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One Music Fest feat Snoop Dogg Goodie Mob

August 14, 2013 – 12:46 pm |

One Music Fest, ATL’s respected musical showcase, features a bevy of artists including Snoop Dogg & Goodie Mob.

Zo Man Made Tour Atlanta

August 1, 2013 – 6:29 pm |

Muddy Water Group & Harmony in Life presentsMade Man Tour with ZO! of The Foreign Exchange
with special guest Carmen Rodgers Hosted by Jodine Dorce at Vinyl @ Center Stage Saturday August 10th.

Ed Garnes Joins Dr Gregory Ellison Fearless Dialogues Cut Dead But Still Alive International Conversation

July 22, 2013 – 10:05 pm |

Award winning writer and activist Ed Garnes, founder of From Afros To Shelltoes and nationally acclaimed expert in black male development, joined Gregory Ellison, II , Ph.D. for a “Fearless Dialogue” event Saturday, July 20 at Candler School of Theology on the Emory University campus.

FunkJazz Kafe’ Founder Jason Orr Talks Evolution, Trayvon Martin, and Computers Stealing Donny Hathaway’s Vibe

July 9, 2013 – 7:58 am |

In a far reaching conversation with award winning writer Ed Garnes, founder of From Afros To Shelltoes, Jason Orr , founder of FunkJazz Kafe’, discusses black cultural evolution, Prince, Trayvon Martin, and computers stealing Donny Hathaway’s vibe.

Grammy Nominated Artist Anthony David Joins Ed Garnes Sweet Tea Ethics College Tour

June 17, 2013 – 3:38 pm |

Edward M. Garnes, Jr. coined Anthony David “the Bill Withers of hip-hop soul” well over a decade ago. In the time following his penning of David’s print debut, the respected scribe and genre-blurring soul man have forged a bond based on mutual respect and a deep love of the arts. Now, the talented artists are joining forces for an unabashed series of campus dialogues entitled Sweet Tea Ethics. Specifically targeting college students, the interactive sessions will confront hot bed issues and also feature lively freestyles on topics posed by audience members. Official tour dates TBA.

Fahamu Pecou presents HEIR CONDITIONING

June 14, 2013 – 9:47 am |

Fahamu Pecou presents “HEIR CONDITIONING” featuring stic.man of dead prez and Okorie Johnson on cello. The latest single from Pecou’s ALL DAT GLITTERS AINT GOALS The EP (Produced by ILLASTRATE): celebrates Black fathers and sons, an image often overlooked and under-acknowledged in society.

Eric Roberson ATL Center Stage

May 30, 2013 – 6:22 pm |

Eric Roberson rocks ATL for a two show run.

Where Did Our Love Go-Black Love Is Forever Book Tour Atlanta May 14 2013

April 19, 2013 – 3:38 pm |


Join Atlanta Contributors for an engaging discussion on the state of Black Relationships
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Zo! The Train feat Sy Smith

April 9, 2013 – 3:33 pm |

Our friends at The Foreign Exchange continue their historic contributions to feel good music. “The Train feat. Sy Smith” is taken from Zo!’s upcoming release ManMade, in stores May 21 on +FE Music. The sophomore release from producer/keyboardist Zo! of The Foreign Exchange’s +FE Music family includes appearances from Phonte, Eric Roberson, Sy Smith, Jeanne Jolly, Carmen Rodgers, Anthony David and more.

Ed Garnes Joins Trina Braxton Bowlegged Lou As Celebrity Judge TeenFest 2K13

April 8, 2013 – 1:54 pm |
Ed Garnes Joins Trina Braxton Bowlegged Lou As Celebrity Judge TeenFest 2K13

Respected educator, activist, and writer Ed Garnes, founder of From Afros To Shelltoes, will lend his voice to the collective call for safe and drug free communities at the ninth annual annual TeenFest(ival) event, Saturday, April 13, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Raleigh Convention Center. Joining Garnes on the celebrity panel of judges for the event’s teen talent showcase: singer and co-star of WE TV’s top rated Braxton Family Values reality TV show Trina Braxton; Lou “Bowlegged Lou” George, Jr. of Grammy Award winning production team and music group Full Force; Atlanta-based award winning music executive Amir Windom; communications expert, talent scout and founder of Brett Chambers and the Usual Suspects band Brett Chambers; nationally renowned and award winning spoken word artist Petrina “Trin-A-Thoughtz” Bryant; and photographer, retired model and talent coach Sheree Betts.

The Robert Glasper Experiment Live Presented By Muddy Water Group

April 5, 2013 – 3:53 pm |

From Afros To Shelltoes play cousins Muddy Water Group Present The Robert Glasper Experiment Live in ATL.

Ed Garnes Appears In AOL Patch 3 Part Video Series On Where Did Our Love Go

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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