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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed named multiple major alterations, additions and renovations to the Central Atlanta corridor during the 73rd annual Central Atlanta Progress (CAP) address at the Georgia World Congress Center. The meeting inside the Sydney Marcus Auditorium, which attracted over 1100 people, included the following announcements: The relocation of the College Football Hall of…

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For the first time ever, Sprite has joined forces with one of their brand ambassadors, Miami HEAT forward LeBron James, to release a new limited edition flavor, Sprite 6 Mix. Associate Vice President Kimberly Paige says, “LeBron James is the perfect partner to bring our fans new product innovation … We’ve enjoyed an amazing relationship…

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Happy 51st birthday Michael Jeffrey Jordan! Jordan, former high-flying Chicago Bulls shooting guard known as Air Jordan, considered by many to be the greatest basketball player of all-time; six-time NBA champion, six-time NBA Finals MVP, and five-time NBA MVP. Though he didn’t make the varsity squad as a sophomore at Emsley A. Laney High School…

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Are you one of the millions addicted to caffeine? Before you answer “no,” really think about it. How many times have you told relatives or co-workers, “Don’ talk to me until I have my coffee”? According to a new U.S. study, “caffeine use disorder” is a serious addiction that isn’t getting the attention that it…

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Coca-Cola went from beloved soft drink company had already garnered the wrath of LGBT allies this past week when they became public sponsors of the 2014 Sochi Olympics in Russia, where controversy has raged over the nation’s anti-gay laws and their threat to gay athletes. But the company incited even more anger recently when a…

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The Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s “Creating Opportunity Conference” in Atlanta was once again a powerful example of our community coming together to support and recognize the people and organizations that support us while educating and informing us of how we can continue to move our collective agenda forward. A theme throughout the conference was “Freedom is…

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Ten former “American Idol” contestants are suing the long-running reality singing competition show for alleged discrimination and have sought attorney James H. Freeman to represent them. Besides filing a lengthy 429-page lawsuit, the plaintiffs are not just suing Fox Broadcasting, Fremantle and the show’s executive producer Nigel Lythgoe; they are also suing many of “Idol’s” corporate sponsors including…

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At the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival 2013, the Tasting Tents were among the main attractions. The tents featured an array of booths representing local and regional restaurants, bakeries and ice cream makers, as well as breweries, wineries and alcohol companies. The tents were set up on 11th Street, near the Loews Atlanta Hotel, which…

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Ogilvy PR’s Media Influence Team hosted its spring networking mixer, MediaXchange, at Fresco by Scotto in midtown Manhattan. Media powerbrokers from ABC, NBC, FOX, CNBC, Yahoo, Bloomberg, Men’s Fitness, and more, enjoyed conversation, cocktails and appetizers – including delicious grilled pizza and Tuscan food. The quarterly gathering provides an intimate opportunity for writers, broadcasters and…

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson and Common are overachievers and supremely confident. The former is an NBA legend and business mogul and the latter is a multi-Grammy Award-winning music artist, actor and philanthropist. To whom much is given, much is required is a biblical scripture familiar to and heeded by them. It’s evidenced by their good deeds…

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Rolling out magazine celebrated its 14th anniversary in style with a bash at Twelve Hotel at Atlantic Station. Many local and out of town employees, contributing editors, friends and family came out to celebrate with the top urban publication. Guests dined on catered bites, sipped cocktails at the open bar and danced the night away.…

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Working to help underprivileged youth and foster care children, Ne-Yo’s The Compound Foundation teamed up with The Boys and Girls Club to bring the 6th annual Compound Foundation Giving Tour. Toys, clothing, electronics and bicycles where provided to five hundred local children ages 3-18, courtesy of Coca Cola, Creative Recreation, Ubisoft, Toys for Tots, and…

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Coca-Cola executive Mark Pitts was among a host of  award recipients who were honored for “their achievements and for utilizing their reach and resources to edify those whose lives they touch,” says Munson Steed, CEO/Publisher rolling out magazine, at the Men of Power and Influence Awards sponsored by Ford. Mark Pitts is a 25-year veteran with…

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Earvin “Magic” Johnson was bestowed the EOD Business Champion Award at the Atlanta Urban League’s 51st Equal Opportunity Day gala at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta. Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the Urban League also awarded its current class of what they call the “champions of job creation”: H.J. Russell family — Family Heritage Champion Award Macy’s…

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