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Martell Iconic Blueprints And Rob Hill, Sr. Recognize Atlanta Icon Derek Blanks

I was invited out to rub elbows with some of Atlanta’s finest as we honored one of the city’s icons, Derek Blanks. For those who don’t know, Blanks is a photographer Visual Artist who has worked with some of the biggest names in entertainment.

Martial Iconic Blueprints event series is put together by Martell Cognac, as they have been touring the county and recognizing some of the country’s best and brightest icons in all industries. Their go-to-guy for bringing these icons together is the author and self-proclaimed “Heart Healer” Rob Hill, Sr. who is an icon in his own right.

Terrance GainesMartell Iconic Blueprints And Rob Hill, Sr. Recognize Atlanta Icon Derek Blanks

Summer Cool Down – Request an Ice Cream Truck via Uber

Just as it’s starting to get hot #JohnnyBlaze this summer, leave it to technology to cool folks down. The folks at Uber have decided to bring back its #UberIceCream initiative to select cities around the globe.

That’s right. Uber has partnering with Ice creams trucks in your neighborhood that can be summoned to cool your tongue between 11AM and 5PM on Friday, July 18th simply by downloading the Uber app for iPhone or Android, creating an account (new accounts also get $30 off your first ride via my link…you’re welcome) selecting your location, and selecting “Ice Cream” as method of delivery at the bottom of the app.

When the Truck shows up at your location (minimum of 5 people), you will be able to pick your goodies (including some Uber swag) and the cash will be deducted from your Uber account. Check out the Uber blog to find available cities and listen out for that recognizable ice cream truck song.

Terrance GainesSummer Cool Down – Request an Ice Cream Truck via Uber

[Giveaway] Uber Spreads Its Wings In Atlanta and Expands OTP

Update: Contest Ended

[Giveaway] Uber Spreads Its Wings In Atlanta and Expands OTP via

I’m a pretty regular Uber user. For those who don’t know, Uber is a pretty cool service that lets you request a ride around your city via mobile app. The service offers premium Towncar and SUV rides for a bougie swanky night out on the town, all the way down to an economical quick-trip in a Toyota. You use the mobile app to pinpoint your current location, request a ride, and pay for the trip without ever pulling out your wallet or purse.

I can’t speak for other cities, but here in Atlanta, finding an Uber ride is pretty easy in the Metro Atlanta area…what the locals call “ITP” (Inside The Perimeter). The ITP boundary is generally anything within the Interstate 285 loop surrounding the city.

Personally, Uber works great for me. When I go to a networking or any other meet-up or event, I just use the MARTA (Metro Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority) train lines from my house to get as close to the event as possible, then use Uber the rest of the way…’cause Atlanta traffic is a BEAST.

I’m assuming @Uber_ATL has been doing well ITP since it launched in the city over a year ago, because it has just expanded OTP (you guessed it, Outside The Perimeter) to include areas like Marietta and Sandy Springs (click here for an expanded Atlanta coverage area map).

…Sounds like Uber_ATL heard the news of Atlanta Braves moving to Cobb County, and decided to get in on that early.

To celebrate the expansion, Uber_ATL is offering riders up to $30 off their next trips to/from these areas for the month of November for all Atlanta riders. I live within the new boundaries, so if don’t feel like messing with MARTA to get where I’m going for the next couple of weeks, I can use Uber AND get the hookup. Peep the Uber Atlanta Blog for more details.

As an extra “BrothaUber” bonus (I just made that up), I’m offering an additional $20 Uber gift card for one of my readers.

BrothaUber Gift Card Giveaway via

Rulesy Rules

  • Click here to sign up for a free Uber Account (New accounts only)
  • Drop a line in the comments and let me know how you would use Uber in your city

Terms: You don’t have to be an Atlanta resident to enter/win. New Uber accounts will only be accepted. Contest ends midnight, November 23rd. One winner will be selected at random and notified via email provided they meet contest guidelines (No cheating, yo). Winner will have 48 hours to respond.


Disclaimer: We both get a $10 credit when you create a new Uber account #AffiliateFlow

Terrance Gaines[Giveaway] Uber Spreads Its Wings In Atlanta and Expands OTP

I’m Speaking At Women Interactive

No, I am not a lady (I hope that’s obvious by now), but I support all aspiring and seasoned women digital entrepreneurs, so when I was asked by the organizers to be a panel guest for this year’s event, I was down for the cause.

For those who don’t know, Women Interactive is a yearly creative technology festival held on the campus of Spelman College. The two-day event that caters to women of color who produce or share digital content. Whether you run a blog, digital magazine or YouTube Channel, or work in the digital space as an student, teacher, or media professional, Women Interactive provides the space and opportunity to network, learn, and inspire with like-minded people.

This year, I will be in the house as an panelist for the Workshop/Tech Talk entitled: “Blogging: Turning Your Lifestyle Into a Business”. While the “BrothaTech” brand is still a work in progress, I’d like to think I have some knowledge to impart being in the digital media game as a blogger, freelance writer, and now small business owner. So I am truley grateful to share the stage with other professionals giving the “Low down” on what it takes to grown as a digital entrepreneur.

So if you’re in the Atlanta area, be sure to come hang with a host of smart and intelligent Sistahs…and a Brotha or two, Friday-Saturday, November, 8-9th on Spelman College.

Special Bonus: Receive Half-Off Saturday’s Admission by attending the free Kick-off event at the Microsoft Store in Lenox Mall Friday evening, November 8th (RSVP Here).

For More information and general admission tickets, visit

Terrance GainesI’m Speaking At Women Interactive