Tag: Tennessee

The Last Abortion Clinic in Knoxville Draws Patients From Hours Away. What Happens If It Disappears?

Morris had probably expected this question from his inquisitive boy, and he told him about what it was like to graduate medical school in 1973, the year the Supreme Court decided Roe. As a student, he saw the damage caused when abortion was outlawed. The lives ruined, the bodies brutalized. He saw women sent away […]

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Loss of Pandemic Aid Stresses Hospitals That Treat the Uninsured

“It’s horrible,” he said. Dr. Philip Elizondo, his orthopedic colleague, said the hospital had to cancel minor surgeries for health problems that subsequently ballooned. One uninsured woman he treated had torn her meniscus, lost her job and lost her house. Dr. Elizondo said he could have performed a 20-minute surgery if the patient had been […]

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The Tennessee Law Making School Board Culture Wars Even Worse

Jim Garrett is the chair of the Davidson County Republican Party, which is holding primaries for its candidates running for the Metropolitan Nashville school board. Nashville is among Tennessee’s bluer regions, where Democrats have an electoral edge. Even so, with the new system, he says, more Republicans are running, and they are raising more money. […]

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Memphis-Based Black-Owned Market Aims To Combat Food Insecurity

NewsOne Featured Video Black entrepreneurs are cultivating businesses designed to transform their communities and drive social impact. Amongst the collective of changemakers is Tennessee-based couple Ursula Martin and Jerrell Spencer who opened a grocery store to combat food insecurity within the South Memphis neighborhood, The Commercial Appeal reported. Food deserts have been a pressing issue […]

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A GOP Lawmaker Suggested Homeless People Should Seek Inspiration For Improving Their Lives By Looking At…Hitler

The Republican party has been moving in strange and disturbing directions for a while now, but most of them — though not all — know to stop at Hitler. One who doesn’t is Frank S. Niceley, an obscure Tennessee politician who on Thursday made waves for saying that the downtrodden should seek inspiration from the […]

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Severe Storms Are Again Expected Across the Midwest and the South

A line of severe thunderstorms was expected to sweep across parts of the Midwest and the Mississippi Valley on Wednesday, raising the risk of tornadoes, flash floods and damaging winds, meteorologists said. The unsettling forecast comes a day after tornadoes ripped through Texas, injuring nearly two dozen people. More than five million people were under […]

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The Conservative College That’s Expanding to Charter Schools

With only 1,500 students on a small-town campus in southern Michigan, Hillsdale College is far from the power corridors of government and top-ranked universities. But it has outsize influence in the conservative world, with strong ties to the Washington elite. Republican leaders frequently visit, and Justice Clarence Thomas delivered the 2016 commencement address, calling Hillsdale […]

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South Braces for Second Wave of Storms After 2 Deaths

A ferocious cycle of storms that was blamed for at least two deaths on Tuesday was expected to continue across the Southeast on Wednesday, placing nearly 14 million in the path of severe weather that forecasters said could produce more tornadoes. A large section of the region that includes the cities of Atlanta; Birmingham, Ala.; […]

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Tennessee Passes Anti-CRT Bill For Colleges

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Douglas Sacha / Getty White conservative lawmakers are continuing to perform white supremacy by prioritizing white tears over honest education while claiming it’s racist to insist that white privilege is a thing. According to Ballotpedia News, on March 30, the Tennessee legislature passed yet another anti-critical race theory bill that has […]

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The Boring Bill in Tennessee That Everyone Should Be Watching

ASHVILLE — When a new energy infrastructure bill was introduced in the Tennessee General Assembly earlier this month, people could be forgiven for paying little attention. Compared to the legislature’s recent follies — an abortion bill that would out-Texas Texas, or a book-banning bill that would override the recommendations of school librarians, or a handgun […]

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DA Investigates Tasing Of Black Driver In Tennessee

NewsOne Featured Video Source: youtube / WTVC News Channel 9 There’s a certain reality we who don’t have the complexion for protection have to grapple with—Karen sh** doesn’t work for Black people. White people can walk into any space and pretend they own it. They can shout, “I want to speak to your manager” and […]

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Texas and the Southeast Brace for Tornadoes and Heavy Rain

A strong storm system capable of producing large hail, isolated tornadoes, damaging winds and flooding was forecast to slam the South and Southeast through Tuesday, meteorologists said. While thunderstorms are common in the region throughout the year, severe weather reaches its peak during March, April and May, according to the National Weather Service. As a […]

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This Federally Owned Public Utility Company Is Run by a Former Fossil Fuel Executive Who Makes $10 Million

So, to recap, we have a former fossil fuel executive in an unelected, unaccountable, decision-making position at a public, federally owned utility, who is raking in nearly $10 million per year. The board, which is also allied with fossil fuels, just transferred even more power to him. His decisions affect the energy costs and supply […]

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Tennessee White Man Accused Of Rape Gets Probation–Black Woman In Same County Got 6 Years For Registering To Vote

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Catherine McQueen / Getty In early February, we reported that 44-year-old Pam “P” Moses was sentenced to six years in prison for registering to vote while she was on probation. She didn’t think she was on probation and had an official certificate that backed her assumption that her probation had ended. […]

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Rodent Infestation at Family Dollar Warehouse Leads to Hundreds of Closures

The value-store chain Family Dollar said on Saturday that it had temporarily closed more than 400 stores after the discovery of a rodent infestation and other unsanitary conditions at a distribution center in Arkansas touched off a far-reaching recall of food, dietary supplements, cosmetics and other products. A recent Food and Drug Administration inspection of […]

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Nashville Gerrymandering Threatens City’s Core

Not all Republicans are welcoming the MAGA-certified would-be candidates. On Tuesday, a State Senate committee approved legislation that would bar anyone who had not lived in Tennessee for three years from running for either the U.S. House or Senate. That would apparently leave out both Ms. Ortagus and Mr. Starbuck. For once, Democrats and Republicans […]

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Far From the Big City, New Economic Life

Research by Rebecca Diamond, an economist at Stanford University, and Enrico Moretti, an economist at the University of California, Berkeley, explains the attraction. They worked out how costs affect living standards in various parts of the country. Workers without a four-year college degree earn little in the Cookeville commuting zone — their income puts them […]

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New York Deer Infected With Omicron, Study Finds

White-tailed deer on Staten Island have been found carrying the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus, marking the first time the variant has been reported in wild animals. The findings add to a growing body of evidence that white-tailed deer are easily infected by the virus. The results are likely to intensify concerns that […]

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10 Books About The Black American Experience That Conservatives Want Banned

NewsOne Featured Video Source: Tamir Kalifa / Getty UPDATED: 1:15 p.m. ET, Feb. 7, 2022 It’s a  few months into 2022 and sadly we still need to have a conversation about the banning of books in America. Conservative parents all across the country have been storming into school board meetings demanding certain books about race […]

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Black Woman Sentenced To 6 Years For Registering To Vote While On Probation, Despite Certificate Saying She Wasn’t

NewsOne Featured Video Source: SOPA Images / Getty In a case that sounds eerily similar to that of Crystal Mason, a Black Lives Matter activist from Memphis, Tennessee, has been sentenced to six years in prison because voting laws are often unclear and because America loves throwing the lives of Black people away for no […]

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Tennessee State Senator Expelled From Office Over Conviction

The Tennessee State Senate voted on Wednesday to remove a senator from office because of her conviction on federal wire fraud charges, the first time the chamber has removed a senator since at least the Civil War. The senator, Katrina Robinson, 41, who was convicted of wire fraud involving federal grant money, was removed from […]

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Trump’s Grip on G.O.P. Faces New Strains

About halfway into his Texas rally on Saturday evening, Donald J. Trump pivoted toward the teleprompter and away from a meandering set of grievances to rattle off a tightly prepared list of President Biden’s failings and his own achievements. “Let’s simply compare the records,” Mr. Trump said, as supporters in “Trump 2024” shirts cheered behind […]

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‘Maus’ Holocaust Novel Removed From Classrooms by School Board

A school board in Tennessee voted unanimously this month to ban “Maus,” a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic novel about the Holocaust, from being taught in its classrooms because it contains material that board members said was inappropriate for students. According to minutes of a McMinn County Board of Education meeting, the 10-person board voted on Jan. […]

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The Rise of the Crypto Mayors

For now, most crypto-enthused officials are focused on comparatively modest projects. Mark Wheeler, chief information officer for Philadelphia, became fascinated with crypto in 2018 after hearing about an effort in Cook County, Ill., to list property records on a decentralized database. “Improving the quality of property-data management inside city government is like the white whale […]

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Tennessee Couple Says Adoption Agency Turned Them Away for Being Jewish

A spokesman for the Department of Children’s Services declined to comment on the case, saying the agency does not comment on pending litigation. The office of the Tennessee attorney general, Herbert H. Slatery III, did not reply to an email. Holston United Methodist Home for Children, the agency that refused to work with the Rutan-Rams, […]

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74-Year-Old Tennessee Black Woman Exonerated After 27 Years Behind Bars

NewsOne Featured Video We’ve all heard unfortunate tales of Black men being imprisoned for decades only to be exonerated after they’re discovered  to be innocent all along, but rarely do we ever hear stories of it happening to women. Sadly a 74-year-old Black woman named Joyce Watkins can attest to being wrongfully convicted of a […]

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