Afternoon Tea is an International talk show. Designed to spark dialogue about the stereotypes that affect our community and help us to look outside our own understanding.
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Red Table Talk, created by Actress Jada Pinkett-Smith, is one of the most popular talk shows airing exclusively on Facebook Watch. The concept of the show is for Jada, her mother Adrienne, and daughter Willow to have candid conversations with celebrity friends about different topics that affect the community.
Friday, October 18, 2018 the first Red Table Talk live was held at the Fairmont in Atlanta, GA. Afternoon Tea Radio host, Maria Wills was selected to host and facilitate at the event, as well as speak to Jada Pinkett-Smith and her mother Adrienne Norris. “The experience was life changing. What you see on Red Table Talk is what you get in person. Both of these women and powerful and an inspiration,” says radio host Maria Wills.
One of the quotes that Jada shared during her interview in regards to evolving as a women and becoming who she is today was, “The truth will always live, and what is not truth will die.” You must find your truth. She stated that her and husband Will Smith no longer consider themselves married, but life partners. She said she had to let her husband be free, and do the same for herself.
The topic discussed at the Red Table was Race and The #MeToo Movement.” Wills started the discussion explaining that the #MeToo movement builds awareness of sexual harassment and assault. The hashtag went viral on social media in October 2017 when white Actress Alyssa Milano tweeted the phrase shortly after the sexual misconduct allegations on Harvey Weinstein. Although, it actually originated in 2006 by African American activist Tarana Burke who wanted to bring awareness to girls of color who are sexual assault survivors. The conversation continued with the question, Are women of color underrepresented in the #MeToo Movement? The conclusion was women of color do not feel included in the movement, although the work of the movement is a necessity. We need to communicate and everyone needs to be represented at the fore front of the #MeToo movement. In addition, women who intends to represent a group should know the history and do research before speaking for all so that they are fully prepared.
Afternoon Tea Radio had the pleasure of being a host at the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundations “Girls Who Rule The World” event in Stone Mountain, GA. The event was was full of exciting movements, inspirational stories, learning, networking, and encouraging. There were 100 girls from all over at the event.
“If you make art that is honest, you can never fail because your goal is to make art. And you decide when that art is created and you can decide when you are successful. As soon as you start making things to be successful on a more materialistic level, you are allowing yourself to fail because if it’s not successful, then you have no art and you have no success, you have nothing. I think all you can ever do is be honest and make art.” — Bruno Major, AWAL artist, at BBC Music Introducing presents Amplify
Suma is an Innovative HipHop/ Soul artist who connects with his audience through honesty and crafty punchlines. Painting vivid pictures with words colored with the story of his life and others around him.
Suma was born September 23, 1989, to Anthony and Ivy Carmichael in the heart of the motor city Detroit, MI. SUMA developed a love for the arts and sciences early in his childhood. His journey through music started when he joined his elementary school glee clubs at the age of 7. Later he joined the marching band and ultimately became drum major at age 12. In high school SUMA majored in music where he was trained in the theory, harmony and history of music with his specialty being in lower brass. After earning a degree in chemistry from Alabama State University (Summa Cum Laude *pun intended*), he was offered positions at some of the highest ranked Doctorate of Pharmacy programs in the country. Realizing he would never be happy in this field he declined the offers and set out to follow his dream to become a professional musician. He took his passion to the next level when he teamed up with Ricky Royale and Flex Phoenix forming the group DMDUB. After turmoil caused a rift in the group, SUMA decided to pursue a solo career releasing his solo EP TOAST in the fall of 2014.
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