Atlanta people and places

Here’s an early peek at Atlanta-filmed “Super Fly”

1:14 pm Apr. 24, 2018

The “Super Fly” reboot is due out June 15 but we’ve got a sneak peek at the trailer, and some behind-the-scenes commentary for you.

“The cast and I were focused on paying homage to the original film, while bringing something new and fresh,” Director X (also known as Julien Christian Lutz) said. “I’m excited for everyone to see this movie the cast and crew worked so hard on.”

The 1972 original, set

She asked The Rock to the prom. His response amazed her.

7:33 am Apr. 23, 2018

An awesome high school senior invited Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to her senior prom by posting a video of herself in an outfit paying homage to The Rock’s famously dorky 80s look and showcasing her superb collection of Rock gear.

“Will you ‘Rock’ it at prom with me?” Katie Kelzenberg asked. Check it out:

Alas, The Rock’s filming schedule prevents him from attending the prom in Stillwater, Minn., but he did Katie

Former Bush administration pol: Barbara Bush “brought out the best in America”

6:08 am Apr. 18, 2018

In 1987, when then vice president George H.W. Bush was eyeing the White House, Eric Tanenblatt was manning an Atlanta phone bank when Barbara Bush walked in – and got to work.

“She actually got on the phone,” he recalled. “She started calling people in Georgia to thank them for their support. She was actively involved in the campaigns.”

Tanenblatt served in the Bush administration, later became Gov. Sonny Perdue’s chief of

When Barbara Bush met Matt Ryan

8:12 pm Apr. 17, 2018

The 2017 Super Bowl featured the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, with Lady Gaga performing at halftime. But Barbara and George H.W. Bush were stars of the pregame show.

The former president and his

Starbucks will close all stores for a day for racial-bias education

2:26 pm Apr. 17, 2018

Starbucks will close all stores the afternoon of May 29 so all employees can undergo racial bias education led by former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt and other leaders.

“I’ve spent the last few days in Philadelphia with my leadership team listening to the community, learning what we did wrong and the steps we need to take to fix it,” CEO Kevin Johnson said in a statement.

Starbucks employee who called cops on black men has left the company

12:15 pm Apr. 16, 2018

The Starbucks employee who made the 911 call that led to the arrest of two black men at a Philadelphia location, sparking furious charges of racism and calls to protest and boycott, is no longer with the company.

The company’s president and CEO didn’t discuss what actions employees involved might face during a Monday morning appearance on “Good Morning America.”

“It’s easy for me to point blame to one