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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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Hank Willis Thomas Believe It Artist Talk Atlanta

October 6, 2012 – 2:09 pm |

Oct. 25 6-8 p.m. Trois Gallery, SCAD Atlanta, 1600 Peachtree St. NE, Atlanta Ga. The SCAD exhibitions department presents “Believe It,” a selection of works by artist Hank Willis Thomas from his 2010 “Fair Warning” series.

Video: Phonte ft. Carlitta Durand Gonna Be A Beautiful Night

September 26, 2012 – 5:42 pm |

Grammy nominated soul man Phonte details the makings of a romantic night, charm and wit included, with CARLITTA DURAND riding shot gun on the new single “Gonna Be A Beautiful Night” from his solo release Charity Starts At Home.

Left of Black S3:E2 The Imagery of African American Identity and Raising Black Daughters in the Obama Era Maurice Wallace

September 26, 2012 – 5:29 pm |

Host and Duke University Professor Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the Left of Black Studios by Maurice O. Wallace, Associate Professor of English and African-American Studies at Duke University. Neal and Wallace discuss his new book Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity (co-edited with Shawn Michelle Smith), raising Black daughters in the Obama era and the politics of “Professorial Style” in the contemporary academy.

From Afros To Shelltoes One Music Fest Ticket Giveaway

August 22, 2012 – 6:14 pm |
From Afros To Shelltoes One Music Fest Ticket Giveaway

From Afros To Shelltoes (FATS) is honored to once again partner with One Music Fest, Atlanta’s premiere music festival paying homage to progressive movements and damn good music of substance. In support of the sonic showcase on September 1, 2012 @ Historic Fourth Ward Park & Masquerade Music Park, FATS will lace two (2) lucky winners with a pair of tickets courtesy of our play cousins J Carter & Sol Fusion. Featuring: Santigold, Doug E Fresh, Slick Rick, Marsha Ambrosius, Big K.R.I.T, Eric Roberson, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte and 15 DJs.

Video: Phonte ft. Median Eternally

August 4, 2012 – 4:41 pm |

From Afros To Shelltoes play cousin Phonte continues his slap stick ways in his latest video featuring fellow rhyme slayer Median.

Ed Garnes Joins Michael Jackson Before He Was King Race Identity Panel NBAF

June 29, 2012 – 6:14 pm |
Ed Garnes Joins Michael Jackson Before He Was King Race Identity Panel NBAF

Ed Garnes, Founder of From Afros To Shelltoes recruited some of his artsy crew for a power panel as music/culture insiders use the images of Todd Gray, The King of Pop’s personal photographer from 1979-1984, to examine race and identity in the life of legend Michael Jackson. Featured panelists include Sheila Pree Bright (artist/panel moderator), Erin Harper (pop culture writer), Fahamu Pecou (visual performance artist/cultural critic).

Clayton Perry The Incredible Evolution From Teacher to Celebrity Journalist Indiegogo Campaign

May 7, 2012 – 5:03 am |

“We often give to causes and systems that forecast our demise. Give to an educator who has given to you ( the human community at large). Assist a brother in reaching his fundraising goal to self publish his masterwork by reposting on your FB and Twitter. Very proud of my mentee for banking on himself (self validation moves mountains)!!”– Ed Garnes, Founder From Afros To Shelltoes

Celebrity Fashion Stylist Spry Named Plus Fashion Stylist Of The Year

May 7, 2012 – 4:50 am |

Celebrity Fashion Stylist Spry Named Plus Fashion Stylist Of The Year. The official award presentation will take place Saturday, June 16, 2012, during the Full Figured Fashion Week Finale Runway Show at the Broad St. Ballroom in NYC.

Kevin Powell Bucktown USA Entertainment After Trayvon: Black Boys Speak

May 7, 2012 – 4:31 am |

An inspiring and emotionally gripping public conversation amongst 9 Black and Latino boys ages 10-17. It was shot in Brooklyn, New York in early April 2012 at the famous House of the Lord Church just days before George Zimmerman was arrested for the fatal shooting. “After Trayvon” brings together these young boys to discuss Trayvon Martin, their own feelings of vulnerability and fear, education, leadership, violence in all forms, history as they understand it, and how they view America, their America. Kevin Powell serves as moderator for the conversation. Directed and produced by Cynical Smith.

Ed Garnes Named Celebrity Judge Teenfest 2K12

April 11, 2012 – 12:19 pm |

Award winning writer, activist, and educator Ed Garnes, founder of From Afros To Shelltoes, joins 8th Annual Teenfest as a celebrity judge. TeenFest2K12 is Saturday, April 14th @ N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh. Workshops begin at 10:30 a.m. The talent showcase starts at 1 p.m. and features 10 teen acts that scored highest during two auditions. Celebrity judges will award cash prizes of $1000 1st place, $500 for 2nd place, $250 for 3rd place.

Alice Lovelace Louise Runyon Decatur Library Poetry Reading

April 9, 2012 – 8:40 pm |

Celebrate National Poetry Month! Louise Runyon & Alice Lovelace: Poetry Reading Tuesday, April 10, 2012, 7 p.m. Decatur Library Auditorium 215 Sycamore Street, Decatur 30030. Free. Poetry books available for sale.

Jim Alexander Street Signs Documenting History In The Digital Age

April 6, 2012 – 7:50 pm |

Saturday, April 7, 2012 – 7:00pm – 9:00pm Famed Photographer Jim Alexander presents “Documenting History In The Digital Age” @ AFSC Georgia Peace Center (60 Walton Street, NW Atlanta, GA 30303). The panel will discuss the meaning of “documentary” and explore the advent of the Internet and its relationship to documenting history. The event is part of the exhibit STREET SIGNS–an exhibit of photographs by Jim Alexander documenting the mass struggle for social and economic justice in the South.

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