Atlanta people and places

Former Bush administration pol: Barbara Bush “brought out the best in America”

6:08 am Apr. 18, 2018

In 1987, when then vice president George H.W. Bush was eyeing the White House, Eric Tanenblatt was manning an Atlanta phone bank when Barbara Bush walked in – and got to work.

“She actually got on the phone,” he recalled. “She started calling people in Georgia to thank them for their support. She was actively involved in the campaigns.”

Tanenblatt served in the Bush administration, later became Gov. Sonny Perdue’s chief of

When Barbara Bush met Matt Ryan

8:12 pm Apr. 17, 2018

The 2017 Super Bowl featured the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, with Lady Gaga performing at halftime. But Barbara and George H.W. Bush were stars of the pregame show.

The former president and his

Starbucks will close all stores for a day for racial-bias education

2:26 pm Apr. 17, 2018

Starbucks will close all stores the afternoon of May 29 so all employees can undergo racial bias education led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt and other leaders.

“I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement.

Starbucks employee who called cops on black men has left the company

12:15 pm Apr. 16, 2018

The Starbucks employee who made the 911 call that led to the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia location, sparking furious charges of racism and calls to protest and boycott, is no longer with the company.

The company’s president and CEO didn’t discuss what actions employees involved might face during a Monday morning appearance on “Good Morning America.”

“It’s easy for me to point blame to one

T.I. and Kevin Hart have opposite takes on Starbucks arrests

9:03 am Apr. 16, 2018

Atlanta actor/rapper T.I. (currently appearing in the locally filmed indie “Krystal”) is calling for a boycott of Starbucks following the controversial arrests of two black men widely disparaged as racist.

BREAKING: Starbucks employee who called the cops has left the company

EARLIER TODAY: Starbucks chief addresses arrests on “Good Morning America”

On the other hand, comic actor Kevin Hart, a Philadelphia native who has filmed

Starbucks chief addresses controversial arrest on GMA

6:49 am Apr. 16, 2018

Starbucks president and CEO Kevin Johnson appeared on “Good Morning America” Monday morning to address the controversial arrest of two black patrons in a Philadelphia store.  Johnson said what happened was reprehensible and wrong.

“I personally apologize to the two gentlemen that visited our store,” he said.

UPDATED: T.I. and Kevin Hart have opposite takes on Starbucks arrests

Starbucks employee who called the cops has

Yep, this restaurant has a tarantula burger on the menu

9:23 am Apr. 13, 2018

Would you like flies with that?

Unsatisfied with boring toppings like ketchup, mustard or tomatoes, a restaurant in Durham, N.C. is offering one with a tarantula on top.

“People say it tastes most like crab, or other shellfish, sometimes with a bit of a metallic-y taste,” Bull City Burger said in a social media post. “BUT, the legs, the body…each bite tastes a bit different. Best way to