Atlanta people and places

Did you know Kanye West’s father was once an AJC photographer?

9:24 pm May. 1, 2018

Kanye West is making headlines at the moment but his father made history – in Atlanta.

Ray West was one of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s first black photojournalists, and he produced acclaimed portraits in the 1970s and 80s of notables such as President Ronald Reagan, poet and activist Maya Angelou the Rev. Ralph David Abernathy.

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The elder West’s images capturing everyday life in

Kanye West blasted after saying slavery was “a choice”

5:13 pm May. 1, 2018

Kanye West visited the TMZ newsroom for an interview during which he professed his love for President Donald Trump and ended with a staff member sternly reprimanding him after comments suggesting slavery was “a choice.”

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“I just love Trump. That’s my boy,” he said in response to a question from TMZ

Look for these Atlanta spots in new “Ant-Man and The Wasp” trailer

12:02 pm May. 1, 2018

The new trailer for Marvel’s upcoming “Ant-Man and The Wasp” is out and you can easily spot several Atlanta landmarks amid all the action.

Paul Rudd plays Scott Lang/Ant-Man. Early in the trailer he exacts some revenge on a bad guy in a car crash scene filmed at Forsyth and Marietta streets downtown. Keep an eye out for the Five Points Plaza Building, formerly known as First Federal Building, at 40

Katt Williams faces a new lawsuit filed by a restaurant employee

6:36 am Apr. 27, 2018

Katt Williams faces more legal action after a restaurant employee claims the comedian threw a salt shaker at him.

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On April 27, 2016, Williams entered the restaurant with a group and upon hearing there would be a wait for a table he “became annoyed and irate and without provocation intentionally threw a glass salt shaker” at the employee, a lawsuit filed Thursday in

“Cosby” reruns are gone from Atlanta-based Bounce TV

4:32 pm Apr. 26, 2018

“The Cosby Show” reruns are gone from Atlanta-based Bounce TV following guilty verdicts returned today by a Pennsylvania jury.

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“Effective immediately, Bounce is removing ‘The Cosby Show’ from our schedule,” the network said in a statement to media outlets including The Hollywood Reporter.

Bounced had yanked them before Cosby’s 2017 trial, amid mounting allegations, but had returned

Behind the scenes on the Atlanta “Avengers” sets

11:50 am Apr. 26, 2018

The countdown is on! Marvel’s latest blockbuster will be in widespread release on Friday.

We saw an early screening and the most surprising part was .. just kidding! No spoilers here.

But, we can take you behind the scenes for a peek at some of the Atlanta filming locations.

A key scene pits Dr. Strange, Iron-Man, Captain America and company against a terrifying foe. Most days the streets where it all went down

How much did “Avengers: Infinity War” spend in Georgia?

2:38 pm Apr. 25, 2018

Marvel’s latest blockbuster, “Avengers: Infinity War” packed an superhero-sized economic punch, state officials say.

The movie, out Friday, and its successor due out in 2019 filmed in Georgia from January 2017 to just recently and generated more than $182 million in local economic activity, the Georgia Department of Economic Development said.

Here’s a look at how those numbers add up:

The production employed more than 3,000 Georgia residents, who earned more than $65 million