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Search resumes for missing DeKalb grandmother

Where is Millicent Williams and is she all right?

That is the question this morning as authorities in DeKalb County resume a search for the 78 year old grandmother. She has not been seen since Sunday.

Police say she disappeared under “highly suspicious” circumstances from her home on Brookgreen Point in DeKalb County.  During a welfare check of the home, they found blood inside.

Williams lives with her 37 year old grandson Gregory Williams who has been arrested and charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault and theft by taking in her disappearance.

He was seen by police driving his grandmother’s car Thursday.  He was taken [More]

07/28/2017

Matt Ryan takes his first tour of Mercedes Benz Stadium

It’s his new football home.

Matt Ryan tours the new Mercedes Benz Stadium and plays a little catch with Channel 2 Action News Sports Director Zach Klein.

The stadium opens on August 26 with amazing “fans first” pricing.  The stadium offers a food tour for media members later today.

We. Can. Not. Wait.

07/21/2017

TV show seeks Atlanta homeowners

Remember the show ‘Trading Spaces’ on TLC?

Families would take $1000 and redecorate a room a neighbor’s home.

Would you let a neighbor take over a room in your house?  Now is your chance to find out.

TLC has announced plans for a reboot and host Paige Davis who has been working on Broadway is back as the show’s host.

Producers are looking for neighborly friends in metro Atlanta to appear on the program.  Here is what you need to know if you are interested in a one room makeover.

07/20/2017

Walmart pulls racially insensitive ad off store website

Walmart apologizes and pulls an ad from its website using the “n-word” to describe a wig cap.

A black journalist was shopping online when she discovered the following:

Kwani Lunis, with Comcast SportsNet New England tweeted the ad to the big-box retailer and got swift reaction.

Walmart is blaming a third-party vendor for the copy describing the product listing.  It has been pulled from the store’s website.

The wig cap is manufactured by a company in the United Kingdom.  It claims the product listed on the store website is a counterfeit version.

Nonetheless, Walmart says the use of the “n-word” is a clear violation of [More]

07/18/2017

Atlanta native stars in Disney film; new options for when there’s nothing on TV

It was a big weekend at the D23 Expo in Anaheim.

Billed as the “ultimate Disney fan event,” attendees got the first look at “The Incredibles 2,” Wreck-It-Ralph 2,” and the Ava DuVernay directed, “A Wrinkle in Time.”

The film, scheduled for release early next year stars Oprah Winfrey, Mindy Kaling and Reese Witherspoon.

The movie also features Atlanta Native Storm Reid as Meg Murray.

Here is a sneak preview:

Reid made her feature film debut playing Emily in “12 Years A Slave.”

So many channels – so little content until now …

It’s another night at home and you’re channel surfing.  These are the days [More]

07/17/2017

Foodie alert! Black restaurant week set for July 31 through Aug 13

It started in Houston.  Now Black Restaurant Week is coming to Atlanta.

Actually it’s two weeks.  Set for July 31st through August 13th, the event will showcase the culinary industry in the black community and the importance of diversity in the food industry.

Atlanta will experience the diverse culinary offerings from the African Diaspora. Black Restaurant Week offers a variety of opportunities for culinary professionals to get involved.

Atlanta’s black chefs will be featured as well as black-owned restaurants like The Spice House on Cascade, Road.  Foodies can opt for casual or fine dining.  Prices will range from $15 to $25 per person or from $35 [More]

07/13/2017

A Superhero movie for us – Marvel’s ‘Black Panther’

Marvel shot the movie here in Atlanta – at Pinewood Studios on the south side.

“Black Panther” stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Lupita Nyongo and also featuring a predominantly African-American cast recently wrapped filming and will open in theaters on February 16, 2018.

Ryan Coogler (Creed, Fruitvale Station) directed the film. T’Challa, after the death of his father, the King of Wakanda, returns home to the isolated, technologically advanced African nation to succeed to the throne and take his rightful place as king.

Entertainment Weekly devotes its new Comic Con cover to the film in a double issue on newsstands Friday.

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07/12/2017

Falcons QB Matt Ryan featured in new Gatorade commercial

Is it football season yet?  It is certainly beginning to feel like it’s time to line up outside the new Mercedes Benz Stadium to cheer for Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons.

Falcons training camp will open in less than a month.  Ryan says for three days after the devastating Super Bowl loss, then said never again.

He and the NFC Division Champions will be working to bring the trophy to the city where it belongs, Atlanta.

Ryan is featured in a new ad for Gatorade.  And it’s not what you might expect.

What do you think?  Let us know in the comments section.

06/28/2017
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