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Proposed Budget Cuts Make Tennesseans with Disabilities Even More Vulnerable

Proposed Budget Cuts Make Tennesseans with Disabilities Even More Vulnerable

By Mike McElhinney It stands to reason that there is one group of vulnerable Tennesseans we all must band together to protect: our family, friends and neighbors with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Having worked in disability [...]

Health of 200,000 Tennesseans depends on Governor’s Proposal

Health of 200,000 Tennesseans depends on Governor’s Proposal

By Sharon Adkins As a nurse serving Tennesseans for over 32 years, I know intimately what sickness looks like, and what it takes to build a healthy life. One of the most important things to ensuring [...]

Editorial: ‘Feed’ the Children

Editorial: ‘Feed’ the Children

By Rodney Beard When I was 10 years old I knew enough about the Civil Rights Movement to know that I had to be a part of it. I remember telling my mother twice that I [...]

Editoral: Actually, We Really are All in This Together

Editoral: Actually, We Really are All in This Together

By Rodney Beard Speaking of racists in high (or low) places that need to just go away and live in obscurity, how about Rudy Giuliani? What does he mean when he says that the Mayor of [...]

Editorial: Bill…Just “Say It Ain’t So.”

Editorial: Bill…Just “Say It Ain’t So.”

By Rodney Beard When I was 10 years old my dad bought an album. It was Bill Cosby’s first one, “Bill Cosby Is a Very Funny Fellow.” Mom fried fish that night, and our neighbors came [...]

Editorial: Here’s What I Know About Domestic Violence: It Just Ain’t Right, No Way!

Editorial: Here’s What I Know About Domestic Violence: It Just Ain’t Right, No Way!

By Rodney Beard pastorbeard@comcast.net I was raised to be a real man by a man who was a real man…my father. He wasn’t just a real man, but a gentleman as well who put my mother [...]

Editorial: If You Did Not Vote: Get Ready for Some Pain

Editorial: If You Did Not Vote: Get Ready for Some Pain

By Rodney Beard By the time that you read this, the mid-term elections will be over. The most recent polls that have been released give the Republicans a hefty lead and it seems to be apparent [...]

You Better Vote…Or You Asked For It!

You Better Vote…Or You Asked For It!

By Rodney Beard I had never given money to any party until the internet age that made it simple to just click and send my meager donations. When President Obama ran for the first time, I [...]

Editoral: The True Church Folks Revolution

Editoral: The True Church Folks Revolution

By Rodney Beard I read an article today by “TJ” of Church Folks Revolution, pimppreacher.com which he titled, “Dear Jim Crow I Think We Need You: What Happened to Black Preachers After 1965.” “TJ” is an [...]

Editorial: To Save Our Children Beginning Right Now!

Editorial: To Save Our Children Beginning Right Now!

By Rodney Beard I had an interesting conversation with the Vice President of our National Action Network of Greater Nashville Chapter, Shelby County Commissioner Henri E. Brooks this morning. She is praying about whether or not [...]

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