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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Black History

Overlooked History Made at NCAA Final Four

THE TENNESSEE TRIBUNE — There was some overlooked history made at this year’s NCAA Final Four. It wasn’t just that Virginia finally won an NCAA men’s title, or that they went from being the first number one seed to lose to a 16th seed one season and then the next year become a champion. No, the real history came at the top of the ladder for the respective schools. Both Virginia and Auburn, who played a thrilling one-point semifinal game decided on a controversial call, had Black athletic directors. […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]

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]

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]

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]