BJTS 8-17-23

Ashley McBride, the State Director for AARAARPP Arkansas, and Classy Green, the President of AARP Pine Bluff chapter, are both involved in the sponsorship of this year’s Southern Heritage Classic football game. The game will feature our UAPB Golden Lions against the Tennessee State University Tigers on Saturday, September 9th, at the Liberty Bowl Stadium in Memphis. AARP is offering family four packs of tickets for the game. To learn more about AARP and how to win tickets for the game, please visit their website at

Michelle Mothershed, the founder of the Compassion Project Community Resource fair, is organizing an event scheduled for this Saturday at Sherman Park Community Center in North Little Rock. The fair will run from 10 AM to 2 PM and will provide various resources including school supplies, health screenings, and giveaways for low-income veterans, those formerly incarcerated, and anyone in need. For further information, you can contact Michelle at 501-612-4452 or visit the website

Nicole R. Fleetwood holds the esteemed position of the inaugural James Weldon Johnson Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication in the Steinhardt School at New York University. She is set to deliver a talk about her book, “Marking Time: Art in the Age of Mass Incarceration,” with moderation by Matthew Fields. The program is scheduled for this upcoming Thursday, August 17th, at 6:30 PM. Following the talk, there will be a book signing session. The event will be hosted at the CALS Ron Robinson Theater and admission is free. For more details, please visit