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March 29, 2013 – 12:51 am |

Cascade Patch is doing a 3 part series on black love and in particular, the new book “Where Did Our Love Go.” (edited by Gil Robertson) In the video series, contributors Amy Elisa Keith and Ed Garnes discuss their contributions to the book and some of the over-arching issues the book tackles such as marriage, divorce, and being single.

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Other Side Of The Game

Ed Garnes Dr. Cornel West Discuss Sweet Tea Ethics

January 10, 2010 – 9:47 pm |

Atlanta-Jan 17,2010: For the first time ever, the critically acclaimed West brothers will speak candidly about their inspiring bond as supportive siblings in a historic dialogue with award winning writer, counselor, and producer Edward M. Garnes, Jr., founder of F.A.T.S and an Atlanta Tribune Man of Distinction. Mixing the reasoning sessions of the local barbershop and fervor of street corner theologians, the inter-generational talk will cover a wide range of topics including manhood, black love, bridging generation gaps, and the cross cultural appeal of hip hop.

Jon Goode Theresa Davis Star In Wish You Were Here

January 8, 2010 – 1:40 pm |

Sadly, poetry events have become trite try outs for a one way ticket to fame. But when an event features modern day griot Jon Goode, a blue collar poet whose corner store stories would make Amiri Baraka smile, you know there will be some truth tellin’ going on. And with cultural warriors Theresa Davis (a fiery revolutionary poet) and her mother legend/activist Alice Lovelace (the godmother of From Afros To Shelltoes) riding shot gun, history is sho nuff in the making. Catch them Jan 9 7 Stages Theater in ATL.

Polow Da Don April Bohannon Tiffany Daniel Michelle Arrington Eve of Christmas Eve Get Down

December 22, 2009 – 7:49 pm |

For a good holiday time, please support my homie’s ( i mean more than half my life, good times/bad times, ever need a place to stay, still call me by my full government name partna’s) …

Dec 11 Soul Sistas Juke Joint

December 3, 2009 – 11:35 pm |

From Afros To Shelltoes always has luv for the sistas. Soul Sista’s Juke Joint gets our red kool aid stamp of approval. Expect soul-stirring performances by Miss Soli’s Blues, Twin Spirit, Dezaray Dawn, Princess La Tremenda, Shanti Om, NuKola, Gianna, and DJ Ghost. Visual artist, GraceKisa will join the production, along with special guest, HBO DEF poet, Jon Goode. Music will be provided by The Soul Sista’s Juke Joint Band.

Shannon McCollum Certifies John Legend Cool

December 3, 2009 – 11:00 pm |

Shannon McCollum (The Gordon Parks of Hip Hop) talks John Legend in his new weekly blog “SAME CAMERA DIFFERENT EYE,” exclusively on From Afros To Shelltoes.

Ed Garnes Joins Radio One Media Conference

November 19, 2009 – 5:11 pm |
Ed Garnes Joins Radio One Media Conference

From Afros To Shelltoes Founder, Edward M. Garnes, Jr. Joins Andre Harrell, Christopher “Play” Martin, and allhiphop.com at 1st Annual Radio One Media & Entertainment Conference .

80s Baby Breakdown:When Bobby Brown Was King

November 18, 2009 – 10:26 am |

It’s sometimes hard to give credit when it’s past due. I could easily use every ounce of my two degrees to prove Bobby Brown is far more R&B legend and less Eddie Kane Jr. has been, but the sweet nostalgia of “Girfriend,” which will have you hittin’ up Keisha from 9th grade on facebook, speaks for itself.

Fela Kuti Best Of Black President Knitting Factory Records

November 11, 2009 – 9:06 am |

The Best of the Black President signifies the rebirth of Knitting Factory Records. Earlier this year, KFR licensed the 45 album Fela Kuti catalog. Over the next 18 months, re-masers of all the Fela CDs will be re-released in unique digi-packs w/ the original artwork.

Fahamu Pecou Whirl Trade Explores Blackness Round The Globe

November 10, 2009 – 3:56 pm |

Hip-hop has become the dominant contemporary American cultural export. As a US-based artist who grew up as part of the first wave of hip-hop, I often experience a degree of culture shock when I travel to cities, towns and villages around the globe and watch the context and form of my “home” culture appropriated in ways that appear misconstrued and distorted. In part, WHIRL TRADE re-presents, questions and plays with these global representations. –Fahamu Pecou

Kat Goduco Mistaken Identity 2

November 3, 2009 – 11:46 am |

A marvelous master of juxtaposing traditional art forms with pop culture references, Goduco’s brave impressions surpass the yawn inducing offerings of high brow galleries haplessly slaves of tradition. With Mistaken Identity, Goduco puts a fresh spin on celeb look -a -likes.

Sol Fusion Hollyween Edition

October 27, 2009 – 5:32 pm |

J Carter presents Sol Fusion’s Hollyween joint this Fri Oct 30, 2009.

Fahamu Pecou 15 Project 1 Year Anniversary

October 20, 2009 – 9:02 am |

Fri OCT 23: International art rebel Fahamu Pecou proves he is “the sh*! and more with The 15 Project, a talk show ripe with social commentary, Obama jokes, and guests including our play cousin Keith “Kebo” Brown, famed designer and owner of hushbox.com.

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