Hotlanta: Is the Dirty South Really the Land of Milk and Honey?

Since the mid-1800s, Atlanta's been a mecca for black folks seeking a better life. In the first of a three-part series on the city, The Root takes a look at who's really holding the purse strings in the ATL.

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Neela Banerjee is a writer who lives in Washington, D.C.

Janita Poe contributed reporting from Atlanta.