Black Tennessee lawmakers Justin Jones and Justin Pearson won their special election races on Thursday, firmly reclaiming their seats in the Tennessee House after being expelled in March. Both of the Democrats were ousted by the Republican majority after their protest for gun control.
Rep. Justin Pearson, who was ousted with Rep. Justin Jones from the Tennessee House, was reinstated to his previous role.
Justin Jones, one of the two Black Democrat lawmakers who were expelled last week from the Tennessee House after protesting against gun violence, was sworn back in and reinstated by the Nashville City Council on Monday. He returned to his desk at the House an hour after the vote.
The Tennessee House expelled two Black Democratic members in a surprising move a week after they and another lawmaker joined students and parents protesting for gun control reform. Rep. Justin Jones and Rep. Justin Pearson were voted out, while Rep. Gloria Johnson narrowly avoided expulsion by one vote. She would go on to say that she felt the results were different "because of the color of our skin."
A Tennessee police department is the center of scandal after a married female officer was accused of engaging in sex acts with male officers.
Mendenhall Mendenhall and one other person were shot and killed in front of a local Valero location, and a 20-year-old suspect has been arrested.
Mayor Norman, who first served in the role for the small town beginning in 1991, was just re-elected to a third term this past August.
Gary Casper, who was up until recently the vice president for information technology at Chattanooga-based Transcard, shared an offensive meme suggesting he'd watch a pay-per-view of the former president's hanging.
For the past 15 years, Cyntoia Brown has sat in Nashville’s Tennessee Prison for Women for the death of a city businessman back in 2004. Now 31, Brown is now free after her sentence was commuted, bringing her hard-fought fight for justice to an end.
A Georgia man was arrested on Tuesday (May 21) in Tennesee on an outstanding warrant theft by deception and has been tagged as a so-called serial swindler. John Martin Hill allegedly stole $80,000 from a woman he just met via the dating website Match.com.
In yet another episode of Living While Black in America, a Tennessee man had the cops called him for probably the zaniest reason to crop up in these type of events. Davon Eddington was at his Spring Hill home having a friendly basketball debate on the phone and recited Jay-Z‘s “99 Problems” hook which a […]
Taylor Swift has enjoyed massive amounts of success, doing so while not being directly open about her political affiliations. However, the singer turned the heads of her 112 million followers on Instagram by endorsing a pair of Democrats running for Congress in her home state of Tennessee and voter registration numbers have reportedly spiked.