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NASHVILLE, TN — FB Financial Corporation (NYSE: FBK), the holding company of Nashville-based FirstBank, has been recognized for its board diversity for having more than 20 percent of its board of director’s seats held by women. FB Financial was recently...

Let it Grow

By Thomas Sheffield Spring time is here, and many outdoor enthusiasts look forward to getting outside and cutting the grass.  Many people get excited about this weekly chore.  For many, it is therapy.  Personally, I think it is a pain. ...
By Thomas Sheffield This year is an election year and affordable housing is a huge issue.  Gentrification is our fault, well not fully but we do have some responsibility.  Some may be as appalled as hearing Kanye West say, “slavery...

50 Years

By Thomas Sheffield This year we acknowledge two pivotal events in American History.  First, we observed the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King.  Next, we observe the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of...
To show its support of and boost its involvement in the communities it serves, local financial services company Advance Financial will hold its first annual, company-wide Day of Service this Tuesday, May 8 across Tennessee. In coordination with Hands On...
By Thomas Sheffield The middle class is under attack.  Prices continue to rise while wages remain stagnant.  Inequality has skyrocketed as the rich continue to get richer.  The net worth of the richest of the 1% of Americans has soared...

Earth Day 2018

By Thomas Sheffield Earth Day is happening again this year!!!  It is happening on Sunday April 22.  Being a good steward of the earth is a spiritual practice.  The Bible speaks to environmental stewardship.  Genesis 2:15 tells us why God...

Roll Back

Last Monday, the EPA announced that they would revoke Obama-era standards that required cars and light trucks sold in the US to average more than 50 mpg by 2025.  What are they scared of?  Are they afraid of cars...
I have been criticized as being an “angry” Black man.  Perhaps this label is correct.  When I see the injustices done to people of color, the poor and disenfranchised in our society, I do get upset.  It was refreshing...
By Janice Malone NASHVILLE, TN — The Winfrey family is one of Nashville’s most beloved, well known and established families. Each family member has achieved success in their own respective professions in media, commercial business, ministry, and entrepreneurship. Today, the five...