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  • Tennessee lawmakers win National Black Caucus elections December 8, 2016
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Several Democratic state lawmakers from Tennessee have been elected to leadership roles within the National Black Caucus of State Legislators. Rep. Raumesh Akbari (RAH-mesh Ahk-BAR-ee) was elected treasurer of the national organization at its 40th annual legislative conference in New Orleans last week. Fellow Memphis Rep. Larry Miller was name regional […]
  • Memphis Rep. Camper to attend White House gun violence forum December 8, 2016
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – State Rep. Karen Camper is headed to Washington to attend a gun violence prevention forum at the White House. The Memphis Democrat is scheduled to join a round table discussion on Wednesday about how to fight gun violence in advance of upcoming state legislation sessions around the country. Camper sponsored a […]
  • Bridgestone to continue manufacturing race tires in Akron December 8, 2016
    AKRON, Ohio (AP) – Bridgestone Americas has announced that the Nashville-based tire maker will continue manufacturing its Firestone race tires in Akron for at least two more years. Company representatives and city officials confirmed a two-year lease extension on Bridgestone’s Advanced Technology Workshop in the original Firestone Tire and Rubber Company’s Plant One building on […]
  • New Tennessee plan would give school districts more control December 8, 2016
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Tennessee is proposing a plan that would give local school districts more control over issues such as turning around poor-performing schools. The Tennessean ( reports that state education officials released Tuesday the first draft of Tennessee’s version of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal education law President Barack Obama signed […]
  • Interior Dept. restricts mountain coal mining in East Tenn. December 8, 2016
    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Interior Department says it is designating more than 550 miles of mountain ridgelines in East Tennessee as unsuitable for surface coal mining operations. The department’s action Wednesday comes at the request of the state, which said in a 2010 petition that mountaintop coal mining in the North Cumberland Wildlife Management […]

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  • LeToya Luckett – Back 2 Life
    On the mid-tempo, laid-back groove, which samples Soul II Soul's classic "Back to Life (However Do You Want Me)," the former Destiny's Child member tackles lost love. The post LeToya Luckett – Back 2 Life appeared first on
  • Lion Babe’s Jillian Hervey and Mother Vanessa Williams Fronts ESSENCE Magazine’s January 2017 Issue
    Lion Babe lead singer Jillian Hervey and her mother, singer-actress Vanessa Williams, cover ESSENCE magazine's January 2017 issue. Hervey, 27, and Williams, 53, look flawless and sophisticated as they light up the mag's 2017 inaugural edition. The post Lion Babe’s Jillian Hervey and Mother Vanessa Williams Fronts ESSENCE Magazine’s January 2017 Issue appeared first on […]
  • Diana Gordon – Woman
    Today, Diana Gordon (formerly Wynter Gordon) drops her first-ever music video for the anthemic single “Woman” directed by Cameron McCool. "This song, that is rock & roll reincarnated, that celebrates your mother, my mother, your sister, and my sister, is just my way to stand up for the woman next to me and all those […]
  • Josh X – Heaven On My Mind Ft. Cardi B
    Singer/Producer/Musician Josh X enlists Love & Hip Hop star Cardi B. for "Heaven on My Mind," the first single to be released from Josh's upcoming debut album, Black Excellence, due out spring/summer 2017. This silly clip leads Josh on a crazy day date with his love interest... The post Josh X – Heaven On My […]
  • Top 25 Best R&B Christmas Songs, Covers, and Classics
    When you think about Christmas songs, you think of huddling around the fireplace with family, singing holiday cheers, standing under the mistletoe, or any other good feeling attached to Christmas. The post Top 25 Best R&B Christmas Songs, Covers, and Classics appeared first on

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