For Jamaicans, jerk is no insult. It's a culinary tradition stretching back centuries to the early days of British colonial rule on the island. And it's one that can make both Caribbean natives and non-natives' mouths water.
But you don't have to go to Jamaica to find it. Jerk chefs like Donald Roberts of Juci Jerk are cooking up the specialty right here in Atlanta, as we learn in this Atlanta Sounds.
You can find the longer version of our story about jerk cooking here.
It's a day that shines a light on the Davids who face off against the Goliaths of the business world.
“We certainly strive to be a very important part of the community, which is something that one would not get from Amazon or Barnes and Noble," says Dave Shallenberger, the co-owner of the Little Shop of Stories in Decatur.
Hundreds of volunteers spend all night fixing about 9,000 meals for the homeless and working poor. It’s organized by Hosea Feed The Hungry, which was founded by a local civil rights leader – the late Reverend Hosea Williams.
In the cafeteria, volunteers are rushing in large aluminum trays to the serving tables.
With the deadly Ebola virus still spreading in West Africa, many employees of the Atlanta-based Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are spending Thanksgiving away from their families.
Dr. Mehran Massoudi lives in Atlanta, but he usually spends Thanksgiving with his wife and teenage son in his hometown of Pittsburg. He likes to pass the time with his and his sister’s family and says there are always a lot of people around during the holiday.
But his year, Massoudi is in Liberia monitoring disease hot spots in the country’s rural areas.
We often think of the homeless during the holiday season. We don’t usually associate the term with college students. But it’s a problem most colleges have to face.
Kennesaw State University is the first Georgia college to develop a program devoted to helping homeless students. The CARE (Campus Awareness Resource & Empowerment) center has a food pantry for students in need and helps homeless students find a place to stay. The center is currently helping about 30 students.
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed held a press conference Wednesday after some protesters caused trouble in the city Tuesday night. The unrest came after a grand jury decided not to indict a Missouri police officer for the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
Atlanta Police made 24 arrests Wednesday night after protesters tried to block an Atlanta interstate. They also shattered the windows of a police vehicle, a taxi and a few businesses.
Atlanta-based Coca-Cola announced it’s launching a new line of milk nationwide called Fairlife, and if that conjures images of cute kids with milk mustaches from the ‘Got Milk’ ads, think again.
The ads for Fairlife depict fit, 20-something women in revealing dresses made of milk.
“It’s not a family around where they’ve replaced the traditional milk with this new product for their breakfast cereal. It looks to me like it’s trying to get at someone who’s currently not drinking milk,” said Doug Bowman, who teaches marketing at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School.
This year marks the 175th anniversary of the Trail of Tears, which was the forced relocation of Native Americans from their land. Before their removal, many of the Cherokee people lived in what is now Roswell, Georgia. The story of the Cherokees in the area is one that author Cindi Crane is trying to bring to light.
Get Delicious! is PBA30’s series of irreverent and mouthwatering specials covering the unique corners of Atlanta’s food culture. Host Jim Stacy has lead us on tours of international cuisine, barbecue, and other hidden treasures and tonight he returns for the fourth installment. Get Delicious! 4: Comfortably Yum focuses on comfort food, and we sat down with producers Jack Walsh and Gordon Ray to talk about it.
Join us as we take look at some of this weekend’s events with WABE’s Lois Reitzes. Today she's speaking with Betsy Riley of Atlanta Magazine, who talks about events ranging from a South African theater production, to 'A Christmas Carol', to 'Scuba Claus.'
On Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, a grand jury in Ferguson, MO announced it would not indict a white Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of an unarmed black 18-year-old. The August 2014 confrontation between Officer Darren Wilson and Michael Brown took only a couple of minutes.
The grand jury announcement, and the unrest that followed in Ferguson, re-opened questions about how well Americans truly understand each other across racial lines.
A grand jury’s decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson is continuing to spark national reaction, including here in Atlanta. The controversy started in August after Wilson, a white police officer, shot 18-year-old Michael Brown, who is African American.
Students at several of Atlanta’s historically black colleges and universities rallied in the Center of Clark Atlanta University Tuesday in response to the decision.
Protesters gather in front of the Ferguson Police Department before the announcement of the grand jury decision about whether to indict a Ferguson police officer in the shooting death of Michael Brown.
Earlier this month, the students at Morris Brandon Elementary School took part in a book drive called 'Spread the Word'. The program was brought together by a former Morris Brandon student, 12 year-old Jahan Nijhawan.
Nijhawan thought it would be a good idea for kids to donate the books they love to other less fortunate kids right here in Atlanta. The elementary schoolers spent a week bringing their books to school and putting them in a large barrel. We recently visited Morris Brandon Elementary to find out more about the drive.
Activists plan to rally in downtown Atlanta in response to a grand jury's decision not to indict the police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri.
Organizers say the "Community Speakout" is set for 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Underground Atlanta, a shopping area in the heart of the city.
Thousands of people demonstrated late Monday in several U.S. cities to protest the grand jury's decision not to indict Darren Wilson, a white police officer who killed Michael Brown, who is black, on Aug. 9.