I had the opportunity to check out the first episode of ROOTS the new miniseries presented by the History Channel. I grew up watching the miniseries and did not know if we needed another slave story. But after seeing the first episode and listening to Director Will Packer speak about his motivation to recreate this epic series; I am ecstatic to share this historical moment with you all.
The movie is a visual masterpiece and a great conversation piece about being American. The private event was held at Atlanta’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and some of Atlanta’s most influential were in attendance to see the first episode and discuss its impact.
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Former Atlanta Mayor, Andrew Young, had planned to be on a plane that crashed in the Bahamas Sunday, according to a person close to the Young family who asked not to be named.
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(10/3/2010)Â T.I. and his Â wife Tiny held a luncheon at Luckie Lounge in AtlantaÂ for honorees of their “For the Love of Our Fathers” foundation, a charity that addresses the issue of the increased rate of Alzheimer’s in the African American community and the absence rate of victims receiving proper treatment for their illness. Tiny’s father – a founding member of the R&B group The Tams – suffers fromÂ the effects of the crippling disease, while T.I.’s fatherÂ life relinquishedÂ as a result of this disease.
However, T.I.Â brings awareness and his legacy lives. Â TheÂ luncheon agendaÂ included Dr. Patrick A. Griffith, a member of the Division of Neurology Chief at Morehouse School of Medicine and the Community Alzheimerâ€™s Advocate Tena S. Walker, and Sister 2 Sister Magazine editor Jamie Foster Brown as speakers. Â The OMG Girlz and QT JazzÂ Guests performed. T.I. and Tiny are supported by many. Andrew Young, Â Rasheeda, Kandi, and many moreÂ were there . For more information visit http://www.fortheloveofourfathers.org/ . READ MORE