Tuesday, March 11, 2014

2014 Review: Changing The Game - Rel Dowdell



by C. Henry Adams

This is somewhat embarrassing to state, but it has taken me three (3) years to be able to sat down, purchase a fellow Fiskite and Classmate's Film.

http://www.amazon.com/Changing-Game-Tony-Todd/dp/B008A6QBUO

Rel Dowdell is one of those Outstanding Americans of African Descendent that I have known over two decades.  I heard of his great accolades from Colleagues, but fail to review the film until recently.

First, let me state that while attending College in the Late 1980's and early 1990's, I can honestly say that it was a culture shock for me being from the South and I'm quite sure for those individuals from the North in the USA as well.

The ways of our thinking from all students of different facets of life ,  their actions and their concepts were slightly different.

I believe from viewing the Movie, "Changing the Game", Rel took experiences from College, as well as, his Culture in Philadelphia to write and Co- Produce the Film.

It is with no doubt in my mind that the intelligent aspect of the young boy reading the Charlotte's Web Book in his Elementary School at the beginning of the movie was likely from an episode in Rel's own life. 

Rel was outspoken and highly intelligent in College to say the least.

Furthermore, thinking like a Skilled Leader of Warriors when it comes to creating strategies to overcome obstacles, coupled by the 'Birds of a Feather' flock together observation , whereas, two young men fake their deaths - was in fact intriguing.

I have given you a taste of the beginning of the Movie and a piece of the ending of it.   I honestly rated the Movie via letter grades at the level of a B, whereas,  A is the highest and E is the lowest of the ratings given.

Rel and his Team obviously put a lot of work into everything regarding this film and it shows.

http://www.amazon.com/Changing-Game-Tony-Todd/dp/B008A6QBUO

I hope Professor Rel Dowdell consider making other Movies in the near future.  So, what do you think?


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City of Atlanta Street Cleanup in Local Districts - Grade: D+



by C. Henry Adams

First, I want to thank the Workers out in the field for the City of Atlanta - Department of Public Works. Your work is appreciated.   However, regarding the management, planning and removal of Winter Debris (Salt & Gravel) that has plague the streets for nearly a month in the 9th, 10th, and 11th District ;  I have nothing good to say at all.
Furthermore,  it is interesting to the say the less, that streets like Tribble Lane, Linkwood Road, Collier Drive , Peyton Road, Willis Mill Road and Venetian Drive to name a few; still have gravel and salt present.

Word is out that Atlanta is only addressing a 'Request List' now.   So if you see a street sweeper cleaning one street of many filthy streets within the same surrounding area, the other passages are not on the list.

I can only imagine the number of people that could get upset like I did when I heard this method of doing business.
It appears that some Elected Officials of the City of Atlanta don't really care about their Constituents until they (Constituents) start raising hell.
One way to boost the economy in an area and perhaps help lower the crime in the same location is to keep the live-work place clean.
Why are we still waiting for the City of Atlanta to take immediate action?
The grade of a D+ was given because something is being done.  So, what do you think?

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

' Cause I'm Happy



By C. Henry Adams


Excerpts from a discussion on Facebook regarding Pharrell Williams' Song called,  ' Happy  '


In December of 2013 if I recall correctly, Pharrell Williams put out a song called, " Happy " on YouTube. Well, one of my Brothers from another Mother ( Scooda Red ) posted the song on his Facebook Page. By that time, it had 36 Million hits. Today, that song has 78 Million hits and many many Artist's attention. We need to turn the Vibe around to a more Positive Vibe. Pharrell is a trail blazer in this day and time.










BIE Media Group, sells Radio Ads on PRAISE 102.5/1029 FM in Atlanta - A Contemporary Gospel Radio Station. That station played this song on the AIR. This song has transcend across many genres. I don't care what NO BODY SAY, God is working with that Rump Shaker Producer ( Pharrell ). LOL

Hey, it's just my thoughts, opinions and observations.

So, what do you think?



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Thursday, February 13, 2014

XLA: Developing A Student Mastermind






A Student Mastermind or Scholar is a highly intelligent educated person.  He or she is capable of planning and directing complex or difficult projects.

Becoming a mastermind should NOT be misconstrued as something negative, bad or evil.

Fore many centuries, men and women alike studied the behavior and nature of human beings. We have gotten so good at our studies, that we can make predictions based on systems that we have created to cause reactions to particular stimulus.

A system is
a set of interacting or interdependent components forming an integrated whole.

Everything that can be positively conceived about your 'Way of Life' or
course of actions are based on a set of systems.   You did not manifest in this manner and no, life did not just happen.

But, rest assured as a Student, trial and error was involved in the development of your World (Culture or 'Way of Life') as you know it to be in this particular
dimension of events.

Growing up, we are influenced by other people, cultures, values, ethics and authorities to say the least regarding types of systems that we encounter.

XL Academics connect Students to Mentors, facilitate Employment by developing talent, and engage in the continued growth of individuals served by its organization.

To successfully accomplish goals and make dreams realities, an individual would have to maneuver through great obstacles in their cycle of life.
XL Academics offers multiple levels of support to aid Students with questions and training.

Sometimes that person requires assistance from an individual or group of people to reach the next levels in their life.

XL Academics provides that support through various technologically advanced platforms to bring out the Master Mind abilities in people aspiring beyond their dreams and or reality.

To learn more about XL Academics platforms, please "LIKE" them on Facebook or visit them here:  http://www.xlacademics.net/xlaimplementation.php






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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

CBO Says 2 Million People Will Impoverish Themselves?


Notice:   Comments made by C. Henry Adams do not directly reflect the views or opinions of Broadcasting Interest Enterprise, Inc. ,as well as, BIE Media Group, LLC.  Nor will his statements in this discussion relate to any policy or procedures utilize to operate the companies.

by C. Henry Adams

What is really going on here in America?   I ask that question because the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office ("CBO") report in my opinion can be somewhat alarming.

I'm sure by now you have seen the articles by the AJC , the Washington Post  , the Washington Times and the New York Times about how it is estimated that at least (2) two million Americans are expected to impoverish themselves to get, keep or maintain Affordable Healthcare.

By the way, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare or whatever you so choose to called it, maintains the poverty status in my professional opinion.   But, what do I know, right?

Well, according to the CBO, in just ( 7 ) seven years or by 2021, at least 2.3 Million People will impoverish themselves.   Does this sounds familiar?   Where did they get their numbers?

Let's say that 48.8 Million People are now estimated to be in poverty, according to 2000 to 2012 US Census report and the CBO has just added at LEAST 2.3 Million more People by 2021.

Do you see the light now?   Do you see the light in the picture above ,whereas, we are trying to make a point?

I can hear someone say, " C. Henry, your two metaphoric questions don't make any sense to me.  I'm going to go out and get the ACA Health Insurance , make under the amount of money to keep my
subsidies and buy whatever I want.  So, shut the hell up! "

My Reply To That Person:   Well, alrighty then - I wish you well in your poverty state of being in America.

Listen, I am not making it my job to tell you how to conduct or even run your life.

But, I sincerely hope that you read and download the CBO which is an economic forecast of sorts.  I know that I will be proactive in regards to it and other things observed in this economy.

So, what do you think?

Congressional Budget Office Publication for Feb. 2014:   http://www.cbo.gov/publication/45010

US Census:  ' Poverty:  2002 to 2012   American Community Survey Briefs '  PDF  :  http://www.census.gov/prod/2013pubs/acsbr12-01.pdf



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Friday, January 31, 2014

Snow Jamnit Atlanta 2014: Hats-Off To Unsung Hero Contractors And Elected Officials Who Care



Notice:   Comments made by C. Henry Adams do not directly reflect the views or opinions of Broadcasting Interest Enterprise, Inc. ,as well as, BIE Media Group, LLC.  Nor will his statements in this discussion relate to any policy or procedures utilize to operate the companies.


By  C. Henry Adams

You know, just when I thought that I had my feel of the Snow Jamnit Atlanta 2014 Nightmare,  my God showed up and showed out through his people. 

I can hear someone asking, " C. Henry, why is he your God and not mine, too?"  Well, out of the respect for the non-believers who perhaps might be reading my blog, I simply made that statement.

It allows me to not offend God,  his People like me, other Religions, Agnostics and those People who chose not to believe.

America is still America when you see Small to Medium-sized Businesses clearing the streets, roads, bridges and byways of snow turn black ice in Atlanta during the wee hours of the morning until after 12:00 o'clock midnight.

For the efforts of those Contractors like the Team that I encountered from Newnan, Georgia, the Atlanta City Public Works Department, as well as, Georgia State Representative Sheila Jones alone with Atlanta City Councilman C. T. Martin -  thank you so very much for caring about ALL the CITIZENS in your districts.   

It is greatly appreciated.


So, what do you think?



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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Is Emergency Management Non Existent on Linkwood Road?



by C. Henry Adams

Is Emergency Management non-existent in Northwest, Southwest and West of Atlanta Communities like Collier Heights?    Is Emergency Management non-existent on Linkwood Road that is the corridor to which connects Martin Luther King, Junior Drive to Collier Drive?

These are the questions running through my mind and many constituents minds of the elected officials we put into office.

But, instead of getting angry, I just walk, try to provide help when physically able while busting my butt on solid black ice a total of (6) six times between Tuesday Night and Wednesday Afternoon.  My location at the time, the area of Linkwood Road.

Yes,  we reached out to two elected officials to whom we will not call their names, plus dialing 511 and another Emergency Management Agency as well.

If you are thinking that  ' I'm going out on a limb ', yep-  we done that and the limb is now broken.

So, what say you  is the solution?   Well, if you ask me, the solution for the City of Atlanta, County of Fulton or all Counties, as well as, the State of Georgia is to TRAIN Citizens on how to HELP themselves.

The split digital image seen above is not a lie as of the date provided and likely 11:36 pm EST 1/29/2014 as I write this blog article.

There are four EMAs that should be available to thousands of people in my area.  I can hear somebody saying, " What is an EMA, C. Henry Adams ?"

My Reply:  Emergency Management Agency.

List of EMAs available to Atlanta-Fulton County Citizens below:

Note:  There are no Law Enforcement Agencies mentioned below, but they are an active part of EMAs.

1) Atlanta Fire/Rescue Department ("AFRD") or Fulton County Fire and Rescue Department ("FCFRD") :

http://www.atlantaga.gov/index.aspx?page=187

http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/fcfrd-home



2) Atlanta - Fulton County Emergency Management Agency ("AFCEMA") : 

http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/afcema



3) Georgia Emergency Management Agency ("GEMA"):

http://www.gema.state.ga.us/


4) Federal Emergency Management Agency: ("FEMA"):

http://www.fema.gov/


So, what's the problem with them showing up?


Let me answer that; Limited Man and Woman Power during times of Disasters.


I can hear somebody I know say, " C., you know this, so the only other alternative is to help yourself. "

My Reply:   Yes, you are correct.  WE NEED TO HELP OURSELVES.

Please train us to be a CERT ( " Community Emergency Response Team " ) Atlanta, Fulton County and the State of Georgia.

http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams 


What does a CERT do?  
http://www.fema.gov/community-emergency-response-teams/frequently-asked-questions#benefit

A: People who go through CERT training have a better understanding of the potential threats to their home, workplace and community and can take the right steps to lessen the effects of these hazards on themselves, their homes or workplace. If a disaster happens that overwhelms local response capability, CERT members can apply the training learned in the classroom and during exercises to give critical support to their family, loved ones, neighbors or associates in their immediate area until help arrives. When help does arrive, CERTs provide useful information to responders and support their efforts, as directed, at the disaster site. CERT members can also assist with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community. CERTs have been used to distribute and/or install smoke alarms, replace smoke alarm batteries in the home of elderly, distribute disaster education material, provide services at special events, such as parades, sporting events, concerts and more.

That's it for me.

I hear somebody saying before I  go, " C. Henry, how many vehicles were stuck on Linkwood Road before you go and is that a Grady Hospital EMS Ambulance, is it stuck on the black ice too!? "

My Reply:  As of Wednesday 1/29/2014, approximately 2:30 pm EST, we counted 20 vehicles which included the Grady Hospital EMS Ambulance seen to the left (3rd Vehicle far left) digital image above.

So what do you think?


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