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John Eaves resigns as Fulton County Commission Chair | News Radio 1067 John Eaves resigns as Fulton County Commission Chair
John Eaves has resigned as Chairman of the Fulton County Commission to focus on his bid for Mayor of the City of Atlanta. Eaves told FOX 5’s Portia Bruner he wants to shift his priorities to campaigning and plans to qualify for mayor at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday at Atlanta City Hall in the Council Chambers. […]
News Radio 1067 | August 23, 2017
2 rallies planned in Atlanta to support Colin Kaepernick | News Radio 1067 2 rallies planned in Atlanta to support Colin Kaepernick
Two rallies are planned in Atlanta Wednesday in support of Quarterback Colin Kaepernick. One will take place at 5 PM at the College Football Hall of Fame.  The other is at 6:30 at Morris Brown College. Football fans seem to be deeply divided over the former 49er’s Quarterback.  He made headlines when he took a […]
News Radio 1067 | August 23, 2017
Athens judge grants bail to suspect in transgender woman’s murder case | Georgia Voice Athens judge grants bail to suspect in transgender woman’s murder case
Jalen Breon Brown, 21, who allegedly shot and killed Atlanta transwoman Ava Le’Ray Barrin outside an Athens, Georgia, apartment complex, is out on bond. Brown, who is also transgender, was granted bail this week by a Western Judicial Circuit judge, according to the Athens Banner-Herald. According to Athens-Clarke County police, Brown shot 17-year-old Barrin at […] The post Athens judge gra
Georgia Voice | August 23, 2017
Paul Morris to step down as Atlanta BeltLine CEO | Atlanta INtown Paul Morris to step down as Atlanta BeltLine CEO
Atlanta BeltLine CEO Paul Morris is stepping down from his position as of Sept. 11, according to a statement released by Mayor Kasim Reed’s office. Here is the statement in full: After four years as President and CEO of the Atlanta BeltLine, Paul Morris will be stepping down from the position, effective September 11, 2017.… The post Paul Morris to step down as Atlanta BeltLine CEO appe
Atlanta INtown | August 23, 2017
5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 23 | Georgia Voice 5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 23
1. Katie Sowers, an assistant coach with the San Francisco 49ers football team, came out as lesbian. That makes her not only the first openly LGBT coach in the NFL, but in all of men’s sports. 2. And speaking of the NFL, the organization just launched its “NFL Pride” LGBT group. More on that from […] The post 5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 23 appeared first on G
Georgia Voice | August 23, 2017
5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 22 | Georgia Voice 5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 22
1. Sam Clovis, who President Trump has pegged to be the chief scientist for the US Department of Agriculture, is “one of the most radically anti-LGBTQ” appointments yet, according to LGBTQ Nation. 2. Auburn High School in Alabama flies a rainbow flag — and parents want it taken down, unless the school puts up a […] The post 5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 22 appeared
Georgia Voice | August 22, 2017
BREAKING: Arrest made in murder of transgender Atlanta woman | Georgia Voice BREAKING: Arrest made in murder of transgender Atlanta woman
College Park police have made an arrest in the murder of Tee Tee Dangerfield, a transgender woman found shot in her car in the South Hampton Estates apartment complex in the early morning hours of July 31. Investigators and detectives secured an arrest warrant for Tyrone Kemp on Tuesday, located him and arrested him without […] The post BREAKING: Arrest made in murder of transgender Atlanta
Georgia Voice | August 22, 2017
Kennesaw cities able remove or keep Confederate flags | News Radio 1067 Kennesaw cities able remove or keep Confederate flags
Kennesaw City Council members took action on the latest controversy surrounding a Confederate flag that flies in a park downtown. They passed a resolution asking the state to allow municipalities to decide if Confederate flags and other monuments can be moved. Some people want the flag taken down.  City leaders say their hands are tied […]
News Radio 1067 | August 22, 2017
Debate over Decatur Confederate monument heads to city hall | News Radio 1067 Debate over Decatur Confederate monument heads to city hall
Emotions were running high Monday night at the Decatur City Council meeting as folks spoke out against and in support of the Confederate monument on the Decatur square. Those supporting the removal, who represented the majority of speakers, said they are aware that the city cannot vote to remove the monument and are asking for […]
News Radio 1067 | August 22, 2017
SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES: August 2017 Moving Your Business Forward Conference | Atlanta Tribune SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES: August 2017 Moving Your Business Forward Conference
                                                                                         
Atlanta Tribune | August 22, 2017
LGBT GOP group Log Cabin Republicans to host anniversary dinner at Trump hotel | Georgia Voice LGBT GOP group Log Cabin Republicans to host anniversary dinner at Trump hotel
Log Cabin Republicans, the LGBT GOP group, will host its 40th anniversary dinner at President Trump’s Washington, DC, hotel. The decision was made in March, months before Trump’s anti-transgender tweets regarding military service, and was made because the original venue was unable to fit the group in on their desired dates, Log Cabin President Gregory […] The post LGBT GOP group Log Cabi
Georgia Voice | August 22, 2017
Kennesaw officials respond to gay man’s petition to remove Confederate flag | Georgia Voice Kennesaw officials respond to gay man’s petition to remove Confederate flag
A petition started by Reid Jones, who is gay, brought the city of Kennesaw one step closer to removing the Confederate flag that flies downtown. The flag was erected in 1962, which Jones told Georgia Voice last week makes it clear it was put up as a symbol of racism during the Civil Rights Movement, […] The post Kennesaw officials respond to gay man’s petition to remove Confederate fla
Georgia Voice | August 22, 2017
Woman killed during Social Circle shooting | News Radio 1067 Woman killed during Social Circle shooting
A woman is dead, and another man was injured during a shooting in Social Circle, according to the Social Circle Police Department. Heather Smith, 24, was pronounced dead on the scene, and Quantavious Banks, 26, was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to police. Desmond Sherron Jackson, 22, has been arrested, and […]
News Radio 1067 | August 21, 2017
Thousands march against white supremacy in Atlanta in wake of Charlottesville | Georgia Voice Thousands march against white supremacy in Atlanta in wake of Charlottesville
An estimated 2,000 people took to the streets of Atlanta on Saturday to protest white supremacy, one week after a man linked to such groups drove his car through a group of counter-protesters after the cancellation of a so-called “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing one and injuring 19. The march, organized by […] The post Thousands march against white su
Georgia Voice | August 21, 2017
Atlanta native, Spelman College alumna to open Chick-fil-A’s first downtown Los Angeles location | Atlanta Tribune Atlanta native, Spelman College alumna to open Chick-fil-A’s first downtown Los Angeles location
Atlanta native and Spelman College graduate Ashley Derby will open Atlanta-based Chick-fil-A Inc.’s first location in downtown Los Angeles. Derby leaves her current post as the franchise owner of the University of Southern California Chick-fil-A restaurant to take the helm of the new location at 660 South Figueroa Street. Earlier this year, Chick-fil-A franchise owner...
Atlanta Tribune | August 21, 2017
5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 21 | Georgia Voice 5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 21
1. The list of murdered transgender individuals continues to grow: Gwynevere River Song, 26, was shot to death at their home in Waxahatchie, Texas, this weekend. Song was murdered following an argument, and the Ellis County Sheriff’s Office is investigating. 2. Today, the LGBT community also remembers the life of Holly Boswell, the woman who […] The post 5 LGBT things you need to know
Georgia Voice | August 21, 2017
Preview guide to the best Black Gay Pride events in Atlanta for Aug. 30 – Sept. 5 | Georgia Voice Preview guide to the best Black Gay Pride events in Atlanta for Aug. 30 – Sept. 5
  It’s the largest Black Gay Pride in the country for several reasons, and one of them is definitely the parties! We’ll have our full Black Gay Pride preview in our Sept. 1 issue, but until then, here’s just a taste of what’s in store for you at this year’s event. Wednesday, Aug. 30 Kia […] The post Preview guide to the best Black Gay Pride events in Atlant
Georgia Voice | August 21, 2017
Ryan Lee: The devil wears muscle tees | Georgia Voice Ryan Lee: The devil wears muscle tees
“No fats, no fems” – one of the most tyrannical phrases in gay online dating – is now a motto for American Nazis. Except, a little bit of fem is OK for the white supremacists, specifically form-fitting jeans and T-shirts that create the optical illusion of one’s dick and arm muscles being larger than they […] The post Ryan Lee: The devil wears muscle tees appeared first on Georgia
Georgia Voice | August 21, 2017
Melissa Carter: Tunes to get through big life changes | Georgia Voice Melissa Carter: Tunes to get through big life changes
My contract has officially come to an end with my previous radio station and I am now free to pursue other professional ventures. As exciting as that should be, I’m afraid I am a creature of habit and have to dig deep to find any hint of adventure in these new pursuits. But, just like […] The post Melissa Carter: Tunes to get through big life changes appeared first on Georgia Voice - Gay &
Georgia Voice | August 21, 2017
Eating My Words: Eating through the grief at Grant Central | Georgia Voice Eating My Words: Eating through the grief at Grant Central
My last three weeks have totally sucked. First, a 120-year-old oak tree fell on the wrap-around porch of the house where I’ve lived for over 20 years. The next day, my closest friend of 35 years, Bette Harrison, died. Freud famously said that all life is tragic because it ends in death. People often say […] The post Eating My Words: Eating through the grief at Grant Central appeared first
Georgia Voice | August 21, 2017
News Briefs: Eclipse Day; city election qualifying; stadium opens | Atlanta INtown News Briefs: Eclipse Day; city election qualifying; stadium opens
The GDOT posted the reminder above on its electronic billboards this morning. Yes, it’s eclipse day and the celestial spectacular will happen around 2:35 p.m. this afternoon, Aug. 21. Although Atlanta is not in the path of totality, we’ll still see about 97 percent coverage of the sun by the moon. Make sure you have… The post News Briefs: Eclipse Day; city election qualifying; st
Atlanta INtown | August 21, 2017
Jamie Roberts: Affordable housing crisis hits transgender community hard | Georgia Voice Jamie Roberts: Affordable housing crisis hits transgender community hard
There’s no denying that right now in Atlanta and the surrounding metro area, we’re experiencing a building boom in office space and housing that we haven’t seen since before the economic crisis of 2007-2008. You can easily tell by all the construction cranes in Midtown and the five- to six-story apartment developments sprouting up around […] The post Jamie Roberts: Affordable housing c
Georgia Voice | August 21, 2017
Atlanta black LGBT family chosen as faces of Swedish fashion collection | Georgia Voice Atlanta black LGBT family chosen as faces of Swedish fashion collection
Atlanta gay couple Kordale Lewis and Kaleb Anthony, along with their four children, are the first black LGBT family to be the face of a major European fashion collection. The six will appear in ads for Swedish Acne Studios’ fall 2017 patch collection. “All they said was, it was about family,” Lewis said. “They wanted […] The post Atlanta black LGBT family chosen as faces of Swedish f
Georgia Voice | August 21, 2017
Photos: #Paintforpeace: A Pro-love Mural Jam at Krog Street Tunnel | Atlanta INtown Photos: #Paintforpeace: A Pro-love Mural Jam at Krog Street Tunnel
Our contributing photographer Isadora Pennington was on hand last night at Krog Street Tunnel for the #Paintforpeace: A Pro-love Mural Jam event. Dozens of residents and artists gathered at the favorite graffiti spot to share messages of hope, unity and love following the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, VA. The post Photos: #Paintforpeace: A Pro-love Mural Jam at Krog Street Tunnel
Atlanta INtown | August 19, 2017
Theatre Review: ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ at Pinch ‘n’ Ouch | Atlanta INtown Theatre Review: ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ at Pinch ‘n’ Ouch
Pinch ‘n’ Ouch Theatre is getting a head start on the fall theatre season with an explosive production of David Mamet’s 1984 Pulitzer-winning “Glengarry Glen Ross,” currently running through Aug. 26. After that, a completely different cast will play Aug. 31-Sept. 23. Director Grant McGowen must have much confidence in his talent pool because the… The post Theatre Review
Atlanta INtown | August 19, 2017
Learn Social Media Tips from Shawn Pfunder on August 29th | Atlanta Tribune Learn Social Media Tips from Shawn Pfunder on August 29th
You are cordially invited to attend the August Session of our 15th Annual Moving Your Business Forward Series, taking place August 29th. There will be a continental breakfast, great prizes and a wealth of information so we hope to see you there! We are excited to have Shaun Pfunder, Senior Communications Director at GoDaddy, as one of...
Atlanta Tribune | August 18, 2017
Denise Cleveland-Leggett named HUD Southeast Regional Administrator | Atlanta Tribune Denise Cleveland-Leggett named HUD Southeast Regional Administrator
U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson named Denise Cleveland-Leggett to serve as HUD’s Region IV Regional Administrator. As the Regional Administrator, she will work from HUD’s Atlanta Regional Office and lead HUD’s Southeast operation in the states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and the Commonwealth of..
Atlanta Tribune | August 18, 2017
Despite unequal treatment, black women will rise | Atlanta Tribune Despite unequal treatment, black women will rise
Dr. Julianne Malveaux Many women’s organizations commemorate Equal Pay Day, which this year was April 5.  It meant that women, in general, would have had to work all of 2016, and until April 5, 2017, to earn the same amount of money that a White man earned in 2016. Few will recognize July 31, 2017,...
Atlanta Tribune | August 18, 2017
17th Edition of Who’s Who In Black Atlanta Unveiled | Atlanta Tribune 17th Edition of Who’s Who In Black Atlanta Unveiled
The 17th Edition of “Who’s Who In Black Atlanta” was unveiled to a crowd of more than 600 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on Friday. Founded in 1989, “Who’s Who In Black Atlanta” continues to be one of the most sought after recognitions among black Atlanta’s doers, thinkers, creators, and leaders, and powered by Real...
Atlanta Tribune | August 18, 2017
The Inn Escape You Need | Atlanta Tribune The Inn Escape You Need
By Katrice L. Mines There’s somewhat of a hidden treasure on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. An oasis-like manor house resort and spa lending a seat of luxury along the Miles River, the Inn at Perry Cabin by Belmond is the escape you’ve been looking for. This rural retreat nestled in the quaint town of St. Michaels...
Atlanta Tribune | August 18, 2017
GETAWAY: San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino | Atlanta Tribune GETAWAY: San Juan Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino
By Katrice L. Mines, Senior Editor My friends ask me often: “Where are you headed next?” Puerto Rico is atop of everyone’s favorite list of places to retreat. My destination mid-May – San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino in the trendy Condado Beach neighborhood was, as well. Half of the people I mentioned the...
Atlanta Tribune | August 18, 2017
Get Ready For The Voice | Atlanta Tribune Get Ready For The Voice
By Brent Leary Hold on. This isn’t about a TV show. Give me a minute to explain. At a CRM industry conference last year, I presented a session called focused on how voice-activated assistants were beginning to make their way into the mainstream. At the time, Amazon Echo had less than 1,000 skills (voice commands)...
Atlanta Tribune | August 18, 2017
BOSS INC. | Shawn and Steve Bromell of Pro Cutters Lawnscapes | Atlanta Tribune BOSS INC. | Shawn and Steve Bromell of Pro Cutters Lawnscapes
You could call Steve and Shawn Bromell fishers of men … well, small business owners, to be exact. The husband and wife who own Pro Cutters Lawnscapes have not only built solid company with their own hands, they’ve helped others who want to follow in their entrepreneurial footsteps as business owners. Founded seven years ago,...
Atlanta Tribune | August 18, 2017
Mayor: City reviewing removal of Confederate monuments, changing street names | Atlanta INtown Mayor: City reviewing removal of Confederate monuments, changing street names
As calls mount to have Confederate monuments and memorials removed in the wake of last weekend’s white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, VA, Mayor Kasim Reed said the City of Atlanta is reviewing the issue. Here is Reed’s statement in full: “Atlanta was burned to the ground during the Civil War, rose from the ashes and… The post Mayor: City reviewing removal of Confe
Atlanta INtown | August 18, 2017
LGBT, progressive groups to march against white supremacy in Atlanta | Georgia Voice LGBT, progressive groups to march against white supremacy in Atlanta
A number of progressive, LGBT and pro-equality organizations will join forces with faith leaders tomorrow for a march to “take down” white supremacy. The coalition includes Athens for Everyone, Black Lives Matter, the Feminist Women’s Health Center, Juxtaposed Center for Transformation, Inc., the NAACP, Racial Justice Action Center, Solutions Not Punishment Coalition, Trans(forming) and ZAMI
Georgia Voice | August 18, 2017
Charles Stephens: Collective memory is an act of resistance | Georgia Voice Charles Stephens: Collective memory is an act of resistance
I am a black gay man from the South. I came of age in the ’90s and early 2000s. Like most of my generation (those of us in the gap between Generation X and Y), I grew up with a vague notion of what it meant to be gay, and none of what it meant […] The post Charles Stephens: Collective memory is an act of resistance appeared first on Georgia Voice - Gay & LGBT Atlanta News.
Georgia Voice | August 18, 2017
5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 18 | Georgia Voice 5 LGBT things you need to know today, Aug. 18
1. Louisiana’s governor is battling to have LGBT protections put back into place in state law. 2. “There are no two sides to the story of white supremacy, neo-Nazism, and the other repugnant forms of hatred advanced by the hundreds of torchbearers who came to defend the statue of Confederate ‘hero’ Robert E. Lee. ” […] The post 5 LGBT things you need to know tod
Georgia Voice | August 18, 2017
BeltLine visionary Ryan Gravel has a new project: Buford Highway | Atlanta INtown BeltLine visionary Ryan Gravel has a new project: Buford Highway
The visionary behind the Atlanta BeltLine is setting his sights on Buford Highway as the very first project of a new urban planning nonprofit he created. “I love Buford Highway,” said Ryan Gravel in a recent interview in his office on the eighth story of Ponce City Market. “Buford Highway has this amazing spirit, culture… The post BeltLine visionary Ryan Gravel has a new project: Bufor
Atlanta INtown | August 18, 2017
Couple accused of beating, robbing 75-year-old arrested | News Radio 1067 Couple accused of beating, robbing 75-year-old arrested
Authorities in Butts County have arrested a couple accused of beating and robbing a 75-year-old man. Investigators said Tiffany Washington, 34, and her boyfriend Kenneth “Andy” Faulkner, 40, attacked the senior citizen while he was resting on a swing on the back porch of a home. Washington and Faulkner allegedly knew the victim and lured […]
News Radio 1067 | August 18, 2017
Steve Bannon Out At the White House | News Radio 1067 Steve Bannon Out At the White House
President Donald Trump’s chief strategist Steve Bannon has been fired, multiple White House officials told CNN on Friday. Sources told CNN that Bannon’s ouster had been in the works for two weeks and a soure said that while Bannon was given the option to resign, he was ultimately forced out. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee […]
News Radio 1067 | August 18, 2017