It’s always great to see people you know do well and follow their dreams. I feel this way about my friend Harold “House” Moore. We attended college together at Alabama State University and we were really good friends back then. We laughed and joked often backed then and even talked about what we wanted to do in the future. At the time, I believe Harold was more into basketball but by the end of his days at ASU was hit by the modeling/acting bug.
I am glad he decided to go this route because he is making major moves in every area of entertainment. Saturday, March 15th Harold “House” was a guest panelist at The Ultimate Girls Festival in Atlanta created by DeShon Cole. The topic of discussion was, “Why Do Men Cheat?” Harold offered the ladies a great perspective and expressed that every one is different so you can’t approach anyone in the same way. We all have a history that shaped who we are today. So stop generalizing people and you may have a better outcome.
After the panel, I was able to give my “old friend” a hug and snag an interview! Although, I remember a time when we both were chilling at school, going to class and acting silly all summer – I was a little star struck and giddy about seeing him in person.
BS: What’s next after singles ladies?
HM:A few projects that I am up for on and a NWA project. I have offers from movies and tv shows as well. For me it’s really about just doing the right project. Single Ladies has a predominately urban audience, and you never want to be type cast. For me it’s about being strategic. It’s been a long road to get here, and I have prided myself off of not being desperate and not taking every project that comes along.
BS: Are you going to do more videos?
HM: The thing about videos is that there are so many people who will do them for little or nothing. It just has to be the right project, look and has to be strategic. I did the T.I. video because I have mad love for Chris Brown. T.I. and I have worked together on a few projects. In addition to me playing opposite Rob, from hit the floor. It was strategically done. I knew the visibly the video would get, in addition to me staring opposite of someone who is also on VH1. The timing was great with me being on Single Ladies and brought more visibility to VH1 as well. BS: Tell me more about your non-profit?
HM: I started one initially here in Atlanta, called Team Impact then I moved to L.A. Now I work closely with one called DMTL. It’s with a very close friend of mine that I met at the Jay Z “Brush Your Shoulders Off” Video shoot. I implemented a lot of my programs within in his programs because we shared the same views and it’s a great way to give back.
BS: What do you think about the state of Detroit, your hometown?
HM: I think that’s a facade. You don’t have a major city with a successful sports program, successful universities, a lottery, casino and gambling and also the heart of automobile industry then file bankruptcy. It doesn’t financially makes sense. You can’t say Detroit doesn’t have money, My question is where did the money go? It’s money there. How is it lack of employment when you have all these resources for finances? I think somewhere there is a disconnect. I think the infrastructure is coming. I believe in the next 5 years Detroit will be one of the hottest cities in the nation. California and New York are too crowed. You have too many opportunities here in Detroit. Imagine Las Vegas on the lake.
To keep up with Harold and all his current projects, follow Harold at: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/haroldhousemoore Twitter:https://twitter.com/Whozhouse Instagram: http://instagram.com/haroldhousemoore
karan missy whiteDecember 8, 2014 at 10:12 am
i love this story!!!! i love my classmate Harold, and am so glad to see his dreams flourish right before our eyes!!!! btw, i love my body butter, B!
BernettaDecember 8, 2014 at 10:49 am
I am so glad Missy!!