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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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Ed Garnes Talks Rihanna And Role Models On The Ugly Facts With Dr. Jenn

December 6, 2011 – 11:14 am |

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?????

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