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.”
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Thanksgiving has come and gone and I’m sure many of you are still eating leftovers right this very second.
As you sit there giving thanks for your cold turkey salad sammich, there are also many needy families who are probably giving thanks right now for the charitable contributions received during the holidays.
On the eve of Thanksgiving, Shanti Das along with Teddy Riley & Blackstreet played host to “No Reservations Needed” a new meal service initiative held to benefit Atlanta’s homeless community.
Trina Braxton and her husband Gabe Solis attended the event to lend a hand and give back to the community.
She was joined by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, television executive Ryan Glover, Interscope’s Keinon Johnson and Atlanta City Council members, Kwanza Hall and Ceasar Mitchell.
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Kasim Reed is three things… powerful, single and the Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia.
Those three things, while great, also make the 43 year old politician one of Atlanta’s most wanted. and his love life is often the topic of hearsay around town.
[READ: Kasim Reed Hints At Marriage! Could This Be His Future Wife? (PHOTOS)]
Many feel that gossip is merely harmless chatter, but Reed isn’t feeling his new found popularity on the gossip blawgs.
In fact, he’s taking it all to heart and recently filed suit against a popular gossip website after they dug a lil too deep into his sexual history.
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Stacii Jae Johnson, entertainment and special events director in the office of Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed
was arrested last week for DUI and other charges.
An Atlanta police officer clocked
The Booty Bundler Johnson, 41, driving a white Porsche at 82 mph in a 55 mile zone near the I-75/I-85 split.
She refused to submit to a field sobriety test but was arrested late Thursday night and charged with DUI, reckless driving, speeding and failure to maintain her lane.
Johnson was a popular staple in the entertainment and special events division of the mayor’s office in Atlanta. Some of you may or may not remember her as “The Booty Bundler.”
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Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed
is arguably one of Atlanta’s most eligible bachelors, but he be headed towards the altar!
The 42-year-old political figure often makes appearances at social functions around town and appears to be living the single life that every Atlanta bachelor dreams of.
Reed has been flying solo all of his life and has never jumped the broom… but at last weekend, the confirmed bachelor hinted in an on air interview that he may actually be married by the end of his term.
News of Reed’s impending nuptials may come as a shock to many since he’s been linked to a bevy of beauties, but it appears one in particular may have finally landed that special place in his heart.
I’m gonna go out on a limb and take a wild guess about WHO she is… Continue Reading…
Christopher “Ludacris” Bridges announced a few days ago that he would be opening a new restaurant venture in Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport…
Things are going so great for the hip-hop EntrepreNEgro, that he decided to ditch Straits, his popular downtown eatery.
[READ: Ludacris Dumps Straits for Chicken N Beer…]
As with anything involving politics, Luda’s new venture is already sparking a bit of controversy.
People are already giving the deal the side-eye since the contractor for Chicken N Beer falls under a company ran by Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed‘s former campaign fundraiser [it’s all about who you know anyway, right?] and to top that off,
Luda’s rapping counterpart, Jay-Z, who was spotted schmoozing with Mayor Kasim Reed in Atlanta last February, is reportedly livid about losing his bid to Luda!
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