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Politics / Cohen says Trump directed him to pay for poll rigging
« on: Yesterday at 09:49:30 PM »
Washington (CNN) - President Donald Trump's former "fixer" Michael Cohen said Thursday that he paid the head of a small technology company thousands in 2015 to rig online polls at "the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump.

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/17/politics/michael-cohen-poll-rigging/index.html

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Sports Forum / How fitting for the start of this week.
« on: Yesterday at 02:26:10 PM »
 "The Dream" and "The King"

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Sports Forum / Re: 2019-20 NBA trade rumors
« on: January 18, 2020, 06:56:06 PM »
BREAKING TRADE: Sacramento and Portland have done a trade; Blazers saved $12.3M in cap room

Blazers receive: Trevor Ariza, Wendell Gabriel, Caleb Swanigan

Kings receive: Kent Bazemore, Anthony Tolliver, Two 2nd-Round Picks

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Politics / A Baton Rouge Story: 1953 Baton Rouge Bus Boycott
« on: January 17, 2020, 09:56:40 PM »
Baton Rouge is a city filled with a lot of history dating back to centuries.

When you hear “bus boycott” during the civil rights movement; most people think of the boycott in Montgomery back in 1955. However, before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr; there was Reverend TJ Jemison and many others during the Baton Rouge bus boycott in 1953.



https://www.brproud.com/news/local-news/a-baton-rouge-story-1953-baton-rouge-bus-boycott/

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Ya'll do realize the Asst Band Director at LSU went to Jackson State right


Kelvin Jones
Interim Associate Director of Bands
kjon183@lsu.edu

Dr. Kelvin Jones is the Interim Associate Director of Bands at Louisiana State University. His responsibilities conducting the LSU Symphonic Winds, teaching undergraduate conducting, graduate-level wind literature, and leading the Sudler-winning "Golden Band from Tigerland.”

He is an active drill designer and music arranger for high school and university music programs across the country with his arrangements being performed throughout the United States, including the Dallas Winds. Jones is a 2011 recipient of the Louisiana Music Educators Association’s Young Music Educator of the Year, the 2013 recipient of the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s Teacher of Distinction, and the 2014 LSU A.P. Tureaud award recipient for significant contributions to the university. His halftime shows have been featured at the 2017 College Band Directors National Association Conference (CBDNA) in Kansas City, MO and the 2018 Southern CBDNA Conference in Tampa, FL. He is the former band director at West Feliciana High School in St. Francisville, Louisiana. At WFHS, he led an active, comprehensive music program that produced numerous award-winning performances at state and national events, including the 2013 United States National Presidential Inauguration Music Festival in Washington DC.

Dr. Jones has also presented at international, national, and state music conferences across the United States, including Ohio, Texas, and Louisiana Music Educators Associations. He is published in the Instrumentalist magazine (Jan. 2014 and Dec. 2015), an active clinician, and has travelled internationally working with music programs in South America (Chile) and with the LSU marching band in Dublin, Ireland. He also serves as a clinician/instructor at the Smith-Walbridge Drum Major Clinic held in Charleston, Illinois working with high school and college drum majors from across the country.

He holds degrees in Music from Jackson State University and Louisiana State University. He is a member of the College Band Directors National Association, Kappa Kappa Psi Fraternity Inc., National Association for Music Education, Louisiana Music Educators Association, Louisiana Association of Jazz Educators, HBCU Band Directors Consortium, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. He resides in Zachary, LA with his wife Felicia, a registered nurse, and their bundle of joy son, Samuel aka "BJ".
I think it's safe to say most swac fam did

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Bluedog,

Here's a copy of the link to the thesis. The SU protest rally starts on page 92 to 96 in the document or 99 to 103 of the dropdown menu bar.  Also, after that event, funding for SU became less and less.  Basically during the Reagan years.  This is why I think our students need to get more involved in the politics at our universities and stop allowing the political puppets (governing board) make decisions that are political related. I believe events like this helped individuals like Cleo Fields get elected into state office and then as the youngest U.S. congressman.  At that time, SUBR was the largest HBCU in the country and Cleo Field used the voter registration numbers of SU's student body to get elect.  I was a freshman when he was SU's SGA President. Congressman Cedric Richmond pretty much have the same advantage with SUBR, SUNO, SU Law Center, and SU Ag being in his congressional district.  SU should demand that he do more for the university.  The only part of the SU System that is not in his district is SU Shreveport.

https://www.google.com/url?q=https://digitalcommons.lsu.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi%3Farticle%3D3955%26context%3Dgradschool_theses&sa=U&ved=2ahUKEwj84cLFtInnAhVQrlkKHUyfBTQQFjAAegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw3ihCy1ILpw9wcfpsQ1skUU
Thanks

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@JAG89 refresh my memory about that controversy. I recall the community didn't really want the juke to perform.

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I was still in high school then, but since I marched in SU band in 1983 and 1984, I was able to gather information from older band members.  Baton Rouge's news covered a great deal of the story, which ironically is hard to find in today's high tech informational world. It was told to me that the SU Board demanded that SU's band perform at Reagan's campaign rally at LSU. A lot of the band members didn't want to perform, but were being forced to or lose their scholarships.  Word had gotten around to other students at SU and few started a protest rally on campus demanding that Reagan come to SU to see and hear their demands.  Once they realized that that wasn't going to happen, the student laid out in front of the buses transporting the band to LSU, which got the news media involved.  They captured pictures of SU campus security arresting and removing the students from blocking the buses.  The only thing I can find on that controversy is a LSU graduate student's thesis that talked about Reagan's campaign.  I'll see if I can find it and I'll post it on here.
Yeah....yeah...yeah now I remember

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Sports Forum / Re: Texas Southern Alum in the NFL Hall of Fame
« on: January 17, 2020, 06:12:19 AM »
:clap: :clap:

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@JAG89 refresh my memory about that controversy. I recall the community didn't really want the juke to perform.

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Sports Forum / Re: 2019-20 NBA trade rumors
« on: January 16, 2020, 03:00:13 PM »
BREAKING TRADE: Atlanta has traded Allen Crabbe to Minnesota for Jeff Teague and Treveon Graham.

Teague returns to Atlanta and Trae Young now has a backup point guard!

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