Category : Black Local and National News

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Air traffic taxes could double

By: Dr. Benjamin F. Chavis Jr.   NNPA NEWSWIRE – Working families in the African American community and beyond have a hard-enough time keeping up with daily expenses. Every mortgage payment, car payment, trip to the grocery store, stop at the g...

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African American Males are Near 0% in Metro Jobs

By Rosetta Miller Perry NASHVILLE, TN — The city of Nashville reportedly has never made hiring Black males a priority, says a couple of Black city employees who asked to remain anonymous for fear of retribution. For this story, we will call one of th...

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Winnie Forrester Stealing Decosta Hastings’ Election Signs

NASHVILLE, TN – An unknown voter in Metro Council District 2 is accusing Winifred “Winnie” Forrester of stealing DeCosta Hasting’s signs at the Bordeaux Library Early Voting Site on Friday and took her picture. The district is predominantly African A...

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Knoxville Shooting Spurs Calls for Body Cams

By Vivian Shipe KNOXVILLE, TN — On Monday, August 26th, Channara Pheap died in the rain. The Knox County Regional  Forensic Center listed the cause of death as a gunshot wound to the  back. Beyond this fact, everything else about what led to the youn...

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Real Times Media CEO Re-Elected to NNPA Board

By Jemell T. Cotton WASHINGTON, DC — Hiram E. Jackson, chief executive officer of Real Times Media (RTM), has been re-elected to the board of directors of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA)—the national trade organization that repre...

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Dak shines as Cowboys debut new offensive scheme

By Dwain Price, NDG Sports ARLINGTON – Dak Prescott sure picked the perfect time to show why he deserves to be one of the highest-paid quarterbacks in the National Football League. In a sterling performance during the Dallas Cowboys’ dominant 35-17 v...

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Judge Lynda Jones to Serve as Metropolitan Presiding Judge

NASHVILLE, TN — The Metropolitan Nashville-Davidson County General Sessions Court Judges have elected Judge Lynda Jones to preside over the Davidson County General Sessions Court effective September 1, 2019. Judge Jones was elected to General Session...

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TSU Enhances Campus Safety With New Technology

By Lucas Johnson NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Tennessee State University is continuing to take steps to make sure it remains one of the safest college campuses in the country. As part of President Glenda Glover’s plan to improve campus safety,...

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Leave a Legacy

By Thomas Sheffield September is Insurance Awareness month.  How many times have you wished you had a rich uncle or aunt passed and left you a large sum of money?  How often have you been disappointed to find a relative had died and did not leave any...

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Central Area Links Donate Funds to American Baptist

NASHVILLE, TN — American Baptist College (ABC) receives $5,000 from the Central Area of the Links, Incorporated following its 45th Central Area Conference, held July 31-Aug. 4 in Nashville at the iconic Opryland Hotel. Dr. Forrest Harris, President o...