Atlanta people and places

Jesse Jackson: Donald Trump’s inauguration speech was “full of hope and inclusion”

8:50 am Jan. 21, 2017

WASHINGTON – Not long after President Donald Trump was sworn in, we happened to run into Rev. Jesse Jackson on the street. He gave a thumbs-up to Trump’s inauguration speech but said the new commander in chief has much work to do in order to unify a nation riven by a divisive campaign.

“The speech was full of hope and inclusion and he reached out to cities in a way they’ve

At the DC protests, a naked guy and a raging car fire

9:42 pm Jan. 20, 2017

WASHINGTON – Protesters took to the streets soon after President Donald Trump was inaugurated today, and law enforcement officers were quickly there as well. The scene was initially tense, with flash grenades going off and pepper spray

Protesters pelt Biker for Trump with eggs along parade route 

11:58 am Jan. 20, 2017

WASHINGTON – The Bikers for Trump brigade came to the Inauguration pledging to form a “wall of meat” to aid police in maintaining order.

As protesters mobilized along the parade route, the wall of meat temporarily scrambled with an egg.

A biker who gave his name as Carl Z. was pelted after a dust up with protesters. The anti-Trump contingent is formidable, and protesters seem to outnumber supporters in many areas.

At one

Hours ahead of Inauguration parade, protesters practice booing 

10:39 am Jan. 20, 2017

WASHINGTON – Protesters mobilized early to claim real estate along today’s Inauguration parade, and a growing crowd is cheering speakers who decry Donald Trump and his policies.

“America was great, then Europeans came to her shores,” one speaker said.

Another led the crowd in a chant of “Shut it down! Shut it down!”

In between speakers the crowd practiced booing.

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Trump protesters, supporters line up in droves along inauguration parade route

8:58 am Jan. 20, 2017

WASHINGTON – Linda Vega and Tony Rooney are both from metro Atlanta and both made the trip up for today’s inauguration.

That’s where the similarities end.

Vega, of McDonough, worked on Donald Trump’s campaign and is thrilled to see him sworn in:

Rooney, of Atlanta, is “horrified and disgusted America has been reduced to a fascist state.”

The two represent opposing sides queued up for what promises to be a lively day. At the

T.I. urges support for anti-Inauguration march in Atlanta

12:04 pm Jan. 19, 2017

We’re here in Washington, where a number of metro Atlantans, including Germaine Thomas of Conyers, shown in this video clip, have come to cheer for President Trump tomorrow.

Back home, Atlanta rapper-actor T.I. – shown above in July 2016 at an Atlanta protest decrying police shootings that have happened around the country – is urging support for an anti-Inauguration march.

NEW: A Palm Beach pastor is stopping traffic in DC with this custom 7,500-pound, 29-foot long Trump-mobile


After Donald Trump meeting, Steve Harvey may work with Ben Carson on HUD issues

12:38 pm Jan. 16, 2017

Comedian, author and broadcaster Steve Harvey discussed in greater detail his meeting last week with president-elect Donald Trump and says that moving forward he may work with Ben Carson, Trump’s nominee to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, on inner city issues.

“When I walked away feeling there might be a real chance for some positive to come out of what many feel is doom and