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When Edward Garnes joined Spelman as an adjunct professor of public speaking in August of 2010, he purposely requested a smart classroom to show videos on YouTube and to have access to the Internet. Professor Garnes regularly has his students view YouTube videos during class. Nine videos are listed on his syllabus, which includes group assignments like discussing social media’s effects on ethics and free speech.
For Ed Garnes, founder of From Afros To Shelltoes, veteran journalist T.J. Holmes’ move from CNN to BET conjures up a weighty question:“Whose kool aid is sweeter…CNN or BET?”
Rihanna burst onto the American R & B scene in 2005 and became an instant hit around the world. She has sold 10s of millions of CD and digital downloads. Her career sailed along famously until her bought with highly- publicized domestic violence in 2009. Despite – and in some instances because of – her domestic violence episode with Chris Brown – Rihanna has continued to occupy the psyche of the world’s teen and tween girls. Rihanna lists Madonna and Mariah Carey as her top role models. The Ugly Facts With Dr. Jenn–along with featured guest From Afros to Shelltoes founder Ed Garnes–discuss how Prof Garnes’ Public Speaking Class at Spelman uses pop cultural icons like Rihanna to stimulate conversations around not only leadership, but also how and why we choose role models. Are our choices worthy?????
Ed Garnes, founder of From Afros To Shelltoes, and Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Anthony David discuss President Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, jessica care moore, and using his art as a teaching tool during this special Sweet Tea Ethics @Spelman College.
In the debut episode of Sweet Tea Ethics, Ed Garnes, Dr. Cornel West, and Clifton West challenge Obama’s presidential policies for everyday people, drop science on political pimps, and question priorities of black leaders in high places.
Peep photos and news recap of the historic event Sweet Tea Ethics feat Ed Garnes, Dr. Cornel West, and Clifton West from allhiphop.com, hiphopwired.com, mauricegarland.com, and Karamu Photography, and Shannon McCollum.
Obama is not as racially obscure as Justice Clarence Thomas or as radical as the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan. But, he occupies a curious public space where his “Blackness” is palatable across race and class fault lines.
Celebrating his Definitive Collection release, Kuti talks freedom, black music, and second slavery in a rare interview with Ed Garnes. The following interview is an exclusive excerpt from award winning writer Garnes’ long awaited collection Other Side of The Game: Rare Testimonials On Music & Black Cultural Production to be published by Home Grown in 2009.