By Guest Columnist ANGEL LUIS POVENTUD, a renegade community activist and believer in Atlanta.
Community. I’ve always had it. I was born in 1971 in a Miami neighborhood where my aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents all lived just three blocks apart, and my elementary school was just down the street. My parents are Puerto Rican who grew up in New York City.
My mom worked as an executive secretary, and my dad worked as a printer for Eastern Airlines, so we were able to travel the world until about the time I turned 15.
After I graduated from high school, I tried going to college for architecture and toyed with the idea of becoming a city planner. But then I left school to go