Atlanta

According to a U.S. Census Bureau report, Atlanta had the highest income inequality rate in the country from 2005 to 2009, just ahead of New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and Miami. The widening gap between the rich and poor in Atlanta is driven by high unemployment in an economy that is creating few jobs and gentrification […]

Taking a handicapped parking spot can cause a woman to go into attack mode, as Usher learned recently in Atlanta. Usher was at this weekend’s Halloween parade in Little Five Points when a woman apparently took issue with the ATL singer parking in a a handicapped spot. The woman got close enough to grab Usher’s […]

To try to put Atlanta singer Van Hunt into a definitive category of music is a futile mission. He’s influenced by soul, pop, rock, jazz, and others. The cool thing about his body of work is he blends all the aforementioned styles effortlessly. The Grammy Award winner took  some time away from his tour to […]

An Atlanta man is using discounts to encourage Black women to wear their hair natural. Joey Digital, an Atlanta club promoter who has openly expressed his love for natural hair online, is offering discounts for various events for women with natural hair that use the code “natural” when buying tickets. Joey Digital has expressed his […]

Lauryn Hill’s recent concert at Center Stage in Atlanta started three hours late and was full of new arrangements of her classic songs that fans were unable to recognize. Hill recently sent the city an apology via Twitter. In the letter, Hill gives a nod to Nicki Minaj, who Irv Gotti once said was Lauryn’s […]

Soul singer Musiq Soulchild is from Philadelphia, but why did he leave the City of Brotherly Love for Atlanta? Musiq was back in his hometown of Philly where he spoke to our affiliate station, 100.3 The Beat, about why he moved to ATL. Take a look at this video as he explains his move, and […]

This past Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the rest of the country got a chance to see why Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is considered an emerging leader in America. Mayor Reed was part of a panel that included former White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers, Tea Party-backed Illinois Republican Congressman Bobby Schilling, MSNBC […]

As usual, Atlanta artists were featured heavily at last night’s 53rd annual Grammy Awards. From Cee Lo Green and Gwyneth Paltrow’s (and The Muppets!) performance of “F*CK You” to Janelle Monae’s amazing performance with fellow ATLien B.o.B. and Bruno Mars, plus Usher rocking with Justin Bieber, Atlanta was well represented! Check out some of the […]

Touting what she called a fundamental shift in how America lives and eats, first lady Michelle Obama made Georgia her prime stop Wednesday to celebrate the first anniversary of her “Let’s Move” campaign aimed at improving children’s health. “It’s a conversation about what our kids eat and how active they are,” Obama told parents and […]

With a big arctic air mass pouring into the state, the temperature isn’t expected to rise above freezing until Friday. “Anything on the ground is going to stay there because we’re not getting above freezing,” Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Karen Minton said. “The wind is blowing, that will help some, but it won’t be […]

President Obama arrived in Atlanta at approximately 10:40 am this morning. He is town for a fundraiser and will also be addressing a group of veterans.

President Barack Obama will make a rare fund-raising trip to Atlanta next month for the Democratic National Committee and Organizing America, the successor grassroots organization to Obama’s ‘08 campaign effort.