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Labor Day is here and that means Atlanta Pride 2017 is almost over. Our beloved city was chalked full of LGBT friendly venues and festivities that catered to the thousands of people nationwide who came to express their pride and celebrate the freedom of loving whomever they love!

We hobnobbed at a number of festivities this Pride weekend, but none held a candle in the wind to Impulse Atlanta’s Advocacy Brunch!

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The fun, mingling, and and harmonious event took place at Park Tavern’s Luster Lounge in Piedmont Park. There, dozens of men and women came out for what turned out to be a truly momentous event. The festivities began the moment you walk through the door, where you were greeted by Rigardo Rush (Rig), Impulse Atlanta’s marketing director and handed off tickets for a raffle. Almost immediately after you enter you met two sexy models clad in sneakers, sexy underwear, and GLITTER! All guests were encouraged to add their own glitter to the models and then it was brunch time!

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 Brunch was absolutely delicious with a spread fit for a king–eggs benedict and scrambled, sausage, cheese grits, various fruits, salad, and unlimited mimosas! After mixing and mingling (There were some really amazing patrons there!) it was time for a raffle. Hosted by Rig, this was (unsurprisingly) no ordinary raffle.

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The winners had to either answer a deeply personal question or play some fun, freaky game! Even our own Michael “Hey Mikey” Fanning found himself participating. Even though the event was a lot of fun, it was also equally informative. HIV prevention and education were at the forefront, along with informing patrons of the many services offered by Impulse Atlanta.

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Mikey with Rigardo Rush, Marketing Director for Impulse Atlanta

“…We had an amazing turn out today, but our  events are usually a hit. We want people to come out, mix,  mingle, and have a good time while learning something…we want to provide an elevated experience for people of all walks of life–straight,  gay, allies, family, friends–it’s all about togetherness with our Advocacy Brunches…we do them about three times a year with our next one coming this December. Attending is always free and all you have to do for the next event is a bring a toy for admission…”

We will definitely be at all of Impulse Atlanta’s events moving forward and encourage all of you to come out as well. You can find out more about the organization by visiting their website, https://impulsegrp.org/atlanta/ ! Happy Labor Day and Happy Pride! Check out more pictures from the event below!

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Cynthia Bailey Hosts Seagrams’ Escapes Peach Bellini Island Party!

Cynthia Bailey hosted an island-themed launch party on Thursday, October 25th at The Bailey Wine Bar in Grant Park for her new signature  flavor, “Peach Bellini,” under her new partnership with Seagrams Escapes!

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Cynthia Bailey hosted an island-themed launch party on Thursday, October 25th at The Bailey Wine Bar in Grant Park for her new signature  flavor, “Peach Bellini,” under her new partnership with Seagrams Escapes!

Cynthia was joined by her Real Housewives of Atlanta (RHOA) co-stars Nene Leakes, Kandi Burruss, Porsha Williams, Shamea Morton, Eva Marcille,  Shamari De Voe,  Tanya Sam, Yovanna Logan and their significant others.  Also to round out the evening was the surprise return of Kenya Moore.  You can find Seagram’s Escapes, Peach Bellini on shelves in February 2019 at your local retailer.seagrams peach bellini

Events like these–and the surprises and drama–only have us even more stoked for the eleventh season of RHOA. As an Atlanta native and resident of The Peach State I was all too excited when Seagram’s announced the Peach Bellini flavor of their wine cooler collection. The beverage is sweet and refreshing; and smooth enough to actually serve as a chaser when you combine it with vodka! Happy drinking, and as always, DRINK RESPONSIBLY!

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RECAP: BET’s Hustle In Brooklyn Comes to Atlanta

Atlanta is a place known for its diverse heritage, hospitality, soul food, and trap music, truly embodying southern culture. Last night, BET Networks brought “the A” some Brooklyn flavor to familiarize the market with the network’s newest reality series, “Hustle In Brooklyn.”

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Atlanta is a place known for its diverse heritage, hospitality, soul food, and trap music, truly embodying southern culture. Last night, BET Networks brought “the A” some Brooklyn flavor to familiarize the market with the network’s newest reality series, “Hustle In Brooklyn.”

The BK vibe was recreated at the event as BET converted Atlanta hotspot Terminus 330 to a scene reminiscent of a Brooklyn neighborhood. The room was decorated with a brownstone stoop, a bodega with “Hustle In Brooklyn” magazines featuring the cast, street lights and signs, newspaper stands and New York City metro cards with the “Hustle In Brooklyn” logo. To complete the Brooklyn décor, specialty cocktails ‘Notorious’ and ‘Nutcrackers’ were served, and New York-based DJ Lindsey kept the party moving on the ones and twos.

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Speaking to the crowd, cast members SantosDarnell and Azia talked about their individual passions, what makes Brooklyn such a special place, and their excitement about the show. Azia, an aspiring rapper and singer, performed two of her original tracks, “Brooklyn Girl” and “3000,” that electrified the crowd.

Hustle In Brooklyn” airs Tuesdays at 10/9c pm on BET.

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Created and produced by Entertainment One and Creature Films, “Hustle In Brooklyn” follows a group of young and driven millennials, and tracks how their lives intersect in the pursuit of personal and professional success.  This 9-episode one-hour reality series is a coming of age aspirational story set in one of NYC’s most iconic boroughs.

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Continue the conversation on social media using the hashtag #HustleInBK!

Check out photos from the event below the boilerplate:
(Photo Credit: Sergio Martinez/WireImage)

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Will Packer & Kevin Hart Attend Atlanta Screening of their New Film, “Night School!”

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'Night School' Red Carpet Screening With Kevin Hart And Will Packer At Regal Atlantic Station

Universal Films hosted a special screening of their highly anticipated new movie, NIGHT SCHOOL with Kevin Hart & Will Packer, on Monday, September 10th  at Atlanta’s premier theater complex Regal Atlantic Station in Atlanta, GA, hosted by Frank Ski from FRANK SKI AND WANDA IN THE MORNING.

ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 10: Actor Kevin Hart attends “Night School” Atlanta Red Carpet Screening at Regal Atlantic Station on September 10, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Universal Pictures)

The screening was attended by Atlanta’s top influencers including:

·        Adela/Singer

·        Akbar V/Social Media Influencer

·        Angel McCoughtry/WNBA, Atlanta Dream

·        Big Tigger/ V103

·        Brie/Hustle Gang Artist

·        Cocoa Brown/Fox’s 911

·        DC Young Fly/MTV’s Wild n Out

·        De’area Taylor/YouTuber

·        Dr. Heavenly Kimes/Bravo’s Married to Medicine

·        Egypt Sherrod/HGTV Host

·        Gary With Da Tea/ The Rickey Smiley Morning Show

·        Joe Green/Hustle Gang Artist

·        Jonathan Nelson/Gospel Singer

·        Justin Hires/CBS’ MacGyver

·        Karlous Miller/MTV’s Wild n Out

·        Ken Walker/YouTuber

·        Keshia Knight Pulliam/Actress

·        Lionel “Propane” Nealy/Producer

·        Luke James/Fox’s STAR

·        Mike Merrill/BET’s The Bobby Brown Story

·        Quad Webb/TV One’s Sister Circle

·        Quincy Brown/Fox’s Star

·        Rashan Ali/TV One’s Sister Circle

·        Reece Odum/BounceTV’s Saints & Sinners

·        Shamea Morton/Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta

·        Sheree Whitfield/Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta

·        Syleena Johnson/TV One’s Sister Circle

·        Taurean Prince/Atlanta Hawks

·        Todd Tucker/Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta

·        Toya Bush-Harris/Bravo’s Married to Medicine

·        Trina Braxton/TV One’s Sister Circle

 

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