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‘Falling apart? Crime Infested?’ Trump’s Insults Not Forgotten In Atlanta Ahead Of Visit To District 5 For Championship

(Atlanta, GA) – When President Donald Trump swoops into Atlanta for a VIP seat at college football’s biggest game, he’ll enjoy the Southern hospitality of a city he disparaged a year ago as ”falling apart” and ”crime infested.”

The insults tweeted by Trump a week before his inauguration may seem like ancient history to most Americans who follow the president’s voluminous stream of online invective. But Atlanta hasn’t forgotten. ”It was very personal because we live here and we love it,” said Stephanie Langer, a 40-year-old East Atlanta resident whose anger
over the president’s put-downs was rekindled by news of his pending visit.

832036108.jpg”I guess it’s just ironic that he’s coming here,” she said. ”I guess things must have improved.” Trump plans to be among 72,000 attending the College Football Playoff Championship game Monday evening between Georgia and Alabama. The game is being held at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the new $1.5 billion home field of the Atlanta Falcons.

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Hill Harper, Mayor Kasim Reed, Dr. Jackie Walters Attend the 5th Annual “50 Shades of Pink” Fundraiser

(SL) – Last night, the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation, founded by award-winning OBGYN and TV personality Dr. Jackie Walters, presented its 5th Annual Fashion Show Fundraiser in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Atlanta City Hall was immaculately transformed into a pink wonderland of chic decor, as over 200 guests – dressed in 1920s flapper-style attire – filled the Atrium to celebrate the breast cancer survivors and supporters featured on the runway.
The event began with a heartfelt poem by Hank Stewart followed by welcome remarks from Atlanta Municipal Court Judge and honorary event chair Terrinee Gundy and 50 Shades of Pink Foundation executive director Gary Andrews.
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The Good Doctor actor and How It Really Happened Host Hill Harper hosting the 5th Annual 50 Shades of Pink Gala and Fundraiser (Photo Credit: Sytonnia Moore)
Andrews then introduced the evening’s host — actor/author/philanthropist Hill Harper, who shared his story of being diagnosed with cancer several years ago.
The fashion show opener was a lively tap dance routine by Chloe Arnold’s Syncopated Ladies, after which, dozens of beautiful models strutted the runway in designs by Linda Bezuidenhouand Bramer Leon.
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Dr. Jackie Walters mingles with the crowd during the live auction. (Photo Credit: Sytonnia Moore)
The sight of the models – many of whom were recent cancer “warriors” – was inspiring and illustrated the foundation’s mission of catering to the emotional well-being of breast cancer patients and their families.
After the fashion presentation, Hill Harper and Dr. Jackie led an auction to find individual donors to sponsor the 50 Shades of Pink Gift Baskets that the foundation provides to breast cancer patients.
Then, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed closed the program with a surprise check for $20,000 to the foundation to further their efforts to bring comfort and care to breast cancer survivors.
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Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed presents Dr. Jackie Walters with a $20,000 Donation. (Photo Credit: Sytonnia Moore)
Special guests in attendance were Atlanta City Councilwoman Keisha Lance Bottoms, “Married to Medicine” stars Dr. Heavenly Kimes Mariah Huq, Curtis Berry and many more.
Sponsors of the 50 Shades of Pink Fundraiser were Ford Motor Company, The Cochran Firm, Jack Daniels, and All N One Security Services. Special thanks to event producer Eboni Cummings, S.T.E.P.S. Events and the City of Atlanta.
For more information on the 50 Shades of Pink Foundation, visit 50ShadesofPinkFoundation.org.