<![CDATA[When We Speak TV - BLOG]]>Mon, 26 Oct 2020 23:07:08 -0400Weebly<![CDATA[Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame Coming To Atlanta]]>Tue, 27 Oct 2020 01:44:01 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/black-music-entertainment-walk-of-fame-coming-to-atlantaThe Black American Music Association (BAM) and the Georgia Entertainment Caucus (GEC) has announced the formation of the Black Music & Entertainment Walk of Fame (WOF) which will be installed in downtown Atlanta starting in January 2021.

The WOF will reside on the sidewalks of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive and Northside Drive, 1 AMB Drive, NW, Atlanta, GA 30313. 


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<![CDATA[AJC Peachtree Road Race Finisher’s Shirt Revealed]]>Sat, 24 Oct 2020 04:00:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/ajc-peachtree-road-race-finishers-shirt-revealedNEWS SOUCE:  Atlanta Track Club
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Held annually on July 4, the Peachtree Road Race was postponed to Thanksgiving Day in hopes the COVID-19 pandemic would subside enough for large gatherings. When it became clear an in-person event would not be possible, race organizers Atlanta Track Club announced the race would be held virtually over the course of four days from November 26-29. Race packets began shipping via UPS and will be arriving at participant’s homes.

Registration for the AJC Peachtree Road Race is open until November 1.
Click here for details.

​Beckie Dominick’s appropriately and optimistically named “Keep On Keeping On” will grace the front of the shirts delivered to all participants of the Virtual Running of the AJC Peachtree Road Race. The shirts, which were printed for the traditional July 4 running of the race, were sent back to the printer to add a message on the back of the shirt that reads “Peachtree: An Atlanta Tradition 2020 Can’t Stop.” It marks the first time a printing appears on the back of the shirt since the 1986 Peachtree.
Dominick, a graphic designer from Gainesville, Georgia received the news over Zoom on Tuesday. “I think every time I see someone wearing the shirt, I’ll think ‘oh my gosh! I did that!” Dominick said. Dominick, who recently moved to Georgia from Florida is a first time entrant in the contest. She also plans to complete her first Peachtree on Thanksgiving weekend. Dominick will be awarded $1,000 for her winning design.
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Photo: Bill Thorn, Credit: Atlanta Track Club
​That won’t stop 90-year-old Bill Thorn of Tyrone, Georgia. He’s the only person to complete every Peachtree. In honor of his streak, Thorn was the first participant to receive his shirt, hand delivered by Race Director Rich Kenah on Tuesday morning. “For y’all to even think about me under these circumstances, I just can’t get over it,” Thorn said.


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<![CDATA[Remey Williams- Realize Your Worth]]>Sat, 24 Oct 2020 03:00:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/remey-williams-realize-your-worthWhen We Speak TV sat down with singer/musician Remey Williams, who believes in the value of authenticity... 

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<![CDATA[ARTIST SPOTLIGHT:  Hero The Band]]>Wed, 21 Oct 2020 02:32:38 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/artist-spotlight-hero-the-band
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<![CDATA[Selflessness of Music- Greg Robbins]]>Mon, 19 Oct 2020 12:00:00 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/selflessness-of-music-greg-robbinsSinger/Songwriter Greg Robbins speaks about the selfless side of music.
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<![CDATA[UNPLUGGED SUNDAY SERIES]]>Fri, 16 Oct 2020 20:29:36 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/unplugged-sunday-seriesNews Source:  CR8

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<![CDATA[16 Bars Now Available on Prime Video!!]]>Mon, 12 Oct 2020 16:25:36 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/16-bars-now-available-on-prime-videoWhen We Speak TV is so excited to share with you the great work of another guest on When We Speak TV!  Our friend, Speech Thomas' documentary, 16 Bars, is now available on Prime Video.
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<![CDATA[Facebook Partners with ELEVATE to Install Five Voter Awareness Murals in Atlanta]]>Sun, 04 Oct 2020 12:18:16 GMThttp://whenwespeaktv.com/events_andmore/facebook-partners-with-elevate-to-install-five-voter-awareness-murals-in-atlantaNews Source:  OCA Atlanta
​The Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs’ (OCA) annual ELEVATE public art festival recently partnered with Facebook to install five new murals, which are a part of this year’s festival — presented digitally on the ELEVATE website, Facebook, and YouTube from October 4 to 10.

With 2020 marking a pivotal election year, Facebook launched the “Voting is Voice” campaign and set a goal to register 4 million new voters during the largest voter drive in U.S. history. Facebook’s partnership with the OCA and ELEVATE was a natural fit as the festival will explore the concept of social justice and equity through this year’s programming.
​For the “Voting is Voice” campaign, five artists from across the U.S. created original artwork commissions in response to the prompt “Voting is Voice.” Within this theme, each artist explored voting as a powerful tool of the personal and collective voice, the importance of a diversity of voices to a healthy society, the powerful impact of personal narratives as vehicles for change, and our collective responsibility to acknowledge and amplify a broad spectrum of voices. These five murals are a part of Facebook’s push to increase voter engagement and participation during this election year.

Each mural will feature the artist’s bio, Q.R. codes, and URLs that direct viewers to Facebook and Instagram’s Voting Information Center, where they can find more information on the 2020 U.S. election and a quick and easy way to register to vote.

In addition, the murals encourage public interaction through compelling, relevant design & digital features that create multiple levels of access for every member of the community.

 ​List of Facebook Murals and Locations

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  • “Your Vote is Gold” by Tiff Massey at Scarlett Loves Rhettro, 432 Ponce De Leon Ave
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