Category : Black Local and National News

by Staff - 1 month ago

Councilman John Cooper Returns to Nashville Mayor’s Race

By Clint Confehr NASHVILLE, TN — At-Large Metro Councilmember John Cooper’s campaign for mayor reemerged Monday. In February, Cooper decided against running. He changed his mind because “So many people told me we need a choice in this election and we...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Secrecy Surrounds Tennessee Child Support Program

By Peter White NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee Department of Human Services (DHS) is a pretty big outfit. DHS has 133 fulltime state workers and 356 contract employees. It has another 527 contract employees who work for other state agencies. Much of st...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Cooper Takes Different Approach in Mayoral Run

By Tribune Staff NASHVILLE, TN — The predominant themes in this year’s mayoral campaign thus far have been encouraging corporate relocation and investment, wooing big league sports, and reducing the size of city government improving its efficiency. B...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Rep. Harold Love, Jr. Gets TSU $1.9M for Reparations

By Peter White NASHVILLE, TN — Representative Harold Love (D-District 58) has managed to get chronically underfunded TSU $800,000 for its agricultural research station in McMinnville and $1.1 million for food science research at its Nashville campus....

by Staff - 1 month ago

Thank You Nashville

By Dr. Shawn Joseph As I close my tenure as the Director of Schools, I want to thank this great community for what you do to support children. Nashville is a special place, and I truly believe we have the potential to be one of the fastest improving...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Chandler Plans New Home for the Young Actors Guild

By Wiley Henry MEMPHIS, TN — Chrysti Chandler stood in the back of the room and looked on approvingly while her young dance troupe was performing at the April 4th Foundation’s 19th Annual Commemorative Awards at the Hilton Hotel in Memphis. This was...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Governor Bill Lee’s Voucher Bill Advances

By Peter White NASHVILLE, TN — Last week the Senate Education Committee heard criticism about Governor Bill Lee’s proposal to spend $25.5 million/yr on a voucher program for 5,000 students in low-performing public schools. Lee wants to put $37.4 mill...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Advance Financial Receives Two Awards

JOHNSON CITY, TN — Advance Financial, the Nashville-based financial services company, received two Johnson City Chamber of Commerce Regional Business Excellence Awards: first place for Excellence in Community & Culture and second place for Excell...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Clemmons Opposes Briley’s Private Parking Monopoly Proposal

Commentary by John Ray Clemmons Mayor Briley has once again proposed to sell public property for a one-time budgetary gain. The March 4, 2019 memo from Mayor David Briley and a subsequent March 11, 2019 presentation to the Metro Traffic and Parking C...

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Advance Financial Adds Student Loan Repayment Program

NASHVILLE, TN — Advance Financial has introduced a student loan repayment program in which the company will contribute up to $12,000 over the course of six years toward repayment of any employee’s student loans. The goal of the groundbreaking program...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Advance Financial Continues West TN Expansion

MILLINGTON, TN — Leading fintech company Advance Financial continued its expansion across Tennessee with the opening of a new store in Millington, the company’s 103rd location. “We look forward to serving and being part of the Millington community,”...

by Staff - 1 month ago

2019 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD

By Tribune Staff The new 2019 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD is making a memorable impression with drivers. For the new year, it offers a sleek design that has a bold front grille that expresses confidence on any road. The LED taillights and large alloy w...

by Staff - 1 month ago

Three Proud Generations of Divine 9

WILLIAMSBURG Tristan Andrews (center), a Spring 2019 member of   Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Nu Chi Chapter, College of William and Mary, is congratulated by her father, Oronde K. Andrews, Spring 1994 Epsilon Zeta Chapter, Norfolk State...

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Community Mourns Killing of Activist Nipsey Hussle

By Lauren Victoria Burke NNPA Newswire Contributor Nipsey Hussle, whose real name was Ermias Joseph Asghedom, was shot to death in Los Angeles on March 31 outside of his store Marathon Clothing. He was 33.  Though he arrived on the music scene in the...