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« on: April 09, 2019, 04:06:35 PM »
FORT VALLEY, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) -State and local lawmakers are giving a clear picture on the bills passed during the 2019 legislative session.
Fort Valley State University was full of politicians for its Ham and Eggs Legislative Breakfast and Georgia Agricultural Showcase Friday morning.
Politicians highlighted that FVSU will be one of two universities to research, grow, and dispense medical marijuana.
“The Farm Bill, for Fort Valley State to be designated with some appropriation with the Farm Bill. With that in mind, it was a good day for FVSU, it’ll mean a lot to the university to get in on the growth side and the dispense side,” Representative Calvin Smyre said.https://41nbc.com/2019/04/08/fvsu-one-two-georgia-institutions-research-dispense-medical-marijuana/
« on: July 14, 2017, 02:00:12 PM »
I know VERY little about boxing, even though I've watched a few. This Mayweather / McGregor fight intrigues me. Now, apparently McGregor is an MMA fighter, and Mayweather is a little long in the tooth. This is a boxing match so McGregor can't use his feet - but he has boxed before.
Am I wrong in assuming that Mayweather is gonna beat this dude? Like I said I know little to nothing about it, but common sense tells me that Mayweather will pull it out. Y'all let me know what you think...am I right or wrong?
« on: August 02, 2016, 01:03:05 PM »
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-election-koch-idUSKCN10C2W8Powerful Koch brothers rebuff big donors' calls to back Trump for White House
The billionaire industrialist Koch brothers rejected pressure over the weekend from dozens of big donors in their sprawling political network to back U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, saying that their money was better spent trying to influence congressional races.
The rejection deprives Trump, a New York businessman who has never previously run for elected office, of a major source of fundraising and reflects how his unorthodox White House bid has sparked some disarray among fundraisers who would normally be squarely behind a Republican nominee.
The Kochs, with a nearly $300 million political warchest, have earned a reputation as powerful allies in Republican politics.
Charles Koch, the dominant player in his political partnership with brother David Koch, told attendees at a bi-annual donor retreat at a luxury resort in Colorado Springs, Colorado: “At this point, I can’t support either candidate” for the White House
« on: June 07, 2016, 06:40:37 PM »
FORMER NFL PLAYER NAMED FVSU HEAD FOOTBALL COACH
Jun. 07, 2016 Football
FORT VALLEY, GA (June 7, 2016) – Fort Valley State University Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Joshua W. Murfree, Jr., has named Kevin Porter as the new head football coach.
A press conference is scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2016 at 11 a.m. in FVSU's Health and Physical Education Complex lobby.
Porter has an extensive background in coaching, including 10 seasons as both an assistant and head coach at the professional level. His coaching experience also includes stints at the University of West Georgia as an assistant coach and Point University as head coach and athletic director.
Porter coached the Arena Football League and the associated developmental league called arenafootball2 (af2.) In 2000, Porter was head coach with the Pensacola Barracudas, followed by several seasons as head coach of the Macon Knights. He took his afF2 teams to the playoffs all four seasons and had won the most games in af2 history (45-27) before moving on to serve as defensive coordinator for the AFL's New Orleans VooDoo, and then as head coach of the ALF's Kansas City Brigade.
« on: April 07, 2016, 10:33:29 AM »
Some of you know that people have been boycotting Scandal since the winter break and ratings have suffered. It is no longer must see TV for me; merely something to watch on my DVR during any downtime I have on the weekend.
Anyway, I read an article about the boycott earlier this week, and in the comments section a young lady from central Florida made a compelling argument as to why she is disappointed in the show and in the show runner. It's a long comment, but I tend to agree. What do you think?
Link to the article itself is Link
Here is a portion of the comment - agree or disagree?
Ava Brock, Central FLAfter years of watching Carrie Bradshaws, Buffy Summers, Rachel Greens, Meredith Greys, and Addison Montgomerys get their full fledged own stories, it was refreshing to see a black female lead in Olivia Pope be powerful and capable and able to roll with the best of them. At least in Season 1 and 2A. Black females finally had someone who looked like them on tv and the last time that was done was almost 40 years ago.
But sadly it was not meant to last. Shonda Rhimes self proclaimed crush on Scott Foley and the introduction of his character Jake Ballard and her favorite character (according to her) of Mellie Grant usurped all the foundation of Olivia Pope, both in her personal life and her professional life. We were forced to watch Olivia never defend herself against people who continued to gaslight her over and over again (Jake and Mellie) with the addition of her emotionally abusive father Rowan Pope. While we got episode after episode of Mellie Grant (a white female supporting character) dealing with her shoehorned rape, her son's death, and never answering for any of her mistakes or actions like a petulant child as well as entire new convoluted spy storyline to force importance on Olivia's shady sometimes lover Jake and her father Rowan, Olivia Pope in the meantime was concussed & choked (by Jake), kidnapped, and had an abortion and we never saw the outcome of her dealing with any of that. So why not? Why was it ok to fully fledged out your white supporting characters but not your historic black female lead?
Those are questions Shonda Rhimes has failed to answer and Scandal fans are upset. It goes well beyond just Olivia and the love of her life (Fitz) being together. This show is about Olivia Pope but it stopped being about her to prop up two white supporting characters and one black supporting male character that Shonda has gone on record to saying she has a personal bias towards. Three characters that wouldn't even be around had it not been for the electric chemistry between Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn and the dedication of fans to keep this show on the air beyond the paltry ratings of its first season. And those dedicated fans fell in love with the Olivia Pope of Season 1, the fixer who wasn't afraid to speak her mind, had control of her professional life, was always 5 steps ahead of everyone, and had the love of a man who worshipped the ground she walked on. She won, like any lead character is expected to. You rooted for her, you wanted to be her, and know her. 5 seasons later, however, we still don't know who Olivia Pope is and some people don't even like her anymore. But hey, her clothes are awesome right? That matters, right?
I just want to know how this is ok. How is it ok for a showrunner to literally sabotage her own show like this? How people still keep allowing Shonda Rhimes to do this to her black female characters and getting away with it. Just bc she is a black female doesn't mean she is writing the best portrayal of a black female. I just chalk it up to the fact that the audience who is still watching and binging on whatever Shonda creates are so used to seeing white female leads and characters get their due that it doesn't register that Olivia Pope is still being sidelined to prop up the white female character. Bc its not like the black female character isnt usually the best friend or confidant of the white female character. We havent seen that been done before, have we? Rme. I mean, Olivia is now campaigning to make Mellie President. Instead of dealing with her kidnapping or the abortion she had or even showing us a glimpse into how all these events are altering her, we get to watch Olivia all of sudden stomp for the white female supporting character to become President. If anyone should be running for President, it should be Olivia, not Mellie. My goodness, Shonda, if you wanted Mellie to be the lead so bad, why not just make a spinoff? Bc it worked out so well for Addison Montgomery. And then maybe Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn could be open to doing things under a showrunner who actually appreciates their talents.
« on: January 05, 2016, 05:17:34 PM »
« on: December 20, 2015, 09:00:01 AM »
LONDON — A millionaire property developer has been cleared of raping a teenager after claiming he accidentally tripped and fell on her.
Ehsan Abdulaziz, 46, was accused of forcing himself on an 18-year-old girl who slept on his sofa in his Maida Vale flat after a night out drinking.Link
« on: December 08, 2015, 01:24:41 PM »
If you are retired military and you call the leader of the free world a "total p*ssy" on national TV, are there disciplinary actions that can be taken? Is he in jeopardy of losing his retirement? What is an Article 15?
I've heard conflicting information so I'm just asking.
« on: March 20, 2015, 08:51:55 PM »
COMMON, PHARRELL, AND ‘THE NEW BLACK’: AN IGNORANT MENTALITY THAT UNDERMINES THE BLACK EXPERIENCE
BY STEREO WILLIAMS
“The New Black doesn’t blame other races for our issues.”
So decreed Pharrell Williams when the hit-making superstar spoke to Oprah last summer about the current racial climate in America. In the months following the release of Pharrell’s sugary soul-pop hit “Happy,” the country struggled through a summer that saw a string of high-profile cases involving police killing innocent black citizens. But while speaking to Oprah, and having watched clips of fans paying tribute to his uber-cheerful single, Pharrell decided to advertise a “new” mindset for black people to adopt—one of good ol’ positive thinking.
“The New Black dreams and realizes that it’s not pigmentation: it’s a mentality, and it’s either going to work for you or it’s going to work against you. And you’ve got to pick the side you’re going to be on,” Pharrell said.
His words were laughably empty and insulting to the current climate, the history of black ambition in the face of tremendous cultural oppression, and the reality of institutional racism; but they also represented a vocal cadre of black celebritydom that is calling for the black community to basically “get over it.” With the racial conversation in the national spotlight, stars like Williams, Kanye West, and others aren’t addressing racism in as much as they are deflecting the conversation.You can read the rest of the article here:Link