Archive for September, 2011


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This week on Sunday Morning Live:

10:00 Sunday Morning News Wrap Up:  Isidra Person-Lynn

10:10 Hannibal Tabu’s Tech & Pop: It’s Komplicated

10:15 Meet the Restauranteur: Derrick Pipkin of PIPS on La Brea a hot new eatery in Southern California www.pipsonlabrea.com

10:28 Candid Moments with Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn

10: 35 Part 1 (Six part series) Finding Income Streams:  Victor Miller, Farmer’s Insurance

Interview with Isidra Person-Lynn on insurance as n option, on interviewing, and on networking from the founder of Recycling North Dallas Dollars.

11:30 a.m. End (Short show this morning! Back to House Hunting!)

About our Guests:

Victor Miller,Vice President of Agency Development at Farmers Insurance | Founder at Recycling North Dallas Dollars

 


Read up on Victor C. Miller at Linked In: http://www.linkedin.com/in/vmillergroup

Call Victor: (972) 801-2580

Email Victor: vmiller@farmersdistrict22.com

Derrick Pipkin, owner of PIPS on La. Brea.  We interviewed him last Saturday. Great place! Esteemed photographer Leroy Hamilton captured him and the restaurant last year.

Vesta Williams Services Tuesday at West Angeles in Los Angeles

Source:  RadioFacts.com

Details for the final services for Vesta Williams are at Radio Facts Magazine: Click Here  Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 11 a.m.

Newslinks:

Funeral of Troy Davis

http://yourblackworld.com/2011/10/02/troy-davis-put-to-rest-images-from-his-funeral/

http://jessemuhammad.blogs.finalcall.com/

http://yourblackworld.com/2011/10/01/mos-def-challenges-bet-oprah-to-honor-the-late-troy-davis/

Occupy L.A.

Occupy Wall Street Protests Continue In Manhattan, Begin Elsewhere [LATEST UPDATES]

Source:  Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/30/occupy-wall-street-protests-new-york_n_989221.html

Source: My Fox LA

http://www.myfoxla.com/dpp/news/local/occupy-la-rally-20111001

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/09/25/president-obama-congressional-black-caucus-foundation-annual-dinner-march-me-and-pre

Actual Video of President’s Speech to Congressional Black Caucus

Source: WhiteHouse.gov

http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2011/09/24/congressional-black-caucus-foundation-phoenix-awards-dinner

Waters to Obama (Video): ‘We’re not Complaining’

Source:  EURWEB

*Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., a member of the Congressional Black Caucus who’s been critical this year of President Obama’s response to the high unemployment within the black community, said she found it “curious” that Mr. Obama this weekend told black leaders to “stop complaining.”

“I don’t know who he was talking to because we’re certainly not complaining,” Waters said on CBS’ “The Early Show.” “We’re working. We support him, and we’re protecting that base because we want people to be enthusiastic about him when that election rolls around.”

SCROLL BELOW AT THE LINK FOR SOME COLORFUL COMMENTS!

http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7382385n

http://www.eurweb.com/2011/09/maxine-waters-to-obama-video-were-not-complaining/

Published on Sep 26, 2011 by

Erica Hill talks to Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) about Pres. Obama’s speech to the Congressional Black Caucus, in which he told the crowd to “stop complaining” and “put your marching shoes on.”

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  • The Early Show

Does President Obama Address Hispanic and Black Audiences Differently? Let’s Take a Look at the Transcripts

Source:  Dr. Boyce Watkins “Your Black World”

http://yourblackpolitics.blogspot.com/2011/09/does-president-obama-address-hispanic.html

Bounce TV Launches With Will Packer, Rob Hardy At Helm

Source: Huffington Post Black Voices

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/27/will-packer-rob-hardy-bounce-tv-launch_n_984239.html#s304386&title=Will_Packer

Russell Simmons Looking to Buy a TV Network

http://www.eurweb.com/2011/09/russell-simmons-looking-to-buy-a-tv-network/

Morono Kiang Gallery presents Kamau Daaood, Live at MKG.

Legendary Los Angeles poet Kamau Daaood will be performing live at Morono Kiang Gallery on Saturday October 8, 2011 at 7:00 pm sharp!
Mr. Daaood will be accompanied by Bassist Mr. Trevor Ware

Kamau Daaood’s performance is part of Listen With Your Eyes,
A Celebration of Jazz in L.A.
Special thanks to Alden Kimbrough for his help and support.

Admission to this event is FREE
RSVP REQUIRED: info@moronokiang.com

218 West 3rd Street, Bradbury Building
Los Angeles, CA 90013
tel : 213.628.8208

Calendar of events (will be posted as the dates become available):
http://artjazzla.blogspot.com/
https://www.facebook.com/ListenWithYourEyes

Michael Jackson Isn’t on Trial

“…Dr. Conrad Murray is on trial this week. Accused of violating standards of medical care by leaving Michael unattended and failing to call 911, his defense will do whatever they can to keep him from serving jail time. They’ll argue his innocence, his years of service and most importantly, they will attempt to put Michael on trial yet again. Already this week, we heard the defense argue that Michael died from a combination of tranquilizers and a surgical anesthetic he took without Murray’s knowledge. Defense attorney Ed Chernoff even stated that Michael took enough prescription drugs to ‘put six of you to sleep’ and then somehow he self-administered Propofol (anesthetic usually used in hospitals). It is an outrageous statement compounded by the fact that it is Dr. Murray himself that stands accused of administering Propofol in excessive quantities and then leaving Michael unattended. “ Read More at the link: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-al-sharpton/michael-jackson-trial_b_987164.html

Sports

Dr. Boyce: Five Reasons the NBA is Now Afraid of Black Men

http://yourblackworld.com/2011/10/02/dr-boyce-five-reasons-the-nba-is-now-afraid-of-black-men/

What the Hayell? Delonte West Working At Furniture Store During NBA Lockout
October 1, 2011 By Kirsten West Savali View Comments
http://whatthehayell.com/?p=333

http://yourblackworld.com/2011/10/01/delonte-west-working-at-furniture-store-during-nba-lockout/

Derek Fisher Continues to Urge Unity
Source: HOOPSWORLD
Basketball News & NBA Rumors
http://www.hoopsworld.com/derek-fisher-continues-to-urge-unity/

Video:
http://sports.yahoo.com/nba/blog/ball_dont_lie/post/Your-daily-reminder-that-every-lost-NBA-game-hur?urn=nba-wp8871

Taken from my friend RB’s wall:

Humor, Folks!

Chrystal Gardner

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This week on Sunday Morning Live:

10:00 Welcome from Isidra Person-Lynn – host/producer

10:10 Hannibal Tabu – Tech and Pop

Watch his show “It’s Komplicated” tonight at 9 p.m. www.Geekweek.com/live

10:20 Troy Davis Recap–Vigil on Crenshaw with Najee Ali, Project Islamic Hope; Blair Taylor, Urban League and more

Jackee Harry Interviewed by Darlene Donloe

10:45 Darlene Donloe — Entertainment Report  Darlene interviews Jackee Harry who will be on Life After on TV One.  The two talk about Vesta who passed away last Thursday.  She writes about it on her blog: http://donloeslowdown.blogspot.com/

11:15 Candid Moments: Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn interviews Crystal Gardner–One Young Woman’s Life with Albinism.

Najee Ali AKA

Click here for Wednesday’s Troy Davis Vigil photos

11:45 Outro/Announcements

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The Racial Divide is There and Waiting by Bill Boyarsky, Truth Dig

Scientists Reconstruct Video Clips From Brain Activity In Historic Experiment

By

http://gizmodo.com/5843117/scientists-reconstruct-video-clips-from-brain-activity

Compton NAACP: Paulette Gipson, Director

Contact:

Compton NAACP Email:  comptonnaacp@yahoo.com

Facebook: http://www.Facebook.com/ComptonNAACP

Phone:   (310) 763-2002

R.I.P. Vesta!

Albinos

Join us for an intimate look into the life of Charise Johnson, a vibrant young African-American woman with a 10-year-old son and a busy life. When you first see her you can tell right away she’s different. Charise has Albinism. And when you get to know her you will discover she really is different and there’s nothing wrong with that.

In 1974, when Charise was born, a childhood free of major health problems is not what life had in store for her. At the age of nine she was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. By the time Charise became an adult, she’d had several surgeries, a temporary ostomy bag, and ultimately had her large intestines removed entirely; after which she developed Crohn’s disease. Arthritis has left her in need of knee replacements and a lifetime of damage to her skin from the sun has lead to re-occurring skin cancers.

Charise, being blessed with a mature and supportive family had incredible support throughout her developmental years. They are what kept her grounded when the social pains far outweighed her physical ills. There was no shortage of bullies and teasers in Charise’s life. Even as an adult she can’t escape the verbal abuse of strangers with statements like “what are you?”.

In “Charise: A Portrait of an African American with Albinism”, Charise shares with us, her pains and her joys. She talks about her family life and what it is like having Albinism from medical, social and personal perspectives.

Directed by: Tressa Sanders
For more information about the documentary, please visit:
www.myalbinism.com
www.ijabafilms.com

Deadly Hunt: Albinos in Tanzania

United Nations, New York, 19 October 2009 – In Tanzania, albinos – people who lack pigmentation in their skin, hair and eyes – have long suffered discrimination. Recently they have begun living in terror. Rumors about their magical powers are having deadly consequences.

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BLACK POWER MIXX TAPE

Melissa Herbert posted: This weekend: check out the film-Black Power Mixtape…it is playing this weekend @ Nuart Landmark Theatre (11272 Santa Monica Blvd, off of Sawtelle). Showtimes for Sat: 12:30, 5:00, 7:30, 9:50 (also playing Sunday).It’s a film about the time period 1967-1975 from a Swedish reporter’s perspective with narration by Ericka Badu, Talib Kweli, QuestLove, etc…I know u will find it intellectually stimulating…it puts alot of what this country has done in the past and our history in perspective.

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SI.com to stream Melo-Philly game Sunday

NEW YORK

The exhibition game featuring LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul as teammates will be streamed online by Sports Illustrated.

The game between Melo’s All-Stars and Team Philly on Sunday night in Philadelphia is being called the “Battle of I-95.” The four NBA stars will play for the Melo team, based in Baltimore. The Philly team is led by former Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans of Sacramento and Hakim Warrick of Phoenix.

It will be the first live basketball game produced and streamed by SI.com. Paul Fichtenbaum, SI.com managing editor, says in a statement Thursday that “it promises to be one of our most ambitious live video productions to date.”

The game at the Palestra starts at 6 p.m.

Sports Illustrated is a publication of Time Inc., a unit of Time Warner Inc.

Special Thanks:

Contributors:

Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn www.DrKwaku.com his classes are going on now. Click for more information.

Darlene Donloe: http://donloeslowdown.blogspot.com/ or Google her many stories.

Thanks to her guest Jackee Harry who will appear on TV One this week on Life After.  Check local listings.

Hannibal Tabu:  www.Komplicated.com  Watch It’s Komplocated Sunday nights (tonight!) at www.GeekWeek.com/live

Rest in Peace, Vesta Williams! www.VestaWilliams.com

Thanks to Amnesty International for use of the clip of Troy Anthony Davis

Thanks to Judge Mathis for Taking a Stand

Actor Jackie Penn

CLICK TO LISTEN TO SML 44: http://tobtr.com/s/2258955

It airs live at 10 a.m. on Sunday 9/18/11  Missed it?  The archive is still there!  Click!

There is something about these two groups of people…In some communities we are joined at the hip yet pass each other like two ships in the night.  Many African American men have married and had children with Asian women of the various countries.  Some met during the wars, others in latter days.  We will talk about it all this Sunday!

Our guest will be Jackie Penn, an actor and engineer.  He has experienced many facets of the African American Asian experience.

Here is the morning schedule:

10:00 Intro: host Isidra Person-Lynn–Call to support Leimert Park Sept. 22

10:07: Tech and Pop Culture with Hannibal Tabu, http://www.Komplicated.com

10:10 The relationship between Asians and African Americans with Jackie Penn and friends

Maria More, Blasian Atlanta DJ

Onica Cupido Euphoria Luv, Blogger, Mom of Blasian Child

Eric L. Robinson, Editor BlackTokyo.com

11:20  Atty: Nana Gyamfi about Death Row Inmate Troy Davis

Noon:  Sign Off

About our Guests:

Jackie Penn

Jackie Penn Says:

Biography

I date my earliest interest in becoming an actor back to when I was four years old. I remember seeing cowboys on television and wanting to be one of them. However, it wasn’t until completing engineering school that I began pursuing my acting career. Since this beginning there’s no turning back. I find the exact science of engineering and the artistic freedoms of acting to be a very interesting mix.  I understand much of the science of the equipment, as well as the behavior of the characters I play.

I find the more I experience about life, people and the world the better I become as a person and actor. I was born and reared in South Central Los Angeles and now have the opportunity to travel internationally.  I find the differences and similarities among cultures very interesting and want to experience these things for myself, and not have to accept other peoples experiences . I want to provide my family opportunities that were not available to me when I was growing up. With success I will do this!

Highlights:

     Television – I played the part of Angry man #1 on the Martin Show, produced by HBO. I was one of two police officers that arrested Todd Bridges in Bobby Mardis’ film titled Circle Of Pain, also starring Glen Turman and Anna Maria Horsford, that aired on ShowTime.

Film – In March of ’10 I landed a lead role playing a homeless man who thinks he’s God and is very disappointed with what man has done to mother earth. The director is Japanese and the character is loosely based on the ancient Japanese character, Noh.  It was very interesting mimicking the movement of this character in uneven sand.

In May ’10 I completed a supporting role in the film, Uncovered. This was a very dynamic character that gave me some room to “play”. In July ’10 I completed a film titled: Stupid People. The name may imply comedy, but it is a serious action drama piece. This project gave me the opportunity to show different levels of the character that includes high intensity. In January of ’08 I played the part of a drug dealer in the film titled: Santa Monica Tony. It was a lot of fun doing it and I had to remind myself “this is only a movie”. Recently I played the part of Steevon, the wedding photographer in Michael Fouther’s film titled Cordially Invited. Prior to this I worked on several USC and L.A. Film School projects.

I’m real excited about getting a clip, with my son and I speaking English and Japanese, edited and uploaded to my site.  I am fortunate to book quality projects and I enjoy working with the cast and crews of the productions that hire me.

Stage – In the summer of ’09 I did a stretch at The Next Stage Theater in the production of Hollywood Stories. The stage experience was great as well as working with the other actors. I frequently called upon my improv skills during some performances, because sometimes the moment took us in different directions.


Onica Cupido, Editor of  Euphoria Luv

Onica Cupido is mom to a biracial son, lover of social media, techie stuff & cookies. Onica is Founder and Editor of Euphoria Luv a community blog to raise awareness about Asian & Black families and their community. Onica is also the Editor of The Mommy Factor where she shares a mom’s opinion on parenting, pr/media events, and more.

Onica Cupido AKA Euphoria Luv, blogger

Nikki’s (as she is affectionately called) specialty is the Asian Black Connection: http://euphorialuv.wordpress.com/

Here’s what she writes about herself:

Hi, I’m Nikki. I was born in Guyana, South America, but lived in the NYC area for the past 30 something years. A few years ago I started a community called Euphoria Luv for interracial (Asian & Black ) couples and families. I wanted to provide a place that offered support, information and resources.

After having my son, who’s Korean and West Indian (Black) aka blasian I started the Blasian Baby Notes mommy blog where I share about my life as a mom along with my thoughts on social & community issues affecting black women with biracial children and the mixed race community.

Beside the blasian community I also advocate on issue affecting black women. I was recently invited to Walt Disney World to learn about and give feedback about The Princess and The Frog, their first movie featuring an African American princess.

I’m currently working on more project which includes guest blogging on various sites that promote a positive image of black women, biracial children and the mixed race community.

Eric L. Robinson


Eric L. Robinson, Black Tokyo

Black Tokyo Website:  Black Tokyo (BT) was created to provide a voice and a network for Blacks living in Japan. BT also seeks to provide news on Japan and addresses inaccurate information, stereotypes and other issues concerning African-Americans in Japan. This site does not seek to bash Japan or its inhabitants. BT’s main purpose is to provide the reader with information and encourage discussion on Japan.

Black Tokyo Webmaster:  Eric L. Robinson (Zurui) is a Detroit, Michigan native who has lived and worked in Asia for about two decades. He is a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, having spent a little over 16-years in Japan, his Black Tokyo blog posts have been mentioned on CNNCNN Political BlogFrance 24The GuardianThe Huffington PostThe Japan Times and others.

This past March, Robinson spoke at the University of California at Berkeley with: Mitzi Uehara Carter (PhD – Anthropology candidate and blogger of Grits and Sushi) and Fredrick Cloyd (a scholar at the California Institute of Integral Studies, Anthropology) on the topic of: “Deployment, Bases, and the US Military in Movement: Imagining Japan and the Self Through Race & Sex” which examined how racial narratives and identities are shaped and transformed as US soldiers and veterans, local citizens, spouses, and tourists intermingle in Japan and Okinawa.

Robinson earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of the State of New York, diplomas from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center in Basic and Intermediate Korean; and is currently completing his Master of Arts in Security Studies – Far East, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific from the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. In his spare time, he works on his factual novel and afromentary that deals with his experiences in Japan and other parts of Asia from 1980 to present. He and speaks English, Japanese and Korean.

Additional background information: http://www.dliflc.edu/staffprofiles.aspx?id=13&t=0

Black Tokyo website: http://www.blacktokyo.com

Black Tokyo Twitter: www.twitter.com/blacktokyo 


Mitzi’s Blog:

http://gritsandsushi.com/

Berkeley event:

http://crg.berkeley.edu/content/deployment-bases-and-us-military-movement-imagining-japan-and-self-through-race-sex-0

Frederick’s blog:
http://dreamofthewaterchildren.tumblr.com/

Maria More:Blasian Atlanta DJ

Maria More, Blasian Atlanta DJ

Yesterday, in Atlanta at a promotion for Johnson Products involving Carmelo Anthony, I met Maria More and learned that she is a dedicated on air personality at 107.9, ATL’s only hip hop station. I got a short interview with her about our topic this morning on Blacks and Asians.  She is half African American and half Filipino.

The music: Hiroshima

When Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn worked at A&M records, he helped discover Hiroshima and brought them into the industry.  They are an Asian band, found in the middle of the African American community and their music has been featured on back themed stations for years. Although it is beautifully Asian, it still has the basic R&B construct.

We Are Troy Davis--Photo From http://www.usprisonculture.com

Atty. Nana Gyamfi on TROY DAVIS

brings us up to speed on the Troy Davis execution set for just a few days 9/21).

To reach Atty. Gyamfi:  www.authenticafrican.webs.com

LINKS:

Storify:  http://storify.com/isidra/blacks-and-asians

DAVID SO COMEDY: Singing R&B

www.BlackTokyo.com

http://blasianbabynotes.blogspot.com/

(Right to left) 9/11 Survivors Eric and Renee Brown, Johnson Products, with company founder George E. Johnson

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THIS WEEK ON SUNDAY MORNING LIVE:

The Nine Eleven Show

Where were you on 9/11?  What has changed?  We will air an eye-witness account from Eric and Renee Brown, currently owners of Johnson Products, interviewed by Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn.  Tune in@10 a.m.!

10:00 Intro–Review of the Week with host Isidra Person-Lynn

10:10   Candid Moments with Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn Eye Witnesses to 9/11.  “We Survived 9-11”  Eric and Renee Brown, currently owners of Johnson Products Company, formerly with Proline Corporation

It’s time for the Fall Semester of Dr. Kwaku’s Afrikan World Civilizations class.  Sept. 23 it starts with a free class!  Bring a friend.  www.DrKwaku.com

10:40 Tech & Pop:   Hannibal Tabu

www.Komplicated.com (Tune in tonight for the “It’s Komplicated” webcast at 9 p.m. Details at link!) To go direct: www.geekweek.com/live

10: 50 Interview with Renee Brown by Isidra Person-Lynn:  What have Eric and Renee Brown been doing in the past 10 years?

11: 20  OPEN PHONES  Please share your comments on anything you’ve heard or your own memories (619) 996-1674

11:35 FINANCES:  Excerpt from Brass Knuckle Finance, the Audio Book by Jarim Person-Lynn www.BrassKnuckleFinance.com

10:45 Darlene Donloe’s Low Down (Entertainment) is ON VACATION!!!  So, with permission, we play “Jake The Movie Guys” interview with Octavia Spencer and Tate Taylor (Director of “THE HELP.” Thanks Jake!  Follow him here: http://youtu.be/bFOPpdYPMIw

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About Our Guests:

Eric and Renee Brown

As the world remembers Sept. 11th, 10 years later, Johnson Products remembers too. For three of our company members, they barely escaped that day with their lives.

(Right to left) 9/11 Survivors Eric and Renee Brown, Johnson Products, with company founder George E. johnson

An interview with Renee Brown
Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Johnson Products, Dallas, Texas.

by Isidra Person-Lynn

Host, Sunday Morning Live 9/11/11 @ 10 a.m. PDT 1 p.m. EST

This interview will be aired at this link in full audio:

http://tobtr.com/s/2258953

As you know, on the legendary 9/11, Dallas-based Renee Cottrell-Brown, her husband, Eric, and their sales and marketing team at Pro-Line International (the company founded by Renee’s father), barely got out of New York City with their lives while staying at the World Trade Center Marriott Hotel.  With just a hotel robe on her back and flimsy slippers on her feet, Renee and her husband fled on foot, and had to depend on “the kindness of strangers” to get to safety and ultimately get back home to Dallas.

Ten years later, the spirit of giving to strangers rings true more now for Renee than ever before. Today, as the Executive Vice-President of Sales and Marketing for Dallas-based Johnson Products Company (which her husband Eric led the effort to purchase and bring back to the community it serves), Renee and Eric have given over $50,000 to local and national nonprofits in the U.S.  Moreover, next month, in support of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, Renee will lead the third year of the company’s initiative on domestic violence called “No Excuse! Stop the Abuse!”  This year, the campaign will stop in Washington, D.C. and Johnson Products Company will co-sponsor a congressional briefing on federal domestic violence support for children and women in association with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

Eric and Renee’s  horrific experience ten years ago will never be forgotten.  And, the generosity shown to her is now being shown to others through her professional and personal commitment to making our society better for all.

For the complete audio interview, visit Sunday Morning Live at  http://tobtr.com/s/2258953.  It will air live on Sunday and be available for archive shortly after Noon PDT, Sept. 11, 2011.

Here are Assorted quotes from Renee Brown about that fateful day and the 10 years hence:

The Jolt that Started it All

My husband Eric was dressed and about to leave for his flight to Washington DC.  I was pondering going up a floor to the gym.  Surrounded by glass, it was beautiful to work out while gazing upon all of New York from that floor about 27 stories up in the hotel dwarfed between the Twin Towers–the World Trade Center. Just then we felt a jolt that would rattle us to the core. Debris began falling.  I had slipped on a robe and slippers while Eric went to look out and see.  I assumed that there had been an implosion that we did not get the memo for.  That’s when he sprang into action.  He said “let’s go.”  He grabbed our laptops, I grabbed my purse, really wondering if all that would be necessary.  We walked down the flights of stairs–a real feat considering my uncooperative knee and ankle which had been injured years before. When we got outside, firemen and policemen guided the growing numbers across the street.

Watching the Planes Hit:

When I looked up, this aircraft with a total grey underbelly, was flying so low I could see its windows. It happened so fast.  The realization that the first explosion heard had been another airplane was just sinking in. And then when the 2nd plane hit the 2nd tower, there was pandemonium.  People  were running, screaming and crying trying to find a safe haven wherever they could.

When they all came tumbling down
Nobody knew while firemen and policemen were rushing into the scene that the next scene would be to see these massive buildings collapse on top of one another and create a volcano and avalanche of dust and debris that overcame many people. Fortunately, since all I had on was a robe and some slippers that morning, I did have on my night scarf and it may have saved my life, because when all that debris came, I wrapped it around my nose and mouth to keep all the suffocating debris out of my respiratory system.

Don’t Look Up!

They were warning us not to look up because at that time they knew there were jumpers and they didn’t want us to see that because they knew that would stop us in our tracks. But once the Firemen and Policemen got us across the street we turned around,  there was pandemonium. We tried to run, and thought we’d found a taxi but as I was getting in, a stranger pulled me out and jumped in. The police were encouraging everybody to move out of the immediate area so we ran and we ran down to Battery Park  (several blocks away. We found  a bus but they did not want to let me on at first because I was so dirty. We made it to the downtown area and then over to the ferry to New Jersey.

Kindness of strangers

I always like telling this part of the story:  Even in bad situations there is always some good.  When we got to the ferry, a pregnant woman took us in, allowed us to come to her home in New Jersey, gave us food and took me to get my medicine for my bad leg. She knew nothing about us but she did this and a whole lot more for us.  We could not have made it without her.

My sales and marketing team for Pro-Line was scattered everywhere
My husband and I were in NY because of a meeting with Pro-Line’s sales and marketing team with Uniworld, an advertising agency in New York. Some fled to Harlem, others went in other directions.  My husband, is usually running a bit behind but in this case I was not mad at him because he encouraged me to leave the room after the first plane hit, which I had not considered since I was not dressed.   I am really thankful we were together for all of this.

How did you get home?

“Remember all planes were grounded, which meant all trains and buses were packed.  In a few days, the owners of our company chartered a tour bus (like the entertainers use) and it was driven up from Florida to pick up our team and get us back to Dallas.

How did all the other Proline survivors fare?
We all had issues after 9/11.  When you are that close to the event, you do have psychological shortcomings after seeing people jump to their deaths. It is very difficult to manage psychologically. I was able to fly again relatively soon, but still am uncomfortable with heights. For one of our brand managers Deline Cormier,  flying was very difficult for her.

Still, everyone is doing relatively well.  We all keep in touch, especially on those anniversaries.  We will always remember those who were not as fortunate as we were.  We count our blessings, and send each other little prayers or greetings to let everyone know we are doing.  Everyone else has their own things going. Most stayed in Dallas.

Believe it or not, my husband and I acquired a new brand from Procter & Gamble, Johnson Products Company, and brought it back to the African American community from which it grew. Dee, who now lives in New Jersey, continues to work for us now. As the years went by, I think the significance dwindled somewhat.  The media was really on top of what was going on in the lives of those who had been there that day, but now I think with the 10th anniversary, it brings back the memories more vividly.

On Talking About it Each Year:
Sam Putney, Dallas morning news director,  called me a year later and woke me up in the wee hours of the morning to talk about it.  We have done many interviews. This year it probably touches me more than it has any year in the past.  Maybe because there is so much media blitz there is a haunting memory.  When I think back to that morning it is something I try to erase out of my mind.  It was a very horrifying morning. I don’t think my adrenalin has ever been that high.  I ran so much that day –I would dare to say maybe about three miles–that the next day when I woke up I couldn’t even move a muscle because everything was so tight and so worn out from the day before.

When Bin Laden was killed:  (Read More at the Johnson Products Website.)

Other 9/11 Links of Interest

Audio files reveal 9/11 air traffic horror (From Stuff.com)

Links

Muhammad Ali http://youtu.be/bhGX8f7vEqc

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Michelle Obama at the US Tennis Open (PICTURES!)

 

Thank Yous:

Thank God for 43 Shows! Thank you, everyone, for listening, reposting, retweeting and spreading the word.  Especially thank God and my family, Darlene Donloe, Hannibal Tabu, Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn, Jarim and Jaaye Person-Lynn for guest hosting.    And thank you, too!

I Spy

(Interesting links I found during the week)

In So Cal?  Don’t Miss the Leimert Park African Art and Music Festival Today and Tomorrow

On Degnan (midblock) 43rd Place just north of Vernon.

SML 41: Jobs, Dr. Keith Black, Brain Surgeon Pt 2, Jarim’s Brass Knuckle Finance and Jaaye on the Law

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10:00 Tech & Pop:   Hannibal Tabu www.Komplicated.com (Tonight at 9 p.m.)

10:15 JOBS– Why You Might not be Getting One! with Stephana Metoyer, HR Consultant

10: 30 Jobs Pt II:  Dean Jones, President, Southland Corporation http://www.IStartMonday.com

10: 45 FINANCES:  Excerpt from Brass Knuckle Finance, the Audio Book by Jarim Person-Lynn www.BrassKnuckleFinance.com

Keyboardist Jeff Logan

10:55 Darlene Donloe Interviews Jeff Logan, Keyboardist. http://www.bssmntrcrds.com/

11:10: Dr. Keith Black, Brain Surgeon, Part 2 (Recorded at the Mayme Clayton Museum.  Interviewed by Angela DeJoseph.  For Part I visit SML #41

11:30  Candid Moments with Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn Rep. Walter Fauntroy on the selling of America!

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Stephna Metoyer, HR Consultant

Stephana Metoyer, HR Consultant

Jeff Logan

When listening to different artists, unique things resonate.  It may be an instrument, a voice, the lyrics or the mood that captures our attention.  Keyboardist Jeff Logan’s songs seduce with sweet, sticky melodies poured over simply produced jazz-pop instrumentals and sensual R&B grooves.  We recently sent you his forthcoming Black Tie Affair CD, which will be released August 9th on his BASS-mint Records label (www.bassmintrecordsmusic.com)

In this often disposable era of music that swiftly fades from memory, Logan’s compositions stand as a refreshing contrast.  He recognizes that artists come and go, but well-crafted songs stand the test of time.  His natural, easy way with melodies rises to the fore on Black Tie Affair, the prolific writer’s seventh album, which he produced and performed as a one-man band including piano, keyboards, guitar, bass, percussion, drums and drum programming.  There is an undeniable charm to the pristine production and unpretentious instrumentation, which provide the perfect runway from which Logan’s vibrant melodies and agile keyboard artistry take flight on the ten original songs and two covers that comprise the collection.

Bursting forth with radiant light and playful, quixotic instrumental flourishes, “Sunbreeze” opens the disc.  The first track serviced to radio, “Black Tie Affair,” featuring an elegant piano and rousing organ duet over a bouncy Go-Go beat, is receiving airplay across the nation.  “Smile” shines radiantly when the piano and acoustic guitar dialect unfolds with character and grace.  One of two vocal numbers, the laidback groove along with Logan’s soulful falsetto makes “Smoothology 101” into a steamy boudoir romancer.  Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Favorite Things” is presented in a formal, recital-like salute amidst eloquent piano and searing organ soloing.  A retro electronic groove sets the pace on “Water To Wine.”  The adventurous “Improvise” vacillates in mood and tempo with a haunting vocal scat thrown in to accent the sweltering, rhythmically astute groove.  Perhaps the prize in the cereal box comes in the form of the unexpected lilting instrumental take on The Ohio Players’ hit “Sweet Sticky Thing.”  Emerging from a deep bass and drum groove is the buoyantly melodic “Noteworthy.”  “Sand ‘N Between” is a sophisticated dance with heart across a classy ballroom.  More falsetto vocals and a thumping bass propel the funky “Stratosphere.”  Zippy, fun and a gleeful flashback reminiscent of New Wave synth-pop, “Elevator Up” ends the affair on a bright note.

Born, raised and still residing in the Washington, DC-Baltimore area, Logan is a self-taught musician who played in a high school band that opened local shows for Motown legends such as Martha & The Vandellas and Junior Walker & The All-Stars.  He has continued to pursue his passion for music over the past 21 years while serving as an administrator at the Prince George’s County detention center.  Logan launched his own label in 2002 to release his debut disc, Soulitude, as well as subsequent releases that explored contemporary jazz, R&B, gospel and neo-soul.  Hungry to reach a wider audience, Black Tie Affair is his first release to be supported by radio promotions, marketing and publicity campaigns.

My flight to Atlanta. Eunice is my witness of what I say in this CinchCast!

My Flight to Atlanta:  Listen what happened to me!  http://cinch.fm/isidra/278839

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Thank Yous:

Thank God for 42 Shows! Thank you, everyone, for listening, reposting, retweeting and spreading the word.  Especially thank God and my family, Darlene Donloe and her guest Jeff Logan. Thanks to Dr. Kwaku Person-Lynn, Jarim and Jaaye Person-Lynn for guest hosting.   And thanks again to the Maye Clayton Library for the Dr. Keith Black and Angela De Joseph interview. Thanks Stephana Metoyer for much more than that interview. Thanks to those in the chat room and those who listen but never scroll to the chat room.  And thank you, too!

I Spy

(Interesting links I found during the week)

My On-Again-Off-Again Relationship With White People

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/melanie-coffee/post-racial-america_b_931731.html