Saturday, March 30, 2013

Business of Sports Summit #atlboss

Thanks to the Atlanta Business Chronicle

I had the opportunity of being present for this
BUSINESS OF SPORTS SUMMIT
at the Hyatt Regency hotel in ATLANTA, GA.
I went to further my knowledge on the business of sports and to network with fellow peers in the sports industry.

CBS Sports Devron Edwards was on a panel

Fox Sports South Jeff Genthner was present as well



Panel on Sports Franchise Factor and the Moderator was Chuck Dowdle, Retired Sports Director, WSB-TV

Representatives from the Atlanta Braves & Atlanta Dream teams

Representatives from the Atlanta Falcons & Atlanta Hawks teams

NCAA President Mark Emmert was able to address the attendees and talk about Collegiate Sports

I got a chance to meet President Mark Emmert before he spoke and I had a small conversation with him.
He's really working to create change in the NCAA and I sure hope he will be successful.

Friday, March 22, 2013

LUNCH with JAMES OGLETHORPE

While we were visiting Savannah, Georgia we were able to have lunch at 
"The Olde Pink House"



This restaurant served some great southern food and STEWART'S! If you don't know about STEWART'S then you are missing out on LIFE


Anywho, The main reason why we went to the restaurant was to EAT! Yet when we were seated we were near a FAMILIAR FACE


Who is this you ask?? This is James Oglethorpe! A fellow classmate and I gushed about this man who we learned about while attending OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY!
He settled in Savannah, GA in 1733. 
He helped found Georgia and his legacy is very important to us.


Ever heard of GRIT CAKES! Yeah me neither but THEY ARE GOOD!


WE WERE HAPPY & FULL!

You know I never turn down a cupcake

This place is the CAMI CAKES of Savannah. A little too rich but for that day I ATE WITH NO GUILT IN SIGHT! LOL



Wednesday, March 20, 2013

CAMERA... SET... ACTION!


My Boys & I getting ready to visit the Operation HOPE office for a taping about Financial Literacy!
Thanks to @CashFlowAtlanta & @theNetworkKing for this opportunity!
Taught me a lot about my presence on CAMERA



I am probably tweeting! @MississippiDawn

Time to share what I know
Playing the waiting game

Doing what I do best! Giving FACE & KNOWLEDGE!




Monday, March 18, 2013

Happy St. Patricks Day from SAVANNAH, GEORGIA


YES, I AM IRISH.

YES, I AM AFRICAN-AMERICAN.

I have traced my IRISH roots all the way to IRELAND and one day I will be able to visit IRELAND and learn more about my ancestors. Until then....

I will enjoy other cities with rich IRISH history and celebrate with my people! Take a look at the pictures below and enjoy what I was able to see while in Savannah, Georgia!



 



The only GREEN I wore! Real IRISH folks don't need all that on


Flags from IRELAND



YES, there was drinking involved!

These HORSES ARE HUGE!

Best dressed



Time to SHOP!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

The Cost of OIL @ Saenger Theatre in Biloxi, MS

Sometimes God places where you NEED to be
 
The Saenger Theatre in Biloxi, Mississippi
I had to go home to Hattiesburg, Mississippi and tend to some MAJOR details for the "Cocktails for a Cause" event that will be happening there on March 22nd. This particular weekend was also the debut of the stageplay "The Cost of Oil" which featured my friend of 8 years Actor David Chapman. Now David told me about this play months before they even started to rehearse for it because he knew how crazy my schedule can be sometimes.
 
 
David is that friend that never judges you but will hold up a mirror and make you look into it. He was there for me when I was going to school for 24 credit hours and working three jobs while taking care of my one year old son at the time. He saw how I sacrificed nights out and hanging with friends to be where I am today. I finished school in a year & a half at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and I had to say good bye to the GULF COAST because Atlanta, GA was waiting.
 
Me & Actor David Chapman... Can't wait to see him on the big screen!
 
Our friendship helped me get through one of the toughest times of my life and I thank David for that. It was only fitting that I show up (even though I busted my ass right outside of the theatre trying to run into the show on time) and support him and show him that I appreciated him.
 
HE WAS PHENOMENAL! It shocked me how talented he is because he NEVER brags about his acting skills nor does he wine about not having quality opportunities to showcase it around the Gulf Coast area. His execution was on point. You felt the passion of his character. He was charismatic on stage and when he came out for each one of his scenes you were anxious to see what he would do next. HE CAPTIVATED THE AUDIENCE MORE THAN THE MAIN ACTORS & ACTRESSES DID! That in itself is PHENOMENAL.
 
 

The Aunt & Uncle in this play were HILARIOUS

The husband who was cheating on his wife (Light-Skinned men STAY losing) LOL


The Best Scene (don't worry he didn't shoot)

After all this man did to her she still accomplished her dreams and found happiness

The Entire Cast

Actor David Chapman and his lovely Mother




You weren't there the night He found meYou did not feel what I feltWhen he wrapped his love all around me andYou don't know the cost of the oilIn my alabaster box

Read more: CECE WINANS - ALABASTER BOX LYRICS 

Sunday, March 3, 2013

FLY: The Tuskegee Airmen Play


I do not care how many times I have heard the story about the TUSKEGEE AIRMEN, I promise that this play was the closest to the true story of how they had to endure racism, being away from family and being young African-American men that made history.

To be seated near the Five original Tuskegee Airmen while at the play truly made the experience more real to me. Each one after the play stated that this play gave a true depiction of their lives and that they really enjoyed watching the cast.

YOU HAVE TO SEE FOR YOURSELF! GET A TICKET! INFO IS BELOW

Thank you to Arit Essien for the Invitation to witness greatness on stage!



The play FLY at the Balzer Theater downtown in Atlanta


The Cast of FLY



Original Tuskegee Airmen at the play FLY

One of the Original Tuskegee Airmen present... There were a total of FIVE original Tuskegee Airmen present

Tuskegee Airman and Guests

Two of the Original Tuskegee Airmen & I


You can purchase your tickets on http://www.theatricaloutfit.org/shows/fly/


It is amazing to see our African-American men on stage doing what they love!
This is the cast of FLY