Category : Black Local and National News

- 8 months ago

Brian Owens Makes Sunday Night Soul Debut

By Ron Wynn NASHVILLE, TN — Multiple idiomatic references are the hallmark of vocalist Brian Owens’ distinctive style. He’s comfortable singing blues, soul or country, and there’s also echoes of gospel that infuse his approach. Sunday night he’ll be...

- 8 months ago

NFD Mourns loss of Ret. Assistant Chief Jerry Smith

NASHVILLE, TN —The Nashville Fire Department is mourning the loss of longtime NFD firefighter Retired Assistant Chief Jerry Smith. Chief Smith passed on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 surrounded by family and friends. Following retirement Chief Smith retu...

- 8 months ago

Pitts Celebrates Five Years of Scars Uncovered

By Ashley Benkarski ANTIOCH, TN — Scars Uncovered, a nonprofit organization centering burn survivors in its mission, is celebrating its fifth year with a casino-themed 2019 Fall Soiree fundraiser taking place from 5-8 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Fifty Forward...

- 8 months ago

Top Prospect’s Visit Could Impact NCAA Recruiting

Recruiting is the lifeblood of major college football and basketball, and in the post-integration era the top Black high school prospects for the most part have opted for Power 5 conference schools. Those are the places deemed the best spots to get n...

- 8 months ago

Museum Helps Celebrate Legacy of Harry T. Burleigh

By Tribune Staff NASHVILLE, TN — The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is joining forces with Tennessee State University to honor one of the pioneers in spiritual and classical music. They have been named a sponsor of the fourth annua...

- 8 months ago

Former Nashvillian Haqq in Fiasco Theatre Ensemble

LOUISVILLE, KY — Devin E. Haqq is a native of Nashville and a graduate of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival’s and the Professional Actor Training MFA program. Devin’s  independent filmmaker’s feature film directorial debut was The Assassin, which he c...

- 8 months ago

2019 Halloween Week ideas in Dallas

By: Madison Dolo, NDG Contributing Writer  Time to get ready for Halloween in Dallas. The NDG Entertainment Calendar offers a few options for families to those who like their fun a bit more spooky. It is Halloween week at the Dallas Arboretum. Your k...

- 8 months ago

The Seeds of Justice

By: Julius E. Jenkins, NDG Contributing Writer Criminal justice implies people hurt by criminals receive some peace – comfort – resolution because the criminal gets a punishment fair or reasonable to the criminal act. But too often this isn’t t...

- 8 months ago

Plainfield plows ahead with snow contracts

Though measurable snow has yet to fall on the ground, the Village of Plainfield is already preparing for the upcoming months when messy and icy road conditions will become part of the everyday norm. The Plainfield Village Board Monday authorized the...

- 8 months ago

African American Business Association 2nd Annual Banquet

On Tuesday evening 3 local businesses were honored at the African American Business Association, (AABA) 2nd annual banquet for their business contribution. Meade Accounting and Wealth Management has been in business since 1986, owners Charles and Mi...

- 8 months ago

Will County embark on homeless strategic plan

The Will County Board is looking to make a concerted effort to address the issue of homelessness in Will County. At a recent meeting of the Will County Board, officials authorized a payment toward the development of a homeless strategic plan. The e...