Category : News

by Staff - 1 week ago

McWhite’s Funeral Home Services

BURNETTE Funeral services for the late Willie “Eva” Burnette – 88 were held July 6 at Mc McWhite’s Funeral Home Chapel with Deacon Riggins officiating. GORDON Funeral services for the late Gloria Elaine Osborne Gordon – 84 were held July 5 at S...

by Staff - 1 week ago

Senior advocate continues legacy of love and service

By Dr. Sybil C. Mitchell, Special to The New Tri-State Defender       It’s hard to surprise a woman like Ruth Tate, especially at the Ruth Tate Senior Center in South Memphis. For 35 years, she directed the activities, special events, bus excursions,...

by Staff - 1 week ago

Ron Busby, Sr. is Men’s Day Speaker

NASHVILLE, TN — As President/CEO of the U.S. Black Chambers, Inc. (USBC), Ron Busby, Sr. brings business management skills as well as a lifetime of community development experience to the organization. Mr. Busby is a former successful business owner...

by Staff - 1 week ago

Millennials Need Education for Career Success

By Tennessee Tribune Intern James Messer NASHVILLE, TN — As a rising high school senior, I’ve noticed that in recent years, college has seemed to become less and less of a priority for individuals in my age group. Not only has enrollment rates fallen...

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Politics Need to Mature for the Youth

By Tennessee Tribune Intern Robert Neal Youth engagement in politics is imperative to any society, and leaders should strive to improve the political landscape so the young people can participate effectively.  As a recent high school graduate, I real...

by Staff - 1 week ago

Black Families Build Wealth Through Homeownership Realtors Say

By Clare Bratten NASHVILLE, TN — The National Association of Realtors Board (NAREB) came to the Opryland Hotel as a part of the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International conference last week to explain all the ways people with modest but st...

by Staff - 1 week ago

Neighborhoods

By John Cooper People may move here for the city, but they’ll stay for the neighborhoods.  I am honored to be endorsed by the political committee affiliated with the Coalition of Nashville Neighborhoods: the Nashville Neighborhood Defense Fund.  My j...

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With 46% Clemmons Blows Out Straw Poll at Forum

NASHVILLE, TN — Last Thursday, the Panhellenic Society, Urban League of Middle Tennessee, NAACP Nashville, and Interdenominational Ministers Fellowship hosted a forum with the four prominent mayoral candidates: Mayor David Briley, State Representativ...

by Staff - 1 week ago

Nashville is at a Crossroads, it’s Time for Change

By John Cooper Nashville is at a crossroads. For the past four years, I have served as an at-large Metro Council member. In the process, I’ve learned a lot about how this city is being run. What I’ve learned concerns me. Simply put, the Mayor’s offic...

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Tennessean Should Stop the Steve McNair Attacks

By Rosetta Miller Perry One of the frequent tactics used by many white publications who want to either obscure or get people to forget about negative things they’ve done is to publish a mea culpa article after they’ve done a lot of damage that they h...

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U.S. Women Prove Exemplary Role Models

By Charlie Warzel/NYT The World Cup champions are a Choose Your Own Adventure of inspiration. You could choose to focus on how the team represents the absolute best of the American ideal: a perfect, unapologetic encapsulation of defiance, determinati...