LINCOLN PREP ALWAYS HAS A CHANSE

If you were to contact current Lincoln Prep Head Coach Antonio Hudson to talk about his current team he would tell you that everyone is special. And that is true because Lincoln Prep plays some basketball. What you might not expect is for him to mention is a sophomore guard that floats between 5’11 and 6’0 that plays like he is 6’11. That sophomore is Chanse Robinson.   “The first time I saw Chanse, I saw a tough athlete with unlimited potential. He is one of the hardest playing players that I have ever seen. I knew with some tweaking of his skills and him learning how to play the game he would be something special.” -Coach Hudson             Robinson started raising eyebrows with his aggressive nature to get to the basket for a layup or a dunk all last year during his freshman campaign. Robinson finished the season averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds a game. His performance was good enough to get the attention of one of the top AAU programs in the state.  He excelled at AAU and it helped propel him to some top rankings in the state and country. Colleges are looking and one has already offered before the start of his sophomore year.  Robinson hasn’t taken anything for granted since being considered “The Man” of this year’s Lincoln Prep basketball team. “I got off to a good start but we are still trying to figure some things out and get everyone on the same page” Robinson stated. “We got off to slow start early in the season but it is my responsibility as the point guard and leader to get everyone involved and making plays. We have got to grind every day and keep pushing.” Robinson, 16, knew with the departure of some key seniors from last year’s semi-final team that he would have to grow up pretty fast on the court. “I knew going into the off-season after my freshmen year that teams were going to be focused on stopping me. So I prepared myself and that is how I train” Robinson stated. And it shows because through 17 games Robinson’s stat line looks something like this… 26 points, 12.5 rebounds, 4 assists, 4 steals and 1 block a game. His season high is 40 points as well as having 4-30+ point games already this season. “His skill set has come a long way. He has always been able to penetrate and finish around the rim but if you got a chance to watch us play this year, he is shooting better and making plays. He still has a long way to go but he puts in the time to get better every day.” -Coach Hudson on Robinson’s performance so far this season.              “Coach Hudson pushes me every day in practice to be the best which mentally makes the games easy to me most of time. It really gets me going. The things he tells me it works I just try to do my part.” Robinson stated. Robinson does not plan on stopping his quest to lead his team to a district title and another Great 48 appearance. If you have not had a chance to see the kid play in person you need to check him out.  When asked if he thinks Robinson will be one of the greats to come through Grambling, Coach Hudson had this to say, “Yes I do think he will be one of the greats when it is all said and done. At least he has the potential to be. If he continues to work like he does and strive for greatness, I don’t see why he wouldn’t be.”  We over at Grambition wish the best for Chanse Robinson and the Lincoln Prep Panthers we will continue to support and cheer them on every game. #GRAMbition  

Grambition Conversations with Joe Barnett

Grambition Conversations Episode 7 with Joe Barnett

Welcome back everybody to the only conversations that matter, Grambition Conversations. In today’s episode we interview Mr. Joe Barnett, entrepreneur, house flipper, and investor. This episode is compact with a lot of value about how to get into flipping houses, the journey of entrepreneurship, and much more! We learn about this process through the experience and story of Joe. His wisdom will surely bless someone out there looking for better opportunities or desire to enter into real estate through a different avenue. If you have been interested in flipping homes or just having your own business, then this episode is for you! Check out his website at lease2ownla.com Check out our store at grambition.com/shop Want to support different? You can also make a one-time or recurring donation here: Subscribe to our e-mail list and thanks for listening!

#GRAMbitionSPOTLIGHT MARTEZ CARTER

Grambition was able to catch up with Grambling State senior running back Martez Carter and find out what are some of his expectations for the upcoming season and some other things. Being one of the faces of Grambling football, on the field he is known as “Mr. Excitement” and “The 4 Show”. Carter is also known for the famous slogan that we all use which is “Why Not Grambling?” Carter looks to capitalize and improve on last season where he finished with 891 yards rushing to go along with 10 touchdowns and 376 receiving yards and 3 touchdowns. All together he produced 1,710 All-purpose yards. Grambition wishes much success to Mr. Carter this upcoming season. #GRAMbition 

#GRAMbitionEXCLUSIVE ALL ABOARD! AMTRAK MAKING ITS WAY TO GRAMBLING??

Would you like to travel across the country from right out of Grambling and not have to drive? Well that dream could be a reality real soon. Grambition was on hand for an exclusive meeting with Jim Mathews, the President of the National Association of Railroad Passengers, Christina Anderson(I-20 Corridor Project), Grambling Mayor Edward Jones and the Grambling City Council to discuss bringing Amtrak to Grambling.  This would be a major move for the City of Grambling as well as Amtrak. The proposed plan is to connect the Texas Eagle from Longview, Texas to Jackson, Mississippi along Interstate 20. This has been a 20-plus year project starting with the late Pinkie C. Wilkerson, continuing with former Senator and now Grambling State University President Rick Gallot and will continue with Councilwoman G. Denise Dupree who coordinated yesterday’s visit. This is the 2nd visit to Grambling for Amtrak coordinators, the first being last year’s homecoming football game. This project has been supported by Governor John Bel Edwards whom Mrs. Anderson met last year at homecoming and the Mayors along I-20 including the Mayor of Shreveport and Grambling Alumnus Ollie Tyler. It would be really nice to be able to travel to Chicago, Atlanta, New York and so on for football and many other adventures, business trips and so on and not have to drive at all. It would also be a good thing for students to be able to get home much easier if they do not own their own transportation. So, Mr. Mathews, Mrs. Christina, Amtrak and the rest, Grambling welcomes you all with open arms! #GRAMbition

Grambition Conversations Episode 6- Shonnie Murrell

  When you mention the “World Famed”, don’t forget to talk about former Master Drill Shonnie Murrell. Shonnie put in her time with Grambling and The World Famed Marching Band. She was a reality star on BET’s “Season of the Tiger” and she is being mentored by some of the biggest musicians in the game. She is one of the best drummers doing it and on top of that she can sang. Grambition was able to find out what Shonnie has been up to, her thoughts on “”Season of the Tiger”, her relationship with Sheila E, what’s next for her and more. Check out the conversation and show this Grambling Fam some love. #GRAMbition Check out Shonnie Murrell in action in some videos below.

Willie Smith Grambition Conversation Episode 3

Grambition Conversations Episode 3 – Willie Smith

In a two part episode, Grambition converses with Willie Smith about his personal journeys in fitness and spirituality, and how he overcame different challenges. Willie just recently won first place in his division of the men’s physique body building competition. As a Gramblinite, Grambition had to catch up with him to get his story. Listen to part one below which is about his personal upbringing and walk in Christianity.         Listen to part two which dives into his work ethic when it comes to his fitness pursuits.            

#GRAMbitionFLASHBACK SEASON OF THE TIGER

Remember when other HBCUs were getting notoriety in the reality television world? Thing is they all fell under BET’s “College Hill” series. Well being that the best college in the world is who it is, BET recognized that we needed our own show apart from the rest. “Season of the Tiger” was birthed. The rest was history. The series featured 5 Grambling students during 2005-2006. The show captured the essence of what Grambling is all about during football season. Even though a few things about the show were scripted. The essence was definitely there. Feeling a little nostalgic? Watch the entire season below and enjoy this trip down memory lane. #GRAMbition

Grambition Conversations Episode 5

Grambition Conversations Episode 5 – Discussion on Grambling Local Rap History

In this episode, DeShaun and LeShaun Johnson go solo conversing about Grambling’s unseen rap scene from discussing Knowledge Records ( a local music retailer), Da Trigga, LuiZiAna, and more…even throwing in Yum’s The Buffet album in the mix. There’s actually a GREEEEEEAAAAAT story LeShaun “Big Yum” Johnson shares about Plateau Records. You don’t want to miss this episode! Listen to it in it’s entirety below.

#GRAMbitionRADIO GRAM JAMS

What it do? Grambition will have a featured audio player soon that features Grambition Radio which plays songs and other media from artists of the Grambling Culture. Until then enjoy these Gram Jams as they are selected and posted in various articles.  Disclaimer: Some artists content may be a little vulgar for some of the readers and listeners. We are not here to limit anyone’s creative process, so if it is good we will play it. It does not reflect who we are or what we represent. We just like good music.  #GRAMbition 1. DeeSmuve- Exit 81/Church Street 2. Magic One- It’s the Weekend 3. Luizana- Got Haters? 4. Blakcard ATM- WAYV 5. Jaymee ft. Juvenile- What’s Next 6. Cook-n-Ca$h- My Jam 7. Kat St. John ft. BeatKing- Birthday 8. Blythe Dennis- Many Are Called 9. Erykah Badu- Phone Down 10. E-40 & B-Legit ft. JT the 4th- Fo Sho Hottest Gram Jam: Earl Detrick- Collection Plate