Category : Black Local and National News

- 8 months ago

School Receives Holidays Help from Matthew Walker Health Center

NASHVILLE, TN — Matthew Walker Comprehensive Health Center (MWCHC) partnered with Buena Vista Elementary School and provided hundreds of food and clothing items for students. The donations will be distributed to students during Buena Vista’s 2nd Annu...

- 8 months ago

New Report Finds Nashville Not Adhering to Bail Settings

NASHVILLE, TN — On Thursday, December 12th at 9:00am, community members will gather outside Justice A.A. Birch Building courthouse for a press conference to release a report on their observations of Nashville bail hearings. The report finds that magi...

- 8 months ago

Lawrence, Pioneering Black Female Psychoanalyst, Dies at 105

By Katharine Q. Seelye As a senior at Cornell in the 1930s, Margaret Lawrence had a nearly perfect academic record and expected to attend the university’s medical school. But Ms. Lawrence (she was Margaret Morgan at the time), the only black student...

- 8 months ago

Local Book Club Celebrates 18 Years of Sisterhood

By Ashley Benkarski HENDERSONVILLE, TN — Women of Focus members gathered last month for a discussion of “Love in Catalina Cove” by Brenda Jackson, exploring themes of love, betrayal and forgiveness with lively banter in a sisterly space. But it’s mor...

- 8 months ago

Cyntoia Brown Engages Public in Human Trafficking Discussion

By Ashley Benkarski MT. JULIET, TN — Cyntoia Brown-Long talked to the public at Greater United Methodist Church Dec. 3 about her experiences as a child sex trafficking victim caught in the criminal justice system and her mission to spread awareness a...

- 8 months ago

Support cultural icon Kevin Epps in court Tuesday, Dec. 17

Kevin Epps’ Moms celebrates her birthday with her son and grandchildren, Kevin and his “Epps kids.” by Kevin Epps It has been three months since my last court appearance, and because community support has made such a difference for my case,...

- 8 months ago

Black News Channel in ‘The Red Zone’ ready for launch

Waldo McMillian from Charter Communications, Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY), BNC Chairman JC Watts (Photo: Cheryl Brownlee)As the historic launch on January 6, 2020, of the Black News Channel (BNC) approaches, officials can count members of Congr...

- 8 months ago

All About Your Health 9th Annual Girls Health Summit

The 9th Annual Girls Health Summit presented by All About Your Health took place on Saturday, December 7 at Cuyahoga Community College Metro Campus auditorium. Stephanie Wahome Lassiter, Clarissa Russell, Donte Gibbs, Brian Webster, Courtney Green, a...

- 8 months ago

Security Guard Shot and Killed

Violence strikes again in the city of Cleveland. On Sunday, there was a shooting incident at Epic Restaurant and Lounge and it is alleged that security guard Jayme Smith was a witness to the shooting and provided police with details of the shooter ac...

- 8 months ago

New rule harms rights of tipped workers

Attorney General Kwame Raoul, and a coalition of 19 attorneys general submitted a comment letter to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) opposing its proposed rescission of protections for workers who earn tips. Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, emp...

- 8 months ago

Dikita Enterprises celebrates 40th year milestone, looks to future

The oldest African American family-owned and operated civil engineering and consulting firm in North Texas celebrated its 40th birthday in November.  Dikita Enterprises, led by Eve Williams, president and chief executive officer and daughter of the f...