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Al Bell: The Heart & Soul of Memphis Music

Al Bell: The Heart & Soul of Memphis Music

  For over four decades soul music legend Al Bell has been one of the key voices that help put the Memphis Soul Sound on the international map. The award winning singer/songwriter/ producer and record executive/owner [...]

Juneteenth Celebration At Ft. Negley Next Month

Juneteenth Celebration At Ft. Negley Next Month

By A.J. Dugger III A celebration of Juneteenth, an annual event that honors the freeing of African-Americans in slave-holding states in 1863, will be held in late June at Fort Negley. The Nashville fort was built [...]

Jimmy Carter says his Life Shaped by ‘Black Culture’

Jimmy Carter says his Life Shaped by ‘Black Culture’

By George E. Curry NNPA Editor-in-Chief AUSTIN, Texas (NNPA) – Although he grew up in a rural farming community in Georgia during an era of rigid racial segregation in the 1920s and 1930s, former President Jimmy [...]

Film: The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Film: The Trials of Muhammad Ali

Nashville, Tenn. – Community Cinema in Studio A, presented by the Independent Television Service (ITVS) and Nashville Public Television (NPT), with presenting partner Nashville Film Festival (NaFF), offers an advance screening of “The Trials of Muhammad [...]

Black History Month Events at Nashville Public Libraries

Black History Month Events at Nashville Public Libraries

Nashville, TN – Celebrate African-American History Month at all library branches. Don’t miss our African American-themed programs, including lectures, storytelling, crafts, music and dance. All events are free. This year’s national theme is Civil Rights in [...]

Roger Williams University Paved The Way For Future HBCUs

Roger Williams University Paved The Way For Future HBCUs

By A.J. Dugger III Roger Williams University was a legendary historically black college (HBCU) based in Nashville during the 1800s and early 1900s. Though it has been defunct for nearly 100 years, the seeds planted by [...]

2013: Year in Review

2013: Year in Review

By Ronald W. Weathersby   The following is a list of the important National, State/Local, and International stories of 2013. National 1. President Obama inaugurated to second term The second inauguration of Barack Obama as the 44th [...]

The Man Who Owns ‘The Dream’

The Man Who Owns ‘The Dream’

by Kenneth Miller Special to the NNPA from the Los Angeles Sentinel Basketball coach George Raveling was an obscure security guard when he secured the original ‘Dream Speech’ 50 years ago George Raveling was then a [...]

Protests and Bombings in Birmingham Tell Important Story from Civil Rights Era

Protests and Bombings in Birmingham Tell Important Story from Civil Rights Era

By Sandra Long Weaver The black and white clock, with hands forever frozen at 10:22, hangs in basement of the 16th Baptist Street Church in Birmingham among photos from the protests during 1963. It is a [...]

Congressman John Lewis to Open “A Day Like No Other,”

Congressman John Lewis to Open “A Day Like No Other,”

The Library of Congress March on Washington Photo Exhibition, Aug. 28. Library to Present Additional One-Day Display of Treasured Holdings from March  U. S. Rep. John Lewis, who was a young civil-rights leader in 1963, will open [...]

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