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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris was honored with the Outstanding Georgia Citizen Award presented by Rep. Debra Bazemore at the Capitol building in Atlanta this week.

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T.I. was joined at the ceremony by his wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, and his sons, Messiah and Domani.

"Thank God for @rep.debrabazemore63 @ambassadorpeterson @joebiden @vp & everyone else who had a hand in making this possible," he wrote on Instagram.

"I'm Genuinely Grateful for these prestigious honors... & While I don't know exactly what they mean specifically... it sure feels good to have em."

He continued:

"In the grand scheme of things, we are only here on Earth in this life for a short period of time, and once we leave, people won't remember the clothes we wore or the things we have. We will only be remembered by what we meant to our family, our children and what we were able to do for others."

T.I. was honored for giving back through his Harris Community Works and For the Love of Our Fathers organizations. "Life is way too short to try to not make this world a better place," he said.

T.I. also received the Volunteers Achievement Lifetime Award presented by the Global International Alliance on behalf of President Joe Biden, honoring his 4,000+ hours of community service to the community.

Watch the video below.

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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis fears for her life after receiving death threats from Young Thug's fans.

Willis indicted Young Thug, Gunna, and 26 others on RICO racketeering violations and gang activity on May 9.

Willis said Young Thug and the members of his Young Slime Life (YSL) gang were responsible for 80% of murders and gun violence across Atlanta.

She told Channel 2 Action News that she increased her security and is taking extra measures to protect her family due to death threats.

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"I'm much more cautious than I've ever been in my life, paying more attention to my surroundings" Willis said. "It's required for me to stay alive."

She said the death threats are coming from fans who are "sympathetic" of the people who were indicted.

"We don't believe that these threats were directed by anyone that is in the YSL indictment," Willis said. "I would say that (threats are from) people that are very sympathetic, maybe admirers of YSL and people who are connected with them in some sense."

One suspect gave instructions on how to locate Willis' Atlanta area home, leading to increased police patrols at her home and license plate readers installed nearby.

Additionally, she is receiving harsh comments from Donald Trump supporters after she announced a special grand jury is investigating whether the former President interfered in the presidential elections in Georgia in 2020.

Willis is taking all threats very seriously. Her extensive security detail is a joint effort between the City of South Fulton, the Atlanta Police Department, the Fulton County Police Department and the Fulton County Sheriff's Office, according to Channel 2 Action News.

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Marsai Martin is making major moves for a child. She is currently in Atlanta working on her latest project, a film titled "Fantasy Football."

The movie, starring Kelly Rowland, Omari Hardwick and Rome Flynn, is about 16-year-old Callie A. Coleman (Martin) who discovers she can control her professional football player dad, Bobby Coleman (Hardwick), on the field through the EA Sports Madden NFL game.

Grammy winner Rowland plays Keisha Coleman, Callie's mom, while Emmy winner Flynn ("How to Get Away With Murder") plays Anderson Fisher, according to Variety.

Martin, who found fame on ABC's sitcom Black-ish, is the film's producer, in partnership with LeBron James and Maverick Carter's SpringHill Company.

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Did I mention Marsai Martin is only 17 years old? She's not even a college graduate.

The producer writes checks for an entire movie production (actor's salaries, crew, locations, craft services, etc.).

Where is a teenager getting that kind of money?

I'm asking for a friend.

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Chris Rock's "Ego Death" comedy show at the Fox Theater in Atlanta is the hottest ticket in town.

Rock's Fox Theater show on July 29 in Atlanta sold out a day after he was assaulted by Will Smith onstage at the 2022 Oscar Awards.

According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Rock's Atlanta show saw a surge in ticket sales on Monday - a day after he was assaulted by Smith, who won his first-ever Oscar for his role in King Richard.


Ticket prices surged from $49.50 to $135 before fees, according to

Third party ticket sellers sold the bulk of the tickets between Sunday night and Monday. Stubhub has 300 tickets still available for Rock's Atlanta show at inflated prices.

TickPick, another third-party ticket seller, told it sold more tickets to Rock's show in 2 days than it did in the past month.

Rock's last appearance in Atlanta at the Fox Theater was in 2017. He hosted three sold out shows, according to

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Atlanta Radio Legend Silas 'SiMan Baby' Alexander III has died from stage 4 pancreatic cancer. He was 58.

Radio Facts was first to report that Alexander passed away. His family confirmed the news in a Twitter post, according to 11 Alive.

"After a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, we feel at peace knowing that he can can rest now," the family wrote in the statement.

Alexander announced he was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer back in September on his 58th birthday.

The radio host launched a podcast with his cousin, radio veteran Gary Mitchell, who was also fighting cancer. Mitchell, aka DJ Mix Master Mitch, passed away in December.

Pancreatic cancer is the 3rd leading cause of cancer in the US.

Only about 8.5% of patients survive five years after they are diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.

Tributes poured into Twitter for Siman Baby on Wednesday.

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A new guaranteed income pilot in Georgia will benefit hundreds of Black women. It will be the largest guaranteed income program in the United States.

According to HuffPost, hundreds of Black women in Atlanta will get $850 per month in guaranteed income.

The program, called In Her Hands, will improve their financial stability and mental health by giving $850 per month to 650 Black women for two years.

In Her Hands will launch next year and distribute more than $13 million in guaranteed income.

The program is funded through the Georgia Resilience and Opportunity Fund, a coalition of local elected officials and nonprofits, and the nonprofit GiveDirectly.

It is intentionally being launched in Atlanta -- and specifically in the Old Fourth Ward neighborhood, where Martin Luther King Jr. grew up.

MLK promoted the concept of basic universal income for Black people who live at the poverty level.

Atlanta is among the most pronounced income inequality cities in the U.S., according to US News.

About 26% of Black women live in poverty in Atlanta, compared to 14% of white women in the city.

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An air of secrecy continues to surround Atlanta's mayor-elect Andre Dickens. Dickens defeated City Council President Felicia Moore to win the mayoral runoff election on Tuesday to become Atlanta's 61st mayor.

Only 20% of Atlantans bothered to go to the polls on Tuesday.

After Dickens's win, media outlets scrambled in search of details about the new mayor-elect.

Someone edited his Wikipedia page overnight, leaving just a single paragraph noting that he won the mayoral runoff.

Dickens called in to Ryan Cameron's Uncensored on Majic 107.5 on December 1 to clear the air -- about his age. "I'm 47," he said.

He also sat down with 11 Alive News.

Atlantans still don't know anything about him. What are his plans for Atlanta? Is he just another Keisha Lance Bottoms? Will Atlantans regret not going to the polls on Tuesday?

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Atlanta City Council member Andre Dickens won last night's runoff election over City Council President Felicia Moore.

Only 20% of Atlanta's registered voters went to the polls on Tuesday night. The turnout was among the lowest -- if not the lowest -- in Atlanta's history.

Atlanta's current mayor, Keisha Lance Bottoms and former mayor, Shirley Franklin attended Dickens' election watch party at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta on Tuesday night.

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Bottoms (center) was joined by local celebrities, rappers Tip "T.I.' Harris (left) and Jeezy (right).

Dickens was endorsed by rappers and nightclub owners, who claimed Moore threatened to shut down the city's strip clubs.

Not much is known about the veteran city council member. Someone took a hatchet to his Wikipedia page last night while we slept.

Most of the information about Dickens was edited overnight, leaving only a single paragraph explaining that Dickens defeated Moore in the runoff election.

The paragraph also mentions that he is the chief development officer and founder of TechBridge, a nonprofit designed to prepare unemployed individuals for jobs in the technology sector.

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There was no hint about his personal life, although other bios on the Internet mention that he is married with at least one child, a daughter named Bailey Dickens (pictured).

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We don't like to assume on, but we're assuming this is his wife in the red.

According to loyal reader, Trey, "[Dickens] introduced the woman in red as his girlfriend."

Even Dickens' age is something of a mystery. His Wiki page says he's 47-48 years old. Another bio claims he is 45-55 years old.

There is no information about his personal life on his campaign website's About page, which ironically states "Transparency Is Key."

Dickens will be sworn in as Atlanta's 61st mayor in January 2022.

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Thousands of loyal Atlanta Braves fans who lined up for hours to watch the Atlanta Braves parade were outraged when the bus carrying the World Series champions flew past them at 35 mph.

The Braves defeated the Houston Astros to win the World Series title in Houston on Tuesday. Braves fans waited for hours to celebrate with the team -- only to see the bus speed through like they were afraid of being carjacked.

Twitter users complained that they took the day off from work only to see the players for a brief second.

Someone clocked the bus going just over the speed limit.

One Twitter user wrote: "So appropriate for the #Braves to speed through huge crowds in downtown/midtown on the way to have a real parade in the suburbs."

Another person tweeted: "The Braves speedin thru atlanta to enjoy the parade in cobb is racist."

And a third user wrote: "I know we not use to doing them but damn they came by at the speed limit!!"

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The Atlanta Braves clinched the World Series title on Tuesday, routing the hapless Houston Astros 7-0 on their own home turf in Game 6.

Jorge Soler, Freddie Freeman and the Braves won their first World Series championship in 26 years. Soler was a toddler and Freeman was six-years-old the last time the Braves won the championship in 1995.

"I've always said the team that has that little boy in them are teams that do good in the postseason," said Brian Snitker, Atlanta's manager. "And I really believe that. I think the team that just plays with emotion and enjoys what they're doing in the postseason is really dangerous."

Soler opened the barn door with a three-run homer in the third inning. And Freeman slammed it shut with a solo home run in the seventh inning for a final score of 7-0.

The Braves were heavily criticized for their offensive name, hatchet logo, and "the chop" gestures. The press also treated the team unkindly for not having any Black players.

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Most of the dark-skinned players on the Braves are Hispanic. The closest to a Black man on the Braves team is 2nd baseman Ozhaino "Ozzie" Albies, 24, a native of Curacao.

The two-time All-Star became an Internet meme when he peered into the 2nd base dirt camera during Game 6.

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A 14-year-old student is still missing more than 72 hours after she was last seen leaving her high school in Northwest Atlanta.

Caitlin Winchester vanished on her first day of class at North Atlanta High School in the upscale Paces neighborhood near Buckhead in Atlanta.

She was last seen walking east on Northside Parkway toward North Paran Road around 4 p.m. Thursday, police say.

Caitlin went missing a day after two women were found dead in Atlanta-area parks. Atlanta police and Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms insist a serial killer is not on the loose in Atlanta.
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Caitlin was wearing a black long-sleeve top, a brown and red plaid skirt and a black face covering (see video below). Her brown hair was styled in long braids. Her eyes are brown.

Caitlin's father, Roger Winchester, told police he last heard from her at 5:40 p.m. when she texted to say she was on the school bus.

The school reviewed video on Caitlin's bus and did not see her on it.

Family members deny reports that Caitlin is a runaway or a problem child.

A friend tweeted: "As we rapidly approach this Alert reaching 72-hours, as usual, doubt creeps in & accusations have now started to fly -- I want to confirm she's a Straight-A Student & Parents Are Solid."

Caitlin is the only child of Roger and Angela Winchester. She was raised in an upper-middle class neighborhood where household incomes exceed $100,000.

Caitlin's mother is a middle school theology teacher at Notre Dame Academy in Duluth. Ga.

"Our child is a straight-A student, and she was so excited to start her French 3 class, Angela Winchester said on Friday.

Roger Winchester is a senior information security engineer at Insight Global.

911 actress Aisha Hinds issued an urgent plea to help find the missing teenager.

Crime Stoppers is offering $100,000 for information leading to Caitlin's safe return. Anyone who knows her whereabouts is asked to call 404-802-2000.

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Former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed has officially entered Atlanta's mayoral race for a historic third term.

Reed, who left the mayor's office under suspicion of corruption in 2017, is running again after serving as mayor for eight years.

He is pictured with Atlanta's current Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms in a photo dated October 4, 2017. reports Reed filed paperwork Tuesday night forming a committee that will allow him to begin accepting campaign donations for the 2021 mayor's race.

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Reed, who turns 52 on Thursday, will celebrate his birthday with a party that will double as a $1,000-per-guest fundraiser.

Speculation swirled that Reed would run for a third term after embattled Atlanta Mayor Bottoms announced she couldn't take the pressure anymore and would not run for reelection.

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Bottoms' announcement was historic -- the first time since Mayor Maynard Jackson that an incumbent mayor chose to not seek reelection.

Reed becomes the first mayor since Jackson to run for a third term.

Reed's second term was marred by a federal corruption investigation into several members of his administration, including bribery convictions against his chief procurement officer and a deputy chief of staff. Reed’s chief financial officer is currently under indictment for fraud and weapons charges.

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Atlanta mayoral candidate Antonio Brown was nearly killed Wednesday when four boys, ages 7 to 11, stole his Mercedes Benz in broad daylight.

The Atlanta city councilman was attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony in northeast Atlanta around 12 noon when four boys jumped into his car, FOX 5 Atlanta reported.

The white Mercedes-Benz coupe had a keyless push-to-start ignition and Brown didn't realize the car had started, he said.

Brown struggled with the 11-year-old driver and held onto the door handle as the boy hit the gas. The Councilman was dragged one city block before he let go of the handle. He was not injured.

Brown doesn't plan to file charges against the kids, who he says acted out of desperation, Atlanta's WSB-TV reported.

"This is a generational poverty issue. These kids, it's 12:30 in the afternoon. Why aren't they in school? Why aren't we enforcing systems to ensure that if they are not in school, they're in recreational centers?" he said.

Young children are recruited to steal cars for car theft rings because they typically receive less jail time than adult car thieves.

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Brown voted earlier this year to withhold $73 million from the Atlanta police budget, Fox 5 Atlanta reported.

The news outlet aired video of the Councilman shaking hands with the overworked and underpaid Atlanta police officers who responded to his 911 call (see video below).

The Mercedes has not been recovered.

Brown is under federal indictment related to alleged charges in the years prior to him winning the council seat in 2019, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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If you can't find gas in your city that's probably because your fellow Americans are hoarding gasoline in everything from garbage bags to inflatable swimming pools.

Florida, Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina declared states of emergency as residents panic buy gasoline, leading to severe gas shortages in the southeast. 1,000 gas stations in the south ran dry as a result of unnecessary hoarding.

When a state of emergency is declared during a gas shortage, the police are supposed to monitor gas stations to prevent hoarding.

People should be limited to 1 or 2 gallons of gas so the shortage doesn't worsen.

Twitter users posted photos of craven hoarders. Not only is filling trash bags with gasoline dangerous, it's also illegal.

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Florida, Virginia, Georgia and North Carolina declared states of emergency as residents panic buy gasoline, leading to gas shortages.

Gas prices soared and fears of a nationwide shortage caused people to panic buy gas after a cyber attack shut down a major gas pipeline over the weekend.

The national average for retail gasoline was $2.985 on Tuesday -- the highest since November 2014.

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Panic buyers lined up outside gas stations in Atlanta on Tuesday, May 11. Some drivers walked up with gas cans after bypassing stations that were closed.

The FBI has confirmed that Russian hacking collective DarkSide is responsible for the ransomware cyber attack that crippled a Georgia-based fuel pipeline.

Colonial Pipeline, which is operated out of Alpharetta, near Atlanta, is the largest pipeline on the East Coast. It runs from Texas to New Jersey and transports 45% of the East Coast's fuel supply, including gasoline, diesel fuel and jet fuel.

Colonial officials announced it shut down the pipeline out of an abundance of caution after discovering the ransomware.

Ransomware is a type of malware that locks a company's data and threatens to delete the data unless a ransom is paid, typically in Bitcoin.

The attack is unleashed after an employee unwittingly clicks a phishing link in an email that impersonates an individual or company known to the employee.

Hundreds of major corporations and even hospitals have been hit by ransomware cyber attacks over the years.