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by Kelli Sharpe – TSU News Service – (NASHVILLE) Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover has once again succeeded in her advocacy for the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and raised $1 million in a 24-hour campaign for the institutions. As International President of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Dr....
HENNING, Tenn. — An apparel company is planning to invest $7.5 million in an expansion in western Tennessee that is expected to create more than 220 jobs. The Department of Economic and Community Development announced that VF Corporation will expand its operations in Henning and will set up a new...
 A federal judge has blocked Tennessee’s new restrictions for registering voters from taking effect on Oct. 1 while a challenge of the law proceeds. Judge Aleta Trauger wrote Thursday that there’s no basis in the record to conclude the law will provide much benefit to Tennesseans, and less reason to...
The 2018 Southern Heritage Classic will go down as one of the most memorable ever. There were no winners. No losers. Just rain. LOTS of rain. Thunder and lightning too. So much so that SHC officials finally decided the stormy weather was too dangerous to play the game. Eventually, canceling...
TSU Newsroom NASHVILLE – Technology giant Apple, Inc. has partnered with Tennessee State University to give minorities and underserved communities greater access to the field. TSU has been charged with strengthening the collaboration by offering the company’s coding curriculum to new audiences. That expansion includes providing TSU alums the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of...
Debra K. Porter Johnson was a proud graduate of Tennessee State University, a proclamation from the university said about the woman killed by a prison escapee in her home on Aug. 7. TSU President Glenda Glover, accompanied by senior university administration officials, presented the proclamation to Johnson’s family, with a...
By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Several voter registration organizations are asking a judge to stop Tennessee's new restrictions for signing up voters from taking effect in October, saying the law has already curtailed their ability to enroll voters in communities of color and other historically disenfranchised...
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By JEFF AMY and ROGELIO V. SOLIS, Associated Press MORTON, Miss. (AP) — Effects of the largest immigration raid in at least a decade are likely to ripple for years through six Mississippi small towns that host poultry plants. A store owner who caters to Latino poultry plant workers fears he...
NASHVILLE (TSU News Service) – Tennessee State University is launching a national initiative that seeks to bring coding experiences to historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and underserved communities. TSU hosted the inaugural “HBCU C2 Presidential Academy” this week through its newly established National Center for Smart Technology Innovations. HBCU C2 will bring coding and creativity opportunities...
By KIMBERLEE KRUESI, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee changed course on Monday and declared he's now in favor of amending a law that requires the state to honor Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest, an early leader of the Ku Klux Klan. Lee tweeted on Monday he...