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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Want to #Act? #Write a #Book?

Years ago, when I moved to Atlanta, I stated to my mother that the next time she sees me it would be in a Tyler Perry play.  Unfortunately, that has not happen yet!  That doesn't mean that it won't, it just means that now is not the time.  I really do want to do it too!  I have never even met Mr. Perry.   If I keep on the path I will meet him and he will one day be a guest on When We Speak.  ("Death and LIFE are in the power of the tongue!")

Speaking of When We Speak...... I may not have accomplished the Tyler Perry play that I set out to do but I've been entrusted a vision by God.  When I moved to ATL I never thought I'd be doing this!  I guess it's true what they say...."God works in mysterious ways.."  As you know, I've interviewed people like Trina Braxton, Quan Howell, Julie Dexter, Leaf Newman, and Winston Warrior on the show.  Even today I believe that each and every one of these acquaintances where destined by God to help me along my path and the list isn't finished.  There are many more!  But I said that, to share with you how God will open a door if you just step out on faith, acknowledge him in all your ways, and "Keep Movin", as Winston Warrior would say. 


OK...I'M GETTING OFF TRACK
I wrote this blog to talk about acting.  How did I get off track?  I said all the prior stuff to say that you never know who you're going to meet once you start moving by the power of God and believing in the vision and destiny He has for you.  I never would have imagined years ago when I interviewed BET Welcome to Dreamland Winner Leaf Newman, that I would also get a chance to interview her mother, Alison Newman. 
I met Ms. Alison at the same time I met her daughter, Leaf.  At that time, Leaf hosted a showcase every 1st Saturday at a coffee shop in Atlanta called Urban Grind (you should check out Urban Grind the next time you are in Atlanta).  I remember meeting Ms. Alison and thinking, "Wow, she is so supportive of her daughter."  I also loved her spirit!  If you came to the show and was a new face, Ms. Alison would introduce you to other people in the crowd.  She is such a nice lady, that’s why it was such an honor a privilege to sit down with Ms. Newman on When We Speak.  And guess what?  Do you remember what I said about wanting to be in a Tyler Perry play?  SHE’S AN ACTING COACH!  TYLER PERRY HERE I COME!

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