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.
“SIPP’N TEA WHILE SPILL’N TEA”
Sunday, July 14, 2019 host Maria Wills of Afternoon Tea Radio had an amazing interview with Singer, Songwriter, and now Author, Anthony Hamilton at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta, Ga. They discussed his new book “Cornbread Fish’n Collard Greens - Inside the Music” and his inspiration. The book consist of four parts: Details on lyrics and his state of mind when writing them, his favorite recipes, scriptures, and photos. He shared his heartbreak and struggle while writing the Grammy Nominated “Charlene.” Maria asked “Who is the mystery women?” Although Anthony didn’t give a name but he did explain the story behind the song. Wills asked Anthony who taught him to cook and he replied “Survival”. To bring humor to the stage Maria asked what Mr. Hamilton puts on his fried fish. Anthony replied “mustard.” Maria responded, “ I’ve never heard of such a thing and hot sauce belongs on fried fish”.
Overall the interview was full of love, laughter, and soul. Make sure you purchase your cope of the limited edition book Cornbread Fish’n Collard Greens - Inside the Music, Friday July 29, 2019 on amazon.com.
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
Watch the Duck is a musical duo from Montgomery, Alabama. They are part of the Alternative R&B movement. In 2012 the group dominated the freshman music poll on mtvU and their song "Poppin’ Off" was added to their regular rotation. The group is currently signed to i am OTHER (Pharrell Williams' record label) and Interscope Records music label. Since 2015, the publishing interest of Watch the Duck’s catalog has been represented by Reservoir Media Management. For their first 2018 single, the producer-vocalist pair released a song titled "There You Are". The sound of the new single is described as "a more intimate and personal sound starring Jesse's R&B vocal" and a "feel-good record that encourages listeners to stay in the moment, and move with whatever feelings come from being in the present."
Bocado. Located on the Westside, it's home to one of the city's best burgers and an expansive menu to boot. Its is open for lunch Mon. – Fri. 11:30am – 2:00pm. Healthful, ingredient-driven dishes make this a popular spot for businessmen and ladies who lunch seeking a thoughtful, foodie alternative to fast food. A patio in the back is well-suited to a leisurely lunch, though the spacious interiors are welcoming as well. Try the many fold farms deviled eggs and the chicken salad, warm pita, bibb lettuce, with seasonal fruit. Light and fresh for lunch with great ambiance.
Check out Bocado at 887 Howell Mill Rd. Atlanta, Ga 30318. .