TJ Holmes has been added to the board of advisors at the University of Alabama.
New BOA members include 1999 UA graduate T.J Holmes of Atlanta, Ga., who serves as a weekend anchor for CNN; 1970 UA graduate Greg Lee of Fayetteville, who worked as an administrative officer and international president of Tyson Foods Inc. and has since retired; Susan Harris Stoltz of Fort Collins, Colo., who graduated in 1974; 1960 UA graduate Dick Trammel of Rogers, who is an executive vice president of Arvest Bank; and John Tyson of Springdale, who is the chairman of the board at Tyson as well as on the UA board of trustees. Source
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Many congrats to Mr. Holmes and best wishes always.
Note: Speaking of the University of Alabama, on May 30, 1965, Vivian Malone Jones became the first Afro-American to graduate from the University of Alabama. For years and years, she also served as an usherette at her local church. May the Lord always rest her soul.
Once again, Smooth Thug, I am more informed because of you.
TJ’s going to take out a restraining order against you…LOL!
This is a really big deal, as UA has not been friendly to blacks during its existence.
Congratulations to Mr. Holmes.
I am embarrased to say I did not know much of the historical significance of this appointment. I just look for excuses to post pic of TJ Holmes.
Well, Ms. “TalulaZoeApple”, as long as we’re in the beoming informed frame of mind, let’s get all the way infromed.
Very recently, I was at the Brownsista.com site. The topic of the day was a set of pictures of Reagan Gomez Preston along with some comments she made concerning the present situation within the Afro-American community… specifically, that there exists a divide between the older generation and the younger generation when it comes to various social issues and how they impact the respective generations. Poster after poster praised the profundity of her words and how insightful they were. It is needless to say that I wasn’t in the least bit impressed with what Ms. Preston had to say. Let me give an example.
Ms. Preston stated that she’s never seen “a Black man lynched” then went on to say, “But we [the younger generation] have seen young, unarmed black men murdered time and time again by the police.” OK, so in other words, both generations have witnessed and experieced the same social phenomena… one victim was hung from a tree or telephone pole, the other gunned down as if he’s an animal. What is the difference, dead is dead! How is that a generational gap or divide? In addition, a young man who is shot dead by the police has a mother, a aunt, a grand father or grandmother, right? So how is that a generational gap?
What a march does is appropiate the verity of the Afro-American experience and frames it in a discourse that reflects and informs about the Afro-American community’s truest interests: its own economy, its own resourses, its own heritage, its own history, its own culture, its own humanity, its own dignity, its own people.
How is that NOT “empowering” and “educating”? And if the march is composed of marchers of all ages, how is there a generational gap!?! The only thing that Ms. Preston said that I agree with is that Barak Obama should be our next president. And on election day, as you vote, be sure to thank the Good Lord for blessing us with Fannie Lou Hamer, an older generation voting rights activist. Here’s a list of older generation activists who came along before us. Please Google them:
J.L. Chestnut, Jr.
Jean Wynona Fleming
And please visit: http://www.crmvet.org/images/imgcoll.htm
And for an excellent visual idea of what the older generation had to go through, go see the movie “The Express: The Ernie Davis Story”. And if you choose to see that movie, I pray you do, you make extra sure to thank the Lord for blessing us with Rosa Parks because you are going to be able to sit anywhere in that movie theatre you want; you are getting to sit down where you feel like sitting because this wonderful and courageous lady refused to get up! Ya see what I’m sayin’?
It’s like this y’all: the older generation has Dr. Matin Luther King, Jr. The younger generation has Barak Obama. What seems to be incompatable historical agents are in fact both consequences of the same general set of liberalisms. These two historical metaphors do not fit the generational gap critique. Instead, they both amalgamate into a united front of uniformity, unilinear and unipolar in identity. Barak Obama and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. both represent the construction of Afro-American identity in socio/political space.
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UA is my alma mater!!!
I just felt like sharing that.