By: Keidra Ponder
I had the opportunity to speak with the Primetime Gamechangers’ Assistance Coach, Houston Cadette. Like many good men, he is an active father in his little athlete’s life. This an eight on eight spring tackle football team composed of energetic 9,10 & 11year olds. The Coaches William Bell and Bobby Candidate are very passionate about their players, often offering assistance to the parents who can’t afford the fees.
The Coaches have started a gofundme page to rally contributions for the players. As we know it’s many talented individuals who just need that little bit of hope to keep them going, please donate to their campaign. Your donation will go towards the player’s fee of $160.00 for needed equipment such as; jerseys, padded pants and pride packs consisting of team shorts and shirts. Assistant Coach Cadette said, “We really want to make this a great experience, looking good makes you feel good and feeling good helps you play good.”
Click the link below to donate to the Primetime Gamechangers equipment and uniform drive;
By: Keidra Ponder
No, the Falcons didn’t make it to Super Bowl LIII, however, it’s still a win for the City of Atlanta as they host this years game at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Kickoff time is 6:30 p.m. ET this Sunday, February 3, but the festivities are already flowing. It doesn’t matter if you’re going for the New England Patriots or the Los Angeles Rams, all that matters is where the party’s at. We have featured some of the most vibrant places to be this weekend. If you’re looking to have a good time and get lit with notable celebrities see my list below courtesy of ATL Night Lights.
Also here’s a recap of this Tuesday’s event at Elleven 45 hosted by 50 Cent.
see Atlanta.net Super Bowl event listing for various ideas as well. Be safe and enjoy this Super Bowl weekend.
By: Keidra Ponder
As the New Year begins, so does the drama and no I’m not referring to the R. Kelly accusators’ series, I’m talking about the Government shutdown. A government shutdown tends to occur when the President refuses to sign into law necessary bills and resolutions to fund federal government operations and agencies, or if Congress fails to pass sufficient appropriation bills or continuing resolutions. As the government shuts occurs federal agencies continue to operate while nonessential agencies leave on furlough. Some departments are expected to continue to work through the government shutdown without pay.
The current shutdown is in effect to enforce to the funding of the border wall, which many are imposed to. Trump speculates that the shutdown can continue months or evens years or a national emergency may be declared to build the wall without approval from Congress. As a result, many national parks and historical museums are closed until further notice. As a consequence, the IRS is closed along with many other government agencies. It has been speculated that even though the IRS has stopped a lot of its services, the agency will continue to issue tax refunds. Many Americans could lose their SNAP and WIC benefits as a result of the shutdown. Sadly, small business owners aren’t able to get funding and even those looking to get married will have to wait, those departments are closed as well. Many workers are calling out sick because they aren’t being paid and many checkpoints are unguarded leaving room for smuggling across waters.
We don’t know how long the shutdown will last but we do know that we are a resilient people. This isn’t the first government shutdown and it won’t be the last. Keep your eye on the prize and not the price, let that sink in.