Atlanta people and places

People turn their backs on Trump surrogate Omarosa at journalist convention

5:33 pm Aug. 11, 2017

“Celebrity Apprentice” alum turned presidential advisor Omarosa Manigault-Newman is getting a cold reception from some at the National Association of Black Journalists convention, happening this week in New Orleans.

Attendees’ social media posts indicate audience members turning their backs while she spoke. She appeared on a panel regarding police brutality and things got tense in a hurry.

UPDATE: NABJ has released a statement; read it below

Ahead of time, TV One commentator Roland Martin said

Look at these photos from inside North Korea

9:29 am Aug. 9, 2017

North Korea, formally the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, is a notoriously closed dictatorship created after World War II and run by three generations of the same family.

For a fascinating look inside the tightly controlled nation (about the size of Virginia) I highly recommend “Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea,” an exhaustively reported and elegantly written nonfiction work by journalist Barbara Demick. It was published in 2009.


Reality Winner is a mystery to many in her small hometown

2:09 pm Jun. 7, 2017

KINGSVILLE, Tex. – You’ve heard small towns described as “tight-knit.” Here’s what that looks like in the place Reality Winner, the 25-year-old at the center of a national firestorm amid allegations she leaked government secrets,

Yep, that’s an alligator in the swimming pool. You have to see this video!

2:49 pm May. 29, 2017

Nothing ushers in summer quite like an alligator in the swimming pool.

The brave men and women of the Sarasota, Fla., Sheriff’s Office intercepted a reptilian visitor that showed up (presumably uninvited) to take a swim in someone’s backyard pool.

Check out what happens when they tried to persuade to get this guy to leave! (Hint: he was not real happy about having to leave the pool.)

MORE: This Florida family caught

Cartoonist says Trump threatened legal action; lawyer says not true

9:55 am May. 26, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Guy Berkeley Breathed, creator of the syndicated “Bloom County” strip, posted legal documents on his official, verified Facebook page indicating President Donald Trump’s representatives threatened legal action after the cartoonist posted images of the commander-in-chief.

Not so, the POTUS’ legal rep says.

“.. while Mr. Trump is the nation’s chief executive and thereby a public figure, he retains the rights to both his and his family’s image for

LISTEN: Bill Cosby won’t testify at upcoming trial, he says during meandering interview

6:58 am May. 17, 2017

Bill Cosby says he does not expect to testify during his upcoming sexual assault trial and declined to clearly defend himself during an expansive, often rambling interview with Sirius XM radio host Michael Smerconish. Jury selection starts Monday and the trial is expected to last about two weeks.

The interview is posted on Soundcloud and is free of commercial breaks. (Scroll down to listen). Cosby’s answers often meander while Smerconish endeavors to