Issue No. 1 / West End

Stories chosen, produced, and presented in collaboration with the West End community

How we made this issue

Illustration credit: George Galbreath


A third developer takes a stab at reinventing the historic community centerpiece — with promises made, residents wait and watch expectantly

High stakes remain for West End’s art scene

See how the November 30 runoff election candidates for Mayor, District 3, and District 4 responded to questions from west side Atlanta community members.

Our conversation with Thomas Portis Jr. of Southwest Paint and John Onwuchekwa of Portrait Coffee

City officials deemed water sales along highway exits a nuisance and a threat. But for one West End teenager, the hustle is a way to make money and to stay out of jail.

How the neighborhood’s artists are adapting to the COVID-19 era

After West End children started the school year online, families still are coping with the new challenges of remote learning.

As COVID-19 threatens plans for the neighborhood's Black commercial center, businesses hang in the balance.

The future for Black farmers in West End and beyond Atlanta looks just as unstable as the present.

How 822 Oak Street forever changed my life

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