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Sun Life Financial Awards Grants and Scholarships

Sun Life Financial Awards Grants and Scholarships

NASHVILLE, TN — Outstanding Nashville students Cortney Jenkins and Christian Marshall thought they were attending their regular after school program, when Nashville Pro Hockey Star Seth Jones surprised Jenkins, and Grammy Award-winning Singer Michael. W Smith [...]

Athletic, Business and Civic Leaders Get First Look at YWCA’S MEND Program

Athletic, Business and Civic Leaders Get First Look at YWCA’S MEND Program

NASHVILLE, TN — The YWCA of Nashville & Middle Tennessee hosted a breakfast meeting inviting some of Nashville’s most influential male leaders to discuss stopping domestic violence. Tuesday’s breakfast was another of the YWCA efforts to [...]

Black Women Challenge NFL on Domestic Violence

Black Women Challenge NFL on Domestic Violence

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Columnist WASHINGTON (NNPA) – As the National Football League continues to grapple with its policies on domestic violence and sexual assault, Black women have stepped forward to ensure the NFL gets it [...]

Protestors Hang More Than 40 Banners on Highway Overpasses

Protestors Hang More Than 40 Banners on Highway Overpasses

by Rebecca Rivas Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American At 4 a.m. on Saturday, a group of about 20 local residents gathered in a North St. Louis City house. Some were already ragged [...]

Demonstrators ‘Disrupt’ St. Louis Symphony Singing a ‘Requiem for Mike Brown’

Demonstrators ‘Disrupt’ St. Louis Symphony Singing a ‘Requiem for Mike Brown’

By Rebecca Rivas Special to the NNPA from the St. Louis American Just after intermission, about 50 people disrupted the St. Louis Symphony’s performance of Brahms Requiem on Saturday night, singing “Justice for Mike Brown.” As [...]

MDHA Celebrates the Annual 90-Plus Club

MDHA Celebrates the Annual 90-Plus Club

  NASHVILLE, TN — The Metropolitan Development and Housing Agency honored a special group of public housing residents today at the 40th annual 90-Plus Club Celebration. The 90-Plus Club is an exclusive group of 13 public [...]

Jones Wows Crowd at Les Gemmes Luncheon

Jones Wows Crowd at Les Gemmes Luncheon

NASHVILLE, TN — Ambassador Dr. Bobby Jones was the keynote speaker at the luncheon of the National Board Meeting of Les Gemmes, held Sept. 26- 28 at the Nashville Marriott Airport. He was greeted with a [...]

National Les Gemmes Board Meeting in Nashville Sept. 26-28

National Les Gemmes Board Meeting in Nashville Sept. 26-28

NASHVILLE, TN — The art and cultural organization, Les Gemmes, Inc. will hold its national Board Meeting in Nashville Friday, Sept. 26-Sunday, Sept. 28 at the Airport Nashville Marriott. This event is a followup to the [...]

Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy: Disaster Inequality

Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy: Disaster Inequality

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Columnist WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Just before Labor Day 2005, the world was stunned as images of Gulf Coast citizens, trudged through chaos and stagnant floodwaters, strewn with the debris of wrecked buildings [...]

Library of Congress Hosts Civil Rights Exhibit

Library of Congress Hosts Civil Rights Exhibit

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA) –  In honor of the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act, the Library of Congress has launched “The Civil Rights Act of 1964: A Long Struggle for [...]

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