Atlanta United are our champions

I remember being up late in my cousin Chris’s open area ranch home living room off Columbia Drive in October of 1996 watching the Atlanta Braves lose the World Series to the New York Yankees despite having a commanding 2-0 lead.
My younger brother, my cousin and I were in utter disbelief at what we had just witnessed.

The suburbs are becoming more urban

By King Williams At the end of this post there will be a survey on what do you think about the suburbs, I hope you fill it out, let me know how you feel and share it. No one actually knows what a suburb is. No one. But neither does the federal government, which classifies […]

MARTA stations can become true community centers

By King Williams Recently it was announced that MARTA, in partnership with Soccer in the Streets would be expanding its popular soccer program to 10 additional MARTA transit stations. Soccer in the Streets with support from Atlanta United Football Club, hopes to expand the program into a city-wide youth soccer league for kids in the […]

Nike’s backing of Colin Kaepernick a welcome return of corporate activism

By King Williams Corporate activism isn’t new, we just haven’t seen it in a while Nike recently announced that Colin Kaepernick, the controversial former quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers, as its brand ambassador for the 30th anniversary of its iconic “Just Do It” campaign. The announcement prompted vehement praise and vehement protest beyond anything […]

Let’s build Atlanta as a city, not a suburb

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It’s 2018, and the massive amounts of large-scale developments in Atlanta astound both long-time residents as well as newcomers.

The current pace of development rivals any of the other construction booms that Atlanta has had at any time in the modern era.

The danger is that we are replicating the suburban aesthetic and cultural environment of decades past by focusing on parking, car-oriented retail and a suburban design ethos with little regard for how these design choices work within the city.

An introduction of SaportaReport’s newest columnist – King Williams

It started out with a simple question, “Momma, where did the people go?”

I was a young teen at the time, and the seemingly simple question perplexed my mom and also perplexed everyone else I would ask until I reached my senior year of college.

“Those people” were the people of East Lake Meadows, a public housing project on the Eastside of Atlanta which sat right in-between the city limits of Atlanta and my native city of Decatur.