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285 South is the first and only publication dedicated to telling the stories of the diverse communities that make up Metro Atlanta.

The region has seen immense demographic changes in the past 20 years alone - especially in the growth of its immigrant and refugee communities. The most recent U.S. Census numbers confirm this new reality: Metro Atlanta is now made up of majority non-white residents. The shifts here have been analyzed in political terms - but what do they mean on a human to human level?

285 South’s mission is to improve the quality of life of first and second generation immigrant and refugee communities in the region through information and storytelling, as well as to increase understanding between diverse groups in the region.

By subscribing to 285 South, you’ll learn about the people living through and embodying the changes here, receive monthly event calendars on what’s happening in immigrant Atlanta, lists of resources, and news roundups from those around the region covering stories impacting diverse communities.

You can follow 285 South on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. Learn more about 285 South founder Sophia Qureshi here.

In 2024, 285 South was awarded a grant from The Pivot Fund, a venture philanthropy organization dedicated to investing in hyperlocal Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC)-led community newsrooms. 

285 South is represented by the First Amendment Clinic at the University of Georgia Law School, and is a member of LION Publishers, a professional association for local independent news publishers in the U.S. and Canada.

285 South adheres to the standards of editorial independence adopted by the Institute for Nonprofit News.

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A news publication centering the stories and perspectives of immigrant and refugee communities in metro Atlanta - the heart of the New South.


I write about immigrant communities in Atlanta - a place I grew up in and that my parents have lived in for 30 years. I'm a Writer-in-Residence for Canopy Atlanta, and my stories have been featured in Atlanta Magazine and Atlanta History Center.