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Thursday, July 30th, 2009


by A.man.I

Fans of the Goodie MOB will be excited to know that the group is planning a reunion concert in September in the A.

Below is a portion of the press release about the upcoming event.

ATLANTA, GA – Shameless Plug Promotions today announced a one-night only Goodie Mob reunion performance at the Masquerade in Atlanta on Saturday September 19, 2009. Doors open at 7:00 pm. Tickets for ‘Remember Atlanta’ go on sale Saturday, August 1st through Ticketmaster.

The highly anticipated show is expected to be the highlight of the hip hop community’s concert events this year and will feature other members of the Dungeon family.

“This show means a lot to the people of Atlanta,” said Jabari Graham, one-fourth of the do-no-wrong new events group, Shameless Plug Promotions. “I grew up in Atlanta back when Dungeon and La Face were doing their thing. We knew this reunion show has been in the works for years, so to be a part of making this concert happen is just remarkable for us. For so long, Atlanta has been labeled as swag or crunk, so a lot of acts may feel they shouldn’t make a stop here. We know ATL is more than that and we’re out to prove it.”

The Goodie MO-B helped put the A on the map. Hope they perform all their classics.

Thursday, July 30th, 2009


from erelease

Dr. Lowery will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom as announced by President Barack Obama. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the nation’s top honor for a civilian.

Other recipients include Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.) and Archbishop Desmond Tutu of South Africa. The awards will be presented Aug. 12.

Thursday, July 30th, 2009


What does it mean to be an American? So often we think of the phrases like, “land of liberty,” or “home of the brave.” If you ask people around you, you may be surprised by their responses.

My brother Salim Channel took his video camera out on the streets of Northern California to find out what people think about what it means. The answers are as diverse as this nation’s population.

What does it mean to you?

Friday, July 24th, 2009


from MediaConnection
Interview with Sue Rodman about PR/Marketing and her mommy blog.

Tuesday, July 21st, 2009


by A.man.I

The arrest of Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates Jr. shows that the police will lock a man up for anything, even if he’s on the front porch of his house.

Professor Gates was arrested at his home on July 16 after the alarm went off. It looks like some folks in the neighborhood and the police suspected Gates of being a robber.

According to his lawyer, Professor Gates showed his ID, asked the officer for his name and badge, and asked a few questions, then the cop arrested him for disorderly content.

from TheRoot

As Professor Gates stepped onto his front porch, the officer who had been inside and who had examined his identification, said to him, “Thank you for accommodating my earlier request,” and then placed Professor Gates under arrest. He was handcuffed on his own front porch.

The charges have since been dropped. If you give the boys half a reason, they’ll find an excuse to put you in your place.

Who are they serving and protecting?

Monday, July 20th, 2009


by A.man.I

Atlanta’s CBS affiliate WGCL invited about 25 Atlanta bloggers to learn more about a new initiative called Blog Stew.

It’s an attempt to integrate community/blogger content on the station’s website, and on-air. It’s also a citizen journalism initiative. The station has purchased about two dozen HD Flip cameras and will loan them to community members interested in sharing content.

As part of the deal, the video must not be posted anywhere else, and there’s no compensation. The good ole days are gone. I wish HDNews was still around.

Update: Grayson Daughters asked me a few questions about the new CBSAtlanta initiative.

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009


from ePress Release

Atlanta, Georgia — “Sisters of Today & Tomorrow” (SOT) will host its 2nd Annual “Sisters of Tomorrow” Conference (SOTC), Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 9am-5pm (doors open at 8am), at Big Bethel Village, 500 Richard Allen Blvd., in Southwest Atlanta, Georgia (Off of Fairburn Rd & Benjamin E. Mays).

The all girls conference will cover issues on self esteem/self image, health & fitness, education and careers/entrepreneurship, with confirmed guests:

BET’s Tiny & Toya;
Licensed Therapist Fatina Holloway;
Ga. State Rep. Alisha Thomas-Morgan;
Film Director Avril Z. Speaks of Azuspeak Productions;
Author/Writer Ronda Racha Penrice; Celebrity Photographer Donna Permell of Prime Phocus;
Author of “Drama High”, L. Divine;
Actress/Radio Personality Tangie Larkin of “Meet the Browns & V103”, Rodney Williams, Mentor to the Stars and a host of great women in Atlanta.

Suggested donation is $25, lunch is included.

The conference is open to the general public.

Thursday, July 9th, 2009


by A.man.I

examines the success of Internet radio, more specifically the music site Pandora. Personally, I love Pandora and Dizard’s post provides some great insights into why some listeners will have to pay a nominal fee to tune in.

Is there a future for urban media? BlackWeb2.0 takes a look at the recent economic issues that are driving both traditional and online media out of business, and shares what theRoot is doing to stay afloat.

This story gives us a modern day dose of reality of how backwards America still is. ElectronicVillage weighs in on the Philadelphia swim club that had a problem sharing the waters with Black youngsters.

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