TSU Alum Bradley: “First job responsibility is personal growth”

The October speaker will focus on the connection between people and their jobs at RutherfordCABLE’s meeting, the organization announced.

The keynote speaker Christine Bradley, assistant vice chancellor for Community, Neighborhood and Government Relations at Vanderbilt University, will headline the breakfast meeting, set for from 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 14, at Stones River Country Club.

Guests are welcome, and the public is invited to attend; reservations online at rutherfordcable.org.

Bradley will talk about the correlation between each of us and our jobs, in her presentation titled “You Are Your Job.” Bradley believes our first job responsibility is our own personal growth.

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Bradley received her Bachelor of Science degree from Bowling Green State University, her Master’s degree from St. Bonaventure University and her Doctorate degree from Tennessee State University.

Coach Ford named among Nashville’s most beautiful people

Dana Ford — Head Men’s Basketball Coach at Tennessee State University

What is your definition of a beautiful person? Beauty is truly only skin deep. It is not what someone looks like on the surface, but their spirit on the inside. Everyone is beautiful in their own unique way.
What activity brings you the most joy? Spending time with my family. My career is very time consuming, so being able to spend quality family time at home or at the park etc. is what brings me the most joy!
Favorite place for a night out in town? My favorite place to go out in the town is Kayne Prime Steakhouse.
What is a favorite quote that reflects your view on life? “When nothing seems to help, I go look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before.”– Jacob Riis

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Tennessee State University Receives Grant To Advance Inclusion For LBGT Community


HRC Foundation and Promised Land Film are pleased to announce that they have awarded $4,000 grants to four historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The grant will allow institutions to use the award-winning documentaryThe New Black, as a tool to advance on-campus LGBT inclusion.

“Engaging in meaningful dialogue at HBCUs is an important tool in helping develop a cadre of empowered student leaders with an intersectional understanding of justice,” said HRC Foundation’s Youth and Campus Engagement Manager Samantha Master.

The effort is made possible through a partnership between HRC Foundation’s HBCU Project and Promised Land Film. The grants will be awarded to Alabama State University, Johnson C. Smith University, Spelman College, and Tennessee State University.

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TSU Alum Melorra Green Named New Curator of SOSMARTS

SOMArts is pleased to announce a new addition to our staff, Melorra Green, Curator for Inquiry and Impact. Melorra is a curator whose bold vision is deeply rooted in experience building community, supporting risk, and inspiring social change and cultural learning through art. She will help SOMArts develop, produce, and present new work in the visual, performing, literary, and interdisciplinary arts, and serve Bay Area citizens through curatorial residencies, productions, education and incubation.

Melorra Green, M.A.Edm is a curator, artist, radio show host, and community activist. She is a native of Memphis, TN and has called San Francisco home for 14 years. A graduate of Tennessee State University in Nashville, the Academy of Art University where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Motion Pictures & Television, and the University of Phoenix where she received a Masters of Arts in Education. .

If you would like to welcome or connect with Melorra, she can be reached at melorra@somarts.org.

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FAMU Rejected TSU Offers For Band Travel

As the back the forth continues between FAMU and TSU, we learn more about previous deals that were rejected. 

“We extended two offers to you to assist with FAMU band travel. These were: (1) TSU would pay the $60,000 cost for the FAMU band to travel to TSU this year, and FAMU would, in return, pay the same amount for the TSU band to travel to FAMU next year; or (2) TSU would extend a loan to FAMU in the amount of $30,000 to be paid back over the course of the 2014-2015 academic year.

“You declined both offers. Instead, you made an absolutely one-sided offer and stated that FAMU could not afford to come to TSU, and that TSU had to pay all expenses for FAMU to travel to Nashville this year. You further stated that even if TSU paid the expenses this year, FAMU could not reciprocate and pay for TSU to travel to Tallahassee next year.”

Next year’s game will be the last in a four-game contract between the two programs, whose longtime rivalry began in 1944.

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