VSB Atlanta Meetup | 2.19.17 || Barack Obama Day + Black Media Discussion | 2.20.17 ||ATLANTA » VSB

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VSB Atlanta Meetup | 2.19.17 || Barack Obama Day + Black Media Discussion | 2.20.17 ||ATLANTA



What started out as me making a trip to Atlanta to speak to a journalism class at my alma mater, Morehouse College, which I’ve never had the honor to do before, has morphed into a full blown ATL roundup. Wrote a song about it; like to hear it? Here it goes.

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2017 – VSB ATLANTA MEETUP – LOBBY AT TWELVE (Atlantic Station – 361 17th St) – 5PM til whenevs

ATL VSB Meetup Lobby at 12 (1)

Are you a frequenter of the comments section and from the A? Do you lurk and are from the A? Are you from the A? If so, come out, meet, and hang with other VSBers (and Panama Jackson) at Lobby at Twelve in Atlantic Station. I picked a hotel bar since I figured that’s the best way to be chill and be able to actually talk and socialize in a chill environment. To know me is to know that I’m kind of a turnup specialist. That typically isn’t the best way to socialize with new folks you’ve never met. It works for me fine; I’ll just take shots with everybody. However, I have learned that folks prefer more chill environs, so I’ve learned.

Point is, come out around 5ish on Sunday, February 19th, 2017, to Lobby at Twelve to kick it for a bit with some drinks and meet other VSBers. I’d personally love to meet any and everybody who comes to VSB whether you comment or not so I’d be honored to be in your presence even for a bit on what looks to be a beautiful Sunday afternoon in Atlanta.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017 – BARACK OBAMA DAY (powered by NewsOne) – Morehouse College – 9am-6pm


NewsOne put together quite the list of panelists and speakers to take a look at the good, bad, and ugly of the Barack Obama Presidency on President’s Day. Held on the campus of Morehouse College (panels are open to AUC students only, the Keynote featuring Michael Eric Dyson is open to the general public), from 9-6pm will be various discussions about the enduring legacy of the Obama’s time in office. Take a look at the speakers, it’s like a murderer’s row (, and I’m honored to be part of that lineup. If you’re a student interested in attending a panel, or if you’re interested in attending the keynote, but aren’t a student, RSVP AT WWW.NEWSONE.COM/OBAMADAY


VSB Black Voices ATL

Come out for a discussion about Black voices in this new America we’re all experiencing. Featuring Panama Jackson with writer David Dennis, Jr. aka David D, we’ll talk about writing and maintaining our voices in a time when we all feel under attack. Come out to the AUC’s Woodruff Library at 6pm to listen and share your own thoughts and opinions. RSVP at vsbblackvoices.eventbrite.com. For those unable to attend in person, I *HOPE* to FBLive the event. Hope springs eternal. But here’s hoping. *cheers*


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Panama Jackson is pretty fly (and gorgeous) for a light guy. He used to ship his frito to Tito in the District, but shipping prices increased so he moved there to save money. He refuses to eat cocaine chicken. When he's not saving humanity with his words or making music with his mouth, you can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking her fine liquors. Most importantly, he believes the children are our future. You can hit him on his hitter at panamadjackson@gmail.com.

  • BT

    Might just have to dust off the ol F-13s, grab my matching two tone Dickie suit out the cleaners, and head down to this lil shindig.

    • panamajackson

      Please do.

  • KeyBrad

    I’m gonna try, I forgot my own birthday party is going to be Saturday night. I may be recovering.

    • panamajackson

      You know what they say, you have to bite the snake that bit you!

  • Atlantan here. Plans to show up. Please advise.

    • panamajackson

      see you there.

  • just_mai

    *sighs* as a longtime lurker….it seems that it will continue….very soon and one day I shall escape the shackles of being a professional student!

    • Blueberry01

      Welcome, just_mai!

      • just_mai

        Hello, Hello!=}

  • cyanic

    Nuccas come to So Cal. Aren’t you curious about the real me?

  • PriceIsRightHorns

    I’ll be in Atlanta Feb 16-19. I’m flying back on Sunday morning, so I’ll miss the meet up.

    Have a drink or two for me.

  • elle

    Erm, not to be a hater or nothin’ buuut…IT’S ABOUT TIME. Like, was y’all really not trying to leave D.C. or nawl?

    • panamajackson

      Truth be told, we leave DC all the time. Shoot, Damon will be at Yale this weekend. I’ve been in and out of the A several times, but for family or homecoming reasons. This time, I just decided to make it work. I hope you’ll come out!

  • Cersei

    I have tix to Uptown Comedy that evening but we’ll make it work.

    • panamajackson

      We’ll be there.

  • B. Haze

    When you wanna call off work to have drinks with strangers… What is life…

    • panamajackson

      that’s living.

    • Blueberry01

      Nice avi…

      • B. Haze


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