Saturday, April 25, 2015

Colonel Alvin E. Miller, Sr. on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes


Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations, leaders, and volunteers who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations, leaders, and volunteers  embody, "Be the change you want to see in the world.


 On Saturday, April 25, 2015 Colonel Alvin E. Miller, Sr  will join us in the studio to share about his 30 plus career in the military. He will also share about his life growing up in a community that counted on young men being in prison or in the grave. Instead of being a statics in the prison industrial complex, Colonel Miller, Sr. became a leader of leaders. Hear his storied journey from being a Treasure Coast, Florida native who graduated from Fort Piece Central High School where he excelled in sports.

After gradating from high school, Colonel Miller, Sr. attended college at Eastern Kentucky University. In 1979, he led Eastern Kentucky University to winning the NCAA-1AA National Football Championship (the first in school's history). ABC Television and Chevrolet Automotive Corporation voted Colonel Miller as the Semi-Final Championship Game and the National Championship Game MVP.

His stellar collegiate career led him to trying out for the Houston Oilers. Listen to Colonel Miller, Sr share how he transitioned from athlete to an Army officer and from military to ministry where he prayed for President Obama. Hear him talk about going from ghetto to God as he share his thoughts on the state of young black men today.

This interview promises to empower, inspire, and motivate you to live your BEST life. Living Your Best Life, can heard on 760 The Gospel in the Middle Tennessee region, Tune-In, www.UStream.TV and military bases from 9-10AM CST.





Saturday, April 18, 2015

Soprano Abiodun Koya on Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes

 Join Living Your Best Life with Genma Holmes as we profile organizations, leaders, and volunteers who lead by example. With extraordinary acts of kindness and charitable giving that help countless lives daily, these organizations, leaders, and volunteers  embody, "Be the change you want to see in the world.
On Saturday, April 18, 2015, Living Your Best Life in partnership with GSH Media Group, listeners will hear Soprano Abiodun Koya share about her life, her musical and acting careers, her work with young performers and what keeps her inspired daily. She will also share about her upcoming performances for wedding nuptials for members of the military. The Nigerian native was recently featured in the Americolor Opera Alliance’s presentation of LaRoche, an original opera about the only black male passenger on the ill fated Titanic, where she assumed the role of “Madam Mae/Top Lady.”  



Tune in to hear how Holmes felt after hearing Abiodun Koya, known affectionately as Abby, performance in Atlanta. Listen to them talk about the text message to Soprano Karen Parks that sealed the deal for Abby to consider performing in the Bahamas. Since meeting, the two have been planning several upcoming performances to benefit military families and veteran nonprofits around the country and in the Bahamas.

Abby And Genma visiting the Parthenon in Nashville, TN  
Abby on the campus of TSU with Music Major Darius Lewis
Abiodun Koya also is preparing for several concerts in Nigeria and an upcoming reality TV show. Hear hear talk future projects, her love of Nashville, and her desire to help others, especially women and young girls in her native country. At the end of this fun and lively show, you will also hear a melody of some of Genma's favorite classical songs performed by her friend Abby.


This interview promises to empower, inspire, and motivate you to live your BEST life. Living Your Best Life, can heard on 760 The Gospel in the Middle Tennessee region, Tune-In, www.UStream.TV and military bases from 9-10AM CST.

More About Abiodun Koya


Abiodun Koya in the Sirius XM Studios with Genma Holmes
Abiodun Koya, Abby, as she is fondly called, has sung for presidents, senators, ambassadors, governors, less privileged children, and Congress members to mention a few. A highlight of her career was an invitation to a black history month performance at the White House. Abiodun was recently featured in the Americolor Opera Alliance’s presentation of LaRoche, an original opera about the only black male passenger on the ill fated Titanic, where she assumed the role of “Madam Mae/Top Lady.”

Abby holds a B.A. in Business Management and devotes her time and resources to her charity foundation, the Courtesy Foundation, which raises scholarship funds for girl orphans in Africa. She uses her musical platform to shed light on issues affecting African children and women.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Melinda Doolittle KeyNotes GFWC Brentwood Woman's Club Fundraiser

Melinda Doolitte
GFWC Brentwood Woman's Club (BWC) annual Step Up: It's a Charity Affair fundraiser will feature recording artist, Melinda Doolittle, on May 5, 2015. Melinda who became a household name on season six of American Idol continues thrilling audiences with her powerhouse vocals and charm will have dual roles as the club's guest speaker and performer.

In 2013 alone, Melinda was featured on 5 studio albums, including her sophomore release You're The Reason. Her latest album offers listeners a true glimpse into Doolittle as an artist, as she wrote and performed half of the songs on the album. Melinda told the Hollywood Reporter that she approached the album "from the aspect of love. It’s what shapes my life daily. I wanted to be transparent and honest."

BWC's Step Up: It's a Charity Affair fundraiser continues to grow in attendance and has garnered wave reviews throughout Williamson County. The fundraiser supports several endeavors of the club including its educational program. BWC's educational program includes an endowment fund with Columbia State Community College
The Club strongly believes the more scholarships it gives, the more the more opportunities others have to make a meaningful contribution to their communities. Education can assist in the goal to end poverty, attain a better job, improve their quality of life and create a better world.
At the annual fundraiser, the community is also introduced to Brentwood's Woman of the Year. Prior honorees have been Linda Lynch, City of Brentwood Community Relations Director; Joyce Keistler, Director of the Martin Center; Susan Leathers, prior Editor and Co-Owner Brentwood Home Page, Franklin Home Page and BrentWord Communications; Linda Jackson, Executive Director of BRIDGES; Nancy Osman, community volunteer and Director of Ty2 Foundation, and  Jennifer Wolcott, community volunteer with the American Red Cross and the Boys Scout.
Step Up: It's a Charity Affair and Brentwood Woman of the Year Luncheon
Tuesday, May 5, 2015.
Silent Auction starts at 10:30. Lunch served at 11:30. 
Brentwood Country Club
5213 Country Club Drive
Brentwood, Tennessee 37207
Tickets $50.00
RSVP: edkathkc1@att.net
More About Brentwood Woman's Club
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a unifying force, bringing together local women’s clubs, with members dedicated to strengthening their communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.  With 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members are community leaders who work locally to create global change by supporting the arts, preserving natural resources, advancing education, promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging civic involvement, and working toward world peace and understanding.  The Brentwood Woman’s Club has been a chartered member of GFWC for over 40 years.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Can We Pause the Walter Scott Video?



The video of Walter Scott being shot in the back by officer Michael T. Slager. The video has been played over and over on every news cast.

The video shows that deadly force was used to stop Walter Scott. The video also shows how causal the officer Michael T. Slager looked right after Walter Scott fell to ground after being hit by five bullets. To many, the video proves that the death of Black and Brown people vary greatly from what the police officers report and what witnesses see. Many have commented that watching a video of someone being shot over and over desensitizes the masses and dehumanizes a human being.

The video is on every countless timelines on  Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms. And every cable outlet and mainstream media news cast have replayed the video of Walter Scott being shot multiple times and dying without ceasing since it surfaced two days ago. At what point does showing the video over and over, from the chase to the Scott falling on the ground to his death is enough? As grateful as the Scott family must be for the video being shared with them, when do we as the public and media say enough with the replays. Or at the very least pause the video out of respect for the grieving family.

#pausethevideo

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Dr. Susan H. Edwards to Speak at Brentwood Woman's Club April Meeting


Dr. Susan H. Edwards, Executive Director and CEO of the Frist Center for the Visual Art, will be the Brentwood Woman's Club's guest speaker for their monthly meeting on April 7, 2015. Dr. Edwards will share about leading one of the most dynamic museums in the world and upcoming exhibitions to the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

The Brentwood Library is located at 8109 Concord Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027. The meeting starts at 11:00am promptly. BWC's general meetings are open to the public.

More About Dr. Susan H. Edwards:


Dr. Susan H. Edwards was decorated as a Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Arts et Lettres (Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters) in a ceremony at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in 2011. The medal was presented by the Consul General of France, Pascal Le Deunff.


Susan H. Edwards is Executive Director and CEO of the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville, Tennessee.  She also originates exhibitions, publishes, and lectures in the areas of modern and contemporary art and photography.  She is the author of Ben Shahn and the Task of Photography in Thirties America as well as articles that have appeared in The History of Photography, The Print Collectors’ Newsletter, and numerous exhibition catalogues.  She serves on the Bogliasco Foundation Advisory Board, Harvard University Art Museums Collections Committee and is an advisor for the Stephen Taller Archive at Harvard University. She is a member of the Association of Art Museum Directors.


More About the Brentwood Woman's Club:


The General Federation of Women’s Clubs is a unifying force, bringing together local women’s clubs, with members dedicated to strengthening their communities and enhancing the lives of others through volunteer service.  With 100,000 members in affiliated clubs in every state and more than a dozen countries, GFWC members are community leaders who work locally to create global change by supporting the arts, preserving natural resources, advancing education, promoting healthy lifestyles, encouraging civic involvement, and working toward world peace and understanding.  The Brentwood Woman’s Club has been a chartered member of GFWC for over 40 years.