#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.

#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

#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

GRAMBLING SGA PRESIDENT ADARIAN WILLIAMS “CAPTIVATING THE PRESENT WHILE INNOVATING THE FUTURE”

You would think that being from Grambling and becoming the new Grambling State University 2017-2018 Student Government Association President would put the pressure on Adarian Williams. It didn’t. He has plans for the upcoming Fall semester to engage the community, university and students as one unit. In other words Adarian did not come to play. Grambition was able to sit down with Adarian briefly and find out what is up his sleeve. Peep the video below, leave comments and keep Adarian encouraged and motivated on this endeavor as he has hands full. We think he will handle it just fine. #GRAMbition

#GRAMbitionSPOTLIGHT WILLIS REED & GRAMBLING

Grambition was able to catch up with NBA and Grambling Legends Hall of Famer Willis Reed and chop it up with him as he talked about his days at Grambling. Check out the interview and find out why twenty-six cents held him down during college, why he chose Grambling, what Fred Hobdy meant to him, the influence Collie J. Nicholson had on exposing the world to Grambling, and much more. #GRAMbition

LEGENDS SQUARE “WALK OF FAME”

This weekend on 7/8/2017, the city will be hosting the grand opening of Legends Square. The event which is open to the community will feature city officials, sports Hall of Famers, state representatives and plenty of honored guests. The grand opening of the retail plaza which covers 48,300 square feet of ground features the city’s only full service grocery store and pharmacy. It already has a Dollar Tree and Hibbett Sports available to the community. Also the city will be introducing the Legends Square “Walk of Fame”. It will induct 24 honorees. These honorees are being recognized for their dedication and contributions to the community as well as Grambling State University. The inductees and their families have been invited and will receive plaques from the city in their honor. The event will take place from 10 to 10:45 am. Everyone is welcome to this celebration of Legends. Hope to see you all there. Legends Square is located at 920 RWE Jones Drive. Below are the names of those being inducted. Grambling Legends Square Walk of Fame Inductees: Judson Hartwell Grambling, “Grambling Namesake” Lafayette Franklin Richmond, promoted economic self-sufficiency  Bennie T. Woodard, Grambling’s first mayor  Andrew Mansfield, Grambling’s second mayor  Richard Gallot Sr., Grambling’s third mayor  Richard Ludley, Grambling’s fourth mayor  John Williams, Grambling’s fifth mayor  Martha Woodard, Grambling’s sixth mayor  Edward R. Jones, Grambling seventh and present mayor  Calvin Wilkerson, Grambling businessman  Charles P. Adams, Grambling State University’s first president  Ralph Waldo Emerson Jones Sr., Grambling State University second president  Collie J. Nicholson, Grambling State University’s first sport information director  Eddie G. Robinson, Grambling State University legendary football coach for over 56 years  Fredrick Hobdy, Louisiana’s winningest basketball coach  Conrad Hutchinson, Grambling State University band director  Willis Reed, NBA Hall of Famer  Paul “Tank” Younger, the first player from a historically black university to play professional football  Junious “Buck” Buchanan, NFL Hall of Famer  William Brown, NFL Hall of Famer  Willie Delford Davis, NFL Hall of Famer  Charles Joiner Jr., NFL Hall of Famer  James “Shack” Harris, first African American quarterback to start in the NFL  Douglas Williams, first African American to win the Super Bowl #GRAMbition