Friday, March 27, 2015

BOBBEE BEE:WHOSE JOB IS IT? (REPLAY)

THIS is a story about four people named EVERYBODY, SOMEBODY, ANYBODY, AND NOBODY. There was an important job to be done and EVERYBODY was sure SOMEBODY would do it. ANYBODY could have done it, but NOBODY did it. SOMEBODY got angry about that, because it was EVERYBODY'S job. EVERYBODY thought ANYBODY could do it but NOBODY realized that EVERYBODY wouldn't do it. It ended up that EVERYBODY blamed SOMEBODY when NOBODY did what ANYBODY could have done.



Wednesday, March 25, 2015

BOBBEE BEE: WARSAW!!! HERE COMES THE HATER!!!!

Yes, he is Loved by a few and Hate by Many.

Despite that, however, the Bad boy of children's book is back!!!

Yes!!

Magnolia's own, controversial cartoon character, Bobbee Bee "The Hater," who just stepped off the movie set of his first feature length film, that debuted in September of 2013, will be making a special appearance at Warsaw Elementary, this Friday, March 27, between 9:00 am to 12 pm, for the school's annual -Career Day Celebration, which is a day set a side for students to dress up and display their future career paths, while getting an opportunity to meet local professionals in the area, who have reached their goals in their selected fields of study.
So, tell all the students to get ready to Live, Laugh, Love and Learn.

Why? Because, this is Education with a "funny bone."

If you heard about it.....

But, never seen it.....

Here's your opportunity-to witness-one of the best children's programs on the planet!!!

If you don't know, the word HATER, is a clever acronym, which stands for H. is A. nger T. eaches E.verybody R.eality.

With that said, Eric D.Graham, who is the creative mind behind this original concept, along with  his brother Terrence Graham, who is a licensed Child Therapist, developed a cartoon character called Bobbee Bee "The Hater," whose goal is to help children deal with certain issues that may affect them at school and at home such as: anger management, self-esteem,  character development, academic achievement, bullying, disappointment, divorce, and even death, through the usage of their hilarious yet educational children's books.

Their, overall program, in fact, is a part of their "BACK TO SCHOOL WITH A NEW ATTITUDE" literacy program, which also is designed to help children improve their overall reading and Reading Comprehension skills,  by creating stories, as well as characters, that students can relate to, which reflect the current world they are  living in and trying to maneuver through.
So, prepare yourself!!!!
Why? Because, the HATER is COMING!!! PLUS, he will be there early.
And, leaving really late.

BOBBEE BEE: ANGER MANAGEMENT!!!! PT.2


by Family Therapist Michael Gurian

Some boys get angry a great deal during puberty. It’s their body’s and brain’s way of expressing their hormonal surges and disequilibrium.

Boys also can become angry because they model constant anger from a caregiver.

Other boys become angry excessively as an expression of trauma they’ve experienced-humilation or abuse. If a boy is getting angry but handling it –going to his room, or going for a run, or hitting a punching bag-and not hurting others with his anger, then he is to be congratulated for his self-control as well as nurtured in calming himself down.

But when does his anger have moral implications?

We must allow his anger to be expressed, and we must honor legitimate anger.

But we must not allow him to rely on anger and rage too often, nor to humiliate or hurt others with it in bullying ways.

Here are questions you can ask yourself regarding your son’s anger:

1.How many times a day (or week or month) does your son swear out loud?(If it is once a week, there is cause to worry?)

2.How many times a week (or month or year) does he break something in anger?

3.How many times a year does he physically fight in anger with another? If it is six times a year, there is cause to worry?)

4.Would you consider him a “hothead” or “bad tempered”?
If so, is he showing it physically or verbally in inappropriate ways?

 
5.Have other people you trust called him hotheaded or bad-tempered or implied that he fits these descriptions?

If so, it’s probable that you and your son should take steps.
6.Does he get angry, then often feel ashamed afterwards?
If so, he himself knows he needs help controlling his anger.


7.Does he seem unable to stop himself from lashing out?
If so, get help immediately.
Has he gotten angry enough to hurt another physically?
Again, if so, he needs
help.


8.How often is he disrespectful to you in anger episodes?

If it is often enough to make you even the least frightened, it is definitely too much.(Developed by Dr.Ichiro Kawachi Harvard University.)

If your son is swearing, hitting, disrespecting parents and authorities to an extent that you and at least one other caregiver believe is inappropriate, his pubescent years are the right time for you to address this behavior –through anger management programs, reconnection of the boy with a tough father or other caregiver, marital arts, church activities, counseling and school alternatives.
No boy wants to be excessively angry.



Take a Look "In the Mind of Bobee Bee "The Hater" as he confronts and copes with his anger
in the classroom and at home. Learn how Bobbee Bee practices self-control when he is frustrated and humiliated by his classmates. Even "the former Heavy Weight Champion, Mike Tyson could learn something from this book.
Go to www.barnesandnoble.com, www.amazon.com, www.authorhouse.com and purchase "In the Mind of Bobee Bee" and "Larry Long Legs" by Eric and Terrence Graham
This is an excellent book for parents, teachers, counselors, and children dealing with anger issues.

NOW AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK FOR ONLY FOR ONLY $3.49!!!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

BOBBEE BEE: HOW ONE CARTOON MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE (Part 2.)

It's been 7 years since Bobbee Bee started his journalistic journey in the animated world. He, however is not a cartoon character. He is more like a HOOD FIGURE.

"BORN TO BE LOVED: AND LOVED TO BE HATED"
Because during his artistic adventure, Bobbee Bee has landed in Archway Magazine, an magazine highlighting the achievement of Winston-Salem State Alumni as well as been interviewed by Afrika Perry of (102.1 JAMZ)in Greensboro, North Carolina and by Cheryl Robinson, the host of Just About Books, on Harabee Radio.

Bobbee Bee has even appeared on television on http://www.brandnewz.com/ with Christopher Martion, formerly known as PLAY from the Hip-hop group Kid-n-Play and now is the featured cartoon on the BLACK ATHLETE SPORTS NETWORK which appears every week on http://www.blackathlete.com/.

Along with these accomplishments, Bobbee Bee has even rubbed elbows with the "so-called intelletuals" in the academic world when he was invited to attend the 3rd Annual Black Counseling and Psycholist Conference at Howard University in Washington, DC along with an invitation to the 37th Annual Congressional Black Caucus as a Future Emerging Leader in Black American as well as the Annual Black Social Workers Conference in Houston, Texas and the Annual Juevnile Justice Institute Conference in Durham, North Carolina.

And, just recently, he appeared in his first full-length feature film, entitled, simply, "Bobbee Bee "The Hater" featuring William Isiah Shakur as Bobbee Bee, which also starred an all-star cast of friends and enemies, that premiered at James Sprunt Community College in Kenansville, North Carolina on September 21, 2013.

Due to his charismatic personality and LOVE for children, Bobbee Bee has also made several guest appearance at several local schools like Torchlight Academy (Raleigh, NC)Kenansville Elementary School (Career Day Celebration), Warsaw Elementary (Parent and Teacher Night), Greenevers Pre-school, Thelma-Gibbs Library (Wallace,NC)James Sprunt Community College, Warsaw Junior High School, as well as James Kenan High School along with many others to numerous to name.

As a result, anybody who has seen Bobbee Bee LIVE must admit regardless of race, color or creed that his message is powerful and life-changing.

Matter of fact, here are some of the comments from several students who have seen Bobbee Bee's presentation and have read his books or cartoon.

"I think it was great. Trust me, that's a lot coming from me. Albert Carlten.

Well, I don't like it; I love it!! I had a good time and I enjoyed the book.

I was just like that boy in the story who loved to fight, didn't want to study and didn't like school.

I didn't like my mom and my dad but now I love them. Thank You. -John-
His presentation was educational and funny at the same time. I think he should give out copies of Bobbee Bee "The Hater" so students can read it. -Gloria M.Borja
Mr. Graham's presentation was good. It helped me to know that I need to make plans for the future and go to college. It also made me proud of who I am ... -Senita King-

Bobbee Bee is somewhat like me. But I guess that's life. It would be nice if you could come again. -Stacy Puckett-

You made us have fun with the program by dressing us up in different kinds of silly outfits. You also helped me personally see another side that I've never seen before. -Tavian Johnson- 

I learned alot from Mr. Graham. He is a good speaker. He made me realize I can be something in life. At first I was going to college just for sports but now I want to learn something in college and be something after college. -Sean Wilson-

We can't be ignorant for the rest of our lives . Your presentation seemed to stress that. -Ashua Quinn


I thought Mr.Graham's had a very good presentation. The way he presented his information was very professional and positive. He told us how to reflect positive images of ourselves. I learned alot and I appreciate the visit. -Rudy Ramirez-

Mr.Graham's sense of humor played a great role in his presentation. It seemed as if he brought the characters to life. -Iesha M. Frederick-


Mr. Graham's presentation was AWESOME. I loved the book and the way he let us play the roles. I loved the characters and the way he related their names to their problems. -Eric Sugg.

Your performance was so good that you should go national with the things you told us. It made a difference to hear what you said because I'm changing my lifestyle. You should get your own TV SHOW!! to spread the words you told us. -Jonathan Cherry aka "The Coach's Son"

Eric Graham is going to have a successful life if he continues to help children. Maribel Garcia-

If you want to learn more about Bobbee Bee and would like for him to appear at your school contact Eric D.Graham at lbiass34@yahoo.com or graham_34_99_2000@yahoo.com.

BOBBEE BEE: MARCH MADNESS!!!!

It's officially!! March Madness has begun, so get your brackets done, because it should be an exciting tournament, especially if the No.16 seed, Hampton Pirates, beat Manhattan, in the qualifying round, and  then, go on to defeat the No.1 ranked Kentucky Wildcats,  which would destroy their quest for a perfect season. 

With that said, Bobbee Bee "The Hater," your cartoons, favorite cartoon,  has prepared some cartoons for all of you Basketball lovers, especially after watching the recent ESPN 30-for-30 documentary-"I HATE CHRISTIAN LAETTNER!!" So, GET READY TO LAUGH OUT LOUD!!!

 1. Did you see the ESPN 30-30 documentary "I Hate Christian Laettner"?
 
YES. And, Brian Davis was angry like a woman scorned.  

 
2. After watching the documentary about Christian Laettner, do you think he is gay?
 
No. But, think former Duke basketball star Danny Ferry is....
 

 
3. Do you like Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari?
 
No. I think he is a dirty rat, who knows how to recruit.
 

 
 
4.Who do you hate more Bill Laimbeer, Dan Ferry, or Christian Laettner?
 
Bill Laimbeer!!! He was the original Bad Boy!! The Original Rude Boy!!
 
 

 
5. What's your opinion on freshman sensation Jahill Okafor?
 
He's so overrated. It's pathetic. I am not impressed at all.
 
 
6. Are you cheering for Duke or Carolina in the NCAA Tournament?
 
I am pulling for the Hampton Pirates. Besides, I don't like Carolina. Plus, I don't like the smell of DOO-KEY!!
 
7. Did you go to the 2015 CIAA Tournament?
 
Nope. I was in the bathroom, with the door locked, sitting on the toilet, reading some of my uncle's old Jet magazine. 



 8. Did you attend the annual Saviour's Day Convention this year?

Nope. But, I will always remember what T.H.E.M. said, which is: "Do For Self."

 
9. Are you going to watch the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight?
 
Man, I really don't want to see Mayweather fight Pacquiao. To be honest, I rather see DeMarcus Cousins box Charles Barkley for 3 rounds. (LOL) Now, that's some good television!!
 
 
10. Is Lebron James your favorite basketball player?
 
No. I hate Lebron James. But, I love James Harden. I know, it sounds weird. But, I dig the beard. BOSS!!!
Eric D.Graham, a graduate of Winston-Salem State University, where he received a B.A. in Mass Communication with a concentration in Radio and Television and a minor in History, with an emphasis in African-American Studies,  is currently the Managing Editor  of  Black Athlete Sports Network, where his articles  appear daily along with his controversial  cartoon character Bobbee Bee “The Hater.” Graham can be reached at lbiass34@yahoo.com 

BOBBEE BEE: BACK TO SCHOOL WITH A NEW ATTITUDE IS BACK!!!

101_2043In this crazy world, where on the nightly news, we, as parents, hear so many sad stories about school shootings, and school violence due to bullying, it's refreshing to know that some one, somewhere, is attempting to offer some solutions to these disturbing issues that our children are encountering on a daily basis.

His techniques may not be "bulletproof."

And, his methods may be unorthodox.

However, no one, can deny his love for wanting to help children.

 Yes.

The creative mind behind Magnolia's favorite cartoon character Bobbee Bee "The Hater," which is a clever acronym that stands for H.is A.nger T.eaches E.verybody R.eality, is back to offer his serves to all schools, religious institutions and civic organizations with his "BACK TO SCHOOL WITH A NEW ATTITUTE" literacy program, which attempts to address certain issues our children maybe facing at home and at school.

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Graham, who has performed, to near perfection, his educational and somewhat inspirational comedy "skit,"which is a big part of his literacy campaign, at least a hundred times over several years, which highlights his cartoon characters Bobbee Bee "The Hater," Fannie Four Eyes, The Gossip Girls, and Larry Long Legs, in front of many smiling children of all ages, which always seems to amaze teachers and staff, who usually watch nervously as he cautiously maneuvers through his hilarious routine, that covers issues like anger management, personal hygiene, self-esteem, character development, bullying and academic achievement

"I am not bragging, but I believe I have one of the best children's programs in the state, if not the country." said the independent filmmaker, who debuted his first feature film last year.

"I cover a lot of issues within a 30-minute time period, which many teachers can't address, because most of them have their "hands tied behind their backs" with trying to prepare their students for the EOG's (end of the grade) test."
 
With over 60 children's books written and illustrated, ready to be published, along with an Anti-Bullying Curriculum (designed by his brother Terrence Graham), which comes with Tee-shirts and colorful posters, informative workshops,  a full-length feature film, which he wrote and directed, and a potential classic Hip-Hop album entitled Pocket Full of Ghetto Poems, which is scheduled to be released this summer, the world "sits back" and waits for his next project.

So stay tune.

It should be a long Hot Summer.