Howard alum and Coca-Cola’s global chief diversity officer Lori George Billingsley appointed to Pioneer Natural Resources

Pioneer Natural Resources Company (NYSE:PXD) announced the addition of Lori George Billingsley to the company’s board of directors effective immediately. Ms. George Billingsley is the Global Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Officer for The Coca-Cola Company (TCCC). In this role, she leads TCCC’s DEI Center of Excellence, designed to support a more engaged global workforce […]

LeBron James parts with Coca-Cola and signs new partnership deal with Pepsi

LeBron James just made another power move and has now joined the Pepsi team after a long lucrative run with Coca-Cola.  King James will be the face of Pepsi’s new Mountain Dew’s Rise Energy drink and the multiyear PepsiCo partnership with James includes ventures into the snack category in addition to promotions of PepsiCo’s vast […]

2 Chainz, En Vogue perform at Marquee Moments Home for the Holidays Concert

Atlanta artists from several genres of music came home for the holidays to put on a concert few will forget. Holiday Inn, Holiday Inn Express, and Coca-Cola hosted the Marquee Moments Home for the Holidays Concert on Dec. 5, 2019. Selling out the entire Coca-Cola Roxy in Atlanta, music artists such as Arrested Development, Clay […]

Jesse Jackson aims to take big bosses to task at 20th annual PUSH conference

Just days away from his 78th birthday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr. is on the ground in Los Angeles doing what he does best: fighting for the rights of African Americans. While preparing a report card for the billion-dollar entertainment industry in the City of Angels, he has his sights set on the Rainbow PUSH […]

Chilli becomes face of Yolanda White’s dynamic DAYO casual wear line

Whenever Rozonda “Chilli” Thomas walks into a room, you can almost hear the tune to Whitney Houston’s “I’m Every Woman” playing in the background. Beautiful, elegant and in peak physical condition, she exemplifies class. Moreover, Chilli is equally comfortable intermingling with aristocrats, as she is being the around-the-way girl on the block in Atlanta. This […]

Yolanda White goes from intrapreneur to entrepreneur seamlessly

Yolanda White was one of the most powerful corporate figures in Atlanta. As global group director, Sparkling Brands, White had risen effortlessly through the ranks at Coca-Cola delivering successful marketing campaigns for various brands throughout the corporate giant for almost two decades. After being a rock star for one of Atlanta’s staple corporate brands for seventeen […]

Coca-Cola ready to cash in on marijuana-infused drinks

The old ad campaign of “Have a coke and a smile” is taking on new meaning as the Coca-Cola Corp. is getting ready to cash in on the legal marijuana business. Bloomberg News reports that the multi-national soft drink giant is in negotiations to produce a drink infused with cannabis oil. The Coca-Cola corporation is […]

Get inside look at 21st Annual WORLD Natural Hair & Healthy Lifestyle Event

On April 21, Taliah Waajid will present the 21st Annual WORLD Natural Hair & Healthy Lifestyle Event. Hosted in Atlanta at the World Conference Center in College Park, the two-day conference will feature workshops, panels, performances and so much more to natural hair professionals and enthusiasts. The Taliah Waajid brand is a line of hair care […]

BET Centric’s Michele Thornton strategizes for the win on Motivated Moms tour

The Motivated Moms tour recently made a stop in the Motor City to encourage and empower mothers to pursue their dreams. The tour, powered by Prudential Financial, Hilton, Coca-Cola and Centric, is the premier destination for entrepreneurial moms, working moms, and stay-at-home moms to network and engage with life-changing content to access their dreams. Founded […]

Coca-Cola to lay off 1,200 employees


Coca-Cola Co. announced it plans to cut approximately 1,200 jobs as part of a process to put “in place the leaner corporate organization.” This announcement is taking place as sales continue to fizzle worldwide for the Atlanta-based multinational conglomerate. Coca-Cola has struggled over the past few years as consumers have steadily moved away from sugar-based drinks. […]

Student Ashley George invests in self with life-changing scholarship from CIAA

Ashley Michelle George is a bright college student majoring in social work at Winston-Salem State University. She plans to graduate in 2018 with her bachelor’s degree, then go on to pursue both her master’s degree and Ph.D. in social work. She recently received a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) scholarship, powered by Food Lion and […]

Atlanta’s epic small business diversity conference

If you want to “grow and go global your small business,” Women in Defense-Georgia’s president Annette Wright is producing the ideal event. It’s titled the Global Supplier Diversity Conference for Veterans and Small Businesses and it will be held at the Atlanta Metropolitan State College in the Conference Center (Edwin Thompson Student Center). “The event will be held on Wednesday, […]

Coca-Cola, Chick-fil-A craft a new Atlanta Westside story for poorest ZIP code

Next July, Bruce Deel will celebrate 20 years since he came to Atlanta to assist with the closing of a church. Located in one of Atlanta’s most impoverished and crime-filled neighborhoods, where nearly 40 percent of the residents live below the federal poverty level, the City of Refuge today has transformed the lives of 20,000 […]

Derrick Register, Coca-Cola VP, talks fatherhood

Detroit native Derrick Register is in supply chain leadership for Coca-Cola Refreshments and currently serves as the vice president manufacturing area lead. He’s been with the company for approximately six years and he oversees over 1,600 employees from Michigan to Hawaii. However, his greatest sense of accomplishment comes from being a father to his own […]

Tyrese talks partnership with Coca-Cola’s ‘Pay it Forward Program’

[jwplatform hqpURvXj] Tyrese has always played an intricate role in giving back to the community. The singer/actor recently teamed up with Coca-Cola for the Pay It Forward Program which aims to help kids attend college. So let’s talk about the Pay It Forward Program. How did you get involved with it? Well, Coca-Cola’s my original […]

Adrienne White on women in politics and a runner’s life

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. […]