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Cyrus Webb Presents "Conversation Pieces" Candle Line

Cyrus Webb Presents "Conversation Pieces" Candle Line
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Introducing Two Out of Three...

Sunday, February 22, 2015

(Sat. March 14, 2015) Cyrus Webb launches candle line "Conversation Pieces"

Known as a candle lover for years, media personality and author Cyrus Webb has created his own line of candles that will be released in March 2015.

"Candles have been a big part of my creative life for some time," says Webb, 39. "Now instead of searching for the perfect scents that I like I have created my own, and I'm excited to share them with the world."

Called "Conversation Pieces" the candles will come in various sizes and shapes and will feature the clean, natural fragrances that Webb loves. The Mississippi native will be launching the first candle scents in his home state on Sat. March 14th at one of his favorite places: Appetizers Restaurant (3000 Hwy 80 E * Pearl, MS). The event will be from 5-7p.m. and will allow individuals to see the new candles, hear the story behind them and even be the first to purchase them before they go on sale online Mon. March 16th.

The candle line is the latest addition to the Conversations Brand that Webb created in 2003 which includes Conversations LIVE radio show, Conversations with Cyrus Webb television show, Conversations Magazine, Conversations Book Club and Conversation Pieces web series.

Details about the launch of the line will be made at For more information contact Webb at or 601.896.5616.

Media Personality/ Author Cyrus Webb interviewed by 16 WAPT

On Saturday, February 21st media personality and author Cyrus Webb was interviewed by 16 WAPT News during his book-signing at the Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road * Pearl, MS).

Saturday, February 21, 2015

(Sat. Feb. 21, 2015) Author Cyrus Webb signs his book WORDS I CHOOSE TO LIVE BY in Pearl, MS

(Sat. Feb. 21, 2015) Media personality and author Cyrus Webb will be signing his inspirational book WORDS I CHOOSE TO LIVE BY and his children's book A.J. AND THE TALENT SHOW at the Pearl Public Library at the Pearl Public Library (2416 Old Brandon Road * Pearl, MS) from 1-3p.m.

"It's been great seeing the response to the book since its release," says Webb, 39. "I have heard from individuals from around the country and even the world about how the book has inspired them. That is exactly what I hoped would happen, and I know this is only the beginning."

WORDS I CHOOSE TO LIVE BY gives you something to read and reflect on every day of the year, with the goal of inspiring you to choose to live a more positive, productive life.

Books will be $10 at the event.

Not in the area? Get your copy on Amazon at or on Barnes and Nobles

Thursday, February 12, 2015

A Conversation with Actor Clay Chappell from the movie SELMA

by Cyrus Webb

One of the most talked about movies of the year has been Selma, and those associated with the film have been getting critical acclaim for their roles. One of those who is seeing his character the Registrar get quite a bit of attention is actor Clay Chappell.

“It’s been fantastic,” he says. “Such a ride since the movie came out, but it’s been a blessing. I’m honored to have been a part of it.”

When discussing what about acting initially spot to him Clay says this: “I watched my brothers in one-act plays growing up. I did a play at 10 years old and was told I was a natural born actor. I loved the feeling you get when you are performing. I loved the power in making someone else feel the way that I feel when I see a moving film.”

Over the years Clay has gotten the opportunity to be a part of great projects that have gotten a lot of buzz like Footloose and A Lesson Before Dying. “One of the great things about acting is that you get to be someone else for a little while,” he says. “It’s a lot of fun.”

One of the ways that people have found out about this roles and discussed the movie Selma has been through social media. “Twitter and Facebook allows me to meet others,” Clay says. “It is a great way to get out there and let people know what you have going on and what to look forward to.”

And what has been the key to his success? Clay says it’s being consistent. “You have to be persistent, keeping after it and sticking to it. One role can change your life. I credit my mom and my dad for bringing me up and letting me believe that I can accomplish anything and that all dreams are possible if you just stick with it good things will happen.”

Though Clay has been busy pursuing his own goals and dreams, he hasn’t been too busy to give back to others. “We have a playhouse that does wonderful productions. I love for them to ask me what they should be doing. It’s really a pleasure to pass along advice that I have.”

Going back to the scene in Selma that people continue talking about starring Clay and Oprah, he says it was “truly a blessing.” Like many others he watched the Oprah Winfrey Show and dreamed about one day being on the couch talking with Oprah. “To do a scene with her was really remarkable.”
Talking about the message of Selma, Clay says “it’s so uplifting and powerful. It shows what you can accomplish with strategy and people coming together. (Selma is) everything that a great movie should be.”

Regardless of playing one of the “bad guys” in Selma, Clay says that “most of my comments were we know you really are a nice guy.” He then added with a laugh: “I was happy with it, was proud of it. Oprah was pretty good herself.”

Clay says that being a part of Selma also confirmed for him that he “wants to keep acting, doing good projects that mean something.”

What advice does he give about the importance of pursuing your goals and dreams? “You just can’t give up. If you’re passionate about it, good things will happen if you just keep striving. I know that if I keep working hard I’ll be blessed with more opportunities. Don’t define yourself by a certain pinnacle. If you have something you love to do and you’re working towards it learn to embrace it and enjoy the ride. Enjoy the journey of actually doing it.”

Selma is in theaters now. Stay connected with Clay on Twitter at

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Interviews with BEING MARY JANE cast members

by Cyrus Webb

Well it's official: Being Mary Jane returns TONIGHT (Tues. Feb. 3rd)! Millions have enjoyed watching not just the journey of Mary Jane (played by the lovely and talented Gabrielle Union) but the other cast members as well.

As we prepare ourselves for what is sure to be another entertaining and engaging season, I wanted to share some of the conversations I have been privileged to have with cast members Richard Brooks, Lisa Vidal, Aaron D. Spears and Robinne Lee. 

Look for more of the cast to join Conversations LIVE in the future. In the meantime enjoy these conversations with some amazing actors: 

Listen to my interview with actor Richard Brooks here:

Listen to my interview with actress Lisa Vidal here:

Listen to my interview w/actor Aaron D. Spears here:

Listen to my interview with actress Robinne Lee here:

Monday, February 2, 2015

Alex Haley's Grandson Michael Baker Steps Out of the Shadows Into His Destiny

by Cyrus Webb

For many people Alex Haley’s book ROOTS (and the subsequent movie that it inspired) was a turning point in not just showing the history of a family but the challenges and struggles of a people and even a nation. It showed that in spite of your circumstances you could move forward and achieve something great, even though the path ahead was not easy.

Few understand that better than Michael Baker, the first grandson of Alex Haley himself. His mother Lydia Haley, first daughter of Alex and Nannie Haley, shared with him the lineage that he came from, but who would have known that his own life would be full of its own challenges and obstacles, extreme highs and devastating lows.

“It didn’t really hit me until I was about 17 the phenomena of Roots and who my grandfather was,” Baker told me. There was so much talk about the Haley name and who he was from, that there were times that he felt almost invisible. “I was Alex Haley’s grandson, not Michael,” he says.

For anybody trying to find themselves and discover their own path, this would make things extremely difficult. Baker would go on to rebel, finding himself on the wrong side of the law and even incarcerated for over a decade. That time in prison, however, was the beginning of his own inner freedom.

“I began to ask myself the important questions like ‘Who am I?’ and “Where am I going?” When he was released from prison in 2000 he then began a serious quest to discover the answers.

Today Michael Baker is a husband and father living in Newport, North Carolina. He carries his father’s last name, but he is proud of the family he is from and what they have contributed to not just the nation but the world. “I will always be Alex Haley’s grandson,” he says, “and I’m okay with that. But I am also Michael: a man who has made mistakes, learned difficult lessons and now have something that I can pass on to my family and the world.”

Michael hopes to use what he has been through to help young people understand and appreciate that what they have done and where they come from doesn’t have to define them. “We are all in this thing together,” he says. “We have to get past names and what we see and appreciate people for what they have to contribute to the world.”

Currently Michael is working on a book of his life and experiences and during the months of February and March he will be traveling throughout Raleigh, Charlotte, Newport, Wilmington,Greenville and Myrtle Beach, sharing his story and reminding young people and even adults what is possible for them. For more information or to schedule an event contact Michael at

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Children's book "A.J. and the Talent Show" by Herschel Dixon with Cyrus Webb is available now

Media personality and author Cyrus Webb along with Herschel Dixon have written a new children's book geared towards encouraging reading and showing the importance of being yourself. It's called "A.J. and the Talent Show".

Details here: