Tyler Perry Expansion Could Bring  8,000 Jobs To Atlanta
Sep11

Tyler Perry Expansion Could Bring 8,000 Jobs To Atlanta

In a deal that is expected to close next month, filmmaker Tyler Perry will acquire an Atlanta army base (Fort McPherson) for an estimated $30 million as part of the planned expansion of Tyler Perry Studios. The new studio could create up to 8,000 jobs. Said Perry, "I am thrilled to have my vision for Tyler Perry Studios come to life in south Atlanta. I look forward to not only expanding Tyler Perry Studios and its capabilities, but also to witness firsthand the economic revitalization of the communities and neighborhoods surrounding the property."

Mayweather Gets Last Laugh On Money
Sep11

Mayweather Gets Last Laugh On Money

When last month, 50 Cent challenged Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s intelligence on social media, stating “If you can read one page of a Harry Potter book, n----, I’ll donate $750,000 to whatever charitable organization you want to,” the world champion boxer responded by posting his last two paychecks totaling upwards of $72,000,000 on Instagram with the caption, “Read this $72,276,000.”

Sep11

Calendar September 2014

Ongoing

Los Angeles County Fair
(Through Sept. 28) Closed Mondays & Tuesdays.
10am–midnight
Wed-Fri (ages 13+): $12 (ages 6-12) $8 Weekends: $19 Kids: $12
1101 W. McKinley Ave.
Pomona
www.lacountyfair.com

Assembly Passes Bill To Strengthen Voter Protection
Sep10

Assembly Passes Bill To Strengthen Voter Protection

The State Assembly passed a bill last month that would strengthen voter protection under the California Voting Rights Act (CVRA). Senator Alex Padilla (D-Pacoima), the chief architect of the new bill, said he introduced the bill out of concerns over a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down portions of the federal Voting Rights Act, and legislation introduced in other states requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls.

One On One: Tracee Ellis Ross
Sep10

One On One: Tracee Ellis Ross

Tracee Ellis Ross, who’s best known role came fifteen years ago as attorney Joan Carol Clayton on UPN’s “Girlfriends,” which ran for eight seasons, and made her TV debut hosting on “The Dish,” is returning to primetime television this fall. The 41-year-old actress and three-time NAACP Image Award winner—who also just happens to be the daughter of legendary singer Diana Ross, will star opposite Anthony Anderson and Laurence Fishburne in “Blackish,” an ABC comedy series about an upper middle class family struggling with identifying their culture.

Ray Rice’s Road To Redemption
Sep10

Ray Rice’s Road To Redemption

My actions that night were totally inexcusable”, said Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, breaking his silence for the second time since he was indicted for aggravated assault in February, after surveillance video surfaced online showing him dragging his unconscious fiancée out of an Atlantic City, New Jersey hotel elevator.

First Ladies High Tea
November will mark the 20th Anniversary of our Annual First Ladies High Tea, honoring the contributions of female leaders and women of faith to the Los Angeles community. For more information, visit www.firstladieshightea.com
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