January, 10, 2018 – Last night, WE tv hosted a star-studded Atlanta season two premiere of its original series, “Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta.” Hundreds convened at Woodruff Arts Center to preview the much-buzzed-about ATL edition of the hit franchise, which stars Bow WowShaniah Mauldin (daughter of Jermaine Dupri), Reginae Carter (daughter of Lil Wayne and Toya Wright), Zonnique Pullins (daughter of T.I. & Tiny), Brandon Barnes (son of Debra Antney and brother to Waka Flocka) and Ayana Fite (daughter of DJ Hurricane).

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Atlanta’s new Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom held a private celebration for her close family and friends at Buckhead’s Dolce. The private celebration was an opportunity for the Mayor to thank her biggest supporters that held her down during the tumultuous campaign and celebrate a well deserved victory over good food.

I was blessed with the opportunity to celebrate with our new mayor and Atlanta’s most influential movers and shakers. There were so many guests from Atlanta’s biggest movers and shakers including businessmen, celebrities, politicians, and friends. Grand Hustle’s TIP Harris was on hand to give words of encouragement and celebrate this wonderful accomplishment not only for Mayor Bottoms but all of Atlanta. 

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ATLANTA – On New Year’s Eve, Atlanta’s own Xscape brought The Great Xscape Tour, featuring special guests Monica and Tamar Braxton, to a sellout crowd at Philips Arena. The famed R&B quartet consisting of Kandi Burruss, Tameka “Tiny” Cottle and sisters Tamika and LaTocha Scott reunited for a 22-city tour. Opening acts June’s Diary and Zonnique graced the stage earlier in the evening. To close out the night and ring in 2018, Xscape performed some of their most iconic hits, including Understanding, Just Kickin’ It and Who Can I Run To.

 

 

 

ATLANTA – Just hours after taking office, Atlanta’s new mayor laid out some of her top priorities for the city. The star-studded inauguration featured guests such as TI, Tyrese, Phadra Parks, and more just to name a few. 

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms took her oath of office Tuesday afternoon, becoming Atlanta’s 60th mayor and the city’s second woman to hold this prestigious office. Mayor Bottoms also said the city is in great financial shape and she wants to keep the momentum going. Mayor Bottoms took her oath of office in front of a packed house inside the Martin Luther King Jr. International Chapel on the campus of Morehouse College.

What a great day for the City of Atlanta and it’s people. Check out the photos below.

WAGS ATLANTA — Season: 1 — Pictured: “WAGS: Atlanta” Key Art: (l-r) Hope Wiseman, Brandi Rhodes, Sincerely Ward, Niche Caldwell, Kaylin Jurrjens, Kierra Douglas, Ariel Anderson, Kesha Norman, Telli Swift — (Photo by: Tony Kelly/ E! Entertainment)

 

Atlanta hosted an epic meet and greet and watch night party for the new E Show “Wags of Atlanta”. The City’s Tastemakers got the opportunity to meet and greet the cast and network. The show is all about Atlanta and empowerment. It was a great time, 

About WAGS Atlanta

In the eight episode first season, viewers will see these ambitious, strong-minded women build their brands and navigate friendships and their high-profile romances, all while taking the Atlanta social scene by storm alongside their leading men. Last night we had the opportunity to get a sneak peak of the show! Bonded by long-time friendships, the ladies of “WAGS Atlanta” work to make their own dreams a reality – empowering each other, celebrating their successes, and working to find ways to balance their own careers and interests with the demands of their partner’s sports schedules.  From business owners to interior designers, these women are making their mark and redefining what it means to be a power couple.  It’s not all glitz and glamour however, these couples encounter tough situations including infidelity, suspensions, and ultimatums, forcing them to fight for their relationships in order to prove that a southern belle and a big-time baller really can have it all. 

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Change Is Coming!

Happy New Year! Kinda hard to believe it’s 2018…we’re almost two decades into the 21st Century and I can’t help but wonder what will the next two decades look like. As the landscape of our world is in constant change climatically and innovations take us farther in technology, our society will continue to evolve…the question is “Are we prepared to evolve with it?” The current political climate is the way that it is because people are truly afraid…feeling uncertain about their future. Many are left with thoughts of despair, not knowing how they will “fit” into this evolving future that is not so far away in the horizon.  They are very scared of the evolution that is taking place right in front of their eyes. Why? ….Because they aren’t ready! So my New Year’s Message to you is…If you’re not ready get ready, because change is surely coming! We can’t stop progress, so we might as well just get on board. The beginning of a new year is a great time to reflect and do a self-assessment. Let’s ask some important questions and confront our deepest fears. We should ask “what are we doing that we should not be doing?” We should ask “what steps are we actually taking to prepare for the changes that are taking place in our society on a global, national, and local level?” We should seek opportunities to constantly grow. We should be working to advance every chance we get and looking for opportunities that will assist with professional and personal development. For the segment of our society that is still stuck in the past and wants to go back to the way things were, understand that those days are gone.  Let me be very clear, nothing in the past will return and even the redistribution of past energy will change its form. Remember this, instead of channeling frustrations into fueling fires of negativity in life; focus on what is real…which is CHANGE. Make no mistake about it a fruitful and productive year is always rooted in progress. We must accept evolution for what it is. This New Year hit the reset button in your life. Refresh and renew your thoughts, which can then be translated into actions. Dedicate some time to discarding the old and welcome the process of evolving mentally, physically, and spiritually. This way no matter what the years may bring you’ll be ready, willing and able to not only survive it, but also thrive in it! ~Doc Mel

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GRAMMY nominated, Multi-platinum-selling producer Mike WiLL Made-It hosted his  2nd Annual Mike WiLL “Wish Week in Atlanta. The week-long series of events will benefit young people, seniors, and their families from all over the Atlanta area. Team Freddyo  caught up with the toy giveaway last night and he gave away hundreds of toys to over 700 kids! All guests were treated to a nice meal, drinks, treats and a meet and greet with Santa! To top off the night.

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This past week, Tip “T.I.” Harris and Hustle Gang hosted their annual Holiday Hustle Party powered by Martell Cognac and Hendricks Gin.

Grand Hustle Artists, T.I., Tokyo Jetz, Translee, Yung Booke, Brandon Rossi, 5ive Mics, GFMBRYYCE and staff, influencers, family & friends came to The Gathering Spot, Atlanta’s premiere members-only Club, to celebrate the upcoming Holidays. Guests dressed up in festive attire and enjoyed soul food, complimentary cocktails and music by DJ Reese. Guests danced the night away as they sipped special crafted holiday cocktails. This event is held annually to thank everyone responsible for helping Grand Hustle grow.

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