Written by | Ray Cornelus 

April Daniels, star of WEtv’s “Tamar & Vince,” teamed up with EBONY Magazine Friday afternoon for a lively panel discussion about African-American female images in entertainment and social media. The event was titled “Rock Out With Me” and is part of Daniels’ national campaign to help empower and restore unity amongst women. Her mission is to also help discredit the negative stereotypes that are often associated with women.

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“Rock Out With Me” featured a panel of industry professionals including reality-television producer, Treiva Williams; Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Film and Entertainment, LaRonda Sutton;  BMI Vice President, Catherine Brewton; RHOA creator, Princess Banton-Lofters;  reality star, Christina Johnson; actress, Brely Evans; and entrepreneur, Monique Rodriguez. EBONY’s Director of Entertainment, Tia Brown, served as the event’s moderator.

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Princess Banton-Lofters talking about positives and negatives of reality televison

The core of today’s discussion focused on the positive and negative images of Black women in television, film and social media as well as the roles and responsibilities of those in front of and behind the camera. The event took place in the ballroom of the Bishop Cornelius Henderson Student Center at Clark Atlanta University and was presented by the sisters of Wright Productions.

Check out a few photos from the red carpet and panel discussion below:

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April Daniels/Monique Rodriguez


 CAU Student Attendee


 CAU Student Attendees

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 Miss CAU and Her Court

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Producer Trevia Williams/Jubilee Magazine’s Kim Ford 

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Wright Productions and CAU’s Ernita Hemmitt

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CAU’s Dr. Kandace L. Harris/LaRonda Sutton


 Brely Evans blowing kisses to the photographers


Christina Johnson


Catherine Brewton

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 Casting Director Leah Daniels

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Christina Johnson chatting about her reality TV experience

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LaRonda Sutton helps to green light reality TV and film projects in GA

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Trevia Williams talked about her responsibility as a mother and producer

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