Category : News

by Staff - 1 week ago

NAACP Nashville Chapter to Celebrate 100 Years of Service

NASHVILLE, TN — The Nashville Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will host the “Renaissance 100: Proud Past, Inspired Future” Awards Banquet in honor of its 100thAnniversary.  The banquet will take place...

by Staff - 1 week ago

Dr. Shawn Joseph Accepts New Role at Fordham University

Dr. Shawn Joseph, Former Metro Nashville Director of Schools, will continue his fight for equity and excellence for all children as a newly appointed Visiting Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies at Fordham University.  Dr...

by Staff - 1 week ago

Nobel Prize Winner Toni Morrison Passes

The Nobel Prize-winning US author Toni Morrison has died at the age of 88. The Morrison family confirmed “with profound sadness” that Morrison had died “following a short illness”. The author of 11 novels, she won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 19...

by Staff - 1 week ago

Former President Obama Speaks on Mass Shootings

By Tennessee Tribune News Wire Michelle and I grieve with all the families in El Paso and Dayton who endured these latest mass shootings.    First no other nation on Earth comes close to experiencing the frequency of mass shootings that we see in the...

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LIUNA Endorses John Cooper for Mayor

NASHVILLE, TN — LIUNA Local 386 has voted to endorse John Cooper for Mayor of Metro Nashville after a highly contested general election in which issues of equity and transparency dominated the public debate. To date LIUNA is the first union to weigh...

by Staff - 1 week ago

HCA Helping Fisk’s Best Students in $1M, 4-Year Program

From Staff Reports NASHVILLE, TN — Fisk University and HCA Healthcare have created a $1 million scholarship program with internships for high-achieving Fisk students, both institutions said Monday. The program — HCA Healthcare Scholars at Fisk Univer...

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Mary Hamilton Purcell, International Women’s Rights Advocate

Mary Hamilton Purcell, international women’s rights advocate and mother of former Nashville mayor Bill Purcell was an advocate for women and girls for decades internationally. Mary Hamilton Purcell was a speech educator in the Philadelphia SMSA and d...

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Study discovers decrease in Marion County opioids deaths

A recent study from the Indiana University Public Policy Institute showed a decrease of accidental opioids overdose deaths in Marion County from 2017 to 2018. While the study shows progress in federal, state, county and citywide efforts to combat the...

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Rep. Carson hosting 10th annual job fair

Congressman André Carson will host the 10th annual Central Indiana Job Fair 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 8 at Ivy Tech Culinary and Conference Center, 2820 N. Meridian St. The event is open to Ivy Tech students, alumni and the general…