African American Issues Archives

Sip & Read 9/22 5-7pm

Please join Attorney/Author Tiffany Simmons for her special Sip & Read from the 1st series of Trap Novels “The Plug’s Lawyer,” and you will be in for a treat! Joining her will be Model/Author Karras Jordan reading excepts from his two books “Mind of a Maniac” and “My Beautiful Ugly Life” Reloaded.

From 5-7pm at Tees & Quotes located 244 Peters Street you can sip on courtesy cocktails from Courvoisier and listen to these two beautiful minds and hear how they actually got their books published. If you have ever wanted to publish a book and didn’t know how to go about getting started I’m sure these two can give you some helpful tips.

Tiffany Simmons is an accomplished attorney who just completed her 4th novel “The Plug’s Lawyer.” She has won every case that’s gone to trial. Simmons is from Michigan and she is a real stand up type of girl/young lady. Come out to meet her and see for yourself.

Karras Jordan has been seen in music videos, and is a three time Cover Model for Zane’s Chronicles books. He is also an aspiring artist and actor. Find out the motivation behind his book titles as well. We hope to see you tomorrow for a couple of hours. Kick of the weekend the right way by Sipping and Reading with us at Tees and Quotes.

Dick Gregory, the pioneering satirist who transformed cool humor into a barbed force for civil rights in the 1960s, then veered from his craft for a life devoted to protest and fasting in the name of assorted social causes, health regimens and conspiracy theories, died Saturday in Washington. He was 84. Here are some pictures from the parade they had for Mr Gregory after the funeral procession. Nick Cannon and Killer Mike were spotted amongst the crowd

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Google Launches Interactive Map Of U.S. Lynchings

The racial justice group that published Lynchings in America: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Terror two years ago today collaborates with Google to bring us an interactive digital platform that fuses comprehensive data and varied personal stories – visually and orally – so that people can explore our nation’s dark history of lynching. READ MORE

Atlanta community leader and Baseball Swing Coach C.J. Stewart,  who is co-founder of L.E.A.D  (Launch, Expose, Advise, Direct) Inc. hosted their Annual Black History Month event at Regal Atlantic Station. This event featured a private screening of the critically acclaimed documentary-style Oscar nominated movie “I Am Not Your Negro” followed by a Q&A with L.E.A.D. Ambassadors from various high schools along with other community leaders as they discuss the current state of the Black Community and the contributions of Black Americans in the past and present day. Several students of Westminster gave their feedback and shared their thoughts on black vs white, how we can improve the community and more ! It’s great to see our youth step up and want to make a change for the better in our communities so that no one has to go through slavery and segregation and that we all can remain unified.  

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democracy vs. deMOCKery

Was trying to wait for the dust to settle before weighing in on the election of Donald Trump as President of these United States… but it seems like that won’t be happening anytime soon. Everyday there’s something new on the news! Unfortunately, what has transpired is divisive and the “powers that be” have spewed deplorable rhetoric rooted in nothing but fear and hatred. With clashing philosophical viewpoints that can only be described as “EXTREMISM”…leaves some of us in this country feeling extremely anxious and uncertain about the future.

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Photos : Lexus Presents UPTOWN Uncorked Atlanta

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Lexus has partnered with UPTOWN Magazine and Constellation Brands to present UPTOWN Uncorked – a private, premium culinary experience showcasing an eclectic mix of food, wine, culture and fine automobiles. Guests were treated to delectable cuisine by premier African American chefs and restaurateurs and exquisite wines from Constellation’s SAVED and Meiomi selections. I must say the food was delicious from all the chefs! Celebrities in attendance were Gabrielle Union, Clifton Powell, the cast from Saints and Sinners and more ! Take a look at all the great food and vibes from last nights event ! Shout out to M320 Consulting for putting together such stellar event !

photos by Briana Crudup

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Dorian J was born in Buffalo, New York, to Rhonda Henderson who was a singer then and now is a pastor and author and Stevie Jordan who is known as 4x Grammy Award Winner Hitman Stevie J. With both parents being musically inclined it is no surprise that Dorian J. known to the world as Stevie J’s son would continue in his parents musical endeavors.

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Little Professor Skye's Book Cover - Photo Provided Courtesy of Munson Steed

Little Professor Skye’s Book Cover – Photo Provided Courtesy of Munson Steed

Little Professor Skye “Favorite Things” is the first in a series of children’s books targeting Black girls. It actually provides an opening where parents and educators can actively engage readers in various discussion topics where it’s math, science, technology and many gifts. Readers will immediately relate and identify with the idea of annotating their favorite things. READ MORE