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by BA - 11 months ago

Black Farmers’ Boycott Against John Deere Will Continue

PRNewswire BASKERVILLE, VA — In a highly offensive move, John Deere has set up its own coalition to represent Black farmers, in an apparent effort to sidestep the boycott the National Black Farmers Association (NBFA) launched last week. Association President John Boyd declared, in an announcement th...

by BA - 11 months ago

Survey on Military Family Life Needs Black, Hispanic and Asian Input

By Clare Bratten NASHVILLE – Anyone who has served in the military or is a family member of a service member or a veteran is urged to take part in a national survey on the well being and needs of military families. The survey is conducted by BlueStar Families organization – a national nonprofi...

by BA - 11 months ago

Being Thankful is Hassan’s Middle Name

By Peter WhiteNASHVILLE, TN — Mohamed-Shukri Hassan has a sense of urgency about his new job. He was just hired to direct Metro’s Office of New Americans. The post had been vacant for 11 months. He said his first priority is to get a strong public health response to the COVID-19 infections that are...

by BA - 11 months ago

EEOC Sues Lexus of Cool Springs for Sex Discrimination

NASHVILLE, TN — Performance of Brentwood, L.P., doing business as Lexus of Cool Springs, an automobile dealership, violated federal law when it alledgedly subjected a female service consultant to different terms and conditions of employment than similarly situated male co-workers and then fired her...

by BA - 11 months ago

Beats, Rhymes and Cinema: The King of New York

lwlies.com - How Abel Ferrara’s brutal 1990 gangster flick captured the imagination of the hip hop community. This essay series looks at how five films released during rap’s golden era – King of New York, New Jac…Tweeted by @thobbsjourno https://twitter.com/thobbsjourno/status/1309112171385827329

by BA - 11 months ago

American Constructors Announces Martin to Step into Role of President, CEO

BRENTWOOD, TN — American Constructors, Inc., (American), one of the Southeast’s premier commercial builders, has named Derek Martin, PE, LEED AP, as president and CEO after the untimely passing of Harold Brewer. Martin was previously Vice President of Marketing and Preconstruction.“We are proud to a...

by BA - 11 months ago

Man in US Indicted for Trafficking Firearms to St. Lucia

(US Attorney’s Office) PHILADELPHIA – First Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Arbittier Williams announced that Thomas Harris Jr., 27, of Croydon, PA was arrested and charged by Indictment with multiple firearms trafficking offenses stemming from his scheme to sell almost 40 guns to a...

by BA - 11 months ago

TSU Students Host Voter Registration Campaign Featuring Hargett, Starling

By Emmanuel Freeman NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett recently spoke to Tennessee State University students about the importance of voting and how to make sure their ballots are counted in one of the most anticipated presidential elections in decades. Harget...

by BA - 11 months ago

Affirmative Action May Be Down But it’s Not Out

By Peter White NASHVILLE, TN — In November, California voters will decide whether to repeal Proposition 209, a 1996 ballot measure that added a paragraph to the state constitution prohibiting use of affirmative action in public education, public employment, and public contracting.  The affect of the...