Genma Holmes to Speak at Mother-Daughter Tea
[[MORE]] Mothers, daughters, and grandmothers will spend quality generational time together at Olive Branch Church’s Annual Mother-Daughter Tea. Saturday, May 4, 2013 11-1 p.m. (doors will open at 10:30am) at the Crossings Event Center 5380 Hickory Hollow Pkwy Antioch, Tn. 37013 directly across from Freeland Chevrolet This year’s theme is Blooming and Blossoming in Grace....
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Teaching Children To Love To Learn
14.00 Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE I grew up in a community that is now known as one of the poorest counties in Mississippi. When I return home for family visits, poverty is on every corner....
The Pros and Cons of Charter Schools In Tennessee
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Stacey McBride-Irby on Living Your Best Life Radio...
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being...
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Genma Holmes: Flavors.me
I am an entreprenur, writer, and now a radio host . I believe in living your dreams, being passionate about life and serving others with grace and humility. I work for, write about, and speak to things that are dear to my heart. My wonderful children and the challenges of motherhood. My business ventures from owning Holmes Pest Control to writing and publishing to continuing to work...
An Encounter with a Homeless Woman Changed My Life
A year ago, I volunteered to help with a project for women cancer survivors. I have participated in several events over the years that were geared to help restore or uplift the spirits of cancer survivors through pampering, empowerment or patient advocacy. Diving in heart first, I was excited to volunteer to help stamp out the stigma of cancer. At this event, I met women from diverse backgrounds...
I really, really, really love Southwest Airlines
During the month of March and April, I travel heavily speaking at various events around the country. This year, I am booked for twenty two engagements. March is Women History Month and April is National Pest Control Month. This post comes to you from the road. Being a woman of color in the pest control industry keeps me talking about glass ceiling issues. There is no glass ceiling over my...
TSU's Dr. Portia Shields: Change Gonna Come
Dr. Portia Holmes Shields is officially at helm of Tennessee State University. Dr. Shields reminds every one of her favorite song when she addresses concerns about Big Blue; “Change is Gonna Come.” The first female president of the 99-year-old university was named interim president in mid-December and officially began her duties on January 2. Dr. Shields has 18 months on the job and is not...
Mary Harvey, Making Black History by Starting to...
This is the first week of Black folks’ holiest time of the year, Black History Month. As Civil Rights heroes’ sacrifices are remembered, Blacks and white folks are at their best and unified. The finest and brightest are trotted out for twenty eight days before mayhem resumes March 1. White folks give Blacks all the air time they are going to get for the year in February. I was going to...
Ted Williams: From Rags to Riches to Rehab
The story of Ted Williams captivated the hearts and imaginations of millions this month. This is a rags to riches story of a homeless veteran with a golden voice that took him off the street corner begging for change to the sets of the Today Show, The Tonight Show, The Early Show, Inside Edition, Entertainment Tonight, and Dr. Phil. He had a tearful on-air reunion with his mother, and a...
The Media Refuses to call Terrorist a Terrorist
The tragic shootings in Tuscan, Arizona have left our country shaken to the core. I sat glued to my television on Saturday afternoon, flipping channels as I soaked up the coverage. Representative Gabby Giffords was originally pronounced dead by several media outlets but she miraculously survived a gunshot to the head by gunman Jared Lee Loughner. Representative Giffords was holding her...
Mattie Bates: A Cancer Survivor and Community Role...
Nashville is a city of community leaders in action. Most of those leaders are women on divinely inspired missions. They are determined to fight for causes that impact not only our city and region but our country. One of those leaders is Mattie Bates. Mrs. Bates has been a warrior on the battle field in the fight against cancer. In the Nashville community, she teaches women to take...
The College Trust Fund Will Host Fundraiser for...
The United Negro College Fund’s (UNCF) President and CEO, Dr. Michael L. Lomax, will speak at the MILLENNIUM MAXWELL HOUSE on historic Rosa L Parks Blvd., January 14, at 7:00 pm for the College Trust Fund. The College Trust Fund is celebrating its 29th year raising funds for Nashville’s four Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs): Fisk University, Tennessee State...
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2011 will bring new challenges and opportunities for many. All too often, the challenges are emphasized and the opportunities are minimized when we view circumstances through old lenses. Past missteps should be revisited only to learn from them while embracing the future with a positive attitude. Many have expressed concerns about what is next for Black folks with several new leadership...
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Ellen Pryor making sure her dear friend is flawless on the day of the shoot! Now that the world knows what I knew back then, I can blog about it! Tennessee’s attorney general, Bob Cooper, announced on Friday, October 22, 2010 that Fisk Alumna, Dr. Carol Creswell-Betsch, stepped forward with funds to keep the Stieglitz collection at Fisk University. To the shouts of many on the...
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Be the change you want to see in the world!– Ghandi
Learning to Pick My Battles
Often, I share about my grandfather (Daddy) and the love he showed his grandchildren. He really was a good man. He was not perfect by any means but he did not waiver on things that were out of sync with doing what was right when no one was around to see. One of his favorite sayings was “fair is fair”. Those words were usually followed up by “ball or strike”. One day, I am going to write a...