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Georgia Artist's Unique Shoe Design To Be Featured At Pro Bowl

Georgia artist Curtis Booth is the creative genius behind the innovative shoe design sported on Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts, who also had quite the rookie season, eclipsing 1,000 yards and 68 receptions. Curtis Booth’s journey is an example of being in the right place at the right time. ESPN reports, the opportunity to design shoes for Kyle Pitts arose after Booth stumbled across a social media posting on Instagram by Falcon’s social media platform about the player’s area codes . Atlanta receiver Justin Hardy caught the attention of Booth because he recognized area code 252. After further research, he realized his friend was the sister of the athlete. Taking a leap of faith Booth contacted Hardy and pitched the idea to create his innovative cleats free of charge. However, if Hardy loved the work he hoped to gain his business. Luckily, Hardy did and the rest is history. Booth’s work has since spread and he has landed in the Falcons’ My Cause, My Cleats campaign and he...

Samantha Dorisca

Feb 6, 2022

NFL's Emmanuel Ellerbee Launches Nonprofit To Lead Black Student-Athletes Into STEM

National Football League (NFL) player Emmanuel Ellerbee is looking out for student-athletes with his new nonprofit. The Atlanta Falcons linebacker launched his nonprofit, Bee’s Believers, to bridge the gap between student-athletes and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), ABC 13 reports. TONIGHT ON @abc13houston . Houston product & ATL Falcons’ @LB_ellerbee42 shares how his nonprofit aims to bridge the gap between student-athletes & STEM. “Your mind is something no one can take away from you.” He wants teens to know they’re more than athletes. @BeesBelievers — Carolina Olivares (@_carolinao_) December 5, 2021  

Ngozi Nwanji

Dec 6, 2021

NFL's Atlanta Falcons Name Terry Fontenot As Its First Black General Manager

Former New Orleans Saints’ vice president/assistant general manager for pro personnel, Terry Fontenot has officially joined the Atlanta Falcons as its newest general manager. The 40-year-old sports vet joins the Falcons’ organization after spending the last 18 years of his career with the Saints. According to Black Enterprise, this latest hiring makes Fontenot the team’s first Black general manager. It’s official! We have named Terry Fontenot our next general manager. — Atlanta Falcons (@AtlantaFalcons) January 19, 2021 “Over the last 18 years I have been honored and blessed with the opportunity to learn and grow within a great organization,” Fontenot wrote in a prepared statement. “I don’t have the words to express my thanks and gratitude to the late Mr. [Tom] Benson, Mrs. Benson, Mickey Loomis, Dennis Lauscha, Coach [Sean] Payton, and the entire Saints family. Without their mentorship and guidance, I would not be in the position I am today, and we are...

Njera Perkins

Jan 19, 2021