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Friday, August 15, 2014

NEW Stage Play "Only Just A Minute" Coming to Atlanta August 20th! #OnlyJustAMinuteATL

Don't miss the new uplifting stage play Only Just a Minute! This wonderful production juxtaposes the lives of Morehouse's sixth president, Benjamin E. Mays, and his protege, Martin Luther King Jr. '48 at the crossroads of American history, as it examines the important events that helped shaped America and the promise of things to come.  Willie Carpenter of Lifetime TV’s Devious Maids performs the title role of Benjamin E. Mays in this must see play.


Only Just a Minute opens in Atlanta on August 20, 2014 for a four day run at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center at Morehouse College located at 900 West End Avenue, Atlanta, GA.

Performances run through August 23 , 8 p.m. nightly and a Saturday matinee at 3 p.m. The production then moves to the Southwest Arts Center at 915 New Hope Road in Atlanta, where it runs from August 27 through September 7, with performances Wednesday through Sunday at 8 p.m. and a 3 p.m. matinee on Sunday.

The play is produced by Morehouse graduate Bob Dockery, ’66, who graduated the year before Mays retired as Morehouse president. Beautifully written by Aaron Henne including text and characters by Levy Lee Simon and directed by Atlanta’s own Tom Jones.

Tickets are available for purchase online at www.onlyjustaminute.com, or by phone at 626-8MYSEAT (626-869-7328). Student, Group and Senior rates are available.

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Friday, August 08, 2014

Only Just A Minute Benjamin Mays and MLK At The Crossroads #onlyjustaminuteATL





































DIRECTED BY THOMAS W. JONES II
WRITTEN BY AARON HENNE
Including text and characters by LEVY LEE SIMON
PRODUCED BY BOB DOCKERY, JR.
Featuring WILLIE CARPENTER as Benjamin E. Mays

Only Just a Minute is inspired by the life and times of Dr. Benjamin E. Mays - long-time president of Morehouse College and mentor to Martin Luther King, Jr.

In the wake of Dr. King's death, Mays is visited by a young reporter, Max Mitchell, who argues against the non-violent ideals for which Mays has always stood.

Mitchell plans to write an article for a national publication, advocating for more aggressive action. Mays, still in the midst of his grief, must confront this challenge and convince this young man that even though a leader has passed, hope for a peaceful future has not died along with him. Along the way, Mays questions his own long-held beliefs, while coming to terms with the loss of his colleague and friend.

Producer Bob Dockery, Jr. graduated from Morehouse College in 1966, one year before Benjamin Mays retired as President. Inspired by the many speeches and teachings of Dr. Mays, Dockery decided to create a play about the relationship between Mays and Martin Luther King, Jr., who had attended Morehouse under Mays, from 1945 to 1949.

The play, although in some parts fictional, was based on actual events in Dr. May's life, obtained from various research sources, including Dr. Mays' speeches, writings, and book.

AUGUST 20 - AUGUST 23, 2014
RAY CHARLES PERFORMING ARTS CENTER
Corner of Joseph E. Lowery Blvd. & West End Ave.

Wednesday - Gala Opening - 8:00 P.M.
• VIP Ticket - $100
• (includes VIP reception and
$55 donation to Board Opportunity Fund)
• Front Orchestra - $45
• General Admission - $35
• Groups - $30
• Seniors (60 +)
& Students - $25 (With ID)

Thursday - Student Night - 8:00 P.M.
• Students $25 (with ID)

Friday - Saturday - 8:00 P.M.
Saturday Matinee - 3:00 P.M.

AUGUST 27- SEPTEMBER 7, 2014
SOUTHWEST ARTS CENTER
915 New Hope Road, Atlanta, GA 30331

Wednesday - Saturday - 8:00 P.M.
Saturday & Sunday Matinees - 3:00 P.M.
• General Admission - $35
• Groups - $30
• Seniors (60 +)
& Students - $25 (With ID)

For tickets, click here or call 626-8 MYSEAT (626-869-7328) special discounts for groups, seniors, and students.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Chairman John Eaves to Host Crime & Safety Summit Focusing on Saving Our Children: Sandy Springs event will bring together police and professionals to tackle drug abuse and crime

 WHO: Chairman John H. Eaves

WHAT: Fulton County Board of Commissioners Chairman John H. Eaves will host a community meeting for residents interested in protecting our youth from the dangers of drug abuse, suicide, and incarceration. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with counselors, police, government and criminal justice professionals about how to help young people and make our communities safer. We invite neighbors to attend and share their thoughts on ways to prevent crime.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Shaunya Chavis, Anchor/FGTV, Fulton County Television. Speakers at event will include:

Paul L. Howard, Jr., Fulton County District Attorney
Chief Judge Gail S. Tusan, Superior Court of Fulton County
Chief Kenneth DeSimone, Sandy Springs Police Department   
Kit Cummings, Power of Peace Project, Inc., President & Founder
Kate Boccia, Founder of HOPE - A Parents Initiative & Community Activist  
Susan Rosovsky LPC, CCADC, BRI-I, Counselor and Leader in Addiction and Family Crisis
Neil Kaltenecker, Executive Director, Georgia Council on Substance Abuse
Dr. Chris Matthews, Executive Director, Student Support Services, Fulton County Schools
Braxton T. Cotton, Board Member, State Board of Pardons and Paroles

WHEN: Thursday, August 21, 2014 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

WHERE: Riverwood International Charter School, Auditorium
5900 Raider Drive NW (previously named Heards Drive NW)
Sandy Springs, GA 30328

MORE INFO: For more information on this event, contact Sojourner Marable Grimmett, Director of Constituent Services for Fulton County Commission Chairman John H. Eaves at (404) 612-8333. Chairman Eaves' office can also be reached via social media on Twitter @JohnEaves and Facebook /JohnHEaves.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

PINK POWER CONFERENCE TO HONOR ENTREPRENEURS & INDUSTRY LEADERS AT GALA ON AUGUST 14

MEDIA ALERT: PINK POWER CONFERENCE TO HONOR ENTREPRENEURS & INDUSTRY LEADERS AT GALA ON AUGUST 14

VIPs and Celebs to Convene at Atlanta Marriott Marquis for Exclusive Fete


WHAT:                     Pink Power: A MasterMind Conference & Awards Gala

WHO:                      Jamie Foster-Brown, Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum, Renee Lawless, Indigo Triplett, Karen Sterk, Nikki Arora, Edie Fraser,Kathleen Bertrand, Deidra Cunningham, Dr. Erika H. James, Sara Allegra, Dr. Heavenly Kimes, Tameka Raymond, Towanda Braxton, Dominique Haddon, Drexina Nelson, Lynne d Johnson, Shante Bacon, Mo Ivory, and Denise Hendricks
                               
WHEN:                   Workshops
                                Thursday, August 14
                                 Atlanta Marriott Marquis (265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30303)
                                 8:00am – 4:00pm

                                 Gala
                                 Thursday, August 14
                                 Atlanta Marriott Marquis (265 Peachtree Center Ave NE, Atlanta GA 30303)
                                 6:00pm – pink carpet
                                 7:00pm – gala
            
                                 MasterMind
                                 Friday, August 15
                                 Philips Arena (1 Philips Drive, Atlanta GA 30303)
                                 8:00am – 4:00pm
            
The Pink Power: A MasterMind Conference for Women will kick off Thursday, August 14 at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis with a series of brand-building and professional development workshops followed by an Awards Gala honoring several  distinguished women in business:

* Champion: Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum – Spelman College
* Community:  Deidra Cunningham - IKEA
* Visionary:  Karen Sterk  - YWCA Atlanta
* Pink:  Kathleen Bertrand – BronzeLens
* PinkPreneur:  Indigo Triplett – Careers In Transition
* Mentorship:  Nikki Arora – UST Global
* Pioneer: Edie Fraser – STEMconnector

Hosted by Sister 2 Sister Magazine founder Jamie Foster Brown, the Awards Gala will celebrate a prestigious group of women who have exhibited power, confidence, success and the ability to conquer adversity while maintaining dignity and integrity.

Additional gala participants include Dr. Heavenly Kimes (entrepreneur/tv personality), Tameka Raymond (Kiles World Foundation), and Towanda Braxton (actress/tv personality).

The conference continues Friday, August 15 at Philips Arena with seminars by top industry experts who will focus on core areas such as personal branding, equal rights, wellness, sustainability, social media and the three major “ships” that will change the course of a woman’s road to success: leadership, mentorship, and entrepreneurship. Speakers include Dr. Erika H. James (Dean, Goizueta Business School at Emory University), Renee Lawless (actress, Tyler Perry’s “The Haves and the Have Nots”), Sara Allegra (President, Sub-Saharan Education Project), Mo Ivory (radio/tv personality), Denise Hendricks (TV Producer/Writer), Lynne d Johnson (Content + Community Consultant), Dominique Haddon (singer/tv personality), Shante Bacon (The 135th Street Agency) and many more.

Co-founded by environmental activist Felicia Phillips (Fillips International)and brand catalyst Kim N. Carswell (Persona Affairs), Pink Power is supported by Microsoft, The U.S. Census Bureau, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, The American Business Women’s Association Hidden Hills Chapter, Marriott Marquis, Persona Affairs, Fillips International, the Atlanta Dream, IKEA and many more. 

For registration information and sponsorships, visit www.PinkPowerConference.com.

Watch: Pink Power MasterMind Speaker Renee' Lawless invites you to the conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4QCEaibjGE

CONTACT:           Monchiere’ Holmes-Jones – mhjones@pinkpowerconference.com504-906-7685
                               Saptosa Foster – sfoster@pinkpowerconference.com  – 404-554-6251

SOCIAL:               Twitter - @PinkPowerConf
                               Facebook - PinkPowerConference

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