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Local Non-Profit, Trust Black Women, holds Private Screening of For Colored Girls

Atlanta, GA--  Tyler Perry's new movie For Colored Girls, a highly anticipated film which has been receiving great reviews from all over the nation, held a screening party on November 4th with Andrew Young, Dr. Lowery and many more in attendance. The proceeds from the screening at Landmark Theatre benefitted the Trust Black Women Partnership, a local non-profit that works to ensure that "Black women have the human right to make their own decisions about our own reproductive lives, and that they should never regret difficult choices based on our complicated experiences."  The movie which shows different aspects of life for a Black woman was well received by the distinguished audience and seemed to have good synergy with the causes of the sponsoring non-profit organization.

"Cheaper to Keep Her", the latest Theatre Production to Hit Atlanta, Opens to Rave Audience Reviews

Atlanta, GA--  Cheaper To Keep Her opened at the Atlanta Civic Center on November 4th to a nearly full house of spectators that came to see Brian McKnight and Vivica Fox put on a play filled with comedy, life lessons and music.  The production written by Je'Caryous Johnson will be in the Atlanta area only until November 6th, so make sure to find tickets online and enjoy the entertainment.

Using the tagline "He had it all...Until she took everything!", the playwright delves into the subject of love and relationships and the eventual consequences of choices we all make within a relationship.  In this case, a bad choice then leads to the need for revenge to kick in and the cycle of choices and consequences starts all over again, and you never know where revenge will lead to.   

In this production there is a great mixture of comedy, seriousness, spirituality and music that had the capacity crowd going back and fort

National Black Arts Festival Presents "An Evening with Robert Smalls" on Nov. 4th

Atlanta, GA--  NBAF’s (National Black Arts Festival) Education and Public Programs division invites the greater Atlanta community to join them on Thursday, November 4, 2010, 6:00pm – 8:00pm at Auburn Avenue Research Library as they present ‘An Evening with Robert Smalls’.  A distinguished American hero, Robert Smalls’ story is one of triumph, perseverance and determination. Born enslaved in 1839 under the influence of the Lowcountry Gullah Culture, Robert Smalls would later free himself and his family by commandeering a Confederate transport ship, the USS Planter, to freedom in Charleston harbor.

The Atlanta BeltLine is Breaking Ground on the Eastside Trail, 10/30 at 10am

Atlanta, GA--  The Atlanta BeltLine is breaking ground on one of the most talked-about developments in Atlanta, the Eastside Trail.  The groundbreaking ceremony will mark the beginning of construction on the 2.5-mile segment of trail running from DeKalb Avenue to 10th Street and Monroe Drive at the tip of Piedmont Park, which is projected to be complete in summer of 2011.

The new Eastside Trail will be a 14-foot wide concrete multi-use trail in the Atlanta BeltLine right-of-way which will connect Piedmont Park, the new Historic Fourth Ward Park which is now under construction, and the Freedom Park trail.

The High Museum is Holding a "SurReel Video Contest" in honor of their Salvadore Dali Exhibit

Atlanta, GA--  The High Museum of Art announces its first-ever SurREEL video contest in coordination with “Dalí: The Late Work” currently on view through January 9, 2011. The SurREEL video contest gives participants the opportunity to create their own short masterpiece (5 minutes maximum). The overall feel of the video should be in line with Surrealism, which can be anything dream-like or off-the-wall. Submissions should use visuals inspired by Dalí, but without using images of Dalí or his art. Those who participate must use at least two of the following Dalí-inspired themes in their video: (Ants; Armless Busts; Benday Dots; Eggs; Elephants; Eyes; Mustache; Melting; Clocks; Lobsters; Nuclear Things (i.e. atoms).

Atlanta Reads By Marian L. Thomas

Atlanta, GA--  Two months ago the Georgia International Convention Center played host to over 100 up and coming authors, many were from the backyards of Atlanta. Authors read from their books, held lively book discussions and signed copies of new releases. This event was open to the general public. The cost for this eventis, zero dollars.

Downtown Library to Show and Discuss acclaimed Documentary Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story

Atlanta, GA-- As a part of Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System’s Art and Author Events, there will be a special screening and panel discussion of the acclaimed documentary 'Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story.'

Soul of a People: Writing America’s Story

Wednesday, October 27. 7:00 p.m.