- Indie Love
Indie Love is an avid reader of African American Literature but has a heart and passion to see Independent Authors soar to greatness by promoting, sharing, and encouraging their works to be read by the masses. Indie Love provides Epic Literary Events that showcases Awesome Indie Authors! Tickets can be at: purcahsed at: https://www.indielovee.com/
- I am a Father 5k Walk/Run
While working in the Atlanta Public Schools for almost a decade, David Manuel became painfully aware of the lack of male parental guidance for inner-city children and it was not based on color, culture, or socio-economic level. The father, arts advocate and community activist authored and self-published the highly celebrated book ‘I Am A Father, Celebrating African-American Fathers’ in 2007. Highlighting the rarely seen truths in the media, regarding a very up close and personal look at black fatherhood and the relationships with their children, the book is both inspirational and educational. “You constantly hear that Black men abandon their family; they don’t pay child support, they are abusive or are in jail. Although some of this is true, I want to celebrate the fathers for their loving and powerful relationships.” Fast-forward to 2013, David hosted a quarterly forum with an amazingly powerful panel of community leaders and key influencers called the I AM Series: Faith, Fatherhood, and Family. Never tiring, he has answered the call to “Strengthen Families One Mile at a Time” with the annual I AM A Father 5K. This 5K is not only strengthening families but is a catalyst uniting community male-focused organizations. The proceeds from the 5k will benefit organizations which have structured programs for developing youth with a focus on strengthening the family unit from the fatherhood perspective. Each year we select two to four organizations per city to support. Since inception 2015 we've selected Piedmont Hospital Foundation, Maranathan Academy, The Stewart Foundation, Let Us Make Man, and the Leadership Academy of the DeKalb County Chapter of the 100 Black Men of America for the Atlanta . Each city's event proceeds supports an organization in the city.
- Movie Night & Chill: An American Marriage
Movie Night and Chill: An American Marriage and 13th May 18th, 2019 7:00 PM Private Location - Available Upon RSVP Movie Night and Chill is finally here! Join us this month as we read 'An American Marriage' and watch Ava Duvernay's 13th! We’re excited to introduce Movie Night and Chill as this month’s event. In addition to our previous favorites like 'We're Going to Need More Wine Tasting', This month’s event includes a movie nightviewing of Ava Duvernay's documentary 13th along with a discussion of Tayari Jones' 'An American Marriage'. Roy and Celestial are a newlywed couple preparing to start a family when Roy is wrongfully convicted of a crime in the rural South. Join us as we discuss the ups, downs, and drama within their relationship along with watching Ava Duvernay's award winning documentary on the prison industrial complex in America. The book can be purchased at your local bookstore or on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/American-Marriage-Novel-Oprahs-Selection-ebook/dp/B01NCUXEFR
- Wine Tasting and Discussion: We're Going to Need More Wine by Gabrielle Union
Purple Corkscrew Wine Shop & Tasting Room
Join us this month as we taste the best City Purple Corkscrew has to offer while discussing Gabrielle Union's We're Going to Need More Wine.In the spirit of Amy Poehler’s Yes Please, Lena Dunham’s Not That Kind of Girl, and Roxane Gay's Bad Feminist, a powerful collection of essays about gender, sexuality, race, beauty, Hollywood, and what it means to be a modern woman. One month before the release of the highly anticipated film The Birth of a Nation, actress Gabrielle Union shook the world with a vulnerable and impassioned editorial in which she urged our society to have compassion for victims of sexual violence. In the wake of rape allegations made against director and actor Nate Parker, Union—a forty-four-year-old actress who launched her career with roles in iconic ’90s movies—instantly became the insightful, outspoken actress that Hollywood has been desperately awaiting. With honesty and heartbreaking wisdom, she revealed her own trauma as a victim of sexual assault: "It is for you that I am speaking. This is real. We are real." In this moving collection of thought provoking essays infused with her unique wisdom and deep humor, Union uses that same fearlessness to tell astonishingly personal and true stories about power, color, gender, feminism, and fame. Union tackles a range of experiences, including bullying, beauty standards, and competition between women in Hollywood, growing up in white California suburbia and then spending summers with her black relatives in Nebraska, coping with crushes, puberty, and the divorce of her parents. Genuine and perceptive, Union bravely lays herself bare, uncovering a complex and courageous life of self-doubt and self-discovery with incredible poise and brutal honesty. Throughout, she compels us to be ethical and empathetic, and reminds us of the importance of confidence, self-awareness, and the power of sharing truth, laughter, and support.
- Cupcakes and Conversation: Coed Discussion Shook One by Charlamagne tha God
Join us for a co-ed discussion and panel on overcoming anxiety to propel your career! Being “shook” is more than a rap lyric for Charlamagne, it’s his mission to overcome. While it may seem like he's ahead of the game, he is actually plagued by anxieties, such as the fear of losing his roots, the fear of being a bad dad, and the fear of being a terrible husband. Shook One chronicles his journey to beat those fears and shows a path that you too can take to overcome the anxieties that may be holding you back. During our co-ed event, we'll enjoy: 1) Fun Icebreakers 2) Giveaways 3) Wellness Juice Bar 4) And more! You can find the book at: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/shook-one-charlamagne-tha-god/1128615643#/ Tickets are available for purchase at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cupcakes-and-conversations-a-conversation-on-mental-health-and-success-tickets-56292712017 Only a limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
- Americanah Book Discussion
Ifemelu and Obinze are young and in love when they depart military-ruled Nigeria for the West. Beautiful, self-assured Ifemelu heads for America, where despite her academic success, she is forced to grapple with what it means to be black for the first time. Quiet, thoughtful Obinze had hoped to join her, but with post-9/11 America closed to him, he instead plunges into a dangerous, undocumented life in London. Fifteen years later, they reunite in a newly democratic Nigeria, and reignite their passion—for each other and for their homeland. If you're not much of a reader but more of a listener, try a free 30 day trials on audible: https://www.amazon.com/Americanah/dp/B00E978YXA/ref=dp_kinw_strp_adbl_v2 Or if you would like to purchase a traditional paperback copy: https://www.amazon.com/Americanah-Chimamanda-Ngozi-Adichie/dp/0307455920 And remember, even if you' don't finish the book still come fellowship!
- New Year, New Me Steps Challenge
A new year is the perfect time to start setting new goals! Join the rest of your sisters as accountability buddies for our New Year, New Me Challenge! Goals of the challenge: An average of 10,000 steps per day and a total of 300,000 steps over the course of the month Fun activities: Walk the beltline + brunch How to join? Download the StrideKick app and join me in the new year , new me: bb(b)w challenge https://stridekick.app.link/join-challenge?id=149444
- Becoming Michelle Book Discussion
Let's kick the year off with Michelle Obama's latest best seller. In her memoir, a work of deep reflection and mesmerizing storytelling, Michelle Obama invites readers into her world, chronicling the experiences that have shaped her—from her childhood on the South Side of Chicago to her years as an executive balancing the demands of motherhood and work, to her time spent at the world’s most famous address. With unerring honesty and lively wit, she describes her triumphs and her disappointments, both public and private, telling her full story as she has lived it—in her own words and on her own terms. Warm, wise, and revelatory, Becoming is the deeply personal reckoning of a woman of soul and substance who has steadily defied expectations—and whose story inspires us to do the same. If you're not much of a reader but more of a listener, try a free 30 day trial on audible: https://www.audible.com/pd/Becoming-Audiobook/B07B3BCZ9S Or if you would like to purchase a traditional paperback copy: https://www.amazon.com/Becoming-Michelle-Obama/dp/1524763136 Purchase tickets in advance at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/becoming-by-michelle-obama-book-discussion-tickets-53888421720?aff=utm_source%3Deb_email%26utm_medium%3Demail%26utm_campaign%3Dnew_event_email&utm_term=eventurl_text And remember, even if you don't finish the book still come fellowship!