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When April Reign, former entertainment attorney and managing editor of BroadwayBlack.com, created the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite in early 2015, it seemed Hollywood had all but forgotten about the diverse human fabric that truly made “America great.” Box-office draws Will Smith and Idris Elba were snubbed for a nomination in 2016 for what many thought was some…

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Temilola Sobomehin (Tess Sobo), founder and race director, runningnerds You are the founder and race director of runningnerds. Its mission is to “… provide a social forum, resource, and service for the contemporary running community!” Distance running events, track and field clinics, and social events for runners — your business model is inclusive for all levels…

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Adrienne White, Creative Agency Finance Manager, The Coca-Cola Company What interested you in a career in finance? From an early age, I had a gift with numbers and pursued a CPA license. I believe that accounting is the fundamental language of business and I wanted to be well-versed in any business endeavor that I’d pursue.…

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Hugh Masekela graced the Atlanta entertainment panorama with his distinctive brand of indelible world music that has rightly earned him the classification of “true international superstar.” The Rialto Theater for the Performing Arts hosted the great South African musician on Saturday April 6, 2013. The performer was as energetic as ever as the crowd (including…

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Atlanta Police Department Senior Officer Gail Thomas was killed late Tuesday evening, January 27, 2012. After coming to assist a fellow APD officer with a traffic accident on the Brookwood Interchange ramp, Thomas exited her patrol car and was struck by drunk driver Chasity Jones of Stone Mountain, Georgia. Refusing to consent for a blood…

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Been hesitating on adding some spice to your marriage or you just don’t understand the purpose of date night? Your spouse may have decided to search for what’s missing elsewhere. Keep reading for a few tell-tale signs that will clue you in on whether your spouse may be cheating:   No longer needy Formally clingy…

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Julie Dash, critically acclaimed director of Daughter’s of the Dust is in negotiation to direct a new film by Angel Entertainment. Tupelo 77, written by Rich Mancuso. According to the press release, the film is “set in a small town in Mississippi during the summer of 1977, the year of Elvis Presley’s death and the hottest…

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  Rosalind Brewer, 49, has been promoted to CEO Of Sam’s Club, the warehouse retail chain owned by Wal-Mart. Previously president of Wal-Mart’s U.S. East business unit,  Brewer is the first woman and African American to hold the CEO position at any of Wal-Mart’s (WMT) business units. Replacing Sam’s Club Mike Duke, Brewer will also…

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Southern California has a powerhouse advocate in the fight against breast cancer. Dr. Dennis R. Holmes, chief breast surgeon and medical director of the Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health, is one of the world’s foremost authorities on breast cancer and breast cancer treatment. Dr. Holmes’ involvement in groundbreaking breast cancer treatment positioned him well…

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Each January we celebrate. The renamed streets and boulevards, the parades and marches with a thousand sermons and equally as many songs from hymnals. Yes, the King holiday has its rituals. But, with these rote expressions there is danger of losing touch with the greater meaning of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s actions, the true…

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Tiger Woods’ ex-wife, Elin Nordegren, has demolished the oceanfront mansion she bought a year ago. Nordegren planned to renovate, but decided to turn the 1932 property into a “tear down” and rebuild a state-of-the-art home for her and her two children. Two stories high with eight bathrooms and an in-ground pool, Nordegren was granted a…

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Freshman Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., unleashed a hailstorm on his colleagues recently with statistics that display the unpopularity of Congress. With its approval rating at 9 percent, Paris Hilton is more popular at 14 percent than the current sitting Congress. The Internal Revenue Service’s approval rating stands at 40 percent. In a resounding response of maintaining…

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The thought of leftover turkey and stuffing got you hyperventilating? Thanksgiving Day meals don’t have to consist of the same hundred-year old standard fare. Have some fun with a Thanksgiving Day Meal Mash-Up. Change the menu. Change the theme. But, just say “No!” to turkey soup, turkey hash, and turkey surprise. Thanksgiving Day Mashups (or…

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