Category : News

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CFMT Announces 2019 Humanitarian Award Recipients

NASHVILLE, TN — They were on the front lines, and served behind the scenes, of some of the most important social and civic missions of the 20th Century, from desegregation to education and social reform, from helping heal the sick to opening avenues...

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American Baptist College First Lady Recognized

NASHVILLE, TN — Mrs. Jackie Harris, First Lady of American Baptist College, along with her husband, Dr. Forrest Harris, Sr. has served in that capacity for 20 years. Dr. Harris, Sr. became president in 1999. Hosted by First Lady of Meharry Medical Co...

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Haynes Joins Bernard Lafayette at ABC Scholarship Gala

NASHVILLE, TN — Education advocate Dr. Leonard Haynes III  joins Dr. Bernard Lafayette as the presenting speaker at the ABC Presidential Scholarship Gala on Thursday, October 10 at the Downtown Renaissance Hotel, located at 611 Commerce Street. The r...

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DA: Treatment, Not Jail for Marijuana

By Clint Confehr NASHVILLE, TN — In the wake of a new state crime lab policy — simple possession marijuana “cases will receive no further testing” — Davidson County’s district attorney says treatment is better than jail. “If the only way to prove the...

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Bradley Continues Empowering Minority Businesses

By Ashley Benkarski MURFREESBORO,TN — Taiisha Bradley has always been a self-starter and she’s using her ambition and creativity to lift up others, offering other local business-minded individuals the opportunity to bring their dreams to life. Bradle...

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US AG Secretary Perdue Visits TSU

By Lucas Johnson NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — During a visit to Tennessee State University on Monday, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue lauded the land-grant institution’s innovative research, and challenged students to “invest in your...

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Davidson County Bail Rule Called “Shakedown”

By Clint Confehr NASHVILLE, TN — Four civil rights groups say Davidson County’s criminal court is violating state and federal laws when keeping cash bond money for defendants’ court bills. People arrested on, for example, misdemeanor domestic violenc...

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Black History is Prevalent in “Old Germantown”

By Wiley Henry MEMPHIS, TN — Before the city of Germantown was a bustling municipality in Shelby County (Tennessee), there was “Old Germantown,” a rural area where noted black families thrived and survived the Jim Crow era. Stories of Old Germantown...

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NPEF Hall of Fame Welcomes Four New Inductees

NASHVILLE, TN — More than 1,000 Nashvillians gathered Wednesday to honor the accomplishments of Nashville’s public schools and welcome four new inductees into the Nashville Public Education Foundation’s Public Schools Hall of Fame during its 15th ann...

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What is an Amalgam “Silver Filling”?

Most people recognize a dental amalgam as the silver filling that usually turns black after having it in your mouth for years. Dental amalgams are made up of mercury, silver, tin, and copper.  Mercury makes up about 50 percent of the amalgam filling...