St. Jude honors legends
The Tennessee Tribune » Nashville
by Tribune Staff
4d ago
Rosetta Miller-Perry giving her acceptance speech. Photo by Dawana Boone NASHVILLE, TN — The St. Jude Research Hospital, located in Memphis, has again forged a continuous battle to fight cancer to support children and families fight. This past weekend, Rosetta Miller-Perry, The Tennessee Tribune publisher, and the late Darrell Freeman were honored at the event designed to raise funds for St. Jude.   This was the sixth year of the program and it consistently grows and touches the community to support this outstanding medical service. Parents with ill children pay no funds, because of fundr ..read more
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Nashville’s Juneteenth celebration to be held at Fort Negley Park
The Tennessee Tribune » Nashville
by Press Release
5d ago
NASHVILLE, TN — Juneteenth615, Nashville’s longest-running celebration of the Juneteenth holiday, will be held Wednesday, June 19, from 5–9:30 p.m. at historic Fort Negley Park. The annual event features performances from musicians, dancers and comedians, remarks from Nashville’s Mayor Freddie O’Connell, and a fireworks show to conclude the night. “Nashville is a big event town, and we want to make Juneteenth615 bigger than ever before this year,” said Willie “Big Fella” Sims Jr., CEO of FELLAVISION. “We’re going to honor the history of the ancestors who built Fort Negley, but we’re going to ..read more
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Black Nashville Assembly to host Family Field Day June 15 
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by Logan Langlois
5d ago
By Logan Langlois NASHVILLE, TN — Black Nashville Assembly (BNA), an extension of the Southern Movement Committee (SMC), is hosting its first family fun field day on June 15 to promote community togetherness. Arts and Culture Director Mike Floss said the mission of the event is to celebrate Nashville’s Black youth who have either successfully progressed through another year of schooling or completed their education altogether. Organizer and lawyer Erica Perry said BNA’s overall mission is to encourage community organizing and political engagement within Nashville’s Black community to influenc ..read more
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Black Americans’ contributions celebrated during Pride Month
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by Ivan Sanchez
5d ago
By Ivan Sanchez   Every June, Pride Month commemorates the ongoing struggle for LGBTQ+ rights, celebrating the community’s diversity, resilience, and achievements. While this month honors many facets of LGBTQ+ history, the contributions of Black Americans have been particularly significant and deserve special recognition. The roots of Pride Month trace back to the Stonewall Riots of June 1969, a pivotal event in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights. Among the leading figures at Stonewall were Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera, two prominent activists of color. Johnson, a Black transgender woman ..read more
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Don Majors passes away
The Tennessee Tribune » Nashville
by Article submitted
1w ago
NASHVILLE, TN — Donald Majors, 77, passed away May 26, 2024 at Skyline Medical Center.  Majors was a 2015 candidate for an at-large seat on the Nashville Metro Council in Tennessee. Majors was a lifelong Nashville resident. His professional experience included 12 years as the director of the Parkwood Dixie Youth Baseball program and several years on the Metropolitan Council (representing the Maplewood region). He also spent nearly 12 years as an aide, advisor, constituent services specialist and field representative for state Congressman Jim Cooper. Majors was preceded in death by parent ..read more
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Tribune publishers exceed diversity growth at BNA
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by Tribune Staff
1w ago
By Dr. June NASHVILLE, TN — Four years ago, history was made when the state’s prominent African American newspaper, The Tennessee Tribune, led by its founder Rosetta Miller-Perry, partnered with Skyport Hospitality and Airport Concessions Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (ACDBE) owner/operator Jennifer Winchester, to open the first of two Tennessee Tribune retail stores at the Nashville International Airport (BNA).  At the time, 432 applications were submitted for space consideration, and The Tennessee Tribune successfully acquired two of the 90 properties slated for development. With m ..read more
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Matters of the Heart 9K Run/Walk this weekend
The Tennessee Tribune » Nashville
by Tribune Staff
1w ago
By Tribune Staff NASHVILLE, TN — Plan to be a part of the second annual Matters of the Heart 9K Walk/Run event on Saturday, June 8, at Hadley Park. It begins at 7 a.m. until the last person crosses the finish line of the 5.6 miles through the greenery and hills of this historic park. “This is a great way for families to participate in an activity together in a healthy exercise,” said Pastor Howard Jones, founder of the Nashville event, which is a prelude to Juneteenth activities. It’s about fun, fellowship, and focus,” he added. While this event is open to everyone through ..read more
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Belcourt Invites Students to “I See Me: A Film Seminar for Black Teen Boys”
The Tennessee Tribune » Nashville
by Article submitted
2w ago
I See Me: A Film Seminar for Black Teen Boys spotlights high-quality films about the Black male experience. This weeklong seminar invites African American boys ages 13-17 to bring their own experiences and points of view to discussions and activities following each day’s film. Film selections TBA. Students will meet at the Belcourt Mon-Fri, Jun 17-21, 10am-2pm to watch films and discuss with their peers. Refreshments and lunch are included. The seminar is FREE but students must apply to be selected. Questions? Contact Allison Inman at education@belcourt.org or 615-846 ..read more
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Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority Announces Newly Elected Board Officers
The Tennessee Tribune » Nashville
by Article submitted
2w ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (TN Tribune) – The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (MNAA), which owns and operates Nashville International Airport® (BNA®) and John C. Tune Airport® (JWN®), announced newly elected officers of the Board of Commissioners. Nancy Sullivan has been elected chair, James W. “Jimmy” Granbery was re-elected vice chair, and Andrew W. Byrd was re-elected to serve as board secretary. In accordance with the commission bylaws, these leadership changes will go into effect on July 1, 2024. “The MNAA board’s leadership, strategic vision, and dedication ..read more
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Martha O’Bryan Center launches Beyond the Cliff Coalition to address benefits cliff
The Tennessee Tribune » Nashville
by Article submitted
2w ago
NASHVILLE, TN — We are delighted to announce the launch of a groundbreaking initiative aimed at addressing a critical issue facing millions of families across the nation. Martha O’Bryan Center, with generous financial support from the Kresge Foundation, is proud to introduce the Beyond the Cliff Coalition. Beyond the Cliff Coalition stands as a pioneering national collaborative, bringing together nonprofits, state and local governments, and other stakeholders dedicated to fostering economic prosperity for families, particularly by tackling the pervasive challenge of the benefits cliff—a signi ..read more
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