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Social media activist Ice Cube will be a headline speaker at a pro-President Trump event, the annual gala of the Zionist Organization of America.

"'I gotta say it was a good day' when my friend Cube readily and happily agreed to speak at our ZOA Gala," said ZOA president Morton Klein, quoting one of the rapper's lyrics.

Klein reached out to Cube in July and the two forged an unlikely friendship.

"We both grew up poor in Black hoods. Cube told me he thanked Jews for starting NAACP, many Black schools & fighting for Black civil rights," Klein wrote in a statement.

"Cube told me he supports condemning Black & all antisemitism & I condemned all racism," he added.

Ice Cube, real name O'Shea Jackson, was called out on social media by angry followers last month after he expressed his support for Trump's $500 billion Platinum Plan to provide economic opportunities for the Black community.

The semi-retired film director was forced to deny his affiliation with the Trump administration while at the same time stressing the importance of the economic plan for his people.

Jackson, 51, was also accused of anti-Semitism by his Jewish followers when he shared a series of memes in some of his tweets.

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Sauce Buckhead

You are invited to attend a 10 Squared Social: the Grand Opening of Sauce Buckhead Italian restaurant in Atlanta's affluent Buckhead community.

Sauce Buckhead is opening its doors for a few hours on certain days to allow Buckhead residents to experience Sauce.

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Sauce Buckhead

10 Squared PR firm will host the 10 Squared Social at Sauce Buckhead Grand Opening On Oct. 2 - Oct. 4 from 6:00pm - Until.

Atlanta, GA, Sept. 29, 2020 -- There's a brand-new Italian restaurant and lounge coming to Atlanta, Sauce Buckhead, a premium Italian eatery nestled in the luxurious Buckhead neighborhood. Sauce Buckhead invites you to the official opening weekend, October 2 - 4, 2020. Join Sauce Buckhead family to get a first-look experience on their new menu and plush setting. From their traditional Tuscan thin crust pizzas to their cutting-edge Italian fusion selections including an Italian spicy jerk chicken taco, this restaurant is sure to keep customers craving a slice. Sauce Buckhead's pizza menu is the highlight, using an array of top-quality ingredients including - organic flour, imported Italian buffalo mozzarella and tomatoes with delicious authentic Italian toppings, American wine list, along with a top shelf liquor selection.

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10 SQUARED SOCIAL: Sauce Buckhead Grand Opening:

Friday October 2 - Sunday, October 4, 2020
6:00pm - Until

Sauce Buckhead
25 Irby Ave NW
Atlanta, GA 30305

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All roads lead to Atlanta for the next Democratic presidential primary debate to be held at Tyler Perry's Studios on Wednesday, Nov. 20.

If you're not busy on Wednesday, WABE.com has complied a list of the public events that will take place on debate day, kicking off with the Democratic Debate PRO-LIFE Democrat Rally in front of Tyler Perry Studios on Nov. 20 from 5 to 8 p.m.

In addition to a rally, numerous watch parties will be held throughout the city.

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Former President Barack Obama is scheduled to speak live during a conference, but the cost of admission is steep.
 

Watch parties around the city

2020 Presidential Debate Watch Party

7 p.m. at a location to be provided after ticket purchase

Host: Democratic Party of Georgia

Cost: $20
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Georgia is a Battleground State Debate Watch Party

7 to 11 p.m. at Georgia Beer Garden

Hosts: NARAL Pro-Choice Georgia, Millennials for Progress and Millennials for Abrams

Cost: Free

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Cobb Debate Watch Parties

7 to 11 p.m.

Locations: Three locations in Cobb County
Monticello in East Cobb
Taco Mac in West Cobb
Huey Luey's Mexican Kitchen & Margarita Bar in Acworth

Host: Cobb County Democratic Committee

Cost: $3

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Latinx Debate Watch Party

8 to 11 p.m.

Location: Latino Caucus of the Democratic Party of Georgia

501 Pulliam Street, Suite 400

Atlanta, GA 30312

Cost: Free

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Gwinnett Latinx Debate Watch Party

8 to 11 p.m.

Location: Mariscos Mazatlan, Seafood Bar and Grill

1650 Pleasant Hill Road

Duluth, GA 30096

Cost: Free
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Official Atlanta Presidential Debate "#DumpTrump2020" Watch Party

8 to 11 p.m.

Location: BQE Restaurant & Lounge

262 Edgewood Avenue Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30303

Cost: Free

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Presidential Debate Watch Party

8 to 11 p.m.

Hosts: Black Youth Vote and Georgia STAND-UP

Location: 55th & Park Restaurant & Lounge

55 Park Place Northeast

Atlanta, GA 30303

Cost: Free

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Debate Watch Party

8:30 to 11:30 p.m.

Location: Hudson Grille Sandy Springs

6317 Roswell Road Northeast

Sandy Springs, GA 30328

Cost: Free

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Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Nov. 19 to 22

Location: Georgia World Congress Center.

Obama will be the keynote speaker on Nov. 20.

Cost: $600 in advance or $650 onsite

Source: WABE.com

Dr. Jackie Walters

Join Dr. Jackie Walters and the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation for a breast cancer support group meeting this Sunday, Sept. 16, from 2 PM to 4 PM! The breast cancer support group is hosted by Dr. Jacqueline Walters, MD and sponsored by Myriad Fellowship.

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Gucci Mane

Photographer Cam Kirk, who's trying to make a name for himself in the cutthroat world of professional photography, has announced a new photo exhibit starring ex-con repeat offender Gucci Mane.

The photo exhibition will be on display inside a church, in keeping with Gucci's rap moniker, "Trap God".

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T.I. performs on Jimmy Kimmel Live!

From a press release:

"ATLANTA, GA ----- The Atlanta Hawks and Grammy Award-winning superstar and Atlanta native Tip "T.I." Harris have teamed up to make Opening Night versus the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, Nov. 1st the hottest ticket in town. The celebration will start as soon as fans enter the doors and fans will have good reason to come early."

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Chattrisse Dolabaille and Missy Elliott

Canadian actress Chattrisse Dolabaille has been selected to play rapper producer Missy Elliott in the Lifetime biopic on the late singer Aaliyah's life.

The Internet melted down when a similarly hued actress, Zendaya Coleman, was chosen to play Aaliyah. Coleman, who is mixed, backed out of the project when the pressure became too much to bare.

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Will Packer

Film producer, and friend of the blog, Will Packer proposed to his longtime love, Heather, in a major way over the weekend. Packer, who is currently producing Think Like a Man Too in Vegas, surprised Heather by dropping to one knee in front of 40,000 at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.

"We actually met four years ago, here at ESSENCE. I need y'all to help me out," Will asked the crowd as he brought his girlfriend out onstage. "Heather, you’ve changed my life. I love you so much. You make me happier than words can express," said Will as the audience roared.

Will presented Heather with a custom 10K diamond ring as she wiped the tears from her eyes. "She said yes ya’ll!!" said Will after Heather stopped jumping up and down.

Congrats to the happy couple! 4 years is surely long enough for the Dopamine to wear off. Read the full text of Packer's heartfelt proposal to Heather after the break.

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2013 BET Awards Press Conference

L-R: Comedian Chris Tucker, rapper Kendrick Lamar, singers Tamar Braxton, Charlie Wilson, Chris Brown, and BET Exec Stephen Hill attended the BET Awards 2013 Press Conference at Icon Ultra Lounge in Los Angeles, California, on Tuesday, May 14. Pregnant reality TV star Tamar Braxton ("Tamar and Vince") is nominated for Best Female R&B/Pop Artist, and Chris Brown is nominated for Best Male R&B/Pop Artist.

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