Tag: Tennessee

‘Open, Insert, Squirt.’ In This Town, Children Are Taught to Administer Narcan

ELIZABETHTON, Tenn. — Shortly after his first-grade class let out for the day, Nash Kitchens sat with a dozen other young children at a library and played a murder mystery game that had a surprising plot twist. The victim was a restaurant worker who had been found dead in a freezer. The killer, the children […]

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Museum Celebrating The Legacies Of Black Musicians Set To Open In Nashville

A museum dedicated to celebrating the legacies of Black musicians who were instrumental in shaping the landscape of music is coming to Tennessee. According to Black Enterprise, The National Museum of African American Music will open its doors in Nashville this summer. The institution⁠—which will live in the heart of Downtown Nashville—will explore Music City’s […]

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Student-Teacher Dismissed for Teaching ‘Willie Lynch Letter’ to 4th-Graders

Screenshot: WSMV A Tennessee instructor’s Black History Month lesson on a fake historical document backfired when school administrators discovered that she was teaching “alternative facts” instead of verifiable ones like Christopher Columbus discovering America, states’ rights causing the Civil War, or “liberty and justice for all.” While being interviewed for a book about conspiracy theories, […]

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The Agency That Brought Appalachia Electricity Must Focus on the Climate

In the 2020 Democratic primaries, presidential candidates are finally competing to put forward big ideas for tackling the climate crisis. One of the boldest comes from Bernie Sanders, who wants to spend a whopping $16 trillion of public money on a series of measures that includes a national takeover of electricity production in the United […]

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Routine school physical may have saved Memphis boy’s life

Please enable Javascript to watch this video MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) — An 8-year-old boy’s routine physical at a Shelby County school may have saved his life. Eight-year-old Shaheem Young Jr.’s heart murmur was discovered by a “Well Child” staff member during a routine exam at Egypt Elementary School back in October. His mother Shantell took […]

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