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Emerge Tennessee’s Inaugural Board of Directors Set

First Class to Open in March 2017 In Organization’s Mission of Recruiting, Training and Inspiring Democratic Women to Run for All Levels of Office NASHVILLE — Emerge Tennessee, an affiliate of Emerge America, today announces its first Board of Directors with 15...

DO BLACK KIDS MATTER IN MEMPHIS?

Liliana Segura July 25 2016, 10:55 a.m. FEMALE ON BOARD!” the lieutenant called out, his voice booming off the concrete walls. It was the middle of shift change at the Shelby County Juvenile Detention Center in downtown Memphis, and the two-tiered housing unit was...

Embattled DNC chair to visit Knoxville on Thursday

Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chair of the Democratic National Committee, will be in Knoxville for a private fundraiser Thursday but will not attend a rally of Knox County Democrats as originally planned. The fundraiser will be at the home of Leanne and Rusty Comer, 7151...

Deidre Malone Speaks: Regarding TASER and the $880,000 contract

“Did I do anything wrong? No. Would I do things differently? Yes.” “The mayor wouldn’t sign this contract, because it’s my contract,” Malone said. “The mayor signed a contract with Taser. Taser signed a contract with me.” In an email response to a TSD inquiry, Taser...

Group decries lack of city contracts for women in Memphis

By Ryan Poe of The Commercial Appeal Businesses owned by women only get a sliver of city of Memphis contracts — a fact a group largely consisting of women business owners pointed out Wednesday in front of City Hall. The group of about 10 also called the press...