Category : Black Local and National News

- 11 months ago

Pentagon brass can kiss my ass

The 5,000-member crew of the USS Roosevelt were tested for the coronavirus in early April. – Photo: EPA by Ann Garrison Pentagon brass say they’re anxious that US adversaries Russia, China, North Korea and Iran may take advantage of our pandem...

- 11 months ago

Black Scientist Hope to Begin Testing for Antiviral Drug in 2 Weeks

 By Curtis Bunn/NBC NASHVILLE, TN — Meharry Medical College was founded in 1876 in Nashville, Tennessee, to teach medicine to former enslaved Africans and to serve the underserved. Now, in one of its laboratories, a scientist says he is two weeks awa...

- 11 months ago

It’s Raining Government Aid

By Reginald Stuart NASHVILLE, TN — As health workers around the city, region, state and world do all they can to help combat the deadly airborne coronavirus, known in the health world as COVID-19, political leaders at all levels of government across...

- 11 months ago

Court Block’s COVID-19 Ban on Most Abortions

NASHVILLE, TN — At the request of the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee — a federal district court in Tennessee granted an...

- 11 months ago

Researchers Say Coronavirus Infection Rate is Down

By Peter White NASHVILLE, TN — Epidemiologists at Vanderbilt University released a new report last week with some good news. Tennessee has reduced its transmission number to about 1.0. It refers to the number of new infections caused by a person who...

- 11 months ago

After Two Days of Drive-By Testing Gov. Lee Says Shutdown Will End

By Peter White NASHVILLE, TN — In a move in keeping with President Trump’s plan to re-open the economy, Governor Bill Lee is ending the statewide Stay-at-Home order. He announced plans Monday to re-open some businesses as early as next week. Most oth...

- 11 months ago

COVID-19 Lays Bare Health, Economic Neglect

By Sen. Brenda Gilmore “The coronavirus does not discriminate.” I’ve heard some variation of that assertion made many times since the first case of COVID-19 appeared in Tennessee early March. Even so, we are seeing a new, but all too familiar trend u...

- 11 months ago

Real News: Meet the Black Woman Leading Vaccine Development

By Dana GivensThe spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, has caused massive panic and has thousands of people sick or economically impacted in its wake. The public health crisis has caused many scientists around the world to begin wo...

- 11 months ago

Meet the Black Woman Leading Vaccine Development

By Dana Givens The spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus, has caused massive panic and has thousands of people sick or economically impacted in its wake. The public health crisis has caused many scientists around the world to begin w...

- 11 months ago

CAC Office on Aging: Launches New Senior Care Calls

Now serving 1500 weekly during COVID-19 By Vivian Shipe KNOXVILLE, TN — Fear, isolation and loneliness, during the shelter at home mandated by the governor. No one can feel more isolated or lonely than frail senior citizens who live alone, are up in...