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Local author to hold book signing at Manuel's Tavern

Local author to hold book signing at Manuel's Tavern

ATLANTA -- Football fans remember Super Bowl XXV as the game where the Buffalo Bills' Scott Norwood attempted a field goal that went wide left.

However, the game is also known as "Super Bowl Monday," as it took place during the Gulf War and thousands of American soldiers were able to watch it on Arabic Standard Time, meaning that they saw the Bills take on the New York Giants early Monday morning.

Atlanta-based sportswriter Adam Lazarus wrote about the epic game in his new book, Super Bowl Monday: From the Persian Gulf to the Shores of West Florida: The New York Giants, the Buffalo Bills, and Super Bowl XXV.

Lazarus will give a talk and sign copies of Super Bowl Monday at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 20 at Manuel's Tavern.

This event is free and open to the public.

The White House Visits Powertalk

The White House Visits Powertalk

It was an exciting day on Powertalk w/ Lorraine Jacques White today, as Valerie B. Jarrett, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama, stopped by to chat about the American Jobs Act and how it will impact and benefit African Americans.

As you know, the African American community is the one group that has been hardest hit by the economic crisis, and despite the fact that private sector jobs have been added over the past 19 months, still, too many Americans are without work. Valerie Jarrett had a few words to say that helped to clear up the issue and let the Powertalk audience know where we’ll go from here.

Click here to listen to her conversation with WAOK’s Lorraine Jacques White!

What are your thoughts on the state of the economy? Will President Obama be able to pull out a save for African Americans and the nation as a whole? #SoundOff

Atlanta Housing Authority CEO to step down

Atlanta Housing Authority CEO to step down

ATLANTA -- Renee Lewis Glover, CEO of the Atlanta Housing Authority, will leave the organization after 17 years at the helm.

According to a statement from the AHA, "the new board members appointed by Mayor Kasim Reed have made it clear that they would like to have change in leadership at the AHA, which is fully within the prerogative of the mayor and the board."

Glover and members of the board have been working "cooperatively' to come up with "mutually acceptable terms of separation and an orderly transition," the statement said.

Since Reed became Atlanta's mayor in January 2010, he began appointing board members who regularly challenged Glover's leadership and her policies in running the organization.

Before Reed was elected in November 2009, the AHA board had signed a five-year contract with Glover.

BRIAN FRANK AMONG “BEST OF BEST” FINANCIAL ADVISORS ATTENDING BARRON’S WINNER’S CIRCLE TOP ADVISORS

BRIAN FRANK AMONG “BEST OF BEST” FINANCIAL ADVISORS ATTENDING BARRON’S WINNER’S CIRCLE TOP ADVISORS

ATLANTA, GA September 30, 2011 – Brian Frank, managing director at Premier Wealth Management Group of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, in April 2011, was one of several hundred financial advisors who were selected by their firms to attend the seventh-annual Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public.  The invitation-only conference was held at the Waldorf Astoria, September 14-16 in Orlando, FL.

This exclusive conference is designed to promote best practices and generate new ideas across the industry.  Participants attended workshops, led by the Top 100 Financial Advisors, that explored current issues ranging from business development ideas through managing high-net-worth accounts and families to portfolio management and retirement planning.

Local blogger teaches others how to Video Blog

Local blogger teaches others how to Video Blog

I just got home from the SheStreams conference yesterday.  It was a great time for me and I really enjoyed being in New York City and connecting with friends.  I was a speaker on a session about optimizing your videos on YouTube, and if you missed the announcement, I also launched my newest eGuide, “The EVERYTHING Video Blogger’s Guide for Non-Video Bloggers.”  If you want to know what I liked and what I didn’t like about the conference, mak

ARROJO Expo to bring style to Atlanta

ARROJO Expo to bring style to Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Last year, celebrity hair stylist Nick Arrojo launched his first-ever flagship salon in Marietta.

Now he's returning to Atlanta for a two-day hair expo that will bring together styling professionals from across the country.

ARROJO Expo will be held Sunday, Oct. 9 and Monday, Oct. 10 at the Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points and will create an opportunity for Atlanta stylists to share in a world of advanced education and fresh approaches to precision-based hairstyling.

The inaugural ARROJO Expo was held in New York City in January, and organizers are confident that Atlanta's event will be even better.

"Atlanta is going to be a game-changing show," Nick Arrojo said in a statement.

PROFILE: Local foodie, Bren Herrera, talks up Atlanta on Gilt City and receives national attention

PROFILE:  Local foodie, Bren Herrera, talks up Atlanta on Gilt City and receives national attention

Atlanta --  Bren Herrera, a local foodista that lives here in Atlanta most recently has been featured on the Gilt City "Cityunlisted" page for her continued role as a leader in the food blogging world.  Her site FlanboyantEats.com takes readers on a world journey amongst different flavors and unique latin dishes.  She has been featured in a variety of national outlets including NY Times and Dean & Deluca, and Bren will even be LIVE in STUDIO at CNN Espanol on Friday (10/7) morning cooking up another one of her latin creations. 

Bren wrote us a letter last week telling us more about herself and I wanted to share it with everyone: