Thursday, July 7, 2022

Tennessee

NASHVILLE – "I'm now a Tiger!" Vice President Kamala Harris cheered as she received an honorary doctorate degree in humane letters from Tennessee State University after addressing nearly 600 undergraduates at the Spring 2022 commencement ceremony. Harris was hooded by TSU President...
NASHVILLE – After alleging that Tennessee’s top leaders were placing unfair scrutiny over a predominantly Black town’s finances, the small town of Mason announced Wednesday it had reached a deal halting the threat of a state takeover of its...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee lawmakers cut taxes, helped subsidize a new stadium for the Tennessee Titans, added a new level of scrutiny for school library content and imposed tougher restrictions on transgender athletes in a busy 2022 legislative session that...
Despite a chancellor’s refusal to stop the state’s takeover of Mason, Tennessee’s finances, negotiations between state and city officials to settle the matter are ongoing. “Of course, we were terribly disappointed in the ruling,” said Mason Vice Mayor Virginia Rivers....
The predominantly African-American town of Mason has filed suit against Tennessee State Comptroller of the Treasury Jason Mumpower. In a petition filed on April 1, Mason’s elected officials are seeking an immediate halt to a financial takeover of the rural...
For Mason, Tennessee Vice Mayor Virginia Rivers, preventing the state of Tennessee from taking over the town’s finances is infinitely worthy of a call to action. She and others in the predominately African-American town of 1,337 in West Tennessee have...
City planners, development consultants and other experts provided a crash course in possible changes in store for the region during the West Tennessee Mega-Site/Blue Oval City forum at the Halloran Centre in Downtown Memphis on Thursday. Presented by the Memphis...
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...