiling its first cashier-less Amazon Go store near its Seattle headquarters in 2016, Amazon Inc. is reportedly planning to expand with as many as 3,000 new locations across America. » RELATED: 7 things to know about Amazon’s new cashier-less grocery store Bloomberg announced the news Wednesday, citing &ldquo...

Posted: 7 hours ago

After unveiling its first cashier-less Amazon Go store near its Seattle headquarters in 2016, Amazon Inc. is reportedly planning to expand with as many as 3,000 new locations across America. » RELATED: 7 things to know about Amazon’s new cashier-less grocery store Bloomberg announced the news Wednesday, citing &ldquo...
Millions of US teens are vaping marijuana; FDA launches crackdown amid ‘epidemic’
 A new report from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that more than 2 million American teens have used an e-cigarette to vape marijuana >> Read more trending news  The new data, based on a representative sample of middle and high school students questioned in the 2016 National Youth...

Posted: a day ago

A new report from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that more than 2 million American teens have used an e-cigarette to vape marijuana >> Read more trending news  The new data, based on a representative sample of middle and high school students questioned in the 2016 National Youth...
What to know about the deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus found in Atlanta
 The DeKalb County health department in metro Atlanta recently announced that a mosquito in the area tested positive for the deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus. >> Read more trending news  “It’s a very serious illness if it is to infect a person,” Ryan Cira, the environmental health director for the DeKalb...

Posted: a day ago

The DeKalb County health department in metro Atlanta recently announced that a mosquito in the area tested positive for the deadly Eastern equine encephalitis virus. >> Read more trending news  “It’s a very serious illness if it is to infect a person,” Ryan Cira, the environmental health director for the DeKalb...
Doctors call for ban on common baby toy as serious injuries continue
 Doctors with the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention are warning parents against using infant walkers and calling for a ban on the toys as serious injuries ranging from concussions to skull fractures continue to emerge. » RELATED: 9 infant illnesses to watch for (and when...

Posted: a day ago

Doctors with the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention are warning parents against using infant walkers and calling for a ban on the toys as serious injuries ranging from concussions to skull fractures continue to emerge. » RELATED: 9 infant illnesses to watch for (and when...
7 of the best group outings around Atlanta
 If you're looking for a good time with a group of friends, family, co-workers or even strangers — look no further.  Replace the traditional dinner and movie with something off our list of entertaining team-building activities around Atlanta.   Escape the Room Atlanta: 200 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. Ideal for groups with...

Posted: a day ago

If you're looking for a good time with a group of friends, family, co-workers or even strangers — look no further.  Replace the traditional dinner and movie with something off our list of entertaining team-building activities around Atlanta.   Escape the Room Atlanta: 200 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta. Ideal for groups with...
Millions of US teens are vaping marijuana; FDA launches crackdown amid ‘epidemic’  
 A new report from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that more than 2 million American teens have used an e-cigarette to vape marijuana. » RELATED: Atlanta parents weigh pros and cons of letting their teens vape The new data, based on a representative sample of middle and high school...

Posted: 2 days ago

A new report from the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that more than 2 million American teens have used an e-cigarette to vape marijuana. » RELATED: Atlanta parents weigh pros and cons of letting their teens vape The new data, based on a representative sample of middle and high school...
Can drinking whole-fat milk, eating dairy lower heart disease risk?
 Many health conscious grocery shoppers tend to flock toward low-fat milk and dairy products, but new research suggests whole-fat dairy may be better for your heart than you think. >> Read more trending news  An analysis of 136,384 individuals across 21 countries and five continents found that higher intake of whole milk and...

Posted: 2 days ago

Many health conscious grocery shoppers tend to flock toward low-fat milk and dairy products, but new research suggests whole-fat dairy may be better for your heart than you think. >> Read more trending news  An analysis of 136,384 individuals across 21 countries and five continents found that higher intake of whole milk and...
Two Atlanta businesses among America’s best companies to work for, report says
 When it comes to employee satisfaction, not all companies are on the same playing field.  » RELATED: Here are all the winners from AJC’s 2018 Top Workplaces awards In fact, according to analysts over at 24/6 Wall St., “while employee satisfaction should be the cornerstone of every serious company’s business...

Posted: 2 days ago

When it comes to employee satisfaction, not all companies are on the same playing field.  » RELATED: Here are all the winners from AJC’s 2018 Top Workplaces awards In fact, according to analysts over at 24/6 Wall St., “while employee satisfaction should be the cornerstone of every serious company’s business...
Jeremy Renner teases a bruised and bloody Hawkeye in ‘Avengers 4’ 
 Actor Jeremy Renner wants you to know that Hawkeye will be returning to the upcoming untitled “Avengers 4” reshoot, despite the rumors. » RELATED: Where ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ filmed in Atlanta The titular superhero, along with Ant-Man and the Wasp, didn’t make it to Marvel’s Atlanta-filmed...

Posted: 2 days ago

Actor Jeremy Renner wants you to know that Hawkeye will be returning to the upcoming untitled “Avengers 4” reshoot, despite the rumors. » RELATED: Where ‘Avengers: Infinity War’ filmed in Atlanta The titular superhero, along with Ant-Man and the Wasp, didn’t make it to Marvel’s Atlanta-filmed...