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*

Panama Jackson is the Senior Editor of Very Smart Brothas. He's pretty fly for a light guy. You can find him at your mama's mama's house drinking all her brown liquors.

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