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by BA - 11 months ago

Georgia bill would require photo ID copies for mail voting

A Republican member of Georgia’s state Senate introduced a bill Wednesday that would require people to make copies of their photo ID and mail it to election officials twice to vote absentee by mail. The bill comes after a large increase in mail voting, spurred on by the coronavirus pandemic, helped...

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Biden: ‘We can’t wait any longer’ to address climate crisis

In the most ambitious U.S. effort to stave off the worst of climate change, President Joe Biden signed executive orders to transform the nation’s heavily fossil-fuel powered economy into a clean-burning one, pausing oil and gas leasing on federal land and targeting subsidies for those industries. Th...

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Music Played Huge Role In Civil Rights Movement

Black History month coverage begins in The Tennessee Tribune and on TnTribune.com with the story about music during the Civil Rights era. Black History, which is American history, happens every day. During February, we will highlight many of the contributions and successes of Black Americans. Pick u...

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Apple to crack down on tracking iPhone users in early spring

Apple says it will roll out a new privacy control in the spring to prevent iPhone apps from secretly shadowing people. The delay in its anticipated rollout aims to placate Facebook and other digital services that depend on such data surveillance to help sell ads. Although Apple didn’t provide a spec...

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Trump Impeachment Arrives at Senate

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick WASHINGTON, DC (AP) — House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate late Monday for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of the former president and shunning calls to convi...

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The Legacy Education Foundation Secures Youth Mentoring Grant

Meharry Grant will Allow for Various Programming Through the 2021 School Year NASHVILLE, TN — The Legacy Education Foundation (TLEF) secured a $50,000 grant from Meharry Medical College to support the Foundation’s youth mentoring programming in Middle Tennessee for the 2021 calendar year. The progra...

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LDF Launches Scholarship Fund

WASHINGTON, DC — Generation of Civil Rights Attorneys to Dismantle Racial Injustice and Inequality in the South Today, the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) launched the groundbreaking Marshall-Motley Scholars Program (MMSP), an innovative Joel Motley, son of theHon. Constance Bak...

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What Happened on Jan. 6, 2021

By Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. Be very clear. What happened on January 6, 2021 was an attempted coup d’etat that had an inside and outside dimension and strategy! It was an undemocratic effort by President Donald Trump and over 150 Republicans to reject the popular votes of the American people in the 20...

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President Biden’s Inauguration Sets New Tone in America

By Tribune Staff NASHVILLE, TN — After a four-year period of darkness that also saw a willing embrace of bigotry and hatred, last Wednesday’s inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice-President set a new tone in America. With Biden becoming the nation’s 46th president, he bec...

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Start at Zero

By Thomas Sheffield There is a divide in the nation.  People are in fear of giving up power or feeling powerless.  People are scared having things being equal subtracts from the value of their lives.  People are intimidated by opportunities given to others who make the most of their opportunity to b...

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We Will Not be Left Out!

By Vivian Shipe KNOXVILLE, TN — With those words, The African American Health Care Clinician Workgroup, along with founders, Vice Mayor Gwen McKenzie and Cynthia Finch, and sponsors, New Direction Healthcare Solutions, C.O.N.N.E.C.T. Ministries, Faith Leaders Initiative, and I AM The Voice of the Vo...