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I love Fashion and I am in love with everything sports!

Atlanta United is the first expansion team since 2009 to qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs

At the Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Wednesday night, the Atlanta United FC scored a 3-0 win over Philadelphia Union.

The win extended Atlanta’s home unbeaten streak to 12. History has been made; Atlanta United is the first expansion team in the Eastern conference since the 2009 Seattle Sounders to qualify for the MLS Cup Playoffs.

Congrats to Atlanta United! The C🏆P is calling!

 

 

Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s picture

So this week on twitter Floyd “Money” Mayweather has an enormous self portrait  of himself in his Beverly Hills home, but guess who else picture he has hanging  parallel to his  portrait?  Irish professional MMA fighter and now Professional Boxer Connor McGregor. Thoughts anyone!🤔

 

 

Tear jerker: Desean Watson gives his first NFL game paycheck away

This is such a heart warming story! 22 year old Houston Texans, Desean Watson gave his first paycheck to three ladies who helped prepare the team’s meals.

The three ladies lost everything during Hurricane Harvey.

 

Off Season Atlanta Dream News: Round of Appaluse to Brittany Sykes and Bria Holmes👏

NEW YORK, Sept. 26, 2017 – Atlanta Dream guard Brittney Sykes leads the 2017 WNBA All-Rookie Team as one of three unanimous selections, the WNBA announced today.

The All-Rookie Team also features Dallas Wings guard Allisha Gray, San Antonio Stars guard Kelsey Plum, Wings guard Kaela Davis and Washington Mystics guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough.

Another Big congratulations and good luck to Bria Holmes who will be playing in Poland for the CCC Polkowice team during the offseason!

 

WNBA Finals: Sparks vs Lynx⛹🏾‍♀️

About this weekend! On Sunday afternoon at The Hudson Grill Restaurant, downtown Atlanta. I got to hangout with the Atlanta Dream staff and fans for Game 1, WNBA viewing party!

Best said by Atlanta Dream’s team president Theresa Wenzel; “She would have preferred to see our team the Atlanta Dream in this year’s WNBA final, but that was okay we have next year.”  She then rallied and pepped up the crowd in positivity to show the Minnesota Lynx and LA Sparks support as they embarked on the One Dream, in the WNBA Final.

This was an amazing opportunity for Atlanta Dream and WNBA fans to bond and show support to the other team!

The Sparks clinched the W game 1!

Within one blink the Sparks beat the Lynx 85-84 with pg Chelsea Gray game-winning jumper.

On Tuesday night at Williams Arena the Sparks fell 70-68 to the Lynx.  The series is now tied 1-1.

Game 3, will be in Los Angeles on Friday September 29, 2017 at 9:00 PM est.

About this weekend….On Saturday

From time to time, the Self-Proclaimed Sportsnista, “Yakiri Thomas,” get to let her big hair down and take in the Lifestyle, and Taste of her city.

This Saturday I got a chance to checkout The Essence My City 4 Ways Atlanta event at Georgia Tech Garage, hosted by Essence Lifestyle & Relationships Editor Charreah Jackson and comedian Loni Love.

There was a Ford “Ride & Drive” experience.

The crowd was lined up and waiting to drive the latest lineup of Ford vehicles.

There was also an array of wine and food tasting to tantalize every ones tastebuds.

I’m sure some are asking  what  was the cost? Most of you are calculating in your head the event cost, plus parking let’s not forget how parking in the city for any event can be pricey.  When there are events in the city the golden rule is : You must have cash in hand sometimes between $20-$50.  I’m absolutely positively sure you are thinking this super fabulous event probably cost me an arm an a leg.

But ….Wait For it Sports Lovelies…This Luxury Lifestyle event was FREE! Yes ladies and gentlemen you read it correctly.

All of this Saturday fun was for free, not to mention you were able to rub shoulders with celebrities such as Grammy-nominated singer turned chef Kelis, Creative Director June Ambrose and Singer Algebra Blesset who blessed us with  a live performance!

 

*Photo Credit: Chris Mitchell/Essence
#MyFordCity

Other celebrities who was in attendance  included  Designer Charlene Dunbar, Melissa Mitchell,  and Chef Willie Wallace.

This is the second year that The Essence My City 4 Ways was hosted in Atlanta. This was an amazing  event that included  so many young African American influencers. I definitely look forward to next year!