Monday, March 23, 2015

Kimberly Sims' KS Media Group Proves that Dreams Can Come True

When Kimberly Sims couldn't find the opportunities she wanted to pursue her goal and dream of modeling she did what any brave individual would do: she created her own opportunity.

Now the 35 year old single mother of Gulfport, Mississippi has started KS Media Group, a place where others can have their goals and dreams encouraged and nurtured as well as supported.

"We have to stop allowing others to tell us how far our present situation can take us," says Sims. "I know that I am talented. I trust in my abilities. Now it's up to me to share that with the world, and I want to help others do the same thing."

The mission of KS Media Group is to provide an outlet for individuals who are up-and-coming in the entertainment industry (i.e. modeling, acting, dancing, singing) so they have a platform to showcase and promote their talent as well as network with other like-minded visionaries.

"I've been wanting to do this for years," Sims explains, "but I was hesitating...letting doubt and fear stop me. Then I was encouraged by Stanley Clark of Holmes County to just go for it. With him agreeing to join me as a Consultant and Manager I began to take the first steps and do the work to make my dreams come true."

Stanley Clark of Real Deal Entertainment has been pursuing his own passion for music for quite some time and has seen his hard work pay off. His artist Ziggy of Yazoo City, Mississippi is signed to AMS Entertainment and has shared the stage with some of the biggest artists in the industry. Clark says he could see Sims' passion and wanted to help in any way that he could.

"It feels great to know that I inspired Kimberly to do what she loves," he says. "That is what we all have to do. If you don't see doors opening for you then create the opening and be brave enough to walk through it."

Stay connected with the happenings of KS Media Group at You can contact Kimberly at and Stanley at or 1.662.528.0059.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Cyrus Webb Announces New Programs, New Books and more

It's been a busy 2015 for Mississippi native Cyrus Webb.

The 39 year old began the year still celebrating the publication of his inspirational book WORDS I CHOOSE TO LIVE BY, but in February of this year he added a new title to his resume: children's book author!

Joining forces with author Herschel Dixon of Kentucky, Webb co-wrote and published the book A.J. AND THE TALENT SHOW, a book that not just encourages reading but the importance of being yourself. Within weeks the book became a Top 100 Bestseller on! (Webb seen here sharing the message of A.J. with a Pre-K class at John Hopkins Elementary in Jackson, MS)

In March Webb co-wrote two additional children's books with Mississippi authors Stanley Clark (STANDRIA'S BIG DREAM) and Stephanie Mitchell (BELLA'S DANCING LESSON). He also wrote AUBREY'S WORLD. Each of the books share themes of believing in yourself and not allowing challenges to stop you when it comes to pursuing your goals and dreams.

All the titles are available for purchasing on Amazon.

This year Webb also joined forces with Co Star Urban Broadcasting in Little Rock, AR, becoming the voice of their news program. Each weekday he is heard in over 2 dozen cities across the country sharing the news of the day and including entertainment tidbits from his radio show Conversations LIVE. Because of the popularity of the program Webb began hosting Conversations Daily News live weekdays at 7a.m. et/6a.m. ct bringing "the news you need, the conversations you want and the positivity you can't get enough of." The show is in its third week and has already garnered an international following.

You can continue to catch Conversations LIVE radio show each week at

During the month of April Webb will be touring with his co-authors, sharing the messages of their books and encouraging others to pursue their goals and dreams. For updates visit Contact Webb at or 601.896.5616.

Wednesday, March 11, 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

Monday, March 9, 2015

Global Concepts Charter High School in Buffalo to honor Actress Phylicia Rashad

Global Concepts Charter High School is excited to announce its first annual gala celebration to celebrate its Ruben Santiago-Hudson Fine Arts Center. The event will take place on Friday, May 8, 2015 beginning at 6p.m. at the WNED Studios in Downtown Buffalo, NY.

The RSH Fine Arts Center is a state-of-the-art training center that houses an art studio, black box theatre, and a film/media production computer lab. Global Concepts’ goal for the gala is two-fold: to showcase its students work in the areas of art, music, and theatre. Also, to raise funds to expand our community arts and the Artist-in-Residence programs.

Joining Global Concepts for this special evening will be awarding winning actress/director and recent BET Honors honoree Phylicia Rashad who will be receiving the LEGACY AWARD which will be given to her by none other than Mr. Ruben Santiago-Hudson.

The event will also feature a student art exhibit, a silent auction, performance by the Theatre Dept., dinner, performance by the Chorus and Jazz Ensemble and remarks by Mr. Santiago-Hudson and others.

Opening its doors in 2010, Global Concepts Charter School mission is to be a top-rated educational institution, helping ensure its students' academic progress meet and exceed the State's standards. Global High School wants to be known for their innovative curriculum that prepares students academically, as well as in character, for the world of their future. This special event is just one way of honoring that mission as well as the students and community whom are benefiting from it.

Tickets for this historic black tie event are $45.00 before March 30th and $50.00 afterwards. For more information about the Gala, program ads or tickets to the event contact Charles Clark 716.939.2554, ext. 8906 or