Tuesday, November 21, 2006

blackwax's first film

Check out my first short film. It is a segue into movie making utilizing the creative aspects of photography and poetry. The first time that I heard the song, immediately I knew that I had to make a movie to it.

"We Can Make It Better" by Kanye West featuring Talib Kweli, Q-Tip, Common, and Rhymefest. It took my 6 hours over two sittings to make this film.
I hope that you enjoy and feel free to rate and leave comments.

We Can Make It Better
3 min 27 sec
blackwaxfilms 10/17/2006

Friday, August 04, 2006

MPI is Meetings Professionals International.

This is a cool photo folks. I must say that it is one of my most creative shots to date. I attended the "Meeting meeting", the "Conference conference", the "Workshop workshop"...ok, I think that you get my drift.

MPI is Meetings Professionals International. The conference was held at the Dallas Convention Center. Very well attended. Very International. I was impressed by the signage. There was signage everywhere. Very professional. Very very eye-catching signs.

Imagine attending a conference that helps you put on bigger and better conferences. I was fortunate to attend the festivities...in short sporadic spurts of time.

Imagine cities from all over the world, marketing themselves to do business in their city. I wonder what commissions are like when one negoitates for an organization to come to their city and drop 1K to 1M into the city treasury spreadout through hotels, rails, resturants, and fine dining.

As I child, I remember telling an adult that one of my hobbies was attending 'conferences'...she kinda looked at me funny, but maybe she didn't see the event planning potential in me...as long as I can remember...I've always like conferences...I guess one could say that I'm very festive. That's part of my personality.

As I have grown and matured, I better understand the exchange, the ideas, the conversation, the competition, the comaradiere, and the effects that the right connection can have on your bottom line.

The company that I work for is in need of hosting that one or two breakthrough event that will distinquish us from other publications. I have a few ideas that I've shared. I have a few more that I'm going to share with professional event planners....and who knows what we will come up with...

for more info, http://www.mpiweb.org/

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Black Enterprise Conference 2006-Riding with Diversity

Photo: Mr. Earl Graves Jr, Greg Hall, Ron E. Coleman, and Rod Gillum. Courtesty of GM Communications, Craig Eppling.

Wax Review-Riding with Minority Diversity

Riding with Minority Diversity– June 15 2006

Mr. Ronald E. Hall, Presidentof Bridgewater Interiors By: E. Dewayne Gibson Jr.Riding on the high of the 2006 Black Enterprise’s Entrepreneur Conference held in Dallas, Texas; for the third year in a row, I want to take a look at not just a single vehicle, but who’s who behind the cars that journalists are eager to review. For the better part of the 21st century, intellectuals, businessmen, and thinkers in our communities have been encouraging African Americans to do business with those that do business with us. General Motors was the first company to appoint an African American to its board of directors, The Reverend Dr. Leon Sullivan in 1971. GM adopted the Sullivan Principles for quality corporate code of conduct and citizenship.General Motors is an industry leader when it comes to diversity. For the past 12 years, GM has been the Title Sponsor of the Black Enterprise Entrepreneur’s Conference. GM honored Mr. Ronald E. Hall, President of Bridgewater Interiors, as the 2005 Supplier of the Year. Last year, GM spent 5.6 Billion with U.S.-based Minority Suppliers. Black Enterprise honored Mr. Greg Jackson, as the 2005 BE Dealer of the Year. On display at the Conference were nine 2006 vehicles and three 2007 vehicles: 2006 Saturn Sky, Pontiac G6, Pontiac Solstice, Cadillac DTS, Buick Lucerne, HUMMER H3, Chevrolet Corvette, Saab 9-3, Saab 9-7x; 2007 Yukon Denali,Cadillac Escalade, Chevrolet Tahoe.

Photo: Mr. Greg Jackson, as the 2005 BE Dealer of the Year.
Courtesy of GM Communications, Craig Eppling.

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

TAWA 2006 Spring Challenge

The last weekend in April (30th), I went to the capital city Austin, Texas, for The Texas Auto Writer’s Association’s (TAWA) Annual Spring Challenge. This is a press event where automotive journalist from all over the state of Texas, as well as a few other places, come together and test drive the latest and greatest automobiles known to mankind. Next to Lake Travis on a beautiful sunshiny day, we convened across the street from the rebuilt Austin landmark restaurant, The Oasis. The driving route consisted of two moderate hills, four right turns, and a few curves lasting approximately 7 minutes for each car.

Out of the 60 available cars to drive in the press fleet, I drove a Mazda Speed6, BMW 330i, Kia Amanti, Mercury Milan, Ford Fusion, Lexus IS 350, Volvo C70, Range Rover HSE, Ford Five Hundred, Kia Rio5 SX, Buick Lucerne, Toyota Camry, Cadillac STS, Suzuki Grand Vitara, Hyndai Azera, Mercedez-Benz S550 and a Dodge Viper.

The winners for the 2006 Spring Challenge consist of: the Corvette Z06 for Writer’s Choice, the Jaguar XK for Best New Design, the Lexus GS 450H for Best Use of Technology, and the Volvo C70 for Most Innovative.

Personally, I was most impressed with the Mercedez-Benz S550. All in all, each respected vehicle offered the journalists something interesting to talk and write home about. For more photos, check out www.photo32.com.

E. Dewayne Gibson Jr.

Friday, March 10, 2006

Wax Review:Madea's Family Reunion

Madea's Family Reunion
by Tyler Perry
Tyler Perry is a self-made man. He has a vivid imagination and I think that he made a natural transition/progression from turning his stage plays into films. I liked the movie for the strong family theme...which is a timeless theme! -blackwax.3.10.06

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Wax Review: In Seeking Solace

Book Review

A mixture of the profane and the sacred. A fusion of the Divine and the devious. One’s desire for true agape, true eros, true storge’, and true philia love…leads Peni-El RaphaKumwah to create her own space where love can run free and unabandoned. She can communicate fluently from the plantation to the palace. Ms. Raphakumwah is ill-struck. She is stricken with the passions of loving too deeply, loving to strong, loving too intense. Love is her compassion, her discourse, and her thesis. One should hope that the ‘Heavens’ are listening so that “those who have never been loved well”…will…soon!!

“I am a woman of explosive passions…”

review by black wax

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

African American Read In

I performed last year and it was a nice event. I'm going to take pictures and write a write for yall on Thursday.

Wednesday, February 15African-American Read-In11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.S-100
Celebrate African American History month at EastField College! MON THE GAZETTE's own staff member, blackwax will be reading poetry on The Black Press. There will be music, dance, poetry and more. A reception will immediately follow the program. Consider entering our essay contest. Entry forms are available in the SPAR office and in the Language and Literature Division office. The best entries will be selected for reading at the program.

Friday, February 10, 2006

Car Review: Mercedez-Benz E Class 320 CDI

Car Review:
2006 Mercedez-Benz E320 CDI
by black wax

Mercedez-Benz boasts a new V6 engine in the E320. The 3.5 liter V6 that produces 20 percent more power than the previous 3.2 liter V6 with no decrease in fuel mileage. The E320 is fast and luxurious. It can get up and go real quick, fast, and in a hurry. The big diesel engine feels like a V8.

The E320 is equipped with the latest innovative diesel technology, the E320 CDI asserts 201 horsepower and 369 lb-ft. of torque, enough to propel the car to 60 mph in just 6.6 seconds. In late 1997, Mercedes-Benz debuted the world’s first diesel engine with CDI, which stands for common-rail direct injection. The first truly electronic fuel injection system for diesels, the CDI system instantly created a new paradigm for the diesel industry. Relying purely on the heat of highly compressed intake air to ignite the fuel, diesel engines operate without spark plugs or other ignition parts.

The E-class model standard model is the E350. The E320 CDI is identical to the E350. The distinction between the two is the common-rail direct injection turbodiesel engine.

Never fearful of innovated ideas, the E-Class is the first large-scale Mercedes-Benz model to make extensive use of aluminum. Aluminum, which accounts for 10 percent of the car by weight, is lighter than steel. Aluminum parts include the hood, front fenders, trunk lid, as well as the front subframe and bumper crossmembers.

All that one could think to and want to program is programmable with HomeLink buttons. HomeLink buttons are located on the bottom of the rearview mirror and can be programmed to control the owner’s property amenities: garage doors, gates, house lights, etc.

Standard safety features in the E-class include eight airbags, dual front airbags, side-impact airbags for front and rear passengers, and head protection curtains that run the length of the cabin on both sides.

The E320 runs on unleaded premium fuel or diesel. Fuel economy is 27 city/ 37 highway. Estimated annual fuel cost $1025. MSRP is $51,050. The E-class is the Mercedez-Benz’s best selling line worldwide and one of the best-selling models in the United States.

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Instant Magazine Party
Volume II, Issue I

I got this idea from the Austin International Poetry Festival. I thought it was one of the most creative, innovative, artistic, personal and aethestic statement that poets make TOGETHER…It’s finally hear…It’s finally hear.

Bring 50 copies of your hottest poetry, photography, essay, short story excerpts, excerpts from your blog, original comic strip, etc. to the MLK LIBRARY,2922 Martin Luther King Blvd, on Saturday February 4th 2005 from 2pm to 3pm at the Teen Center Workshop*.

*Please use discretion in your content, we reserved the right to reject works that abusing the DPL’s policies.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

Coffee, Papers, and a Chamber

African Coffee Importers, LLC is a limited liability company managed by The National Black Chamber of Commerce for the purpose of distributing coffee brands from Kenya for the market of the United States and to promote enterprise between the United States and Africa and as a fundraiser for the general treasury of the National Black Chamber of Commerce.

I went to the Mid-Winter NNPA Conference last weekend and learned a couple of things, met a few people, and shared a few ideas. NNPA is "The Black Press of America." One of the panelist, Harry C. Alford, is the president of the National Black Chamber of Commerce. He gave a very inspirational talk at the NNPA (National Newspaper Publisher's Association) Conference last weekend in Savannah, Georgia on economic empowerment, doing good business in the 21st century. Ladies and Gents, blackwax is inspired.

Check out www.nnpa.org
Check out www.nationalbcc.org

more blogging @ Savannah later.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Thank You Mother Rosa Parks

Thank You Mother Rosa Parks for taking a stand for what was right in the sight of God. Thank you for exuding the spirit of freedom, justice, and hope for future generations. 01.03.05.blackwax