W. Calvin Anderson, M.Ed is a poet, author, publisher, educator, promoter, producer and development consultant.
I started singing, reciting and performing at Nathan Hale Elementary School during Friday afternoon rotating class performances encouraged by grade-level “competitive” teachers. Later on, my English teacher Ms. Miller in the 7th grade at Isaac E. Young Junior H.S. in New Rochelle, NY where I was born, introduced me to the late Mr. Ossie Davis. This began a lifelong friendship with the late Ossie & Ruby Dee Davis. History: I was published at 17 as a “Glow-Child” performance poet (Ruby Dee’s anthology) and mentored under the loving care of the late Ruby Dee & Ossie Davis. I have worked with the famous couple in many professional capacities as well with products, projects and public relations. They are ever-present in my spirit…
I was also mentored in high school and after college by dancer/choreographer Percival Borde and Dr. Pearl Primus choreographer and Cultural Anthropologist and David Kendig Commissioner of The City of New Rochelle Municipal Arts.
For 16 years I worked as a development consultant and festival-conference floor operation manager for the late, Larry Leon Hamlin founder and artistic director 0f the National Black Theatre Festival in Winston Salem, NC. I was also contracted by him to do publish relations for the North Carolina Black Repertory Theatre and Larry Leon Hamlin as an actor in the late Maya Angelou’s touring production of her play “Still I Rise”.
Education: B.A. from Boston College, M.S. in Education: Supervision and Administration from Mercy College (Dobbs Ferry, NY, Capella University: M.S. Education 2012: Instructional Design for Online Learning. MS Candidate 2014 Web & Multimedia Design, Touro College, NYC, Yale University: School of Medicine: Child Development: Dr. James P. Comer Institute: School Development Program, Colgate University: Center for Education and the Economy: America’s Choice Reading Program “Ramp- Up”.
Brief personal, corporate, celebrity, non-profit, faith-based, contractual history: A Small Miracle, Inc., City of Mount Vernon New York Department of Recreation, JC Penney, Inc. Direct Response Marketing, NY Seven Up, Inc., Greater New York Chamber of Commerce, New York City Department of Education, National Black Theatre Festival, North Carolina Black Repertoiry Theatre, Atlanta Green Technology Academy, East New York Urban Youth Corps., Aetna Property & Casualty, William F. Weld for Atty. General, Department of Social Services, Yonkers, New York, Cindy Trimm Ministries, City of New Rochelle Board of Education, Emmalyn Enterprises, Phoenix House High School (Shrub Oaks,New York), North Carolina Central University, St. Augustine’s College, New York, Greenburgh Graham Union Free School System, President New Rochelle High School General Organization (G.O.) 1973, President of Student Organization Isaac E. Young Jr. High School 1969. Mayor’s Junior Council City of New Rochelle, NY 1973, President of Shiloh Baptist Church Youth Council 1973. NY Times Sunday Paper Paperboy, Pot – Washer Camp Equinunk(PA). Founder of the Student Empowerment Program (SEP) (c) 1992
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MindShare is a book of original poems by W. Calvin Anderson with an introduction by the late, Ossie Davis. MindShare features poems with topics related to Black History, human interest, love, politics, rap, education, and prayer. MindShare is a tribute to the best in the American baby-boomer generation. It celebrates our appetite for life, the best that an American dream can possibly offer and a no-wooden-nickel appreciation of our past. MindShare is a must read for who think, love and want more. People who need to get perspective about the world of yesterday and the world today. If you have love or you are looking for love you will find values and reinforced sentiments and prayers to keep you on-track. We need sensible consensus. We are never alone! If you seek social reconstruction MindShare clearly is out of the box and wants America returned to its legitimate spiritual quest and protestant ethics. MindShare is a diverse and mature love poem to America itself in no shy way. You have to try on this level of poetry for size. It’s Third century.