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Burt Reynolds Dead at 82 | News Radio 1067
News Radio 1067 | December 11, 2018
Legendary actor, Burt Reynolds, has passed away in Florida at age 82. The Hollywood icon was a fixture on the big and small screens throughout his versatile career. Reynolds was an Atlanta fixture for most of the 70s and 80s, as he filmed some of his classic films here. Deliverance, Sharky’s M...
Arrested: Dan Conaway & Mike Brooks | News Radio 1067
News Radio 1067 | December 11, 2018
About Dan Conaway Published Author of “Arrested” battling America’s Criminal Justice System. Dan Conaway is one of the nation’s premier trial and appellate lawyers. He has twenty five years experience as a successful trial lawyer. He represents individuals and businesses thro...
Five Money Moves To Make If You Are Buying Or Selling A Home In 2018 | News Radio 1067
News Radio 1067 | December 11, 2018
With interest rates creeping up and homesites being built by the droves, many people are wondering what they should do on both the buying a selling side here in 2018.  Is it too late to buy home?  What interest rate is too much? How can I sell my home quickly? What other factors should I […]
News Radio 1067 | December 11, 2018
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Georgia Voice | December 11, 2018
To say I fell in love with Oklahoma City would be an understatement. I thoroughly enjoy visiting lesser known cities around the country as you go in with little expectations or preconceived notions. I had visited OKC very briefly a few years ago, but never spent a substantial amount of time there. I...
Georgia Voice | December 11, 2018
The first professional transgender male boxer in the U.S., Patricio Manuel, made his professional debut with a victory, reported the Los Angeles Times. Manuel was victorious against super-featherweight Hugo Anguilar in a 12-minute fight at the Fantasy Springs Resort in Indio, California, unanimously...
Georgia Voice | December 11, 2018
Grindr’s director of communications, Landen Rafe Zumwalt, resigned from his position after the app’s president said he believed marriage is between a man and woman, reported PinkNews. Zumwalt, who is gay, published his departure from the gay dating app on Medium. The post appears to be in respon...
Georgia Voice | December 11, 2018
Botswana, the economic jewel of southern Africa, is set to continue its trailblazing social justice track toward legal equality for LGBTQI+ people. While it has taken longer than expected, the High Court of Botswana has set a new date to hear a case which challenges sections of the penal code whic...
Atlanta Tribune | December 11, 2018
Westside Future Fund board of directors has selected Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum to serve as its chair beginning in 2020. Dr. Tatum has served on the Westside Future Fund board as its vice-chair since its inception in 2015 and will serve in the newly created role of chair-elect in 2019. The chair-elect...
Photos: Atlanta United victory parade and celebration | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | December 10, 2018
Our contributing photographer Asep Mawardi was Downtown this morning for the victory parade and rally to celebrate Atlanta United FC’s MLS Cup win over the weekend. Thousands lined the route and converged on the Home Depot Backyard next door to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the event. The post Photos:...
News Briefs: MARTA expansion; car booting regulations; Chabad Intown opens on BeltLine | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | December 10, 2018
MARTA’s board of directors voted to advance plans to create 22 miles of commuter rail from East Point station to Lovejoy in Clayton County and bus rapid transit (BRT) along state routes 85 and 139 to connect College Park, Riverdale and Morrow. Both plans will advance to the federally required ...
TimmyDaddy: Thankful, but honest, this holiday season | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | December 10, 2018
I’m writing this month’s column over Thanksgiving weekend and like most of you, I’m thinking about what I’m thankful for. We’re in Florida with some of Kristen’s extended family so I’m very thankful we can all be together. But if I’m being completely honest there are some drawbacks, ...
Rock On! Tomas Holgado crafts guitars from wood salvaged from The Masquerade | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | December 10, 2018
The body of the guitar is nicked with small dents from the embedding of nails and staples and the scrapes of soles from thousands of feet. The instrument is crafted from 100-year-old wood is from one of Atlanta’s most iconic music venues – The Masquerade – and designer Tomas Holgado swears tha...
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News Radio 1067 | December 10, 2018
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Atlanta Tribune | December 10, 2018
New Role Expands Operational & Personnel Responsibilities The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has promoted Chief Wanda Y. Dunham from Assistant General Manager of Police and Emergency Management to Chief of System Safety, Security, and Emergency Management/Police Chief. “I...
Atlanta Tribune | December 10, 2018
No different than the impact industry had on America’s business model of the early 20th century, new technological innovations have significantly changed all aspects of business, from the way people consume to how brands engage consumers. “We are on the threshold of a new business paradigm,&...
Georgia Voice | December 10, 2018
Bisexual state Rep. Renitta Shannon plans to boycott Gov.-elect Brian Kemp’s first major speech, reported the AJC. Shannon accredited the then-Secretary of State’s handling of the midterm elections, as well as his selfie with an anti-Muslim extremist, for her decision to boycott the speech, whic...
Georgia Voice | December 10, 2018
Donald Trump announced on Friday that he nominated William Barr as the new Attorney General of the United States. According to Gay Star News, Barr has a discriminatory history against people living with HIV. The nomination comes after the resignation of Jeff Sessions as Attorney General at the “r...
Georgia Voice | December 10, 2018
A longtime gay friend of William Barr, President Trump’s pick as the next U.S. attorney general, has come to the defense of the nominee amid concerns from LGBT groups he’d continue the anti-LGBT legal positions of the Trump Justice Department. Paul Cappuccio, a former general counsel for Time Wa...
Georgia Voice | December 10, 2018
President Trump on Friday said he will nominate State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert to succeed outgoing U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley. Nauert, a former Fox News reporter, has been with the State Department since 2017. She has publicly condemned the crackdown against gay and bisexu...
Georgia Voice | December 09, 2018
Comedian Kevin Hart announced on social media that he will be stepping down as host of this year’s Oscars because of his refusal to apologize for past homophobic tweets. “I have made the choice to step down from hosting this year’s Oscars,” he wrote on Twitter. “This is because I do not wa...
Atlanta Tribune | December 09, 2018
In an extraordinary victory for voting rights, Judge Steve C. Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled in favor of the plaintiffs, granting the Abrams for Governor campaign’s motion to require all counties statewide to accept absentee ballots with minor discrep...
Atlanta Tribune | December 09, 2018
By Branden Hunter Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) have some of the more distinguished alumni bases in the nation. Don’t at me. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Spike Lee, and Samuel L. Jackson are all graduates of Morehouse. Oprah Winfrey is a 1973 alumna of Tennessee State. De...
Above the Waterline:  Nature is the ultimate holiday gift | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | December 08, 2018
On Thanksgiving, I had a new guest at my house: my granddog, Randy, who needed a home for a few days while his dad traveled to California to spend the holiday with my other son and his wife. Although still a puppy, Randy is big with a Saint-Bernard-like face and a long, lean body. Like… The po...
City prepares for possible winter weather | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | December 08, 2018
With the potential for winter weather this weekend, the City of Atlanta released this statement concerning its preparations. The City of Atlanta announced today that based on the most recent weather forecast, the Department of Public Works (DPW) is prepared to activate to a Level 3 response in prepa...
Georgia Voice | December 08, 2018
Back in October, it was revealed that the Trump administration was considering narrowing the definition of gender to only include biological male and female under Title IX, effectively erasing transgender and non-binary people from federal recognition. I sat down with a few locals to discover what p...
Georgia Voice | December 08, 2018
New community standards on Facebook now prevent the discussion of “sexual positions” like top and bottom, reported PinkNews. The new content policy seeks to prevent content that “facilitates, encourages, or coordinates sexual encounters between adults” and forbids “sexually explicit langua...
Georgia Voice | December 08, 2018
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is under fire for comparing “anti-animal language” to ableism, homophobia and racism. The animal rights organization posted a list of popular idioms involving animals such as “Beat a dead horse” and “Bring home the bacon.” It offers alte...
Atlanta Tribune | December 08, 2018
  Join us on Wednesday, December 5th at the Salesforce World Tour Atlanta for a special lunch featuring Grant Hill and Nzinga Shaw, and our Diversity in Technology Town Hall. 2018 Salesforce World Tour “Diversity In Technology Town Hall” Wednesday, December 5 2018 Georgia World Congress Ce...
Atlanta Tribune | December 08, 2018
On Tuesday morning, a federal judge ruled that the Georgia secretary of state’s office could not certify the results of Georgia’s too-close-to-call governor’s race before Friday, giving counties additional days to count every ballot as the gap to trigger a run-off election continued to close....
Theatre Review: ‘Waffle Palace Christmas’ at Horizon Theatre | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | December 07, 2018
Horizon Theatre is presenting Larry Larsen and Eddie Levi Lee’s “Waffle Palace Christmas,” a comedy with music directed by Lisa Adler, running through December 30. The show is a continuation of its 2013 hit“The Waffle Palace,” which was a revival of the 2012 summer show “The Waffle P...
UP NEXT cabaret concert to benefit Families First on Dec. 8 | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | December 07, 2018
UP NEXT,  a cabaret-style event presented by United Music Studios to support a drive for baby items for nonprofit Families First, will be held Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. at The Loft at Center Stage in Midtown. The  event will feature seven Atlanta-based singers, including Adam Washington, who talk...
Georgia Voice | December 07, 2018
One of the leading women in Indie music, Sophia Allison, better known as Soccer Mommy, kicked off her tour in Atlanta. The post PHOTOS: Indie Artist Soccer Mommy Kicks off Tour in Atlanta appeared first on Georgia Voice - Gay & LGBT Atlanta News.
Georgia Voice | December 07, 2018
The new spokeswoman for the Department of Justice comes from Alliance Defending Freedom, an anti-LGBTQ hate group, reported the Advocate. Kerri Kupec was appointed director of the DOJ’s Office of Public Affairs, replacing Sarah Isgur Flores. Flores was one of most visible advocates for Attorney Ge...
Georgia Voice | December 07, 2018
I was racially profiled, again. It was Thursday night. The second of December to be exact. I was reminiscing about a show that I had the opportunity to take photos of in downtown. I was strolling from my usual Marta station, thinking about what I could’ve done better with my shots and how I was [&...
Georgia Voice | December 07, 2018
A new generation of drug buyers’ clubs combats the HIV crisis by providing access to cheap generic versions of a breakthrough prophylactic. Due to high prices in antiviral drugs, thousands of patients from London to Moscow turned to online “buyer clubs” for cheaper generic medicines to cure He...
Georgia Voice | December 07, 2018
Three U.S. senators on Wednesday called upon the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection to release documents related to the case of a transgender Honduran woman with HIV who died in their custody. The letter that U.S. Sens. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), Tom Uda...
Atlanta Tribune | December 07, 2018
By Nathan Jensen, Professor of Government, University of Texas at Austin; and Edmund Malesky Professor of Political Science, Duke University Now that Amazon has announced the winners of its competition to host its second headquarters, a question on many minds is whether it’ll be worth the incentiv...
Georgia Voice | December 07, 2018
The Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS is set to hold a meeting in March, even though the council still has no members nearly a year after President Trump terminated its remaining advisers without explanation. According to an entry from Department of Health & Human Services set for publi...
News Radio 1067 | December 06, 2018
  In all of music history there was never a voice like the queen of soul, Aretha Franklin. Born in Memphis Tennessee in 1942, the daughter of pastor and civil rights activist C.L. Franklin, Aretha grew up singing in her father’s Baptist church in Detroit. She learned piano by ear, and...
Georgia Voice | December 06, 2018
Scotland is poised to become the first country in the United Kingdom to legally recognize a third gender, according to The Scottsman. The idea received support from the public following a government consultation on the issue. A majority of the more than 15,000 taking part in the consultation said pe...
Georgia Voice | December 06, 2018
In early November, Atlanta’s ballroom scene came to life at Red Bull Music Presents: ATL is Burning. Take a look inside the Atlanta ballroom culture, its traditions. and how the city energizes and inspires the community with Tia Blahnik (House of Blahnik), Candice Revlon (House of Revlon), Zo ...
Georgia Voice | December 06, 2018
A federal judge refused to reverse her ruling which blocked the enforcement of President Trump’s ban on transgender people in the military, reported the Hill. Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, who was appointed under the Clinton administration to the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, r...
Doni Jones Live | News Radio 1067
News Radio 1067 | December 05, 2018
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Atlanta City Council approves new transportation plan | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | December 05, 2018
The Atlanta City Council approved a new transportation plan at its Dec. 3 meeting designed to connect communities and offer more options, but some residents are concerned the blueprint doesn’t go far enough. The Atlanta Transportation Plan (ATP), prepared by the City Planning Department, outli...
Tech Solution: Wristband pilot program hopes to aid homeless population | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | December 05, 2018
On any given night in Atlanta, there are more than 3,000 homeless people, at least 80 percent of whom are African American. As the city grapples with affordable housing, economic inequality and gentrification, Mini City is poised to launch its second pilot program to deploy new technology in an effo...
Georgia Voice | December 05, 2018
A same-sex couple from Mexico made history on Nov. 26 when they married in New York. Mexican Consul General Diego Gómez Pickering officiated the wedding of Daniel Berezowsky and Jaime Chávez Alor that took place at Gómez’s official residence on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Berezowsky and Chá...
Georgia Voice | December 05, 2018
André Aciman is penning a sequel to “Call Me By Your Name.” In November, the film’s screenwriter James Ivory told Film Stage that Aciman wasn’t interested in writing a sequel to the 2007 novel. “André Aciman just laughed at the idea to me. He said it was not a good idea. They can’t d...
Georgia Voice | December 05, 2018
Friday, Dec. 7 The lesbian-themed “The Favourite,” an Oscar contender with Olivia Colman, Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz opens today in metro theatres to various showtimes.   The first annual Dream Benefit Gala will raise money for homeless LGBT youth affected by HIV/STDs, poverty, and abuse....
Georgia Voice | December 05, 2018
The musty gym bag stays in my closet, ironically enough. Inside, a crumpled black wig fights for space with a sequined dress, heels, a string of fake pearls, and a bag of makeup. After more than 20 years since performing with the Armorettes, this is all that remains of Ms. Anita Mann.   That is...