Another day, another trending topic!
While social media trends change by the minute, it’s always fun to take part in in the trending topic game.
That being said, today’s top tweets have been focused on Atlanta and what lessons have been learned from exposure to our great city and there are quite a few thoughtful and hilarious responses.
Atlanta has earned quite a reputation as being a city filled with fakers and fronters (thanks to the reality show boom) but there’s way more to our great city than partying and bullsh*t (I think).
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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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Another day, another scammer gets busted in Atlanta!
Sadly, my city has become a breeding ground for frauds and fakers and this story is no exception.
The man above goes by the names Demetrius McCollum, Trey Colston, Trey Watkins, Trey McCain and Treyvone Levette and he was recently arrested after defrauding several women across the country out of nearly a million dollars!!
Demetrius McCollum (his government name) faces several charges after he reportedly scammed at least 30 victims out of their hard earned dough by convincing them that he had access to bid on government vehicles and properties.
An investigation revealed that once McCollum gained the women’s trust and had money in hand, he would make excuses for why the vehicle or land deed was never delivered and/or cut off communications after he’d ran off with the dough!
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The owner of a dry cleaning business in Southwest Atlanta is now officially on blast after being caught in a race-fueled rant on camera.
The video was captured by Andy Foster, who suffered the verbal abuse in front of his 10 year old son, who was riding along with him as he picked up his cleaning. Foster was so shocked by the owner’s behavior that he pressed play on his cell phone.
The fiery exchange occurred at the Ben Hill Custom Cleaners on Fairburn Road in Atlanta and in the video, the store’s owner, Amin Chaudry, can be clearly heard spewing racist rants.
Foster can be heard in the vid, stating ‘You shouldn’t be prejudiced in Black neighborhoods.” And the store owner responds, “you *expletive* are more racist than anybody!”
At one point, when Chaudry is told that he’s on video, he slams the store’s drive-thru window shut while yelling… “Send it to Obama!”
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Atlanta based rapper/civic leader Killer Mike
jump started Black History Month in Atlanta alongside Usher, Jermaine Dupri & more, by encouraging the support of local, Black owned banks.
Mike hit the net this morning with the following plea:
We are gonna be opening accounts there and we encourage all of u too do the same! U can keep ya big bank account and use this one as a Savings or you can bring the whole operation. What ever u decide make sure at least 1 account is with a black bank turning that dollar in our community!
#ICATL #CuzImBlack #supportblackbusinesses #blackeconomics #blackdollarsmatter #SupportSmallLocalAndBlackBiz #IfYourNotBlackThatsCoolToo #AllMoneyAcceptedAndProtected #BankSmall #BankLocal #BankBlack
Mike’s request was heard by several in Atlanta’s entertainment community and they all joined forces to open accounts at Atlanta’s minority owned Citizens Trust Bank.
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Rev. Creflo Dollar
, the founder and minister of World Changers International mega church in College Park often preaches about prosperity and he is a living example of his movement.
Dollar made headlines last year after he asked his parishioners to chip in $65 Million for a new private jet but that’s all in the past.
[FLASHBACK: Creflo Dollar Wants You To Know Something About His Arrest… *Official Statement* ]
Now, the megachurch pastor may be on his way to getting his own piece of highway in South Fulton County!
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