The 1990s is the decade that Atlanta defined itself as a hip-hop and black mecca, and a large part of that was due to the infamous street party known as Freaknik. Atlanta magazine’s current issue takes an in-depth look back at Freaknik and examines the weekend’s birth, decline and eventual death. RELATED: TRAILER: T-Pain’s “Freaknik: […]

Mayor Kasim Reed joined celebs like Jeezy, Ludacris and Chris Tucker on stage during the annual United Negro College Fund’s Masked Ball back in December and did…

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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed is in the hot seat this week after ousting fire chief Kelvin Cochran for handing out copies of his Christian self-help book…

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On Saturday, business icon and philanthropist Herman J. Russell passed away. Russell, an entrepreneur and philanthropist turned a once small plastering firm into on of…

Mayor Kasim Reed confirmed that he is engaged to Sarah-Elizabeth Langford. Here’s his statement released early Monday: “I could not feel more blessed that she agreed to marry me, and we look forward to building a family together in the greatest city in America. I am honored to have our friends and family share this […]

Steve Harvey and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed held a press conference today (February 7) to formally announce that the annual Neighborhood Awards (formerly the Hoodie Awards) are moving from Las Vegas to Atlanta. Running August 7th – 10th, the 2014 Neighborhood Awards Weekend brings a grand celebration to Atlanta with the Ford Neighborhood Awards show […]

Hundreds of people paid their respects to Evelyn Lowery, the wife of civil rights icon Joseph E. Lowery, at her funeral yesterday (October 3), held at the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel at Morehouse College. As we previously reported, the 88-year-old passed away last week following a massive stroke. She was married to Joseph […]

Members of Mount Vernon Baptist Church have voted overwhelmingly to accept a deal to sell its Northside Drive property to make way for the new Atlanta Falcons stadium. The city of Atlanta had offered the historic, 98-year-old church $14.5 million, which the church voted in favor of in a 90-minute meeting Thursday evening. The Georgia […]

The Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed have reached an agreement to build a new stadium for the Falcons in downtown Atlanta. The agreement comes after months of negotiation between the city and the Falcons organization. Under terms of the agreement, announced by Reed and Falcons owner Arthur Blank in a press conference today, […]

Atlanta is one of several cities that has been asked whether they are interested in hosting the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The United States Olympic Committee has sent letters to cities that have previously expressed an interest in hosting the games, as well as the cities in the largest 25 U.S. markets. Atlanta hosted […]