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The city of Memphis had not asked for and did not expect to get any state funding to help finance the bicentennial celebration next year, according to a spokesperson for the city. The Republican-dominated House voted Tuesday to punish Memphis for removing Confederate monuments from its parks by taking $250,000...
Candice McQueen adamantly told state lawmakers Wednesday that she will not step down as Tennessee’s education commissioner over the state’s bungling of standardized tests for a third straight year. One day after House Democrats called for the embattled leader to resign, McQueen reported that students were testing successfully online on...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apHKnrHmPos&list=PLQ_gBtRVsqRi2RtnPwKfLhi-2dFYZpIXp By SHEILA BURKE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Republican-dominated House in Tennessee voted Tuesday to punish the city of Memphis for removing Confederate monuments by taking $250,000 away from the city that would have been used for a bicentennial celebration next year. The retaliation came in the form of passage...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Another effort to expand the Tennessee's Medicaid program has failed after the state's Republican-dominated House refused to support an amendment on a bill on insurance coverage for certain cancer patients. The failed amendment was brought by House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh, a Democrat from Ripley who...
Rep. Johnnie Turner (District 85) is very much familiar with the Memphis Branch office of the NAACP on Vance Ave. For a dozen-plus years, she was the group's executive director, working out of the office in service to the community. On Friday morning, Turner made a major announcement from that...
by Emmanuel Freeman TSU News Service NASHVILLE – The Rev. Jesse Jackson, renowned civil rights and social justice crusader, discussed voter registration, education, poverty and the commemoration of Black History Month during a forum at Tennessee State University on Tuesday. TSU President Glenda Glover organized the forum, dubbed “A conversation with Civil...
As part of its school-based student advocacy program, Campaign for School Equity (CSE) organized and hosted its first Student Advocacy Day in Nashville on Tuesday, February 13. The nonprofit organization brought more than 100 students representing 12 schools participating in the program to the Tennessee State Capitol for a full...
by Emmanuel Freeman NASHVILLE - (TSU News Service) – Burnece Walker Brunson, a TSU alumna who was featured as ABC World News Tonight’s “Person of the Week,” has died at the age of 102. Family members said Brunson passed away Sunday at her home surrounded by family and friends. “They actually were having prayer and holding her hands...
Tennessee State Rep. Calvin “Craig” Fitzhugh, 67, has just begun his 24th year in the Tennessee General Assembly as the representative of Lauderdale, Haywood and Crockett counties. The House minority leader wants to be governor, which means first winning the Democratic Party nomination. That quest recently brought him to...
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By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Candidates for governor in Tennessee largely agreed on broad issues facing education during the race's first televised forum Tuesday, except for a partisan split on in-state tuition for immigrants whose parents brought or kept them in the country illegally. The Republicans at the...
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