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Atlanta plus-size designer lands reality show on WeTv

Atlanta plus-size designer lands reality show on WeTv

WeTv has a new reality show premiering Thursday, June 13 at 10/9c.

The network has taken a chance on Atlanta plus-size designer Kenyatta Jones of Bella René, documenting her trials and tribulations of trying to make it in a fashion world that is typical driven by skinny models and persnickety fashion designers with mass appeal.

Pamela Byrd to discuss finding your path

Pamela Byrd to discuss finding your path

ATLANTA -- Learn more about the 3 Keys to Becoming a Confident Woman and the Logistics of Life.

Pamela is an advocate for human potential with an unwavering commitment to assisting women in their quest toward achieving something more. She has a distinct gift for helping others to uncover their value and regain their warrior status to move toward achieving their life’s goals. 

Pamela provides several backdrops for helping women to uncover their value.  She conducts boundary development seminars and journaling workshops throughout the Atlanta area, facilitates virtual Journaling Groups and weaves journal writing into every aspect of her coaching as a form of self-reflection, discovery and empowerment.

Ambassador to Discuss Dynamics of Diplomatic Service April 1 at Spelman

Ambassador to Discuss Dynamics of Diplomatic Service April 1 at Spelman

Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, director general of the Foreign Service and director of human resources for the U.S. Department of State, will address the dynamics of diplomatic service during a presentation titled, “Meeting Today's Global Challenges with 21st Century Diplomats,” at Spelman College, Monday, April 1, at 4:30 p.m. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield leads a team of 400 employees who carry out a range of personnel functions for the State Department’s 60,000-strong workforce − from recruitment and hiring, through evaluations and promotions, to retirement. 

Atlanta blogger wins 2013 Lexus ES 300h during the B. FAB Awards

Atlanta blogger wins 2013 Lexus ES 300h during the B. FAB Awards

ATLANTA -- On Sunday, March 24, over 200 bloggers, media and sponsors gathered at Ambient Studios in Southwest Atlanta for the first formal awards ceremony celebrating bloggers in fashion and beauty.

As a publication designed especially for millennial's, Lexus gravitated towards the ingenuity of the 2013 B. FAB Awards and recognized that the Lexus brand was synonymous with the messaging for the B. FAB Awards and therefore sponsored the 'Lexus Style Blazer Award'.

Gladys Knight to perform at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Gladys Knight to perform at Wolf Creek Amphitheater

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- The Empress of Soul will perform a concert in south Fulton County later this year.

Gladys Knight, former lead singer of Gladys Knight and the Pips, will grace the stage of Wolf Creek Amphitheater on Friday, May 3.

Singer and songwriter Howard Hewett will be Knight's special guest for the concert. Jazz trumpeter "Milkshake" Mayfield is also scheduled to perform.

Tickets for the May 3 show are currently available and can be purchased at ticketalternative.com. They range in price from $45 for a lawn seat to $125 for a VIP table.

Wolf Creek Amphitheater is located at 3025 Merk Road. Learn more at wolfcreekamphitheater.com.

Ga. Teacher of the Year finalists announced

Ga. Teacher of the Year finalists announced

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Education has revealed the 10 finalists for 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year.

Several of the finalists are from metro Atlanta. The top teachers were chosen from 155 educators across the state.

"I congratulate our ten Georgia Teacher of the Year finalists and those who applied," State Superintendent Dr. John Barge said in a statement. "As usual, we had a very impressive group of teachers make the top ten."

The 2014 Georgia Teacher of the Year will be revealed at a banquet on May 3. That teacher will succeed 2013 Georgia Teacher of the Year Lauren Eckman, who works at the Georgia Academy for the Blind in Macon.

The 10 finalists are:

Tamika N. Ball
Teaches math at D.M. Therrell School of Health Sciences and Research
Atlanta Public Schools

Jemelleh Coes
Teaches English language arts and reading at Langston Chapel Middle School
Bulloch County School System

U.S. EPA Acting Administrator 'Bob P' visits Atlanta, inspires students in STEM education

U.S. EPA Acting Administrator 'Bob P' visits Atlanta, inspires students in STEM education

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