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Former adviser to President Barack Obama and CNN political commentator, Van Jones cracked the whip at the 2016 HOPE Global Forums during the opening reception which was held at the Marriott Marquis in Atlanta on Wednesday, January 13, 2016. The Yale-educated attorney captivated the standing-room only crowd when he conveyed his perspective on the plight of Black…

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Friday, Oct. 2 was a family affair for Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed at the Georgia International Convention Center. His stepmother, Dr. Rogsbert F. Philips-Reed, introduced her organization’s brand-new breast cancer clinic truck that will more easily assist Georgia’s underprivileged community. Jocelyn Dorsey, director of editorials and public affairs at WSB-TV 2 Atlanta, was the evening’s…

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     Georgia State University College of Law moved into a new building, 85 Park Place NE, on Wednesday, Sept. 10. The ribbon cutting included Governor Nathan Deal, Mayor Kasim Reed, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle, Chancellor Hank M. Huckaby, Mark P. Becker President of Georgia State University, and Chief Justice Hugh P. Thompson.    

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Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges has reached a milestone with his LudaDay Weekend charity celebration. The generous recording artist jump-started the 10th anniversary of his annual Labor Day weekend events on Thursday with rounds of celebrity bowling at BowlMor Lanes in Atlanta. Stars such as Usher, Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union, David Banner, Keshia Knight Pulliam and more…

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Actor and stand-up comedian Chris Tucker has made us laugh with his memorable on-screen performances for just over two decades. He was once billed as one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood. The superstar doesn’t exactly need and introduction, but just in case you need a refresher, Tucker played the role of Smokey in Friday; and…

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Atlanta mayor applauds SCOTUS ruling Following today’s landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed offers his remarks on the ruling. “Today is an historic occasion for the City of Atlanta, for Georgia, and for America. The Supreme Court’s ruling marks a momentous victory for freedom, equality, and love. It is…

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This writer counted down the days to the media preview and grand opening of the Porsche North America headquarters in Atlanta which was held on Thursday, May 7, 2015. The Porsche Experience Center sits on 26.4-acres is located just minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and is so easy to find when traveling down Interstate 75,…

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On Sunday afternoon, Feb. 22, in Atlanta, Jay “Jeezy” Jenkins held a royal birthday affair. He hosted a lavish 1st birthday celebration for his little princess, Amra Nor (Amra is Arab for princess). Event designers took a page out of the classic romantic comedy, Coming to America. Guests entered a room with rose petals strewn across the floor and…

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and his wife, Sarah-Elizabeth, were joined by Atlanta’s finest and flashiest at the 31st Annual UNCF Mayor’s Masked Ball which was held Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. This fashionable gala is one of the most talked-about affairs in city. Atlanta’s most elite entertainers attended this fete which raised…

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It’s one of Atlanta’s most talked about events of the holiday season; the UNCF Atlanta Mayor’s Masked Ball, and this year’s event didn’t disappoint. Co-hosted by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, UNCF President and CEO Michael L. Lomax and UNCF EVP Maurice Jenkins, the 31st Annual charity event was held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis and…

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Rolling out celebrated community influencers on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at the Steed Society’s ninth annual Top 25 Women of Atlanta awards celebration at the Twelve hotel (Atlantic Station). In attendance were Atlanta’s Mayor Kasim Reed; City Council President Ceasar Mitchell; Peter Thomas; and reality TV star, model and entrepreneur Cynthia Bailey, who received the…

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His Excellency Daniel Kablan Duncan, prime minister of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, West Africa, along with a delegation of key ministers of government and business leaders honored Ambassador Andrew Young at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta hotel during the formal launch of the of the International University of Grand-Bassam Foundation on Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014.…

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Today’s rising political stars differ distinctly from their predecessors. This wave of politicians are highly accomplished, very well-educated, fiercely independent and extremely eloquent outsiders who do not fit the mode of the legacy civil rights era politician. Before they burst onto the national scene, most of these politicians were much better known outside of the…

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