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Friday, April 18th, 2014

About Us

Just as a black star is an all-consuming presence at the center of the universe, our goal at Atlanta Blackstar is to become a central voice in the world of black media. Ours is a mission to bring premium quality writing, reporting, editing and insight to journalism focused on the black community within the United States and around the world. We endeavor to cover the global black community with timely, relevant, sophisticated stories.

The team we have compiled for this venture brings together some of the most talented and experienced journalists in the business.

Atlanta Black Star

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.

Neil Nelson, Founder

Neil Nelson is the Founder of Atlantablackstar.com, 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

Tracy Dornelly is the content manager of PopularCritic.com.  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

Andre Moore is an entrepreneur and engineer with over 12 years experience working in technology.  With his vast knowledge of both computer hardware and software, Andre has designed, developed, and implement a number of innovative solutions for application in biotechnology and digital media.  His core competencies include programming  and web development tools that include C++, HTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP, JavaScript, MYSQL & APACHE web servers, as well as Constant Mangement Systems such as Joomla, Drupal, and WordPress. 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.


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Contact Us: Info@atlantablackstar.com

Atlanta Blackstar