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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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. 

Friday Jan 20, 2023

In this episode, Shanequa Moore chats with former legislator, Alisha Searcy, who made history and was first elected to the Georgia House of Representatives in 2002, becoming the first African-American to be elected from a district solely in Cobb County.
Alisha was able to radically change the fate of thousands of girls in her time as executive director of Ivy Preparatory Academies within one year where she saw attendance rates turn around and teacher retention skyrocket. Alisha shares her passion to reimagine the Georgia school system and discusses her vision for a school system built on the success of students and teachers, one that works with our youth and teachers to be innovative and teach. 
Alisha tells of her struggles along the way and encourages schools, administrators and legislators to unite, be innovative and burn the ships!

Friday Jan 13, 2023

This podcast features world renown chess player and star dad who went from gangs to rise. Orrin inspires men, women, parents and kids to dream, embrace the mind and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King.
This episode is packed with wisdom like none other and real life lessons to overcome every situation from obstacle to trauma! Orrin was born to inspire a generation of youth to win! Drawing inspiration from chess, Orrin teaches us how to lose in order to win and how to give up complacency and comfort for risks.This podcast truly emodies the heart and spirit of Dr. King. 

Friday Jan 06, 2023

In this episode, Shanequa Moore interviews Pastor and single father Brian Foster, who shares his traumatic experiences surrounding divorce. In this episode, Brian has a heart to heart with fathers who are struggling with matters involving divorce, co-parenting and fatherlessness. Inspiring talk for both single mothers and fathers alike. 

Friday Dec 30, 2022

In this episode, Shanequa Moore interviews advocate for CobbCcounty public schools, Leroy (Tre') Hutchins, who shares his heartfelt journey as an African American dad involved in his children’s school and how this lead to his career as a community leader. Tre' shares his process of emerging into leadership, becoming the spark of the movement to incorporate the historical unincorporated town of Mableton as a new city near metro Atlanta. This is an amazing story of a local community trailblazer. 


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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