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Mayor Signs Executive Order for Diversity Committee

Mayor Signs Executive Order for Diversity Committee

NASHVILLE, TN — Mayor Karl Dean signed an executive order to create a Diversity Advisory Committee to help ensure that Metro Government’s workforce reflects Nashville’s rich diversity. “The more our workforce reflects the diverse cultures in our community, the [...]

Loniel Greene Introduced As Metro District 1 Candidate With Campaign Kick Off

Loniel Greene Introduced As Metro District 1 Candidate With Campaign Kick Off

Nashville, TN – Metro Council District 1 candidate, Loniel Greene, a native of Nashville, prepares to kick off his campaign this week. Formerly a commissioned officer in the United States Army for more than eleven (11) [...]

Elected Black Republicans Not Expected to be a Plus for the Community

Elected Black Republicans Not Expected to be a Plus for the Community

WASHINGTON (NNPA) – Black Republicans made history during the midterm elections in November by winning in Texas, South Carolina and Texas, but political analysts wonder if the victories will have any long-term impact on the future [...]

Obama: ‘We Can’t Deport Eleven Million People’

Obama: ‘We Can’t Deport Eleven Million People’

By Clint Confehr NASHVILLE, TN — Responding to immigrants’ fear that the next administration will revoke a new White House policy calling for voluntary registration by people who’ve come to the United States illegally, President Barrack [...]

Pumps in Politics

Pumps in Politics

Pumps in Politics Internship Program High school girls and college women interested in politics now have a chance to be immersed in the industry. The founders of the popular, Nashville-based radio show Pumps & Politics, have [...]

Martin Elected Vice Mayor of Columbia

Martin Elected Vice Mayor of Columbia

By Clint Confehr COLUMBIA, TN — Voters here elected an African-American woman to be sworn in Jan. 6 given her Nov. 4 victory over the incumbent with more than 55 percent of the vote. Council member [...]

Loretta Lynch Nominated as Next U.S. Attorney General

Loretta Lynch Nominated as Next U.S. Attorney General

Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News President Barack Obama nominates U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch as U.S. Attorney General replacing Eric Holder. The announcement was made at the White House on Saturday. In [...]

Deep Voter Pessimism and Lack of Economic Agenda from Democrats, Not Just Structural Obstacles, Drove GOP Gains in 2014

Deep Voter Pessimism and Lack of Economic Agenda from Democrats, Not Just Structural Obstacles, Drove GOP Gains in 2014

Washington, D.C. — The 2014 elections mark the third consecutive midterm in which voters opposed the party controlling the White House and flipped partisan control of a branch of Congress. But Republicans were successful elsewhere too, in [...]

Race and Beyond: Why Young, Minority, and Low-Income Citizens Don’t Vote

Race and Beyond: Why Young, Minority, and Low-Income Citizens Don’t Vote

By Sam Fulwood III  On Tuesday, voters across the United States cast their ballots in the 2014 midterm elections. As with any election, there are winners and losers. But, dear reader, this column offers neither post-election [...]

Obama, Cooper ‘get along great’

Obama, Cooper ‘get along great’

By Clint Confehr NASHVILLE — President Barack Obama and U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper of Nashville share two personality traits that helped develop an affinity between the two men, according to the congressman. “We have a similar [...]

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