Atlanta people and places

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

Trump cancels MLK Day visit to National African American Museum

1:41 pm Jan. 15, 2017

President-elect Donald Trump has scrapped a plan to visit The National Museum of African American History and Culture on Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. Day after his comments disparaging US Rep. John Lewis, a Civil Rights hero who worked closely with King and who has been closely involved with the museum.

MORE: Read John Lewis’ powerful speech delivered at the museum’s opening

The items John Lewis donated to the museum


John Lewis’ Atlanta barber is willing to help Trump find a new ‘do

9:23 am Jan. 15, 2017

When John Lewis is in Atlanta and needs a haircut (or even when he doesn’t) he stops by Vintage Hair Gallery in downtown Atlanta. If it’s time for a touchup, the congressman and Civil Rights hero sits in barber Rob Winkfield’s chair.

On Saturday, news that president-elect Donald Trump had disparaged Lewis and his district via Twitter was the talk at Vintage.

Winkfield couldn’t disagree more with Trump’s latest 140-character tirade,

The high rise Donald Trump planned in John Lewis’ district never happened. Sad!

10:33 am Jan. 14, 2017

Among the developers jumping into Atlanta’s hot pre-recession condo market was Donald Trump, whose $300 million condo building was supposed to rise at 15th and West Peachtree streets. It never happened, despite the future president-elect’s optimism at the time.

“It’s a great location in a great city,” he said in an August 2006 interview introducing the project. “I’ve loved Atlanta for years.”

Trump and Atlanta are in the news today, after he targeted

Steve Harvey meets with Donald Trump

2:49 pm Jan. 13, 2017

Comedian Steve Harvey met with president-elect Donald Trump and discussed casual topics like golf and serious ones like improving opportunities in inner-city communities.

“It’s an honor to be invited to talk, and I think that’s the only way that we’re going to unify our country,” he said.”We’ve got to talk. I really enjoyed the conversation. He’s a genuine person when you meet him.”

He also talked with Ben Carson, Trump’s one-time political adversary

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be in DC for the Inauguration

6:28 am Jan. 13, 2017

Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. had positive things to say about president-elect Donald Trump and indicated he will be in Washington for inaugural festivities during a brief interview with TMZ Sports.

“Y’all will see me in DC .. looking good!” the champ said. “I got my tux and everything ready!”

MORE: Floyd Mayweather’s epic Buckhead shoe-shopping spree

Floyd Mayweather compares Bill Cosby, police brutality coverage

Mayweather has met

WATCH: Tears and hugs as Michelle Obama surprises fans

8:05 am Jan. 12, 2017

They thought they were recording messages of gratitude and support for First Lady Michelle Obama.

Imagine their surprise when FLOTUS stepped out from behind the curtain! And tears, and laughter .. and lots of hugs.

It all happened during an episode of “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon” and you have to see it.

MORE: That time Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres discovered wine in a box

When Michelle Obama came to

T.I.’s open letter to President Barack Obama

3:18 pm Jan. 9, 2017

Atlanta actor/rapper T.I. penned an open letter to President Barack Obama here in the twilight of his presidential tenure:

“You entered humbly into our worlds from the streets of the South Side of Chicago and galvanized a generation,” reads the letter, which T.I. released to the New York Times. “You resonated from the barbershops to the airwaves to the streets of every hood across America. Many of US did not

Bill and Hillary Clinton cheered at final performance of “A Color Purple”

6:53 am Jan. 9, 2017

Former President Bill Clinton and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton were warmly embraced at Sunday’s Broadway performance of “A Color Purple.”

The crowd eagerly applauded, giving Hillary Clinton numerous standing ovations, when they weren’t documenting the moment on Twitter.

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It was stark departure from the reception Vice President-elect Mike Pence received when he attended a performance of the Broadway hit “Hamilton” recently. The crowd