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Roane County NAACP 2020 Freedom Fund Dinner

Dear Friends, The NAACP Roane County Branch 5626 and Greenwood School Education Foundation invite you to the 2020 Freedom Fund Banquet, which will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at Roane State Community College in Harriman. The money raised at this event is vitally important to […]

The Nightmare Stage of Trump’s Rule Is Here

By Michelle Goldberg in NYT There are no more adults in the room. After three harrowing years, we’ve reached the point many of us feared from the moment Donald Trump was elected. His decision to kill Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani, Iran’s second most important official, made at Mar-a-Lago with little […]

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Jason Eskridge - Christmas at the Princess

Jason Eskridge – Christmas at the Princess

Roane County native Jason Eskridge and his band will perform in concert at the Princess Theatre on Thursday, December 19. The concert begins at 8 p.m., and doors open at 7 p.m. Advance tickets are available online for $12 at christmasattheprincess.eventbrite.com. Tickets can be purchased at the door for $15. […]

Vanderbilt Professor Says Racial Prejudice Keeps Rural Tennesseans From Embracing Obamacare

by Chris ButlerA Vanderbilt professor says rural Tennesseans are too racially prejudiced to realize Obamacare is good for them.That professor, Jonathan Metzl, told Boston University Today that he knows this about rural Tennesseans because he’s interviewed them.As The Tennessee Star previously reported, Metzl recently wrote a book called , Dying of Whiteness: How the Politics […]

Write letters on behalf of immigrant neighbors – AKIN

Dear Friends of Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighbors,We invite you to join us to write letters on behalf of our immigrant neighbors at the November meeting of Allies of Knoxville’s Immigrant Neighbors this Wednesday, November 20, 5:30pm, at St James Episcopal Church, 1101 N. Broadway, Knoxville, 37917. We will write […]

Revisionist Virginia History Regarding Slaves 1

by Mary Ellen Blencoe About 30 of my high school classmates and I are reminiscing about the good old times. A few of us have a separate thread going about racism (our school was segregated at that time). One of the men asked if we remembered our 7th grade Virginia […]

Stephen Miller

Stephen Miller’s Affinity for White Nationalism Revealed in Leaked Emails

by Michael Edison Hayden In the run-up to the 2016 election, White House senior policy adviser Stephen Miller promoted white nationalist literature, pushed racist immigration stories and obsessed over the loss of Confederate symbols after Dylann Roof’s murderous rampage, according to leaked emails reviewed by Hatewatch. The emails, which Miller […]

Close Election in Kentucky Was Ripe for Twitter, and an Omen for 2020

By Matthew Rosenberg and Nick CorasanitiNov. 10, 2019A few hours after polls closed in Kentucky last Tuesday, a Twitter user writing under the handle @Overlordkraken1 posted a message to his 19 followers saying he had “just shredded a box of Republican mail-in ballots.”It was clear that the Kentucky governor’s race was going to […]


So you want to talk about lynching? Understand this first.

By Michele Norris Oct. 23, 2019 at 3:49 p.m. EDTMichele Norris is a former host of NPR’s “All Things Considered” and the founding director of the Race Card Project.So you want to talk about lynching?Okay. Let’s talk.A lynching involved a man, but sometimes a woman or a child, who was dragged from home, […]