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Atlanta Tribune | October 20, 2018
By Kamille D. Whittaker | kwhittaker@atlantatribune.com What are the chances of Georgia turning “Blue” in the next election cycle? Dr. William Boone, professor of political science at Clark Atlanta University and political strategist Howard Franklin, wax political on the state of the electo...
Georgia Voice | October 20, 2018
Lakewood, Ohio’s city council passed a measure that protects LGBTQ youth from “conversion therapy,” reported the Human Rights Campaign. Ward 4 Councilman Dan O’Malley proposed the ordinance which would criminalize the practice, according to Fox 8.  Lakewood became the sixth city in Ohio to ...
Theatre Review: ‘Henry IV, Part 2’ at Shakespeare Tavern | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | October 19, 2018
“Henry IV” Parts 1 and 2 finish their repertory run at the Shakespeare Tavern on Oct. 21, and our main review of the “Henry” plays can be found at this link. Both are directed by Jeff Watkins. But before the curtain falls, I’d like to make a few comments and pay a few w...
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News Radio 1067 | October 19, 2018
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Upstart real estate firm Compass launches in Atlanta | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | October 19, 2018
Real estate company Compass has launched in Atlanta with some familiar names – Jim Getzinger and Jere Metcalf. Both Getzinger and Metcalf are top sellers with the Atlanta Realtors Association and Atlanta Fine Homes Sotheby’s International Realty. The Wieloch Group, led by Jason Wieloch previousl...
Update: Gulch project removed from special city council meeting agenda | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | October 19, 2018
The Atlanta City Council will no longer consider any legislation concerning The Gulch development at its special called meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 24 This afternoon, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ administration requested the removal of all Gulch development-related legislation from consideration. T...
The Gulch project on agenda at special Atlanta City Council meeting on Oct. 24 | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | October 19, 2018
The Atlanta City Council will hold a special meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 24 at noon to consider the Gulch project and the issuance of refunding bonds for the city’s water and wastewater system. However, City Council President Felicia Moore issued a memo stating her concerns about potential acti...
Atlanta Tribune | October 19, 2018
By Katrice L. Mines, Editor This year has been the most active of my life. I’ve done everything from bodyboarding in Texas and tennis lessons in Florida to standup paddle boarding on a lake and biking across the countryside in Switzerland. I like to try things that challenge me a bit physically an...
Georgia Voice | October 19, 2018
Colton Southworth of Sandy Springs, GA was denied landscaping service because of his sexuality, reported the Bay Area Reporter. When Southworth and his husband bought a new home in July, they decided to landscape it. Southworth called Stuart DiNenno, owner of Botanica Atlanta Landscape Design, after...
Georgia Voice | October 19, 2018
Celebrate Atlanta’s vibrant LGBTQ scene and ballroom underground at Red Bull Presents: ATL is Burning Ball on November 9. Guests will dance the night away to artists representing queer and underground club scenes across the country while seeing icons and beginners walking in over ten categories. T...
News Radio 1067 | October 19, 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...
Atlanta Tribune | October 19, 2018
By Maggie Lee, Saporta Report At the foot of your midterm ballot, there are going to be some referendum questions. Here’s what they mean: ATLANTA QUESTIONS Referendum A: a partial cap on rises in property tax bills in the city of Atlanta A “yes” vote means: yes, cap the city part of your homes...
Read This! Book Festival of the MJCCA set for Oct. 30 to Nov. 18 | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | October 18, 2018
The 27th annual Book Festival of the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is set for Oct. 30 to Nov. 18 with some of the nation’s bestselling authors. This year’s festival repertoire of 45-plus authors has something to offer all book lovers. More than 13,000 people from across the S...
Concrete Jungle: Nonprofit picks fruit from urban trees for the needy | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | October 18, 2018
Before Kroger, Publix and Whole Foods, we used to have to forage for fruit. Plucking plums, pears and, of course, peach trees was something every Atlantan could do. It still is, if you know where to look. Craig Durkin, co-founder of Concrete Jungle, knows where to look. Since 2009, he has developed ...
Simon breaks ground for Phipps Plaza mixed-use development | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | October 18, 2018
Ground was officially broken this morning for a new mixed-use development that will be part of Phipps Plaza mall in Buckhead. The development will feature Nobu Hotel and Restaurant Atlanta, along with a 90,000 square-foot Life Time fitness club and a 13-story, 350,000 square foot Class A office buil...
Atlanta Tribune | October 18, 2018
By CBS News Dozens of black senior citizens in Louisville, Georgia, were ordered off a bus bound for the polls Monday after county officials said the event constituted prohibited “political activity.” Activists called it an “intimidation tactic” in a razor-thin race for governor that’s bec...
Atlanta Tribune | October 18, 2018
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority’s (MARTA) Board of Directors made history today by unanimously approving the More MARTA Atlanta program which represents the region’s largest transit investment in more than four decades. “In Atlanta in the 21st century, transit is the lifeblood...
Georgia Voice | October 18, 2018
Join the Hotlanta Volleyball Association this Saturday for their Fall Kickoff Beer Bust. Support and celebrate the local LGBTQ community with all-you-can-drink beer for $10 and Jell-O shots – served up by the HVA’s infamous shot boys – for only $1. Atlanta’s premier LGBTQ-inclusive sporting ...
Georgia Voice | October 18, 2018
The City of Atlanta has agreed upon a $1.2 million settlement with ex-Atlanta Fire chief Kelvin Cochran over his firing after comparing homosexuality to bestiality, reported WSB. Cochran was fired in January of 2015 over his religious book, “Who Told You that You Are Naked?” in which he describe...
Georgia Voice | October 18, 2018
This year’s Pride Parade was a happy and historic event. The parade stretched from featured organizations, corporations, businesses, politicians, and individuals on cars, floats, or feet. The Atlanta Pride Committee awarded six organizations and companies for their outstanding appearances in the p...
Theatre Review: ‘Nick’s Flamingo Grill’ at The Alliance | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | October 17, 2018
“Nick’s Flamingo Grill” is a snazzy, jazzy piece of theatre to welcome us to Alliance Theatre’s 50th season. Directed by Tinashe Kajese-Bolden, it runs on the Hertz Stage through Oct. 28. In 2015 the most critically acclaimed play in the city was Philip DePoy’s “Edward Foote,...
News Briefs: City mulls jail sale; Fix-It ATL launches; city names Chief Content Officer | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | October 17, 2018
Members of the Atlanta City Council were joined by representatives from the Department of Corrections for a tour of the Atlanta City Detention Center on Friday as the city mulls selling the jail. In August, Council member Matt Westmoreland introduced a resolution calling for the jail to be closed. ...
Atlanta Tribune | October 17, 2018
By Collin Kelley After another marathon public comment session from residents and community leaders mostly opposed to the project, the Atlanta City Council took no action on the controversial Gulch development at its Oct. 15 meeting. During more than two-hours of public comment, many residents urged...
Georgia Voice | October 17, 2018
According to data pooled from 35 studies published by JAMA Pediatrics, adolescent youth who identify as being part of the LGBT community are more likely than others their age to attempt suicide. Particularly at risk were transgender youth, reported researchers, noting that transgender adolescents we...
Georgia Voice | October 17, 2018
City leaders in San Francisco are set to adopt the LGBTQ Cultural Heritage Strategy, reported the Bay Area Reporter. It seeks to empower the city’s LGBTQ residents through economic programs, social services, and LGBTQ sites. San Francisco is the first city in the U.S. to strategize support and pro...
Georgia Voice | October 17, 2018
Join the Georgia Voice at an advanced screening of the new film, “Bohemian Rhapsody.” Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercury. Freddie defied stereotypes and shattered convention to become one of the most ...
Georgia Voice | October 17, 2018
Photos by Jean Bartlett The post Pride 2018 Photo Recap! appeared first on Georgia Voice - Gay & LGBT Atlanta News.
Atlanta Tribune | October 17, 2018
$15 million in capital will be used to support affordable housing development near transit nodes Invest Atlanta today announced the creation of a $15 million transit-oriented development (TOD) fund. This $15 million pilot fund will provide below-market, patient capital to support the acquisition and...
Atlanta City Council delays vote on Gulch project again | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | October 16, 2018
After another marathon public comment session from residents and community leaders mostly opposed to the project, the Atlanta City Council took no action on the controversial Gulch development at its Oct. 15 meeting. During more than two-hours of public comment, many residents urged the council to &...
Burt Reynolds Dead at 82 | News Radio 1067
News Radio 1067 | October 16, 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...
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News Radio 1067 | October 16, 2018
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Making Miracles Radiothon Afterglow | News Radio 1067
News Radio 1067 | October 16, 2018
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Five Money Moves To Make If You Are Buying Or Selling A Home In 2018 | News Radio 1067
News Radio 1067 | October 16, 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 […]
City council approves pay increase for Atlanta police officers | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | October 16, 2018
The Atlanta City Council voted unanimously for salary increases for Atlanta police officers at its Oct. 15 meeting. The $10 million allotted for pay raises will utilize $2.47 million from the city’s general fund and $7.53 million from the Atlanta Police Department’s general revenue fund ...
Dance ensemble Ailey II returns to the Rialto on Oct. 20 | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | October 16, 2018
Ailey II, the junior dance ensemble of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, returns to the Rialto Theater this Saturday night, Oct. 20. Their performance is part of a program of master classes, performances and presentations as part of Destination Dance and in celebration of the 60th anniversary of A...
Atlanta Tribune | October 16, 2018
Powered by the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Backed by ATL is expanding its program in 2019 by welcoming eight new high growth companies to the initiative, which helps accelerate middle market, scaling tech companies to their full potential by harnessing the region’s innovation ecosystem. “We recognize...
Georgia Voice | October 16, 2018
Rachel McKinnon has become the first transgender woman to win a world championship in cycling, reported PinkNews. The Canadian cyclist won gold in the sprint at the 2018 UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships on Saturday (October 13). McKinnon’s participation in women’s sports has rec...
Georgia Voice | October 16, 2018
A transgender middle school student was prevented from entering a locker room during a safety drill, the Washington Post reported. The female student was in physical education class in a Stafford County Public School in Virginia when the drill took place. The other students in the class were instruc...
News Radio 1067 | October 16, 2018
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Photos: Atlanta Pride Parade celebrates LGBTQ community | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | October 15, 2018
Thousands lined Peachtree Street from Downtown to Midtown on Sunday for the annual Atlanta Pride Parade, which celebrates the LGBTQ community. (Photos by Asep Mawardi) The post Photos: Atlanta Pride Parade celebrates LGBTQ community appeared first on Atlanta INtown Paper.
Taste of Atlanta: 17th annual food & drink event returns to O4W | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | October 15, 2018
Taste of Atlanta returns to Historic Fourth Ward Park from Oct. 19-21 with more than 60 of the city’s favorite restaurants, chef appearances, cooking demos, barcraft celebration and much more. Some of the highlights for the 17th annual event will include: Kick-Off Party: The weekend kicks off with...
Atlanta Tribune | October 15, 2018
***In Atlanta Tribune’s October 2018 edition, we take a look at more Transformative Travel offerings around the globe including foraging in Aruba and adventuring with Black Freedom Outfitters and GirlTrek. Check it. Here are some more of our faves! Royal Mansour | Marrakech, Morocco The t...
Georgia Voice | October 15, 2018
Australia’s government is set to ban discrimination in schools on the basis of sexuality or gender identity, reported Agence France-Presse. This move follows a leaked report that highlighted laws which allow faith-based schools to discriminate against LGBTQ students and teachers. The report called...
Georgia Voice | October 15, 2018
Gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams graced this year’s Pride Parade yesterday afternoon. The Democrat rode through the streets of Atlanta atop a white Jeep, framed by rainbow balloons, while waving a rainbow flag. Her appearance was preceded by hundreds of marchers, armed with rainbow flags and ...
The Gulch project back on the agenda for Oct. 15 city council meeting | Atlanta INtown
Atlanta INtown | October 14, 2018
The controversial project to transform 40 acres of below-level parking lots and rail lines in Downtown into a massive mixed-use development is back on the Atlanta City Council’s agenda for it’s Oct. 15 meeting. As proposed by Los Angeles-based CIM Group, The Gulch project would include o...
Georgia Voice | October 14, 2018
The U.S. Department of Justice urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to allow President Trump’s administration to uphold his transgender military ban, according to the Oregonian. The Justice Department argued to lift a federal judge’s preliminary injunction that halted the ban and to d...
Atlanta Tribune | October 14, 2018
The 18th Edition of “Who’s Who In Black Atlanta” was unveiled to a crowd of more than 400 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis on Friday, September 21, 2018. Founded in 1989, “Who’s Who In Black Atlanta” continues to be one of the most sought after recognitions among black Atlanta’s doers, ...
Georgia Voice | October 13, 2018
Britain’s Supreme Court ruled that a Christian-owned bakery didn’t discriminate when it refused to make a pro-LGBTQ cake, reported NBC News. The case was brought to the court in 2014 when the bakery, Ashers Baking Co., refused to ice a cake with “Sesame Street” characters Bert and Ernie and ...
Atlanta Tribune | October 13, 2018
Celebrating its 17th year, the Taste of Atlanta – the city’s three-day food and drink festival showcasing the local restaurant scene – will feature more than 90 of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants and their most craveable dishes alongside live on-stage cooking demos and group classes from top ...
Atlanta Tribune | October 13, 2018
Clark Atlanta University announced that the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection has appointed CAU President Ronald A. Johnson, Ph. D as chair of the Consumer Advisory Board. The Bureau announced the induction of new experts from outside the federal government to the Consumer Advisory Board, Comm...