In the race to be Atlanta’s next mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is expected to gain the endorsement of former mayoral candidate Kwanza Hall. Keisha Lance Bottoms and Kwanza Hall will hold a press conference this morning at the John Wesley Dobbs Plaza for an announcement.
” Atlanta needs a mayor who understands every part of this city and who does for every part of this city”- Keisha Lance Bottoms
Endorsements will be key for both Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood, they are both trying to gain the support of candidates that did not make it to the run-off.
Colin Kaepernick is on the cover of GQ magazine
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Colin Kaepernick is GQ magazines “Citizen of the Year” and he is on the cover of the November issue of GQ. The former 49ers quarterback is being honored because of a movement he started when he took a knee during the national anthem last year to protest systemic oppression and police brutality towards African-American people.
Marta is getting ready for the Georgia Dome implosion
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Marta is getting ready for the implosion of the Georgia Dome next Monday, November 20 at 7:30 a.m. The Dome and Vince city stations will close completely to all rail, bus and parking services, says Stephany Fisher, Manager of Communications of (MARTA)
Starting at 4:30 a.m. Marta will provide bus shuttles to connect people to the 5 points station.
1. MJ was a victim of physical abuse from his father as a child. In an interview with Oprah Winfrey, he shed tears and claimed that he was so terrified of his father that he would often vomit when he saw him.
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2. His favorite animated character from childhood was Pinocchio.
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3. When MJ listened to the songs from his days in The Jackson 5, he said he sounded like “Minnie Mouse.”
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4. His middle name was Joseph – Michael Joseph Jackson.
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5. “Billie Jean” is allegedly based on a true story. MJ claims an obsessive fan tried to say he was the father of her child.
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6. His first song to hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart was “Ben” in 1972.
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7. MJ was a huge Beatles fan. He paid $47 million for the publishing rights to the Beatles back catalogue in 1985 and sold a share of it to Sony in 1995 for $95 million.
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8. Get this… The costumes for the “Thriller” video came from the Salvation Army.
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9. Jackson invented and owns the patent for the special anti-gravity boots he wore that allowed him to lean forward extremely far in live performances of “Smooth Criminal.”
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10. MJ loved animals, and had several…strange pets. He had a python called Crusher, two llamas called Louis and Lola, and his most famous pet was Bubbles, the chimpanzee.
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11. Sources say MJ “borrowed” the Moonwalk from street dancers he saw outside a hotel.
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12. The original song title for “Thriller” was “Starlight.”
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13. Sources say MJ slept in an oxygen tent to live longer and for cosmetic purposes.
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14. MJ was a proud owner of a 2,700-acre Neverland Ranch that has a theme park, a menagerie, and a movie theater.
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15. “Home Alone” star Macaulay Culkin was one of MJ’s closest friends, and is the godfather of two of Jackson’s children.
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16. MJ’s estate signed a deal with Sony that gave them access to his unreleased recordings for $250 million.
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17. MJ often wore a black armband to remind people of the suffering of children around the world.
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18. The Los Angeles mansion he was renting just before he passed away once belonged to Sean Connery.
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19. MJ was allegedly a pretty avid reader… He was once accused by a library of owing $1 million in overdue book fines.
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20. Wikipedia, Twitter, and AOL’s Instant Messenger all crashed at 3:15PM on the day MJ died: June 25, 2009.
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