Jim Neusom cont'd
They call me the Digital Drummer because I pass messages of interest and concern from one website to another like the drummers of old Africa. As an online community activist, I try to inform, educate, and inspire by creating content and events that focus on empowering and edifying our community.
Currently, following the call of President Obama's national Broadband Adoption initiative, I'm producing a national tour of urban technology fairs. With a focus on Access, Education, and Commerce, the “Urban Tech Fair” is a 30 day interactive, community based, digital experience that demonstrates the power of leveraging existing local resources and talent with 21st Century technology.
I have interest and control of many companies, primarily City Lights Software and InterServe Networks. I suggest we start with InterServe Networks, Inc. for purposes of this overview. It generally functions as a holding company for our many interests. We are a community based, family owned African-American corporation.
InterServe Networks brings the following companies and alliances to the table;
InterServe Networks, Inc. publishes an online news journal (avg. 30,000 subscribers) that focuses on afrocentric and multicultural technology based, issues, people, and websites. We also are e-commerce software developers, webmasters, and Internet promoters. As online professionals we practice Responsible E-Commerce Marketing and Privacy Policies. We do not indulge in or encourage Spamming, but are experts in developing opt-in mailing list and online marketing techniques. (References and client URL's available on request)
Our stated corporate goal is to assist African Americans and people of color in the achievement of social and economic equality on the Net. We are national speakers, Christians and we donate our time to teach and encourage small, minority and women owned business to get involved in Internet technology.
As online promoters, we have organized and produced many international online events, including the Million Family March, Live Chat with the Honorable Louis Farrakhan in Wahsington D.C., Oct of 2000. This historic live event was sponsored by 40 web portals (including AOL) and drew over 100,000 participants. We are credentialed writers and our opinions and insights can be found on many websites, online newsgroups, traditional community newspapers, and many international print publications as well.
City Lights Software, Inc. is a multi-media software publishing company involved in the development of value-added products, programs and content for the digital communications industry. It is not only our corporate motto, but our goal at City Lights Software to create new products, develop new markets and generate new sources of revenue for American business.
City Light Software is the number one developer of Afrocentric and Multicultural software in the country. Our primary products are content driven screen savers. We represent icons of the entertainment, photography and art worlds;
ENTERTAINMENT: Ray Charles, Red Foxx, George Clinton, All Stars of Jazz
EDUCATIONAL: African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans and Native
PHOTOGRAPHERS: LaMonte McLemore's Tan & Lovely, and Howard Moorehead's Bronze Beauty's
FINE ART: Charles Bibbs, Albert Fennell, Larry "Poncho" Brown, and Calvin
CORPORATE: Hughes (now Boeing), US Post Office, and the MGM/Mirage Resorts &
City Lights fine line of screen savers are designed for Windows PC's and require a minimum of 4 MB of memory. Our products contain high quality graphics and many entertaining effects and features. City Lights provides a 100% money back guarantee and full technical support via phone, fax, and on the Internet.
We produce the only “Educational” screen saver in the nation, designed specifically to promote and educate people on the contributions of minorities to this great country. It was developed for the K-12 school system. Every school has computers and every computer requires a screen saver, but what are the children looking at, Flying Windows, Star-field Simulations? Our screen savers present full color portraits and bio's of leaders like Martin Luther King, Cesar Chavez, Jackie An, Red Cloud and more. Many educators have told us of the positive impact our screen savers have on the self image of children of color. This educational tool comes compete with a study guide to help teachers integrate the technology into their social studies program.
Together with our team of web designers and programmers, we are a formidable force in the technology industry with proven track records, resources, and abilities. We see an opportunity to serve the needs of the online community by providing software based e-commerce solutions and Apps, for the tech industry.
We thank you for this opportunity to present our family of companies to you and we look forward to developing a long and productive relationship.
Jim Neusom (email@example.com)
InterServe Networks/City Lights Software, Inc.
"I have a habit of going out in nature to find inspiration for home interiors. A friend said I make some of the baddest sculptures. That has stuck with me," he said.
Even though some Instructors in school, thought African Americans were not supposed to be that creative. He fought the attempts to stifle his creativity. Fortunately he had an ally.
"I was encouraged by the dean of the art department at Eastern Michigan University, John Van Harren. He fought for me to come back and get a degree."With the dean's encouragement, Eddie earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree.
Eddie describes himself as being at a crossroad. Now age 50 plus, he is still pursuing his dream and veering into space art which is influenced by Salvador Dali, Max Ernest, Umberto Gottimati and most off all a high school friend Mark Durham. Durham cracked open the door, he said, by showing him a surrealist drawing he had done that expanded the boundaries of Eddie's creative mind. "Mark showed me the way by doing a drawing that was so intense, the imagery was mind blowing."
For example, when you look at smoke, it’s never the same, it’s in constant motion. He wondered how to recreate that flow - turn it into a three dimensional item. He found that to create that flow in his work he must be accurate. "Feeling, speaking and thinking transfers to my motor skills," he said. And using tools he learned to wield at the time, wood chisels, utility knives and Exacto knives allowed a certain level of intimacy and sensitivity "The closer you can touch it, the more you can transfer what you are feeling. Touch is one of the most basic feelings. We can get along without sight and hearing, but we must have touch. Even in the womb we are touched." Come see Eddie's work June 15 & 16. There's sure to be a piece that touches you.
Living and Loving the Cowboy Life
he boards Bella, his Paint horse.
Walking past horses, guarded by Queensland heelers , and watching mother hens parade around trailed by baby chicks brought back memories of my days in Crockett, Texas on Grandpa Charlie Reece’s farm. In fact, some of Lester’s ancestors were among the same herd of slaves as mine, that walked from Alabama and Mississippi to Texas in 1836, and were finally emancipated on June 19, 1865.
Lester has been around horses all his life. When he was a 3 year old child, he remembers seeing a kid riding a pony and asking to ride it, too. The little boy said no, and that disappointment set Lester on the path to getting a horse of his own. He went on to become a trailblazing champion rodeo cowboy, rodeo director and producer. He is well known in the profession for training and breaking horses, and for doing a little horse trading of his own.
After graduating from Manual Arts in 1969, Lester left the state to study business. Even as a freshman business student at Arizona State University, he remembers wanting to work with horses and joined the rodeo team at the university. My mother thought I had lost my mind, “ he said. “I went in to study business and came out a cowboy.”
He learned to care for them at school, and also from members of the Choctaw tribe on the reservation he lived on near Coolidge and Florence, Arizona. The Native Americans there showed him how to care for horses using age-old remedies like mud packs. “Just like you see in the movies, “ he said.
His business degree came in handy time after time as his skills and reputation grew. He turned pro after finishing college. As years went by, he produced and directed rodeos, including many with Hugh and Denny Pickett's, Frontier 101 Rodeo Productions where he headed up the Rodeo Operations.
Recently Lester worked with a film maker to document some 80 years of the history of one of the last bastions of the black cowboy life in the Los Angeles area, The Hill, home of the iconic El Fig riding stables at El Segundo and Figueroa. Although there are no horses there now, if the stalls could talk, they would tell of the days when a lot of Hollywood stars including Sidney Poitier Woody Strode, Red Foxx, Whitman "Grady" Mayo, Glen Thurman, Pam Grier, Reginald Dorsey and Roger Moseley saddled up.
A fire last summer signaled the beginning of the end for the legendary facility. Lester worked for days to save scores of horses and relocate them around the south land. He has worked with L.A. County Supervisor Mark-Ridley Thomas and says plans are underway for an updated facility to replace the ruins.
Lester gives lots of credit to Tommy McCloud for the success he has had in his career. McCloud owned the Hill, and had an illustrious career as a cowboy, he was the stunt double for the Lone Ranger, and furnished extras for many, many movies.
“He even taught the kid how to drive the Wells Fargo stage coach that you see in the commercials. He sent me to work on movies too. I was in Buffalo Soldiers with Glen Turman, Danny Glover and Reginald Dorsey. And I worked on the original Roots with Levar Burton and Louis Gossett Jr. in Thousand Oaks at 20th Century ranch.
With Frontier 101 he visited lots of L.A. city schools, teaching youngsters about horses and the old west. Come out on Saturday, June 15 to meet Lester Sims and other cowboys of color and learn a thing or two yourself.
Hi Family and Friends: I am extending a personal invitation to you to join me on Saturday and/or Sunday, June 15 and/or 16, 2013, at the Black Arts Los Angeles,
4th Annual Juneteenth Celebration in Leimert Park, located at 43rd Street and Degnan, Los Angeles, CA, 10am - 5pm
I am hosting a "Meet the Author Tent" and launching my private label wine, Zankli Red, Blush, and Peach. I will be sharing insight on how to attract, maintain, and revitalize a ROMANTIC relationship at the Zankli Wine Taster, 1:10 pm and 3:10 pm, on both days. "How do you get that Zing back in your relationship?" "What is theZ-Spot?" Please feel free to invite a friend, and Win a get-away-weekend.
Dr. Carliss McGhee, children author, Brown Clown, will read from her book at 11:00am and 2:15 pm; and Monique Washington, inspirational author, Who's Your God, will discuss her book at 12:05 and 4:15 pm on Saturday, in the "Meet the Author Tent".
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“Most people downplay the importance of romance or romance novels, but numerous scientific studies have now revealed that romance has a variety of benefits that help people live happier lives.
My goal is to write novels that speak to the hearts and minds of my readers, and to help them experience more love and passion in their lives,” states Duffy.
At the event, Duffy will be participating in a book signing of her irresistibly provocative debut paranormal romance novel, Lost Love. Lost Love is a sizzling psychological thriller that captures the love, passion and betrayal that exist between two celestial soul mates as they encounter and battle evil that threatens to destroy them.
For more information about MJ Duffy, or to purchase her paranormal romance novels, please visit her websites: http://www.zanklichronicles.com, http://www.mjduffy.net, and (http://www.reading4life.com/).
Note to Media: MJ Duffy is available for interviews, and can discuss a variety of issues from romance, spirituality, personal growth, writing, marketing, and relationships. Call 310-746-7149 to set up an interview. For a review copy of “Lost Love” or “Captured Love” please forward your name, media outlet and mailing address to Florence@Publicity911.com.