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Kei Henderson, Keyz, Tahira Wright, Francesca Amiker and More Honored at the Third Annual ‘The 20 ATL Dinner’

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On Wednesday night, over 100 influencers, celebrities and creatives in Atlanta joined together to honor 20 of the most influential millennials in the city. Held at the prestigious West Atlanta private membership club, The Gathering Spot, guests mixed and mingled, while enjoying dinner and crafted cocktails powered by Herradura Tequila, alongside of live entertainment from the host, comedian and actor, Desi Banks and DJ Black Boy. Continue reading

Richest Man in the World Jeff Bezos Divorce Could Cost Him $66 Billion Dollars

By: Jarrod Horton

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It is cheaper to keep her is more than applicable to Jeff Bezos. The founder, chairman, CEO and president of Amazon decided to get a divorce from his wife MacKenzie  of 25 years. Jeff Bezo is currently the richest man in the world, with an estimated total of 137 billion dollars. The couple resides in the state of Washington which is a community property state. That means his spouse is entitled to half of all the wealth accumulated within marriage. Jeff started Amazon a year after they got married, and that means she may get up to $66 billion dollars from the divorce. The bottom line it could be the most costliest divorce of all time. The couple released a statement and said “If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again.” Well I’m sure one half of the couple feels that way.

More Money for Workers as Minimum Wage will be Raised in 20 States this Month

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20 states across the U.S will be raising their minimum wage in 2019. The average federal minimum wage is $7.25 an hour. 29 states are already above that minimum, and some states such as New York, Massachusetts and California are almost double. The average increase in these states range between extra nickel to $1 an hour. The list of the states raising their minimum wages are CaliforniaDelaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York and Rhode Island. The other states are ArizonaArkansas, Colorado, Maine, Missouri, Washington, New Jersey, Ohio, South Dakota, Vermont, Alaska, Florida, Minnesota and Montana 

Club Bleu Detroit was land once owned by a black slave

By: Branden Hunter

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Some would agree that downtown Detroit is being rebranded to cater to younger white people. Others would disagree. But let us be real – stores like Lu Lu Lemon, Shinola, Warby Parker, Bonobos, and Madewell, among others, do not have black people flocking to shop with them. Continue reading

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s Birth Home Now Owned By National Park Foundation

The King family purchased the house at 501 Auburn Ave. in Atlanta Georgia in 1909. After 100 years in the family, it’s been sold.

By: TANYA A. CHRISTIAN 

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For nearly 110 years, the birthplace of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was owned by the King family. But according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, a November sale now makes it the property of the National Park Foundation. Continue reading

Box Office Revenue Hits $11B in U.S., Guaranteeing a Record 2018

Combined ticket sales could approach $12 billion, even without a year-end ‘Star Wars’ movie.

by Pamela McClintock

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The domestic box office continues to defy expectations, with 2018 revenue hitting $11 billion on Tuesday and on its way to finishing the year with a record-shattering haul well north of the $11.4 billion collected in 2016. Continue reading

Michelle Obama Over 3 Million Books Sold and Add More Tour Dates

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In music business language, Michelle Obama has went triple platinum. The former first lady has sold over 3 million copies of her first memoir Becoming. In addition to selling more books than anyone this year, she will add more tour dates. 21 more tour events have been added for 2019, making it a grand total of 35 in total.The numbers of the book has made Becoming one of the best-selling books of all time. To read more about this story click here.