Atlanta’s 59th Mayor, Kasim Reed, has been officially inaugurated into office but he began his day early this morning at an Interfaith Inaugural Prayer Service at Ben Hill United Methodist Church.
Reed grew up in the church along with his mother and three brothers and his voice broke as he spoke about growing up in his southside church home. The first time he spoke in public, he said, was in Ben Hill United Methodist Church. Four minutes away from the home where he was raised.
In his speech, Reed spoke of his desire to create a better Atlanta and how community involvement is key:
“If our children cannot rise to the highest levels of this city, what have we become? We’ve got to look in the mirror Atlanta. I am going to work today and focus on making sure that mothers and fathers have a job to make sure they can look their children in the eyes.”
With so much positivity going on in 2010, it’s sad to see some people still stuck on stupid. Recently, a doll bearing the likeness of Barack Obama was found hanging outside of a Georgia store located in the hometown of former President Jimmy Carter: Continue Reading…
Embattled golf-pro Tiger Woods appeared shirtless above back in his “Gillette” days, but it doesn’t compare to his recent cover shot, where he appears in his best “do me” pose in the February issue of Vanity Fair.
The never before seen shot, taken by famed photographer Annie Liebowitz in January 2006, was captured way before the world learned the married father of two cheated on his wife with as many as a dozen women and it reveals a very different “Tiger”.
In the upcoming article, reporter Buzz Bissinger reveals how Tiger “learned very well to talk forever and say nothing,” which explains how he kept so many secrets for so long.
The magazine is sure to fly off shelves with promises of an in depth feature on Tiger’s rise to fame and the fall of his marriage due to his now infamous string of mistresses. Check out the photo plus a sneak peek of the revealing article below: Continue Reading…
For those of you who have been wishing to relive the days of Atlanta’s legendary FREAKNIK, you can now rest a lil easier. Word on the street is that Lil Wayne & T-Pain are planning to revive the festivities. Continue Reading…
Two of my favorite people, Antwan “Big Boi” Patton and Cory “Black Owned C-Bone” Andrews hit up Atlanta’s club Utopia last weekend dressed like they were in the frozen tundra. Mario may have jumped on the PETA bandwagon with his “Ink not Mink” campaign but apparently, Big Boi, C-Bone and dem believe in “Ink PLUS Mink”. 😆
Big Boi’s “Shine Blocka’s” video also premiered via StraightFromTheA.com at midnight 2010. Click Here if you missed it.