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Announcing David Payne as Managing Director for the Techstars Atlanta Accelerator in partnership with Cox Enterprises

Today I couldn’t be more excited to announce that I’m joining Techstars as the Managing Director for Techstars Atlanta in partnership with Cox Enterprises . In 2015, Techstars partnered with Cox Enterprises to launch a global mentorship-driven accelerator in Atlanta. Three years and thirty startups later, this program is having a tremendous impact on Atlanta, and I’m excited to build upon all of the success of the previous team. I’ve been working in startups since the mid-90s in NYC,...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Alabama, America, Atlanta, Pennsylvania, New Orleans, Birmingham, TechStars, South, Accelerators, Southeast, Cox, American South, Cox Enterprises, George Moore

Best fall campsites in the South

Summer may be over , but head to the American South and you’ll find great places to camp deep into the fall months. From Florida to South Carolina, campgrounds have fewer crowds and plenty of space to set up a camp chair, light a campfire, and enjoy the fall season at a different pace than in the summer months. The South is a great place to explore, and the scenery in state and national parks is a unique experience unto itself. These seven spots might just convince you to make fall camping dow...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Camping, US, America, Georgia, Louisiana, Gulf of Mexico, South Carolina, South, Orlando, Blue Ridge Mountains, Cumberland Plateau, State Park, American South, Calcasieu River

New Trailer Released on Documentary Film on Bakari Sellers of CNN

Tags: Religion, Cnn, Anderson Cooper, Philadelphia, South Carolina, Charleston, State House, Morehouse College, Charleston Massacre, Henry McMaster, Clementa Pinckney, American South, SC House, William J Zick, Charlamagne, Denmark South Carolina

My True South: Why I Decided to Return Home

Returning home to a place I love more than I loathe
Tags: News, Mississippi, Uncategorized, American South

How Southern Food Has Finally Embraced Its Multicultural Soul

Southern food has finally embraced its multicultural soul
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Food & Drink, American South

What Democrats Don’t Get About the South

What Democrats don't get about the south
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Democrats, South, American South

Meet the 31 People Who Are Changing the South

From education crusaders to culinary innovators to evangelical activists, meet 31 people who are reshaping the South.
Tags: News, Uncategorized, People, American South, Onetime

Miranda Lambert, Faith Hill and Other Celebrities Share Their Favorite Spots in the South

We asked notable Southerners to tell us about a place they love. Here are some of their favorites. Miranda Lambert Float the Guadalupe River by day and listen to live music at Gruene Hall by night—it’s the perfect Texas outing. Drew Brees I love Audubon Park in New Orleans, watching my kids play, feeding the…
Tags: Texas, Celebrities, News, Uncategorized, New Orleans, South, Gruene Hall, Brees, Guadalupe River, American South, Audubon Park, Onetime, Miranda Lambert Faith Hill

Small towns in the South to visit

The American South is home to incredible cities like New Orleans, Atlanta, Charleston, and Nashville. But some of the greatest gems can be found in charming small towns throughout the region, where the heritage, music, food, architecture, and famous southern hospitality of this beautiful, complicated, and often misunderstood region of the United States can truly be experienced. In these towns and small cities, visitors will find accents and sometimes languages that have faded from larger citie...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Mississippi, Alabama, America, United States, Dolly Parton, Oxford, Delta, Carrie Underwood, New Orleans, Elvis Presley, Nashville, Lafayette, Louisiana, Gulf Coast

ace this quiz for southerners

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Tags: Travel, Culture, Southern States, American South, Cultural Identity, Culturally Southern

'Blood at the Root' and the Cultivation of Racial Hatred in America

Patrick Phillips has written a century-long history of racial violence and suppression in a Georgia county that, at every level, seems to mirror contemporary politics and social unrest in America. Forsyth County was like many places around the South after the Civil War. Its diversity comprised both economic and racial hierarchies in a rural setting where self-governance and secrecy bred by the community's isolation allowed white residents to force black landowners and laborers out of the ...
Tags: Facebook, Music, US, Alabama, America, Atlanta, Georgia, History, Racism, Civil Rights, Slavery, Civil War, Jim Crow, South, Ku Klux Klan, Phillips

Dating a Southern Belle

1. You’ve had the sweet tea vs. all other tea conversation. 2. You know what it means to inspire romance at a Cracker Barrel. 3. You now expect to be blessed when you sneeze or cough around anyone. 4. You’re wearing a monogrammed winter hat with pride (and it matches hers). 5. You know “fixing to” do something can mean it will happen in 10 minutes or 10 days. 6. You’ve learned 100 ways of using “y’all” in a sentence, and none are ever wrong. 7. You can discern when she’s using gossip as a weapon...
Tags: Travel, All, American South, Cracker Barrel, Culturally Southern, date a Southern girl, Southern Belle

The Fascinating Family History of the American Set to Revolutionize the Royals

Her future husband can trace his genealogy on both sides back to the Middle Ages, and although Meghan Markle’s British antecedents can be traced as far back as the 1400s on her father’s side, it is her mother’s line of descent from slaves in the American South that has aroused more fascination as the British royal family prepares to welcome the first non-white member to its senior ranks. Markle, who has described herself as “a strong, confident, mixed-race woman,” has talked and written at lengt...
Tags: Royals, Elle, Genealogy, Markle, American South, MEGHAN MARKLE, Genealogy Research/Ancestry, Genealogy News, Genealogyblog

Trump helps volunteer efforts in hurricane-ravaged Florida

President Donald Trump returned on Thursday to the storm-swept American South, handing out food and meeting with survivors on the Gulf coast of Florida.
Tags: Florida, Cnn, Donald Trump, Trump, American South

Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week - September 14, 2017

In the weekly Librairie Drawn & Quarterly Books of the Week, the Montreal bookstore recommends several new works of fiction, art books, periodicals, and comics. Librairie Drawn & Quarterly is one of Montreal's premiere independent bookstores. Afterglow: A Dog Memoir by Eileen Myles An impressionistic portrait of a poet’s muse and confidant—a pit bull named Rosie—from the ineffable Eileen Myles. Tongues: Chapter 1 by Anders Nilsen A retelling of the tale of Prometheus, set against the ...
Tags: Music, David, Montreal, Rosie, Atomic Books Comics Preview, Jesmyn Ward, Librairie Drawn Quarterly Books of the Week, Librairie Drawn Quarterly, American South, Koyama Press, Anders Nilsen, Eileen Myles An, Eileen Myles Tongues, Patrick Kyle Torontonian Patrick Kyle

Hiking the Back Trails of the Plitvice Lakes, Croatia

The Plitvice Lakes in Croatia are some of the most beautiful waterfalls in Europe. As a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and near the famous filming locations for Game of Thrones, Plitvice Lakes are a great vacation destination. However, in the summer, the park can get crowded enough to bring the paths to a standstill. Fortunately, there is an entire “backlot” section of the park filled with trails, waterfalls and villages just as beautiful as the main attraction. Trails A and B in the park are the c...
Tags: Travel, Outdoors, Europe, Nature, Unesco, Croatia, Adventure Travel, National Park, Europe Travel, Kiev, Parks And Preserves, American South, Plitvice Lakes Croatia, Plitvice Lakes

An interfaith service trip to Alabama (after Shabbat)

At the blessed crack of well-before-dawn on Sunday I'm heading south for what promises to be a truly extraordinary week. Each year, the chaplains at Williams College partner with the Center for Learning in Action on an interfaith service trip to Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (See Alabama Calling, Williams Alumni Review, July 2012.) This year I am profoundly blessed to be one of the chaplains serving my alma mater, which means I get to take part! The four chaplains (Jewish, Christian, Roman Catholic, an...
Tags: Travel, Religion, Alabama, Williams, Muslim, Birmingham, Tom, Francis Xavier, Williams College, Islamic Society, American South, Temple Emanu El, Tikkun Olam, Reb Zalman, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Civil Rights Institute

The Art of the Personal Project: Kris Davidson

Personal Projects are crucial in showing potential buyers how you think creatively on your own. I am drawn to personal projects that have an interesting vision or show something I have never seen before. In this revised column, I’ll include a link to each personal project with the artist statement so you can see more of the project. Please note: projects are found and submissions are not accepted. Today’s Featured Artist: Kris Davidson Walter as Nat King Cole (Love is the Thing) Sasha and t...
Tags: Photography, New Orleans, Personal Project, Mississippi River, Sasha, Suzanne Sease, The Martin Agency, Kaplan Thaler Capital One Best, New Orleans Louisiana, Harriet Tubman, Marcus Tullius Cicero, American South, Kris Davidson, Kris Davidson Walter, Louisiana Antoinette, Kentwood Louisiana

Understanding the US elections

When you travel , you are open to differences. You are seeking them. You want that food that you’ve never tasted and those photos of a landscape you’ve never seen. And if you travel a bit anthropologically, then you realize that there are deeper differences below the spices you taste on your tongue — differences in beliefs about how the world should work, how society should form, how you perceive reality. Those differences are harder to dig into and sometimes, we don’t like what we find. It’s ...
Tags: Travel, Usa, Traveling, US, United States, US politics, Anthropology, Dc, Cultures, East Coast, Us Elections, All, Understanding, USA People, American South

A love letter to the American South

Photo: Xuedi Chen I grew up in a Christian household in Gulf Shores, Alabama, nestled in the heart of the Bible Belt.  If you’re thinking in stereotypes, I had all the right things a good, Christian boy should have: a deeply religious family, an ongoing education at a religious college, and a childhood rooted in churches, faith, daily prayer, and conservative values. The outcome of that cultural indoctrination is supposed to be a god-fearing man, steeped in humility, worship, and self-sacrifi...
Tags: Travel, Florida, Hope, Alabama, Atlanta, United States, Gulf Coast, Memphis, Gulf of Mexico, Travel Stories, Southern States, Bible Belt, American South, Gulf Shores Alabama

Franchising News And Small Business News: November 2016

As 2016 winds down, and thoughts turn to holiday lights, chestnuts roasting over open fires, and spinning Dreidels, business still takes place. A lot of it. There’s also a continuous stream of franchising and small business news and stories. And holiday lights!     Here’s what’s happening news-wise in franchising/small business. Franchising News When the doors open at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in January, thousands of potential franchisees will be able to get closer to fulfi...
Tags: London, Small Business, Sales, Southwest, Kay Bailey Hutchison, American South, Franchise News, Small Business News, Franchising News

Searching for books that deal with the American South,especially Civil War

Good evening everyone! Im currently working on my seminar paper for school and I would like to have some book recommendations that could help me out. Im basically searching for books that deal with the time after Civil War in the south ( time of reconstruction ) and any affects on our today's society Example : The book "Still fighting the civil war - the American south and southern history" by David Goldfield ( which I´ve already read and is a great book ) deals with the role of a woman.Afte...
Tags: Books, Germany, Reading Recommendations, American South

Two Travel Books

With circumstances being what they are, I am unable to travel, so I very much enjoy reading about other people’s adventures. Here are two longtime favorites and their latest offerings. … Continue reading →
Tags: Books, Poverty, Travel Writing, American South, UK Travel, Entries by Jackie, Non-fiction: history, Non-fiction: travel, Non-fiction: sociology

New Equal Justice Initiative animated video explores explores America’s lynching history

Via email I received recently a promotion of a notable new video produced by the Equal Justice Initiative titled "Lynching in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror."  Here is a description of the video and embedded below is five minutes of fascinating content and animation thanks to EJI: The video portrays the violent aftermath of the Civil War, when racial terror and lynching were used to create racial hierarchy, disenfranchisement, and oppression against African Americans despite e...
Tags: Law, America, West, American South, Bryan Stevenson, Douglas A Berman, Equal Justice Initiative

20 New Books You'll Need For Your Shelf In Fall 2016

Books ― in the fall. Who knew? We did. Have a read.   The Story of a Brief Marriage by Anuk Arudpragasam When we discuss the difficulties of marriage, we take for granted that many American relationships at least have the benefit of a solid foundation of basic needs: shelter, food and, to an extent, safety. The Story of a Brief Marriage strips a relationship of those comforts, speaking to something more essential shared between two humans. Protagonist Dinesh is living in an evacuee camp,...
Tags: Travel, London, China, America, San Francisco, Earth, Taiwan, Egypt, Tracy, Michael Chabon, Jonathan Franzen, Margaret Atwood, Ali Smith, Richard Linklater, Don DeLillo, Shakespeare

A Marriage Equality Plaintiff Opens Up About The Fight For LGBT Southern Rights

It’s a watershed year fraught with turmoil for the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. Across the American South, queer, trans and gender-nonconforming people are facing wave after wave of legislation that threatens our safety, well-being and very existence. From “bathroom bills“ to ordinances that permit discrimination, this battle is in many ways a backlash to all of the victories our community has seen recently —including last year’s nation-wide legalization of same-sex m...
Tags: Facebook, New York, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Lgbt, Fbi, United States, Maine, New Orleans, North Carolina, Huffington Post, South, Jamesmichael Nichols, Baton Rouge, CSE

The Honest Truth About Passive-Aggressiveness

An Australian girl told me she was traveling through the American South when she met an elderly gentleman who was fascinated with her accent. After a couple minutes of friendly conversation, he finally said, in a thick southern drawl, “I just love yer accent. Can you hear an accent on me?” He couldn’t hear himself. And many of us are the same way when it comes to sins of speech. We’ve lost the ability to hear ourselves. Gossip has become so engrained in us that we think we’re merely sharing...
Tags: Religion, Jesus, Emma, American South