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Judge Temporarily blocks ‘heartbeat’ abortion law

The City of Atlanta elated with judge decision

Screen Shot 2019-10-01 at 6.04.18 PMFinally things are taking a turn around in Atlanta. Just when things seemed bleak with film production companies pulling out left and right and actors refusing to walk red carpets due to the heartbeat abortion law; it seemed like things were on a downward spiral.

Screen Shot 2019-10-01 at 6.04.46 PMAccording to the Washington Examiner on Tuesday October 1st, it just might be the day one federal judge makes a lot of people happy for the following reasons:

A federal judge temporarily blocked a law in Georgia on Tuesday that would ban abortions after six weeks, once a fetal heartbeat is detected, which was supposed to take effect Jan. 1.

U.S. District Judge Steve Jones, an Obama appointee, sided with the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood, and the Center for Reproductive Rights, who filed a complaint on behalf of abortion providers in June.

“In a state with a critical shortage of medical providers and some of the highest rates of maternal and infant deaths, especially among black Georgians, politicians should focus on expanding access to reproductive care, not banning abortion before someone even knows they’re pregnant,” said Talcott Camp, deputy director of the ACLU Reproductive Freedom Project.

The law, signed by Republican Gov. Brian Kemp in May, would make exceptions in cases of rape or incest, or if the mother’s life was at risk. Federal judges have issued injunctions against similar six-week bans in several states, including Kentucky and Ohio.

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Actor Michael Luwoye lands series regular role on NBC’s Bluff City Law

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Actor Michael Luwoye

Actor  Michael Luwoye (The Gifted) lands series regular role on NBC’s Bluff City Law which airs Monday nights at 10pm. The Producer’s Channel got a chance to have lunch with the Michael Luwoye star  catch up with him on his latest role. We thought it would be hard imagining him out of character with Nola from Netflix’s ‘She’s Gotta Have it. However, once we saw him as attorney Anthony Little on ‘Bluff City Law’ with a totally different accent we fell more in love all over again with the new character. Continue reading Actor Michael Luwoye lands series regular role on NBC’s Bluff City Law

RastAfri Presents Afrolicious Expo in Atlanta

RastAfri Presents the Preeminent Natural Hair Celebration

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Berkeley Park (l-r) Blue, Lyric

The best Natural Hair Celebration in America is hands down the Afrolicious Natural Hair© & Beauty Expo which took place in 6 major cities across the United States this year. This is where 3 things take place; Celebrate, Educate and Demonstrate all things natural hair. Besides all the amazing vendors & live entertainment the most thrilling part of the evening is the braiding competition and the Lil Miss Afrolicious Contest. Continue reading RastAfri Presents Afrolicious Expo in Atlanta

Lil Yachty headlines Destination: atlanta concert

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Lil Yachty Photo Credit Journeys/adidas Originals

Thousands of young millenials convened at the Georgia Freight Depot on September 29th to experience “Destination: Atlanta,”a one-day free music festival hosted by Journeys and adidas Originals. The second annual event included live performances from Lil Yachty, Kodie Shane, Marlo, Jamee Cornelia and Mike Floss and featured DJ sets by Heroes x Villains and Ferrari Simmons. Lifestyle influencer Kenny Burns emcee’d the event.

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Guests were not only treated to a free concert, but enjoyed a variety of creative activations such as the t-shirt “Maker’s Lab,” a customize-your-adidas station, the living art wall, lawn games, a “cloud” machine and the festival’s centerpiece: the foam tower!

Continue reading Lil Yachty headlines Destination: atlanta concert

Amazon Orders a Tracy Oliver Comedy!

Amazon has handed out a ten-episode series order to a new comedy created by writer of Girls Trip – Tracy Oliver

Screen Shot 2019-09-26 at 9.05.59 PMCongrats is definitely in order for Tracy Oliver. The producers channel tv is committed to highlighting the success of black female writers, directors, producers and industry women behind the scene and on the scene. We have learned this will be done with the backing of super-producer Amy Poehler. Our good friends over at Deadline has shared that Oliver will write and executive produce an untitled, half hour, single-cam series that follows four black women and former NYU college friends “as they navigate sex, relationships, and chasing their dreams.” Continue reading Amazon Orders a Tracy Oliver Comedy!

Yvette Nicole Brown pens “Always a Bridesmaid”

Screen Shot 2019-09-26 at 2.37.02 PM“Always a Bridesmaid” airs September 28th on BET Network. Yvette Nicole Brown says she started writing this story over 20 years ago when she was working as an assistant. “Carrying around this floppy disk from job to job I would just keep adding to the story. 20 years later it’s complete. Had it not taken 20 years to complete it wouldn’t have wound up being the story it is today,” says Brown on The Real Talk Show. Continue reading Yvette Nicole Brown pens “Always a Bridesmaid”

Curly Girl Collective brings out the best hair product sponsors at Curlfest 2019

IMG_0064Nothing comes between a girl and her curls except the best hair products; and Curlfest did not hold back when it came to the special give-aways. The crowd was non stop pouring into Candler Park from the time the doors opened at 11am and people were still lingering around at 7pm when the event ended.

IMG_0083Upon arrival everyone was given a giant Creme of Nature product carrying gift bag and we certainly needed them as the festival did NOT hold back on the freebees. Continue reading Curly Girl Collective brings out the best hair product sponsors at Curlfest 2019