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Saturday, September 20th, 2014

About Us

Empowering Narratives: The Atlanta Blackstar Manifesto

 The Preamble: The Power Of Narratives

In all instances where human values, personality and behaviors are incongruent with those that are desired, a new level of consciousness is required. And for over a hundred-thousand years, humans have effectively used narratives to develop the type and level of consciousness necessary to achieve their goals and objectives. As such, human consciousness is developed based on the narrative that dominates the mind.  Therefore the creation of any level of consciousness requires a narrator with the necessary authority to create, authorize and propagate the requisite narrative.

 Consequently, Atlanta Blackstar was created to publish empowering narratives for all people of African descent and everyone who adheres to our culture.

 The Manifesto: Empowering Narratives To Change Our World

  1.  We believe that all major social transformations in the history of the world have been linked to changes in the dominant narratives of the time.
  2.  We believe that the state of the world and the condition of our people, are functions of the dominant narratives of the day.
  3.  We believe that the condition of our people can be measurably improved by providing them with empowering narratives that will permanently alter their consciousness.
  4. We believe that our own cultural values should serve as the dominant narrative in the minds of our people.
  5. We seek to reverse the falsification of our people’s consciousness by exposing and invalidating false and disempowering narratives.
  6. We will create and distribute narratives to empower our people to be their best selves in all areas of civilized activity.
  7. We will not publish content that will disempower our people.

 Join us in our efforts to enlighten our planet with empowering narratives!

  1.  Make a commitment to find or write at least one empowering (local, national or international) narrative about our people per week, and email it to us at info@AtlantaBlackstar.com
  2. Make a commitment to share at least one empowering narrative from Atlantablackstar.com on your social network of choice each day and ask others to do the same.

Atlanta BlackStar  Leadership Team

Neil Nelson, Co-Founder

Neil Nelson is a  co-founder of Atlanta Blackstar, and is responsible for strategy, growth, development and operation. Neil is a successful serial entrepreneur who has created a series of ultra-successful digital properties with over 7 years of experience. Neil holds two Bachelor of Sciences degrees, one in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology a second degree in Mathematics.

Tracy Dornelly, Co-Founder

Tracy Dornelly is the content manager for Atlanta Blackstar.  Tracy’s primary role is content strategy which is to seek out, create, develop, and maintain content consistent of the property. Tracy is also responsible for managing a team of writers and contributors for Atlanta Blackstar. Tracy holds two degrees, one in Psychology from Clark-Atlanta University and the other in Fashion Merchandising from Bauder College.

Andre Moore, Co-Founder

Andre Moore is an entrepreneur and engineer with over 12 years experience working in technology.   As a meticulous engineer, Andre integrates quality design and efficient functionally into his digital applications, He also strives to stay abreast of the latest tools and cutting edge technologies in order to maintain a technological advantage.

Nick Chiles, Senior Editor

Nick Chiles is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times bestselling author. He has written or co-written 11 books and won over a dozen major journalism awards during a journalism career that brought him to the Dallas Morning News, the Star-Ledger of New Jersey and New York Newsday, in addition to serving as founder and Editor-in-Chief of Odyssey Couleur travel magazine.

Curtis Bunn, Deputy Editor

Curtis Bunn is a 25-year, national award-winning journalist and Essence No. 1-best selling author of five novels, including the recently released A Cold Piece of Work and the upcoming Homecoming Weekend. He also is the founder and president of the National Book Club Conference, Inc., considered by many the most dynamic literary occasion of each year. As a journalist, Bunn worked at The St. Petersburg Times as a news reporter and The Washington Times, New York Newsday, New York Daily News and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a sportswriter. In his career he has been a general sports columnist and has covered 16 NBA Finals, five Super Bowls, five World Series, four NCAA Final Fours, the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, Korea, and the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, among other events.

Contact Us: Info@atlantablackstar.com