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3 men are dead in a drug-related shootout outside Atlanta’s Greenbriar mall on the blighted southwest side.

Police found 2 men dead at the scene outside a Checker’s restaurant. A 3rd man was transported to a local hospital where he died.

A fourth man was possibly shot and drove himself to a hospital.

The dead men are identified as Ahmad Johnson, 27, of East Point, and 28-year-old Rickie Burke of Atlanta.

David Worrell, 22, was in critical condition after being shot and later died at Grady Memorial Hospital.

A witness told WSB-TV News he heard more than 30 shots fired outside the Checkers located in the northeast corner of Greenbriar mall’s parking lot.

Police confirmed to Channel 2 News that the shooting took place at the Checkers restaurant at 2841 Greenbriar Parkway in Atlanta. Police recovered drugs at the crime scene.

Greenbriar mall is located in a predominately black, high crime area. The mall is the former location of Magic Johnson’s now shuttered AMC Magic Johnson Theater.




  • Sara

    Greenbriar Mall should be shut down.

  • PROPHETMAJOR

    I used to go there whenever I’d visit the fam only to get sneakers for my son because they’d always have the exclusives. The FL panhandle didn’t have ish when I lived there. ? Oh and I recall getting my brows done one time by a kiosk business and honey let me tell u, I looked like a damn clown ? when they finished. Wiped that mess straight off when I got in the car.
    Anyhow, these negros will never learn, I swear!?

  • IntroSpective

    Agreed…the only decent stores they have are Macy’s and Foot Locker.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com/ Ms.Devereaux

    Honestly truly!

  • digital_femme

    Rough area. Haven’t been out there in years. Surprised that Greenbriar Mall’s still open.

  • Capricornicy

    Ummm I have nothing stop the violence. On my way to Boston Market.

  • JerseyMom

    I don’t go near that place.

  • Oliver Brady

    Speaking of Atlanta. I read a story about a suspected White Supremacist shooting a 15 year old Black child in the head this week. Is this true? Are we reporting on this? She was released on an extremely low bail? Even after proclaiming she gets premonitions about Blacks and their criminal activity?

  • Oliver Brady
  • n1kk1a

    For some reason I thought that mall was shut down.

  • Felicia Kelley

    All that shade in one article!!!????

  • MyThoughts

    The little guy died.

  • nicelyput32

    RISE UP!!!

  • Oliver Brady

    Fvck. Thanks for the update…

  • MyThoughts

    Ok no, my mistake, he’s listed in critical condition but stable.

  • Justlooknout

    Facepalm

  • Cricket404

    This happened at 3am in the morning and drugs were recovered. Its a matter of property security, crimes should go unrecorded. I will be emailing the local councilman to push for mall security/fast food business surveillance during closed hours.

  • Are we there yet

    Greenbriar mall is located in a predominately black, low income area. The mall is the former location of Magic Johnson’s now shuttered AMC Magic Johnson Theater.
    ^^^^^
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/3c627e4a5a4d3282ae8475268ec4beec3990d1d17100038065d1c6aee98492eb.jpg
    Surprised this didn’t end with this is in such n such’s (insert formal office holder name)
    district. Here is the address to write your Democratic XXXX

  • Are we there yet

    If you dont get out my head.Just said this. What councilman is it.

    You know what? Email it to Sandra so she doesn’t have to look for it, and both yall write

  • Cricket404

    This mall is next to Tyler Perry Studios and one of the better Kroger markets in SW Atlanta, nice community, bad people who drive through.

  • Cricket404

    Keisha Lance Bottoms, who is running for mayor. Its a great time to get things done in an election year. Show us the money!! She pushed for gas stations to get surveillance after numerous woman have been robbed, she is working on certain breed dogs to not be housed near schools or bus stops after the kid was killed last week. She’s trying to get elected.

  • Justlooknout

    Here we go, hope race baiting. Hopefu it will bring more hits, i.e/income. Maybe you will be able to quit part time.

    My lord

    May all their souls be at peace.

  • Justlooknout

    Sandra live it that area huh?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Sad.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Huh? ?

  • Bam Bam Li

    Why is this not being reported?! Da fark

  • nick c

    Overpriced chicken, get the Nashville Hot from KFC it’s the best.

  • Oliver Brady

    Good question? I guess highlighting Wh**e on Black crime goes against our new alt right administration’s agenda?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Rock the fawk out… Gaga see clip… Turnt over here … Falcons … https://youtu.be/E9Be0ZXtMxY

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Me neither. I like this city, but there are some areas like this where I don’t even stop for gas if i can help it.

  • Li

    All our young black 20-something black men are killing each other. There won’t be any young black men left in America at this rate.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    How y’all doing today?

  • Are we there yet

    President Carter and mama Rosalynn are so so CUTE at the Falcons game! ?????God bless them. 92 and 89 years young!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Zizzle

    You know you’ve hit the nail on the head when The Grand Cyclops appears feigning ignorance. Good job.

  • Are we there yet

    Best day ever. Done ate my head off. Fam brunch for Dub12and BIL bday. Worked for a lil. Now wine and football. How yours?

  • Israel Y

    It will be eventually after this, Malls are becoming obsolete anyway.

  • MsSincerity

    Well…..It happened on Trump’s watch, so it’s his fault. Bye!

  • Are we there yet

    Girl. I just saw on Twitter President Carter was on video screen yelling Rise Up. I’m too tickled. All I saw at home was him and wife in the booth. The visual funny AF tho.??? hope it’s true

  • Solstice

    lol ? it’s all going to be Trump’s fault from here on out!

  • Solstice

    Doing well chica! You? Happy Sunday…what’s left of it

  • Solstice

    This is definitely a scary time for our young men but I’m praying and lifting mine up constantly! He will survive and thrive.

  • Justlooknout

    Okay, you are confused. Ummmmokay Sandra. Take care

  • Vonn

    trump has been in office since Friday & has not decreased crime yet? Thanks donnie.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile ….. Where ya at!!!!!!! see clip . and a Peach will still dance that azz to da flo …… Super Bowl Fugggassssss ……. yAASSSSSSS Lawd …… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/47bca36c4b9500179b01eaf3e96040208c72c2eb303257b4bd9ac5fda51e978c.gif …. https://youtu.be/GxBSyx85Kp8

  • monique

    Drugs were found at the scene. What would you do if you found the package??

  • Zizzle

    It’s always gone against the blog owner’s agenda.

  • Oliver Brady

    ??

  • Solstice
  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • HisNameAintJesus

    Were they your thug cousins Sandra

  • Bre

    If yu don’t have anything nice to say, keep ur comments to urself. One of the deceased was my older brother. If you aren’t speaking facts, your opinion is irrelevant.

  • Bre

    Thug cousins really?? Your comment was so uncalled for, David was my brother nd he was far from a “thug”. Keep the ignorant comments to yourself

  • Fred G sanford

    R.I.P to all those young brothers who died way too soon…black people please stop the violence

  • missmiami305
  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I’m sooo sorry for your loss.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Sandra, FYI greenbriar mall area is not a low income area. #justtoletuknow

  • missmiami305

    Right on ?

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    I will be lifting you up in prayer. You and your family. RIP to your brother.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I just said that. That area is stable and been stable

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I was with u until u said the Kroger was good. I hate the Kroger

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    How bout them muthafawking Falcons! #riseup

  • Are we there yet

    I’m not a peach! But my southern country ass is here for Falcons. Yasssssssss

  • missmiami305
  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Yassssssss!!!!???????? #riseup

  • Listen2Me

    Did you bet on them? (Not trying to be funny or messy) But I know you like to bet on sports!

  • Listen2Me

    I’m glad because they beat GB! (Cowboys fan here) but I do live in Georgia.

  • HisNameAintJesus

    If he was your brother why you on a blog after his death and they also recovered drugs at the scene explain that

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I didn’t mean low income as in poor, I meant low income when compared to the rest of Atlanta.

  • HisNameAintJesus

    And my apologies also .Black men need to get their shit together and stop dealing druuuugs.

  • Carolina Blue
  • Let Your Soul Glow

    When I saw them in the stands, I looked at my mama and said, Jimmy Carter is a testament to how you can leave the White House unpopular, but still shape your legacy in such a way that you are HIGHLY respected by both parties.

  • missmiami305

    ???

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I’m sorry, but Ben Hill–the area the mall is located in–is not any worse than almost any other area in town. And Greenbriar Mall has a number of new stores–including a bank, Planet Fitness, and much more. It also houses a very large Atlanta police precinct, so I wouldn’t call it an unsafe mall. In fact, Lenox has had more violence recently than Greenbriar Mall has.

    And the mall was closed when this incident–that could have happened anywhere–occurred.

    Had black folks not abandoned this historic black mall in favor of “trendy” shopping centers in white areas of town, Greenbriar would have continued to thrive.

    I am a native Atlantan who grew up in nearby Cascade and I can assure you that Greenbriar Mall has a very important place in Atlanta’s cultural and musical history.

    Its the mall, by the way, that Jermaine Dupri discovered Kris Kross. You can also ask the ladies of Xscape, and Big Boi and Andre 3000 and so many other Atlanta artists what that mall means to them and their early careers. Back then, Greenbriar was THE MALL to go to, and on the weekends, it was a scene of great music, occasional performances, vibrancy and so much life and fun.

    Tyler Perry’s studio is down the street from the mall. By the way, its a tragedy he’s moving–after having lied about investing money into revitalizing the area. But these are the people you guys support–folks who get your money but don’t support you.

    This sort of thing can happen anywhere in town–and it does. Its a shame that black folks are so quick to criticize and abandon things that are black in order to justify spending their money at white retailers across town.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    It’s okay. Happy Birthday again to baby girl. I’m good for the most part. Relaxing for the evening.

  • missmiami305

    What do u mean Tyler is moving? He’s moving his studio or relocating his private residence?

  • Carolina Blue

    ??

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I’m not a Falcons fan, but congrats to the city of Atlanta. ? ? ?

  • nicelyput32

    I was tickled too. Blessed their hearts, they’re still here.

  • missmiami305
  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Excellent post. ?

  • nicelyput32

    Im so geeked. Love my Falcons!!!

  • Are we there yet

    I sometimes love you

  • TDK

    Sorry for your loss. ??????

  • missmiami305

    Wow! Just wow!!!! Where is your compassion? Everyone grieves differently https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/c2dd975fc3038f770bd1700f096218e9dd1d1c2d45261604e27b6854f4a2e439.gif

  • Are we there yet

    Yesssss. My money always in the south far as sports. I only bet north of Mason Dixon once in past 10 years. Louisville men’s basketball. Everyone here? Said I was crazy. They won whole NCAA tourney. My part time job is sports betting ???. I messed Uuuuup on Bama this year. Lord. Shew! I need these wins

  • Are we there yet

    Please SAY it. My goodness he did this

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Moving the studio. He acquired that lot, which used to be owned by Delta, back in 2005 or 6, and he did a huge, red carpet event there where he promised he had plans to invest in the ENTIRE Ben Hill/Greenbriar area.

    He LIED. Repeatedly. Perry also said he would open his studio to the public, but he didn’t do that either. He blocked it off like a private fortress and didn’t invest a dollar in anything in that entire area.

    He then had his homie Mayor Kasim Reed work his magic to hand him over the olf Ft. McPherson base–which is the home to the NEW Tyler Perry Studios. That area off Campbellton Road could have enjoyed a real revival–there were developers seeking the property to build a mixed use community homes and retail, but Perry gave Deal and Reed “campaign contributions” that ensure he’ll build another blocked off palace for his D-Grade movies.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Thank you dear.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Thanks Sandra, love you dear.

  • Are we there yet

    Good!

    Thanks hun. Best bday ever she said. Informal gathering at skating rink and family today. She learning we ain’t always gotta go BIG ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Hopefully his sets stop looking like sets.

  • Are we there yet
  • Just saying

    It is up to the people of any neighborhood to keep it up. And to teach those under us how to care for their area. Otherwise, this is the representation we get when we don’t care for our own, use and abuse our own, leave for greener pastures. All goes back to caring for what we have or had in this case.

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    Y’all I am so ready for the NE, putting the kids to bed early and everything.

  • Just saying

    I’m happy they won and beat the packers. I’m a Cowboy family fan and Rodgers was taken for his wind tonight!

  • Lovely1

    Greenbriar Mall is one of those malls where you gotta know where you are going, or you’ll stick out and become a target. lol I’ve gone there a few times (mainly to volunteer) and it’s like I had a scent on me that said “She ain’t from roun’ here”. I guess it’s the equivalent to South DeKalb Mall in Decatur, but…Yeah. Won’t catch me in there too much. RIP to the young men.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Perry is a tight wad. He’s cheap and flaky. And quite phony. .

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I was with her until that shyt bout TYler …. a lie ….. dude has given back more than …well … whatever you can dress shyt up all day … make it look intelligent …. privy or just sound good.. Tuh! ….. Tyler is a good one … and yes …. got mad love for that cat …. coming from a true Peach that know the history … born and raised … man listen …… please give the full truth .. and save ya judgements… been here since birth … 82 …. and know every crack and crevasses … FOH … https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a7627afcd55203c8e1d16f124103736473dc5167f6be092bb3f29d06e64e519b.gif

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Why, because you say so? Black people need to support black businesses, and there are lots of wonderful ones inside that mall. We don’t get to enjoy economic independence by taking our dollars outside our community.

    Please familiarize yourself with these things.

  • http://suzar.com/BOTW/BOTW-ch1d-pages7-8.html Staci Elle

    praying for you and your family sis.

  • Carolina Blue

    Lmao!! I sure am! ?

  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    So guess that’s a no lol

  • Justlooknout

    Sorry to here of your loss, prayers to your loved one. May love and peace keep you.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    South Dekalb got the best Macy’s in the City …. quiet as it’s kept …. that and Lenox be hitting ….. Greenbriar looks like South Dekalb .. but the quality of clothes and the Macy’s just different …. but who shops at malls … serious question??? Seriously …. we got cities round this bytch …. with shopping plazas with banging anchor stores …. MAll ?

  • Justlooknout

    See this post gonna go left, talking bout folks family.

    ?

  • Justlooknout

    Yeah malls are becoming things of yesteryear

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch
  • https://www.etsy.com/shop/AMarieNaturals Lovezoe

    ???

  • missmiami305

    Well dang! Sn, i subscribed to your youtube. Loved the last video. True indeed.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/083345c39b2e3298917441b2686e9779a44d904404cf99a71e17428ce0ff6064.gif

  • Justlooknout

    Huh?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • shun king

    Hey this shouldn’t happen Atlanta is a very nice place this is abhorrent. Atlanta is a nice place to raise kids and John Lewis has made the city better

  • Peter Piper ATL

    The neighborhood, as I said, is not any worse than any other black neighborhood in Atlanta. I don’t agree with the core of your response, because you’re oversimplifying a problem that is not exclusive to any one area.

    There are a number of factors that go into an area falling into decline. And I don’t know if you know it or not, but the area surrounding Greenbriar Mall has a number of recent housing developments and there are a number of beautiful homes and neighborhoods right off Campbellton Road.

    I’d like to remind you that I’m not telling you to buy a home there–but I’m not saying you shouldn’t either. What I am saying, however, is you should support Black Business. You’re bettering a neighborhood when you invest your dollars there.

    I shop at Greenbriar whenever its convenient, and so do my kids. In fact, I renew my tags there, I shop regularly at several stores there, and I often eat at one of the terrific eateries in the area–in and around the Mall.

    And I always make it home in 1 piece.

  • missmiami305

    This always tickles me

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • shun king

    Black areas in Atlanta are DANGEROUS!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    <3 <3 <3

  • missmiami305

    Me too! I miss my boo Rick. I am fiending like a crackhead for more. Finally read the latest comic tho https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/fb0d3e7eff932619640f44ac68984b723ddf2e440d25e4e8dc34927de8805ef4.gif

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I online shop but if I need to go to a Macys its SOuth dekalb no lie

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    RIP but the Greenbriar area is low income now?!?!?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty
  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    LMAO !!!!!!!

  • HisNameAintJesus

    What? Get real who the hell grieves on a blog hours after Thier brother was shot.you got me bent. She’s more than likely lying.Furthermore why was drugs found at the scene. I’m black you know and from da hood. They were thugs in East point at that time of night.Sounds like a deal gone bad to me.

  • Lovely1

    True. I worked at South DeKalb for a few years…(over 10 yrs ago) and shop at the Macy’s a lot. So yeah…I get it. The point I was trying to make tho is because I’m from the Eastside, South DeKalb doesn’t seem as dangerous to me as Greenbriar… Maybe because I’m not from that side of town, but Greenbriar seems to have a little bit more going on. It’s just so unfortunate because I definitely don’t mind spending a little to “shop black” but the security is always the issue.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Ya just from a different side … Im eastside myself https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7c84d5ad4c7f1ca2c5fb6e5372960c0b853ba26de03bff0897ced8652a91d80e.gif (Bouldercrest)…. and we just different … but I fugg wit both ….

  • Peter Piper ATL

    I was born here, and raised here, and raised my kids here. My birth certificate says 1960s dear.

    I also come from a family that has a deep history in this city, and I feel blessed to say that. I know Atlanta, and I know when someone is faking the funk.

    Sorry, but it was Tyler himself who promised to lead the revitalization of Greenbriar, so you need to take issue with him on that. I’m old skool–if you say you’re gonna do something then you do it. If not, then your ass lied about it.

    Tyler watched silently as Greenbriar fell into continued neglect. He could have taken the opportunity while he was operating there to lead the way and invest dollars or even time into the area. Unfortunately, he chose to do neither. Now he’s leaving Greenbriar with another empty building. that’s not leadership or supporting your community.

    I don’t really wanna waste a lot of time debating with you because you seem to come from the position of an obsessed TP fan. That said, look up BLACK WALL STREET. It thrived because people who had the money invested there–not somewhere across town. Giving back means more than just handing out a car and a turkey.

    Those who can lead, should. TP squandered a chance to be a real leader for Greenbriar’s revival but instead he punted. FACT.

  • Carolina Blue
  • missmiami305

    Girl i read one comic and was hooked. The story gets soooooooooo much better.

  • missmiami305

    Omg. U guys were in need of rain but this is too much. Stay safe

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Crime is not an exclusively black thing, nor is it confined to one demographic area. Crime travels.

    Ask the people whose cars and homes regularly get broken into in Midtown, Virginia-Highlands, Dunwoody, Brookhaven and Buckhead if they feel any safer because they don’t live in “Black Areas”. Chile Please

  • missmiami305

    I went to the mall this past holiday season to use a store cc. However, prior to that it was years. Seriously, malls are outdated. We have so many other options

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Up here in northern Cali too. ALOT. We need it so I’ll hush. God bless the people with property damage https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/94d95c022d8f2bb9a89dc217880399754a94d2e1b3eec9e1faad3c0564c8da1e.jpg

  • Carolina Blue

    Blah

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I had a great time in they Macy’s I was shocked

  • Carolina Blue

    Down vote

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    What high school u went to ?

  • Solstice

    Jen what’s your YouTube page? Congrats ? I didn’t know! ?

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Ask the whites in cabbagetown and Reynolds town and John’s creek that’s getting robbed

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Pretty much

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    My boss said that the other at. How Tyler did nothing for the black comm

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    jeniefrumdablocATL …. I won’t be doing many public readings …. only sometimes to assist lol ….

  • MsSincerity

    IKR…..what a loser.

  • Carolina Blue

    I dont care…???

  • Let Your Soul Glow

    Bwahahahahaahaha!!!! That MJ/Janet gif deserves an up vote by itself.

  • MsSincerity

    Yep!

  • nicelyput32

    Hey Friend???

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    A good Macy’s I tell ya no lies chile ….. always have been

  • Peter Piper ATL

    PREACH honey.

  • Carolina Blue

    Down vote!! For speaking to me.?…?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    LOL…if i told you hun, then I wouldn’t be able to be anonymous anymore lol. I’m sorry.

    But i graduated here and attended GSU

    Its possible we know each other, if you’re in my age range. I use to be pretty active in my schooling days.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Me!!! Everyone doesn’t have family or friends to turn too so a forum like this could be a place they can grieve. Who are u to judge??

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    We won chile …. we won ,… don’t hate …..Real tears aye ya say ….. aye … https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cea048690595d336a18d72f41a113d5800e0328da7fea5dbe35786e046a07fb8.gif

  • Justlooknout

    Sista you Know I shop online. Lmao

  • shun king

    Guess who breaking in them tho those blacks from those black areas

  • Justlooknout

    The Best RHOA ever!!!!!!!!

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  • HisNameAintJesus

    R.I.P my young brothers.So many of us die young.We deserve better than Amelia!

  • Justlooknout

    Cant stop laughing…

  • Darkandlovely617?

    But…TonyToniTone said it didn’t ?
    ??
    Seriously, That’s not even rain though! Straight monsoon ?
    Geesh!
    How long is it supposed to continue?

  • Carolina Blue
  • Carolina Blue

    Lmao

  • HisNameAintJesus

    Yeah right.A forum to grieve not logical.Try telling that to someone else.She’s a young woman with family to lean on for support.I,,’m done.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I think u a lil too angry. Y don’t u whoosaaa and come back later. We shouldn’t even be taking about this.

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Stop it ???

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Thank you. It’s a blessing to get all of this good rain because there are areas that are in dire need of the rain so they can live. I’m nowhere near Carson (that’s on the 110 fwy near the Carson exit). It has been steady where I am but it hasn’t been bad (if you discount the roof that caved in down the street and around a couple corners). Lol. Folks are going to learn to reinforce the roofs of their buildings.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    It’s been raining steadily since the fall. We get breaks here and there, but it’s been really cold (for L.A.) and really rainy. It’s a rare occasion that I get to utilize the winter wardrobe I’ve amassed, so that’s a perk. If I’d known it wasn’t going to be so bad, I would’ve gotten out today.

    I’ll make tracks tomorrow. I have lots to do.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I remember my days up North. I would walk outside in rain and that rain would turn into hail. I wasn’t used to that. I would get pelted walking down Telegraph (if it was nighttime, I was likely going to get pizza). The good ol’ days. ?

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    People can literally surf the streets of Redondo Beach. I’ve seen this once in my life. ?? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/90ec437e57f600417766e2afff88bfcf021aa308c676efd8ea7e1fee7eacd93b.jpg

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Teeheehee ?

  • Justlooknout

    I miss Cali…but dag

  • Solstice

    Woo chile. That’s a lot of rain water. I’m in AZ so we’ll brace ourselves. We’ve already got a lot of the storm that came thru CA last week.

  • Carolina Blue

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    .

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I live close to multiple beaches. I never go to any of them, but it makes for a nice environment. I can only imagine what the water levels look like in SM, MDR, PDR and Manhattan Beach. I’m sure the surfers are having the time of their lives.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Happy birthday to the the doll ??????
    Glad to hear you’re having a blast ?

  • Darkandlovely617?

    ?
    Can I bring you aboard as a temporary Pats fan ?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Then why don’t you go get in a cop car and catch them? Anything is better than babbling about it online and doing nothing.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    Oh, city’s not closed?

  • SummerBaby

    RIP! ??

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    No. The cities here don’t close. That portion of the freeway is likely shut down now.

  • SummerBaby

    Sorry for your loss! ?? :hugs:

  • Vonn

    He failed “bigly.” I’m laughing at my own joke too.

  • shun king

    Why don’t you go get a bus full of black people and make them shop in black areas… you online babbling also….well Iam not going to say also because I do try and steer youth in better directions…

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    bawahahaha ???????

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Chile me either ROFL ??

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    Yes! It’s hailed twice this week up this mountain! I’m above sea level a few miles from Oak…. Right through the tunnel

  • Carolina Blue

    ???

  • Carolina Blue

    Hell no!

  • Allihave2say

    Growing up they used to tell us Cali was going to drown, break away from the mainland and become a floating island.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    Lol. I’ve always wanted my own island.

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    I haven’t returned since I left. I need to make it a point to book an impromptu flight one day and revisit my old stomping grounds. I will spend the day there then return home like I drove down the street. That would be cool.

    There’s a house I used to want and considered buying with a few friends. I should’ve spent my tuition on it instead of school. We would’ve been rich af.

  • Darkandlovely617?

    ?
    I appreciate your loyalty to your team ?

  • Carolina Blue

    Lol

  • Justlooknout

    Alternative Facts, are what?

    Not The Truth
    Blantant Lies
    White lies
    Kinda sort of the truth

    Kellyanne Conway’s Claim That White House Press Secretary Offered ‘Alternative Facts’

    What part of the game is this?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    You don’t do anything but run your fat ass mouth and hate on your own people. How the hell is that steering anybody anywhere?

  • Allihave2say

    They said Texas is a sinking mud swamp which is why no one has basements.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    You are lame, and so is your page. And you’re showing an incredible LACK of originality: coming to Sandra’s site, hoping to get attention for your tired and quite blase video posts.

    You’re riding for Tyler Perry but what the hell has he done for you? Obviously, riding for him hasn’t translated into any noticeable bump in your own relevance cause honey you got 88 followers on Twitter. LOL, girl my pit bull has more followers than you lol!

    AND…you’re selling toilet paper on the Internet. I respect entrepreneurship but honey you are very close to being a complete joke.

    You came to the wrong spot looking to put somebody in their place, dear. I said what i said, and the proof is in the pudding.

    I’m not sure what a “crevasses” is, but if you can’t spell it, I’m prone to believe you don’t now what it is either.

    Bye chile, you’re an amateur. Find another way to get relevant, or ask your dwindling YouTube “fans”–all 6 of them–for guidance.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    But black folks still come out and support his silly movies, Madea, etc.

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Lies and Propaganda. Unfortunately, we can expect more of this for the next 4 years.
    These people are dishonest and downright scary now.

  • whitty hutton

    @Justlooknout
    “Alternative facts” are LIES. These muthafukkas are sickening and are a complete embarrassment to this country. I hope they run this damn country in the ground so the people who voted for the orange baboon lose every damn thing they own. Yes, others will suffer too but this shit is maddening to say the last. Po white inbred trash, his paid whore, his genetically defected and the lowlife, self-serving folks he has working for him should go to hell IMMEDIATELY.

  • whitty hutton

    Patriots Nation!!!????

  • Justlooknout

    Yeah I know…chile. you went all the way in. Slams gavel

  • Fendi aka Erin Blockabitch

    We don’t have basements here in many cases. If you have storage, you’ve got an attic.

    I miss TX. I need a house there.

  • whitty hutton

    Sorry for your loss, however, this is a public blog and people are going to say what they want to whether it be your brother, my brother or somebody else’s. Perhaps a blog isn’t the best place to be reading comments about your brother’s death…seems you just want to express the anger and hurt you’re feeling, and that’s a part of the grieving process…but you’re in for e-fights and messed up comments galore if you’re policing folks comments and expecting only RIPs and “nice” comments.

  • whitty hutton

    @Vanna,
    I e-love you like peanut butter n jelly, but I have the same questions as His…and just because some people use this site as a forum for everything going on in their lives doesn’t mean others have to respect or understand it. This is the innanets…ain’t no rules, fortunately/unfortunately…

  • whitty hutton

    Yep! Gas prices go up…it’s trump gas! Health insurance premiums go up…it’s trumpcare! Stamps go up starting tomorrow…it’s trump stamps! EVERY DAMN THANG is that orange baboon’s fault!

  • MsSincerity

    lol

  • whitty hutton

    The dog breed issue is a bunch of crap. I own rottweilers for companionship and protection from the would be driveway carjackers and home invaders. Proper training is what is needed, not breed restrictions for PROPERTY OWNERS. that’s apartment renter thinking.

  • We Can Do This

    Those drugs were earmarked for a black community I’m sure.

  • whitty hutton

    I work with a po white trash cracker who gets her “talking points” from Fox News. I shut that inbred skank down every chance I get!

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Condolences to the families

  • http://theburningbush.disqus.com/ TheBurningBush

    well who did the killing?

  • Strong.Yardwoman

    They won’t close it. No matter what happens there. I remember about 18 years ago going to one of the BEST BLACK BOOKSTORE there. Sad to say, but it is probably shuttered.

  • Strong.Yardwoman

    Sorry, I have been boycotting the news this week because of the Orange One. If it is true, I hope she rots in a specially designed place in Hades.

  • Strong.Yardwoman

    Unified prayers up for the young man and his family. God knows he will never be the same after such trauma.

  • Strong.Yardwoman

    My deepest condolences to you and your family during these trying times. May God have him REST IN PEACE!

  • Strong.Yardwoman

    Your point is what Mr. High & Mighty? How do you know that she was not reading the blog, as a distraction, while at the hospital? Who are YOU, the new blog police?

  • Strong.Yardwoman

    Wow! Just wow! All this judgment from a man who just a week ago in every entry was begging black people to unite and check out your website. I have one sentence for you: GO SUCK YOU MADDA!

  • shun king

    Because I say something on this blog that’s also my real life? And once again how do anybody on here know that I am black? Also I see you referred to me as “chile” don’t you know that’s how women talk? Wonder what you doing outside this blog ?

  • Tammie Reed

    Ive been here 11 yrs never been to that mall, Sad

  • Strong.Yardwoman

    Bre, know and understand no matter the circumstances you lost your big brother, and your parents lost their child. There are sensitive, and caring people on this blog. Do not let the opinion and assumption of “one jackasz” turn you away from this blog! That idiot man was and is trying to get people to visit his blog. Many prayers are going up for you and your family.

  • Strong.Yardwoman

    Now RIP after your disgusting assumptions. Are you bi-polar? Or, did it suddenly dawn on you you won’t get many website hits?

  • HisNameAintJesus

    Mind your dam business dammit and quit stalking me.I posted that 6000 messages back and you must be on Sandra Rose 24 7 to have found that.Go outside sometimes and enjoy this beautiful earth God created for us

  • HisNameAintJesus

    What do you mean

  • Strong.Yardwoman

    Actually, I have never stalked a person. If I were to start stalking someone; it would not be YOU!

    You are angry because I saw through your BS, and called you on it.

    Finally, I read what and when I choose. Good luck with your pyramid scheme.

    REMEMBER THE BLOCK BUTTON IS YOUR FRIEND!

  • HisNameAintJesus

    Are drugs not bad. Do black men suppose to deal drugs?No!!! They know better.Ok ,all the youth that I mentor to,I guess I’ll tell them to deal drugs.And most black people won’t support black business anyway over the Whitman.Facebook won’t give any money back to black people.Atleast I was going to give most of it back to the black community.

  • HisNameAintJesus

    I’m not high and mighty but I have sense enough not to deal drugsssss!!!

  • 88

    This is what John Lewis need to be focusing on.

  • Justlooknout

    Hear you sis. I work with several.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I believe Tyler Perry Studio is currently located in this quaint nook part of town. GB area has always been a 24 hour crime scene.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I’ve never been there either and like you, I’ve been Atlanta well over a decade.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    For some reason they will not close either of these malls. I think black communities have few/far between staples, they just leave the minimally populated malls as a sign life once lived there. Are the anchor stores still in place?

    I’ve never been to GBM in all the years of living in GA. I haven’t gone to South Dekalb mall since 1999. Man, how times have changed. Do y’all remember when there was an Avondale Mall?

  • We Can Do This

    They are saying the shooting was drug related.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    OMG back in the day, I stayed in that SD Macy’s. It really was like no other Macy’s because I could go there and find everything. I completely agree, although I haven’t been to this mall since 99. BUT the Macy’s here is definitely one of the best. My second best was the North Dekalb location. They closed that one down some time last year.

    i’m no fan of the Northlake or Perimeter locations.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Totally agree ???

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    ” I hope they run this damn country in the ground so the people who voted for the orange baboon lose every damn thing they own. Yes, others will suffer too but this shit is maddening to say the least.”
    —-
    Yeah, I can totally understand that frustration. Unfortunately, if he runs the country into the ground, we all lose. (Experts have already said that if he and the Republicans kill Obamacare thousands of people will die.)

    Let’s just hope he doesn’t do too much damage before he leaves office. It will take the next president years just to try to undo some of the damage caused by this man.

  • Look@m3

    Yeah but I think he has also bought the fort Gilliam as well. I don’t know If and when he plans to close it….SMH @ Urban!

  • Look@m3

    Its really nothing there. So your not missing anything…

  • Oliver Brady

    I too have been avoiding the news. It’s just weird that a website like SR that likes to highlight violent crimes in Ga overlooked this particular crime?

  • Look@m3

    And West End Mall… Ha

  • Simone

    Wish I could thumbs you up 100 times.

  • KB

    Fort Gilliam or do you mean Fort McPherson? I know of the latter.

  • Strong.Yardwoman

    Truthfully, I think something pretty serious is going on with Sandra. I am going to give her the benefit of the doubt. Hopefully, we will see a posting about it soon. Strange things are happening right now.

    I am glad you are back. I missed you making me laugh while I lurked.

  • Simone

    “Experts have already said that if he and the Republicans kill Obamacare thousands of people will die”….If anyone is spreading these scare tactics and panic, they are not “experts”. The country survived before Obamacare and will survive after it. We have Medicaid, Medicare and risk pools in certain states. My Husband is an Insurance Broker and Financial Advisor and Obamacare is destroying the workforce and economy. If it’s so great, how come Obama himself and Congress and the Senate is exempt from it?

  • free

    mcpherson

  • free

    it’s the SWATS. some parts are extremely nice. middle to high middle class, manicured lawns, long-time homeowners, etc. then there’s n****as. that area is not blighted.

  • free

    love your post. i lived in about 5 complexes up and down campbellton and stone hogan and ‘nem back in the day. the original chick fil a is still hanging. i wrote macy’s and asked them to up their game when they put that clearance floor in there that time. the mall can come back but malls are just not trendy anymore. it is what it is with the stores that are in there. it’s for the lil young folk to push their babies and buy their tennis shoes. tyler is just expanding. that property was a waste before he got it and it resulted in a few nice years of growth in that immediate area.

  • free

    lies

  • free

    tyler planted the seed but nobody else had his back. magic gave it a boost with the theater and who owned that ihop? maybe it was magic. otherwise tyler invested in a piece of nothing abandoned by delta. he ain’t the mayor. the man has to expand. it was up to other businesses to come in and surround it (a la camp creek). i don’t think it would have the growth it has now had tyler not come in.

  • HisNameAintJesus

    oh ok

  • HisNameAintJesus

    Pyramid scheme.Are you stupid.I’m trying to compete with FaceBook.A person can choose to sign up or not. It’s free.I make my money off of Google Ad sense and other Advertising companies.You go me messed up!!!!!

  • free

    that’s a lot of investment for a budding studio. and what type of investments reaching into ben hill AND greenbriar? that’s a lot. i think fort mac would be better to open to the public because of the sheer size of it. where were the other developers? waiting on him to put all of his money into it before they put theirs?

  • Readytochokemothernatureonout

    Condolences

  • Mr. LeBrick James

    Now you’re starting to sound like a paid Republican troll. Please just stop.

  • StoneColdLady

    I HATE Obamacare! The elderly AND the less fortunate have always been covered and if you chose to purchase insurance that was on you NOT a tax penalty

  • StoneColdLady

    I HATE Obamacare! The elderly AND the less fortunate have always been covered and if you chose to purchase insurance that was on you NOT a tax penalty

  • Tammie Reed

    I think my daughter been there, I’m up by Mall of Ga so need in me venturing out lol.

  • Everlasting Burning Fire

    Let in on a secret – NASA has a building that is 4 stories below ground. Used to work there and been in it – this is not an ‘alternative fact”.

  • thaye

    THANK YOU…..

  • thaye

    McPherson

  • S. Williams

    i want to open my own little library/bookstore with novles, fiction and non-fiction, written by/for people of color. I read over 100 books a year. it’s my passion and I want ppl to know that we POCs have talent as well

  • Kwamella Diquan

    You’re not missing shat!

  • Op2

    Where are the ATL’s still pretending that their city is not “crime-infested?” -it is what it is. smh

  • Simone

    No, not a paid troll. Just sharing facts as someone has seen the negative effects of Obamacare.

  • Op2

    But, he and others will lie and say that there are no problems and his district is not ‘crime-infested.’ smh

  • S. Williams

    she’s gotten paid off for something bc just a few months ago she was spitting the truth about Trump now all of a sudden she’s defending his blatant lies

  • S. Williams

    it’s called the Affordable Care Act. Please use it’s appropriate name. Also, no insurance implementation is great. Universal healthcare is a new concept as far as implementation in the U.S. I’m sure when it began in the socialistic countries there were many bumps and bruises. ACA is not for everyone. if you can afford better HI, go buy it. But there are plenty of ppl who rely on but couldn’t get insured due to the clauses on pre-existing conditions. What I don’t get is ppl who don’t even NEED ACA are the ones complaining about it. if it’s not for you (general you) then move around

  • Justlooknout

    well of course she has been paid. not enough because she dresses like a retired hooker.

  • Tammie Reed

    #Cackles LOL!

  • thehumble1

    Greenbriar mall brings back memories. I miss Atlanta not the crime just Atlanta.

  • Look@m3

    Yeah my bad!!! I work with a lot of Forts and got them mixed up. Meant to say McPherson on Campbel….

  • Look@m3

    We not pretending. Its infested just like any other city!

  • TeeTee

    I thought it never rained in Southern California?

  • Chocolate Bliss

    It’s still there

  • Just saying

    That’s a great! And I will agree to disagree with you on me “over simplyfying” my comment. I am not from Atl however, I know that area well.

    My comment comes from my own experience from where I am from personally. The neighborhood AND shopping area was a decent middle class area. When my GM moved in the nieghborhood she was 1 of 3 black families. By the time I came about it was all black families. Shopping area was still decent and we had a great neighborhood store right up the street.

    We knew all the families! They had kids and those kids had kids. But after 3 generations of families in our neighborhood continued to procreate and elders died leaving those homes to the young, things shifted for the worse. Drug dealers moved in, drive bys and Folks abandoning their family homes. Never taking care of them! Stores began to be broken into and no one wanted to “snitch” in this small town. People stopped picking up trash and increased the littering. As a child, my family made us clean up the yard, pick up trash that the people threw out into our yards and if the neighbors had trash in theirs we picked that up too!

    Dead bodies tossed along with used tires and PEOPLE not caring to up keep the area!! Police became crooked and decent people moved away. Only a hand full of good folks still making it anyway possible in the neighborhood now. Some spots are safe and no one will bother you, yet there are spots that you just never know. Even in the long standing restuarants.

    So whenever I see a place that resembles my hometown, I think the same thing. Maybe this is where we don’t agree?? Either way…keep up the support!

  • Strong.Yardwoman

    Blessings on your vision. I am a-readaholic. I use to spend so much money at that bookstore it was crazy.

    What are you reading now?
    I am reading Lobbyists at Work by Beth L. Leech.

  • IamAllnatural

    Wow, I was there last month and I saw Khandi’s Aunt Nora in Macy’s. She was a sweetheart. Dang, I didn’t know that was a ruff area, google took me to the closest Macy’s. But it did seem kind of deserted.

  • Romeo Rambo

    please read carefully all you dump ass people’s outside Checker’s restaurant at 2841 Greenbriar Parkway not the Mall read it again stop looking at picture’s and read.

  • KIR12

    Dummy, black wallstreet had 2 parent black traditional families. These baby mama black communities can not econmically sustain businesses, FACT.

    ****WHO wants to have a business or shop around poor and working poor black baby mamas and their WILD ARSE UNDISDCIPLINED KIDS? NO ONE! *****

    Get a clue productive communities WITH OUT Fathers in the OVERWHELMING MAJORITY of homes does not exist, never has excited and never will exist. Its just black liberal fairytales. But you can keep blaming black businessmen and decent middleclass blacks if it makes you feel better. Dummy! smmfh

    100% fault of black men following incompetetent black leaders

  • Queen B

    Wow this was literally 10 minutes from my house smh i was just in Greenbriar yesterday getting my daughter’s hair done and had no clue 3 ppl died at the checkers….I wonder who was the shooter ?

  • Op2

    The connection is Lewis who is another Dem in charge of an ever-growing crime infested city that needs REAL help and to be focused on, not empty words about hope that liberal politicians have peddled and sold to the poor or Black community for decades.

    The problem is Dems have written policies and tax laws that has destroyed jobs and opportunities for Blacks to re-create the scenery of impoverished plantations that are crime-infested with failing or worthless dysfunctional school systems.

    -that scenery very much mimics their setting of slavery. It is topped-off with their 90s policies to mass-incarcerate Black males to ensure that households on those plantations will remain needy and dependent for generations to come which ensure their cozy gov’t jobs/careers.

    If Blacks were to have jobs and companies to recreate the thriving auto days of Detroit/Flint or the 1st Black Wall St. days of Oklahoma or receive “Reparations” for slavery, then it would destroy the power and careers of liberal politicians and their pet-agencies that they created for “personal” careers, at the expense of keep the minorities (especially the Blacks) poorer and less educated with dead-end to no jobs.

    -people are waking up to these truths and saying ‘bring back the jobs and companies to the US’ to give us a chance of taking back control of our lives and wealth to get off the lying liberals plantations!

  • Kita Williams

    I’m currently reading White Cargo by Stuart Woods. This book was a gift so I’m trying to get through it before diving back into my authors of color. I’m into thrillers and criminal novels like crazy lol I need more of those in my life

  • Kita Williams

    I’m currently reading White Cargo by Stuart Woods. This book was a gift so I’m trying to get through it before diving back into my authors of color. I’m into thrillers and criminal novels like crazy lol I need more of those in my life