Atlanta Rise Podcast

We are a non-profit community based organization focused on empowering children and families and communities of color. The ATL Rise podcast mission is to elevate the local voices of the metropolitan Atlanta area through real and authentic talks and conversations. . We are covering everything from children and family issues, poverty, violence, race, civic engagement and more. ATL Rise is hosted by our CEO & Founder, Shanequa Moore. Since 2013, I’RAISE has been on the ground transforming the way children & families of color are seen, heard and treated. From pain to triumph, we seek to capture the “behind the scenes” experiences of ATL community members and collectively re-imagine a Atlanta community that represents a place of equity, power and prominence for Black children and families. Subscribing will give you access to the Power Chat Podcasts with CEO & Founder Ms. Shanequa Moore.Please subscribe here today!

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5 hours ago

This episode is part of our Trendsetters, Trailblazers, and Transcending Series.
In this episode, host Shanequa Moore speaks with Whitney O'Hearn, a registered nurse at United Health Equity Solutions, Inc.
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Thursday Mar 23, 2023

This episode is part of our Trendsetters, Trailblazers, and Transcending Series.
In this episode, host Shanequa Moore speaks with Erika Mitchell of Atlanta Board of Education District 5.
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Friday Mar 17, 2023

This episode is part of our Trendsetters, Trailblazers, and Transcending Series.
In this episode, host Shanequa Moore speaks with BlackPush founder Shaun Smith about gun violence, policy, and how he transformed 10,000 square feet of unused space in a church into a hub for twelve nonprofits. 
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Friday Mar 10, 2023

This Special Edition episode is part of our Trendsetters, Trailblazers and Transcending Series.
In this episode, special guest and media specialist Jerrica Brumfield interviews the host and I'RAISE CEO Shanequa Moore. Shanequa warms our hearts with stories of her childhood, and her first experience with leadership in her home. Ms. Moore shares how this transcended to her leading in her elementary, middle, and high school, local church, college, and community in her cities and now in cities across the U.S. Ms. Moore conveys the vision of I'RAISE in metro Atlanta, especially Cobb County, Atlanta Public Schools, and Gwinnett County public schools. Ms. Moore shares I’RAISE plans to elevate education and mental health in metro Atlanta. This inspiring episode is a must-listen to for all leaders, emerging leaders, and entrepreneurs. This special edition is an ear grabber and a heart warmer.

Friday Mar 03, 2023

This episode is part of our Trendsetters, Trailblazers and Transcending Series.
In this episode, CEO Shanequa Moore interviews author, CEO, and motivational speaker Lamekkiona King. Lamekkiona shares her personal story and struggles comparing herself to other girls from the age of 8. She shares her pain as a Black woman and the “breakdown” that led to her becoming a trendsetter for Black girls and women in her community. Lamekkiona encourages women to take off the masks, peel back the layers, and be their authentic selves. Lamekkiona inspires us in this episode to start the healing process and never stop. This is a must-listen episode for every girl and woman.

Friday Feb 24, 2023

Our very own I’RAISE top collaborator, Sydney Hill, talks about her work in empowering black girls to be the best version of themselves and embrace their roots and culture. As a college student, Sydney is also passionate about advocacy, women’s rights, and social justice. She aims to uplift self-esteem and strength in young black girls and support women, sharing her experience with volunteering and human services. This episode is perfect to amplify youth voices and experiences.

The King in You

Friday Feb 17, 2023

Friday Feb 17, 2023

Ernie speaks to his pain, privilege and triumphs as an accomplished Reporter at the Atlanta Constitution Journal. Ernie in this episode speaks to the pain Black men face in America such as depression, suicide and feeling like the weight of the world is on their shoulders. This episode speaks to the King in Black men; their strength and resilience. Ernie encourages other Black men to embrace vulnerability and to be a part of a brotherhood. This podcast episode is not just inspirational but education and uplifting to all.

The Queen in You

Friday Feb 10, 2023

Friday Feb 10, 2023

This episode is about Black women's empowerment, encouraging and uplifting Black women’s self-esteem to tap into the Queen inside of them, connect to their African roots, and realize that their history did not start in America. In this transformative talk, Black women are encouraged to take care of themselves and embrace all parts of themselves. Black women are lifted up as the resilient, strong, and magical women they are. This is a must-watch for all Black women!

Friday Feb 03, 2023

In this episode, Shanequa Moore speaks with the leader and strategist Terrill McFarland who is currently the Managing Director of a national organization fighting food insecurity throughout the U.S.  Early Childhood, Health Strategies, and Nutrition Education at the national organization, “Share Our Strength”.
Shanequa shares her personal experiences of being food insecure as a child and her passion to ensure no kids go hungry. Terrill sheds light on the connection between food insecurity, nutrition, and mental health.
Terril gives innovative advice for fighting hunger and supporting Georgia children and families from food insecurity. Terril also offers practical tips and advice to parents on ways to fight food insecurity and offers resources on where families can go for help. This inspiring and educational chat is ideal for all to listen to and watch.

Friday Jan 27, 2023

In this episode, Shanequa Moore chats with Jacqueline L. Adams, former candidate for State Representative of Georgia, District 86. Jacqueline Adams is also the proud wife to life partner Gregory Adams. 
Jacqueline shares her pain and struggles as a mother raising six children including three Black males in today's world. Shanequa and Jacqueline recall the George Floyd murder and the pain and trauma felt by every Black mother when hearing the cries of George Floyd for his mother on national television. Jacqueline talks about the fear of raising Black males in today's world.
Tips and advice from a genuine place is given to every listener on how to build a closer and deeper bond with their children. In this episode, Jacqueline encourages moms to be humble and to apologize when they have hurt their children. “It is never too late to restore your relationship with your children,” Shanequa admonishes to every parent. This is a heartfelt episode that touches every person listening. 


Elevating the voices of Metro ATL!

ATL Rise is a podcast dedicated to spreading awareness on the current social issues of minorities in our Atlanta community and empowering youth to be a voice and agent of change for our beloved city by presenting solutions and alternatives to rise up and fight back against social injustice.


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