Crouched inside a cage and wearing nothing but striped bodypaint.......(take a deep breath) Chilli of the multiplatinum trio TLC is the star of a provocative new ad campaign for PETA that demands, "Boycott the Circus." The ad, reveals that tigers used by circuses are beaten into submission—and when they're not "performing," they're locked away in cramped, filthy cages.

"There's so much cruelty behind the scenes, which is a something that a lot of people don't get to see," Chilli explained in an exclusive PETA interview. "They're being mean to them to make them do this trick .… And I think that everybody needs to be aware of what's really going on. If you can raise awareness to something that's important, such as this, then you should," she says. "Because I know for a fact that I would never want to be in a cage."

Circuses deprive tigers of everything that is natural and important to them, including interacting with their families, foraging and hunting for food, and roaming for miles. Tigers used by circuses are locked in small cages and warehoused in traveling boxcars, where they are exposed to extreme heat and freezing-cold weather. These unnatural and stressful conditions lead tigers and other big cats to become ill, despondent, and increasingly agitated, endangering other animals, circus workers, and attendees.

Chilli joins a growing list of celebrities—including Alec BaldwinJada Pinkett SmithOlivia Munn,Cloris LeachmanSarah Silverman, and Edie Falco—who have teamed up with PETA to speak out against circuses that use animals.

Meet K. Michelle at Atlanta Walmart TODAY ONLY

(2427 GRESHAM RD)!

The  recording artist and reality TV star will greet fans while in town for the
"Rebellious Soul Tour," 
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Beautiful Textures 
Myx Fusions Moscato   

Solange Named Puma's New Artistic Director

Solange is bringing her style expertise to PUMA as the brand’s new artistic director and creative consultant.The “Losing You”singer shared the big news on her blog, informing fans that her new gig allows her to express her love of design.
“I’ve had so much fun producing special content, ad campaigns, events, and working alongside the awesome Puma team with some of my favorite emerging artists, photographers, graphic designers to create activations that really celebrates both mine and PUMA’s approach and philosophies,” she wrote

GWW Atlanta Today Through January 5!

Tonight is Opening night and its packed with entertainment!

6:00 – The Video Blankets (R&B) This family act does it all: 13 year old JT is on guitar, 12 year old Lexie is on Bass, and 8 year old DJ plays drums.

6:15 – Christina Bea & Red Purple Haze

6:30 – SolStar (Alternative Pop) Solstar, who released their debut album “Gold” in 2012, has gained international notoriety for their culturally diverse sound.

7:00 – Patrick “Preacher Man” Duncan (poetry) Patrick Duncan is a poet, spoken word artist, and motivational speaker who began writing poetry over thirty years ago at age 14.

7:15 – Clark King (Pianist/Singer) Clark performed as the “Star of Tomorrow” at Aretha Franklin’s induction into the APOLLO Hall of Fame.

7:45 – Avery Dixon (Saxophone) Avery is a 13 year old saxophonist phenomenon

8:00 – Keri Hilson (Pop) Keri will be the featured entertainer for opening night. 

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Meet The Author: Rashan Ali

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Fashion Battle for a Good Cause Featuring Basketball Wife Tami Roman designer Soul, of Karma Soul International will be showcasing her designs and introducing guests to her new plus size division. In addition, IMPACT Magazine will be awarding Enchanted Closet with their Empowerment Award for tireless and continuous work with teen and pre-teen girls in the metropolitan Atlanta community.

Celebrity guest judges are VH1's Basketball Wives Tami Roman, actress  Brely Evans co-star of BET's "Being Mary Jane", celebrity stylist  and  Editor-In-Chief of Kontrol Magazine, Julian Lark, celebrity publicist Kim Tumey, model/actress founder/CEO of Areli Productions Kade' Merab, Director of Public Relations of Areli Productions, Torrance Hill; celebrity hairstylist Jasmine Collins of Razor Chic of Atlanta and  Miss Central Georgia Black International, Raven Naquelle.

On Friday November 29, 2013 IMPACT Magazine will bring to life a launch event for their sister publication, Flawless IMPACT, which will infuse music, fashion and philanthropy with our 'Battle of the Boutiques' event. The event will infuse music, fashion and philanthropy with our 'Battle of the Boutiques' event to be held at the renowned Twelve Hotel located at 361 17th Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30363. Doors open at 8:00PM.

Tickets are on sale NOW here.