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Missing teen last seen at airport

Missing teen last seen at airport

ATLANTA -- Atlanta police are asking for the public's help in locating a missing teen.

Eustace Victor Martin, 18, was last known to be at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, where he was supposed to board a flight to Seattle.

According to Atlanta police, Martin's mother, Reena Kisun, contacted them on Sunday to say that her son, who goes by Victor, never made it on the connecting flight after clearing customs in Atlanta. He was last seen by a Delta representative at the flight's gate.

Martin is approximately 6' tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red and blue plaid shirt, blue khaki pants, and blue and red shoes. He flew into Atlanta from Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis in the West Indies.

Martin is a Canadian citizen; after arriving in Seattle, he was scheduled to board another flight to Vancouver.

DOWNTOWN: Ga. Rep. Taylor says he's gay

DOWNTOWN: Ga. Rep. Taylor says he's gay

ATLANTA - Georgia State Representative Rashad Taylor (D) announced that he's gay during a news conference Friday morning.

During the news conference Taylor said his partner's ex-boyfriend sent an email to other lawmakers alleging that Taylor was gay and misused his office.

"It's not the time and way I wanted to come out," Taylor told reporters.

Taylor said allegations made by his partner's ex that he misused his office were a lie.

Free concert will celebrate opening of Wolf Creek Amphitheater

Free concert will celebrate opening of Wolf Creek Amphitheater

UPDATE: Response to the Wolf Creek Music Festival has been overwhelming, and as of Friday, May 27, all available tickets have been given away.

Residents are encouraged to check the Fulton County website regularly for future concerts and events at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater.

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. -- Everyone in Fulton County is invited to a free concert to celebrate the opening of the new Wolf Creek Amphitheater (3025 Merk Road, College Park, 30349) on Saturday, June 4.

The headliner at the first annual Wolf Creek Music Festival is world-famous singer, songwriter and poet India Arie.

Doors to the amphitheater will open at 5 p.m, with the concert scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m.

The concert is only open to residents of Fulton County.

Creator of POSHGLAM, a worldwide fashion outlet, lives in Atlanta and talks shop with 11Alive

Creator of POSHGLAM, a worldwide fashion outlet, lives in Atlanta and talks shop with 11Alive

Atlanta, GA --  Currently the Black Enterprise Entrepreneur Conference and Expo is in town and I wanted to find a new local entrepreneur to talk to me about their business.  I decided to sit down and talk to Kimberly Stone the owner and creator of POSHGLAM, an online Fashion outlet that lets you buy high fashion designs for a discount.  Kimberly is busy women who is currently in the middle of organizing and being a media sponsor for an upcoming Trunk Show for the House Rossil and Sobral on May 28th.  I was able to send over a few questions to Kimberly and the following is her response.

How long have you lived in Atlanta?

I’m a Georgia peach, I was born and raised in Atlanta and I attended Spelman College. I later transferred to New York University.

What neighborhood do you live in Atlanta?

I live in the East Cobb area and spend my free time working and traveling to different cities to meet new people and promote POSHGLAM. I have friends in NY, LA and Miami as well as globally. I’ve found running a blog to be a great way to build relationships and to help unknown talent become discovered globally via the World Wide Web. I think Social Media has really opened a ton of doors for networking. The best part about being an entrepreneur is meeting new people all over the world and more importantly building organic relationships outside of the social media realm. Though my communication with friends and colleagues is global, I’m proud to call Atlanta my home.

Tell me about your organization. (where, when, what, why, how)

POSHGLAM started out as a side project and has since evolved into a global online fashion outlet. Its way more than a blog, it’s an enterprise that continues to expand daily. I have a couple of columns that we promote outside of the international column. We haven’t fully launched them globally yet, but we are gaining some tremendous traction. POSHGLAM.co.uk filters to the London Column, POSHGLAM.fr filters to Paris and surrounding cities, POSHGLAM.it is our Milan column. I recently purchased POSHGLAM.co.za after been inspired by Nelson Mandela’s initiative to help South Africa’s troubled textile clothing industry.

I’ve admired the art of fashion design from an early age. I started sewing at 4 years old, after going to the fabric store with my mother and discovering that she was having something made. I decided to make something of my very own. My mother sat with me and a needle and thread and my first creation was born. Though I am an entrepreneur first, I have always dreamed of being a designer myself, which fuels my love for my fashion clients. I have entertained side projects (i.e. capsule collection etc.) and I’m working on something unique for the near future so stay tuned for that.

Rick Ross, Travis Porter, Ace Hood and Sean Garrett took the stage at the Buckhead Theatre

Rick Ross, Travis Porter, Ace Hood and Sean Garrett took the stage at the Buckhead Theatre

BUCKHEAD --  Held on May 18, 2011, BMI's 14th Annual Unsigned Urban Showcase featured Rick Ross, Sean Garrett, Travis Porter, Ace Hood and more.

The showcase was presented by Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the U.S. performing-rights organization that represents more than 475,000 songwriters,

We interviewed the top songwriter of the group and one of the top selling songwriters ever, Devyne Stephens.  SEE ALL THE PICS HERE.

Jesse Walton, Jr., CFP®, Honored as New Member of 100 Black Men of Atlanta

Jesse Walton, Jr., CFP®, Honored as New Member of 100 Black Men of Atlanta

ATLANTA (May 12, 2011) Jesse Walton, Jr., was inducted as a new member of the 100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc. (100) organization on May 10, 2011at an evening pinning ceremony. The elegant event was held at Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s headquarters. 100 is a coalition of some of Atlanta’s most influential men organized to empower Atlanta’s challenged communities. Together they channel educational and economic resources toward these communities’ students and future leaders.

Walton, a Financial Advisor and Certified Financial Planner® (CFP®) at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Alpharetta, is an active community volunteer.

Governor commends Georgia's new Master Teachers

Governor commends Georgia's new Master Teachers

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal has announced the names of 86 Georgia teachers who have earned "Master Teacher" certification.

This distinction is based on demonstrated excellence in student achievement and growth for 2011.

"I am proud of Georgia's Master Teachers for their tireless efforts to enrich the minds and lives of our students and for their ongoing work toward reaching our state's goal of providing a high-quality teacher in every classroom," said Gov. Deal.