(ATLANTA – October 6th, 2017) – Dust off your bikes and bones—there’s a new race in town; one that has a social good cause at its core. The Martin Luther King Jr. Drive Merchants Association (MLKJDMA) announces today that it will hold its inaugural MLK Race for the Dream on Sunday, January 14, 2018. The events will include a marathon, half-marathon, bike tour, a weekend Mixer as well as a health and fitness expo.
The events will begin and end on MLK Jr. Drive and Whitehouse Drive, at Booker T. Washington High School, which was attended by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in Atlanta, GA. The Health & Fitness Expo will feature the latest athletic gear and equipment as well as health and fitness experts. Registration will be open as of August 1, 2017.
“The races and bike tour are just one of many initiatives that we are launching in the community to benefit the MLK Dr. Corridor,” says Terry Collier, President of the MLKJDMA. “Our mission is to improve and increase economic impact in the district. Over time we have lost historic businesses. We are working in conjunction with the Mayor’s office as well as city and state officials to launch initiatives that will preserve established businesses as well as attract new businesses to the district for the next generation. We have a three-phased plan to upgrade the corridor and bringing a weekend of events to our community will highlight not only the advances that have been made, but also strategies for the future.”
Nationally, there is a movement to improve conditions along MLK corridors in US cities. The MLKJDMA plans to pilot this program in Atlanta and then expand it nationally, with the next targeted city being St. Louis. Several major metropolitan cities with MLK districts have expressed interest in bringing the competitions to their areas, not only for the economic impact, but also to educate their communities around health and fitness.
(SL) – An arrest has been made after a 32-year old woman was killed when a man drove his car into a crowd during the Charlottesville protest.
That man has been identified as James Alex Fields Jr. A 20-year registered member of the Republican Party.
Fields is reportedly being held in Albermarle Charlottesville Regional Jail and is being charged with 1 count of 2nd degree murder, 3 counts of malicious wounding and 1 count of failure to stop in an accident resulting in death.
(Houston, TX) – Arizona Cardinals wide receiver LARRY FITZGERALD and New York Giants quarterback ELI MANNING were named the 2016 WALTER PAYTON NFL MAN OF THE YEAR, the NFL announced today. The award, which is presented by Nationwide, recognizes a player for his excellence on and off the field.
The announcement was made during NFL Honors, a two-hour primetime awards special that aired nationally from 8 – 10 p.m. ET/PT on FOX Saturday night.
ANQUAN BOLDIN, the 2015 Man of the Year, will honor Fitzgerald and Manning on-fieldtomorrow before kickoff of Super Bowl LI.
“Quite simply this is the most meaningful honor an NFL player can receive and I am flattered beyond words that the selection committee deemed me worthy of it,” said LARRY FITZGERALD. “More than anything it is a reflection on my parents whose words and example taught my brother and me the value of service and the importance of giving back.”
“It’s a commitment that I know is shared by Eli (Manning), Greg (Olsen), all the other 2016 Man of the Year nominees and countless others throughout the NFL. I accept this honor with immense gratitude and humility but also in full recognition that it is on behalf of all of them as well.”
(SL) – On this Episode of SytonniaLIVE the TV Series Bianca Haly joined me at the desk to talk about Dylann Roof’s trial, Donald Trump’s approaching presidency and more in our top headlines. We also talked about the latest Hollywood gossip and the royal romance that’s heating up between Meghan Markel and Prince Harry. But did you know that the Queen of England was once black? Check it out!
(SL) – Sunday, December 18th at the historic Midtown Bowl in Atlanta Ga, Reality Tv Star & Former NFL Player Stevie Baggs Jr., along with his Mom LoLa Robinson, the Founders of The CETA FOUNDATION, brought together several of Atlanta’s most energetic Celebrities and top Influencers for one CAUSE, to GIVE BACK & PAY IT FORWARD.
Every Christmas Stevie Baggs Jr and the Ceta Foundation adopts several families from the surrounding Atlanta metroplex, to bring joy and ease to some underprivileged families during the Christmas holiday.
The event was super hype with the exciting sounds and tunes from one of Atlanta’s hottest Dj’s, DJ FADELF. The event brought out amazing celebrities who came to represent as the team captains, such as Shanti Das (Music Industry Vet), Takeo Spikes & Mike Sims Walker (Former NFL Players), Tv Reality Stars such as Dedra Allen from WeTv’s Cutting It in the Atl, Jonica Booth aka Blu from the Bad Girls Club, Sincerely Ward (WeTv’s Match made in Heaven) and more…