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Viacom Announces Multi-Year Content Partnership with Tyler Perry

Exclusive Agreement Encompasses TV, Film and Short-Form Video

Viacom Inc. announced it has entered into a comprehensive, multi-year content partnership with Atlanta-based writer, director, producer, actor and playwright Tyler Perry, encompassing television, film and short-form video.

Real Times Media Toasts to a New Era in Publishing at The Gathering Spot

Real Times Media launched its print, digital and multimedia expansion into the Atlanta market by officially adding Atlanta Tribune: The Magazine to its portfolio of iconic brands at an invite-only VIP reception on July 13th, hosted by The Gathering Spot and soundtracked by Ollie Patterson.

If You’re Still An R. Kelly Fan In 2017 You Might Be A Worse Person Than R. Kelly

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I’m not going to say much about R. Kelly because, at this point, on the seventeenth day of July in 2017, there’s not much I can say about R. Kelly that hasn’t already been said. And repeated. And reported on. And recounted through anecdote. And even said by me on this very space four years ago.

Rep. Dingell, Mothering Justice, State Rep. Geiss outline urgent need for paid leave in Taylor

U.S. Congresswoman Debbie Dingell (MI-12) today joined Danielle Atkinson of Mothering Justice, State Representative Erika Geiss, and Michigan parents, educators and small business owners for a roundtable discussion about the urgent need for comprehensive paid leave and paid sick days programs. The event brought together a diversity of perspectives to outline solutions that will help working families, businesses and the economy.

Emergency need for blood donations as Red Cross experiences critical blood shortage

The American Red Cross issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donations on Wednesday as donations are being sent to hospitals faster than they are coming in. In fact, donations have fallen short of expectations for the past two months, resulting in about 61,000 fewer donations than what is needed.

City of Atlanta Recognized for Leadership in Solar Energy Growth by the U.S. Department of Energy

Atlanta is a national leader in advancing solar energy, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

And because of its actions to attract solar business and solar industry investment, as well as generate economic development and local jobs, The U.S. Department of Energy named the City of Atlanta as a SolSmart Gold designee.

MARTA rolls out reinvigorated arts initiative

With a reinvigorated push around the arts, the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority, this week, launched a new program aimed at aesthetically enhancing and integrating art throughout the rail system. The Authority officially kicked off the newly branded arts program with an inaugural launch event at Five Points MARTA Station on Monday with performances from Moving in the Spirit dance company and cellist Jenn Cornell accompanied by Emrah Kotan.

Detroit Land Bank Authority, Michigan Homeowner Assistance reach settlement

In January 2017, following an extensive review of the Detroit Land Bank Authority demolition program that uses Hardest Hit Funds, the Michigan Homeowner Assistance Nonprofit Housing Corporation alleged that approximately $7.3 million of invoices were submitted improperly and demanded repayment.

DLBA agreed with MHA’s findings that $1.3 million was improperly submitted and immediately repaid MHA at that time.

A conversation with Nguvu Tsare: Candidate for District 2 City Council Seat


Nguvu Tsare

Nguvu Tsare, a 10-year resident of Detroit, is running for the District 2 City Council seat currently occupied by longtime council member George Cushingberry. He is a write-in candidate due to the fact that he changed his voter registration too late. His current fulltime job is as a flight attendant.

Michael Vick, Roddy White Retire as Falcons

The Falcons held a retirement ceremony for former quarterback Michael Vick and Roddy White to commemorate their time as Falcons.

“I’m here today as a retired Atlanta Falcon, and I can live with that forever and will forever be grateful. Thank you,” Vick said.