I was born in Alabama and grew up in Michigan. After moving to California I realized dreams and ambitions which put me on the path of a seeker. I found opportunities in a wide variety of work, much of it media related-broadcast, corporate, film, music, theater and event production as a technician. Along the way I produced, directed and distributed social issues documentaries on a variety of subjects. I developed my writing skills and was published in many media magazines. I met a fellow author and we co-wrote & co-published a book and I then wrote my second book. I've lived in ATLANTA since 2004.
To honor my ninth year (2012) here I made an announcement about a new labor I've started -
I've also completed my third book REEL TALK: A Cinemoir and you can purchase that here:
Co-founded a non-profit organization …realize your energy… in 1977 for the opportunity of innovative, cultural, educational and career advancement for "people of color" and "working class individuals". We helped several dozen artists to realize their artistic ambitions as fiscal agent and artistic mentor/advisor.
Lectured and taught media related classes with a variety of institutions. The Black experience in film and broadcast with an emphasis on that rich history primarily.
I taught a class -
American Life: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, this is a course that chronicles the rich American tapestry through film screenings and discussion. For more information visit these pages:
I have completed a NEW BOOK, my fourth.
The book is available on AMAZON.
It is a collaboration with a true Renaissance man
Mr. Edgar McLeod Baines.
The non-fiction Book is about -
the changing demographics in the workplace and its adverse affect/effect on men. In this book numerous areas of unjustified double standards have been uniquely identified.
BOOK 5 a work-in-progress is a non-fiction book about - a contemporary contextualization of some idea’s from the Egyptian (Kemet) Heliopolitan Mystery School which was extant from 3500 B.C. - 1500 B.C. ("...those who tell don't know; those who know don't tell...") & time travel; EBE's; The Tarot; Dark matter; The Law of Consequences; multi-dimensionality.
The title as of today is -
On Becoming a Serious Social Being:
A Cosmic Philosophy for the New Millenium
Germane to my thesis is a quote from an author who is part of my research, Manly P. Hall (1901-1990). "...is there not an understanding which is superior to words - a silent language by which comprehension blends with comprehension, a transcendent mode by which the within which is you communes with the within which is I and we together commune with that within which is All?" from Lectures on Ancient Philosophy (1929)
Book 6 a work-in-progress can best be summed up in its working title Cinema is art, movies are commerce. The outline right now includes the following topics – Shakespeare in cinema: a diverse perspective; Black diaspora arts: The intersection of cinema & music; American and International Cinema; Black author cinema; Documentary Cinema: not to be confused with “reality TV”.
Quote from an author who is part of my research -
“The image - its plastic composition and the way it is set in time, because it is founded on a much higher degree of realism-has at its disposal more means of manipulating reality and modifying it from with-in. The film-maker is no longer the competitor of the painter and the playwright, he is, the equal of the novelist.”
What is cinema? Vol. 1 (1967) by Andre Bazin (1918-1958)
My interests and abilities have over the years helped me to “…grow more dangerous as I grow older…” in the words of Tom Mann (1856–1941) a noted British trade unionist.
“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.” Malcolm X (1925-1965)