Monday, April 12, 2021

Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TSU News Service) – It is rare to be able to interact with a living historical figure. But that’s what students and faculty at Tennessee State University experienced when the Rev. Al Sharpton, one of the nation’s most...
Some history-making moments happen on a world stage. Others happen inconspicuously with little fanfare. The election of Hendrell Remus was more of the latter. It was at a Saturday meeting of the Tennessee Democratic Party’s executive committee. Remus felt that...
The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) recently named Black Business Association of Memphis President Mark Yates as its new vice-president of the West Region. “I have been a part of the community for a long time,” said Yates. “I always want...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee lawmakers gathered to start their annual session Tuesday in Nashville amid a pandemic and an FBI probe that drew searches of multiple legislative offices by federal agents last week. Tennessee’s legislative session is likely to stretch for...
by Travis Loller and Adrian Sainz --  A group of Tennessee doctors that has been pushing Gov. Bill Lee for a statewide mask mandate turned its attention to the legislature Tuesday, the first day of the 2021 legislative session. Speaking to...
Gov. Bill Lee is doubling down on his decision not to issue a statewide mask mandate, despite rising COVID-19 cases throughout the state.  During a call with local newspapers on Tuesday (Dec. 22), Lee pleaded for Tennesseans to wear masks,...
As the first coronavirus vaccines were given this week in Tennessee, a legislative push is under way to weaken a state law requiring them for school, even though convincing skeptics to get the shots might be the quickest way...
Former state Rep. John DeBerry Jr., who said he was defeated in the Dist. 90 race because he was forced to run as an independent in this year’s election, has accepted an appointment as senior advisor to Gov. Bill...
A church, a collaborative and a foundation have partnered to spread awareness of Sickle Cell Disease. This month, the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee (TSCF), Mount Zion Baptist Church, and HEAL Collaborative will host Sickle Cell Disease: A Community Conversation. Within...
by Kimberlee Kruesi --  NASHVILLE — A Tennessee trial court judge improperly reduced a Black inmate’s death sentence to life in prison last year, a state appeals court has ruled. Abu-Ali Abdur’Rahman (AHB’-dur-RAK’-mahn) was scheduled to be executed in April, but...