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Ed Garnes From Afros To Shelltoes Launch Sweet Tea Ethics Radio

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Spry Lee Scott & Ed Garnes at Sweet Tea Ethics

Atlanta, GA (December 16, 2011)- Award Winning Writer Ed Garnes, founder of From Afros To Shelltoes, has built a legacy fusing observational humor, formal education, good ole common sense, and southern grandma tales into a progressive series of cultural productions.  Garnes, Chozen Awards 2011 Motivator of The Year, continues his empowering ways launching SWEET TEA ETHICS on the radio Friday, December 16, 2011 at 2pm– in partnership with Excellent With Serving Radio– on Love860 WAEC. Respected Celebrity Stylist & Philanthropist Spry Lee Scott, who has styled high profile clients including T.I., Mandy Moore, Neyo, and Rev Run’s talented daughters Anglea & Vanessa Simmons, will kick off the collaboration as a featured guest commentator.  To listen live. visit  http://excellentwithserving.com/radio.html

Every Friday during the month of December at 2pm, Garnes will serve a special brew of SWEET TEA ETHICS radio segments advocating practical strategies for social change, personal development, and emotional healing.

“Ed Garnes knows his purpose, and he has a strategic plan to transform the lives of others. He has a heart to teach principles everyone should incorporate in their own lives,” states Dekiela Chaney, CEO of Excellent With Serving, LLC, who hand picked Garnes to offer his trademark lessons.

Far beyond lectures and canned speeches, From Afros To Shelltoes’ SWEET TEA ETHICS operates as an open forum that explores love, life, and funk. Mixing the reasoning sessions of the local barbershop and fervor of street corner theologians, the inter-generational discussion series covers a wide range of topics including manhood, art&culture, role models, hip hop, and spirituality. A special edition of the SWEET TEA ETHICS national tour, featuring brothers Dr. Cornel West & Clifton West as well as Grammy award winning artist Killer Mike, not only confronted the cultural divide of elders and hip hop heads, but it also challenged clichéd visions of leadership and formal education. The series has garnered the following praise:

 “Here is the significance of my dear brother Ed Garnes, Jr. and Sweet Tea Ethics. There is no other group, in Atlanta, that can bring together such engaged, high quality, and substantial dialogue about the crucial issues facing not just the black community, but also American society.  He writes well, works hard and revels in the life of the mind. Thank God for brother Ed Garnes, Jr.”–Dr. Cornel West, Princeton University, Class of 1943 University Professor in the Center for African American Studies.

Sweet Tea Ethics is as culturally profound as the Japanese tea ceremonies because it goes back to traditions of how we were raised in the south. Ed Garnes’ writing, teaching, and community work with From Afros To Shelltoes is very relevant, very Hip-Hop, and a very important bridge from our past to today’s sensibilities. His brilliance is committed to the values of our people in the most warm and accessible manner.” stic.man of revolutionary hip hop collective dead prez


About Excellent With Serving Radio


Public Relations expert Dekiela Chaney hosts a weekly radio forum focused on the hospitality industry. Excellent with Serving Radio is designed to educate, inspire and entertain. Tune in to Love860 WAEC: Atlanta’s Inspirational Talk Radio every Friday at 2pm EST.

Excellent with Serving is an Atlanta-based professional consulting firm specializing in multimedia marketing and event planning. CEO Dekiela Chaney is a respected Public Relations professional with more than 10 years experience in strategic development for many types of businesses. She has worked extensively in radio, television, professional management and consulting. Excellent with Serving is the culmination of a thorough understanding of the principles and dynamics that drive today’s marketplace.

About Ed Garnes

Atlanta native Edward M. Garnes, Jr. is an award winning journalist, counselor, educator, editor, producer, and activist. He is the founder of From Afros to Shelltoes, a community based organization uniquely focused on cultural productions that bridge generation gaps between youth, elders, and the hip hop community. The Atlanta Tribune Man Of Distinction holds a B.A. in English Writing from DePauw University and a M.A. in Counseling from Michigan State University where he studied as a Competitive Fellow in Urban Counseling. Recently honored as  Chozen Awards 2011 Motivator of the Year, Garnes currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in Public Speaking at Spelman College.



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