First Woman, African-American Leads Episcopal Diocese of West Tennessee

 WEST TENNESSEE — Rev. Phoebe Roaf never saw a priest who looked like her as she grew up as an Episcopalian in Pine Bluff...

James, Williams AP Choices for Top Athletes

The exploits and accomplishments of Lebron James and Serena Williams are unquestioned. Each is at the top of their sport, and arguably the greatest...

Gray Appointed Shelby County’s Education Director

From Staff Reports MEMPHIS, TN — Shelby County will soon have a director of education to be a liaison between the mayor, county commissioners, school...

Better Redistricting Sought

From Staff Reports WASHINGTON, DC — Major change is needed on how congressional district lines are redrawn every 10 years, according to a coalition of...

Fairgrounds Soccer Stadium Not a Done Deal

By Peter White NASHVILLE, TN — Attorney Jim Roberts, who represents Save Our Fairgrounds, is a bit like Don Quixote dueling with windmills. Unlike the...

House Wants Grants to Spot Signs of Human Trafficking

From Staff Reports WASHINGTON, DC — Following discussions at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Congress has passed legislation to train health...

Interfaith Leaders Urge Clemency for Cyntoia Brown

By Ashley Benkarski NASHVILLE, TN — Gov. Bill Haslam should grant Cyntoia Brown clemency, Davidson County-area faith leaders said recently at American Baptist College. “I struggle...

Airbnb Offers More Than Just a Place to Stay

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Correspondent @StacyBrownMedia After more than a decade in business, Airbnb has gone beyond being recognized as just a worldwide accommodations platform...

CoreCivic Didn’t Show Up for it’s Probation Hearing

By Peter White NASHVILLE, TN — After a hearing with angry lawmakers one year ago, CoreCivic didn’t come back for a review of its operations...

White Churches Have a Moral Responsibility to Stand Up

By Rev. Jesse Jackson In 2019, we will commemorate 400 years since the first 20 slaves were transported by ship from Africa by white slave...

Nashville Public Schools Desegregation Icon, Louise Watson, Dies at 99

NASHVILLE, TN — Mary Louise Watson, who along with 11 other families desegregated six all white schools in 1957 Nashville, has died. She was...

Sec. Hargett Presents Medallion Award to Tennessee First Lady Haslam

NASHVILLE, TN — Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett on Monday presented First Lady Crissy Haslam with the National Association of Secretaries of State...

Belmont Wins Nashville Minority Business Center’s 2018 Corporate Award

By Hope Buckner NASHVILLE, TN — In honor of its Supplier Diversity Program, an initiative created in 2015 under Director of Community Relations Joyce Searcy...

Recession Proof

By Thomas Sheffield Weeks ago, I warned you that a recession is coming.  The economy seemed like it would not slow down.  This September marked...

Beck Center Celebrates Local and International Achievements

By Vivian Shipe KNOXVILLE, TN — It was one of the most glamorous social events and well attended parties of the year. The Annual Christmas Gala...

2nd Annual Christmas Goes Pink Summit

By Genma Stringer Holmes NASHVILLE, TN — Meharry Medical College with the Parthenon (TN) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, TN Department of Minority Health and...

AG Slatery Must Withdraw Tennessee from the ACA Lawsuit That Threatens...

NASHVILLE, TN — Local pastors and community members held a press conference at Legislative Plaza to respond to the Texas judge’s ruling against the...

Starting the New Year Off With a Dental Checkup

Maintaining good oral health is important to your overall health. In addition to daily brushing and flossing, you can help protect your oral health...

Nashville’s Medical Safety Net Clinic for the Working Poor

By Clare Bratten NASHVILLE, TN — Despite the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), some folks are still uninsured or underinsured. Faith Family Medical Center was created...

Marcellus Wiley Embodies New Style Commentator

The practice of using former players as analysts and/or studio commentators is now an old one, and it remains a hit or miss proposition....