By Sandra Rose  | 

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By the time Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms took office on Jan. 2, 2018, her promise to the citizens of Atlanta to run a transparent administration was broken, according to an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigative report.

The AJC found that Mayor Bottoms broke with longstanding political practice by charging taxpayers for work her transition team performed before she took office in January 2018.

AJC reporters Stephen Deere and Dan Klepal interviewed dozens of people and reviewed thousands of pages of documents that showed Mayor Bottoms created staff positions that provided the salaries her transition team requested - even though they weren't qualified for the jobs and did no work at all in those positions.

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In November 2018, the AJC reported that former Atlanta City Council member Kwanza Hall was hired as a $137,000-a-year advisor to Mayor Bottoms (pictured), despite a city charter provision prohibiting the hiring of former elected officials within a year of leaving office.

That investigation led AJC reporters to discover new positions within Mayor Bottoms' administration that were based on desired salaries, rather than the jobs they would actually perform.

Their investigation found that Mayor Bottoms gave her former campaign manager Marva Lewis the title of deputy general manager at Atlanta's Hartsfield Airport with a salary of $275,000 per year.

But Lewis never worked at the airport.

Lewis, who became Bottoms' chief of staff, held the airport title - and collected paychecks from the airport - while leading the mayor's transition team, which included rappers T.I. Harris and Killer Mike.

Lewis' airport position may have violated Federal Aviation Administration regulations prohibiting the misuse of airport revenues for non-airport operations.

Last month, the mayor's office used the city's general fund to repay the airport $22,500 for Lewis' compensation. The repayment was made two days after the AJC asked the mayor's office why airport funds paid Lewis' salary when she was not an airport employee.

Lewis, who announced her resignation in January, defended the use of taxpayer money to fund Bottoms' transition team.

"We weren't doing campaign work," Lewis told the AJC. "We were a small team that came in to help with Mayor Bottoms' transition."

The mayor's office attempted to blame a former Mayor Kasim Reed employee for the airport hiring snafu.

But that employee - Yvonne Yancy, the top Human Resources official under Reed, kept all of her receipts.

"I was asked by Mayor-Elect Keisha Lance Bottoms to process several potential candidates for hire and add them into the payroll system," Yancy told the AJC in a statement. "I explained that this could not be done as hires for her administration could not go into effect until she officially took office on Jan. 2, 2018. I didn't approve, hire, or finalize the employment process for any employees."

Yancy told the AJC that then-Mayor Reed also approached her on behalf of Bottoms, who served on the City Council during Reed's time as mayor.

On Dec. 27, 2017, Reed presented Yancy with a handwritten note on Bottom's City Council stationary. The note listed campaign workers and their desired salaries and phone numbers.

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Yancy provided the AJC with a cell phone snapshot of the note that was time-stamped Dec 27, 2018.

The list recommended six of Bottoms' top campaign workers, including Marva Lewis who had "$275K" written next to her name.

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Also on the list was former music exec Phillana Williams who had "$150K" next to her name. Williams once managed singers Ciara, K. Michelle and Miguel (pictured with Williams in June 2010).

Yancy had left City Hall before the first applications arrived in her former office.

According to the AJC, the paperwork for the six people on Bottoms' transition team was finalized on Jan. 9, but was made retroactive to Dec. 14, 2017.

The next day, on Jan. 10, the city cut six checks totaling more than $26,000 for the pay period covering the last two weeks of Mayor Reed's administration, records show.

One senior campaign advisor, Charlie Stadtlander, says he was offered a "placeholder" job on Bottoms' transition team.

Stadtlander said Lewis called him two days after Bottoms' narrow runoff victory over Mary Norwood. He said Lewis offered him a placeholder job until cabinet positions were created in Bottoms' administration.

Bottoms planned to create two new cabinet-level positions: director of public health and director of education. He said Lewis asked him to pick one - even though he would not work at either position.

Stadtlander was concerned about the potential ethics violations. He took his concerns to City Council President Felicia Moore who advised him to speak with federal agents already in the process of investigating corruption at Atlanta's City Hall.

"He wanted the council to investigate [Bottoms]," Moore told the AJC. "I thought it was bigger than that."

Stadtlander declined to reveal to the AJC any discussions he may have had with federal agents.

"It would be inappropriate for me to comment on conversations I had with state and federal agents about issues that could be subject to the ongoing criminal investigation," said Stadtlander, who currently teaches at the University of La Verne College of Law in California.

Lewis denied offering Stadtlander a placeholder job on Bottoms' transition team.

Bottoms' spokesman Michael Smith said in a statement: "Mr. Stadtlander's accusations are just that - untrue accusations."

Smith said "placeholder" jobs have been a long-standing practice at City Hall. But, according to the AJC, Marva Lewis's placeholder job at the airport could run afoul of the Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

Last summer, the FAA opened an investigation after the AJC reported that the city had used airport funds to pay millions of dollars worth of legal bills related to the City Hall corruption investigation.

The AJC quoted Sandy Murdock, former chief counsel and deputy administrator for the FAA, who said that paying Lewis from airport revenues represented a "clear violation" of FAA guidelines.

"She had nothing to do with the airport, so that is a classic definition of revenue diversion," Murdock said. "If it's $20,000, that doesn't rise to the level of 'substantial diversion,' but because they've gone through a previous episode, I suspect (the FAA) will take this seriously."

Photos by Paras Griffin/Getty Images, Prince Williams/ATLPics.net

  • Youcan’tbanmesucka

    Got damn when will these people learn, it's not your money!

  • Keyshia Ray

    So we want us to be in office but they are corrupt to so whats the point ijs...

  • tia

    Aww. From the gate she seemed kind of Hollywwod. Seems like she was attaching herself to alot of stars. Some times you just gotta lay low and do what you do. Dont be too flashy or do anything to bring attention. I could be wrong tho. Hope everything works out and she gets past this to get another term.

  • SouthsideServesHerWell

    Bottoms will be a one term mayor. Retroactively paying people from your team when you wasn’t even the mayor yet. YIKES!

  • Itzgoingdown2

    Placing friends and associates on the government payroll has always been a part of every nation and city. It's shocking how sloopy Bottoms was in doing it.

    Since the 1960's there has been an 8,00% increase in black elected officials to I believe ( I don't feel like looking it up) aprox. 16,000 blacks elected. Black political power has not translated into THE THINGS THAT BLACKS NEED such as better schools, better jobs, safer communities and black economic and social progress.

    Lastly, in the next 20 years almost every major city will no longer have a majority population and a black mayor.

  • WinterIsComing

    The Feds are not playing out here with corruption on the state, county and civil levels. RICO, Bribery, theft in office has sent more politicians and state workers to jail than hookers.

  • Jussjess25

    So what sandy!! Didnt we just learn that the white folks been paying for their kids to go to ive league schools.. where already at a disadvantage in every area. So what if a couple of black folks get a decent paying job ???. How do we play fair in a corrupt system?? You cant you can only do as they do.

  • Jussjess25

    Your right

  • Rayne

    Damn! Just as corrupt as Chicago. How can I get in?

  • Thingamajig

    That’s a horrible last name.

  • Coy little wink

    I read all that but still don't know what will be her consequences...sounds like there aren't any?

  • Faux Gibbler

    Yep. And they got in trouble.
    They used they own money.
    This is tax and campaign money.
    All acts is illegal.

  • Faux Gibbler

    She was paying T.I. and Killer Mike?

  • dontgetblocked

    So she was getting $257,000 a year and never showed up at the airport. At last fake it.

  • bemetoo

    why she snitchin

  • tintin

    Im all for putting black ppl on as all other races make sure they take care of their ppl but she was sloppy as h€ll with this. Just do it right. With black ppl things always come to light faster. They always watch us

  • RealATLPeach36

    So she didn’t give someone something they want.....

  • Musiclover

    I hope auntie doesn’t get mad at me it’s not an open post. Allegedly RnB singer Avant only has 6 months to live!! ? video https://youtu.be/3nrM47TLj2I

  • The Last Word

    I agree, except that "sloppy" implies it was a mistake.

    It's obvious it was not a mistake, but rather a knowing attempt to reward friends and allies on the public dime.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    OMG! What was he diagnosed with?

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Oh well, I won't say why I give 0 FVCKS about folks like her and her crew being exposed. I'll just say, she won't be the only one and as corrupt as a lot of these white politicians are, they'll use these black folks as "the face" of corruption. The ones who they should employ, they pass over and put their "buddies" in these positions of power with underserved hiked up pay rates. Then their buddies completely abuse their power. Nope, I don't care about them being exposed.

  • MoneyMillz

    Yeah, I would have to change that.

  • Whiplash(lacejagger)

    Mary Norwood was the better candidate.. but we all know Keisha won because of that bully Kasim
    Reid

  • TamG

    Huh? The article says the opposite.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Get her Ghetto fried ass out of Office!!!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Keisha won because Atlanta is ghetto fried and the mayor feed all the senior citizens a fried chicken dinner at the Marriott Marquis year after year and order them who to vote for

  • TamG

    I’m sorry to see this. Not surprised, but disappointed. I was iffy on Bottoms at first but started to see improvements in the southwest side in terms of road repair and whatnot, something I didn’t see under Reed, even though Reed was a resident of that area! Lol Anyway, it seemed Bottoms was actually trying to be more equitable and not forgetting about those residents (who are just as educated and well-to-do and whose money is just as green as their northern counterparts).

    I hope Bottoms can course-correct now. People need to realize it’s a new ball game now. There is an angry populist movement sweeping over the country right now and laypeople are demanding playing fields be leveled, they’re not interested in keeping the status quo, they’re not interested in taking second place to elites anymore. Just ask Jussie Smollett, Felicity Huffman, and Lori Loughlin. If you are in power, this is not the time to sneak favors, it’s just not.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    That’s what it seem like and they spilled the beans

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    She going to say it was just a mistake

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    It’s called having morals and what was them black folks going to do with there money uplift the black community or go Gucci and Benz shopping

  • hottlanta

    Please white folks trying 2get the mayor seat back in atlanta. They aint messing with the mayors in the other cities only atlanta. If she steps down today mary norwood aint gonna automatic get that seat. They still messing with kasim n he is gone but they messing with jack jemp or demand governor deal step down after a shady land deal. Ask the ajc why they stopped talking bout the college scandal so quickly.

  • Monica Lewinsky

    Exactly, you would be hard pressed to find any politician who hasn’t violated campaign finance laws. Doesn’t make it right, but at this point, doesn’t her good outweigh her bad?

  • SouthsideServesHerWell

    ! I agree!??

  • SouthsideServesHerWell

    I just read a write up about him, it said he has a terminal disease that he contracted 8 years ago. Also He wants to keep everything a secret. It did not say what disease. ?????

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Dàmn.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    MTO News says the story isn't true and he just has lupus. https://mtonews.com/1990s-r-b-singer-avant-is-not-dead-no-fatal-illness

    I had my doubts about the story from the very beginning. I don't believe it's true.

  • KJBibleonSlavePlantations

    who gives a flying f!ck!@!! white people are the devil.Give me my ancestors reparations already gotdamit--f!ck those fake kharzarian Jews!!!

  • Ci Sam

    Damn Keisha

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Not surprising that some people think the "white-people-do-it-too" excuse is a reasonable defense for this type of stuff.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™
  • MsPam

    Is she going to be the female Kwame Kilpatrick?! That jacket is cute, nice color.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I actually thought Mary Norwood would have been a good Mayor. But some folk would rather have a corrupt black person in office than an honest white person. How I see it, just because somebody is the same color as me doesn't mean they're always the best candidate.

  • the guest

    How could she be so for lack of a better word stupid to write that incriminating information on letterhead stationary? Why was she so confident?

  • Curtis

    Let me tell you something about these cities lead by black mayors, Nepotism stink to the high heavens.
    The council member seats are passed on from one black family generation to the other and no outsider will be elected or appointed.
    Getting city jobs and contracts without connection is a reality, I know a man who applied for a job with parks in bmore and inspite of his great resume and being a veteran he never got it. These black cities don't c hange due to the fact no new ideas are brought in. The same good old families run the show.

  • WhoKnew

    They got more shyt on Dump than this but they still won't lock that mutha phucka up. But Ms. Keisha Bottoms gon learn ta day she don't have that same kind of privilege cuz she ain't white. Cell block no. 3333 will be waiting for you, guh.

  • Curtis

    Sure she is!!!! Male stripper parties at her residence coming soon.

  • Li-Wright

    Alright, just have her refund the money....GEEZ! They just let an Illinois congressman off the hook for the same thing. He was indicted and charged, but never made it to trial because his lawyer worked out a deal. Pay the funds back, and walk away from.

    https://news.wttw.com/2019/03/06/feds-drop-charges-against-aaron-schock
    This seems to happen a lot. Just make the pol pay back the money.

  • Li-Wright

    And the feds are watching them.

  • Musiclover

    From the video I posted allegedly lupus but he allegedly has the rare kind that can take a person out quick. Watch the video I posted it explains in more detail.

  • Reenaface

    Good point/observation.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Well said.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    Grant dollars formerly allotted to Black communities will be utilized by a growing Hispanic community. Middle Easterners too. They will use every dollar. None of that grant money will be returned because no one applied and used it.
    Can U imagine...we return money to the government?

  • Bonita

    IS there a such thing as a local politician who does right by the funds they're responsible for managing? Good grief.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    It really bugs me when doctors tell a person they have "x" amount of time on the planet. God made you and only He can tell you when you'll transition.
    Listen to sound medical advice, but REJECT the stamp put on you by man about your number of days. I know people who were supposed to be gone that were still breathing 6 months later!

  • Faithz

    Will these People ever do right .

  • Faithz

    I see no Lies.

  • Faithz

    Tell the truth, and shape the devil, Cosigns.

  • Sushi

    Auntie , question can we get a post on Avant, having 6 months to live.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Not when they not gone give you the white ppl punishment! ?????

  • Sweetness

    Maybe if money and power is not involved. ?

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Ok! Riddle me that!!!

  • bemetoo

    wow

  • Yup, I said it

    I want someone who is gonna be honest and take care of the city. I don't care what color they are. People focus on the wrong stuff.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Say what now?? Why? WTH

  • Sushi

    Yes, he looks bad, no pun but like skeletor,... he has Lupus

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Trump got his family and friends all through the White House with no qualifications and all kinds of security clearances

  • bemetoo

    not true but he does have lupus sandra doesnt report unverified rumors

  • J2PC

    Seems like street gossip or tabloid rumors. No need for Sandra to risk getting involved in a lie only to backpedal like others.

  • J2PC

    MTO says it is not true. Don't believe everything someone says. Maybe that is just another attempt to divert from Sandra reporting on facts of a case which is in the news.

  • J2PC

    Refund only & poof all goes away? lol

    Well, you should know by now...that it does not work that way when a politicians breaks those types of laws tied to political corruption, cronyism (pay for play), favoritism & abuse of those federal and taxpayers $$$.

    That investigation will not be in vain: it boils down to who did what, when, where, how & why vs what will be the charges & how much time will she get in prison.

  • J2PC

    They are not in it to help the Black folks that they duped for votes. Those votes only secure them their ideal gov't jobs or careers.

    Once they get what they want via votes the rest is all talk, but no real action where nothing worthwhile ever gets done for the voters they made false promises too.

  • J2PC

    Arrogance mixed with narcissism is inflated ego...not confidence.

  • Marlika

    Her ugly tiny teeth & gummy smile always annoyed the hell out of me!!! ?????

    Lock them all up! I’m sick of these shady politicians.??????

  • Sushi

    Avant, who will be turning 41 in April 2019 hopes for his music to live on. His PR released on his behalf:
    “I would like to thank all my fans for their tremendous support. I have lived my life to the fullest and I have given my life to God and I do not fear what’s in store for me. My doctors have given me about six months to live and during this time, I plan on making my transition as smooth as possible while spending time with family and friends. I’ve made my time here on the Earth a good one and I hope that my music continues to live on. One love. “

  • J2PC

    Askenazi Jews are from Germany & Northern France that spread out across the planet after the War. Everyone is one a type of Jews. Research it.

    So why are you bothered when they are not claiming to be the Sephardic Jews which belong to all people of color from Countries in the Middle East, India, Africa, Latin (Iberia Peninsula & Portugal)?

    Nor are they claiming to be the Ethiopian Jews nor the Mezrahi (Asian & certain Arabs) Jews. -the problem is them upstaging, overshadowing & omitting the plight & atrocities of rest of the types of Jews who have suffered far worse.

  • Yup, I said it

    You're right not 1 reputable source has carried this story. Its ugly that people lie about some ones death and dying like this. Just shows how bad minded people are searching for bad vibes to spread

  • Marlika

    Exactly!! And for the person who took the so called picture of him in concert, I hope they die an awful death! If the man is sick it’s no ones damn business. I never understood the need to gossip about someone being ill.??????

  • Joy King

    I refuse to believe Mayor Bottoms and the members of her staff are this dumb. I can’t even blame arrogance because this would be beyond that. In 2019 even halfway intelligent people know you can’t get away with this mess. You’re scamming has to be airtight. I’ll wait until all the facts come in before I go in on this woman.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Mary Noorwood has been trying to be Mayor of Atlanta since 2009. This time she lost by just a few hundred votes and demanded a recount.

    Her long fight trying to get into office, her very narrow loss this time and with Bottoms portraying her as a racist Republican Mary Noorwood has been kicking up a hornets nest since her concession and election loss.

    Bottoms will have the Feds all over her every move. Noorwood was endorsed by the largest law enforcement association in Georgia, The Police Benevolent Association ( PBA).Both the current head of the Atlanta FBI J.C.Hacker and the Director of the FBI Christopher A. Wray support Noorwod.

    I feel like Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms is naive, she is in clear and present danger. She needs better people around her ASAP.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    This is NOT true, its a GOOD example though of the POWER of Social Media rumors. All of his social media accounts are flooded with people saying how sad they are and that they are praying for him and ton of you tube gossip channels have been repeating this as fact.

    I would NOT be surprised if his camp released this rumor to one of the websites that allows you to write your own fake news story, because he has current projects and music he just launched. Public interest in him has increased 10 times, has been trending and his music sales have increased. Nobody from his camp came out right away to deny any of this even though they saw all the messages flooded on his accounts and the blogs. The let the rumor run a good five days before very quiety saying it is not true.

  • J2PC

    Source please? I'm still searching for a reputable source.

  • Sushi

    Good

  • Keyshia Ray

    Right explain how he looks then.

  • Ni Ni

    Hey yawl?! got no dog in this fight. Is anybody else's likes disappearing, like when you liked someone's comment then later it's unliked? Weird. Ok bye yawl?!

  • J2PC

    Saw a pasted PR statement, not sure if it's true since it does not list a source. Anyone can write up & throw in the word PR to make it seem real. Could be...but something that serious would require Sandra to do her due due diligence to see what true or not.

    The so-called statement says that he contracted a serious illness 8yrs ago? Yet, the ghey community wants folks to believe that there is no such thing as AIDS anymore, although they are still fundraising for their charities or foundations.

    Either those fundraiser for AIDS charities are a scam or denying the existence of AIDS is a lie just to cover up the stigma. -contradictions.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Good Norwood want to stop the out of control violence and murder in Atlanta

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    He got the AIDS lol

  • Renee26

    Damn it!!

  • Renee26

    It happens to me often... I just like the comment again or sometimes I don't ?
    I thought I was because I opened the page in different tabs

  • HoneyHitchcock

    as I was reading this article I was thinking Norwood is somewhere in this mess and she will run during the next mayoral election

  • Sushi

    I just, hope and pray, he is ok....

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Mary Norwood lost to kasim by the same 700 plus points as well

  • Tlowe89

    It’s not true. You can’t rely on Facebook news. People just make stuff up

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I think she's saying somebody wanted something from Keisha and didn't get what they wanted, so they ratted her out to the authorities.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Bottoms donated money to the guy who is over the vote counting that is also under investigation

  • joel adams

    I’m sorry auntie.
    I got a headache within the first 4 sentences of tryna be nosey about this stuff.
    Ima come back in a month after drinking 4 four locos and see if I can wrap my head around all this. Lol

  • joel adams

    The big money is the airport. Every mayor before her has been caught up is some type scandal securing deals etc.

  • Musiclover

    I agree God has the final say!

  • joel adams

    She damn sho don’t. Lol. Auntie be on point

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    She couldnt do ANYTHING about it because the GOOD OL judges in Fulton AND Gwinnett county CONTINUOUSLY handout BS sentences to REPEAT (4-10x) offenders. The cops are SICK of arresting these HOODLUMS only for the judges to put them RIGHT BACK on the streets to continue their crimes..

    It BEGINS with the cops but the Judges are the ones who keep crimes FLOURISHING in cities https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b4c9ca5ff582f442dab75dfb7e1c6129d57c3f744a346e8fc20991483bd2b105.gif

  • Renee26

    45 has hired a lot of his buddies

  • Jussjess25

    Their own money?? What the hell are you talking about?? Yea they used their own money but they stole degrees and kids who actually work hard to go to school couldnt get in.. of you dont understand the severity of the situation its not worth explaining further. Smh

  • Jussjess25

    Exactly !

  • Jussjess25

    Thats the problem.. black folks the only group out here “with morals” which is the reason why we stay at the bottom. Its not about morals. Its about playing a game that has no rules.. how in the world can you have morals and play fair when no one else is. Im not saying rob, steal and kill old folks. But Im saying black people need to create their own advantages when there are chances too. Etc

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I hope this isn’t true, not some half-truths, or a smear campaign!

    If true, Mayor bottoms should contact Kwame former Mayor of Detroit, and get herself a crisis manager, and good defense attorney!

  • Cali

    She cannot be this silly and corrupt as she would have to know that she, as a Black woman, would be watched closely by then...Let's wait to see the outcome because as I said, she cannot be this foolish...

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Not surprised by ANY OF THIS because I knew she would just continue the Phuckery that has been going on in the Atlanta Mayors Office! Guessing All that Transparency she said she was implementing was just.... Oh never mind??

    I just want to know is Sandra saying the man looking female that is in the pic with the lady with the blond wig supposed to be Miguel?
    “ Also on the list was former music exec Phillana Williams who had "$150K" next to her name. Williams once managed singers Ciara, K. Michelle and Miguel (pictured with Williams in June 2010).“

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    Wow these mayors be crooked asf.

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Ya know... Same ol $hit different toilet..

  • KJBibleonSlavePlantations

    why did you respond troll,you and those fake Khazarian Jews can kiss my black azz!!!! No one has suffered more than my ancestors on this planet by the hands of these evil whites and thier ancestors.So STFU!!!!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    You saying black folks the only group with morals? MAybe you should do some research on prisons statistics and ratios

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    I have sat in that court room and was appalled by the amount of violent felons with 2-300 dollar bonds

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Atlanta has increasingly gotten out of control every since its become cemented as the new Hip Hop Mecca. As Trap music has continued to grow larger and larger and become the most marketable and the "key to make it rich and get out of the hood".The violence has gone up and up.Its brought ton a street dudes and gang element from all over America looking for a come up through rapping or robbing, one way or another.

    I like Mary Bottoms Ive met and spoke to her at a few events .I just get the impression she is naive as how easily politics,and political enemies can land you prison.

    Would Noorwood be tough on crime? I feel like law enforcement in Georgia is akin to Texas, with some of the most ardent racist.If Noorwood further empowers them with super preditor type rhetoric Atlanta could decend into what what we saw in Fergusion.

  • Queen B

    Facts!!

  • Queen B

    Black ppl in Atlanta are not gonna vote a cracka in office. If we gonna get fvcked over it might as well be by a black politician opposed to a white one ?

  • Queen B

    Facts lol

  • Queen B

    There are no facts that Norwood is honest. All white ppl are shady and evil its only a matter of time before they show it

  • NeverSurprised

    I really don't think Kwame is the best person from whom she should seek advice, given his 28 year prison sentence for racketeering, bribery, extortion and tax crimes.

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/detroit.cbslocal.com/2013/10/10/sentencing-underway-for-ex-detroit-mayor-kwame-kilpatrick/amp/

  • Queen B

    Damn that's crazy ppl get 6 figures without showing up to work?! Where can I apply lol I need to get one of Atlanta city's contracts frfr i been playing

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Excellent analysis of the city of Atlanta!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Excellent analysis of the city of Atlanta!

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Yes, it was really close for Noorwood both times. The last poll I read after
    her recount in this race was she lost by as few as 400 votes.

    The whole election and after math is just swarming with investigations. The Secretary of State was investgating voter fraud. One incident they were investigating made me laugh out loud. They say say a voter elections worker drove around hiding about 500 ballots in her car. Just sounds like that election got straight ghetto in the end like, - you gotta do, you gotta do.

  • Harley

    Haha yes that was Miguel back in the day

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Oh, thanks, lol. Im from the West Coast, but I do travel to Atlanta on business.

  • Meme

    Yep me also

  • MsPam

    I’m right behind you sis!

  • Ni Ni

    Okay, i didn't want nobody thinking I'm ignoring them, but I'm not going to be re-liking comments anymore. I'm tired Renee?!

  • Ni Ni

    Welp, thats three of us. Disqus is broke!

  • Youcan’tbanmesucka

    Hey dummy first learn how to spell. White boys have been with the nepotism and cronyism since the beginning of time. All cities run by white mayors have the same stranglehold!! Duh

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    That’s not even a male looks like a stud

  • takenaback

    Why Why

  • Truth7981

    Hey lady! Been missing in action, but I am back!

  • Truth7981

    And so it begins....

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    So true. Just look how they gave Kwame Kilpatrick got 28 years in prison, while Paul Manafort only got 7 1/2 years although his crimes were as bad, if not worse than Kwame's.

  • free

    * sipping tea * lemme go back to talk radio cause i know derrick boazman gon be cuttin up on this one.

  • WinterIsComing

    They’re locking everybody up for corruption up here. Been doing so since the 90s. It’s only gotten worse in the past decade.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    I don't follow much regarding those ATL-ALIENS BUT it's she the one mayor that formed and alliance with TI?

  • the guest

    It takes so much greasing the wheels to get into office that by the time they get in they are owned and owe everyone and their cousin a job so the funds are corrupt from day one.

  • Coffee1st

    You would think.... but isn't this how they usually get caught?
    We know this, why don't they?
    These degrees, titles and who they know got negroes jaded out here.

  • Coffee1st

    No.

  • Coffee1st

    And because of this, they get what they deserve. I got a good look at how the black bourgeoisie get down....moreso on a local level. Grew up in/ around that ?.
    Amoral, low down, greedy. I know what they did and how fuktup they were....smh.

  • EasyBreezy

    I was thinking the same thing....Write Kwame; I am sure he will respond.

  • free

    yes, he was on her transition team. killer mike was on the team as well.

  • EasyBreezy

    I could not agree more....

  • free

    nah, keisha is just a crook like the rest of them.

  • free

    atlanta is a metropolis with metropolis problems. if you want low crime and less rap music, there are like a thousand other counties outside of the metropolitan area. they vote trump too!

  • EasyBreezy

    Speaking of BS sentences and Atlanta crimes, are any of the Atlanta teaching scandal convicts out of jail? And before ya'll start, I am not suggesting what those teachers did was okay.

  • free

    that's why the state is taking it. they couldn't wait to get their hands on it. now we'll see corruption at the state level.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    1. Miguel looks like a woman up top.
    2. Is it really THAT hard NOT TO BE dirty?!

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  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Most of them got HEFTY sentences if I am remembering correctly.

  • morenYAHdelsur

    LOL that’s why she needs to holla at him...to see how that worked out for him.

  • justlooking

    I lost faith in her when I.sae her mac n cheese.

    Yall have a great Monday l.https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/144a6b5bc64166c5ae2d97920db2d4834f7f9918b09a8fd4316d02e1794a8ba9.jpg

  • taneka simmons

    And then tries to blame it on an innocent person. Too bad she kept the receipt! #protectyourself

  • Faithz

    So very true...

  • Kimocha

    LMAO!!!!

  • EasyBreezy

    Yeah, bless her heart. That was pretty bad... #MayorMacCheeseScandal

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  • Trey

    not surprised

  • TransMichelle

    She thought she could cry "racism." It's the "get out of jail free card" used for everything today.

  • Jussjess25

    Exactly.. thank you for proving my point. Black peolple dont make up 30 percent of the poulation yet make up 90 percent of all persons in the prisons. Because the powers that be practice white supremacy.

  • Jazzy

    Here we go! Why?????????????????

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    IDk this woman rubs me the wrong way...She seems like she wanted to become mayor for notoriety and tickets to all the events...ATL is full of "grandstanders" and she is one of them...or maybe its because I dont trust anyone with baby teeth and big gums IDK...

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    I dont think you understood a word I said. I never said I didnt like rap music, and why are you mentioning Trump? I never any thing about Trump either.

  • INDUSTRY GURU

    Politics is a very dirty game, you gotta know how to play in the gray areas or the big dogs will run all over you. I just feel like she needs better people, a better team.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Just because this system is white supremacy don’t mean black folks have to fall for the tricks of fast money with out working for it and adopting a criminal mentality

  • J2PC

    MTO says the man is okay. Other sites says there is a hoax going around & it's not true.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Culture of corruption

  • Cali

    Stop it?

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Why? It is all a paper trail...................................
    I do not get this mindset, I CAN GET OVER.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    And this is true

  • justlooking

    Hey Doll.

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Exactly why I said his name, and those damning text messages that helped to bring him down!

    If Ms. Bottoms escape these accusations, I hope she gets real, and sees where she can land!

  • Jethro

    Who cares? Let's hear about tRump 's latest unhinged tweet-storm.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Yessss!! When they got in to Kwame I said then oh lord they gone throw all the books at him the hard and paper backs. Most of the white ppl that have done this resign or are asked to step down and they have to sometimes pay the money back

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Or how about this woman who prosecutors say stole $40 million from a union retirement fund she was in charge of. She only got SIX years. ? I cant imagine any black man or woman who would ever get such a light sentence. Just straight-up white privilege, right before our eyes.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/22/nyregion/6-year-sentence-for-melissa-g-king-who-stole-millions-from-sandhog-union.html

  • BRuhman_Vista

    If you exclude being a Playa and "Big Pimpin'", Keisha has always given me a Kwame Kilpatrick vibe. ?

  • facingrealit1

    I've just died! CPR please......LMAO not the baby teeth!

  • YouWontSayItButIWill

    What's the problem? It sounds like she is putting her people "on".......just like Caucasian individuals do...when they get in office. They hire all of their friends and family. Why can't she? Oh...yeah...her skin is brown.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Oh helll no!! And the sad part is the victims be white ?

  • Jussjess25

    That mindset would work if the sytem was not stacked against black people in all areas of life. No one is playing fair. How are you going to be the only one playing by the rules, it makes no sense.

  • Faux Gibbler

    FFS. Read your original comment.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Lawd lol

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    That looks like mine circa 1994 lol I didn't try again until 2012 ????

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    They gon try to get her at any opportunity I hoped she wasn't an opportunist...

  • Musiclover

    Update He not dying it was hoax so his camps says thank God almighty

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  • justlooking

    Yeah, it's def a science. LOL LOL

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    Lol ???

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    How many times have you been arrested?

  • Babe Miller

    Typical,no wonder Atl is a craphole

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  • Babe Miller

    When was the last time yo had a job?????

  • Babe Miller

    How many times have yo been arrested for beastality?

  • Babe Miller

    You STFU loser

  • Babe Miller

    Because yo family has sticky paws

  • Babe Miller

    How many times have yo been arrested for child sex crimes?

  • Babe Miller

    Great,hope they hurry up

  • Babe Miller

    All kneegrows are filthy shoplifters,especially yo family

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    As many times as your mother has ?

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