Posts Tagged With: SSW Magazine

Michigan Literary Network Blogtalk Radio~May 29, 2013

J MichaelToday on the Michigan Literary Network blogtalk radio show Sylvia Hubbard will interview J. Michael Collins.  J. Michael is a writer, photographer, and publisher of SSW Magazine. Along with the Motown Writers Network J. Michael will host the June 8th Real Men Write Meet Up. Follow him on Facebook.com/Jwyenza Michael Collins, Twitter@sswmag, and www.sswmagazine.com

 

 

 

Later at 5:45pm Sylvia will interview Darold Gholston. Darold is a poet, songwriter and fine arts artist. His poetry book is “The Right Word: All Occasion Romantic Verses”

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Real Men Write Feature~Cesar Torreano

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I am Caesar Torreano and poetry to me is greatness! Poetry is the friend who never abandoned me; the lover who’s always been faithful and the entity that never judges me for my past discretions. It is the air that I need to heal me, the eyes that I need to see me, and the voice I need to express myself; so I can be heard and so I can hear. If I can make one person feel the joy that I feel – that poetry has brought to me- my life would be more fulfilled. For its existence has made me a better man.

I chose the name “Caesar” because it means King and fearless leader in Greek.

I developed an interest in writing poetry when I was younger but I did not begin my poetic quest until three years ago when I first “spit” at Cliff Belles. Now I am fondly known as “a venue junky” because I enjoy going to two to three venues in one night. I enjoy poetry that much!

I am extremely diverse in my poetic writing. My poetry ranges from social injustices/conscious topics to love and/or erotic. I pride myself in discussing topics/situations or events in my pieces that, as men we never discuss. For that, I believe one poet’s poem can be another person’s moment of clarity. To my credit, I have a poetic album named “The Rise of an Emperor” where I demonstrate my poetic flexibility towards all life’s subjects.

I have been the host of Nandi’s Knowledge Café in Highland Park since 2012. My belief/motto is to provide a poetic haven where all people, regardless of where they come from, can come and perform, express and enjoy poetry in all formats. I want everyone who comes through the door to feel like they matter and are at home.

I have featured, participated and performed in many poetry showcases in the Detroit/Metro area. I have performed in a play for Poetically Speaking Productions and performed at the Jazz Café at Music Hall.

I am a Direct Care worker, father of five beautiful children and repair computers in my spare time.

I truly believe it takes a village to raise a child especially a child of poetry.

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Real Men Write Feature~ Jesse Cole

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As one of the nation’s leading Youth Leadership Speakers, Entrepreneurs and Talk Show Host, Jesse A. Cole, Jr. is Founder of 1,000 KINGS Leadership Academy, a leadership initiative to help young men find their leadership identity and enhance their personal development.

He is the author of Walk Like A King: The Young  Man’s Guide To Conquering The World (MYG 2012) and the Leadership Legacy Series (MYG 2013). His work as an author, mentor, and generation-leader has afforded him the opportunity to receive multiple honors such as the Douthat Collegiate Leadership Award and the Magic Johnson “What Inspires You” Finalist Award.

Jesse’s goal is to provide young people with principles that they can build on. His motto is K.I.N.G: Keep Investing in the Next Generation.

In Leadership,

Jesse A. Cole, Jr.
CEO, 1,000 KINGS
P.O. Box 442
Hazel Park, MI 48030
www.OneThousandKings.com
www.WalkLikeAKing.com
www.JesseSpeaks.com
Info@OneThousandKings.com
(248) 217-7620

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Real Men Write Feature~ Eddie Connor

Eddie%20ConnorEmpowering people to overcome obstacles and walk in their unique purpose is the real life message shared by Eddie Connor, who is a 15-year cancer survivor.

Eddie is a resident of Detroit, Michigan but grew up in Kingston, Jamaica.

As a product of a divorced family, Eddie realizes that he was not born with a “silver spoon” but discovered strength in the midst of struggle.

As an Author, Evangelist, Motivational Speaker, Poet, Political Advisor, Teacher, and TV Correspondent on CBS/CW 50, Eddie Connor shares his story of overcoming cancer in his three books: Purposefully Prepared to Persevere, Collections of Reflections: Symphonies of Strength – Volumes 1-3, and E.CON the ICON: from Pop Culture to President Barack Obama (www.eddieconnor.com).

Eddie Connor is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, having earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, with a focus in History. He has also earned a Master of Arts Degree in Education from Marygrove College, as a Reading and Literacy Specialist.

He has garnered prestigious honors for his community activism and role model leadership, such as the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Humanitarian Award, Eastern Michigan University President For a Day, the Black Male Engagement Leadership Award, and named one of the top 100 leaders in “Who’s Who in Black Detroit.”

Over the years, Eddie has encouraged youth to overcome life’s obstacles on his radio program, “Youth On The March” being broadcast throughout the United States and Caribbean, to more than 25 million people.

Eddie desires to educate and empower the next generation.  He has launched a literacy initiative “Boys 2 Books” which is designed to combat the school-to-prison pipeline, by empowering young males via life skills and literacy. The program has been endorsed by the United States Congress.

From Cancer to Conqueror to more than Conqueror, God has truly given Eddie Connor a voice to reach individuals of all ages and backgrounds with a message that you can overcome any obstacle.

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