l-r; Brooklyn Harris, Laura Zamaguey, Amie Mentink, Darlean Sexton, Kijuan Lindsey, Amanda Diebold, Elliot Wardlow, Tammy Hawkins, Terry Rowland, Erika Deaton, Rob Hall and Jessica Jackson
Business

PRESS ROOM: Advance Financial Continues West TN Expansion

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — Leading fintech company Advance Financial continued its expansion across Tennessee with the opening of a new store in Millington, the company’s 103rd location. […read more]

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Music

PRESS ROOM: Gloria Gaynor Releases New Album

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — After decades spent as the reigning Queen of Disco, Gloria Gaynor is announcing the release of her new gospel album, Testimony (June 7th). Recording for the first time in Nashville with Grammy-winning producers Chris Stevens (TobyMac, Mandisa, Blake Shelton) and Reid Shippen (Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Kenny Chesney), Gaynor uplifts listeners with a carefully-chosen selection of classic hymns, self-penned songs, as well as a stirring cover of Bob Dylan’s “Man of Peace.” […read more]

Joseph Webb, D.Sc., FACHE, CEO, Nashville General Hospital
Health

OP-ED: From the Desk of Nashville General’s CEO

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — Chronic Care Model, Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH), Population Health Management, Institute for Healthcare Improvement’s Triple Aim, Malcolm Baldridge, 4DX.  If you’ve never heard of these terms, then more than likely, we have not had the pleasure of meeting to talk about the great things happening at Nashville General Hospital. […read more]

John Cooper
Politics

Cooper Takes Different Approach in Mayoral Run

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — The predominant themes in this year’s mayoral campaign thus far have been encouraging corporate relocation and investment, wooing big league sports, and reducing the size of city government improving its efficiency. But when Metro Councilman John Cooper changed his mind about running for the office, he also adopted a different strategy. Cooper’s emphasis will be on neighborhood improvement, as well as sound fiscal policy, and rebuilding public trust in city government. […read more]

At one of his more than 400 school visits, Dr. Shawn Joseph looks on as an elementary student works on a class project.
Education

Dr. Shawn Joseph Unchained

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — As the highly tumultuous period of leadership for the city’s first African-American Director of Schools for Metro Nashville Public Schools comes to a shameful end, Dr. Shawn Joseph showed class all the way while the city will have to watch and see if the Board of Education will claw the new black Director of Schools. […read more]

Tennessee State University Campus (Photo by: tnstate.edu)
HBCU

Tennessee State University’s big blue spirit part of NFL draft

NASHVILLE PRIDE — Tennessee State University’s Big Blue spirit will be part of the NFL Draft when it comes to the Music City on April 25.The university’s renowned Aristocrat of Bands is in a promotional advertising the draft. But probably the biggest display of TSU spirit will take place on April 27 when Tigers linebacker Christion Abercrombie announces the fifth-round pick for the Tennessee Titans. […read more]

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Law

Tenn. bill adds new challenges to voter registration drives

NASHVILLE PRIDE — The Tennessee House has passed a bill that aims to clamp down on voter-registration drives. House Bill 1079, sponsored by Rep. Tim Rudd, R-Murfreesboro, would fine civic groups organizing voter-registration drives upwards of $10,000 for submitting large numbers of inaccurate or insufficient voter registration forms. Advocacy groups and even individuals could be faced with criminal misdemeanor charges. […read more]

Morris is seen interviewing the owner of Canipe’s Amusement Company in 1968 minutes after Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed. Courtesy photo
Books

Former Sheriff and Mayor Pens Book About His ‘Legendary Life’

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — Jim McCarter sat quietly in a packed room thumbing through a recently published book that he’d purchased at Novel Memphis minutes before the author’s 6 p.m. book talk and signing Thursday, March 28. While waiting on the former Shelby County sheriff and mayor William Noel “Bill” Morris to address the capacity crowd, an age-old photograph on page 181 in the book, “Bill Morris: A Legendary Life,” caught McCarter’s attention. […read more]

Juvenile Court Judge Sheila Calloway
Crime

Nashville Juvenile System Needs Community Support

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — The recent spotlight placed upon five juveniles accused of murder in Nashville is a community issue that goes beyond the tragic happenings of the victim and the minors involved.  Regardless of how this sad situation is viewed, critics on both sides of the issue meet in the middle and admit that Nashville indeed has a rapidly escalating juvenile crime problem.  The hands of the parents are tied, the disciplinary resources of the educators are non-existent and the community safe haven that can field the crisis is ranked low on the list of budgetary priorities of the Metro Council. […read more]

Alfred Degrafinreid II
The Tennessee Tribune

Vanderbilt Names Associate Vice Chancellor

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — Vanderbilt University has named Alfred Degrafinreid II as associate vice chancellor for community relations within the Division of Government and Community Relations. A native Tennessean, Degrafinreid most recently served as the chief administrative officer for the Office of the Davidson County Criminal Court Clerk. […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]

William T. Robinson, Jr
Commentary

COMMENTARY: Elderly Abuse

NASHVILLE PRIDE — We all must acknowledge that if we are fortunate, we will live a long and productive life and hopefully be taken care of in our old age with the overseeing of our children or closely related family members. In an idealistic world, you would think that the children or family members of elders convalescing or bedridden would prioritize the treatment and care of their loved ones […read more]

Vicki Saunders is the keynote speaker for the 2019 The Power of the Purse®
Community

The Women’s Fund celebrates 25 Years at annual Power of the Purse luncheon

NASHVILLE PRIDE — What a difference 25 years can make! A quarter-century ago, a small group of women (along with two enlightened men) founded The Women’s Fund initiative within The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee. They did so to level the charitable playing field and to ensure there would ALWAYS be money to support women and girls in Middle Tennessee who were in need. […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]

Stacey Abrams (Photo by: Cass Teague)
Education

Stacey Abrams brings wisdom and inspiration to Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE PRIDE — Stacey Abrams, minority leader of the Georgia House of Representatives (2011-2017) and Democratic nominee for 2018 Georgia gubernatorial election visited Nashville’s Vanderbilt University this week. On Tuesday, March 19, she sat down with Vanderbilt Chancellor Nick Zeppos in Langford Auditorium for a sold-out Chancellor’s Lecture event. Abrams’ visited the campus for a full day of activities, culminating in the one-on-one discussion with Chancellor Zeppos, followed by a book signing for her intriguing new book, now in paperback with a new Foreword, entitled Lead from the Outside: How to Build Your Future and Make Real Change. […read more]

Clark Memorial United Methodist Church
Nashville Pride

Clark holds special Lenten services on Wednesdays at noon

NASHVILLE PRIDE — Visitors, members and friends are always welcome to attend Clark Memorial United Methodist Church on Wednesdays at noon. However, during the Lenten season the United Methodist Women of Clark Memorial, are hosting the Mid-Week Mid-Day Meditation services. These noon services are offered each Wednesday with a word, lunch and music within a 30-minute period in order to accommodate persons coming on their lunch hour. […read more]

George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic performing at the 2018 Love Supreme Jazz Festival. (Photo by: Wiki Commons)
Entertainment

George Clinton to embark on final tour with Parliament Funkadelic

NASHVILLE PRIDE — Capping over 50 years of touring and recording, George Clinton is set to embark on his farewell tour with the legendary Parliament Funkadelic before he retires. After joining Red Hot Chili Peppers for a nine-city tour of Australia, George and P-Funk follow up with their own Australian headline tour in April where they will hit the legendary Bluesfest stage in Byron Bay, and a stint in Japan at Billboard Live. […read more]

Hillsboro High School students at TSU’s Honors Week.
Education

High achieving students from Hillsboro High School interact with TSU’s best and brightest during honors week

NASHVILLE PRIDE — The Tennessee State University Honors College recently hosted 31 high achieving students from Nashville’s Hillsboro High School as part of TSU Honors Week celebration. The Honors College and Hillsboro High are partners in a two-year exceptional student acceleration program called IBDP, or Academy of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, that nurtures students to excel in higher education. […read more]