Lakatriona ‘Bernice’ Brunson First Female Football HC in Florida

Former TSU Basketball standout Lakatriona Bernice Brunson has been named the first Female Head Coach in Miami, Florida. (Yes, Uncle Luke is the Defensive Coordinator)

Miami Jackson Senior High School announced Monday that they have hired Lakatriona “Bernice” Brunson as its new head football coach, the first female to fill that role in state history.

“As a woman, I’m ready for everyone to judge me because it’s a man’s field,” Brunson said during her introductory media appearance at the school.

Brunson, who was already a physical education teacher at the school, replaces former Miami Hurricanes star Earl Little, who resigned after two seasons at Jackson.

In one of her first moves with the program, Brunson hired rap legend Luther Campbell as an assistant coach.

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Just In Time For Black History Month: Checkout Kesha Rushing Children’s Book Series


Terrell and Keke’s Adventures Through Time is a fascinating series-in-the-making, featuring a dynamic African-American brother and sister duo, 11 year old Terrell and his sassy 8 year old sister, Keke. After they discover a hidden cabin and a trunk full of books during summer vacation, they embark on a whirlwind adventure through time.

Their first stop? The Underground Railroad.

On their journey, Terrell and Keke travel with Harriet Tubman as runaways and experience the danger, fear and courage that many slaves experienced on their journey to freedom. Young readers can come along, as they learn more about history and themselves, on their trip around the globe.

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Meet Tenn State Alum Danny Glover, Bernie Sanders’ National HBCU Outreach Director



NBCBLK recently spoke with Danny D. Glover, the campaign’s National Historically Black Colleges and University’s Outreach Director, who’s spearheading initiative. He spoke about plans to visit about 10 HBCUs and why Sanders’ populist message resonates with minority students.

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LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan 20, 2016 – How does an aspiring fashion designer become a Fashion Consultant on a made-for-TV movie?  Well you work hard like fashion designer Reco Chapple.

Reco Chapple served as Fashion Consultant for Lifetime’s Original Movie, Toni Braxton’s UNBREAK MY HEART, starring newcomer Lex Scott Davis (The Exes) as the seven-time Grammy(R) Award-winning R&B icon, premieres Saturday, January 23 at 8pm ET/PT. Toni Braxton executive produces the two-hour film, which is based on her popular memoir Unbreak My Heart. Immediately following the movie, Lifetime premieres the special, Beyond The Headlines: Toni Braxton at 10pm ET/PT.

“When I received the personal request from Toni, to serve as a Fashion Consultant for UNBREAK MY HEART, I was speechless,” stated Chapple.  “Toni has support my career as a black designer for years, by taking me on tour with her as her, dressing her for red-carpet such as the Grammys,” continued Chapple.

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Reco Chapple is from Chattanooga, TN and a graduate of Tennessee State University with degree in architectural engineer.  Reco Chapple gained national attention as a constant viewers favorite as a contestant on Bravo Network fashion competition show, The Fashion Show


100 Mile Ride For Tiger Hoops


Rodney Elam will be apart of an 100 mile from Selma, Alabama to Montgomery, Alabama on March 18- March 20th, 2016.

As Rodney trains for this event, he will be doing a fundraiser for the Men’s and Women’s Basketball team.

My goal is to raise $5000 ($2500 per team).

Please click on the links below and after completing your donation, type in Rodney Elam in the Other Comments.

Men’s Team

Women’s Team

Please check my website for constant updates as I get in shape and raise money for our basketball programs.




Joseph D. Bishop Sr Named Police Chief at Tulane

New Tulane police chief Joseph D. Bishop Sr.

After a nationwide search, Tulane University has hired Joseph D. Bishop Sr. as its new police chief, effective Feb. 22. Bishop, a 35-year law enforcement veteran, comes to Tulane University from Vanderbilt University, where he serves as assistant police chief.

New Tulane police chief Joseph D. Bishop Sr. is a 35-year law enforcement veteran. (Photo provided by Joseph D. Bishop Sr.)

“Chief Bishop’s credentials are impressive. I believe that with his knowledge and experience, we can reach new milestones in our continued efforts toward progressive police strategies that will enhance the safety of our community,” Tulane University Police Department superintendent Jon Barnwell said.

Bishop began his civilian law enforcement career in 1978 with the Clarksville Police Department in Tennessee, later transferring to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office as a patrol deputy. In 1980, he was hired by the Metro Nashville Police Department as a patrolman. Rising through the ranks, he served in patrol/field operations, training, investigations, drug enforcement, S.W.A.T. and special operations.

He also has served as the director of the Office of Investigations and Compliance for the Tennessee Department of Corrections. He retired as deputy chief after 28 years of service with the MNPD.

Before assuming his current position at Vanderbilt, Bishop served as chief of the Columbia Police Department in Tennessee from 2008 to 2013. At Columbia he developed a management model for community service, incorporated an accountability-driven leadership model and reorganized the department. After five years, the department experienced heightened community partnership and five consecutive years of crime reduction.

Bishop graduated with honors from Tennessee State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. He also earned a master’s degree in public administration from Cumberland University.

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