Shelia Poole

Shelia Poole has a beat that's a bit of a mixed bag and includes nonprofits, religion and general assignment. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for more than two decades.

Latest from Shelia Poole

CDC targets young people with graphic novel about variant flu
 There’s the “Germ Slayer” and the “Medieval Archer.” Both teen detectives are main characters in the latest graphic novel from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which aims to help young people understand the potential health risk of human influenza viruses that usually circulate in swine, but...

Posted: 10 hours ago

There’s the “Germ Slayer” and the “Medieval Archer.” Both teen detectives are main characters in the latest graphic novel from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which aims to help young people understand the potential health risk of human influenza viruses that usually circulate in swine, but...
Congressman John Lewis on Aretha Franklin: ‘One of God’s precious gifts’
 U.S. Rep. John Lewis called the Queen of Soul “one of the greatest artists of our time.” Aretha Franklin died Thursday at 76. He was among many longtime friends and fans who spoke out about the award-winning singer, composer and pianist. Her voice was also one for social justice. She gave time and money to the civil rights...

Posted: a day ago

U.S. Rep. John Lewis called the Queen of Soul “one of the greatest artists of our time.” Aretha Franklin died Thursday at 76. He was among many longtime friends and fans who spoke out about the award-winning singer, composer and pianist. Her voice was also one for social justice. She gave time and money to the civil rights...
RIP, Aretha Franklin. Fans flood social media with outpourings of love
 Aretha Franklin, the undisputed  Queen of Soul, whose powerful voice was adored by generations has died. She was 76. Fans  and fellow performers took to Twitter   to send their prayers and to remember Franklin’s iconic voice  and her commitment to civil rights.

Posted: a day ago

Aretha Franklin, the undisputed  Queen of Soul, whose powerful voice was adored by generations has died. She was 76. Fans  and fellow performers took to Twitter   to send their prayers and to remember Franklin’s iconic voice  and her commitment to civil rights.
Things to do Aug. 10-12: Boney James, storytelling and the Black Women’s Expo
 Boney James kicks off the weekend with a concert at Wolf Creek Amphitheater on Aug. 10.  After that, there’s Regina King and Kim Fields at the Black Women’s Expo, storytelling and a book signing by Kristan Higgins in Woodstock.  Here’s help planning your weekend: BONEY JAMES Saxophonist and songwriter Boney James...

Posted: 7 days ago

Boney James kicks off the weekend with a concert at Wolf Creek Amphitheater on Aug. 10.  After that, there’s Regina King and Kim Fields at the Black Women’s Expo, storytelling and a book signing by Kristan Higgins in Woodstock.  Here’s help planning your weekend: BONEY JAMES Saxophonist and songwriter Boney James...
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to give fall convocation at Candler
 Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will deliver the fall convocation at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology on Aug. 30. The event, which begins at 11:05 a.m., is closed to the public, but will be livestreamed. The convocation in Cannon Chapel opens the  2018-2019 academic year.  Related: Keisha Lance Bottoms: “I...

Posted: 8 days ago

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms will deliver the fall convocation at Emory University’s Candler School of Theology on Aug. 30. The event, which begins at 11:05 a.m., is closed to the public, but will be livestreamed. The convocation in Cannon Chapel opens the 2018-2019 academic year.  Related: Keisha Lance Bottoms: “I...
Miles4Meier annual 5K in Kennesaw raises awareness about opioid epidemic
 Blake Meier died of an  overdose in a West Palm Beach motel room in 2016, but his friends and family are determined to help others beat their addictions. Related: Doctors and the opiod crisis: A National Investigation At 9 a.m. Saturday, the Miles4Meier 2nd Annual 5K run will be held at Kennesaw Mountain High School, 1898...

Posted: 10 days ago

Blake Meier died of an  overdose in a West Palm Beach motel room in 2016, but his friends and family are determined to help others beat their addictions. Related: Doctors and the opiod crisis: A National Investigation At 9 a.m. Saturday, the Miles4Meier 2nd Annual 5K run will be held at Kennesaw Mountain High School, 1898...
Tyler Perry visits Lakewood Church to talk about faith, childhood and film ‘ministry’
 There’s something people may not know about mega-entertainer and film and TV mogul Tyler Perry. On Sunday, Perry shared with a packed audience at Houston’s Lakewood Church that he once went to seminary to become a minister. His first sermon, though, didn’t go over so well. He determined his “ministry” might...

Posted: 11 days ago

There’s something people may not know about mega-entertainer and film and TV mogul Tyler Perry. On Sunday, Perry shared with a packed audience at Houston’s Lakewood Church that he once went to seminary to become a minister. His first sermon, though, didn’t go over so well. He determined his “ministry” might...
Author Jonathan Merritt on learning to “speak God” 
 When Atlanta native and bestselling author Jonathan Merritt moved from the South to New York City a few years ago, he encountered a spiritual language vacuum. His new Northern neighbors, he noticed, rarely used common religious words in everyday conversation. They avoided having spiritual conversations or talking about God. In his new book...

Posted: 13 days ago

When Atlanta native and bestselling author Jonathan Merritt moved from the South to New York City a few years ago, he encountered a spiritual language vacuum. His new Northern neighbors, he noticed, rarely used common religious words in everyday conversation. They avoided having spiritual conversations or talking about God. In his new book...
Things to do Aug. 3-5: Goat yoga, Jackie Wilson and all the wings you can eat
 School is back in session for some metro school districts, but that doesn’t mean summer fun is over.   You can drive to Serenbe and do yoga with goats or sample a variety of wings at the Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown.   Then, if you want more grown-up entertainment, check out Bettye Lavelle, the...

Posted: 14 days ago

School is back in session for some metro school districts, but that doesn’t mean summer fun is over.   You can drive to Serenbe and do yoga with goats or sample a variety of wings at the Springer Mountain Farms Southern Wing Showdown.   Then, if you want more grown-up entertainment, check out Bettye Lavelle, the...
Listen: Latest AJC podcast follows Nappy Roots as the group ferments a passion for craft beer
 Nappy Roots has a lot brewing these days. The Grammy-nominated hip-hop group has  taken their  successful formula in music and fermented a craft beer business that is really taking off.  The group has a podcast and is also pursuing a reality show that will take them across the nation meeting other craft beer lovers and brewers.  ...

Posted: 15 days ago

Nappy Roots has a lot brewing these days. The Grammy-nominated hip-hop group has taken their successful formula in music and fermented a craft beer business that is really taking off.  The group has a podcast and is also pursuing a reality show that will take them across the nation meeting other craft beer lovers and brewers.  ...
André Leon Talley will be featured speaker at Meals on Wheels Atlanta event 
 Legendary fashion editor, André Leon Talley, will be the keynote speaker at the third annual Power Luncheon for Meals on Wheels Atlanta in September. The luncheon is a prelude to the nonprofit’s big fundraising event, A Meal to Remember. The fashion influencer and current contributing editor  for Vogue magazine,  stands...

Posted: 16 days ago

Legendary fashion editor, André Leon Talley, will be the keynote speaker at the third annual Power Luncheon for Meals on Wheels Atlanta in September. The luncheon is a prelude to the nonprofit’s big fundraising event, A Meal to Remember. The fashion influencer and current contributing editor  for Vogue magazine,  stands...