Atlanta people and places

Donald Trump and Alyssa Milano are both headed to NRA convention

7:03 am May. 3, 2018

DALLAS – The NRA’s 147th annual convention starts here today. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence are scheduled to address the gathering on Friday; prominent protesters including actress Alyssa Milano are on the way as well.

“Everything’s so politically sensitive,” said Bruce Ross, who was among the vendors setting up on Wednesday at the enormous Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, where the event will be held. His booth sells books

W. Kamau Bell on addressing racism on screen and in real life

7:02 am May. 3, 2018

Recent news of two black men being led from a Philadelphia Starbucks in handcuffs was utterly shocking to many. Not to W. Kamau Bell.

“I relate to what these brothers went through. A similar thing happened to me,” the comic and broadcaster said during a recent visit to Morehouse College.

No charges were filed, and Starbucks responded to the swift and widespread criticism by announcing all locations will close

Herman Cain: Kanye West is right

10:55 am May. 2, 2018

Kanye West is coming in for heaps of criticism following his comments about slavery during a TMZ video, but not from Herman Cain.

The author, businessman and broadcaster who made bids for the U.S. Senate and White House, is out with a post titled “Kanye says ‘slavery for 400 years, that feels like a choice’; here’s why he’s right.”

“People are too busy venting their outrage with him to really hear what

Starting next year, Boy Scouts will have a new name

10:05 am May. 2, 2018

Beginning in February 2019 the program now known as the Boy Scouts will become Scouts BSA, a branding change that reflects the decision to allow girls to join.

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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

Doctoral student arrested after Confederate memorial vandalized

4:41 pm Apr. 30, 2018

A doctoral student has been arrested after a Confederate memorial on the University of North Carolina campus, known as Silent Sam, was vandalized.

Erected in 1913 by the North Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy and UNC alumni, Silent Sam was placed in memory of “the sons of the University who entered the war of 1861-65,” a plaque on one side says.

The structure has been the source of controversy