ATLANTA — On the heels of a successful grand opening event, Atlanta declared August 5th as “M Bar Day” because of their dedicated efforts to revitalize the political significance of historic Auburn Avenue for the African American community.
Xavier Peoples, co-owner of M Bar, is committed to making Thursday nights the go-to spot for young urban sophisticates to congregate with their contemporaries for #PoliticsAfterDark. Media such as the Atlanta Daily World will partner with the upscale lounge to create synergies for patrons to be informed and actively involved in the political decisions that directly affect their communities and businesses.
“‘Politics After Dark’ is creating a lot of buzz and catching on like wildfire,” said Peoples. “You have young people who are interested to see what happens with the Black Lives Matter movement and you also have the 2016 primaries coming up and we want to be properly informed of who we’re entrusting the next four years of our lives to.”
Lorraine Cochran, general manager of Atlanta Daily World and Associate Publisher of Who’s Who In Black Atlanta says, “We see this as an opportunity to connect our elected officials and their constituents in a casual, engaging environment. We are happy to facilitate relationships and dialogue within our community and Politics After Dark creates a unique opportunity we’re happy to support.”
This weekly event on Thursdays is starting a trend for Millennials interested in politics while also merging entertainment with political engagement. Beginning in September, Grammy-award winning producer Bryan Michael Cox will DJ weekly with celebrity guests and big-named politicians – local and national – have committed to stop in to make themselves available for Q&A to discuss hot button issues.
#PoliticsAfterDark happens every Thursday at M Bar with drink specials from 5pm – 9pm. M Bar is located at 186 Auburn Avenue NE in Atlanta.