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Celebrity Seeds: Jeezy Throws His Daughter A ‘Coming To America’ Themed 1st Birthday Party

Jeezy Celebrates His Daughter’s Birthday With Ludacris, Mayor Kasim Reed, Kandi & Todd Tucker Jeezy recently celebrated his daughter’s 1st birthday with a lavish party in Atlanta.   The rapper who most people didn’t know had a baby girl, marked

Officials prepare for '100 percent' chance of snow, urge Atlantans to stay off the roads tonight

An incoming winter storm that's set to hit metro Atlanta this afternoon has elected officials calling for residents to head home early and clear the streets. Mayor Kasim Reed this morning warned residents that a winter storm will hit the city sometime after 3 p.m. today.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 2/22/15: Reed pushes back against transit haters over streetcar figures, cost

Mayor Kasim Reed thinks a recent AJC/WSB-TV story reporting lower-than-expected ridership on the Atlanta Streetcar — plus higher operating costs — was a "hit piece" pushed by anti-transit naysayers. He told WAGA-TV's Morse Diggs that actual ridership is slightly higher than projected.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Reed: It's 'dumb' for people to care about being blocked on Twitter

"What I think is dumb is for an adult to care whether someone 'blocks' them on social media. Turn the page and move on." Mayor Kasim Reed responds to a criticism regarding his Twitter blocking tactics, better known as the #KTB, which...Show More Summary

Mayor's SUV gets booted for parking on sidewalk

Private ticketing and booting companies are the bane of most Atlantans' existence. It's why Mayor Kasim Reed has pledged to get rid of PARKAtlanta once the city's contract expires in 2016.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Anti-Gay Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran Files Discrimination Lawsuit: VIDEO

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Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, who was fired last month by the city’s Mayor Kasim Reed for describing homosexuality as a “sexual perversion,” has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit

Georgia GOP congressmen: Atlanta has 'engaged in an act of discrimination' in terminating fire chief

Kelvin Cochran's fight won't end. The former Atlanta Fire and Rescue chief was fired by Mayor Kasim Reed last month for publishing and distributing a self-published religious book that includes homophobic and anti-Semitic passages.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Concerned About the Firing of Kelvin Cochran, GOP Congressmen Write Atlanta Mayor Reed

Several members of Georgia’s U.S. House delegation have sent a letter to Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed expressing their concern over the firing of Kelvin Cochran, the fire chief who self-published a book that contained passages critical of homosexuals. Show More Summary

Reed and Deal shut down government offices, take precautions in advance of winter storm

A little more than a year after snow and ice wreaked havoc on metro Atlanta, Mayor Kasim Reed and Gov. Nathan Deal are taking advanced precautions as a winter storm heads to Georgia. The mayor's office tonight ordered all governmentShow More Summary

Norwood, Dickens to intro legislation to resolve Adair Park school deed dispute

Atlanta City Councilmembers Mary Norwood and Andre Dickens on Monday will introduce legislation asking Mayor Kasim Reed to transfer the deed to a vacant, dilapidated school building to Atlanta Public Schools, paving the way for the district...Show More Summary

Carstarphen, APS board chair say deeds are not — and have not been — part of Beltline talks

Last week, Adair Park residents urged Mayor Kasim Reed transfer the deed to a vacant school to Atlanta Public Schools so the system could sell the building to a developer. Sorry, Reed replied.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Largest Park for Atlanta Announced

From ajc Mayor Kasim Reed announced plans Wednesday to expand the Atlanta Streetcar and build what will become the city’s largest public park.Speaking at the annual State of the City business breakfast, Reed said the city is taking the...Show More Summary

Infrastructure bond, streetcar expansion, Bellwood Quarry are among the mayor's 2015 priorities

For the fifth year in a row, Mayor Kasim Reed gave elected officials, corporate honchos, and other civic leaders the "State of the City," the annual progress report of how the city has fared during his time in office. And he teased out some of his biggest plans in the coming year.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Reed: 'I want to get a deal' with renegotiated APS-Beltline agreement

"I want to get a deal. But I'm not giving away the store." During his annual Atlanta Press Club speech last Friday, Mayor Kasim Reed told reporters that he's ready to make a deal to renegotiate the city's outstanding Beltline payments to Atlanta Public Schools.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 2/1/15: Mayor exploring other options to sell Civic Center

After bids for the Boisfeuillet Jones Atlanta Civic Center site came in lower than expected, Mayor Kasim Reed is curious if the city can sell the megaproperty to another group of investors for a larger sum. Or just restart the bid process.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

First Slice 1/25/15: FBI searches for person who thought making bomb threat via Twitter was good idea

Law enforcement officials are looking for the man or woman who told a Delta customer service rep on Twitter that they'd put a bomb on a plane headed to Atlanta. Nearly 30 big-city mayors, including Kasim Reed, have said they will show sign a legal brief in support of President Barack Obama's immigration policy.… [ Read more ] [ Subscribe to the comments on this story ]

Atlanta Mayor Chided by Police Union For Participating in ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Photo

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed drew the ire of a local police union because of a photo he took in December recently resurfaced and shows the mayor alongside other African American celebrities raising his hands in the “don’t shoot” pose—a gesture...Show More Summary

#BlackLivesMatter: Atlanta Police Department Blasts Black Mayor Kasim Reed For ‘Hands Up Don’t Shoot’ Photo

Atlanta Police Department Upset With Kasim Reed For Hands Up Photo Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed is in trouble with the police department for a picture taken in which he and several celebrities put their hands up in the “hands up,

First Slice 1/21/15: Atlanta police union head upset with mayor's recent 'hands up, don't shoot' pose

The head of Atlanta's police union has bone to pick with Mayor Kasim Reed over a recent photo in which he raises his hands in a "hands up, don't shoot" pose to protest the killing of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Show More Summary

The Atlanta Mayor Reed Feels More Comfortable Around "Hip Hop Voice Of The Street Pirate" Artists Than He Does Around "Strong Black Men Of GOD OF OUR ANCESTORS" Who Refuse To Compromise Their Spiritual Integrity

ANALYSISAtlanta Mayor Kasim Reed Has Difficultly Navigating From His Days As A COLLEGE ACTIVIST At Howard University When He "Did A Student Sit In "Where He Shut Down The Administrative Building At The HBCU In Order To Protest The Addition...Show More Summary

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