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Lion Babe takes on Center Stage in Atlanta next month

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American soul duo consisting of Jillian Hervey and Lucas Goodman is ramping up for a pint-sized North American tour with a must-attend stop in Atlanta.

Hervey and Goodman are set to play at Center Stage on June 11 ––anticipated to be a sold-out show. The tour announcement comes behind the pair’s newly released second LP, Cosmic Wind, which features appearances from Bilal, Leikeli47, and Raekwon.

You can definitely expect a futuristic set with performances from danceable singles like “The Wave” and “Western World.”

The summer trek kicks of next month, June 5th in Brooklyn, New York and closes out June 25th in Chicago, Illinois.

To purchase tickets for the ATL, click here.

Lion Babe Tour Dates

June 5 – Brooklyn, NY
June 6 – Philadelphia, PA
June 7 – Boston, MA
June 9 – Washington, D.C.
June 11 – Atlanta, GA
June 13 – Houston, TX
June 14 – Austin, TX
June 16 – Dallas, TX
June 18 – Phoenix, AZ
June 19 – Los Angeles, CA
June 21 – San Francisco, CA
June 23 – Seattle, WA
June 25 – Chicago, IL

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Gen X Voters share unfiltered perspectives on historic Georgia governor’s race

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According to data collected by NBC News and GenForward, 55 percent of millennials are planning to vote this November, accounting for 68 percent in opposition of the Republican Party. With Generation X making up the majority of the voting-eligible adults in the United States, this election is critical. Democratic gubernatorial nominee Stacey Abrams hosted a rally on Sunday in downtown Atlanta, Georgia, in hopes to bring ‘Souls to the Polls.’

“We can’t do this unless we volunteer hard. I’ll tell yall a little secret. We [can’t] win this election on Facebook. We [can’t] tweet our way to victory. Instagram does not have the proper ID. We have got to go and vote. Let’s get it done,” Abrams asserted during her speech.

NDLYSS  spoke with a few fearless millennials during the historic march who weighed in on the current political infrastructure and their admiration for Abrams.

Elizah Turner, 33 | Dallas, Texas | University of North Texas

“I really don’t pay attention to politics at all but I kind of watch what’s going on. There’s a big disconnect between what happens in the Capitol and the Governor’s Mansion that affects us on all levels. I think this past administration has shown us the rhetoric that takes actually takes place. What’s great about Stacey is that she is speaking to us and for us. It’s not just because I relate to her as being a black woman but more so as a woman whose [faced adversity]. She’s encouraging millennials to find their voice and take action. That’s why I’m here.”

Gayatri Menon, 21 | Johns Creek, Georgia | Georgia State University

“I think this election is critical, especially because of our last presidential election. This is a time for change. Being in Atlanta, the most diverse city in Georgia is a blessing because you get to be around so many races of people. The change is [happening] right in front of you.”

Jasmine Nicole Williams, 26 | Powder Springs, Georgia | Georgia State University

“This election has been really exciting. To see that we have an option for great, enviable change in Georgia is really energizing. With the political climate, it’s nice to have a candidate that I can identify with and is a reflection of me.”

Jennifer Louis, 28 | Fort Lauderdale, Florida | Georgia State University

“This election is pretty important and it’s a reason why we should get out and go vote, and especially because Kemp is such a butthole. We have the power to make a difference in Georgia. We’ve allowed the Republicans to take over for so long that if we don’t start making the change then we will never see progress. This is our opportunity to stand up and join together.”

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What a Time to be Killer Mike!

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Rapper Killer Mike’s (Mike Render) influence extends far beyond beats and rhymes. Over the past decade, the hip-veteran has used his powerful platform to address social injustices happening across the country, and specifically within the local community of his hometown, Atlanta, GA.

Render along with community activist Jean Hanges, Georgia-Pacific executive David Park and Interscope Records VP Keinon Johnson were recently inducted into Atlanta’s prestigious High Museum of Art’s board of directors.

For Render, this isn’t just an accomplishment for him, it’s a win for hip-hop culture. The 43-year-old is ecstatic to join the 85-member panel “I’m a product of the arts programming at the Atlanta public school system,” he revealed to the AJC.

“I’m looking forward to seeing more people from my part of town, people who look like me, at the High,” he added. “I think you will see the High Museum in a rap video very soon.”

 

Render took to Instagram to share the news, “it pretty much much gives me ‘Jay Z’ like brag rap license,” he captioned the post.

He plans to bring more diversity and inclusion to the establishment. The High has been working to attract a broader demographic to the museum.

This seems like a perfect start.

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Lucy McBath, wins Democratic nod in Georgia following son’s fatal shooting

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On November 23, 2012, Jordan Davis, an African-American teenager, and a group of friends were enjoying a Friday afternoon, listening to hip-hop music in their parked vehicle in Jacksonville, Fla.

Michael David Dunn, a 45-year-old White man considered the innocent behavior to be a crime. Disgusted by the music, he pulled out his gun handgun and fired 10 rounds. Davis was shot and killed.

Lucy McBath, mother of the slain teen, is now the Democratic nominee for Georgia’s 6th Congressional district 7 years later. McBath beat out Kevin Abel to land the victory.

The former flight attendant felt led to run for office following the deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, FL.

“I am at a loss for words. Thank you to my supporters, friends, and family. And I want to thank my dear Jordan, my rock, and inspiration. We deserve better representation in DC,” she said

McBath will now run against Republican Karen Handel in the November general election. Critics anticipate it will be a longshot for her to win, especially with the lack of campaign funding, but she still has high hopes to make history as the only Black woman in Georgia’s Congressional delegation.

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