Does the Ku Klux Klan have a constitutional right to “adopt a highway” in Georgia?
Well the State of Georgia’s Department of Transportation has said ‘NO’ and denied the groups attempts to participate in their ‘Adopt-A-Highway’ litter cleanup program.
The application was rejected in 2012 by Georgia’s DOT which claimed the 65-mph speed limit in the area exempted the stretch from the adoption program, but it also stated that the group’s “long-rooted history of civil disturbance would cause a significant public concern.”
[FLASHBACK: Caught on Tape! KKK Rally in Downtown Atlanta (VIDEO)]
A few months later, the KKK chapter filed a lawsuit and are now taking the issue to the Georgia Supreme Court in hopes that they can one day rock their white hooded gear and spread their message of hate while cleaning up Georgia’s highways.
Oddly enough, the Klan has the support of the ACLU in their quest.
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R&B singer/songwriter Donnell Jones played host to a viewing party in Atlanta for the TVOne premiere of his episode of ‘Unsung’.
After writing hit songs for Usher Raymond, Jade & more, Jones was signed to LaFace Records during it’s hayday and was one of their top artists.
He is most notable for 90’s hits like “U Know What’s Up”, “Where I Wanna Be”, and his cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Knocks Me Off My Feet.”
[FLASHBACK: Donnell Jones Performs on The Mo’Nique Show + New Music ‘Love Like This’… (VIDEO)]
During his ‘Unsung’ episode, Jones talks about how drugs & alcohol not only almost ruined his career, but almost took his life.
In case you missed it, Watch Donnell Jone’s ‘Unsung’ episode + view photos from the viewing party below… Continue Reading…
NEWSFLASH!! Phaedra Parks of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is reportedly considering a future in politics.
In a recent interview with Chris Witherspoon from ‘TheGrio’, Parks discusses how she has been devoting a lot of her time to activating change. The BlackLivesMatters Movement, the Million Man March Anniversary and the Water Crisis in Flint, Michigan are all issues that Parks has decided to tackle through her platform.
[FLASHBACK: Phaedra Parks Visits Flint, Michigan to Aid Water Crisis… (PHOTOS)]
When asked how people respond to seeing a popular ‘housewife’ in the mix during community events such as those referenced above, Phaedra states:
People who truly know my background, they know that when it comes to activism and being politically sound, I’m definitely that.
I’m always out there rallying for the people.
As far as a political office being something Park’s wants to pursue, she states, “I’m sure I will. ”
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Newlyweds Ne-Yo and Crystal Renay tied the knot in an oceanside ceremony last Saturday and now we’ve got an inside look into their nuptials.
Ne-Yo’s bride is nine months pregnant, but she & her baby bump pulled it all together to jump the broom prior to giving birth to the superstar singer’s 3rd child.
[READ: Ne-Yo Got Married Last Weekend & His Kids Did NOT Attend… ]
[Sidebar: I mean… Gawd forbid Ne-Yo would allow the birth of his THIRD child out of wedlock! He’s a real stand-up guy. But I digress.]
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Welp… there’s at least one less restaurant I’ve got on my list in Atlanta and Gladys Knight’s Signature Chicken and Waffles on Peachtree Street is one of em!
The well-known soul food restaurant attracts a lot of tourists because of it’s popular name and location and customers have been known to wait for hours to get a table at the busy eatery.
The wait will probably be a whole lot shorter when news gets out that they failed their health inspection earlier this month.
Sadly, the popular dining spot, which bears the name iconic singing legend Gladys Knight, accumulated at least 15 violations during the inspection and only got a score of 56!
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