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VSB Event: Black Voices In A New America | Atlanta | Monday, 2/20/17

Black Voices In A New America: A Convo About Black Media Spaces featuring Panama Jackson and David Dennis, Jr.

Monday, February 20th, 2017 at 6pm
AUC Woodruff Library – Exhibition Hall
111 James P. Brawley Drive, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

Link for FREE PASSES: www.vsbblackvoices.eventbrite.com

For the ATLiens in the room, (and brought to you by VSB and the Atlanta University Center’s Robert W. Woodruff Library), join Panama Jackson and Morehouse College Professor and Writer, David Dennis, Jr. aka Davey D. for a talk about Black voices in a new America.

This new reality has created many questions for those of us who operate in media spaces: How do we best utilize our voices and platforms to effect change? Do we feel a responsibility to speak more about politics and society? How do you maintain the balance of staying true to your mission while also engaging with the new political world? What is our obligation and responsibility as platforms? How do you stay accountable in a world of “fake news” and salaciousness headlines?

These questions and more will be discussed in a candid conversation about the role of Black media platforms, especially, in this new version of America we now occupy. In a post-Obama world, sites like VSB have grappled with what it means to exist as a voice and how to ensure that in a country divided along racial and ideological lines, we continue to maintain our vision and identity as a purveyor of Blackness in an irreverent and unapologetic manner.

On a personal note, it’s going to be dope to speak where it effectively all started. I’ve spoken at other HBCU’s but it will good to be back in the AUC, and I’ll actually be speaking on Morehouse’s campus earlier in the day to students in the journalism program at the ‘House.

ATL Shawty. Zone 4.

Also, be on the lookout for a VSB Meetup in Atlanta on Sunday, February 19th! I’d love to meet and have a drink with friends!

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Panama Jackson

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.

  • Lea Thrace

    Booo to this being on a Monday night at 6 (traffic is murder). Yay to a second meetup option on a Sunday!

    • panamajackson

      It’s President’s Day! Y’all got to work on President’s Day?

      • Other_guy13

        Yup….but I get off at 3:30 and don’t live too far. I should be able to visit the shindig

        • panamajackson

          Living in DC, I assume everybody gets off on every holiday like we do.

          • Other_guy13

            That would be nice…but we don’t do Presidents day…esp. now lol

      • Lea Thrace

        who other than government workers and kids has President’s Day off? Youve been living in DC too long sir!

        • BatmansExWife

          I do. I don’t know why, but I have the day off.

        • Mochasister

          Teachers get it off. At least in my district we do. ThanK you Jesus!

        • Janetkcribbs

          Google is paying 97$ per hour! Work for few hours & have longer with friends and family! !dc66c:
          On tuesday I got a great new Land Rover Range Rover from having earned $8752 this last four weeks.. Its the most-financialy rewarding I’ve had.. It sounds unbelievable but you wont forgive yourself if you don’t check it
          !dc66c:
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        • Cleojonz

          I have it off because the Courts are closed. YAY!

      • The Hostile Negress

        Absoeffinlutely.

    • The Hostile Negress

      I need details about this Sunday sitch…

  • mr. steal your costco samples

    Panama look like a rejected load screen from GTA Vice City

    • panamajackson

      LOL. I definitely grabbed the wrong pic. I didn’t mean to art myself on it. however, it’s official Black history now.

      • mr. steal your costco samples

        FOLLOW THE DAM TRAIN PJ

        • Pookie Blaylock

          I laughed a little too hard at this.

  • Val

    Is this going to be live on youtube or fb? Because it would be great if it was.

    • panamajackson

      I’m gonna try to FB Live it. I’m bringing the iPad ‘pacifically for this purpose.

      • Val

        Cool.

      • SouthwestDekalb

        Wassup dude! I thoroughly enjoyed the forum yesterday. I wish I could’ve stayed around and dapped you up and talked a lil noise but my homegirl was ready to go. I gotta ask, do you know who the dark skin sister with the curly hair is who was sitting in the front row to your right? I couldn’t stop looking at her.

    • Mochasister

      They don’t love us out here on the West Coast!

  • Other_guy13

    Sounds like some fun. I’ll bring my drinking shoes just in case.

  • Aye! So how we stay connected for the meet up?

    • Other_guy13

      QTNA

    • panamajackson

      I’m just trying to finalize a spot. And by finalize, I mean decide where we’re gonna crash. It’s between a few spots. I’m probably gonna just pick a spot tonight and hope for the best.

      But it will be Sunday around 5ish. I’ll be getting into town early in the afternoon and we can all get drunk in the early evening. lol

  • KeyBrad

    As long as its inside 285, I may try. I don’t do OTP.

    • Lea Thrace

      ITP Snob!

      (I am only OTP by a few miles. Im a snob too. LOL)

      • BrothasKeeper

        When I loved in the A, a woman stopped speaking to me because I lived OTP.

      • KeyBrad

        I am a snob! If something is OTP, chances are I’m not going.

        • Other_guy13

          I’m the same way. If it’s more than 15-20 min away then it’s prob too far.

          • HoneyRose

            Are y’all actually *from* Atlanta? I don’t know too many people actually from Atlanta who are deterred by more than 15-20 minutes of driving.

            • Other_guy13

              I’m from Lihonia. I moved closer so I don’t have to drive far everyday. 20+ years of Atlanta traffic will wear anyone out.

            • KeyBrad

              From Ohio, but have been here awhile. I work 5 miles from my job and the traffic can still make one weary at times.

  • Brooklyn_Bruin

    I’ll be happy if y’all broach world star hip hop and Q

    • Ah, Q. Along with Ja Rule, he’s an example of what happens when Hollis goes left…

  • Guest

    I don’t believe folks too scared to head to the Nauf…where my Gwinnett people?

  • Janelle Doe

    What makes a space a Black media space?

    • Brooklyn_Bruin

      Ownership

  • The Hostile Negress

    Well got my ticket!

    • Mochasister

      Love your username! I feel like that almost on a daily basis.

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