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. […]

Michelle Ebanks kicks off 20th Essence Festival in New Orleans

Essence Communications Inc. president, Michelle Ebanks, kicked off the 20th Essence Festival with an opening speech and acknowledged all the main sponsors for the event: Coca-Cola, Verizon, Procter and Gamble, Mc Donald’s and Ford Motor Co. Rev. Al Sharptonspoke from stage and said, “I cannot imagine being anywhere else for the Fourth of July weekend. […]

The Road to Essence stops in Dallas

Essence has partnered with Walmart and Coca-Cola to present the Road to Essence multi-city tour. So far the festival has stopped in Atlanta, Chicago, and this past weekend Dallas. The festival offers a free, fun, family day, held in the parking lot of Super Walmart. So, think “mini-Essence Festival” with live music, celebrity appearances, cool […]

Mayor Kasim Reed’s 73rd CAP meeting includes selling Underground Altanta

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 […]

LeBron James launches limited edition flavor Sprite 6 Mix

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 […]

Michael Jordan celebrates his 51st birthday

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 […]

Are you an addict? Caffeine addiction newest health problem

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 […]

Coca-Cola accused of homophobia in new ad campaign

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 […]

Rainbow PUSH Coalition’s 14th Annual ‘Creating Opportunity Conference’ a huge success

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 […]

Black ‘American Idol’ contestants file discrimination lawsuit

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 […]

Atlanta Food and Wine Festival 2013: Tasting tents

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 […]

Ogilvy PR hosts spring media mixer at the posh Fresco by Scotto in midtown Manhattan

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 […]

Magic Johnson, Common join Coca-Cola’s ‘Pay it Forward’ program

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 […]

‘Rolling out’ magazine celebrates 14th anniversary (photos)

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. […]

Ne-Yo’s giving tour in Atlanta

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 […]

Coca-Cola executive Mark Pitts receives Men of Power and Influence Award

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 […]