Tag: atlanta

‘You’ve Got to Lead By Example’: Yung Joc Reveals He’s a Rideshare Driver, Refuses to Be Shamed for It

Photo: Paras Griffin (Getty Images for Revolt) If tabloids have taught us anything, it’s that life after fame isn’t always glamorous. In 2018, The Cosby Show star Geoffery Owens became the target of relentless ridicule after it was discovered that instead of continuing his acting career, he was gainfully—and happily—employed at Trader Joe’s in order […]

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FX’s Atlanta, the Show You Thought Had Disappeared Like the City of Atlantis, Is Returning in 2021

AtlantaPhoto: FX It’s a 2020 miracle! Or um, more like a 2021 miracle. But we received the news in 2020, so let’s go with that. What news, you ask? Well, FX Networks and FX Productions chairman John Landgraf confirmed at the network’s Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour on Thursday that Donald Glover’s Atlanta will […]

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Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ Isn’t Back Until Next Year, But There’s Going To Be A Lot Of Episodes

FX The last new episode of Atlanta aired in May 2018. I get that Donald Glover is a busy man, what with his starring in hit movies and recording Billboard-topping songs, and Brian Tyree Henry, Lakeith Stanfield, and Zazie Beetz also have full schedules, but this is unacceptable. Atlanta was one of our favorite shows […]

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White Privilege Gone Good: Uber Driver Graduates College After Passenger Pays Debt

Photo: Getty Images  Latonya Young is a grateful graduate. The Atlanta-based mother of three got a gift of a lifetime after a chance encounter chatting up a customer during her work shift. Advertisement Young’s day job is hairstylist; she drives an Uber at night to make ends meet. She shared her life story with a […]

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WTF You Mean Ain’t No Peach Drop? Atlanta NYE Peach Drop Canceled for First Time In 30 Years

Screenshot: 11 Alive (YouTube) I’ve been a resident of the Atlanta area of Georgia “The Peach State” for 25 years, and for at least a quarter of that time, I’ve brought in the new year in Underground Atlanta, standing shoulder to shoulder with thousands of fellow transplants, Atliens and out of town visitors as we […]

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New Schmoney: Cardi B and Offset Closes Deal on Multi Million Dollar Atlanta Mansion with Wine Cellar, Plans for Steel Encased Gun Range

Offset and Cardi B.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images) It’s all about the money — or schmoney — for Cardi B and she doesn’t mind spending it. As the year comes to a close, the hip hop diva, who raps about it often in her songs (mostly the one – titled “Money” – where she chants […]

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New Schmoney: Cardi B and Offset Close Deal on Multimillion-Dollar Atlanta Mansion With Wine Cellar, Plans for Steel-Encased Gun Range

Offset and Cardi B.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris (Getty Images) It’s all about the money — or schmoney — for Cardi B and she doesn’t mind spending it. As the year comes to a close, the hip hop diva, who raps about it often in her songs (mostly the one – titled “Money” – where she chants […]

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How An All-Women Production Team Brought Teyana Taylor’s House Of Petunia To Life

On a gloomy, grey day in the middle of Atlanta winter, hundreds of local kids stood shivering in line around the block, waiting to enter a remote warehouse that had been transformed, for one night only, into a music venue. They were dressed to the nines despite the weather, in glamorous makeup, heels and sneakers, […]

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Atlanta Youth Football Team Receives Anonymous $23K Donation For Championship Trip

A youth football team from Atlanta will be making its way to Miami to compete in a national championship thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor. According to 11 Alive, an individual donated $23,000 to ensure that the Atlanta Bulldogs youth team would be able to go on their trip. The nine-and-under team has […]

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Tyler Perry Helps Atlanta Couple Stuck In Mexico Who Didn’t Have Travelers’ Insurance

Tyler Perry was a beacon of hope for an Atlanta couple whose cruise vacation quickly turned into an unforgettable scene from a horror film. NBC News reports that Stephen Johnson and his fiancé Tori Austin were in the midst of their vacation when Johnson had to seek emergency medical attention on board the ship. Austin […]

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Roommate of slain Clark Atlanta University student withdrew from school after killing, police say

The roommate of a slain 21-year-old Clark Atlanta University student was denied bond Thursday after it was found she planned to leave the state. Jordyn Jones, 21, is charged with murder in the death of her college roommate. Fulton County Judge Rachel Krause said Jordyn Jones posed a significant flight risk after it was revealed […]

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Founder Of Historic Atlanta Restaurant Celebrates 107th Birthday

Several places throughout the country will forever be embedded in the fabric of the history of the civil rights movement, including the Southwest Atlanta-based Leila’s Dinette. According to NBC News, the founder of the historic eatery Leila Williams celebrated her 107th birthday on Thursday. For more than 40 years, a dinette in Atlanta was “hallowed […]

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Dammit Jacquees, You Had One Job! King of R&B Is Cool, but It Ain’t a Kingmaker

When we last spoke (about Jacquees), it was in the midst of Mr. Rodriguez Jacquees Broadnax’s ill-advised decision to proclaim that he was the “King of R&B,” a title that none of the contenders were really laying claim to, but that nearly all agreed was not Jacquees. And because of his claim, he became a […]

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Roommate of Murdered Clark Atlanta Student Used to Spend Holidays With Victim’s Family. Now She’s a Suspect

Alexis Crawford and Jordyn Jones were so close that a friend of the Crawford family described the pair as “two peas in a pod”—with Jones spending substantial amounts of time at Crawford’s home. Now, Jones stands accused of murdering her friend and roommate in a case that has left many baffled. Rev. Markel Hutchins, speaking […]

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Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized, will undergo procedure after recent falls

ATLANTA – Former President Jimmy Carter was admitted to Emory University Hospital Monday evening, the Carter Center announced. Former President Jimmy Carter He will undergo a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain caused by bleeding due to his recent falls. The procedure is scheduled for Tuesday morning. The Carter Center says Carter is “resting […]

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‘More Questions Than Answers:’ Alexis Crawford’s Family Breaks Their Silence After Killing

Two suspects have been arrested in the death of Clark Atlanta University student Alexis Crawford. The family have spoken out and there are many questions why Jordyn Jones, Crawford’s roommate, and Barron Brantley, Jones’ boyfriend, both 21-years-old, allegedly committed these heinous crimes. READ MORE: Everything To Know About The Case Of Alexis Crawford AJC reports […]

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Suspect in the death of Clark Atlanta University student had spent holidays at the victim’s home, a family spokesman says

A Clark Atlanta University student accused in the death of her roommate was a close friend who had spent holidays with the victim’s family, a family spokesman said Sunday. Alexis Crawford, the 21-year-old Clark Atlanta University student who went missing from her apartment more than a week ago, was found dead Friday in an Atlanta area […]

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The Crown Morehouse College Is Trying to Reach

As both Morehouse College and Spelman College celebrated their annual homecoming in late October—usually more than reason enough for me to make the trip to Atlanta—I had a little extra pep in my homecoming step. The weekend also coincided with Morehouse College’s “Experience The House” open house for prospective students and parents, and one of […]

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Buckhead Bound: Trump and Pence Will Try to Kiss Up to Black Voters in Atlanta

Photo: Getty Donald “I have a great relationship with the blacks” Trump will put that theory to the test this Friday when he heads down to downtown Atlanta to launch a new black voter initiative. That’s right, Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are headed to Buckhead. No, this apparently isn’t the premise for a […]

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