Friday, July 31, 2009

INTRODUCING "C. A. Webb Presents..." Series

Since 1999, artist/author/columnist, radio and television show host Cyrus A. Webb has been hosting events that have kept people talking. You are now invited to join him for a special series of discussions (each an hour in length) geared towards sparking conversation and addressing hot button issues. "C. A. Webb Presents..." will have something for everyone, but more importantly, it will allow the public to be involved. Using an interactive chat room and taking calls, the entire program will let you be heard.

Below is a listing of topics discussed and events centered around them:

* (MISSION ACCOMPLISHED) Thurs. July 16, 2009: "Hip Hop Under Obama: Change We Can Believe In?",Part One with Taj Longino of Hype Magazine

* (MISSION ACCOMPLISHED) Sun. July 26, 2009: "A Tribute To E. Lynn Harris"

* Mon. Aug. 10th @ 7p.m. CST (8p.m. ESt/5p.m. PT) - "Faith & Literature" / Bestselling authors Evie Rhodes, Kenneth Worth and Don Greco discuss the role that their faith plays in the books they write.

* Thurs. Aug. 20th @ 7p.m. CST (8p.m. EST/5p.m. PT) - "RACIAL PRIDE: A Thin Line Between Love & Hate"

* Thurs. Aug. 27th @ 7p.m. CST (8p.m. EST/ 5p.m. PST) -"HOW SPORTS LOVERS BALL WITH BOOKS" Featuring guest authors Kurtis Scaletta, Sherry Hill and more!

* Thurs. Sept. 3rd @ 7p.m CST (8p.m. EST/5p.m. PST) - "Discussion of the book 'Unsigned Hype'" with special guest author Booker T. Mattison

* Sun. Sept. 6th @ 6p.m. CST (7p.m. EST/4p.m. PT) --- "SEPARATE BUT EQUAL: African American Authors in Today's Bookstores, Part 1" with authors Gloria Mallette, Bernice McFadden and Margaret Johnson Hodge

* Sun. Sept. 13th @ 6p.m. CST (7p.m. EST/4p.m. PT) --- "SEPARATE BUT EQUAL: African American Authors In Today's Bookstores, Part 2" featuring authors Carleen Brice, Evie Rhodes, Roy Glenn and Tony Lindsay

* Thurs. Sept. 17th @ 7p.m. CST (8p.m. EST/5p.m. PT) - "Raising Good Kids and Saving The World" with special guest author Nesta Aharoni

After one of Webb's thought-provoking discussions was featured by USA Today Newspaper, there has been national attention on each topic he discusses. The conversations in 2009 are no different.

For more information contact Cyrus A. Webb at or 601.896.5616. His official website is

THURS. AUG. 20, 2009: "C. A. Webb Presents RACIAL PRIDE: A Thin Line Between Love & Hate" Discussion

On Thurs. Aug. 20, 2009 @ 7p.m. CST (8p.m. EST) "C A Webb Presents RACIAL PRIDE: A Thin Line Between Love & Hate*" discussion on Conversations LIVE! Radio.

In this exciting hour-long discussion Webb will talk with panelist of Americans from across the country about the often controversial subject of race. Among the topics to be addressed:

* Is there anything wrong with loving one's own race?
* Have we become so sensitive to race that we have set double standards?
* With the election of President Obama, what does it say about race among younger generations?
* Do blacks and other people of color use race as an excuse?

To join the conversation and the live chat, click on this link:

Saturday, July 25, 2009

C. A. Webb Presents "A Tribute To Author E. Lynn Harris"

SUNDAY, JULY 26, 2009 @ 6p.m. CST (7p.m. EST) --- Conversations LIVE! Radio is pleased to announce its special presentation "A Tribute To Author E. Lynn Harris".

The world lost one of its literary giants on Thursday, July 23, 2009. New York Times Bestselling Author E. Lynn Harris died at the young age of 54, leaving a legacy that will continue in those he inspired and entertained.

Hosted by Cyrus A. Webb, Conversations LIVE! Radio will take a look at his life with those whom he affected along the way. Among the guests for the hour are bestselling authors Tony Lindsay (CHASIN' IT), DaPharoah69 (seen above with Harris/ THE KING OF EROTICA), Latrese Carter (LIAR, LIAR), N'Tyse (MY SECRETS, YOUR LIES), Lamar Ariel (READY TO MALE) and James Earl Hardy (B-BOY BLUES).

Webb will also be sharing the written statements of authors and literary insiders who knew E. Lynn Harris well, including those of Bestselling authors Marita Golden (IT'S ALL LOVE) and Cheryl Robinson (SWEET GEORGIA BROWN) as well as Patricia D. Woods of Books2Mention Magazine.

You are encouraged to join the discussion through the chatroom, and Webb will be taking your calls! Listen live by visiting

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! C. A. Webb Presents... "Hip Hop Under Obama: Change We Can Believe In?"

On Thursday, July 16, 2009 C. A. Webb hosted the forum "Hip Hop Under Obama: Change We Can Believe In?" on Conversations LIVE! Radio. Discussing the topic with Webb was Taj Longino, host of Talk With Taj Radio and member of the Hype Magazine family. (Listen to the discussion here:

During the thought-provoking hour the two talked about how the Hip Hop community after openly supporting the electing of Barack Obama as President has responded to his message. Among the items discussed were Hip Hop's attitude towards women and the overall affect on the culture of Hip Hop.

To listen to other discussions on Conversations LIVE! Radio, visit

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

“Remembering The Man In The Mirror: A Tribute To Michael Jackson”

“Remembering The Man In The Mirror: A Tribute To Michael Jackson”
by C. A. Webb

The world is a different place today.
I say that because yesterday is gone and tomorrow is not promised,
So all we have is right now.
This is the world that the King of Pop has left behind.
But thanks to his music and memories we can find not only joy but messages we can use to make the time we have a little better.
After living half a century it was believed that the man who had given us Thriller and told us it didn’t matter if we were Black or White was truly Invincible.
It seemed as simple as A-B-C, easy as 1-2-3.
As he is remembered, though, it is the reflection of his influence that seems to show what will be his true legacy.

No matter what you thought of his personal life and the controversies,
The reality is the world is a different place today because we had Michael Jackson.
He gave us dance moves that are still being emulated, songs and beats that can never really be duplicated and lyrics that will forever be inspiration for so many aspects of our lives.
He voiced our frustrations when we just wanted others to leave us alone, and with the duet with his sister told us what how to handle it when we just want to Scream.
Whether it was telling that special someone how they made us feel or looking in ourselves to see the man or woman in the mirror,
Its hard to hide the impact of this incredible force.

The world is a different place today,
And the change ushered in by one man will stay with us only if we listen to the soundtrack of his life and pay attention to the lessons he gave so generously through his music—and apply them.
The way to measure the impact of the King of Pop is to not let the goodwill he had towards others stop.
So that is the work left behind for all of us.
A sadness for his family, friends and fans? Yes, but the blessing passed on will fill us all with joy long after he is laid to rest.

The world is a different place today,
And it with our help it will be a better place tomorrow and beyond as we say Thank You, Michael. Thank you for challenging us to be our best everyday.
We will always remember.
We will…

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Friday, February 5, 2009 --- "Friends of Richland Library welcomes Writer/Artist" in Rankin County News

On the evening of Thursday, February 4, 1999, at six o' clock, the Friends of the Richland Library hosted a reception for an exciting new artist and writer, Cyrus A. Webb, IV. This young man, just twenty-three years old, has launched himself well onto the arts and literary scenes. An excellent craftsman, Webb has on exhibit throughout the month of February, a collection of figurative works in pencil and charcoal--portraits of the famous and obscure, as well as figure drawings. All of his drawings, exhibited under the collective title, "Reflections of You", are attempts to express his moods at the time each was executed. An evocative drawing of Princess Anne of Great Britain captures what might be perceived as hesitation in the face of glaring scrutiny. Most are extremely well-drawn, while some are just a little crudely made. A laughing child, has proven to be a favorite. While most are in black and whilte, some few drawings have a delicate hint of color. On exhibit also, is a series of design drawings in color, of Webb's ideas for a new clothing line. Webb, who has incorporated himself as C. A. Webb Enterprises, designs attractive, tasteful, and colorful office wear for the professional woman.

Once the picture taking was out of the way, the crowed of about thirty-five to forty settled down to hear Cyrus Webb talk about his art. It was, to say the least, an inspirational revelation. Mr. Webb, a native of Brandon, spoke honestly and openly of his life-long love of art and drawing and of the strong desire to pursue an art career which led him, barely out of high school, to New York City.

While living on his own and dilgently studying to prepare himself as an artist in the great city, he began to experience a numbness in his hands. When the sensation could no longer be denied, a trip to a physician led to surgery on both hands. The problem was carpal tunnel syndrome and the doctor told him he would probably never again be able to use his hands to draw. For a visual artist, this is virtually a death sentence.

Webb shared with the group listening intently, that he entered into a period of depression lasting many months. But, he began to work with his hands, and the result of his therapy is to be seen on the walls of the Magnolia Room at Richland Library.

Did this reporter writer that a few of the drawings were just a bit crudely drawn? Perhaps they are, but, their crudity illustrates far better than many successful drawings what can truly be called a "triumph of spirit".

As a fitting end to his enlightening talk, Webb shared several of his poems, a number of which have been or are about to be published. Writing is his first love, and he won numerous awards for his writing while in high school. Like his mood drawings, they reflect his inner life and are very moving.

Cyrus Webb may lose the use of his hands eventually. He saw his doctor in November and was told that his hands are getting worse; but, he told the group present that evening, that he intends to enjoy what he can do while he can do it and not worry about that day in the future when he might be forced to turn to something else...

Friday, December 10, 1999 "Hometown Hero: Cyrus Webb" by Wendy Stowe for WJTV News Channel 12

(WJTV) It's a teacher's job to educate our children, but when arts were taken out of education teachers were helpless. An artist from Brandon is stepping in to help fill the void.

Every Wednesday, Cyrus Webb spends his morning at Pecan Park Elementary. He's offering the fourth and fifth graders something they wouldn't learn by any other design.

"I know for me it was real important when I was in elementary school to have that support as far as with the arts and to encourage that creative activity," he says.

A graduate of Brandon High School, Cyrus studied art in New York before returning home. Now, an auditor by night, Cyrus volunteers his free time to help by day.

Elementary and high school students sketch an understanding of the arts.

"This is something that's exciting and builds their self-esteem and gives them something to look forward to," says teacher Jalilah Dobson. "We have Webb Wednesdays. So, they know when Wednesday comes Mr. Webb will be here and that helps and have a stable person that can work with them on a regular basis."

Cyrus says he enjoys it. "I love kids and love activity...especially when I see them benefiting from it. It really makes a big difference."

Cyrus showcases his own art from time to time, but on these days he's more concerned about the students' drawings and the difference he's making in their lives.

SUN. JULY 5, 2009: "The King of Conversations Talks The Past, Present and Future" by Stanley Clark with Herschel Dixon

by Stanley Clark with Herschel Dixon

(Part three of our discussion with Cyrus A. Webb.)

Part One of our Three-Part Series about Cyrus A. Webb and Conversations

Part Two of our Three-Part Series about Cyrus A. Webb and Conversations

On Friday, July 17, 2009, Cyrus A. Webb-The King of Conversations—will celebrate his 34th birthday. In the past 10 years of his life he has been recognized as an award-winning visual and literary artist, motivational speaker and the founder of one of the largest literary franchises in the United States. With all of his accomplishments he has worked hard to remain humble in the face of his success and careful not to let setbacks, negativity or the natural occurrences of life to distract him from his goals.

Of all the projects he has lent his name and abilities to, it seems that the Conversations brand with its radio and television shows, bi-monthly magazine, newspaper columns and most recently his book clubs has been the highlight of his life thus far.