Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed did his first national interview discussing his decision to change his stance on Gay Marriage today on MSNBC.
[READ: Atlanta Ranks Amongst Top 10 on U.S. Gayest Cities List… ]
Reed made an announcement earlier this week, stating he went through considerable personal reflection on the issue and changed his mind after discussions with Atlanta?s lesbian and gay communities, as well as his own father and chief of staff.
?This seems to me to be a natural place to be,? Reed said.
?Candidly, I didn?t feel any pressure. ? If I wanted to play politics, I would have done it when I was in third place in the mayoral election [in 2009] and in front of the gay and lesbian community saying I was not supportive of marriage equality. ? As a result of that, I suffered great political harm.”
Video of Mayor Reed’s interview below… Continue Reading…
As I revealed a few weeks ago, Porsha Williams-Stewart is the newest addition to The Real Housewives of Atlanta and will be making her mark on the 5th Season of the show.
[READ: Exclusive! Meet Porsha Williams Stewart – Atlanta Newest Housewife! PHOTOS/VIDEO]
Due to her family’s extensive history in Atlanta, I thought it would be great to offer those of you who DON’T know a lil Atlanta history lesson on Porsha’s grandfather, the late great Hosea Williams.
Williams passed away in 2000, but in 1998, he gave a tour of Atlanta to Dough Richards of WAGA-TV Fox5.
Watch the classic video below? + learn a few pertinent details about the Atlanta legend whose granddaughter is the newest “housewife”… Continue Reading…
In case you were wondering why I hadn’t blogged much today, I closed my macbook and dropped in on Karyn Greer
at Atlanta’s WXIA-TV (Ch 11) this morning (March 15, 2012).
Karyn and I chatted briefly about a few hot topics that have recently been featured on StraightFromTheA.com, like?Toya Wright‘s rumored negotiations with The Real Housewives of Atlanta as well as Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina‘s newfound relationship with her ummmm “brother” Nick Gordon.
[READ: Bobbi Kristina & Nick Gordon Holding Hands & Kissing in Atlanta ~ PHOTOS]
God puts people in your life for many reasons and while I still sometimes feel like I’m following an unknown path, it was Karyn’s co-sign of my integrity during the 2010 Essence Music Fesival in New Orleans that led to Tyler Perry giving me his seal of approval (and the rest is history!)
Find out the whole story + check out video of StraightFromTheA on WXIA… Continue Reading…
Yet another “Shit XYZ Says” video has surfaced and this one is near and dear to my heart.
Two chicks have come up with a hilarious video reppin’ the “A” town and they just about got it all in that 3 minute vid! The Krispy Kreme HOT sign, Bishop Eddie Long‘s Bathroom Pix, The Real Housewives of Atlanta and even television anchor Monica Kaufman’s many hairstyles.
Way back before Ludacris was an entrepreNegro he was an Atlanta radio intern named Chris Luva Luva who hosted his own show with his partnah Poon Daddy and way before there was The Mansion & The Velvet Room there was Club 559 and the Silver Fox.
Y’all don’t know nuthin’ bout the “A” if you haven’t been here longer than 10 years. It’s a whole ‘notha city now. *sigh*
Watch “Stuff SOME Atlantans Say” below: Continue Reading…
What City is the gayest of the gay?? It was Atlanta a few years back
. But not anymore!
I suspect that The Real Housewives of Atlanta had a lot to do with ATL being granted the title, but being as though Dwight Eubanks, Lawrence Washington & Derek J are featured less and less on the show, it looks like we’ve manage to slowly tumble down on the list.
The Advocate recently named this year’s “Gayest City,” and while Atlanta no longer resides at the number one spot, we still happen to fall in the top 10.
So what city ranked GAYEST for 2011?? Was it Miami? San Francisco? New York?
Check out the rankings below… Continue Reading…