gil robertson & atlanta friends

Los Angeles native Gil Robertson (far right) and his new Atlanta friends and associates

*The city of Atlanta is being highlighted in a month-long series by The Huffington Post to give readers an insider’s perspective on the city, which over the past decade has matured into a sprawling metropolis of growing influence around the world.

The spotlight features celebrity guides tours through Atlanta’s varied neighborhood; a video series on Atlanta’s New Leaders, plus special reports on the business community. The project was produced by prominent national journalist Gil Robertson IV, who created the project to celebrate his adopted hometown.

So far, the project has included “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey on what it’s like living in Atlanta; actress Terri Vaughn on her favorite hotspots in Buckhead; and actress Jasmine Guy on the places she frequented growing up in southwest Atlanta. The series has also profiled a new generation of leaders carrying on their families’ legacies in Atlanta’s African American community, including Andrea Young, daughter of Mayor Andrew Young, and Brooke Jackson Edmond, daughter of Mayor Maynard H. Jackson.

Over the next few weeks of July, the Huffington Post series will continue to introduce readers to Atlanta’s varied neighborhoods and the individuals who are making a difference in the city.

“Atlanta has become a world-class city with the power to influence the nation in business, politics and social trends,” says Robertson. “I think it’s great that Huffington Post agreed to celebrate the city that I now call home.”