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'We Show How We Feel': A Real Housewife Talks Her Home City Before 'Real Murders Of Atlanta' Premieres
In "The Real Murders Of Atlanta," each hour-long story in the series brings Atlanta’s hustle and deadly decadence into sharp focus. It’s the different side of the New South, where deadly battles for status and affluence emerge between those who are willing to kill for the good life and those willing to kill to keep it.
Over the years, Atlanta has become a major, thriving city: It's home to almost 6 million million people, multiple major industry hubs, and plenty of popular and unique businesses. But while Atlanta, Georgia has earned its reputation as a popular city and cultural epicenter, like anywhere else, it's a place where tragic and disturbing crimes have happened.
These kinds of stories are explored in the new Oxygen series "The Real Murders Of Atlanta," airing Sundays at 8/7c on Oxygen. Told by the investigators, witnesses, reporters, and loved ones who have direct connections to the cases, each hour-long story in the series brings Atlanta’s hustle and deadly decadence into sharp focus. It’s the different side of the New South, where deadly battles for status and affluence emerge between those who are willing to kill for the good life and those willing to kill to keep it.
In advance of the series, Oxygen digital correspondent Stephanie Gomulka headed down to Atlanta to speak with residents, including a Real Housewife, about what makes Atlanta special.
"Atlanta as a whole has been carrying the torch of what change looks like in our Black culture from politics to music to entertainment. I mean, we're the epicenter," "The Real Housewives Of Atlanta" star Drew Sidora told Gomulka.
But Sidora also pointed out the problems Atlanta still deals with.
"As you see, aesthetically, the beauty of what Atlanta is growing and becoming, [but] you still have to remember it's the south and at one part it was small town. I just feel like with education and the lack thereof there are some that got left behind ... there are still food deserts, there is still loss of jobs, there is still a culture left behind. As it was growing aesthetically there was a lack of brothers and sisters who were able to help the younger generation. You're seeing more gun violence, more criminal activity due to economics, and now with social media we have to wake up and be more aware," she concluded, adding that in Atlanta, "We show how we feel."
One resident told Gomulka, "I love Atlanta, it's home. I'm excited to be in a city that's grown and developed so much as I've been here."
To hear more about what actual Atlanta residents have to say, and to catch a sneak peek of cases featured in the upcoming case, including a millionaire on the run and a murdered judge, watch the video, above. And make sure to watch "The Real Murders Of Atlanta," airing Sundays at 8/7c on Oxygen.