Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Tri-State

Members of the Tennessee Black Caucus of State Legislators (TBCSL) on Tuesday (March 22) met with Tennessee state Comptroller Jason Mumpower and Mason, Tennessee Vice-Mayor Virginia Rivers to help iron out a squabble over the town’s $597,000 deficit. Disturbed to...
Former State Rep. London Lamar (D-Memphis) is settling into her new role after assuming the District 33 senate seat as the youngest woman and African American to serve in the Tennessee Senate. The former District 91 representative was sworn into...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee’s Republican-controlled House on Monday advanced legislation allowing students and staffers to sue public colleges and universities if they feel they’ve been unfairly punished for not accepting “divisive concepts.” The bill, supported by House Speaker Cameron Sexton and other...
Tennessee House Speaker Cameron Sexton’s advice to any violent crime perpetrator now on the street: “I would go turn myself in today before we pass this bill. Because when we pass this bill, you are going to be doing...
U.S. Secretary of Education, Dr. Miguel Cardona, hosted a roundtable discussion at Tennessee State University on Friday, Feb. 18, to address teacher shortages and other educational needs. The highlight of the conversation was TSU’s Grow Your Own teacher pipeline initiative...
by Adrian Sainz -- Ford Motor Co. and a South Korean company would have to create more than 5,000 full-time jobs at a planned electric pickup truck factory and battery manufacturing plant in Tennessee or pay back at least part...
NASHVILLE (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers passed a ban Monday against instant runoff voting in elections, a move that seeks to end a long-running legal dispute between state election officials and the city of Memphis. Voters in Memphis still haven’t used...
(TSU) -- It’s been nearly 50 years since the “Tuskegee Experiment” ended, but Wendelyn Harris Inman is constantly haunted by the thought of what it did to her “Uncle Gus.” “He was in that study and didn’t realize it was...
Despite the objections of the Tennessee Black Caucus and other supporters, Sen. Katrina Robinson was expelled from the Tennessee Senate on Wednesday during what she called a “procedural lynching.” The Republican-led Tennessee Senate voted 27 to 5 to remove the...
by Holly Meyer -- NASHVILLE — Tennessee pastor Willie McLaurin has been named interim president and CEO of the Southern Baptist Convention’s Executive Committee, becoming the first African American to lead one of the denomination’s ministry entities in its more...