Category : Black Local and National News

- 1 month ago

County Mayor’s Insurance Agency, Daughter’s Home Searched

By Ashley Benkarski  MURFREESBORO, TN — Murfreesboro police searched Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron’s Universal International Insurance Wed., July 17 after obtaining a warrant in response to charges of alleged insurance fraud.  Kelsey Ketron Ran...

- 1 month ago

MLS Soccer Draws a Yellow Caution Card

By Peter White NASHVILLE, TN – The Nashville Court of Appeals is sending the MLS stadium case back to the Chancery Court. In an opinion released last week, the three-person panel of appellate judges unanimously dismissed the appeal “for lack of subje...

- 1 month ago

METRO BUS DRIVERS HOST RALLY FOR CLEMMONS

On Saturday, July 20, the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1235, hosted an early vote rally for Nashville mayoral candidate and current state representative, John Ray Clemmons. Over 100 Metro bus drivers, their families, and campaign supporters gather...

- 1 month ago

Taylor Wants to Serve in District 21 Council Seat

By Peter White NASHVILLE, TN — Without asking her, Brandon Taylor, 36, volunteered his wife to be the Beautification Commissioner for District 21. Everybody else he listens to. That’s why it took so long for Taylor to decide to run against Councilman...

- 1 month ago

His Racist Idea of Citizenship is an Old One

By Jamelle Bouie, The New York Times  If Donald Trump has a theory of anything, it is a theory of American citizenship. It’s simple. If you are white, then regardless of origin, you have a legitimate claim to American citizenship and everything that...

- 1 month ago

WBEC South Celebrates 25 Years of Collective Impact

METAIRIE, LA — The Women’s Business Enterprise Council South (WBEC South), a regional partner organization of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC), announces its 25th Anniversary in 2019. Throughout the year, WBEC South commemorat...

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Don’t Fall For The Okey-Doke

Technically Speaking  Commentary “Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words o...

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CORAL SEA

CORAL SEA — Yeoman 3rd Class Dawnmarie Laing, left, from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, sings in the choir group during a Protestant Worship Service aboard the amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20). Green Bay, part of the Wasp Expedi...

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Senior Elected to Hall of Fame

For the past 36 years, the Dr. Nan S. Hutchison Broward Senior Hall of Fame has recognized seniors, age 60 and older, for their volunteer excellence, for five or more years, in Broward County. The ten new Hall of Famers join the other volunteer elder...

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African Americans saved Cadillac

By Mabra Holeyfield At the turn of the 20th century the automobile entered the American scene. During that period there was a pro-liferation of car manufacturers. In 1903 alone 57 companies came into existence and 27 went bankrupt.  Over the years nu...

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Why Republicans are wrong

By Kevin Palmer Georgia District 12 Congressman Rick Allen is the epitome of why Republicans are wrong to oppose raising the minimum wage. In his weekly newsletter he boasted of voting against raising the minimum wage to $15 by 2025. His district has...