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On Thursday, March 17, celebrities gathered at Regal Atlantic Station to attend a red carpet advance screening with Ice Cube and Cedric The Entertainer for their upcoming film, Barbershop: The Next Cut. WVEE-FM’s Wanda Smith kicked off the screening, which included a special presentation from Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who honored the cast with the…

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A report by the Association of American Universities was released Sept. 21 that contained data from 27 top universities. After drawing information from over 150,000 students, the survey found that over 20 percent of undergraduate females had been sexually assaulted this year. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, another staggering study found that there…

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Over the weekend, rap artist Jeezy celebrated a monumental occasion with several of his celebrity friends. Kicking off Friday night with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, Ludacris, Usher, Ne-Yo and Big Boi, the evening was all about the 10-year anniversary of his Street Dreamz Foundation. The focus was not only on a decade of giving back…

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Stacii Jae Johnson launched the submission process for the 15th edition of Who’s Who in Black Atlanta ™ at a reception on Monday.  This fun filled reception was held at Frank Ski’s restaurant where several great prizes were given away including a round trip ticket on Southwest Airlines. Who’s Who associate…

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Although the Georgia unemployment rate continues to slowly drop, there are still an estimated 409,000 Georgians who are out of work, making job security an ongoing issue.  Atlanta’s Mayor, Kasim Reed is well aware of these numbers and is taking the reigns on the problem. The mayor has teamed up with organizations such as the…

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July 24 was a fun and entertaining evening for Atlantans as Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed hosted the re-launch of the quarterly event series “Political Cocktails” at the W in downtown Atlanta. Political Cocktails connects Atlanta’s brightest and most influential urban professionals with the political thought leaders of today; bringing awareness to political issues that have the power to…

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter held a joint telephone press conference to react to Mitt Romney’s speech during the 103rd NAACP convention. On the call, they highlighted a clear contrast between President Obama’s forward-looking vision for the economy, and Mitt Romney’s proposal, which would take the country back to the same…

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  The Atlanta Jazz Festival, is the perfect event for Memorial Day Weekend (May 26-28, 2012).  Take a look at pictures from last night’s Preview Party & Press Event held at the Lowes Atlanta Hotel. Pictures provided by: Robb D. Cohen    

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Canadian-raised Dantes Rameau is a 28-year-old classically trained bassoonist who serves as the co-founder and director of the nonprofit Atlanta Music Project (AMP). Entering its second year, the program is one of hundreds of programs that duplicated the success of the El Sistema (“The System”), Venezuela’s globally acclaimed National Youth Orchestra System that has trained…

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