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PRESS ROOM: Turner Construction Topping Out of 1200 Broadway

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — Turner Construction Company’s Nashville office announced the topping out of 1200 Broadway, the luxury mixed-use high-rise in downtown Nashville. The 26-floor complex began construction in Sept. 2017 and is set for completion in December. […read more]

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Dr. Shawn Joseph
Education

Board of Education Reaches Mutual Agreement With Dr. Shawn Joseph

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — The Metropolitan Nashville Board of Education voted today to buy out the contract of Metro Nashville Public Schools Director, Dr. Shawn Joseph, in a 5-3 vote. Joseph’s last day will be Friday, April 12, 2019. Joseph entered the position in July 2016 and is ending his tenure after slightly less than three years in a district serving more than 85,000 students and 11,000 employees. Dr. Adrienne Battle has been selected as interim director. […read more]

Rhiannon Giddens, left, and Uma Peters. (Photo by: Bradley Hanson)
Education

Rhiannon Giddens Mentors 11-Year-Old Banjo Player

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — Rhiannon Giddens, co-founder of the Grammy Award-winning string band, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, is passing her distinctive banjo skills to eleven-year-old musician, Uma Peters through a one-on-one apprenticeship supported by the Tennessee Traditional Arts Apprenticeship Program, an initiative of the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Folklife Program. […read more]

Tennessee House of Representatives
Op-Ed

OPE-ED” TN Legislature Must Reverse Course and Embrace Voting Rights for All

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — In response to two bills in the state legislature, Senate Bill 0971 and House Bill 1079, that would easier to prevent our neighbors from voting, Rev. Dr. Jo Ann Barker of Sewanee released the following statement: “If we believe that all human beings are created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), then efforts to prevent some of God’s children from exercising their franchise must be opposed as a matter of fidelity to our faith.” […read more]

l-r; Mrs. Florence Ueal, Mrs. Jimmie Leech and Mrs. Helen Turner. Photo by Darius B. Williams
The Tennessee Tribune

U of M Hosts Program Highlighting Women of the 1968 Santitation Workers Strike

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change at the University of Memphis will host a special event featuring first-hand stories of courage and survival from the women of the 1968 Sanitation Workers Strike. The evening will feature select excerpts from the national video web series 1300 Men: Memphis Strike ‘68, produced by Striking Voices for TheRoot.com, as well as a panel of wives of 1968 strikers, moderated by journalist and Striking Voices founding producer, Emily Yellin. […read more]