Atlanta night spots come and go and it seems the hot ones only have about a 3 year lifespan. Needless to say, it wasn’t a surprise when we had to officially say ‘goodbye’ to Vanquish & Reign a few months back.
[FLASHBACK: #RHOA Porsha Williams Celebrates Freedom at Reign… (PHOTOS)]
The two ATL hotspots which were located in midtown Atlanta, took years to open it’s doors, battling neighbors and nearby developers in the process.
[FLASHBACK: Nelly Celebrates B-Day at Vanquish w/T.I., Tiny, Goodie Mob & More… (PHOTOS)]
With millions of dollars invested in the popular party spot, which opened in 2011, club owner Michael Gidwon is facing bankruptcy and blames his former landlord for the club’s demise.
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Raymond ‘Benzino’ Scott posed for the mugshot above after her was arrested last night at the Atlanta Airport.
It seems the former “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star forgot that he had a loaded gun in his bag as he tried to make it through security to catch a flight to LA.
Details + Benzino’s response to his arrest below… Continue Reading…
VH1’s new reality show Sorority Sisters aired it’s drama-filled premiere episode last night (December 15, 2015).
[READ: Meet The Cast of ‘Sorority Sisters’ (PHOTOS + BIOS)]
Contrary to my initial post, the cast members were actually allowed to mention their sororities, however it was noted that in the opening credits that show had no greek affiliation.
In the first episode, titled ‘Sisterhood for Life,’ we meet several eccentric members of Atlanta’s African-American Greek community. Adrene Ashford and April McRae are two of the featured characters who happen to be rival sorority members as well as rival boutique owners. There’s also a new kid in town (a rare Caucasian member of the traditionally Black Delta Sigma Theta sorority) who meets with a fellow soror to get a makeover prior to meeting the others.
The show, which is billed as a show which ‘follows the lives of “sorors” from four different Atlanta sororities’ created quite a stir with it’s first episode, with many of the Divine 9 protesting the portrayal of it’s members.
There have are petitions circulating, letters being written and threats of boycotts but that didn’t stop the controversial new reality show from trending last night, with everyone (even the Greeks) tuned in to see just how far it would go!
Recap + watch the full episode below… Continue Reading…
Meet Andre Pugh, aka DJ Awesome
. Pugh is known around the strip club circuit for his work behind the wheels of steel at the popular Atlanta strip club, Onyx
Pugh posed for the mugshot above after he was arrested last Saturday (December 6, 2014) by East Point police on charges of murder in an alleged conspiracy to have his wife killed!
Another day, another hit man for hire conspiracy. 😯
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“A system can not fail those it was never built to protect”…
These words rang heavily as the flood disappointment resounded throughout Twitter after news spread that Darren Wilson would not be indicted for the shooting death of Michael Brown.
[FLASHBACK: #BlackLivesMatter Killer Mike’s Emotional Ferguson Speech + Darren Wilson’s ABCNews Interview (VIDEOS)]
I myself already figured that the grand jury would not indict Wilson. However, some small gleam of hope prevailed. As a member of the NAACP I immediately called my local office to see if we would rally or protest but sadly my calls weren’t returned, and there was no updated information regarding that matter. I hope my local chapter can do a little better with a grass roots campaign.
Immediately, I scanned Instagram and Twitter hashtags and found out about a protest rally called “Shut It Down ATL” … I passed the info along and my boyfriend and I decided to go to the event. Continue Reading…