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Award winning writer, activist, and educator Ed Garnes, founder of From Afros To Shelltoes & Sweet Tea Ethics, is featured on Episode 16 of Dr. Regina Bradley’s Outkasted Conversations?, a critically acclaimed dialogue series dedicated to thinking about the cultural and academic implications of the hip hop group Outkast.

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Kemi Bennings Curates Ministers Of Sound Photography Exhibit

February 1, 2013 – 12:18 pm |

Evolve! Artists Live, Inc., presents the highly anticipated unveiling of “MinistersOf Sound”, a photography exhibit and installation. This exhibition will initiate a creative installation of art fusion that celebrates and identifies with DJs and DJ culture. The installation features a photographic art exhibition intended to inspire the Atlanta community by integrating a creative parallel and contrast, further examining the role of the “deejay”, hence its title, Ministers Of Sound. WHEN: Sunday, February 24, 2013 :: WHERE: The Sound Table, 483 Edgewood Ave SE Atlanta, GA 30312 :: TIME: 5pm – 8pm :: ADMISSION: FREE

Verbal Slick Live Presented by Jim Ellis Audi

January 31, 2013 – 9:38 am |

Hosted by “Spinxx”, Verbal Slick is an entertainment and arts multimedia event that stimulates and challenges both the mind and senses. Whether your affinities and tastes run toward the aesthetic appreciation of art, the insight of poetry, the lyricism of hip hop, the warm feel of soul music, the naked honesty of an acoustic set or the raucous energy of rock & roll, Verbal Slick is your one stop listening and viewing venue for the best of it all.

The Foreign Exchange So What If It Is

January 28, 2013 – 4:10 pm |

The Foreign Exchange continues their electric soul parade with the single “So What If It Is” off their +FE Music: The Reworks remix compilation dropping February 26, 2013. Phonte continues his “carpe diem” crooning on the 80’sesque sonic. Soul architects Nicolay, Zo!, 4hero, The Randy Watson Experience (?uestlove & James Poyser), Focus…, Tall Black Guy, Pirahnahead, and more on production.

Anthony David Rocks Cafe Circa Releases Can’t Look Down Video

December 6, 2012 – 3:49 pm |
Anthony David Rocks Cafe Circa Releases Can’t Look Down Video

From Afros To Shelltoes salutes play cousin Anthony David, the Grammy nominated singer /songwriter who rocks guitars as well as hearts. David and his musical outfit The Do Gooders will headline Cafe Circa’s Soulful Saturdays December 8, 2012 10pm ( 464 Edgewood Ave S.W. Atlanta, GA 30312). Grab a seat, sweet tea, and chicken wings. Tell em From Afros To Shelltoes sent ya. Peep the visuals for “Can’t Look Down” of his new release Love Out Loud (Purpose Music Group, LLC & Entertainment One).

5th Annual Eve Of Christmas Eve Forever I Love Atlanta Party

December 5, 2012 – 10:30 pm |

Atlanta’s own April Bohannon, Tiffany Daniel, and Michelle Arrington present their annual throwback celebration featuring 90’s jams that rocked house parties, got b ball games crunk, and made prom nights a stone cold groove.

Anthony David Love Out Loud Release Show

November 7, 2012 – 3:48 pm |

Muddy Water, Purpose Music, and Rolling Mojo present Anthony David Love Out Loud Album Release Show November 10, 2012 at Atlanta’s Center Stage.

Saul Williams Presents Chorus A Spoken Word Tour

November 7, 2012 – 3:38 pm |

Saul Williams Presents Chorus A Spoken Word Tour November 10, 2012 at The Basement in Atlanta. The event is hosted by Georgia Me and features Abyss & Tommy Bottoms.

Fahamu Pecou Native Sun

November 7, 2012 – 3:28 pm |

Sumter County Gallery Of Art Presents Native Sun: Fahamu Pecou 2009-Now.

How To Eat Chicken Wings Battle Injustice And Graduate On Time

October 7, 2012 – 10:35 pm |

Fueled by an uncanny mix of observational humor and candid social commentary, “How To Eat Chicken Wings, Battle Injustice, and Graduate On Time” transforms grandma’s folk tales, personal college experiences, and sobering life lessons into practical strategies for personal development and real world application. Mixing the reasoning sessions of the local barbershop and fervor of street corner theologians, the inter-generational dialogue covers a wide range of topics including manhood, black love, bridging generation gaps, and the cross cultural appeal of hip hop. Far beyond canned speeches or lectures, award winning writer, counselor, educator, and activist Edward M. Garnes, Jr. , founder of From Afros To Shelltoes, shoots straight in his most personal speaking tour of all time.

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.

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