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Ludacris loves the kids. The USA Swimming Foundation’s “Make a Splash” program, presented by Phillips 66, came to Atlanta from April 29-30 to teach children how to swim. Due to the fact that drowning is the second-leading cause of accidental death among children younger than 14 years old, the US tour seeks to prevent fatal…

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Choosing the right weekly cover story to complement the zeitgeist of pop culture can sometimes be a daunting decision. The appetites of the rolling out audience change frequently, sometimes so swiftly, once our covers hit newsstands, the American public is focused on the next celebrity divorce, arrest or Twitter beef. The impactful, cultivating and edifying…

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Lifetime will soon be throwing its hat into the world of hip-hop-themed reality shows. Rap royalty Queen Latifah and hip-hop heavyweight Jermaine Dupri will team with the network to produce an unscripted series called The Rap Game. Based in Atlanta’s ever thriving hip-hop scene, the eight-episode series will follow five, young hip hop artists, ranging from…

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The BET Hip Hop Awards taping offered a night of extreme highs and lows for Houston rap legend Scarface. Just moments after being introduced by Ludacris to accept the I Am Hip-Hop Award at the taping of the BET Hip Hop Awards in Atlanta, the 44-year-old rapper was arrested by authorities for failure to pay child support.…

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The 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking, star-studded entrepreneurship documentary, Independent Doin’ Major Things, will be celebrated in a major way this November. The film’s creator, Hotep, will be hosting its screening and the homecoming of his business program, Hustle U, simultaneously at the Plaza Theatre on Nov. 16. Independent Doin’ Major Things was birthed from…

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Labor Day weekend has officially been renamed Luda weekend in Atlanta. The triple threat rapper, actor and philanthropist has created an experience that encourages other celebrities and influencers to give back on a major scale. The weekend hosts multiple opportunities for pomp and circumstance, including red carpet panache, great celeb photo ops, and most importantly, checks…

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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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It’s unfortunate that some children have to suffer while their parents go through messy custody battles. In the past, U.S. courts would almost always rule in favor of the mother in these types of cases, but in recent years dads are prevailing. With more and more fathers stepping up and seeking custody of their children,…

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The enormous success of “Empire” is spawning another show that has a shot at being just as popular. At this summer’s Television Critics Association meeting Thursday, Lee Daniels announced “Empire,” the musical drama he co-created with Danny Strong, will birth a spin-off. “Without question,” he said. “There’s so much ripe story that we’ve talked about already,…

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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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Tamika Fuller has already been through the wringer trying to gain custody of her daughter with Ludacris, Cai Bella Bridges. And although she lost an initial custody battle and was even denied an appeal for a new custody trial, it looks like Fuller is ready for battle, once again, because a new report claims that she’s…

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Ludacris was the latest Atlanta-based hip-hop artist to perform during an Atlanta Hawks game. During the Hawks playoff match-up against the Brooklyn Nets, Ludacris took over Philips Arena.  The rapper-actor introduced the Hawks starting lineup, and performed during half-time and post game. Ludacris, who recently starred in Furious 7 and released his latest album, Ludaversal,…

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Tamika Fuller shared a heartbreaking letter last week detailing her relationship with Ludacris and explaining her feelings around losing custody of her daughter, Cai Bella Bridges, to the superstar rapper. Now, Fuller has revealed even more sad news as she shares that a judge denied her appeal for a new custody trial. Fuller shared the…

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