Tag Archives: Atlanta

Myavana Day at Spelman College

Spelman College and Myavana Host Seminar on Hair, Health, Tech, and Entrepreneurship

Spelman College and Myavana have partnered with haircare brands Jane Carter Solution, DooBop and Frizzari…

By Candace Mitchell

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ONE Musicfest Celebrates 5th Year of Success

Founder J. Carter shares vision for future

Atlanta enjoyed acts such as Nas, Kendrick Lamar, Redman and Method Man and Jhené Aiko…

By Kimberly Wilson

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Clark Atlanta University Sues the City of Atlanta

CAU says city violated its property agreement with Morris Brown College

Clark Atlanta University is suing the city of Atlanta over its purchase of Morris Brown…

By Courtney Connley

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VH1's ATL: The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game

VH1 to Debut The Untold Story of Atlanta’s Rise in the Rap Game

Special documentary airs Tuesday, Sept. 2

VH1 explores the rise of the Atlanta Hip Hop scene in the documentary, ATL: The…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Mikel Madison on His Journey as a Black Bicycle Shop Owner in a Mostly White Industry

With more young adults and gainfully employed people looking to leave the suburbs in favor of the inner city, bikes are becoming the preferred mode of transportation

The “Black Mecca” of Atlanta is no different and Mikel Madison took notice.

By Maurice Garland

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Coca-Cola Launching Atlanta Tech Center, Bringing 2000 New Jobs

Coca-Cola will now employ more than 6,500 people downtown, between its North Avenue headquarters and the new IT center

Coca-Cola’s “Information Technology Center of Excellence” is coming to Atlanta

By Makkada B. Selah

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“The Blind Side” Home on Sale for $3.9 Million

Buckhead 14,000 square foot home for sale.

Would you buy it if you had the money?

By Sandra Evangelina Garcia

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The Growth of “Super-White” Majority Counties in Atlanta

Could Atlanta soon suffer Detroit's fate?

White suburbs secede from Atlanta

By Makkada B. Selah

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Suspect Arrested in Usher’s Stepson Jetski Accident

The man charged may have been a friend of the family

Man charged for the death of Usher’s stepson

By Makkada B. Selah

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White Passenger Uses N Word and Slaps Baby on Plane

Rickey Hundley allegedly slaps a baby and calls him the 'N' word

According to the Smoking Gun, an incident took place at the end of a flight…

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Reddit Raises $10,000 for Security Guard Who Tased Woman

Mall security rewarded for his efforts

Reddit joins forces to reward Internet hero who tasers unruly patrons at an Atlanta mall.…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Shocking! Shots Heard at Atlanta Middle School

Two are reportedly injured in the shooting.

Police say they have two people in custody in connection with the shooting.

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“Speed dating for Startups” returns Atlanta

“Speed Dating for Startups” Event Returns to Atlanta

Startup Riot returns to Atlanta for a 6th year of Matching startups with investors

Now in it’s 6th year, Startup Riot offers startups 3 minutes to pitch their idea…

By C. Daniel Baker

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GM Buys Tech Center Bringing 1000 New Jobs to Atlanta

GM plans to hire 10,000 computer workers at new tech centers across the US

General Motors has purchased a building in Atlanta it plans to convert to tech facility

By Makkada B. Selah

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Atlanta-Area Counties Sue HSBC for Predatory Lending

First money laundering, now this. HSBC is in hot water again.

Three Atlanta-area counties have filed a lawsuit claiming that British bank HSBC disrupted their tax…

By Makkada B. Selah

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Publicly Supports Gay Marriage

Reed says "marriage is a fundamental right for everyone."

Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed has come out publicly in support of same-sex marriage.

By Makkada B. Selah

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Big Boi’s Non-Profit Giving Away a Scholarship

The rapper’s nonprofit, The Big Kidz Foundation (BKF) is making one student happy

OutKast’s rapper gives back in a big way

By Cedric 'BIG CED' Thornton

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Tameka Raymond Owes Back Rent to Georgia Complex

Her landlord says she's 50k in the hole

Her landlord says she’s 50k in the hole

By Makkada B. Selah

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Shooting at Creflo Dollar’s Atlanta Megachurch

One man was killed during Wednesday morning service at one of America's biggest mega-churches

One man was killed during Wednesday morning service at one of America’s biggest mega-churches

By Makkada B. Selah

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Is Morehouse College in Financial Trouble?

Enrollment has dropped while faculty and staff furloughed

Enrollment has dropped while faculty and staff furloughed

By Makkada B. Selah

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Nas’ Foreclosed Atlanta Mansion Sold at Auction

The Queensbridge rapper has been hit hard by the recession

The Queensbridge rapper has been hit hard by the recession

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Atlanta Welcomes the World Natural Hair and Beauty Show

Business, fashion, music and hair converge

Business, fashion, music and hair converge

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Rapper Lil’ Scrappy Arrested in Atlanta

Reality star violated probation for marijuana conviction

Reality star violated probation for marijuana conviction

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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Why One Atlantan Hates ‘Love & Hip Hop ATL’

Will the real black people of Atlanta please stand up and stop 'Love & Hip Hop'?

An Open Letter from an Atlantan who once loved reality TV: Will the Real Black…

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The Cravings Truck owners Johnathon Sellers and Kianta Key pose outside of their mobile restaurant in Tallahassee, Florida (Image: Source)

FAMU Grads Serve Up Social Responsibility with The Cravings Truck

Social entrepreneurs Kianta Key and Johnathon Sellers place community at the center of their business model

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University alums Kianta Key and Johnathon Sellers launched The Cravings Truck,…

By Janel Martinez

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Each year some of the culture’s greats descend upon Atlanta, Georgia for the BET Hip-Hop Awards.  This year’s gathering was no different as a who’s who of hip-hop celebrities, as well as industry experts and avid fans, gathered to highlight the accomplishments of the trendsetters and trailblazers. Among those honored were LL Cool J, who received the “I Am Hip-Hop Icon” award.


 
 

As an added bonus, some of the movers and shakers in attendance at the 2011 award show got a chance to experience Hip Hop, A Cultural Odyssey, the 400-plus page coffee table book that documents the art form’s storied history and influence through original essays and photos. Here are a few highlights of the behind-the-scenes experience. —Anslem Samuel




 

Atlanta rapper Roscoe Dash is all smiles as he flips through the expansive book.

Hip-Hop Stars Take a ‘Cultural Odyssey’

Hip-hop's biggest names got a chance to flip through the new coffee table book that documents their culture

A photo recap of the BET Hip-Hop Awards 2011 that highlights various rap stars and…

By Anslem Samuel

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Atlanta V103 DJ Frank Ski Receives Community Champion Award at BE Entrepreneurs Conference

The legendary radio man and his wife are honored for their work with children through the Frank Ski Kids Foundation

Legendary Atlanta DJ Frank Ski receives honors for his community work with his organization Frak…

By Tamara E. Holmes

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Kick Off Your 2011 Entrepreneurs Conference Experience at Atlanta’s Powerpreneur Spotlight Series

Meet Atlanta's business heavyweights and emerging entrepreneurs at this free networking event

Jump-start your networking experience at the Powerpreneur Spotlight Series in Atlanta (Image: File)
Atlanta, are you…

By Janel Martinez

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Why I’m Not Impressed With Cory Booker—Yet

He's done a good job as mayor of Newark. But what the city needs is greatness in the class of Atlanta's first black mayor, Maynard Jackson.

For all the challenges he’s faced and all the good he’s done as mayor of…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Co-founders, Jason Panda, Esq. and Ashanti Johnson, at the b condoms launch event at Trump Soho in NYC

Getting Started: ‘Men of Morehouse’ Create an Upscale Condom Line

Morehouse graduates found b condoms to combat the high HIV/AIDS rates in urban communities

That something was b condoms, a plush condom brand that merges style and sexual health.The…

By Janel Martinez

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In the News: Former Atlanta City Councilwoman Found Guilty on Theft Charges

Devetta Johnson Mitchell reportedly stole $31,072 from the Atlanta-Fulton County Recreation Authority

Devetta Johnson Mitchell was found guilty on seven counts of theft for stealing more than…

By Janel Martinez

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Atlanta Named Host City of 2010 Entrepreneurs Conference

Mayor Kasim Reed joins Black Enterprise CEO Earl Graves Jr. to make it official

The buzz among black entrepreneurs around the Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Conference coming to Atlanta this…

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Path of Destruction

Historic neighborhood and black businesses suffered structural damages from devastating tornado

Historic neighborhood and black businesses suffered structural damages from devastating tornado

By Aisha I. Jefferson

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