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Neiman Marcus is selling refrigerators for $50,000

7:22 am Nov. 28, 2017

It was about this time last year that Neiman Marcus made headlines with its $80 collards for shoppers’ holiday tables. Now the luxury retailer offers the perfect place to store such high-ticket menu items: a $50,000 refrigerator.

Act fast: only nine are available.

The fancy fridge is among the goods advertised in the 2017 Christmas Book, famous for trotting out a few over-the-top items along with more reasonably priced merch.

So: about

Who is Meghan Markle?

8:06 am Nov. 27, 2017

Prince Harry will wed American actress Meghan Markle next year, the royals have announced.

The Los Angeles native plays Rachel Zane, a paralegal turned lawyer with plenty of personal drama happening outside the courtroom, on USA’s “Suits.” She’s had roles in feature films including “Horrible Bosses” and “Remember Me.”

In addition to her on-screen work, Markle is a passionate advocate for women and girls around the world, using her platform to

Barack Obama posted a Joe Biden meme and Twitter can’t handle it

2:18 pm Nov. 20, 2017

So ardent was the bromance between former President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden that the “barackandjoe” Twitter account is a thing.

If you have time to kill and need a chuckle by way of photos of Biden pointing at stuff or smiling cheekily complete with clever captions, check it out – or just search the hashtag #JoeBidenMemes.

And now there’s one more, contributed by Obama himself, to celebrate Biden’s birthday.

What Rev. Al Sharpton learned from Atlanta Mayor Maynard Jackson Jr.

7:55 am Nov. 17, 2017

NEW YORK – Even after Maynard Jackson was no longer Atlanta’s mayor, he maintained an active role in city politics. On his way out after serving three terms, Jackson invited his friend Rev. Al Sharpton to come down to Atlanta.

“I got there and there were police there. I said, ‘Oh God, what did I do now?’” Sharpton said. “He said, ‘Follow me!’ He shut me in a room with Shirley

Al Franken cancels Atlanta book festival appearance

9:15 pm Nov. 16, 2017

Sen. Al Franken canceled plans to appear at an Atlanta book festival hours after becoming embroiled in controversy following allegations of sexual misconduct.

He had been scheduled to appear at the Book Festival of the MJCCA. The event, promoting his book “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate,” was scheduled well before anyone could have imagined he’d be trending on Twitter for all the wrong reasons.  The event had sold out.

Franken, a former

Rev. Al Sharpton at the NYC premiere of Maynard Jackson documentary

8:00 pm Nov. 16, 2017

NEW YORK – The Rev. Al Sharpton, who’s among the many prominent political, civil and cultural leaders interviewed for “Maynard,” about the late Maynard Jackson Jr., is here at the documentary’s premiere tonight.

Sharpton came in a few minutes after the screening began.

“Atlanta was the capital of the South,” Sharpton said during his interview for the film. “For him to win the capital of the South and to be able to

Sen. Al Franken issues a fuller apology after broadcaster says he groped her

11:20 am Nov. 16, 2017

Sen. Al Franken expanded on the tepid sort-of apology his press office issued immediately after broadcaster Leeann Tweeden said his actions left her feeling “disgusted and violated” when they were both part of a 2006 performance for troops. He said he will cooperate with any ethics investigation launched to investigate the matter.

“There’s more I want to say, but the first and most important thing—and if it’s the only thing you care

Ad campaign will pay $7,500 to cast a transgender 29-year-old black woman

10:15 am Nov. 16, 2017

We see lots of casting calls for extras, doubles, background actors and such and the going rate in Atlanta is usually $64 for eight hours. Higher rates available for more specialized gigs, such as when casting folks need someone who can play a musical instrument, has martial arts training or who has some other skill.

A recent posting for a national pharmaceutical ad campaign is offering quite a bit more but

Donald Trump was “forced” to watch CNN and is really mad about it

6:42 am Nov. 15, 2017

President Donald Trump is back from Asia. On Tuesday he tweeted that he’d be “making a major statement from the White House” upon his return (time and date TBD). But first, he wants to let everyone know he was “forced” to watch CNN while abroad (it’s unclear what exactly caused the compulsory TV viewing) and he’s really upset.

MORE: What Hillary Clinton had to say during her Atlanta book tour stop 

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