President Obama and the Obama family participated in their first lighting of the National Christmas Tree on Thursday. The lighting of the tree is a tradition that dates back to the Coolidge administration in 1923. The ceremony took place on the Ellipse just south of the White House, with Michelle Obama and the Obamas’ daughters […]

VIA: AJC.com WASHINGTON — For months, speculation has swirled in both Atlanta and Washington about the health of U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson. The Lithonia Democrat’s already-thin frame has shed 30 pounds in the past year. His speech is slower than ever, and he regularly gets lost in thought in the middle of a discussion. He […]

VIA: CNN.com An elections board certified Kasim Reed on Saturday as the winner of the Atlanta mayoral runoff election by a margin of 620 votes. Barry Garner, director of Fulton County’s elections board, told CNN on Saturday that former state senator Reed was declared the winner of last Tuesday’s runoff election against City Councilwoman Mary […]

Chris Brown appeared on “20/20” this past Friday and spoke about ex-girlfriend Rihanna, his new album, “Graffiti” and other topics. Check out the full interview here.

God is working in you to help you want to do and be able to do what pleases him. Philippians 2:13 NCV What God said about Jeremiah, he said about you: “Before I made you in your mother’s womb, I chose you. Before you were born, I set you apart for a special work” (Jer. […]

VIA: AJC.com Michael Vick was back in Atlanta Sunday. Perhaps you heard? And he wound up far more than a bit player on the stage where he once starred. The former Falcons quarterback, wearing the familiar No. 7 in the unfamiliar green uniform of the Philadelphia Eagles, recorded his first touchdowns of the season, one […]

VIA: New York Daily News Chris Brown is again apologizing for assaulting former girlfriend Rihanna in a new interview with ABC News’ Robin Roberts. The sit-down, airing on “20/20” Friday, features the R&B singer watching clips of Rihanna’s own ABC interview with Diane Sawyer, which aired early last month, and in which she detailed the […]

VIA: New York Times Johnny R. Williams, 30, would appear to be an unlikely person to have to fret about the impact of race on his job search, with companies like JPMorgan Chase and an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago on his résumé. But after graduating from business school last year and not having […]

VIA: AJC.com Kasim Reed maintained his close lead over Mary Norwood in the Atlanta mayor’s race after a count of provisional ballots by Fulton County officials Thursday evening. Reed now leads Norwood by 0.84 percent or 715 votes out of the 84,383 ballots cast in the election. The initial Tuesday tally found Reed led Norwood […]

VIA: NewsOne.com LOS ANGELES – Beyonce has enough Grammy nominations for her and Sasha Fierce. The omnipresent diva garnered the most Grammy nominations on Thursday with 10 nods, including nominations for album of the year for “I Am … Sasha Fierce,” song of the year for her anthem “Single Ladies (Put a Ring On It)” […]

VIA: Baltimore Sun A coalition of atheists and agnostics is hoping to get Baltimoreans talking with a billboard campaign that poses the question: “Are you good without God?” The effort, which includes signage on I-895, I-95 and near M&T Bank Stadium, is part of a campaign that has hit states blue (New York, California, Massachusetts), […]

VIA: Chicago Sun-Times The continuing revelations of alleged Tiger Woods infidelities has placed the golfing megastar’s management team in what one insider called “panic mode” early Wednesday morning. Despite the release of photographs of Woods looking a bit too friendly with a woman in a Las Vegas nightclub, and a recording — allegedly of a […]