Adina Solomon is a journalist based in Atlanta, United States of America. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, U.S. News & World Report, The Atlantic's CityLab, Fast Company, Smithsonian Magazine, Vice's Broadly, and local Atlanta outlets. Before freelancing, she worked as an editor at trade publications in aviation and hospitality, covering subjects from business to food to tech. She serves as head of the freelance committee for the Society of Professional Journalists' Georgia chapter, where she works on events and meetups to engage Atlanta's freelance journalist community.
The Bitter Southerner: If its developers succeed, the 594-mile Atlantic Coast Pipeline will run from West Virginia to a terminus in Robeson County, North Carolina — the ancestral land of the Lumbee tribe, the largest Native American community east of the Mississippi River. With their home county looking for any source of jobs, the tribe is wrestling with itself over whether the pipeline should come through. Two days after this story was published, the Lumbee Tribal Council (which had remained silent about the pipeline since it was announced 3.5 years earlier) passed a resolution to join a lawsuit against the pipeline.