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Hoop-N-Mik (124K)Mikii Hooper
West Memphis, AR
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Background Information
I'm a fairly literate opinionated 67 year old survivor whose life has been influenced by many courageous personalities from all walks of life. Most of all my major influences after parents have been writers, and teachers. I can't begin to list them all so I won't list any.

I write primarily under the name M. Bennett Hooper, M is for myself whom I am discovering daily, Bennett is for my father whom I miss, and Hooper is for my lover/husband who has shown me the true meaning of unconditional love.

Accomplishments
Former host of poetry venues in Memphis, TN and West Memphis, AR. Current MC at Nappibynatue in Memphis, TN host is Powaah Morris. Former feature Poet at Precious Cargo, and DWB's in Memphis,TN. Featured on cableTV on LEADS hosted by Mr. Blair. Memphis,TN. Currently published in Kola Boof's latest book, Flesh and The Devil. Former Editorial contributor to Arkansas State Press, under the then ownership of the legendary Daisy Bates. (1986) nominee for Publisher's award.
COMPLETED TRACKS FOR LATEST CD, ENTITLED "SEGMENTED REALITIES". JOINED STAFF AS RADIO HOST ON AFROMERICA.COM

Additional Information
One has to start somewhere. I waited until I turned 65 to get the courage to just scream. I just finished my first poetry Cd entitled "The Piper Is Here", and completed a chap book of 61 poems entitled, "Mirrors" an Anthology. Both projects self produced and published. First publication sold out, second release in progress.

Civil Affiliations
Past Board member Arkansas Entertainment Hall of Fame Board, Past Board member John Gammon Scholarship Fund, Past Advisory Board member Crittenden County Health Department. Past Board member All Our Children, Past Board member Delta Research Education & Development Foundation. Past member Crittenden County Multi-Disciplinary Team (MIT) on severe child abuse and neglect.

Former member West Memphis Chamber of Commerce , Current Ex-officio Board member Wee Parents, Inc. Current Board Member Arkansas State Child Abuse Neglect & Prevention Board, Past Ex-officio Board member FIT (families In transition) Home. Current Chairperson City of West Memphis Parks & Recreation Commission.


Commentary By Mikkii Hooper

Ghetto Terrorism is what?
By M. Bennett Hooper

What is ghetto terrorism? The first answer is usually Black on Black crime and that is definitely an act of terrorism. The second could be substandard housing, healthcare, and education. The list goes on. In my humble opinion the most terrifying is the lack of parenting of ghetto captive children.. I do not accept the lack of a fathers presence as the primary reason for captive ghetto children. I place blame where birth begins right at the birth canal.......[more]


Hoop-N-Mik (124K)Choices Mankind or Virus Plan "A"
By M. Bennett Hooper

The robbed sister who wrote,"The Matrix" which she says was stolen by the Wachowski brothers stated in the screenplay that humans are not mammals because of the way in which they ravage the earth, multiply and move from place to place killing one another. There are only two such species with this characteristic therefore our true species are one and the same. They are called viruses........[more]


Hip Hop and Hype
By M. Bennett Hooper

Calvin R. Darden Jr. is a Black 30 year old former stockbroker and a sad illustration of a young man with misguided values. He undoubtedly grew up accustomed to privilege; his father is a top executive at UPS. But like the proverbial monkeys, which are caught by shiny objects, he blew it big time.........[more]



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