Y-O

Yolanda Felicia Latimore Y-O the Artist
1300 Jeffersonville Road
Macon, GA 31217-4337
(478) 744-9888 phone
iroute31@aol.com e-mail address

Objective

To assist in building an economical structure within individual communities that have fed outside communities and families for numerous of decades by promoting and uniting their trades, professions and talents via advertisement, such as print, radio, television, and the Internet

Experience

The Water: Artists as Activists & Advocates
A MULTIMEDIA ADVERTISING & BOOKING COMPANY
1300 Jeffersonville Road
Macon, Georgia 31217
(478) 744-9888

a home-based business founded by myself art and merchandise vendor for festivals and events provides a center for local artists because of therapeutic atmospheres created in businesses worldwide
The Write-Away: A Youth Writing Guild
481 Martin Luther King Boulevard Suite 201
Macon, Georgia 31201
-creative writing workshops held for ages 5-18 -communication skills and tactics to improve the literacy rate among our Youth -poems, essays, songs, skits, columns, broadcasts and more produced weekly by the Youth -writing tools and snacks or meals served each session -Bibb County Parks & Recreation provides vouchers for families with low to moderate income to be a part of the program- Freelance Writer known as Y-O -Hittin’ the Note An Allman Brother Band Quarterly Magazine -GA Up & Coming A Fine Arts and Entertainment Magazine -Macon Moves Community News and Views -Biographies -Poetry

The E11eventh Hour Middle Georgia Guide to What’s Happenin
P.O. Box 14028
Macon, Georgia 31203
478.745.0239
-Marketing/Sales, Writer, Editor
Clear Channel WIBB 97.9 Morning Show Radio Personality
(September 2002- present)
-anchored off the nationally syndicated Doug Banks Morning Show
-produced by Ronald “Dirty” Jackson
-apprenticeship position to eventually broadcast my own show
Roberts Communication, Inc. (June 2002 – present)
6174 Highway 57
Macon, Georgia 31217
(478) 745-3301 – Mike Roberts, President
Thomas Bacote, General Sales Manager
-referral sales for FM stations Foxie107, Majic100 and AM station Heaven11
-contract for pay is commission of each sale accomplished
Tubman Museum Educational Programs
340 Walnut Street
Macon, GA 31201
(478) 743-8544 George Crawley, Director of Education
-Teen Camp 2002 and 2000 – Instructed Creative Writing Classes
1st Annual Father’s Day Poetry Slam June 2002
Shriner’s Park off Bloomfield Road
-1st Place Prize - $100 courtesy of Syphre (Foxie107 personality) and 2 hours recording
time with engineer Jeremy Parker courtesy of Dollyhood Records
-2nd Place Prize – 2 main entrees courtesy of Joan’s Caribbean Cuisine (food vendor)
Macon Music & Heritage Festival (September 2001)
Southern Trust Building
682 Cherry Street
Macon, GA 31201
Hired by Karen Spelman – festival consultant
-started out as a volunteer to help a fellow artist who was hired as secretary for the festival Georgette Pilar Wilder, Director of Hayiya Cultural Movement Center– (478) 745-7888 -hired for logistics of the festival which included approving applications for merchandise and food vendors and performers -greeted and directed vendors to their designated locations -clerical duties included communicating with sponsors (monetary, in-kind, and media) as well as executing administrative tasks, such as scheduling performing artists, creating backstage passes for each stage, answering phones, sending and receiving faxes, filing, and running errands -assisted the festival’s consultant Karen Spelman and her staff in collecting vendors’ sales percentages at the end of each day Publishes Trinity/ Magnolia Newsletter Since January 2001 - a neighborhood watch newsletter for the Fort Hill Neighborhood

Foster Bail Bonds (July 1998 – January 2000)
750 Glass Street
Atlanta, GA 30318
(770) 808-9428 – Mathew Foster

-managed the office by paying the bills and supplying the office with supplies to function through funds generated at the office -qualified bonds for Atlanta City, Fulton County, Federal, and nationwide jails and prisons -managed forfeited cases by resetting court dates which keeps judgments at a minimum -created court orders for resets and set asides of court appearances for both State and Superior Courts -assisted in creating a resolution for Georgia’s General Assembly to raise the bail bond fee from 10% to 12 and 15% and lobbied for the bill which went into effect in July 1999 -currently refer bonds and work forfeitures on a contracted basis

Attorney Dwight Thomas, P.C. (December 1997 – December 1998)
1745 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr.
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 755-2345 – Dwight Thomas or Caprice Jenerson

-delivered and filed orders, discoveries, and motions to courts from traffic to federal -ran personal and business errands for all lawyers, office managers, private investigators, and secretaries in the firm -developed hands-on knowledge of the legal process -started working the bonding company overtime, therefore resigned of my duties

Sci -Trek Museum of Science & Technology (August 1995 – December 1997)
395 Piedmont Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30312
(404) 522-5500 – Jean Hunter

-sold membership that had reciprocal benefits nationwide -worked in the Science & Technology Store regular hours plus special events -performed science demonstrations for the visitors -the law office offered better opportunities and pay

Work Study Jobs

Veterans Affairs Office – GA State University – Atlanta GA – Ginger Wiley
Physical Plant Office – GA College – Milledgeville, GA – Priscilla Cheely
Office of Student Affairs – GA College – Milledgeville, GA – Loretha Spain

Education

Georgia State University (1994 – 1996)
University Plaza
Atlanta, GA (404) 651-2000

Psychology – Major
Biology – Minor
Not enrolled in school at the moment

Georgia College (1991- 1994)
Milledgeville, GA 31061
(478) 445-5004

Biology – Major
Transferred to GA State

Civic Duties

The Macon Cemetery Preservation, Inc. – Founding Board of Director member (2001) – Nonprofit Macon, GA -originated in City Council’s Community and Developmental Resources Committee and was initially called Linwood Cemetery Committee -chairperson of the Archives Committee

Kwanzaa Cultural Access Center, Inc. – Member – (2001) – Nonprofit Macon, GA -produced a poetry and fashion show at the annual Kwanzaa Celebration at the Douglas Theater-December 2001 -assembled three fund-raisers with proceeds benefiting the 10th annual Juneteenth Festival in Tatnall Square Park February (Homeland Village), March (Homeland Village), and April (Riverview Ballroom) All in 2002 -created and facilitated a fundraising workshop on customer service with the Workforce Development Youth along with Valerie Bond (KCAC member)

The Mayor’s Diversity Committee – Mayor’s Agenda - Member (2000) -member of youth and arts subcommittees

Artistic Accomplishments as Poetic Performer
The Tubman Museum: Danny Simmons’ Reappropriations - August 2003
Exhibit opening reception – Macon, Georgia
Pan African Festival: Renaissance Café – April 2003 - Macon, Georgia
Juneteenth in Tatnall Square Park – June 2002
Macon, Georgia
Youth NAACP Convention– Summer 1999
Milledgeville, Georgia
Opened for Oscar Brown, Jr. – jazz legendary – Summer 1998
Downtown Atlanta – Marietta Street
Two time winner of Amateur Night at the Apollo – August-December 1997
Harlem, New York – poetry performance
Boston Tea Party - December 1997 YWCA 4th Avenue Downtown Brooklyn, New York
National Black Arts Festival – July 1996
Midtown Atlanta Renaissance Hotel – Erotic Midnight Poetry
Reynoldstown Festival – Summer 1996
East Atlanta, Georgia
Georgia College December 1991
Milledgeville, Georgia Russell Auditorium
Kwanzaa Celebration Office of Student Affairs

I provide poetic performances for all type special events. These are just a few major performances.

Poetry Performances Produced on Video

The African Holocaust: A Historical Documentary – Executive Producer – Nii Kwate Owoo - a Nigerian filmmaker - March 2003

Poesy – Cox Cable Public Access Channel 18 Macon, Georgia - Started March 2002 Executive Producer – Andrew Gene Thomas III and Andrea Jenkins

Community Showcase – Media1 Public Access Channel 25 Atlanta, Georgia 1998 Executive
Producer – Sam McPhearson

Poetry Performances on Audio

Like Water That Poetic Flow: A Collaboration of Poetry and Music
Hosted by Y-O
Music produced by Datdamndirty Records 2003

Ghetto Capital G Lyrics by Y-O and Lock Dogg
Music produced by Mr. Syn
Mutthole Productions 2002

April 6, 1929 Lyrics by Y-O Music produced by Benevolent Productions 2001

-Additional References Available Upon Request-