Category : Black Local and National News

- 6 months ago

McClellan confirmed as county historian

By Clint Confehr COLUMBIA, TN — Maury County’s new historian was confirmed last week by county commissioners who supported the county mayor’s choice. Jo Ann McClellan, president of the African American Heritage Society of Maury County, was selected b...

- 6 months ago

Search starts for Maury County schools superintendent

By Clint Confehr COLUMBIA, TN — Maury County’s school board started developing a superintendent search Wednesday having voted 7-3 last week against renewing the current manager’s contract. Superintendent Chris Marczak’s contract ends June 30. “There...

- 6 months ago

TN NORML Chapter president resigns

By Clint Confehr NASHVILLE, TN — The president of the Tennessee chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws has resigned, calling for diversity and growth for the consumer advocacy group. “We lack diversity without blacks on...

- 6 months ago

Caraway walks out on Monday Night Politics forum

By David Wilfong, NDG Contributing Writer On Monday evenings heading into primary and general elections, the Dallas Examiner hosts Monday Night Politics at the African American Museum in Fair Park. it is an opportunity for candidates seeking office t...

- 6 months ago

Win Tickets to Loving and Loving at Bishop Arts Theatre Center

Walk into a restaurant and look at the couples, how many interracial couples do you see enjoying a dinner date? Today we see it and do not even notice it anymore. There was a time when life in America was very different. NDG readers can win tickets t...

- 6 months ago

WE REMEMBER A LEGEND KOBE BEAN BRYANT

“It’s the one thing you can control. You are responsible for how people remember you—or don’t. So don’t take it lightly.” - KOBE BEAN BRYANT ~ Our hearts are saddened to hear of tragic news of one of NBA’s own retired basketball legends Kobe Bryant,...

- 6 months ago

Empoy seeks to expand the vision of Irving youth

By Ruth Ferguson, NDG Editor Some people talk about making a difference; others roll up their sleeves and take action. Parents and members of the Irving community came together last fall to launch Empoy. The organization seeks to help inform youth ab...

- 6 months ago

CIFF is Moving to Playhouse Square in 2021

CIFF and Playhouse Square are elated to announce that in 2021 the Festival will permanently move to Playhouse Square. This move marks a new chapter for two of the region's most beloved cultural gems. By moving to Playhouse Square, CIFF will remain in...

- 6 months ago

Browns hire Andrew Berry as new GM/executive VP

The Browns are turning to a young but familiar face to help turn around their fortunes.Former Cleveland executive Andrew Berry will return after a year with the Eagles to be its general manager and executive VP, the team announced on Tuesday. He has...

- 6 months ago

“Black Mamba” Remembered ~ Locals Reflect

Shaker Heights’ head coach and principal of Woodbury Elementary, Danny Young says, “I will miss everything that Kobe stood for. He was a champion, brother, teammate, father, husband, leader, mentor, coach, and motivator. God's word says in the Treasu...

- 6 months ago

Ed Gray, NDG Senior Columnist: Kobe the Father

Straight Talk with Ed Gray Kobe Bryant’s tragic passing is more than the death of a basketball legend. The legendary basketball player leaves behind a wife and three children. He also leaves a nation in mourning, stunned as if we lost a member of our...

- 6 months ago

Meet the Recruitment Team at Tennessee State University

The Office of Recruitment at Tennessee State University is headed across the state and select markets throughout the nation to share why students choose TSU.  Assigned by territory, the team is scouting for top student candidates to join the Tiger fa...