Black in Athens

Our discussion of the Black experience in Athens continues with Mokah Johnson of the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement, Daryl Bloodsaw of Ebenezer Baptist Church West and Life the Griot, founder of Chess and Community. 

Local entrepreneurs Broderick Flanigan and Beau Shell join Alexia Ridley to discuss Black buying power and the challenges facing people of color in the business and entrepreneurship space. 

Our "Black in Athens" special episode begins with a discussion of Black political power with Athens-Clarke County Commissioner Mariah Parker and Clarke County Board of Education member Linda Davis.


This week on Athens News Matters, we present a special edition of our program, where we explore the Black experience in Athens through four different perspectives.

You'll hear from Black political leaders on representation and power dynamics in Athens, and from faith leaders and activists about the struggle against systemic racism. Also hear Black members of the academic and business communities talk about their experiences.