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Lonnie J. Norman, the first Black mayor of the small city of Manchester, Tennessee, died from complications associated with the novel coronavirus on Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. He was 79. Officials in Manchester, a city of 10,000 residents about 65 miles southeast of Nashville, confirmed Norman’s death. He had been the town’s mayor since 1991.…

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Slim & Husky’s Pizza Beeria is a national Black-owned pizza business. Started by three best friends — EJ Reed, Derrick “Mo” Moore, and Clint Gray — Slim & Husky fuses their love for pizza, hip-hop music, and art, into a great restaurant with a cool vibe. Slim & Husky’s is about more than just pizza. They…

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Before the global pandemic known as the novel coronavirus began its descent upon North America, Layton Greene was poised to make 2020 her year. Since sending shockwaves through social media in 2017 with her cover of Kodak Black’s “Roll In Peace” (produced by G-Styles), she literally became an overnight sensation. One upload from her bedroom…

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A White man who shares the name of the late legendary rapper Tupac Shakur was arrested on drug charges and attacking police in Tennessee. Tupac A. Shakur was apprehended in Johnson City, Tennessee, 90 miles east of Knoxville near the North Carolina border, due to outstanding warrants. However, while he was being taken into custody,…

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Emanuel Samson at court on May 23 (Source: Facebook Live/ WKRN-TV) A jury returned a guilty verdict against Emanuel Kidega Samson, who in 2017 opened fire inside a Nashville church. The incident, which occurred at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee, left one woman dead and eight others injured. Samson was on…

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Five kids in Nashville, Tennessee, reportedly will be charged as adults for allegedly killing a country singer. Roniyah McKnight, 14, Diamond Lewis, 15, and Decorrius Wright, 16, are charged in the murder of 24-year-old country artist Kyle Yorlets. The other two suspected killers, who are 12 and 13 years old, were not identified by authorities…

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Kim Kardashian West is trying to get another convicted felon released from prison. The “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” star was proud of herself earlier this year when she managed to convince President Donald Trump to pardon Alice Johnson (a 63-year-old grandmother who was thrown behind bars in 1997 on money laundering and drug conspiracy charges)…

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As the dog days of summer come to an end, controversial police shootings continue to occur, this time in Nashville, Tennessee. On July 26, 2018, Daniel Hambrick, 25, was stopped by Officer Andrew Delke for a traffic violation. At some point, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), an altercation occurred and Hambrick allegedly…

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee – A woman became so infuriated that she wasn’t invited to a particular house party in Tennessee that she decided to shut the party down — by burning down the entire house. At least the female arsonist suspect tried to set the house ablaze. Ironically, the woman’s name is Shameka Howse, and she reportedly…

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Dr. Valerie Louise Augustus has operated Christian Psychiatrist Services, located in Memphis, Tennessee, for the past 17 years. Her website states, “Dr. Augustus emphasizes a healthy diet and regular physical activity, while optionally integrating her spiritual beliefs and principles into each patient’s healing process.” It is an admirable statement but it fails to include one…

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At the age of 16, Cyntoia Brown found herself raped and trafficked by a pimp named “KuttThroat” in Nashville, Tennessee. Brown soon found herself sexually serving numerous men until she was sold to a Nashville realtor named Johnny Allen. After being raped by Allen repeatedly, she was able to turn the tables on her captor and…

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The first full official weekend for college football did not disappoint. Week one had upsets, comebacks, thrillers and heartbreaking injuries. These are the top five stories that you might have missed from this past weekend. Tennessee outlasts Georgia Tech in double overtime Georgia Tech appeared to be about to upset the SEC school in the third…

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NASHVILLE, Tennessee – Central City Productions payed tribute to The Jacksons, Pastor Donnie McClurkin, Slick Rick, Guy, Oleta Adams, and Jody Watley at the Black Music Honors at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville. The Black Music Honors also included special performances by Avery Sunshine, Dave Hollister, Jonathan Butler, Karen Clark Sheard, Kid N Play, Latice Crawford, Leela James, Marvin Winans, SWV, Da…

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