Boomerang Selma

Boomerang Selma This page was created to highlight the people who have left Selma and returned to invested back in their community in any kind of positive way.
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The main goal is to shift the narrative of the city.

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Congratulations Rep. Prince Chestnut🎉🎉🎉
10/04/2020

Congratulations Rep. Prince Chestnut🎉🎉🎉

I am honored this evening to receive the 2020 NAACP Legislator of the Year Award!

08/27/2020

🗣🗣🗣August Highlight: He said he does it for his city! He’s a Selma native and Selma High graduate C/O 2003! He is one of the best basketball players to come out of Selma High!

*Robert Allen Jr*

He is the son of Robert Allen and the Late Dr.Geraldine Allen and former City Council President! He know goes by Coach Rob! He’s using his talents to help athletes from all over! He wants the kids of Selma to one that anything is possible! Please Stand up and congratulate this young black King! #BOOMERANGSELMA✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾❤️🖤❤️🖤💫

08/15/2020

BoomerangSelma highlight who’s requested. We don’t pick the highlights we Highlight who and what’s sent to us.

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The Selma Matters Campaign
08/06/2020

The Selma Matters Campaign

As we honor the 55th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, we turn our attention to the bridge and the city that changed the world as we seek to transform Selma and the world once again. Tune in tomorrow at 6CST and share your thoughts, concerns and vision for Selma!

07/26/2020
May they rest in paradise🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🕊🕊🕊#OurHeros #Legends #ancestors #JohnLewis #CTVivian Ase’
07/18/2020
The US loses two icons of the civil rights movement in one day

May they rest in paradise🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽🕊🕊🕊#OurHeros #Legends #ancestors #JohnLewis #CTVivian Ase’

Two towering figures of the American civil rights movement died Friday, a major loss for a nation still grappling with protests and demands for racial equality decades later.

🗣🗣🗣 July’s Highlight: This man is so humble and inspiring! He’s a great example of a quiet storm! He does say a lot but ...
07/14/2020

🗣🗣🗣 July’s Highlight: This man is so humble and inspiring! He’s a great example of a quiet storm! He does say a lot but does a lot! He has a heart of gold and smile that lights up the room! He’s passionate about his craft and about the youth. He’s a great trainer, coach, friend, son, father, and mentor to many! He does it all the REESEWAY! Please get on your feet and help #BOOMERANGSELMA🖤❤️🖤❤️✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾 celebrate one of Selma’s own Kings! He didn’t graduate from Selma High but he said he’s forever a proud Selma High Saint at heart! C/O 2005

✨Bill Reese✨

He was born and raised in Selma, Alabama. He is an alumni of Hillcrest High School in Tuscaloosa, Alabama but is still a Selma High Saint at heart. He attended Shelton State Community College and Stillman Collge but finished his college career at SUNY Old Westburg in Long Island, NY. His basketball journey was long and tuff but he really enjoyed it all. His mom and dad is the backbone of his life because no matter how big of a problem, they always had his back and his brother and sister who always gave him a hard time lol! One of his basketball coaches David Redding really opened his eyes to a lot of things and not just sports but everything in his life. Also, his mentor/trainer Derrick Hodges has been more than a big brother to him and has helped to be the man that he is today!

He is a certified basketball trainer, through Impact Training and business owner of Reese Skills Training LLC. He currently resides in Atlanta, but travels to a lot of the previous areas he has lived or visits to train. He has a great relationship with people which helps bring out his passion and do what he enjoys. He really enjoys growth and development training and seeing young athletes get better at their craft — when he sees them mastering a move they’ve been practicing it brings joy. There nothing better than Bill seeing young athletes covert all those summer long hours of workout on the game floor! This makes him very proud! He said “I’m just so blessed right now to be able to touch so many young athletes and help them along this journey!” Bill says, “the game of basketball is a marathon not a sprint so you have to stay humble, stay positive,and enjoy the grind.” Bill will continue to be a positive person for people to look up to throughout this journey with positive energy and positive things while teaching the game of basketball. (Bill Reese)

Let’s celebrate and congratulate this Selma Son and Postive Black King! #REESEWAY #BOOMERANGSELMA🖤❤️🖤❤️✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✨🏆👑

Congratulations
07/02/2020

Congratulations

We are ecstatic to announce our new Chief Operating Officer Darlene Wright-Gresham. We are proud of you and wish you the best in your future endeavors.

🥳Congratulations COO Darlene Wright-Gresham🥳

07/01/2020

Who do you see being top candidates for upcoming elections (mayoral and council)??

The Selma Housing Authority
06/13/2020

The Selma Housing Authority

😷Operation Face Mask Giveaway😷
The Selma Housing Authority was able to give masks to all residents today!! We are asking everyone to put your mask to use and be safe during this time. Help others by helping yourself, too. Gallons of milk were given away as well.
A special thanks is given to the following:
🔹️Chief Kenta Fulford and the Selma Police Department

🔹️Sheriff Michael Granthum

🔹️100 Black Men of Selma

🔹️Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

🔹️Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

🔹️Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

🔹️Selma City School Board

🔹️Dallas County School Board

🔹️Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

🔹️Gospel Tabernacle COGIC Church

🔹️Selma Housing Authority Commissioners

🔹️Selma Housing Authority staff

Thank you for making this day a success. We appreciate you and your expertise you deliver daily for the City of Selma. Thank you.

🗣🗣🗣*June Highlight: Mr. Cool, Calm, and Collected! This guy has done a lot in a short period of time and he keeps going!...
06/01/2020

🗣🗣🗣*June Highlight: Mr. Cool, Calm, and Collected! This guy has done a lot in a short period of time and he keeps going! He’s always had his own style and lane! He has a heart of Gold and loves finding ways to give back to Selma. He’s a Keith Bear as well! Please help us celebrate this young shining King! #BOOMERANGSELMA❤️🖤❤️🖤✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾 #KeithHighSchool C/O 2012 #BEARS

*Adam Pettway*💫

Born and raised in Alberta, Alabama and is a graduate of Keith High School graduating class of 2012. After graduation he attended the University of Montevallo where he graduated with a Dual Concentration in Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism and a minor in Public Relations. He was also president of the National Broadcast Association chapter at The University of Montevallo.

After graduation he worked at WSFA 12 in Montgomery for a year. Once he finished working at WSFA he started working at Wallace Community College Selma where he is now the Coordinator of the Best Buy Teen Tech Center. As the coordinator of the BBTTC he works with youth in the community to better their understanding of technology and offer different activities for youth to do centered around S.T.E.M and S.T.E.A.M.

💫💫💫Let’s Celebrate him!🎉🎉🎉🎉

05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers near and far —no matter the criteria... You were #CHOSEN👑

🗣🗣🗣*May’s Highlight* We call this young man Mr. Baby Barack! People that knows him personally understand the title! He’s...
05/04/2020

🗣🗣🗣*May’s Highlight* We call this young man Mr. Baby Barack! People that knows him personally understand the title! He’s young, ambitious, and persistent! 2-7 stand up and congratulate this young KING with us!#BOOMERANGSELMA❤️❤️❤️❤️✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾 #Classof2020 #ROLLTIDE🎓🎓🎓👑🥇🏆

✨Jalen Johnson✨

The son of Michael Johnson, Sr. and Maxine Tarver, is a native of historic Selma, Alabama. He is a recent Magna Cum Laude graduate of “The University of Alabama “earning a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice with a minor in general business. On campus, Jalen was heavily involved in student organizations and extracurricular activities. He served as president of Future Black Law Student Association and financial secretary for the Kappa Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Jalen also served as a member of Collegiate 100, Pre-Law Student Association, and Student Government Elections Board. In his spare time, he would mentor 4th grade students at Oakdale Elementary School on educational, personal, and social skills. This semester, Jalen was awarded the Dean’s Award of Merit for his exceptional scholarly engagement and service to others.

Prior to attending the Capstone, Jalen attended and graduated from Selma High School as the valedictorian for the class of 2017. Simultaneously, Jalen participated in Wallace Community College Selma’s dual enrollment program – a program that allows high school students to take college classes for college credit. He graduated from Wallace Community College Selma with an Associate of Arts. In an effort to serve his country and secure a future, Jalen enlisted in the U.S. Air National Guard as an HVAC technician. Currently, Jalen has been serving for two years.

Jalen’s career goals are to become a Judge Advocate General for the U.S. Air Force, a private defense attorney, and an entrepreneur of an HVAC business. He initially became interested in law at the age of seven after witnessing a family member endure adversity within the legal system. Jalen desires to achieve social justice and equality for all. He aspires to specialize in the areas of criminal and civil defense. Most recently, Jalen received an acceptance from Cumberland School of Law.

Continue to keep this young king lifted and cheer him on his journey! We love you, Jalen✊🏾He’s an #AlphaMan

🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣April Highlight* He’s BACKKKK! We got a call a couple of months ago from this guy saying he’s coming BACK to Selma ...
04/26/2020

🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣April Highlight* He’s BACKKKK! We got a call a couple of months ago from this guy saying he’s coming BACK to Selma and he was about to have his first son! Hear us when we say we need the whole 27, Omega Psi Phi, and my Criminal Justice folks from Concordia College to stand up and celebrate this young King! He may be from Atlanta but he’s definitely Selma Made! He keeps coming back✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾

*Abd-ur-Rahim Montavious Jones.

He is originally from the South side of Atlanta, Georgia ( Clayton County) He came to college on a scholarship for Track and Field for Concordia College, which was located in historical Selma,Alabama. Where he received his Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice — He is currently working on his Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at The University of West Alabama (On-Line ) expected date of graduation will be in December 2020. He is a people’s person and have a very outgoing personality. Also, he’s a very proud member of The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated.

When Rahim is not participating with these activities, He spends his time giving back to the community. I’m also a Proud father of my son AHMAD which I love very much!!! #BOOMERANGSELMA💜💜💜💜✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾👑 Proud of you pup! Let’s Goooo! He came to Selma as a boy and with the help of Selma he’s now a great man!

Montgomery Advertiser
04/20/2020
Montgomery Advertiser

Montgomery Advertiser

Auburn has never had more than six players selected in a seven-round NFL Draft, but as many as eight are projected to be picked this year.

TED
04/20/2020
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Caregivers are there for their loved ones who are suffering. Frequently, though, they end up suffering, too.

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04/12/2020

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***THIS WARNING IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.***

⚠ Tornado WARNING for Walker County until 545 PM. Two tornadoes ON THE GROUND near Berry, moving NE. See shelter NOW!

🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣***April Highlight!#TheClarkSisters #MattieMossClark Let’s Celebrate this fierce and phenomenal legend! #GOSPEL #QU...
04/12/2020

🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣***April Highlight!

#TheClarkSisters #MattieMossClark Let’s Celebrate this fierce and phenomenal legend! #GOSPEL #QUEEN #BOOMERANGSELMA❤️🖤❤️🖤✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾✊🏾👑👑👑🙌🏾

Dr. Mattie Moss Clark was an American gospel choir director and the mother of The Clark Sisters, a world-renowned gospel vocal group. Clark is credited for creating the three-part harmony (separating vocal parts into soprano, alto and tenor), a technique which is prevalent among gospel choirs today.The miniseries "The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel" is currently airing on Lifetime.

Mattie Juliet Moss was born on March 26, 1925 in Selma, Alabama, the seventh of nine children to ministers Fred John Moss and Mattie Juliet Walker. She began playing piano at six. By twelve, she had become the musician for her mother's services at the Holiness Temple Church of Christ in Prayer and traveled with her mother to play at mission services, a trend she passed on to daughter Twinkie.

After high school, she attended Selma University and received training in classical music and choral singing. Moss moved to Detroit in her early twenties to be with her sister, Sybil Burke, and became a member of Greater Love Tabernacle Church of God in Christ. It was there that she received the gift of the Holy Ghost, and became Minister of Music.

In 1958, she recorded "Going to Heaven to Meet the King", with the Southwest Michigan State Choir, becoming the first person to commit the sounds of a choir to record. She was also the first person to separate vocal parts into soprano, alto and tenor. She received three gold albums with the Southwest Michigan State Choir, and went on to write and arrange hundreds of songs and recorded over 50 albums. She directed Cadillac Motor Company's Christmas choir for 11 years and also conducted community-wide mass choirs for the prestigious NAACP Freedom Fund Dinners.

In 1979, she founded the Clark Conservatory of Music in Detroit, which established itself as one of the most prestigious schools of its kind in the country. In 1981, Trinity College in Pennsylvania conferred upon her one of their highest honors, the degree of Doctor of Humanities. After the death of Bishop Bailey in 1985, she continued as State Minister of Music for Southwest Michigan Jurisdiction #1, attending Greater Mitchell Church of God in Christ, under Bishop J.H. Sheard.

She was an editor and contributor to the hymnal published by the Church of God in Christ entitled, Yes, Lord. When the late Bishop J.O. Patterson appointed her the International President of the Music Department in 1968, she worked to instill within musicians and choirs a responsibility to Christ as well as capability for Christ. Throughout her efforts, young people especially received her and many were saved, filled with the Holy Ghost, and uplifted by her music and message.

She completely revolutionized the music departments. She gave definition to the role of State Minister of Music, traveled year-round to every state in the country conducting workshops, rehearsals and musicals to prepare choirs for service on the National Church level and organized the structure of the National Music Convention of the Church of God in Christ.

Dr. Clark introduced the workshop and seminar concept to the convention, and, along with her staff, structured classes for the convention and created "A Song Is Born", the program where new talent was introduced before thousands.

Clark married twice. By her first husband, whom she married on December 30, 1945, Leo Henry Cullum Sr., Clark mothered two children, Leo Henry Cullum, Jr. and Jacqueline Lenita "Jacky". After their divorce, she married Elder Elbert Clark on November 30, 1952 and had four children, Denise Darchell, Elbernita, Dorinda Grace, and Karen Valencia. The Clarks divorced in 1973. Dr. Clark mentored her daughters, having them sing as part of her and their father's church's choir.

In 1973, shortly after divorcing Elbert Clark, Clark sparked the forming of The Clark Sisters. After nearly ten years, Clark passed all responsibility of the group to daughter Twinkie, who became the leader of the group. Though she became less active in her daughters' career, she remained frequently supportive, even attending and performing with her daughters at the 1983 Grammy Awards.

Mattie's health was starting to decline due to diabetes. Told by Dorinda Clark-Cole, she had her left leg amputated and had to be in a wheelchair. Despite failing health, Dr. Clark continued to record music into the last year of her life before succumbing to complications from diabetes on September 22, 1994 at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, at age 69.

Her visitation was held on Tuesday September 27,1994 from 6 PM-12 AM at Stinson Funeral Home in Detroit, Michigan. Her funeral service was held on Wednesday September 28,1994 at 11:00 A.M at Bailey Cathedral Church of God In Christ in Detroit with Presiding Bishop L.H Ford giving her eulogy.

She was interred at Roseland Park Cemetery in Oakland County, Michigan.

Mattie's health was starting to decline due to diabetes. Told by Dorinda Clark-Cole, she had her left leg amputated and had to be in a wheelchair. Despite failing health, Dr. Clark continued to record music into the last year of her life before succumbing to complications from diabetes on September 22, 1994 at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan, at age 69.

Her visitation was held on Tuesday September 27,1994 from 6 PM-12 AM at Stinson Funeral Home in Detroit, Michigan. Her funeral service was held on Wednesday September 28,1994 at 11:00 A.M at Bailey Cathedral Church of God In Christ in Detroit with Presiding Bishop L.H Ford giving her eulogy.

She was interred at Roseland Park Cemetery in Oakland County, Michigan.

Actress Aunjanue Ellis plays Dr. Clark in the 2020 Lifetime miniseries The Clark Sisters: First Ladies of Gospel.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattie_Moss_Clark

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