Monthly Archives: January 2014

Snow & Ice in Shutdown Atlanta 2014


Snow & Ice in Shutdown Atlanta 2014


(One woman’s story of Determination to Get Home to her Family)

Vanessa (a middle age lady I tutor–is back in school working toward her RN)–Is Writing an Article on Her Determination to Get Home from Work through Snow & Ice in Atlanta

She works at the mall in THE SWATS (Southwest Atlanta)

She had grown daughters & grandchildren home, worried crazy about her safety.

While people were stranded along highway, the other night, she said “I got to get home…I’m not being stranded on this highway overnight.”

She said she rode the pullover lane all the way from Greenbriar Mall to Decatur (East Atlanta.)– She said some police worried about the police and the people worried about themselves. People worked together–pushing each other cars, huddled together in cars to stay warm, etc. Some didn’t have blankets or nothing. She made it home after many hours.

She writing an article on this experience. Her friend took photos along the way. I’m going to post her article when she finish.

I tutor her on writing & math. I told her that article is her assignment while off from work because of Snow & Ice.

She said she naming it:

“I Just had to Get Home.”

* Stay Tuned


Phones & Tablets

Phones/–Android & Iphones & Tablets are so much more than little play around gadgets. If we play our cards right, they become tools for production & education. We must use them for more than playing games & text & social media. Ain’t nothing wrong with that now, if we use it to educate ourselves.

Phones & Tablets can also be used as tools to help us at work to research, stay organized, write ourselves notes to remember things, write out letters, take photos, video, and so much more.

We have to find ways to make technology work for us and not we work for it on time wasting things that don’t enhance our brain power.

10:38 pm

Black Pen Manifesto

A Cadre of Black Writers & Their Works on The Move…Coming To Your Town Soon. Stay Tuned. More Writers, More Readers.

“Reading is The New Cool. To Not Read Is The New Nerd.”

Black Pen
Unity & Progress

Alvin Ailey’s REVELATIONS on Vimeo

Live Skilled Live Fulfilled: How to Benefit from All of the How-to’s

African-American Inventors List 1845-1980 (Pdf Download) link

Writer’s Express: A Handbook for Young Writers, Thinkers, and Learners (for 1 penny used on

A Very Powerful Book. A Must for Your Child’s Library. For only 1 Penny Used.



Be A Star for Your Child | Jewels4dmind’s Podcasts

Why We Make Movies: Black Filmmakers Talk About the Magic of Cinema


We Have Many Great Black Film Makers

When you get a chance, checkout the Book:

“Why We Make Movies–Black Filmmakers Talks about The Magic of Cinema”

by George Alexander….528 pages of Interviews with So many Black Filmmakers. Interviews with…

Gordon Parks, Melvin Van Peebles, William Greaves, Ossie Davis, Michael Schultz, Fred Williamson, Spike Lee, Ernest Dickerson, Robert Townsend, Keenen Ivory Wayans, Warrington Hudlin, Doug McHenry, Euzhan Palcy, Charles Burnett, Julie Dash, Haile Gerima, Lee Daniels, Kasi Lemmons, St. Claire Bourne, Stanley Nelson, Camille Billops, Kathe Sandler, Orlando Bagwell, Bill Duke, Carl Franklin, Reginald Hudlin, John Singelton, Forest Whitaker, Debra Martin Chase, George Tillman Jr, Malcolm D. Lee, Gina Prince-Bythewood, Manthia Diawara

Amazon Buy Now Link

7:23 am

Amiri Baraka/–Poet, Writer, Playwright, Freedom Fighter/ Transitions to Ancestor Realm Jan. 9, 2014

Amiri Baraka’s Wikipedia Bio link

Amiri Baraka’s (Master Class/Workshop)–
Mp3 Download Link

Amiri Baraka–Poetry, Art, Form & Content Workshop