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DryerBuzz News | What does it mean to have Pure Cities and #Sustainability | Pure (Project Urban Renewable Energy) Launched in Atlanta — Watch

August 28, 2014

VideoBuzz: Djuan Coleon recently held a Pure talk about #sustainability and developing pure cities from Atlanta and beyond at the official launch of PURE (PROJECT URBAN RENEWABLE ENERGY) held at Atlanta’s Twelve Hotel, August 19, 2014. Partners, collaborators, and bloggers were invited to “become neighbors” of PureCities.org.

PureCities.org Launches in Atlanta

Watch the buzz below as he announced plans for the Project Urban Renewable Energy (PURE) to actively engage in educating communities in areas of energy efficiency, urban renewal, green technology and environmental justice issues in order to help facilitate building collaborative sustainable communities across America.

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DryerBuzz News | President Obama about to learn color of CHANGE | ‪#‎JusticeForMikeBrown Petition Headed to Whitehouse – WATCH

August 28, 2014

#justiceformikebrown petition to whitehouse

Clipped from ColorofChange.org - ColorOfChange,Organization for Black Struggle, and many others will gather at the White House, 5 pm EST, to deliver nearly 900,000 signatures demanding‪#‎JusticeForMikeBrown

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DryerBuzz | Atlanta Labor Day Events Live Blog – What’s Happening

August 28, 2014


LudaDayWeekend, DragonCon, Atlanta Black Pride, Chains/Broken, AJC Decatur Book Festival

We got the buzz covered. We’re pulling event buzz from all your favorites, plus adding along the way. This blog is live. Check back often so you don’t miss a minute of the buzz.  Be sure to catch #DryerBuzzonWAOK Sunday 4-7 and Monday (Labor Day) 10-1 (filling in for Rashad Richey) |  Listen: CBS Radio | Tunein

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Several events will own the streets of Atlanta for Labor Day, taking over several venues and neighborhoods. Plan your navigation carefully. Here’s a round up.

Labor Day weekend is LudaDayWeekend in the ATL

Known for its celebrity basketball game, the 9th Annual LudaDayWeekend hosts events around the city.  The game takes place at GSU with tickets only $20.

Atlanta Black Pride Weekend features Tamar Braxton

See Tamar Braxton Live at the Georgia Freight Depot on Saturday followed by a festival in Piedmont Park on Sunday with an extensive lineup running from Noon to 8PM.

DragonCon Science Fiction, Fantasy, Comics oh my!

Starting August 29th, you won’t believe your eyes but you’ll want to capture every moment as DragonCon hits Atlanta.  Check out list of celebrities in attendance including Giancarlo Esposito, Ron Glass, J. August Richards, . Don’t miss the annual DragonCon Parade in downtown Atlanta, Saturday August 30th, 10AM. Other events include panels, demonstrations, concerts, performances, and contests catering to the convention’s members and fans alike.

AJC Decatur Book Festival

Ninth annual AJC Decatur Book Festival also takes place over Labor Day Weekend. Just outside Atlanta, thousands will stroll historic downtown Decatur’s square for books and more including meet and greets with authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists.

Chains/Broken Opens Labor Day Weekend

For theatre lovers, the hottest ticket in town is not one but two plays in one show from Rising Stage Theatre and Paris Crayton III. Opening August 29th to a soldout crowd and other shows selling fast, the climate of America and gun violence comes to stage in two lean forward true to life tales — Chains/Broken.

 

Real Time Photo Buzz: DragonCon | LudaDayWeekend | AtlantaEvents


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theClippings | Michael Brown Funeral Eulogy Al Sharpton, Prayers by TD Jakes and Jamal Bryant | Watch

August 25, 2014

VideoBuzz: Michael Brown Funeral’ Eulogy Al Sharpton Michael Brown Funeral Eulogy Prayers by TD Jakes and Jamal Bryant via Sermon Central

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Buzz it or Bash it? Clifford TIP Harris Open Letter, Love for Community vs Lyrics | Great Debate

August 21, 2014

Commentary: #12YearsaBlog at DryerBuzz, I’ve watched Clifford @TIP Harris grow up — through pain, gain, and loss. Like so many, @TIP has glimpse into manhood but no one to pull him fully into the role. Hence, we debate conflict of his lyrics vs his love for community. 

10462594_10152650893528470_5943975166349160458_nTip rarely says no when someone is on need. Yet his ability to provide comes from the streets. He’s a lifeline for his community but is music it’s killer? Can’t be both.
For all the MEN debating his conflict, reach out. Pull the brother fully into manhood — and his sons will follow.

My personal observation for future: time for TI to take over Atlanta’s movie scene. We love him on screen. Transition from reality shows to the big screen. Build a backlot in Fulton Industrial, hire Adamsville and let’s make ATL movies. Become next billionaire and not next Bumpy Johnson — whom we still debate daily. #Hairshebuzz http://DryerBuzz.com/

 

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Letter excerpt:

“Look at us….America has created a monster. The result of ignoring & mishandling an already fragile spirited, recently enslaved, presently oppressed race/generation of people. Look at us. We’re the monster that now refuses to be dismissed, overlooked and ignored. We were brought to this place, unaware of our own cultures, religion & traditions therefore, we created our own. Now look at us.
 
For years we’ve been crying out for the nation to address the substandard education systems & disparaging treatment of our citizens in communities across America. Our people have had an increasing lack of opportunities for generations. There have been homes broken, lives shattered and futures lost on your watch….unanswered. Look at us. How long can u expect a nation/race/generation of people to be blatantly disrespected? Spoken to and treated with arrogant tones of insignificance. Our fathers, uncles, brothers and role models were killed and imprisoned more often than educated. Now look at us. Our friends and relatives murdered and cast aside without thought, as though your human life is more valuable than ours. How long can that go on without consequence? Now Look at us.

Read more – Follow the buzz via T.I. pens “open letter to America” regarding Ferguson

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theClippings | #‎MichaelBrown‬’s autopsy results revealed — Shot 6 Times

August 17, 2014

#‎MichaelBrown‬’s autopsy results have been revealed — Shot 6 Times

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VideoBuzz: Buzz inside DryerBuzzonWAOK Ferguson vs Nascar – Tale of Two Homicides

August 17, 2014

VideoBuzz: Catch a quick glimpse of DryerBuzzonWAOK as we debated Ferguson vs Nascar – a tale of two homicides; raising sons; and historic cases and organizations – where’s the accountability before during and after the moments/movements?

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Great Debate | Tale of Two Homicides: Why Media Mocking Michael Brown Murder? Ferguson vs NASCAR | #MediaApartheid

August 17, 2014

It’s time for a great debate.  Before we debate, here are the rules (from Great Debaters)

Now Your Debate Topic | #MediaApartheid

Nascar, Tony Stewart, Mike Brown, MediaApartheid

Go inside headlines with #DryerBuzzonWAOK Sundays 4-7 – Join us for a Great Debate. http://goo.gl/Y3vQhc | Call in 404-892-2703

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theClippings: #MikeBrown Timelines to Trust and Follow | News Updates

August 15, 2014

In a world of #mediaapartheid, how do you tell which sources are for the lion vs the hunter.  Follow the one that speaks to you about you.  Here a few timeline updates to trust and follow.

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27Answers | Top 5 buzz making solutions most overlooked by small biz and entrepreneurs

August 9, 2014

In #27Answers to Create Buzz, blogger and author Yalanda P Lattimore tackled the 27 most frequently asked questions from small business owners and entrepreneurs as it relates to business, customers, networking and social media. But once you build it, and customers come, how do you get them to come back again and again?

Below you will find top 5 buzz making solutions most overlooked when it comes to turning customers into lifetime customers.  Try one or two or try them all — they’re all win/win.

5) loyalty cards: a loyalty card encourages repeat biz bringing customers back again and again. LCs offer incentives for return customers with each visit, such as a discount, or free item after number if regular visits. LCs can spark initial visit when incorporated into your business card. Be bold and offer increase discounts with each visit.

4) affiliate program: a bit of re-branding is needed for affiliate programs. At first glance they seem overwhelming to a small business or an entrepreneur. May appear to be more work than worth, but affiliate programs or worth their weight in gold.  Think of affiliate programs as referral or incentive programs.  Use as an incentive program for customers to earn cash back or other incentives for referring friends. Social media is a great tool to grow your referral program as links are shared and promote infinitely.

3) payment plans: don’t lose customers in a down economy.  Meet customers where they are by easing their financial frustrations with a few flexible payment options.  Payment plans allow you to maintain good standing relationships with customers while maintaining or even increasing receivables.  Payment plans manage themselves when using top apps like automatic billing offered through Paypal and other comps or membership sites. Money comes in regularly.  Merchandise goes out when paid in full.

2) memberships: turn customers into lifetime customers with a membership. The most successful business opportunities are driven from memberships.  Consider which part of your business, service, or products could you package into repeat services and sold as a membership.  Perhaps its a drop shipment or certain products, or subscriptions to certain services.  Which would make customers come back again and again and appreciate the ease of monthly automatic payments.

1) advertising and promotion: invest in promoting your business. If done right, the right promotion could actually cost you nothing as in FREE because increase in customers and sales would actually fully reimburse each expense (FREE).  If launching a tv, radio, or print campaign is too much, as an alternative,  think support local events as sponsors or advertising in special event programs like theatre playbills or community advertising circulars.  The investment is usually small, do not require long term commitments, but offer great shelf life which brings in customers again and again.

Learn more great solutions with a copy of  #27Answers to Create Buzz

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