beauty

If You’re in TN, Braiding Hair Could Cost You …Big

by Shantell E. Jamison   Mar 16, 2018

So far, the state of Tennessee has fined people a whopping $100,000 for braiding hair. In an op-ed published on Forbes by Nick Sabilla... Read More

Charlottesville 3.0

‘White Lives Matter’ Rally Being Planned in Tennessee

by Zahara Hill   Oct 09, 2017

A conglomerate of White nationalist organizations is organizing a “White Lives Matter” rally scheduled for Oct. 28 in Shelbyville, Tenn. Initially titled “Unite the Right... Read More

iZone

The iZone, How School Districts are Closing the Achievement Gap

by Alisha Tillery   Jan 17, 2017

Hamilton Middle School, in the heart of South Memphis, isn’t your average middle school. Instead of the sound of chatty and energetic adolescents by... Read More

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Drug Testing Welfare Recipients Misses the Mark

by Susana Morris   Aug 11, 2014

Welfare is one of those issues that can provoke rage even in the most seemingly liberal person. The notion that one person’s hard earned... Read More

If a Student Says Homosexuality Is a Sin in School, Is It Bullying?

Is Calling Homosexuality a Sin a Form of Bullying?

by The Atlantic   Apr 16, 2014

Politicians, academics, and religious leaders continue to debate whether God and religion has a place in public schools. What right should students have to... Read More

Critics Cry Foul Over Judge's Decision to Change Baby Messiah's Name

Judge’s Baby Messiah Ruling Causes Stir

by #teamEBONY   Aug 13, 2013

A Tennessee judge who ruled that a baby could not be named Messiah has declined to explain her decision, but critics of her ruling... Read More

Moziah Bridges

Moziah Bridges: The 11 Year Old Behind Mo’s Bows

by #teamEBONY   Aug 07, 2013

When you look at the short but potential-packed career of Moziah Bridges, one gets the impression that this is a young man in a... Read More

Rep. Lois DeBerry, D-Memphis

Lois DeBerry Dies

by The Grio   Jul 29, 2013

Tennessee Rep. Lois DeBerry, one of the longest-serving women lawmakers in the nation and a powerful influence in state politics, died Sunday after a... Read More

Bringing the National Museum of African American Music to Life

Bringing the National Museum of African American Music to Life

by Chris Williams   Jul 22, 2013

  There are museums across the country that uplifts the contributions of Black artists, but there has yet to be an institution dedicated to... Read More

Bad Grades, Less TANF Aid?

Bad Grades, Less TANF Aid?

by Michael Arceneaux   Apr 11, 2013

If there is a hell, I hope there is a special section for poor-bashing politicians. I’d like to make a booking, and after you... Read More