Najja Parker

Najja Parker is a writer and online content producer for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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The internet is responding to Usher’s hairstyle again
 A few weeks ago, Usher turned heads with a new hairstyle, and he’s doing it all over again with yet another fresh ‘do. » RELATED: Usher files for divorce with Grace Miguel While he wore a permed pompadour swoop for a costume party at the top of the year, he’s now rocking patterned cornrows. In a video...

Posted: 20 hours ago

A few weeks ago, Usher turned heads with a new hairstyle, and he’s doing it all over again with yet another fresh ‘do. » RELATED: Usher files for divorce with Grace Miguel While he wore a permed pompadour swoop for a costume party at the top of the year, he’s now rocking patterned cornrows. In a video...
Future criticizes Ciara and Wendy Williams in new interview
 Atlanta hip-hop artist Future had a lot to say about his ex-fiancee Ciara and talk show host Wendy Williams in a recent interview. » RELATED: Ciara, Russell Wilson share first photos of daughter Sienna Princess During an appearance on Beats 1, the rapper chatted about his latest album, “The WIZRD,” but he also talked...

Posted: 23 hours ago

Atlanta hip-hop artist Future had a lot to say about his ex-fiancee Ciara and talk show host Wendy Williams in a recent interview. » RELATED: Ciara, Russell Wilson share first photos of daughter Sienna Princess During an appearance on Beats 1, the rapper chatted about his latest album, “The WIZRD,” but he also talked...
Atlanta’s own Gladys Knight will sing National Anthem at Super Bowl 53
 Gladys Knight will sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta on Feb. 3, the NFL announced Thursday. “I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta,” the seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer said in a statement. “The NFL recently announced their new social justice...

Posted: 2 days ago

Gladys Knight will sing the National Anthem at Super Bowl 53 in Atlanta on Feb. 3, the NFL announced Thursday. “I am proud to use my voice to unite and represent our country in my hometown of Atlanta,” the seven-time Grammy Award-winning singer said in a statement. “The NFL recently announced their new social justice...
One of the best barbecue restaurants in US is right here in Atlanta, report says
 Looking for the best barbecue joints in the U.S.? A few of them are  right here in Georgia, according to a new ranking.  The Food Network recently released its “America’s Best Barbecue from Coast to Coast” list, which rounded up the eateries that serve up the yummiest ribs, briskets and baked beans in some of America&rsquo...

Posted: 2 days ago

Looking for the best barbecue joints in the U.S.? A few of them are right here in Georgia, according to a new ranking.  The Food Network recently released its “America’s Best Barbecue from Coast to Coast” list, which rounded up the eateries that serve up the yummiest ribs, briskets and baked beans in some of America&rsquo...
Candytopia Atlanta: Tickets on sale now for pop-up candy exhibit
 Candytopia has finally announced its Atlanta location. The confectionery wonderland is coming to Lenox Marketplace in February. The shop will open its doors for a four-month engagement on Feb. 8, and tickets will go on sale to the general public at noon ET on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Tickets are $28 for adults, $20 for kids ages 4-12 and free for...

Posted: 2 days ago

Candytopia has finally announced its Atlanta location. The confectionery wonderland is coming to Lenox Marketplace in February. The shop will open its doors for a four-month engagement on Feb. 8, and tickets will go on sale to the general public at noon ET on Tuesday, Jan. 15. Tickets are $28 for adults, $20 for kids ages 4-12 and free for...
Soulja Boy takes credit for Drake’s career in latest interview
 Soulja Boy caused quite a stir online Wednesday after he criticized Drake and Kanye West in a recent interview.  During an appearance on “The Breakfast Club,” the rapper said he influenced the music industry heavily, from dance challenges and fashion crazes to digital trends and musical styles. He even accused Drake...

Posted: 2 days ago

Soulja Boy caused quite a stir online Wednesday after he criticized Drake and Kanye West in a recent interview.  During an appearance on “The Breakfast Club,” the rapper said he influenced the music industry heavily, from dance challenges and fashion crazes to digital trends and musical styles. He even accused Drake...
10 sky-high places to capture breathtaking views of Atlanta
 The Bank of America Plaza, Promenade and SunTrust Plaza are just a few of the notable towering buildings that make up the Atlanta skyline. In fact, the scenic horizon stretches across downtown, seeps through Midtown and extends into Buckhead. The city’s gorgeous backdrop isn’t just admired by locals. Filmmakers love it, too. The...

Posted: 2 days ago

The Bank of America Plaza, Promenade and SunTrust Plaza are just a few of the notable towering buildings that make up the Atlanta skyline. In fact, the scenic horizon stretches across downtown, seeps through Midtown and extends into Buckhead. The city’s gorgeous backdrop isn’t just admired by locals. Filmmakers love it, too. The...
10 places to enjoy pottery in metro Atlanta
 Searching for new pieces of art for your home? Looking for a creative boost? Pottery can help you achieve both. And luckily, there’s no shortage of places to enjoy the craft right here in Atlanta. Whether you want to buy a few homemade dishes or design some from scratch, this roundup of pottery shops and classes will bring out the artist...

Posted: 3 days ago

Searching for new pieces of art for your home? Looking for a creative boost? Pottery can help you achieve both. And luckily, there’s no shortage of places to enjoy the craft right here in Atlanta. Whether you want to buy a few homemade dishes or design some from scratch, this roundup of pottery shops and classes will bring out the artist...
Chocolate is a better cough suppressant than your cough syrup, study says
 Got a nagging cough? Grab some chocolate. At least that’s what a few English researchers are suggesting.  A research group at the University of Hull in Yorkshire, England recently conducted a small study to explore the link between the sweet treat and respiratory health.  To do so, they examined 163 patients in Europe...

Posted: 4 days ago

Got a nagging cough? Grab some chocolate. At least that’s what a few English researchers are suggesting.  A research group at the University of Hull in Yorkshire, England recently conducted a small study to explore the link between the sweet treat and respiratory health.  To do so, they examined 163 patients in Europe...
R. Kelly’s record label reportedly will not release any of his new music
 Don’t expect any new R. Kelly music anytime soon, because his record label, RCA/Sony, has reportedly put it all on hold. » RELATED: Report: R. Kelly being investigated by Fulton DA after docuseries abuse allegations According to TMZ, the company will not produce the singer’s latest songs or  projects due to the pending...

Posted: 5 days ago

Don’t expect any new R. Kelly music anytime soon, because his record label, RCA/Sony, has reportedly put it all on hold. » RELATED: Report: R. Kelly being investigated by Fulton DA after docuseries abuse allegations According to TMZ, the company will not produce the singer’s latest songs or projects due to the pending...