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Whoa! I wonder why? 

Well Billy Goats looks like you and the Wildcats will be the only show in town from now on.

COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – The Granddaddy of all Historically Black College and University  football classics may be on its way out of Columbus.

The Tuskegee-Morehouse Classic has been played at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium since 1936.

Multiple sources tell News 3 that Tuskegee and Morehouse are near a deal to move the game out of Columbus and to Birmingham, Ala. The Tuskegee-Morehouse committee has confirmed in a news release that it is looking for a new site

How has it affected the economy, especially in the local areas?  Does it generate more revenue, is the crime rate higher, are the areas where the casinos are located in blighted areas?

The reason I ask is that  GA is considering allowing casinos, and there have been a few debates about the pros and cons of them.   The people in my county are going back and forth over whether we need one. 

So what has been your experience?

General Discussion Forum / Question for my Louisiana Natives
« on: November 24, 2019, 08:37:15 PM »
Hey Louisiana folks:

I was looking at a recipe about gumbo the other day and there was this huge debate as to whether or not gumbo has tomatoes or not.   Some folks who swore they were Louisiana natives said no absolutely not - others who were natives said yes tomatoes can be included. 

Problem was everybody responding was white -  so I’m asking my peeps. Are tomatoes in gumbo blasphemous?

I’ve recently become interested in Louisiana cuisine and want to try out some recipes, but I want it to be the real deal.   Y’all let me know. 

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.


FVSU team defeats nineteen competing teams from major colleges and universities across the State Of Georgia in the competition sponsored by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Rest In Peace Soror  :angel: :'(

Her voice was as smooth as silk and just made you feel good.

LOS ANGELES — Grammy-winning ja-- and pop singer Nancy Wilson has died.

Her manager Devra Hall Levy told The Associated Press late Thursday that Wilson died peacefully after a long illness at her home in Pioneertown, a California desert community near Joshua Tree National Park. She was 81.

« 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 I right or wrong?

Sports Forum / Ray Lewis Strikes Again
« on: June 22, 2017, 02:48:33 PM »
He irks me so

It was reported on Tuesday that former Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, who previously spent three years at ESPN before being fired, would join FOX Sports as an NFL analyst. Later that day, he made his debut and came in swinging on the hottest topic from the NFL: Colin Kaepernick.

On Wednesday’s edition of ‘Speak For Yourself’, Ray Lewis gave his thoughts on why Colin Kaepernick is still unemployed and why his activism is keeping him from getting a position in the NFL.

Betsy Devos?


My homeboy works there, and he has said it isn't official as of yet, but highly likely. 

Because she needs her behind whipped.  

Why would Ludacris' mom knowingly let this man wear her jersey?  She ought to know better than this.  :no:

General Discussion Forum / GBI: Officer Shot On Duty Made Up Entire Story
« on: September 23, 2016, 03:37:35 PM »
Lock her @zz up too.....

BUTTS COUNTY, Ga. - Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Mark Winne has learned that an arrest warrant has been issued for Jackson police Officer Sherry Hall.

Earlier this month, Hall said she was shot by an unidentified man while on duty. Winne has learned that investigators suspect this may not have happened as she claimed.

Politics / Even the Koch brothers won't back The Donald
« on: August 02, 2016, 01:03:05 PM »

Powerful 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

Sports Forum / New FVSU Coach Selected
« on: June 07, 2016, 06:40:37 PM »


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.

General Discussion Forum / Scandal watchers what's your opinion?
« 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 FL

After 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.

She is an Alabama A&M grad and currently teaches at Tuskegee!  

You go girl!!!  :clap:

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