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COMBATING THE PANDEMIC

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By Karley Chilombo

TORRANCE, CA

PRNewswire — At the

end of March, nearly 250

students and coaches from

48 Historically Black Colleges

and Universities

(HBCUs) were set to travel

to California to compete

for the national championship

title in the 31st annual

Honda Campus All-

Star Challenge (HCASC),

America’s premier academic

competition for HB-

CUs. In light of the CO-

VID-19 pandemic, Honda

made the difficult decision

to cancel the HCASC

National Championship

Tournament for 2020, reallocating

funds from the

program to partner with

HBCUs and support their

local communities.

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“The Florida A&M University Bond Community Health Center COVID-19 Test Site has processed

over 10,500 tests since April 25. Thanks to the generous contributions from Honda and other

supporters, we have been able to provide meals for university and community volunteers who

contribute to the the site’s operation.” Dr. Larry Robinson, Florida A&M university president

Birch III is going from the

NFL’s League office to the Titans’

By Kevin Patra/NFL

NASHVILLE, TN — The Titans

announced last week three additions

to their front office, including Adolpho

Birch III as Senior VP of Business

Affairs and Chief Legal Officer. The

team also announced the additions of

Surf Melendez as Creative Director

and Dan Werly as General Counsel.

Birch spent 24 years working in

the NFL office in various roles, most

recently serving as Senior Vice President

-- Labor Policy & League Affairs.

Birch was a key figure in the league

office, including in matters of the

personal conduct policy, drug policy,

labor negotiations, employee development,

and other issues.

He was senior vice president

of labor policy and

league affairs for the

National Football

League, headquartered

in

New York,

where he

oversaw the

development,

administration

and enforcement

of the

League’s critical

policies respecting

the integrity of the game, including

those on substances of abuse, performance-enhancing

drugs, gambling

and criminal misconduct. Birch also

has advanced the NFL’s legislative

and political interests, working

with federal, state and local

officials on league

issues such as youth

concussion laws, the

league’s tax status and

the FCC’s blackout

rule. Prior to

joining the NFL,

Birch was in private

practice in

Houston, Texas.

He began his legal

career as a law clerk to Judge

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Adolpho Birch III

Civil Rights Museum seen as

alternative to changing road

named after racist senator

By Clint Confehr

COLUMBIA, TN —

Several Maury County

residents want to rename

Carmack Boulevard “because

of Edward Carmack’s

racist history.”

Knowing the late U.S.

senator’s record, the mayor

offered alternatives.

“Instead of a change,”

Columbia Mayor Chaz

Molder asks, “why not acquire

property for a civil

right’s history museum?”

The 1.7-mile part of U.S.

Route 31 might be declared

Cordie Cheek Memorial

Highway the way

East 7th Street is also Rosa

Parks Memorial Parkway,

Molder said.

Perry-Winn Hunt of

Mt. Pleasant is related to

Cheek who was lynched

in 1933. In 2017, Hunt

opposed changing Negro

Creek Road’s name.

“Some Black boys were

drowned there,” Hunt

said. It’s Johnson Creek

Road now. “They wiped

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Columbia Vice Mayor Christa Martin stands with Columbia

Mayor Chaz Molder in Selma, AL. The Edmund Pettus Bridge

is named after a former Confederate brigadier general, U.S.

senator and grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan. File photo

NAACP headquarters

moving from Baltimore

WASHINGTON, DC — Washington

Mayor Muriel Bowser signed a letter of intent

to move the NAACP into the the Frank

D. Reeves Center of Municipal Affairs.

“Washington, DC, sits at the epicenter

of change,” Derrick Johnson,

NAACP president and CEO said in a

news release. “This exceptional opportunity

to bring our national headquarters

to DC will allow us to be even more proactive

in serving the Black community,

and confronting the serious challenges

facing the nation.”

Johnson said the move to the nation’s

capital will help the organization amplify

Black voices as it fights for “crucial

policy changes and economic empowerment

needed in communities across the

country.”

“The symbolism of the Association

headquartered in a city of the south that

tore families apart during slavery, but

later became a place of [emancipation]

and hope for so many is incomparable,”

Scott said in a statement. “Baltimore has

always been and continues to be a city

on the frontlines of civil rights. It is my

hope that we do not run away from our

history, but continue to build upon it.”

“The Reeves Center stands in an

iconic and culturally significant area of

the U Street corridor with deep connections

to the NAACP,” Bowser said in a

release. “As we continue fighting for

change and working to build a more fair

and just nation, we look forward to welcoming

this iconic civil rights organization

to Washington, DC.”

Derrick Johnson

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New Commander Named at Metro’s Midtown Hills Precinct

NASHVILLE, TN — Chief Steve

Anderson announced the appointment of

Captain Dwayne Greene as the new commander

of the Midtown Hills Precinct effective

July 1st, succeeding Commander

Kay Lokey whose appointment to deputy

chief is effective the same day.

Greene is a 19-year police department

veteran who presently serves as an overnight

field supervisor. He has worked in a

variety of MNPD components during his

career, including the Central, North, Madison

and West Precincts, the Gang Unit, and

the Office of Professional Accountability.

Greene holds a Bachelor’s Degree from

Tennessee State University and a Master’s

Degree from Cumberland University.

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Filling Greene’s role as an overnight

field supervisor will be Lieutenant Josh

Blaisdell, a 19-year police department

veteran, whose promotion to captain is

effective on July 1st. Blaisdell currently

oversees the Juvenile Crime Task Force.

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Murray

State University.

Chief Anderson also announced the

promotion of 2 sergeants to the rank of

lieutenant and 8 police officers to the

rank of sergeant effective July 1st to fill

existing vacancies.

“The 12 persons who will be taking on

new leadership roles in our police department

next Wednesday have a combined

total of 125 years of community experiences

as police officers in Nashville,”

Chief Anderson said. “I have every confidence

that they will succeed as leaders

who will guide the officers who report

to them in outreach and safety strategies

that serve all of Nashville’s families.”

The two new lieutenants will be Harrison

Dooley, a 12-year police department

veteran who is presently the supervisor

over the Central Precinct’s Crime Suppression

Unit, and Brian Williams, also

a 12-year police department veteran who

is presently a supervisor over the Central

Precinct’s Bicycle Unit. Dooley holds

a Bachelor’s Degree from The Citadel.

Williams holds a Bachelor’s Degree from

the University of South Florida.

The eight new sergeants will be:

Detective Steven Carrick, a 7-year

police department veteran who is currently

assigned to the Youth Services

Division, and who holds a Bachelor’s

Degree from the University of Central

Florida;

Officer Brian Dugre, a 9-year police

department veteran who is currently assigned

to the Traffic Unit, and who holds

a Bachelor’s Degree from Franklin Pierce

University;

Officer Matthew Evans, a 13-year

police department veteran who is currently

assigned to the Training Academy,

and who holds a Bachelor’s Degree from

Bethel University;

Officer Christopher Holden, a

9-year police department veteran who is

currently assigned to the North Precinct,

and who holds a Bachelor’s Degree from

Trevecca Nazarene University;

Detective Jacob Masteller, a 7-year

police department veteran who is currently

assigned to the Youth Services

Division, and who holds a Bachelor’s Degree

from Liberty University;

Detective Andrew Pedrotty, an

8-year police department veteran who

is currently assigned to the Gang Unit,

and who holds a Bachelor’s Degree from

Bethel University;

Officer Benjamin Spees, a 5-year

police department veteran who is currently

assigned to the Juvenile Crime

Task Force, and who holds a Bachelor’s

Degree from Florida State University;

and

Detective Kristen Morgan, a 5-year

police department veteran who is currently

assigned to the West Precinct’s

Investigations Unit, and who holds a

Bachelor’s Degree from Martin Methodist

College.

Capt. Dwayne Greene

Lt. Josh Blaisdell

Det. Steven Carrick

Officer Brian Dugre

Lt. Harrison Dooley

Lt. Brian Williams

Officer Matthew Evans

Officer Christopher Holden

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Commentary

Freedom is Not Free

Commentary

by Pastor

Howard E. Jones. Jr.

While we embark

upon this Independence

Day holiday, we must remember

there is more to

it than enjoying cookouts,

delicious food, and outings

with family and friends.

This marks the day on July

4, 1776, that the United

States of America proclaimed

its independence

from England by signing

the Declaration of Independence.

Independence

Day is considered by many

as the most patriotic and

enthusiastically celebrated

of all America’s holidays.

There are usually parades,

barbeques, picnics and

fireworks throughout the

country. COVID-19 has

changed the recreation

spectrum of the holiday.

The lines in the Declaration

of Independence

that are most familiar to

contemporary Americans

are these: “We hold these

truths to be self-evident,

that all men are created

equal, that they are endowed

by their Creator

with certain unalienable

rights, that among these

are Life, Liberty and the

Pursuit of Happiness.”

These stirring words were

designed to convince

Americans to put their

lives on the line for the

cause. Separation from the

mother country of England

threatened their sense of

security, economic stability,

and identity. The Declaration

of Independence

sought to inspire and unite

them through the vision of

a better life.

Now, in 2020, more

than 244 years since the

United States declared its

independence, I ask, whose

independence? European

Americans rebelling

against the English took

the land from the Native

Americans, then brought

Africans to this country to

make them slaves. Neither

Blacks nor women could

participate in developing

policies for this nation.

Therefore, while Europeans

fled from England for

their freedom, Blacks who

were brought to this country

against their will are

still fighting for freedom to

this day. We have paid the

cost for freedom with our

very lives.

Here are just a few

contemporaries who have

had their lives and freedom

stolen, Daniel Hambrick,

Jocques Clemmons,

George Floyd, Breonna

Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery,

and Rayshard Brooks,

Martin Luther King Jr.,

Medgar Evers, and William

Barbee paid the ultimate

cost, as well. We have

had to fight for the right to

be considered human beings,

the right to own property,

the right to vote, and

most importantly, the right

to be respected. While

there are currently protests

in the streets to demand respect

for Blacks, as well as

an all-out effort to remove

statues that showcase the

days of Jim Crow and

staunch segregation, none

of this is new to Americans

fighting for freedom.

When the early Americans

were fighting for their

freedom from England, after

a public reading of the

Declaration of Independence

at Bowling Green,

on July 9, 1776, New Yorkers

pulled down the statue

of King George III. Parts

of the statue were reportedly

melted down and

used for bullets. Were they

called looters and thugs, or

men of valor fighting for

freedom?

Freedom is not free…

we all have to pay a price.

What price are you willing

to pay?

Howard E. Jones serves

as the Senior Pastor of

Fairfield M.B. Church

in Goodlettsville and is

an assistant principal at

Strafford High School

in the MNPS system.

He conducts the Lifting

the Lid Leadership Call,

weekday mornings at 6

a.m. 712-775-8972 Ext.

199029349.

Letters to the Editor

Dear Editor;

As I shared a few weeks ago, we stand

strongly with our brothers and sisters from

the Black community. Recently someone

vandalized our sign Sunday morning at

5:17 am, when a person stopped their SUV

and approached our sign to rearrange our

Black Lives Matter message and change

it to ‘All’ Lives Matter on one side (after

borrowing letters from the other side). We

have a surveillance video which caught

the person responsible for this act.

A week ago, our friends from the Jewish

community had a swastika sign and

vandalism in their holocaust memorial

- very shameful, and it evokes one of the

darkest history on our planet of the atrocities

against Jews. Our Jewish brothers and

sisters should not have to live with fear nor

be reminded about the hatred that still exists.

As we work to combat hate, yesterday

a very hateful and horrific ad was posted

in the Tennessean (claiming that Muslims

are going to detonate a nuclear device in

Nashville on July 18th). This has made

our community fearful of the backlash

that occurs when lies and misinformation

are spread towards our community (e.g., a

mosque in Columbia, TN was burnt to the

ground and quite a number of other acts of

vandalism, bullying, etc, which our community

members are subjected to). We are

presently in discussions with leaders from

the Tennessean, which has deeply apologized

for this egregious error and have

conducted an internal investigation as to

how the ad, which violates their policies,

was allowed to be published.

Peace!

Rashed Fakhruddin,

Islamic Center of Nashville

Director of Community Partnerships

Harris is Best VP Pick

By Rosetta Miller Perry

Seldom has the choice

of a Vice-Presidential

candidate been more important

than this time for

Democratic Presidential

candidate/former Vice

President Joseph Biden.

He needs a choice who is

not only dynamic and extremely

competent, but one

capable of exciting the elements

of the party’s base

that did not come out and

vote in full force in 2016.

Minority voters, especially

Blacks, as well as young

people and progressives,

never warmed to Hillary

Clinton in the manner

they had twice for Barack

Obama. The results delivered

an unqualified and

embarrassing buffoon who

didn’t even want to win,

but ended up in the White

House, despite losing the

popular vote. In several key

states, just enough voters

from the previous coalition

that had carried Obama to

two victories either stayed

home or had their votes

widely suppressed.

As a result we have a

man in office whose lack

of integrity, crooked moral

compass and competence

is the lowest in history,

much worse than Richard

Nixon who was successfully

impeached. Trump

has now decided to emulate

the campaign tactics

of not Nixon but George

Wallace. He openly embraces

and encourages racist

language, sometimes in

coded form when he talks

about his ideas of “law and

order,” other times directly

as when he retweeted a

scene in which the chant

“white power” can be

loudly and clearly heard.

When numerous people in

both parties objected to that

particular tweet, Trump’s

response was to first delete

it, then later claim he hadn’t

heard the chant. The fact

that it happened in the first

eight seconds of the video

didn’t mean anything to

Trump, who consistently

tells so many lies on a daily

basis he can’t keep them all

straight. He also has called

people protesting against

police misconduct and systemic

racism “thugs.”

Joe Biden, left, and Kamela Harris

Trump MUST BE DE-

FEATED in November,

and that’s why Biden’s VP

choice must be someone

with the ideal combination

of experience, political savviness

and charisma. There

are numerous highly qualified

Black women who fit

that role, but in our view the

most qualified candidate

would be current California

Senator Kamala Harris.

Before winning election to

the Senate in 2017, Harris

was the District Attorney

of San Francisco for seven

years, and then a two-time

state attorney general until

2016. She’s an HBCU

graduate (Howard University)

and her long track

record of public service

shows that she has plenty

of experience as well as

distinctive expertise. While

no one ever wants to think

this way, the reality is the

Vice-President is literally

a heartbeat from the

presidency, and Biden’s age

makes it vital that he have

a VP candidate who could

step in at a minute’s notice

and take over. Harris would

have no problem assuming

the nation’s top spot.

There are many out

there who want other choices,

notably Stacy Abrams,

whose narrow loss in the

2018 Georgia gubernatorial

election was due as much

to questionable tactics by

her opponent Brian Kemp.

Abrams spent 10 years in

the Georgia legislature, and

was minority leader from

2011 to 2017. She now concentrates

on fighting voter

suppression, and in February

of 2019 she became

the first Black woman to

deliver a response to the

State of the Union address.

She would unquestionably

be an asset as Biden’s Vice-

President.

But there’s another role

that would serve America

even better, and where she

could stay a lot longer than

four or eight years. A Biden

victory will mean he gets

to name at minimum one

new Supreme Court Justice

and possibly two. That’s a

lifetime position, and at 46

Abrams would be in position

to make critical rulings

that could preserve Affirmative

Action, and finally

balance the toxic presence

of Clarence Thomas on the

bench. Abrams would be a

breath of fresh air and give

the court at least a 5-4 margin

in the opposite direction

from what it usually is

now.

The nation desperately

needs to get rid of Donald

Trump. Period. It’s time

for people to stop spouting

ridiculous rhetoric and

making esoteric demands

on candidates. There are

millions of people who’ve

lost their jobs due to the

coronavirus/COVID-19

pandemic, which is disproportionately

affecting

Black communities nationwide.

Something substantive

must be done regarding

police misconduct and brutality,

as well as economic

disparity. The Trump administration

claims to be

more interested in Black

empowerment than its

Democratic rivals, but he

has no qualms about employing

racist language and

getting cozy with hardcore

white racists. Kamala Harris

could help him generate

more excitement and passion

for Biden’s campaign.

This is one that’s too important

to fool around with

when it comes to a vicepresidential

choice. We

believe that Kamala Harris

makes the most sense and

would be the best selection.

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By Journal-isms

Supreme Court Strikes Down

Louisiana Abortion Restrictions

The Supreme Court on Monday struck down a Louisiana abortion law, a victory for

abortion rights advocates concerned that the conservative court would break with past

rulings to rein in protections that emerged from the landmark decision in Roe v. Wade.

Tennessean Fires Advertising Manager

“The Tennessean newspaper and Gannett, its parent company, fired an advertising

manager on Monday, a day after the newspaper published a full-page ad from a biblical

prophecy group claiming ‘Islam’ would detonate a bomb in Nashville,” Aimee Ortiz

reported for The New York Times.

Joy Reid to Join MSNBC

MSNBC is not commenting on a report by the Wall Street Journal, updated Wednesday,

that “MSNBC is expected to tap political analyst Joy Reid to anchor a 7 p.m. daily

news and opinion program filling the vacancy created at the cable news channel when

Chris Matthews resigned abruptly in March.” The information for the story by Joe Flint,

picked up by other outlets, was attributed to “people familiar with the matter.”

YouTube Established $100M Fund

“YouTube has established a $100 million fund to support black creators and artists

utilizing the Google-owned video platform,” James Pearce reported June 15 foe

IBC365, an online community platform. “The multiyear fund is dedicated to ‘amplifying

and developing the voices of Black creators and artists and their stories,’ according

to CEO Susan Wojcicki,” Pearce wrote.

Webb Named VP for CPB

Jacquie Gales Webb, who has “managed grants that have touched the lives of many

Americans, including StoryCorps’ Mobile Booth and One Small Step projects, WGBH’s

WORLD Channel, [and] the Urban Alternative music format,” has been “named as Vice

President, Radio of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting,” CPB announced on Monday.

Webb is “responsible for developing and implementing strategies to strengthen the

ability of public radio stations to create high-quality, multiplatform content and to grow

their audiences.”

Harjo Recovering from COVID-19, Twice

“Suzan Shown Harjo has been at the forefront of every major Indian Country battle,”

Acee Agoyo reported Monday for indianz.com. “From protecting sacred sites to

addressing cultural appropriation and racist mascots, the Presidential Medal of Freedom

recipient has seen it all and has been celebrated for her role in advancing tribal

causes.” Over the last two months, she’s tested positive not once, but twice, for COV-

ID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. But as she spoke via phone from the

nation’s capital, Harjo sounded as strong as ever. She said she has been asymptomatic,

meaning she hasn’t experienced a high fever, shortness of breath or any of the conditions

associated with the virus. ‘I feel fine,’ Harjo told Indianz.Com on Sunday. She

repeated her assessment: “I feel fine.”

Disruptors With Hill and Champion on Vice TV

“Jemele Hill and Cari Champion both worked at ESPN,” Brian Steinberg wrote

Wednesday for Variety. “Now they have a new chance to band together. The pair will

host a new weekly talk show, ‘Disruptors with Jemele Hill and Cari Champion,’ slated

to debut this summer on Vice TV. Over an initial order of eight episodes, the show aims

to unpack the biggest topics and headlines of the week from the worlds of culture, politics,

sports and business.”

Tirado Files Suit

Linda Tirado, a journalist “who was covering the recent rioting in Minneapolis alleges

in a lawsuit that law enforcement blinded her in one eye with a nonlethal projectile

fired at her despite her declaring in words and documentation that she was a member

of the news media,” Paul Walsh reported June 16 for the Star Tribune in Minneapolis.

Peart Promoted With FOX News

“FOX News Channel (FNC) has promoted Patricia Peart to Vice President of Weekend

Booking, effective immediately,” the network announced Wednesday. “In this capacity,

she will continue to manage the network’s weekend breaking news coverage as

well as oversee guest booking across all FNC’s weekend programming, reporting to

David Clark, Senior Vice President of Weekend News and Programming.”

Robin Washington Calls Out Jewish Organizations

Robin Washington, veteran journalist whose portfolio includes host/producer, Wisconsin

Public Radio, is calling out Jewish organizations who have supported Black

Lives Matter movements. “Yet not a single one of those organizations has made a serious

effort to fully empower African-American Jews within the Jewish community,”

Washington, who has helped organize black Jews, wrote. “And not a single one has

a Black Jew on its board of directors. Nor do 48 out of the 51 member groups in the

National Short Takes

Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. The only two that

do are the American Sephardi Federation (which by definition is inclusive of Jews of

African descent) and the Union for Reform Judaism, which has a single Black Jewish

member among its massive board of more than 250.”

The Washington Post Has Job Openings

The Washington Post, which has promised a major effort toward diversity and inclusion,

including more than a dozen new positions focused on race, has posted job openings

on its website, including one for managing editor for diversity and inclusion.

Sinclair Brodcast Group to Launch Headline News Service

​Sinclair Broadcast Group announced June 17 that it will be launching a headline

news service scheduled to premiere in early 2021. “As part of this effort, the company

also announced it will be hiring 25 new positions to staff this new initiative . In the initial

phase, the headline news service will air weekday mornings from 6:00 – 9:00 a.m.

across Sinclair’s CW and MY network affiliates, as well as on STIRR, Sinclair’s free,

over-the-top streaming platform.”​

Garcia Joining NBC News

“NBC News Digital announced today that Michelle Garcia is joining NBC News

as the new editorial director for NBCBLK — NBC News’ African-American news

vertical on NBCNews.com,” A.J. Katz reported Friday for adweek.com. The NBC announcement

said, “Michelle was most recently a deputy editor at Vice.com, where she

managed the issues desk and its team of 12 covering health policy, the environment, the

economy, and identities, including a lengthy investigation into the Flint water crisis. She

has also been managing editor of Out magazine, senior editor for race and identities at

Vox.com, identities editor at Mic.com, and managing editor of Advocate.com

Journalism Event to be Virtual in September

The Society of Professional Journalists and Radio Television Digital News Association’s

joint convention this year will be virtual due to the coronavirus, the groups announced.

The virtual conference is planned for Sept. 12 and 13 in lieu of the in-person

Excellence in Journalism event that was scheduled for Washington, D.C.

Ocasio-Cortez Easily Wins Primary

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., easily won her primary , defeating Michelle

Caruso-Cabrera, her Wall Street-backed challenger and former CNBC correspondent,

Latino Rebels reported Wednesday.

Franklin to Join New York Times Book Review

MJ Franklin will be joining the New York Times Book Review as an assistant preview

editor, “where he will be working with the Book Review editorial team to assign

and edit fiction and nonfiction reviews,” the Times announced Tuesday. “MJ will help

cover literary fiction, memoir and essays, and he’ll lead our coverage of the booming

young adult category.

Barbados Investigating Photojournalist Killing

Authorities in Barbados must thoroughly investigate the killing of photojournalist

Christoff Griffith and ensure that those responsible are held to account, the Committee

to Protect Journalists said Friday. “Griffith is the first journalist CPJ has recorded

as killed in relation to his work in Barbados. On June 22, in St. Michael, southwest

Barbados, an unidentified man attacked and killed Griffith, a photojournalist working

with The Nation newspaper. Griffith had traveled to the area to cover a crime scene; he

arrived before police, and was killed by the suspected perpetrator of the original crime.

AP Photographer Bompengo Has Died

​John Bompengo, who covered Congo’s political turmoil as a freelance photographer

and video journalist for The Associated Press over the course of 16 years has died,

relatives said Sunday,” Krista Larson reported for the AP on Monday. “He was 52. The

cause of death was complications due to the coronavirus. Bompengo had contributed

to AP since 2004, including coverage of the Ebola outbreak in northern Congo, in 2018.

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Speak Your Excellence

Let’s Talk

All things

business, speech

& motivation

by Ms. June

There’s nothing worse

than feeling as if one has

a need to obtain confirmation

from others. Whether

it pertains to standards of

beauty, weight, business

aspirations, matters of the

heart, motivation and general

advice, you can harness

your own excellence

through speaking.

The dictionary says

excellence is being outstanding

or extraordinarily

good, but we have the

power to make, define and

speak our own excellence

regardless of our current

circumstances.

New opportunities and

new levels of elevation are

close to our finger tips but

we have to understand that

we can cause our own demise

or we can cause our

own excellence simply

through our spoken words.

What you have through

your spoken words can be

NASHVILLE, TN —

Nashville Capitol City

Chapter of Top Ladies

of Distinction and Top

Teens of America hosted

a Parade and Send Off

for the Chapter’s fourteen

graduating seniors

on June 20, 2020, 4:00

p.m. on the grounds of

the Shrader Lane Church,

1234 Schrader Lane. The

participating seniors received

gifts and accolades

from the Top Ladies and

Top Teens.

Top Ladies of Distinction,

Inc. was chartered

mightier than a dollar, can

have more power than a

locomotive and will move

your mountains.

This is not about faith

because that is a given

that should already be

deeply rooted. Speaking

your excellence starts with

self-confidence, discipline,

goals, personal desire,

honesty and the ability to

keep your seeds in good

soil. Other people’s doubt,

everyday life, media and

negativity can affect your

business and your personal

space. You have the ability

to speak out loud and proclaim

that you’re special,

accomplished in your own

right, your ventures will

be successful, your family

is balanced and you’re on

a mission with a destiny to

fulfill.

Others are not able to

see what you see in yourself

or see the big things

you envision. Therefore,

you have to make your

own arrangements to get

what you need to be successful

while speaking

your excellence into existence.

The universe should

be viewed as a big menu

of life. The same way

orders are placed at a fast

restaurant is the same process

in which you can use

your tongue to orchestrate

your life. Of course, there

is great responsibility attached

to the all mighty

tongue because you have

to be careful what you say

Top Ladies and Top Teens

of America Present a

Senior Send Off for the

Graduating Seniors of 2020

because things of a good

or bad nature can be willed

into existence.

This process of speaking

your excellence places

a mental bookmark in

your mind and will spur

you to action which leads

to progress. This is not

magic or supernatural but

a technique to focus your

attention which leads to

manifestation.

The key is to speak

with optimism, integrity,

passion, encouragement

and positivity. Reaching

the fullness of anything

also requires speaking

with praise and gratitude

instead of with a spirit of

complaining. One must

also exercise caution when

speaking and avoid the

proud realists that have

the potential to be dream

killers. Speaking your excellence

around the right

people allows others to

hear your proclamations

and they may be willing to

offer help.

Your words have power

and you have to be intentional

when speaking.

Speaking excellence is to

build yourself and others

instead of tearing down

and being critical. In conclusion,

if you want that

good, happy, pleasant existence,

all you have to do is

speak what you seek, until

you see what you said.

Contact Ms. June by email

at justjune615@gmail.com

in the state of Texas on

September 8, 1964 as a

non-profit organization.

The local chapter, Nashville

Capitol City, was

chartered in 1998 and Top

Teens of America, the organization’s

youth leadership

program, was adopted

by TLOD, Inc. in 1969.

Its primary objective is

to transform teen’s lives

and to empower them to

become productive members

of society. Top Teens

participate in community

service, hands-on mentoring,

leadership development,

educational and social

opportunities, as well

as the experience to travel

via annual conferences

that are planned for their

cultural, scholastic, and

social development. Over

the years, thousands of

youth have come through

Top Teens of America

The local president

is Dr. Julie Hopkins. For

further information on

Top Ladies of Distinction,

Inc. and Top Teens of

America please visit the

national website at https://

www.tlodinc.org

Teen Kaiya Porter, left, and Lady Julie Hopkins, Chapter President.

Women

Concord Music Publishing

Announces Partnership with

Award-Winning Songwriter

Hillary Lindsey

McNeal First Black Woman to Serve

on AMEX Executive Committee

Glenda McNeal

On June 20th, American

Express made history

by appointing Glenda

McNeal, the company’s

President of Strategic

Partnerships, to their Executive

Committee. With

this appointment, McNeal

became the first black

woman to serve on the

American Express executive

committee.

McNeal spent over 30

years climbing through

the ranks at American

Express working in the

fields of sales and client

management, business development,

marketing, and

strategy. Over the years

McNeal has held various

leadership roles at American

Express including

but not limited to: Assistant

Manager to Vice

President, Vice President,

General Manager of New

Industry Development,

Senior Vice President of

Global Partnerships, and

General Manager of Retail

& Emerging Industries.

In her current role

within Strategic Partnerships,

she oversees the

growth of the companies

most critical partnerships

which include: Amazon,

Delta, Hilton, Marriott,

and Paypal. McNeal also

spearheaded ‘Stand for

Small’, the American Express

sponsored initiative

that combined the efforts

of approximately 70 companies

to help small businesses

repair and prepare

for the lasting effects of

COVID-19.

McNeal will join Andrés

Espinosa, Executive

Vice President of Enterprise

Credit and Fraud

Risk Management and

Chief Credit Officer for

American Express, and

Pierric Beckert, President

of Global Network Services,

as new members in

the Executive Committee.

Outside of her work at

American Express, Mc-

Neal is a member of the

B.E. Registry of Corporate

Directors. She also serves

on the board of Nordstrom

Inc., RLJ Lodging

Trust, the World Travel

and Tourism Council, and

the United Negro College

Hillary Lindsey

Photo by Emma Mcintyre/ACMA2018/

Getty Images for ACM

NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville-based

Concord Music Publishing has entered

into an exclusive, worldwide co-publishing

agreement with multi-GRAMMY

award-winning, CMA Award-winning

and Academy Award and Golden Globenominated

songwriter Hillary Lindsey.

Additionally, Concord has acquired an

interest in Lindsey’s entire back catalog,

aligning her life works with the company

that predicts many more hits in her future.

Lindsey’s catalog includes 11 No.1’s with

Carrie Underwood alone, as well as country

chart toppers for superstars like Kelsea

Ballerini, Luke Bryan, Florida Georgia

Line, Lady A (fka Lady Antebellum), Tim

McGraw, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban and

many more.

Lindsey has co-written more than 20

No.1 country music hits including Carrie

Underwood’s “Jesus, Take the Wheel”

and Little Big Town’s “Girl Crush,” and

Keith Urban’s “Blue Ain’t Your Color.”

All three of these songs were recognized

as NSAI’s coveted Songs I Wish I’d Written,

a feat matched only by the legendary

Kris Kristofferson. Lindsey is also a

nominee for Songwriter of the Year at the

upcoming 55th ACM Awards rescheduled

for September 2020.

Lindsey has enjoyed success outside

the country music genre including songs

on Lady Gaga’s critically acclaimed album,

Joanne, including the single, “Million

Reasons.” She also co-wrote songs

on the soundtrack from A Star Is Born,

including the film’s epic finale track

“I’ll Never Love Again,” which won the

GRAMMY for Best Song Written for Visual

Media.

Concord and Lindsey have also established

an exclusive creative venture to

jointly sign and develop a new generation

of songwriting talent. The venture benefits

from Lindsey’s superstar songwriter

talent and collaborative relationships

matched with Concord’s broad resources,

creative services and first-class administration.

“I am SO excited to be partnering with

Concord and am SO grateful for the opportunity

to become a part of the family!”

says Hillary Lindsey. “I know how

important it is to surround yourself with

great collaborators and I have found that

with the team at Concord. I’m looking

forward to the next chapter in this musical

journey.”

“Hillary is a trailblazer for songwriters

in country music,” says Jake Wisely,

Chief Publishing Executive at Concord.

“Her added success in pop, rock, film, TV

and business is an inspiration to songwriters

everywhere. Concord is proud to be

Hillary’s creative and business partner.”

Lindsey was introduced to Concord

by Brad Kennard, SVP of A&R, who will

oversee day to day creative with his Nashville-based

team, as well as colleagues in

Los Angeles, New York, Miami, London

and Berlin.

“Hillary is a world-class talent who

sets the bar for songwriters everywhere,”

says Kennard. “She is universally respected

and admired…quite simply one of the

best anywhere. To top it off, she is also

one of the best humans on the planet. We

are beyond thrilled to welcome her to the

Concord family!”

The trifecta of agreements was negotiated

on behalf of Concord by EVP of

Legal and Business Affairs, Duff Berschback,

who recently joined Concord from

Sony/ATV Nashville. Lindsey was represented

by Derek Crownover at Loeb &

Loeb in Nashville.

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Fund. She is a graduate of

Dillard University where

she received her bachelor’s

in Accounting. She

later received her M.B.A.

from the Wharton School

at the University of Pennsylvania,

she is also a

member of the Executive

Leadership Council.

“Having Glenda’s expertise

and experience on

the Executive Committee

will be a huge asset

for us,” said Stephen J.

Squeri, American Express

Chairman and Chief Executive

Officer.

McNeal’s appointment

to the executive committee

is an important step

in diversifying markets,

especially in our current

times where workforce

inequalities are being

exposed. Currently, it is

estimated that 41% of

Black-owned businesses

are permanently shutting

down due to COVID-19

because of a lack of access

to loans. McNeal’s

new role at American Express

is a huge step in the

right direction of increasing

minority visibility in

leadership. Hopefully, other

corporations will take

note and be inspired to

make changes within their

own organizations.


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Democrats Review 111th Legislative Session

By Peter White

unemployed.

“We kept pressuring the administration.

NASHVILLE, TN — In a remote

press conference last week, Democrats

summed up the Tennessee 2020 Legislative

Session. They expressed disappointment

with their Republican colleagues

who control the House and Senate. Tornados,

a pandemic, and a whole bunch of bad

Republican bills did not leave much in the

way of good news to report.

“Tennesseans are worried about the

pandemic, the recession, their healthcare,

their kids’ schools, their parents in nursing

homes, and the justice, if you will, of our

justice system. Instead they got a Governor

Tennessee Democratic Senators in the State Capitol: l-r; Rameush Akbari, Sara Kyle, Katrina

Robinson, Brenda Gilmore, Jeff Yarbro. Twenty-six Democratic House members not pictured.

It was our caucus that pushed the

administration to do all the things that

needed to be done. In essence we became

social workers for our constituents so they

could get their unemployment checks,”

Camper said.

Camper lauded caucus member for

fighting hard for healthcare protections,

for small business funding, and to protect

the state’s schoolchildren.

There was some good news. Senator

Brenda Gilmore (D-Nashville) found a

Republican co-sponsor and managed to

pass a bill that reduces the size of drugmon

and legislature who just couldn’t sumfree

zones around schools and parks.

the strength to lead,” said Senator Jeff catching up to do because they have not passed was not Medicaid expansion, long “It’s something I would like to see

Yarbro (D-Nashville).

been in schools for several months. overdue,” said Stewart. He slammed the done because it will impact the 70 % of

Yarbro said Republicans were “mindbogglingly

out of touch. Rather than step March cut education by $70 million dol-

in the dead of night after they had already can men as a result of the School Zone

“The final budget that we passed in Republicans for passing an abortion bill people in prison who are African Ameri-

up to the challenges of this moment, Republican

fell back into the old habit of diers,”

Akbari said.

the issue.

Undercover narcotics officers have

lars. It took away pay raises for our teach-

announced they were not going to address law,” she said.

visiveness that Tennesseans are sick of,” The democrats were unable to get an Stewart said the abortion bill was been known to lure people into those

he said.

additional $150 million into the budget for passed because Senate and House Republicans

did some horse trading at the last to a young man who made a bad choice 18

zones to make drug buys. That happened

Rep. Harold Love (D-Nashville) said schools. Many districts are facing cutbacks

lawmakers missed a chance to get rid of from their local governments. Akbari said moment before the session ended. House years ago.

the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest on the Knox, Jackson, and Wilson counties will Republicans wanted the bill and gave Senate

Republicans money for things on their sold drugs to an informant, was convicted,

Gilmore said he had unpaid bills and

2nd floor of the State Capitol.

have to lay off teachers and teaching assistants

this year.

wish list in exchange for the Senate ap-

and got a 32-year sentence. It was his first.

“I think it was a missed opportunity

for the legislature not to consider legislation

about how we could de-escalate force, the most support, not the least amount,” Lawmakers attempted to pass a bill that before.

“This is a time when our students need proving the anti-abortion bill.

He had never been in trouble with the law

talk about how we could have bias training,

talk about how we could be more pro-

The Democrats’ plan was to use $150 cessible in the short term and permanently serve out 100 % of whatever your sen-

she said.

would make telemedicine more widely ac-

“There is no probation. You have to

active in the way that we address race and million of COVID relief funds and reallocate

it to the states school system. Under however, the Legislature adjourned before of the people who are in prison have long

expand the use of telemedicine in the state; tence is. That law is really a tragedy. Most

justice in Tennessee.” Love said.

Senator Raumesh Akbari (D-Memphis)

talked about education. “This year would have reimbursed the money. Re-

the differing House and Senate versions of would lead them into this zone on purpose

the CARES Act, the federal government a compromise could be reached between sentences and sometimes law enforcement

we know that out schools are facing probably

the biggest trouble of our lifetimes,“ House Democratic Caucus Chair Mike Tennessee House Democratic Caucus She said she hoped to pass a bill next

publicans voted against the idea. the bill.

just to get them trapped,” Gilmore said.

Akbari said.

Stewart (D-Nashville) said the 2020 session

was focused on politics instead of cratic lawmakers for making a concerted get severe drug sentences reduced.

Leader Karen Camper thanked Demo-

year to make the new law retroactive and

In addition to the normal achievement

gaps, she said students will have much peoples’ health.

effort to protect citizens when the pandemic

hit, notably for going to bat for “The ‘signature’ health bill that was

the

Since March Unemployment Office Failed to Meet Federal Standard

By Peter White

NASHVILLE, TN – Latest figures

from the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics

show Tennessee failed to meet the federal

payment standard in March, April, and

May.

“We have consistently exceeded the requirement

of the federal government on the

days it takes to pay a claim. The requirement

is 87% of claims being paid within

21 days or less and we have exceeded that

throughout the pandemic,” Lee told reporters

on June 5.

That could be true if you don’t count

the thousands of unemployed workers

who tried to apply for unemployment but

were unsuccessful or denied—even though

many of them have valid claims.

We asked the Governor’s office and Department

of Labor for a comment. Department

spokesperson Chris Cannon said the

vendor, GeoGraphic Solutions, designed a

program within Jobs4TN.gov that “incorporates

new rules regarding the Pandemic

Unemployment Assistance program.” From

the user’s POV, the Jobs4TN.gov is a failed

computer program that should be abandoned.

Latest figures show the Tennessee Department

of Labor paid 74 % of claims in

May. In April, the department paid 70.6 %;

in March it paid just 14.7 % of claims. June

figures are not available yet.

As the Tribune has reported, tens of

thousands of unemployed workers in Tennessee

have been unable to file unemployment

claims because the department

NASHVILLE, TN —

The Tennessean honored

the Tennessee Secretary

of State as one of the Top

Workplaces for the second

year in a row.

“We are pleased to be

recognized as a top workplace

again this year,”

said Secretary of State Tre

Hargett. “We strive to attract,

retain and inspire the

best team in state government.

Our people are the

driving force behind our

success, and I’m honored to

help develop and lead our

strong team.”

The Tennessee Department

of State is one of the

most functionally diverse

departments in state government

with oversight of

elections, the state library

and archives, administrative

law judges, and business

and charitable filings.

“Each day our team

works to exceed the expectations

of our customers, by

operating at the highest levels

of accuracy, cost-effectiveness

and accountability

in a customer-centered environment,”

said Secretary

Hargett.

The Tennessean’s Top

Workplaces list is based

solely on employee surveys.

These anonymous surveys

Governor Bill Lee appointed Jeff McCord

Commissioner for the Tennessee Department

of Labor and Workforce Development in

January 2019.

website makes it either very difficult or

downright impossible to file a claim without

being denied or kicked out of the system

and into computer limbo. You have to

file an appeal to get “reconsidered.” Applicants

say that is fraught with problems, too.

Neither the Department of Labor nor

the Governor have apologized to the thousands

of unemployed workers who have

been denied benefits they are owed.

At best, government officials say they

are doing the best they can. At worst, they

insist the system is working. “There are no

indications of systematic errors in the Department’s

decisions regarding the denial

of unemployment benefits. Any worker or

employer who feels the Department’s decision

was made in error has the right to appeal

that decision,” Cannon said.

The only problem with that “explanation”

is that it puts the onus on the worker

TN Secretary of State Named One of

Middle Tennessee’s Top Workplaces

measured engaged cultures

that are critical to the success

of any organization.

Employee feedback was

gathered through a thirdparty

survey administered

by Energage, LLC. The

survey uniquely measures

15 drivers of job satisfaction

and employee engagement,

including company

leadership, communication,

career opportunities, working

environment, managerial

skills, pay and benefits.

For more information

about the Top Workplaces

2020, please visit https://

www.tennessean.com/.

for failing to navigate a system that denied

benefits in the first place. (See https://tntribune.com/thousands-still-arent-collectingunemployment/)

The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment

Compensation program (PEUC) and

the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance

program (PUA) use federal funds Congress

included in the Cares Act. The PEUC

extends benefits to unemployed workers

whose regular benefits have expired. The

PUA program is for gig workers.

Both have fewer qualifying requirements

than filing a regular unemployment

claim. That was the point: get money into

the hands of unemployed workers who have

lost their jobs as a result of the pandemic.

By Peter White

NASHVILLE, TN –

Chancellor Ellen Hobbes

Lyle has invalidated the $218

million soccer stadium construction

contract between

Metro and Mortenson/Messer.

The deal was approved

at meeting of the Sports Authority

in August 2018 with

just 48 hours notice. Five

days notice is required so the

public can comment. Unlike

re-bidding the construction

contract, which Lyle did not

order, the “do-over” is just

an inconvenience to plans to

build a MLS stadium at the

Fairgrounds.

The lack of public notice

is symptomatic of a deeper

corruption in Music City that

has metastasized inside the

body politic. It shows how

the politically well-connected

get special treatment from

City Hall, City Council, and

Metro departments.

City personnel did not

award the voided contract

impartially. At least one

judge, who was not a Metro

employee, had ties to the

team. There were also nonvoting

advisors involved in

vetting the various proposals

who had ties to the team. (See

At Fairgrounds ‘Mistakes

Were Made’ and City Hall

Made Them,” Tennessee Tribune

November 1, 2019.)

Lyle has not allowed the

plaintiffs in the Fairgrounds

lawsuit to question people

involved in the bidding. If the

allegations are true, and they

are, somebody would likely

go to jail.

However, District Attorney

General Glenn Funk has

not opened an investigation

into the matter and probably

won’t. His white-collar crime

investigator has known about

the details for months.

The committee that decided

the winner didn’t even

award the contract to the

lowest qualified bidder. (See

Were Fairgrounds Soccer

Contracts Fixed? Tennessee

Tribune, October 11, 2019.)

Once a vocal critic of the

stadium deal, Mayor John

Some states have relaxed the rules on

regular unemployment claims for the same

reason. For example, it makes no sense to

enforce the requirement to actively seek

work while someone is under a stay at home

order or in quarantine. Tennessee is not one

of the states that make applying for unemployment

easier. It is making it harder.

Elected officials have been hearing

about that from their constituents.

Cannon said the Labor Department has

received inquiries regarding constituent

unemployment claims from each of the 132

members of the Tennessee General Assembly,

along with nine U.S. Congressman,

and Tennessee’s two U.S. Senators.

Judge Makes Sports Authority

Vote Again on Stadium

Chancellor Ellen Hobbes Lyle

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Cooper could have fired several

people involved after

he was elected in September

2019. But he didn’t act.

And later he bowed to pressure

from the Council and

the Chamber of Commerce.

Save Our Fairgrounds says

he’s “gone over to the dark

side.”

In April, Mortenson

Construction agreed to

pay a $650,000 fine for using

inside information to get

a contract to expand Denver’s

Convention Center. The

$233 million rooftop expansion

project was halted in December

2018 after the Denver

Post exposed the bid-rigging.

What happened in Nashville

is arguably much worse.

Mortenson did not have

to admit guilt in the Denver

case but agreed to donate

another $650,000 of in-kind

services related to combating

the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Mortensen executives involved

in the scandal have

to donate their time in community

service as part of the

settlement.

While that is unlikely to happen

in Music City, a December

referendum could throw a monkey

wrench into all the scheming

and conniving that went

into the soccer stadium deal.


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Education

TSU Uses $200K Grant to Provide

Students Financial Assistance for Fall 2020

By Lucas Johnson

NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service) — Students

interested in attending Tennessee State University

this fall could get financial assistance to help

with expenses. TSU is using a $200,000 grant from

the Charles E. Schell Foundation for Education to

help new and returning students stay in school by

providing financial relief to those impacted by the

coronavirus pandemic.

The Foundation was established as a revolving

student loan program, with Fifth Third Bank as trustee.

Qualifying students will receive a maximum of

$2,000.

“TSU is appreciative of the collaboration with the

Schell Foundation and Fifth Third Bank and their support

of the university and our students,” says President

Glenda Glover. “The funds will not only help our students

to stay in school, but will also provide a form

of relief to them and their families impacted by CO-

VID-19 and the economic downturn we are currently

experiencing.”

The foundation gave TSU $100,000 last year, but

decided to double the amount this year, partly because

of the hardship many students are facing as a result of

COVID-19.

“We are pleased to honor Mr. Schell’s wishes to

grant these loan dollars to Tennessee State as its administration

helps students with expenses on their educational

journey,” says Heidi Jark, senior vice president

and managing director, The Foundation Office

at Fifth Third. “Part of the mission of the Foundation

Office at Fifth Third Bank is continuing our clients’

philanthropic impact that provides pathways to opportunity.”

Applicants will be required to meet the selection

criteria established by the Charles E. Schell Foundation.

They must be citizens of Ohio, Kentucky, West

Virginia and states adjoining them (including Tennessee);

and be between the ages of 18-25, with a minimum

2.0 grade point average. Students are also asked

to sign a promissory note to repay the funds to create

a revolving loan fund to benefit future TSU students.

The grant is one of several ways TSU is helping

students during these unprecedented times.

The University is using a $50,000 grant from Regions

Bank to purchase additional digital devices to

ensure students have the tools they need to complete

their coursework due to the virus.

To help students interested in attending TSU, the

University is temporarily waiving the ACT and SAT

scores as requirements for incoming freshmen for Fall

2020, and will accept an unofficial transcript. However,

students will still be required to have a GPA of

2.5 or higher and a completed application. Students

transferring from a 2-year or 4-year institution must

submit an official transcript from the last college or

university attended.

Not long after TSU students began distance learning

in March, President Glover and other university

administrators held a live meeting via Zoom with over

200 student leaders to assure them that TSU is dedicated

to helping them succeed.

TSU student Treveon Hayes, who will be a sophomore

in the fall, says the University’s assistance has

been motivating to him and other students.

“It’s been an adjustment, but I have goals, and I

can’t let anything stop me from reaching them,” says

Hayes, an elementary education major from Memphis,

Tennessee.

Other efforts by TSU to help students include: a

virtual hourly-workshop on completing the Free Application

for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA; the

250-Mile Radius Tuition Rate for students from high

schools in surrounding states; the HOPE scholarship

for Tennessee residents; the Academic High Achiever

Scholarship; the TSU Academic Work Scholarship;

the TSU Building Bridge Grant, and several others.

To learn more about TSU’s financial aid programs,

visit http://www.tnstate.edu/admissions/

TSU Alumna and Amazon Teacher of the

Year Recruits Students to Her Alma Mater

By Lucas Johnson

NASHVILLE, TN (TSU News Service)

— A Tennessee State University

alumna and 2020 Amazon Future Engineer

Teacher of the Year Award recipient

is using her position to turn high

school students Big Blue.

While she’s thrilled to have been

chosen by Amazon, Shasta Charlton

says she’s even more excited about the

number of students she’s convinced to

attend TSU in just her first year of being

a teacher.

“I’ve really been trying to connect

my students with TSU as much as possible,”

says Charlton, a computer science

teacher and Robotics Club staffer

at Whites Creek Comprehensive High

School in Nashville. “I have four students

this year who are going to TSU to

major in some form of agriculture.”

Charlton, a 2019 agricultural sciences

major from TSU, was recently one

of 10 individuals selected from among

thousands of eligible teachers to receive

$50,000 from Amazon – which includes

$25,000 for the school and $25,000 in

school supplies.

Amazon award recipients were chosen

based on a variety of criteria, which

included their commitment to promoting

diversity and inclusion within computer

science education, a recommendation

from a school administrator, and

compelling, personal anecdotes about

their school and students.

Charlton’s ability to relate to students

helped get the attention of Amazon.

When her school presented she

and her students with the challenge of

building and coding a robot, they did

not back away.

“I don’t have a computer science

degree, but I went home and I buried

myself in YouTube videos and read every

book that I could get my hands on

to make this happen for them,” recalls

Charlton, who also convinced the students

to start a Robotics Club. “In about

Shasta Charlton

six months we had a fully working

coded robot, and we actually ended up

winning third in the state competition.

I could have easily just said no, but instead,

me and my students said we were

going to buckle down and figure it out.”

Dr. John Ricketts is an Ag professor

and extension specialist at TSU who encouraged

Charlton to transfer to the university

and major in agriculture when

she was at Nashville State Community

College. He says he’s not surprised at

the success she’s having after just one

year of teaching.

“She was extremely motivated as a

student; she’s incredibly brilliant too,”

says Ricketts of Charlton, whose concentration

was in agricultural education

at TSU. “When she went to Whites

Creek, we knew that they had a home

run. And frankly, it’s a home run for

TSU because she’ll be sharing the good

word about Big Blue.“

Dr. Chandra Reddy, dean of TSU’s

College of Agriculture, agrees.

“As a student, she was very active

and passionate about her program,”

says Reddy. “She is also typical of our

agricultural education graduates who

have been getting very high scores on

the state education exams and are doing

extremely well as teachers and leaders

in the communities they serve.”

In 2009, Nashville State Community

College and TSU formed a Dual Admission

Agreement. It provided certain

guarantees to students who committed

to TSU early in their community college

matriculation, such as priority advising

and registration, as well as access

to TSU’s campus.

Since then, the Tennessee Board of

Regents instituted the Tennessee Transfer

Pathways program, which superseded

DAAs and provided guarantees

Students work on robot for competition

to community college graduates statewide.

Dr. Sharon Peters, executive director

of community college initiatives at

TSU, says students at Nashville State

continue to be on TSU’s radar.

“Nashville State should be our pipeline,”

says Peters. “The majority of

the students that leave Nashville State

should be coming here, or considering

us, particularly if they live in Davidson

County.”

For more information about TSU’s

College of Agriculture, visit http://

www.tnstate.edu/agriculture/

For more about community college

initiatives at TSU, visit http://www.tnstate.edu/commcolleges/

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Drake Succeeds Johnson in Overseeing Services Bureau

NASHVILLE, TN — Chief Steve Anderson

announced that Deputy Chief John

Drake, a 32-year veteran of the MNPD, assumed

command of the department’s Community

Services Bureau on Tuesday, June

16, succeeding Deputy Chief Brian Johnson

who is retiring later this month. The Community

Services Bureau includes the more

than 900 officers and detectives who are

assigned to the department’s 8 precincts

across Nashville.

Drake was appointed Deputy Chief over

the Support Services Bureau on July 1, 2017,

and presently oversees a variety of components,

including Aviation, Canine, Mounted

Patrol, SWAT Team, School Resource Officers,

Special Events, MDHA Task Force,

Secondary Employment Unit, and the Surveillance

& Technical Support Unit. Prior to

his appointment as a Deputy Chief, Drake

served as commander of the Central Precinct,

the supervising lieutenant over the

Hermitage Precinct’s Investigations Unit,

and as a patrol sergeant and officer.

Drake has been the Deputy Chief supervising

protest-related activities since May

30th, as Johnson was traveling out of the

city during that time.

Johnson, a 27-year MNPD veteran, began

making personal preparations for retirement

in April and informed Chief Anderson

of his decision on June 1. Johnson was appointed

Deputy Chief on January 11, 2013,

and has overseen all precinct operations

since then (along with the department’s

Special Operations components prior to the

creation of the Support Services Bureau in

2017). Prior to his appointment as a Deputy

Chief, Johnson served as commander of the

Madison Precinct, the supervising lieutenant

over the Central Precinct’s Investigations

Unit, and as a patrol sergeant, Field

Training Officer and officer.

Johnson will oversee the Support Services

Bureau beginning Tuesday, through

the end of the month. Chief Anderson will

appoint a new Deputy Chief by June 30.

Comcast NBCUniversal Awards $60K in Scholarships

NASHVILLE, TN — Comcast

NBCUniversal announced it has awarded

approximately $60,000 in scholarships for

Lauren Hickerson, Dickson County High School

the 2020-2021 school year to 24 Tennessee

students as part of its annual Leaders

and Achievers® Scholarship Program.

Logan Gilbreath, Gallatin Senior High School

Deputy John Drake

Students are selected for their outstanding

community service, academic performance,

and leadership skills. The award,

funded by the Comcast NBCUniversal

Foundation, is a one-time, $2,500 scholarship

to be used toward undergraduate

education-related expenses. Since 2001,

about $33 million has been awarded to

about 30,000 high school seniors across

the country as part of the Leaders and

Achievers program.

“I am incredibly proud of every single

one of you for working so hard for this moment,”

said Tennessee’s First Lady Maria

Lee to the Tennessee scholarships winners

during an online celebration hosted

by Comcast. “I know this was not the year

you expected, but I commend you for making

the most of it and choosing to exceed

expectations. Now is your chance to find

your passion and pursue your dreams.”

“We are honored to recognize the amazing

accomplishments of our Leaders and

Deputy Chief Brian Johnson

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Achievers scholarship winners in Georgia,”

said Jason Gumbs, Comcast Regional SVP.

“They are top achievers in academics, leaders

in the community and leaders among

their peers. They represent our future, and

Comcast NBCUniversal is proud to support

them, especially during these very challenging

times.”

The Comcast Leaders and Achievers

Scholarship Program recognizes high

school seniors for their community service,

academic performance, and leadership

skills. These scholarships are provided to

give young people the opportunity to continue

their education to better compete in

tomorrow’s workplace. Applicants to the

Comcast Leaders and Achievers Scholarship

Program must demonstrate academic

excellence, commitment to community service,

and outstanding qualities in character,

integrity, and leadership.

Allison Henry, Hendersonville High School

Justice Dudley, Lavergne High School

Liliana Cortes, Republic High School

Aliyah Weaver, Central Magnet High School

We

Stand

Together.

Elijah Callender, Central Magnet High School

Aya Sharif, John Overton High School

Alexa Honigsblum, Hillwood High School

Autumn Carpenter, White House High School

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White House Was Aware of Russian Bounties in Early 2019: Report

By James LaPorta

WASHINGTON, DC — Top officials

in the White House were aware in early

2019 of classified intelligence indicating

Russia was secretly offering bounties to

the Taliban for the deaths of Americans, a

full year earlier than has been previously

reported, according to U.S. officials with

direct knowledge of the intelligence.

The assessment was included in at

least one of President Donald Trump’s

written daily intelligence briefings at the

time, according to the officials. Then-national

security adviser John Bolton also

told colleagues he briefed Trump on the

intelligence assessment in March 2019.

The White House did not respond to

questions about Trump or other officials’

awareness of Russia’s provocations in

2019. The White House has said Trump

was not — and still has not been —

briefed on the intelligence assessments

because they have not been fully verified.

However, it is rare for intelligence

to be confirmed without a shadow of a

doubt before it is presented to top officials.

Bolton declined to comment Monday

when asked by the AP if he had briefed

Trump about the matter in 2019. On Sunday,

he suggested to NBC’s “Meet the

Press” that Trump was claiming ignorance

of Russia’s provocations to justify

his administration’s lack of a response.

“He can disown everything if nobody

ever told him about it,” Bolton said.

The revelations cast new doubt on

the White House’s efforts to distance

Trump from the Russian intelligence assessments.

The AP reported Sunday that

concerns about Russian bounties were

also included in a second written presidential

daily briefing earlier this year

and that current national security adviser

Robert O’Brien had discussed the matter

with Trump. O’Brien denies he did so.

Pandemic, Continued from page A1

Honda has joined together

with 58 HBCUs—

including the 48 HBCUs

that would have competed

in the HCASC National

Championship Tournament—on

a COVID-19 relief

initiative to address immediate

needs within their

communities. With funds

redirected from the 2020

HCASC program, the HB-

CUs have made donations

to charitable organizations

in their local communities

that address key needs including

food insecurity and

medical support for families,

senior citizens, and the

homeless. The donations

also have funded medical

supplies and personal protective

equipment for frontline

healthcare workers in

HBCU communities. Since

May 1, Honda has provided

a total of $325,000 to HB-

CUs, in turn helping them

serve 108 organizations in

20 states.

Steve Morikawa

“In these unprecedented

times, our commitment to

HBCUs is stronger than

ever,” said Steve Morikawa,

vice president of Corporate

Relations and Social Responsibility

at American

Honda. “We know that recent

events have presented

challenges for HBCU communities,

and we’re working

closely with HBCU

presidents and local leaders

on ways to best serve their

communities.”

Addressing Food Insecurity

and Health Concerns

Here’s a look at how

the funds from Honda are

supporting HBCU communities,

as told from the

perspectives of HBCU students,

presidents and institutional

representatives:

******************

“The Florida A&M University-Bond

Community

Health Center COVID-19

Test Site is responsible for

over 10,500 tests taken

since April 25. Thanks to

the generous contributions

from Honda and other supporters,

we have been able

to provide meals for university

and community volunteers

who contribute to the

site’s operation. With the

support of Florida Department

of Health, other state

and municipal partners, this

site is open to everyone;

however, its location in an

African America community

provides access to individuals

adversely impacted

by the virus.” – Dr. Larry

Robinson, Florida A&M

University president

******************

“No student should have

to worry about hunger. The

allocation of Honda’s grant

to our campus food pantry,

The Store@HU, will allow

hundreds of students

to focus on their education

instead of worrying about

a basic need. This boost

of support for students is

much appreciated in light

of our extraordinary circumstances.”

– Jess Agyepong,

Howard University

senior and HCASC team

captain

******************

“Livingstone College

is grateful in its efforts to

provide relief to the Row-

The administration’s earlier awareness

of the Russian efforts raises additional

questions about why Trump

did not take any punitive action against

Moscow for efforts that put the lives

of Americans servicemembers at risk.

Trump has sought throughout his time

in office to improve relations with Russia

and its president, Vladimir Putin, moving

earlier this year to try to reinstate

Russia as part of a group of world leaders

it had been kicked out of.

Officials said they did not consider

the intelligence assessments in 2019 to

be particularly urgent, given that Russian

meddling in Afghanistan is not

a new occurrence. The officials with

knowledge of Bolton’s apparent briefing

for Trump said it contained no “actionable

intelligence,” meaning the intelligence

community did not have enough

information to form a strategic plan or

response. However, the classified assessment

of Russian bounties was the sole

purpose of the meeting.

The officials insisted on anonymity

because they were not authorized to disclose

the highly sensitive information.

The intelligence that surfaced in early

2019 indicated Russian operatives had

become more aggressive in their desire

to contract with the Taliban and members

of the Haqqani Network, a militant

group aligned with the Taliban in Afghanistan

and designated a foreign terrorist

organization in 2012 during the

Obama administration.

The National Security Council and

the undersecretary of defense for intelligence

did hold meetings regarding the

intelligence. The Pentagon declined to

comment and the NSC did not respond

to questions about the meetings.

Concerns about Russian bounties

flared anew this year after members of

the elite Naval Special Warfare Development

Group, known to the public as

an-Salisbury community

through the benevolent support

of Honda. Considering

our city’s vulnerable populations,

Livingstone College

designated Meals on

Wheels of Rowan, Inc., an

organization that provides

nourishment and wellness

checks to elderly and

disabled populations, and

the Terrie Hess House, a

nationally-accredited child

advocacy center committed

to bringing awareness

and stopping child abuse,

to be recipients of the assistance

grants. As these are

critical times in our world

where many are unable

to give, Livingstone College

is appreciative to be

of service and in partnership

with a dream maker.”

– Da’Tarvia Parrish, associate

professor of History

and Political Science,

campus coordinator and

HCASC coach, Livingstone

College.

******************

“Paine College is

pleased to have had the opportunity

to give back to the

Augusta, Georgia community

through the grant funds

made available by American

Honda to the ‘Great 48’

HBCUs that were scheduled

to compete in the 2020

Honda Campus All-Star

Challenge National Championship

Tournament. Recognizing

the need to address

food insecurity, especially

during this pandemic, the

contribution to the Golden

Harvest Food Bank was a

good choice and the College

was delighted to be able to

assist.” – Dr. Cheryl Evans

Jones, Paine College

president

******************

“We want to thank

Honda for their continued

support of HBCUs. Prairie

View was able to use the

funds to support non-profit

community-based organizations

that were financially

devastated by the pandemic.

These organizations

provide vital resources and

services to the community

and we were thrilled to

partner with Honda to be of

assistance.” – Ruth J. Simmons,

Prairie View A&M

University president

SEAL Team Six, raided a Taliban outpost

and recovered roughly $500 thousand

in U.S. dollars. The funds bolstered

the suspicions of the American intelligence

community that the Russians had

offered money to Taliban militants and

other linked associations.

The White House contends the president

was unaware of this development

as well. However, the information was

also included in the presidential daily

briefing. And officials told the AP that

O’Brien did brief Trump on the matter.

O’Brien has denied such a briefing occurred.

The officials told the AP that career

government officials developed potential

options for the White House to respond

to the Russian aggression in Afghanistan,

which was first reported by The

New York Times. However, the Trump

administration has yet to authorize any

action.

The intelligence in 2019 and 2020

surrounding Russian bounties was derived

in part from debriefings of captured

Talbian militants. Officials with

knowledge of the matter told the AP that

Taliban operatives from opposite ends of

the country and from separate tribes offered

similar accounts.

The officials would not name the specific

groups or give specific locations in

Afghanistan or time frames for when

they were detained.

Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Russian

President Vladimir Putin, denied

that Russian intelligence officers had

offered payments to the Taliban in exchange

for targeting U.S. and coalition

forces.

The U.S. is investigating whether any

Americans died as a result of the Russian

bounties. Officials are focused in

particular on an April 2019 attack on an

American convoy. Three U.S. Marines

were killed after a car rigged with explosives

detonated near their armored vehicles

as they returned to Bagram Airfield,

the largest U.S. military installation in

Afghanistan.

The Marines exchanged gunfire with

Name change, Continued from page A1

out the history of why

they named it,” Hunt said.

Renaming Carmack

Boulevard was first advocated

by Columbia

residents Rachael Ledbetter

and Daneshia Walker

who started a “Rename

Carmack Boulevard”

Facebook page. Cheek

should be honored instead

of glorifying Carmack,

“a ruthless advocate for

segregation, proponent of

lynching … [who] … led

vicious attacks on Ida B.

Wells,” chasing her out of

Memphis.

Cheek, 17, was falsely

accused of rape in Maury

County. Without evidence,

he wasn’t indicted.

Released, he fled to relatives

near Fisk University.

A Maury County

magistrate and two other

men abducted Cheek near

Fisk’s gates. They took

him to a Maury lynch

mob which mutilated and

killed him.

Renaming advocates

are open to other names.

Ledbetter realized Carmack’s

history when his

statue was forced down at

the state Capitol. She told

Walker.

“Carmack Boulevard

runs through a predominately

Black part of

town,” Walker said. “It’s

Birch, Continued from page A1

Thomas A. Wiseman Jr.

’54 of the U.S. District

Court for the Middle District

of Tennessee. A Nashville

native, Birch attended

Vanderbilt University Law

School as a Patricia Roberts

Harris Scholar.

sort of a slap in the face to

have a street named after

a man who was for segregation

and lynching.

“We have all fought

the same battles in the African-American

community,”

Walker said. “Now

is the time for change. I

feel like this is a new Civil

Rights movement” with

protests against George

Floyd’s killing by Minneapolis

police May 25.

Molder says he’s “trying

to acquire property

in downtown Columbia

to have a cultural events

center, or museum dedicated

to the Civil Rights

history in Columbia.”

As a defense attorney,

“Supreme Court Justice

Thurgood Marshall came

[here] to defend people

arrested during the 1946

riot.” Columbia is in a position

be a “trailblazer in

this conversation of the

day.”

Jo Ann McClellan,

president of the African

American Heritage Society

of Maury County, said

“There are businesses

and at least one African-

American church with

Carmack Boulevard as

part of their legal name.

Will the group expect

[them] to change their

name; lose their history?

A Nashville native,

Birch has a Vanderbilt Law

degree and was elected to

the Vanderbilt Board of

Trust in 2014 and is the

Secretary of the Board.

Birch is the son of the

late Janet Scott Birch and

the vehicle at some point; however, it’s

not known if the gunfire occurred before

or after the car exploded.

Abdul Raqib Kohistani, the Bagram

district police chief, said at the time

that at least five Afghan civilians were

wounded after the attack on the convoy,

according to previous reporting by the

AP. It is not known if the civilians were

injured by the car bomb or the gunfire

from U.S. Marines.

The Defense Department identified

Marine Staff Sgt. Christopher Slutman,

43, from Newark, Delaware; Sgt. Benjamin

Hines, 31, from York, Pennsylvania;

and Cpl. Robert Hendriks, 25, from Locust

Valley, New York, as the Marines

killed in April 2019. The three Marines

were all infantrymen assigned to 2nd

Battalion, 25th Marines, a reserve infantry

unit headquartered out of Garden

City, New York.

Hendriks’ father told the AP that even

a rumor of Russian bounties should have

been immediately addressed.

“If this was kind of swept under the

carpet as to not make it a bigger issue

with Russia, and one ounce of blood was

spilled when they knew this, I lost all respect

for this administration and everything,”

Erik Hendriks said.

Marine Major Roger Hollenbeck

said at the time that the reserve unit was

a part of the Georgia Deployment Program-Resolute

Support Mission, a reoccurring,

six-month rotation between U.S.

Marines and Georgian Armed Forces.

The unit first deployed to Afghanistan in

October 2018.

Three other service members and an

Afghan contractor were also wounded in

the attack. As of April 2019, the attack

was under a separate investigation, unrelated

to the Russian bounties, to determine

how it unfolded.

The officials who spoke to the AP also

said they were looking closely at insider

attacks — sometimes called “green-onblue”

incidents — from 2019 to determine

if they are also linked to Russian

bounties.

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… My guess is that most

of the people in Maury

County have never heard

of … Carmack.”

Accountant Charles

Jones has lived here 18

years. He didn’t know

about Carmack and says,

U.S. Highway 31 is also

named Nashville Highway,

Garden Parkway and

Pulaski Highway.

Molder said renaming

roads is “a slippery

slope.” There’s Confederate

Drive, Forrest Drive

named for Nathan Bedford

Forrest, and Polk

Street. James K. Polk

enslaved people. “Where

do you stop?” The city

manager is researching

the subject. They didn’t

know if Columbia can

change state and federal

road names.

“Our history is not

pretty with regard to race

relations,” he said. “Now,

we’ve got leadership willing

to tackle this headon.

Think of the irony of

someone having to come

down Carmack Boulevard

to get to the museum that

talks about the history of

Carmack and the horrific

things he did or stood for.

“My hope is that over

the next couple of months

we can procure the site I

have in mind.”

A.A. Birch, Jr., the first

African-American chief

justice of the Tennessee

Supreme Court, and brother

of twin sisters Atty. Angela

Birch Cox, Houston,

Tx. and Dr. Andrea A.

Birch, MD, Nashville.


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How to Qualify for Absentee Voting for August Election

NASHVILLE, TN — Absentee Ballots must be received

by mail at the Election Commission office (P.O.

Box 650 Nashville, TN 37202-0650) by Election Day in

order to be counted for the August 6, 2020 election.

How to Qualify for Absentee Voting

To vote Absentee (by mail), a registered voter must fall

under one of these categories:

You are sixty (60) years of age or older;

You are hospitalized, ill, or physically disabled and because

of such condition, cannot vote in person;

You have determined it is impossible or unreasonable

to vote in person due to the COVID-19 situation, and

therefore qualify as hospitalized, ill, or disabled and unable

to appear at your polling place;

You are a caretaker of a person who is hospitalized, ill,

or disabled;

You will be outside Davidson County during the early

voting period and all day on Election Day;

You or your spouse is enrolled as a full-time student

in an accredited college or university outside Davidson

County;

You have a physical disability and an inaccessible polling

location;

You reside in a licensed facility providing relatively

permanent domiciliary care, other than a penal institution,

outside Davidson County;

You are a candidate for office in the election;

You will be unable to vote in person due to service as

a juror for a Federal or State court;

You serve as an Election Day official or as a member

or employee of the Davidson County Election Commission;

Your observance of a religious holiday prevents you

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from voting in person during the early voting period and

on Election Day;

You are a member of the military or are an overseas

citizen. Learn more about military and overseas citizen

absentee voting at the Federal Voting Assistance Program

website.

Note: A request to the Election Commission for a ballot

may not be processed more than ninety (90) days before

an election. The last day to receive a request for an

Absentee Ballot is seven (7) days before the election.

Permanent Absentee Voters

To become a Permanent Absentee Voter and automatically

have a Request for an Absentee Ballot application

sent to you before every election:

Complete the permanent absentee ballot form;

Your physician must complete the physician’s statement

(included in the permanent absentee ballot form)

certifying that, in the physician’s judgment, you are medically

unable to vote in person. The statement must be filed

no less than seven (7) days before an election.

More Information about Absentee Voting

Read more about Absentee Voting at the Tennessee

Secretary of State – Division of Elections website or contact

our Absentee/Early Voting Department at 615-862-

8815 or moaballot@nashville.gov

Movement Demanding: ‘Trump/Pence Out Now!’

By Clint Confehr

Refuse Fascism, a self-described

movement of people, marched against

the Trump Administration in Tulsa,

Okla. the day after Juneteenth to drive

that regime “from power through nonviolent

protests.”

“Vote with your feet in the street,”

says “Coco Das,” an Austin, Tex.-area

resident who: admits to using a pseudonym;

reports some Refuse Fascism activists

have received death threats; and

says she wishes she wrote the slogan.

Das is Refuse Fascism’s national

spokesperson and a member of the

group’s editorial board.

Massive protests, she says, are a

way to show influential people that the

masses and like-minded citizens outnumber

the Trump Administration and

its supporters. Refuse Fascism leaders

say “the Trump/Pence regime poses a

catastrophic danger to humanity and the

planet” and must be removed before the

Nov. 3 election.

“We’re not waiting for the election,”

she said, referring to her essay “Who

Says We Can’t Drive Out a Tyrant?” It’s

at RefuseFascism.org. Examples of fascists’

removal without elections include

Richard Nixon’s resignation because of

“splits at the top of society,” Das said.

Last summer, Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo

Rossello resigned after weeks of

protests. In 2017, South Korean President

Park Geun-hye was ousted for corruption

after hundreds of thousands of

people protested in the streets. Arab

Spring protests shook regimes across

the Middle East, including Egyptian

President Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

After George Floyd was killed,

sparking a month of protest since his

May 25 death, she says, “things depolarized”

on: the use of American

soldiers for political reasons; Trump’s

“anti-truth” campaign; immigrants in

concentration camps; and the value of

black lives.

“Black lives won’t matter as long as

this regime is in power,” she said. The

Trump Administration “represents a

resurgence of white supremacy” that

includes a “strong base of Christian

fascists” who back Trump because they

believe he can establish the theocracy

they want.

A co-initiator of Refuse Fascism in

late 2016 is Carl Dix, a national spokesperson

for the Revolutionary Communist

Party USA.

“Trump brings an American fascism

[that’s]: rooted in the Confederacy;

wrapped in the flag; and Mike Pence’s

Bible-taken-literally — spreading its

poison of white supremacy, misogyny,

xenophobia, and oppressive, fundamentalist

‘traditional’ values,” Dix says.

“While the movement to defend Black

lives and end white supremacist police

murder has inspired protests all over the

world, it has terrified one person in particular

– that bloated bag of fascist feces

named Donald Trump. We’re at a crucial

crossroads with a beautiful protest

movement bringing a great diversity of

people into the streets with a determination

to see white supremacy and other

horrors caused by this system ended on

the one side and a fascist regime determined

to crush this protest movement

Refuse Fascism’s Emma Kaplan speaks in Tulsa’s Deco District before the president’s rally. The

group wants non-violent protests to prompt Donald Trump’s ouster. Refuse Fascism photo

Tulsa Police display this photo showing a protest against Donald Trump and his June 20

rally rescheduled a day after Juneteenth.

as part of hammering full-on fascist

rule into place.”

Protestors in Tulsa last weekend may

not have outnumbered those attending

the president’s rally on June 20. Regardless,

Das says protests since the May 25

police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis

“have inspired people around

the world and suddenly the movement

has shaken people awake.”

Das says Refuse Fascism refrained

from encouraging demonstrations because

of the coronavirus pandemic.

Since Floyd’s death and protests, the

group wants people in the streets because

Trump is afraid of an overwhelming

number of “ordinary people” protesting

in the streets.

Refuse Fascism spokesperson Emma

Kaplan says the group opposes voter

suppression but calls for Trump’s ouster,

noting in 2016 his regime “maneuvered

elections … for which he was impeached.”

Fascism is: a political philosophy,

movement, or nationalist regime frequently

exalting race over individuals;

and government led by a dictator who

stamps out opposition, and regiments

industry.

2020 Lexus ES 300h Ultra Luxury

By Tribune Staff Writer

The new 2020 Lexus Lexus ES 300h

is a luxury sedan that features daring design,

combined with imaginative technology

and dynamic performance.

It’s the most fuel-efficient among all

non-plug-in luxury vehicles, featuring a

2.5-leter engine that’s the most powerful

ES Hybrid yet.

Combining next-generation hybrid

technology and a highly potent 2.5-liter

engine, this is the best of everything the

ES has to offer. Its battery is not only remarkably

small and lightweight, but it’s

also strategically placed as close to the

middle of the vehicle as possible for optimized

front/rear weight distribution and

a lower center of gravity. And with paddle

shifters that deliver driving dynamics

similar to the bigger ES 350 model, all of

these features help to bring you closer to

the road than ever before. And it gives the

ES bragging rights to being the most fuelefficient

among all non-plug-in luxury

vehicles, period. And a Super Ultra-Low

Emission Vehicle certification means it

produces fewer smog-forming emissions

than conventionally powered vehicle.

Inside, the ES offers a spacious and

inviting cabin with class-leading rear

legroom. Other interior comforts include

a power rear sunshade and supple semianiline

leather–trimmed seats, including

a 14-way driver seat and a 10-way front

passenger seat.

The sculpted character lines compliment

the daring exterior design with innovative

engineering. The sounds of the

roads and streets are for the outside, so

once you’re inside the ES you hear less

of what’s outside, so that driver and passengers

can thoroughly enjoy the interior

sounds of whatever is taking place. Building

on the sound-dampening capabilities

of the flagship LS, the ES features redesigned

components that minimize engine

vibration and significantly reduce road

noise, allowing you to focus more on pure

driving.

The ES offers contemporary styling

and modern luxury. Discover interior

comforts like 10-way adjustable power

seats with heating and ventilation. Unlike

conventional ventilated seats, these seats

pull air directly from the climate-control

system to more effectively and efficiently

cool you.

The ES Hybrid builds upon its bold exterior

styling with a sleek, concealed exhaust.

This provides an incredibly refined

ride. The rigid platform and Lexus-first

Hybrid-Acoustics offer unprecedented

sound-dampening measures, such as highprecision

noise-canceling technology, to

ensure the quietest drive possible.

The All-Speed Dynamic Radar Cruise

Control system uses radar and camera

technology to help you maintain a preset

speed and following distance from the vehicle

ahead. Whether at highway speeds

or in stop-and-go traffic, the system is

designed to detect if you get closer than

the preset distance and automatically slow

your vehicle—even to a complete stop. If

driving at highway speeds and the road

ahead clears, your Lexus returns to its preset

speed.

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Protesters Continue Demonstrations in Jackson, TN

By Brittany Kyles/WBBJ TV

JACKSON, TN — Justice for George

Floyd is what protesters continue to fight

for following his death by a Minneapolis

police officer on May 25.Wednesday, dozens

of protesters gathered in front of Old

Hickory Mall for a peaceful demonstration,

then they drove to Jackson City Hall

to protest.

“I decided to come out because I felt

like it was my duty as an African-American

male in the U.S. to protest the injustice

we face,” said protester Reginald Williams.

Williams said he was approached by

two other protesters, curious about African-Americans’

experience with racism.

“What can I do as someone who isn’t

familiar with what racism feels like, who

doesn’t know what it really is to help?”

said protester Trip Day.

“Letting their voice be heard when

they see injustice happening. I said that

helps a lot, and they’re not 18 yet, but I told

them when they turn 18, definitely vote,”

Williams said.

Day said this discussion is necessary to

help be a part of change.

“Saying ‘it doesn’t affect me, I’m

white, it’s not something I really need to

fight for right now,’ and that has just led us

to here, where people are dying, because

we have not been willing to get up and go

do something about it,” Day said.

“When we say ‘Black Lives Matter,

we’re not saying that nobody else’s lives

matter. I’m half-black and half-Korean. It’s

not saying that. It’s saying our lives matter

too,” said protester Sheena Palmer-Wade.

“It’s crazy that now, that right now [in]

2020, we are still talking about this stuff.

Stuff that’s been going on for generations

before us, and we’re still talking about

this. It feels like yes we’ve made a change,

but we can go further,” Wade said.

From using their voices to taking action,

organizers are setting up an expungement

informational clinic, voter registration

sign up and a platform for protesters.

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Kids Could Go Hungry if There’s a Census Undercount

Conversation with Children’s Advocate Mayra Alvarez

School lunch programs – an essential

lifeline during the pandemic — are going

broke, and a 2020 Census undercount will

damage them even more, says children´s

advocate Mayra Alvarez.

School lunch programs, which fed nearly

half of American’s schoolchildren before

the Coronavirus, have turned into a lifeline

for families hit by unemployment and rising

food prices during the pandemic.

Many of those programs are now going

broke, and their very existence over

the next decade depends on the population

numbers being gathered by the U.S. Census

in communities that are considered

“hard to count,” says Mayra E. Alvarez,

President of The Children’s Partnership,

a nonprofit which advocates for underserved

children.

When asked about the impact of the

U.S. Census, which is conducted every ten

years and has been delayed and disrupted

(but NOT canceled) by the pandemic,

Alvarez mentions this program first, although

it’s hardly the only one that would

be affected if there is a severe undercount

of children and low income families.

In the past three months, school lunch

programs have lost at least $1 billion during

lockdowns and school closures that

eliminated the revenue from families who

were able to pay for the meals.

At the same time, costs have outstripped

federal reimbursements for the

emergency meals. Relief bills passed by

Congress have helped, but the long-term

survival of the programs depend on data

from the 2020 Census.

For populations concerned with survival,

filling out or responding to the 2020

Census may seem a distant priority.

But nothing is more important for vulnerable

families than an accurate count,

says Alvarez.

For starters, the biggest, most impactful

federal and state programs that serve

the health and well-being of children and

families depend on formulas driven by

census data.

The more people that are counted, particularly

in those communities that need a

variety of programs, the more money is allocated

to serve them.

“We can point to Medicaid and CHIP

(Children’s Health Insurance Program),

two fundamental programs for health

care, which are partly based on census

numbers,” said Alvarez.

“The programs that rely on census data

are the ones the majority of people rely

one, like Medicaid, food stamps, cash assistance”.

Medicaid, for example, is “part of a

formula that distributes money to states,

based on population and income; the states

put money in and the federal government

matches it.”

Experts estimate that the federal government

provides between $1,700 and

$2,000 for each person counted in the census.

For a minimum wage earner who’s a

single mother of two, being counted or not

counted in the census “can make a whole

world of difference,” Alvarez says.

“If there is no adequate reflection of

people like her in the census data, she may

not be able to qualify for food stamps or

enroll her children in child care because

there won’t be enough slots”, Alvarez explains.

”She may also lose out on health coverage

for her children, not find space in a

neighborhood school and have to bus her

children to another school. She might have

to go farther away to find a hospital if the

child gets sick because the hospital wasn’t

built in her community since the population

count did not reflect her presence,” she

continues.

“This could be a very dire situation if

the undercount is severe.”

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“It is so much more important to be accurate

right now because so many families

are struggling,” Alvarez says. “These programs

pretty much impact every aspect of

their lives”.

Going back to school lunches, Alvarez

says, an undercount of children and families

could mean more hunger at a time

when it’s unclear how soon will schools be

able to go back to some kind of “normality”

“If families that have kids that depend

on free and reduced lunch are undercounted,

there will not be as many resources to

make sure they are eating when they go

to school”, Alvarez says. “These are kids

that may not be able to eat at home or bring

money for lunch.”

Legal Aid Society Announces Partnership

to Expand Conservatorship Offerings

NASHVILLE, TN — Legal Aid

Society of Middle Tennessee and the

Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest nonprofit

law firm, announced recently that

it will partner with Nelson Mullins and

the Association of Corporate Counsel

Tennessee Chapter (ACC TN) to provide

assistance for parents and guardians

wishing to seek conservatorship for

young adult family members who have

acute special needs or who are medically

incapacitated.

Conservatorships are established for

people who have been deemed gravely

disabled by the court and lack the ability

to make or communicate significant

responsible decisions concerning their

health or safety for themselves. Under a

conservatorship, a judge appoints a conservator

with the authority and responsibility

to make some or all important

decisions regarding medical care, treatment

care provisions, finances, benefits,

education and living arrangements.

The legal system is designed to protect

citizens’ rights to make decisions

for themselves, including young adults

with profound disabilities or medical

conditions, who are traditionally expected

to make their own financial, educational

and medical decisions when

they turn 18.

“Conservatorships protect the young

adults who are suddenly expected to

make significant life decisions when

they turn 18 but are unable to do so,”

said Norah Rogers, pro bono administrator

for Nelson Mullins. “We are

Norah Rogers Andrae Crismon Stephanie Chambers

very careful not to take away anyone’s

legal rights. Instead, we want to help

the young adults who are incapable of

making those important decisions and

ensure the people who have their best

interests at heart are making them.”

Under Legal Aid’s new partnership,

attorneys will assist in conservatorship

cases for young adult family members

who have acute special needs or who

are medically incapacitated due to severe

autism, nonverbal autism, cerebral

palsy, traumatic brain injuries and chromosomal

conditions. Nelson Mullins’

staff will train members of the ACC TN

and their volunteer pro bono attorneys

on conservatorship proceedings. Once

trained, the attorneys will begin accepting

screened and eligible pro bono cases

from Legal Aid Society.

“We are thrilled to work with Legal

Aid Society and Nelson Mullins in

these cases,” said Stephanie Chambers,

ACC TN Public Interest and Advocacy

Committee Chair. “There are a lot of inhouse

corporate lawyers who want to

help with pro bono cases but don’t have

the opportunity. Cases of conservatorship

are extremely meaningful, and

there is also a clear, paper-driven process

similar to many corporate cases.

It’s the perfect way for our members to

extend a helping hand to those less fortunate.”

“Those struggling just to provide

food and shelter often can’t afford legal

fees — that’s why our organization exists,”

said Andrae Crismon, director of

Legal Aid Society’s Volunteer Lawyers

Program. “We’ve seen young adults

who are mentally disabled but not under

conservatorship being put into housing

facilities, given medication and even

taken advantage of financially, all without

really understanding what is happening.

Parents and guardians want

to protect their loved ones from these

situations, and it’s really special to help

them through that process. Because of

our partnership with the ACC TN and

Nelson Mullins, we’ll be able to help

even more young adults and their families.”

To learn more about this program

or other services offered by Legal Aid

Society, please contact the firm at 800-

238-1443 or visit www.las.org.

Blue Cross Healthy Place Coming to Nashville YMCA

NASHVILLE, TN — The BlueCross

BlueShield of Tennessee Foundation is

bringing a BlueCross Healthy Place to

the Northwest Family YMCA in Nashville.

The YMCA, which opened its doors

in 1971, serves as a community resource

for around 5,000 residents of the North

Nashville and Bordeaux neighborhoods

of Metro Nashville.

The BlueCross Foundation is providing

$5.3 million for the project build

and an additional $1,060,000 in a maintenance

fund, bringing the total investment

to $6,360,000. When complete,

the space’s facilities will be available to

all residents, including those without a

YMCA membership.

“We are immensely grateful for this

transformational grant, and it could

not come at a more pivotal time for our

city,” said Dan Dummermuth, YMCA

of Middle Tennessee president and

CEO. “Although we cannot celebrate

the news in person amidst the pandemic,

this is certainly a powerful reminder

that there are brighter days ahead and

that our community will emerge stronger

with an incredible new resource in

the Bordeaux-North Nashville area.”

Proposed features, based on community

needs, include:

· Water features

· Inclusive play areas for children

ages 2-5 and 5-12

· Challenge course

· Basketball/pickleball courts

· Multi-purpose field

· Walking path

· Adult fitness equipment

· Shade structures

“When our team visited the site, we

saw residents using the existing facilities,

but we realized a BlueCross Healthy

Place could expand offerings and improve

access for community members

in need,” said Roy Vaughn, executive

director of the BlueCross Foundation.

“The project was in development before

COVID-19 hit the U.S., but we know a

day is coming in Nashville when this

updated space will be more important

than ever.”

“There’s no doubt this will be the

most visible health investment in this

community in decades,” added Johari

Matthews, executive director of the

Northwest Family YMCA. “Children,

teens and seniors will be able to engage

in outdoor activity in the same space

at the same time, which is an essential

component in breaking a multi-generational

cycle of health disparities in the

area.”

Construction is tentatively scheduled

to begin later this year. BlueCross

Healthy Place projects are currently

underway in Chattanooga, Kingsport

and at Henry Horton State Park in Chapel

Hill, Tenn. Two BlueCross Healthy

Places opened last year in Memphis and

Huntland.

The BlueCross Foundation will accept

proposals for 2021 funding during

the month of August 2020.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

is a taxpaying, not-for-profit health plan

serving more than 3.5 million members

in Tennessee and around the country.

The Chattanooga-based company was

founded in 1945 and is celebrating its

75th anniversary of bringing peace of

mind to its members and local communities.

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Inc. is an independent licensee of

the BlueCross BlueShield Association.

For more information, visit the company’s

news center at bcbstnews.com.

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ing and soulful singing

with contributions from an

A-list of studio musicians.

His second CD “Pearl

River” included the signature

tune “Pearl River”

that eventually won Song

of the Year at the 2010

Blues Music Awards. Over

the past 10 years Zito has

not only been a band leader,

but part of the group

Royal Southern Brotherhood

with Devon Allman

and Cyril Neville for four

years (2010-2014). He currently

has his own label

and studio in St. Louis, and

says Nashville fans should

know special measures are

being taken for his appearance.

“We’re going to be socially

distancing,” Zito

concludes. “We definitely

want people to come out

and hear the show, but they

(City Winery) are doing

everything to make sure

they’ll be safe, and we’ll do

everything to make them

happy.”

Mike Zito at City Winery,

609 Lafayette Street,

Wednesday night at 6 pm.

Kaleidoscope of Color by James

Threalkill on Display at City Hall

By Ron Wynn

Exciting and charismatic

blues-rock guitarist

Mike Zito didn’t plan

to make his current LP

“Quarantine Blues.” Instead,

his goal was to promote

his acclaimed 2019

release “Rock”Rock N

Roll: A Tribute to Chuck

Berry” on Ruf Records

via a European tour. The

outstanding LP, one of last

year’s finest in any idiom,

contains 20 tunes featuring

21 guest guitarists: Joe

Bonamassa, Walter Trout,

Robben Ford, Sonny Landreth,

Richard Fortus,

Alex Skolnick, Joanna

Connor, Anders Osborne,

Ryan Perry, Ally Venable,

Albert Castiglia, Luther

Dickinson, Jeremiah

Johnson, Tommy Castro,

Tinsley Ellis, Josh Smith,

Kirk Fletcher, Jimmy Vivino,

Kid Andersen. It also

includes Berry’s son Charlie

Berry the 3rd. Zito met

both father and son when

he was working at a music

instrument store with his

drummer. Both periodically

came by the shop.

But the coronavirus/CO-

VID-19 pandemic wiped

out his tour plans.. “That

was really hard,” Zito told

the Tribune this week during

a phone interview.”

We were all pumped for

the tour and then the bottom

fell out.We came back

to St. Louis (his hometown)

and we were just sitting

around, off for three

months. I wanted to keep

the guys working and active,

so we just started doing

some tracks. Before we

knew it, there’s an album.

We wanted to get it to the

fans so we made it available

via download. It’s

proven quite a success, and

a bit of a surprise.”

Zito comes to Nashville

next Wednesday for

a show at the City Winery.

It’s their first live music

event since the pandemic

shut down everything in

March. He will be primarily

spotlighting tunes

from the Berry tribute LP.

“Growing up in St.Louis

it was quite a thrill to get

to meet Chuck, see him

and hear his music,” Zito

continues. “I got to know

him and his family and it’s

a real joy and privilege to

play his tunes.”

Zito’s been a heralded

guitarist and vocalist for

several years. As a teenager

he immersed himself in

the St. Louis music scene.

Zito began getting national

attention in 2008 with the

LP “Today,” which framed

his explosive guitar play-

Special to The Tennessee Tribune by

Murfreesboro Pulse Staff

MURFREESBORO, TN — The Murfreesboro

City Hall Rotunda will host an

exhibit by Murfreesboro painter James

Threalkill through July 23.

A virtual reception for the exhibit,

Kaleidoscope of Color, will take place on

June 12 at 6 p.m. Via Facebook, viewers

will take a virtual tour of the exhibit while

hearing about the art from Threalkill.

Threalkill, a native of Nashville,

earned his way to Vanderbilt University

on a football scholarship. After completing

his degree in fine arts from Peabody

College of Vanderbilt, he returned to the

public housing community of his youth as

an art instructor for the Metro Nashville

Board of Parks and Recreation. He used

his creative skills as an artist and teacher

to develop neighborhood youth art programs

while serving as the community

services director for the Edgehill Center.

Threalkill has worked with the Metro

Nashville Arts Commission, the Tennessee

Arts Commission, and with art students

in South Africa and Colombia.

For more on James Threalkill, visit

facebook.com/jamesthrealkillart. Murfreesboro

City Hall is located at 111 W.

Vine St.

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Nashville Repertory

Theatre Receives Grant

NASHVILLE, TN —

The Shubert Foundation

has awarded a record total

of $32 million to 560 notfor-profit

performing arts

organizations across the

United States.

This marks the 39th

consecutive year that the

Foundation has increased

its giving. “The awards

this year represent a record

number of grants,” said

Diana Phillips, President

of The Shubert Foundation.

“Covid-19 has had a

devastating impact on the

field, creating the greatest

need in the history of

the foundation. We hope

that the general operating

support the foundation

provides will be particularly

meaningful at this

uniquely difficult time.”

The Shubert Foundation is

the nation’s largest funder

dedicated to unrestricted

funding of not-for-profit

theatres, dance companies,

professional theatre

training programs and related

service agencies.

In the midst of the pandemic,

the Shubert Foundation

is more committed

than ever to its support of

the arts. “The Covid-19

crisis has burdened every

one of our 560 grantees

with previously unimaginable

challenges. We want

to help them weather the

storm,” stated Shubert

Foundation Chairman

Philip J. Smith. “To maintain

our 43-year commitment

at this pivotal time

reinforces the foundation’s

singular purpose of supporting

theatre and dance

companies nationwide.”

The Shubert Foundation

is especially interested

in providing support

to professional resident

theatre and dance companies

that develop and produce

new American work.

Nashville Repertory Theatre

has supported the development

of over 60 new

plays through their Ingram

New Works Project, now

entering its 12th year. The

Rep’s most recent virtual

campaign “Postcards from

Quarantine,” featured a

series of original monologues

written by Ingram

alumni playwrights and

performed by local actors.

The theatre plans to continue

online programming

until it is safe to perform

live theatre. “We are truly

grateful for the support of

the Shubert Foundation,

which is undeniably a

leader in the theatre industry,”

says Drew Ogle, the

Rep’s Executive Director.

“This gift will aid Nashville

Rep as we navigate

the COVID pandemic and

move toward reopening.

It benefits not only the institution,

but also the hundreds

of the theatre artists

who are part of the Nashville

Rep family.”

Since 1985, Nashville

Repertory Theatre has been

a critically acclaimed regional

theater, creating the

highest quality professional

productions and serving

as a cultural, educational,

and economic resource

in Nashville and Middle

Tennessee communities.

Nashville Rep produces

work that is designed, built,

and rehearsed in Nashville

by highly skilled actors,

designers, directors, and

technicians. A non-profit

theatre, Nashville Rep is

committed to bringing

classic and contemporary

theatre to Nashville that inspires

empathy and prods

intellectual and emotional

engagement in audiences.

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BET Awards Make Big Splash on New Network

By Ron Wynn

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NASHVILLE, TN —

For anyone concerned that

the BET Awards might not

prove a good fit for broadcast

TV, the show Sunday

night worked quite well on

CBS. Aside from a handful

of expletives deleted, the

broadcast TV verson was

just as cutting edge and provocative

as the cable version.

Considering this was

on a network that’s historically

been the most conservative

of the major ones in

terms of content, Sunday

night’s program hosted by

“Insecure” actress and comedian

Amanda Seales

had plenty of powerful moments,

kicked off by a dynamic

performance from

12-year-old Keedron Bryant.

His song “I Just Wanna

Live’ has become a viral

sensation. That was followed

by an equally vibrant

rendition of “Fight The

Power” from Public Enemy’s

Chuck D and Flavor

Flav, joined by Rapsody.

That was followed by a

monologue from Seals that

was unrelenting in its critiques

of racism and police

misconduct. This was the

evening’s consistent theme,

with the mantra “Our Culture

Can’t Be Canceled”

frequently shown visually.

It was the ceremonies’ 20th

anniversary, and the show

was certainly done in a different

fashion. There was

‘Vanessa Williams

Presents Bubble Kisses’

Book Review

by Terri Schlichenmeyer

You can teach a bird to

sing along with your favorite

songs.

Dogs love to learn new

tricks, if you’ve

got the patience;

cats, too, but that

might take longer.

If you’ve got a pet

pony, you can do

all kinds of things

together, and even

a gerbil or hamster

is fun to play with.

If you’ve got an

aquarium, though,

there’s not a whole

lot of snuggling

going on, and you

can’t walk a guppy

or throw a ball for

it. Still, when people

ask you why you love

your fish, you know the

answer. In “Bubble Kisses”

by Vanessa Williams,

illustrated by Tara Nicole

Whitaker, you’ll know

you’re not alone.

Oh, how she loved her

pet!

Other kids had dogs

that WOOFed and cats that

scratched. They had frogs

and guinea pigs or hamsters

or ponies. Other kids

had regular kinds of pets,

but this little girl had special

pet: she had a goldfish

named Sal.

The thing was, Sal

wasn’t just a fish. She was

a “pal.”

Now, you might think a

The first BET Awards broadcast to ever air on a major

broadcast network (CBS, WTVF-5) Sunday night got off to an

explosive start thanks to a dynamic performance from 12-yearold

Keedron Bryant and his viral hit “I Just Wanna Live.”

no runway or presenters on

the podium, as all the performances

and interviews

were done visually. The

show also continually referenced

both the ongoing protests

happening nationwide

and the number of Blacks

killed by police. Breonna

Taylor, Rayshard Brooks

and George Floyd were cited,

and “Black Lives Matter”

was often heard and

seen.

Other highlights included

Wayne Brady honoring

Little Richard and

Lil’ Wayne paying tribute

to Kobe Bryant. Former

First Lady Michelle Obama

presented Beyonce with the

night’s biggest honor, the

Humanitarian Award. “You

can see it in everything she

does, from her music that

gives voice to Black joy and

fish is not nearly as much

fun as a puppy or a kitten.

You might think that you

can’t play with a fish. A

goldfish isn’t like a bird or

a deer that you watch from

your window but that was

okay. The girl and Sal had

fun, especially when they

played “lots of games together,”

although mostly

pretend ones.

But the biggest reason

she loved Sal, though,

was because Sal gave

the girl “bubble kisses as

she swims in the water.”

Black pain, to her activism

that demands justice for

Black lives,” said Obama.

“And no matter how big the

stages get, I know my girl

isn’t satisfied unless she’s

sharing all that shine she

has with the next generation.”

Beyoncé in turn thanked

the protesters across the

country for supporting the

Black Lives Matter Movement.

“Your voices are being

heard and you’re proving

to our ancestors that

their struggles were not in

vain,” said the singer. “I encourage

you to take action,

to continue to change. We

have to vote like our lives

depend on it, because it

does,” she added. The show

aired on WTF-5 locally and

ran just a couple of minutes

over three hours.

Sometimes in her dreams,

the little girl swam like

a mermaid with Sal, and

they visited other mermaids

for those “delicious”

bubble kisses. She thought

it was sad that from other

“people’s lives such things

are missing,” but she was

lucky.

She had Sal, right by

her bedside. All night long.

There is one very important

thing parents need

to know about “Bubble

Kisses,” and it’s in two

parts: as a book, this is really

a no-go. It’s repetitive

and not very interesting to

read. But as a book-withaccompanying

CD, it’s

stellar and your preschooler

will adore it.

Indeed, this book itself

is mostly a vehicle for author

Vanessa Williams’

song, which follows the

words in this book identically

– meaning, basically,

that when your child requests

it, you’ll be required

to read song lyrics aloud.

So many “bub-bub-bubbub-bubble”

recitations

might make you want to

call it a day and head for

the shower.

But then, breathe

deep and remember

that you’re not

a 2-year-old. Williams’

words are

perfect for sillysinging,

and the

bouncy, light, supermemorable

song

is one your toddler

will warble everywhere,

all the time.

With book-in-hand

– and it’ll be in their

hands often – kids can sing

and follow along as you

both admire the adorable

artwork by Tara Nicole

Whitaker.

Just beware that this

isn’t a one-and-done book.

It’s going to be repeatedly

requested and you might

get an earworm from it.

Still, just one round of

“Bubble Kisses” and your

toddler-to-preschooler will

sing its praises.

By Vanessa Williams, illustrated

by Tara Nicole

Whitaker, c.2020, Sterling,

32 pages + CD

“Insecure” actress and comedian Amanda Seales was a great choice for the host, as she

alternated between spicy monologues and pointed references to ongoing protests against

police misconduct and social justice.

Re-scan Deadline for

WNPT Approaches

By Tribune Staff

By Ron Wynn

NASHVILLE, TN — The streaming

service Hulu has become the latest outlet

to make an adjustment in its programming

schedule to respond to changing times and

heightened sensibilities. The service announced

on Variety and other entertainment

sites that they were removing an episode

of “The Golden Girls” that contained

a scene in blackface. “Mixed Blessings,”

episode 23 in season 3 of the sitcom, aired

in 1988. In the episode, Michael (Scott Jacoby),

the son of Dorothy (Bea Arthur),

plans to wed a much older Black woman,

Lorraine (Rosalind Cash). Dorothy is critical

of their age difference and Lorraine’s

family disapproves of their daughter marrying

a white man, so the two families attempt

to stop the marriage.

Lorraine’s family arrives as Rose (Betty

White) and Blanche (Rue McClanahan)

are testing out a new mud face treatment.

The two greet the family with their masks

still on, saying to them “This is mud on

our faces, we’re not really Black.” This

NASHVILLE, TN —

Nashville public TV station

WNPT-8 is moving

to a new frequency. While

anyone who gets the station

via cable or satellite

won’t be affected, there remain

a lot of viewers who

still use traditional antennas.

Anyone who is getting

the station that way needs

to rescan their televisions

on July 3 (Friday) to continue

receiving the station.

Once that’s done, NPT will

remain at its usual channel

numbers: 8.1 (NPT), 8.2

(NPT2) and 8.3 (NPT3)

PBS The FCC held an auction

in 2017 to reallocate

TV broadcast airwaves for

wireless internet broadband

services.

Now thousands of stations

are required to move

frequencies to make room

for wireless internet carriers.

NPT has to install a

new broadcast antenna to

comply with this order, so

they’ll be making a temporary

move to a lower-power

antenna. Next, during

the installation of NPT’s

new permanent antenna,

the broadcast signal will

be reduced for 4 to 5 weeks

to ensure the safety of the

construction workers.

Thus, viewers who use an

antenna and cannot receive

NPT’s signal on July 3 (or

after), will need to rescan

once the new broadcast

antenna has been installed

and is operating at fullpower.

Viewers should also

note that many of NPT’s

programs are also available

online at the time of

broadcast. More details

and regular updates about

NPT’s frequency change

can be found at wnpt.org/

rescan.“We’ve been a part

of the Middle Tennessee

community for more than

50 years, and we know

our viewers rely on us for

information, education,

performance, drama and

— so critical these days

— the most trusted, valued

educational programs to

be found anywhere,” said

Kevin Crane, NPT’s president/CEO

in discussing

this move.

“Our goal is to make

this transition as easy as

possible for our viewers

to ensure they can keep

watching the programs

they love, such as Masterpiece,

NOVA and our

own Tennessee Crossroads

and Volunteer Gardener

series,” Crane continued.

“And, viewers who haven’t

rescanned their TVs recently

may discover TV

channels they didn’t even

know they were missing.”

Hulu Removes Potentially

Offensive Episode

The streaming service Hulu avoided a potentially messy situation by choosing to remove an

episode of “The Golden Girls” from its lineup of daily repeats. The 1988 episode featured a portion

of the show with its actresses in blackface.

follows last week’s decision by The Office”

creator Greg Daniels to edit out of

a repeat a controversial scene. Daniels

confirmed that a scene from the episode

“Dwight Christmas,” in which a character

is in blackface, had been edited out. “30

Rock” creator Tina Fey has asked for multiple

episodes of the show to be removed

from streaming services for having characters

in blackface, and both Netflix and

Hulu have removed the “Advanced Dungeons

& Dragons” episode of “Community.”

In addition, Hulu has removed three

episodes of “Scrubs” and Netflix took the

entire series “Little Britain” off of their

platform for having blackface scenes.

This comes on the heels of several

white voice actors saying they would no

longer voice Black characters, and both

Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel apologizing

for past actions. Fallon had appeared

in a “Saturday Night Live” skit in

blackface imitating Chris Rock. Kimmel

had done skits in which he imitated the

voices of Snoop Dogg and former NBA

star Karl Malone.

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BASEBALL MIGHT STILL

HAPPEN IN NASHVILLE

SPORTS VIEW

Bubba Wallace

NASCAR’s New Symbol

of Inclusion and Diversity

By Ron Wynn

NASHVILLE, TN — Like most

minor league teams, the Nashville

Sounds have been idle all summer

with the major league season suspended.

Now the players and owners

have agreed on a 60-game MLB season,

but nothing has been resolved

regarding the minor leagues. However

Nashville baseball fans may

still get to some games this year.

Last week it was announced that the

Sounds were working in conjunction

with MLB to have a weekly series

of games involving potential free

agents either in Triple-A or on major

league rosters last year.

According to Sounds general

manager Adam Nuse, there would

be a 32-44 game season. There

would be two teams playing here,

with rosters of either 20 or 30 players.

These players would also serve

as a taxi squad for any big league

team that suddenly had an opening.

The teams would play games

every Thursday through Sunday at

First Horizon Park. Nuse told USA

Today Tennessee that players would

be paid $400 a week by the Sounds.

If any team signed a player off the

Sounds roster then that team would

pay the Sounds a fee. Nuse added

that the park would be open to fans

at 25 percent capacity (roughly

2,500 people). Tickets would start at

$10 and be sold in cluster of up to six.

He also said proper social distancing

protocols would be followed. The

one sticking point in this is that the

health department has approved the

plan whenever Phase 4 goes into effect.

However late last week Mayor

Cooper put the brakes on further reopening,

keeping the city in Phase 3

for the time being. Nuse said discussions

are going about finding possible

host family options to help players

with housing and that Vanderbilt

has offered to help monitor the players’

health.

Titans Add Three New Staff Members

By Ron Wynn

NASHVILLE, TN — The Tennessee

Titans added three new

members to their front office staff

last week, including one with a distinguished

local background who

had been working for the NFL.

Adolpho Birch III will become

the Titans Senior Vice President/

Business Affairs and Chief Legal

Officer. He had previously been

the Senior Vice President - Labor

Policy & League Affairs for the

NFL. His father A.A. Birch, Jr.

was a legal pioneer in Nashville for

many years. He was not only the

first Black chief justice of the Tennessee

Supreme Court, but the first

judge to serve at every level of the

judiciary in the state. After he finished

a lengthy and distinguished

career, the city named a courthouse

after him.

Adolpho Birch worked with the

NFL for 24 years in multiple roles.

His various jobs covered such areas

as labor negotiations, government

relations, sports betting, employee

development and drug testing. He

also did outreach for the league

with various officials at the federal,

state and local level regarding

everything from FCC regulations

to the NFL’s tax status and youth

concussion laws. Another job saw

Birch directing the league’s player

development efforts, working on

programs to support player and

employee off-field success as well

as many other areas from finance

to medical and post-career development.

He’s set to begin with the

Titans next month.

Surf Melendez is the team’s

Creative Director, the first time

the Titans have ever had anyone

in that position. He spent the previous

six years with the Miami

Dolphins in a variety of jobs. Dan

Werly is their new General Counsel.

Werly served last year as General

Counsel for Nashville Soccer

Club. Last month the Titans

made another management move,

elevating Burke Nihill to the role

of team President/CEO. He takes

over for Steve Underwood who retired

from that position.

By Ron Wynn

At 26 and in his second

year as the only fulltime

Black driver on NASCAR’s

top circuit, Bubba Wallace

has emerged over the last

three weeks as both the embodiment

of change and a

very controversial figure.

Wallace called for the banning

of the Confederate flag

at NASCAR events, something

the organization did in

a move that surprised many

veteran observers of the

sport. Since its beginnings,

stock car racing’s primary

audience has been working

class Southern whites, many

with right-wing leanings

and either family connections

to or sympathies with

the Confederacy. For over

its 72-year tenure, only one

Black man has ever even

won a race, Wendell Scott.

Scott was NASCAR’s first

Black driver and competed

in 495 races over his 13-

year career.

Though he won a Grand

National Series race before

the title was changed to

the present day Cup series,

that 1963 race at Speedway

Park in Jacksonville, Fla.

became infamous because

of the treatment Scott received

after winning. He

was essentially shunned

and ignored. Scott battled

overt racism throughout

his career, though he had

more problems with officials

than with fellow drivers.

NASCAR tried to make

amends for their treatment

by posthumously inducting

Scott into their Hall of

Fame in 2015. His life story

was dramatized in the film

“Greased Lightning” that

starred Richard Pryor, and

a street in his hometown of

Danville, Virginia is named

after him.

But historically only

eight Blacks have ever

started at least one NAS-

CAR race. Wallace drives

the number 43 Chevrolet

Camaro ZL1 1LE for Richard

Petty Motorsports. The

fact he’s driving on a team

headed by the most famous

personality in NASCAR

history, coupled with him

being its only Black driver,

already ensured Wallace

would be under a lot of

scrutiny. But things have

really accelerated in that department

over the last three

weeks, particularly after an

incident at Talladega when

one of his crew members

spotted a noose hanging in

the garage. That led to all

40 other NASCAR drivers

rallying behind Wallace

in a show of support, and

NASCAR pledging to permanently

ban whoever had

done it.

Then an FBI investigation

declared there was no

hate crime or intent behind

it, even though it just happened

to have been left in

the one garage occupied

by the circuit’s lone Black

driver. Supposedly it had

been there over a year, and

was just a pull rope twisted

into a noose. Wallace later

spoke out saying he was

glad the FBI had investigated,

and that he’d had serious

concerns about his safety.

Right-wing press types accused

him of deliberately

staging the scene to get publicity.

Wallace’s track record

hasn’t been great, but he finished

second at last year’s

Daytona 500 and 3rd at the

Brickyard 500 held at the

hallowed Indy race track.

He says he has no intentions

of backing down or

not speaking out because

of the incident. He finished

14th at Talladega, and a

small group of Black fans

rushed the fence afterwards

and cheered for him. He

also got strong public support

from team owner Petty,

who made his first visit to

a NASCAR race since the

pandemic temporarily shut

down the sport in March.

“Ever since I’ve been

speaking out, I haven’t

been thinking about my

sponsors,” Wallace told the

Associated Press recently.

“I’ve been thinking about

me being a human being

and standing up for what’s

right. I would hope that

sponsors would see that and

back me up on that. It’s not

like I wanted to be in this

position or asked to be in

this position,” he added. “It

just kind of happened.” Wallace

knows he’s attracted

the ire of some old guard

NASCAR types, angry they

can’t wave or display their

rebel flags any longer. It

will be quite instructive to

follow him the remainder

of the season and see if any

other incidents occur, and

whether he will be able to

gain his first win. A couple

of victories are all he needs

to become not only a symbol

NASCAR has moved into

the 21st century, but an indication

they may also have a

new star on their hands.

Nashville SC Set to Play in Chicago July 8

By Ron Wynn

NASHVILLE, TN — Nashville SC

now knows their first opponent in the

MLS is Back Tournament that will be

held in Orlando. They’ll face the Chicago

Fire FC on July 8 at 9:30 p.m.

on a game that will air on both ESPN

and ESPN Deportes. The tournament

resembles World Cup play with Nashville

SC one of six teams in Group A.

Head Coach Gary Smith knows that if

you can get a win in the first game, it

eases a lot of pressure regarding your

chances to move on to the next round.

“Our challenge will be to get off

to a good start,” Smith said last week

on the team’s website. “If you watch

any of the big tournaments you know

it will be ringing in everybody’s ears

when we get down there: if you can

just get off to a good start, you got a

real good chance of progressing. You

hear it many times in in Euro Championships

or World Cup and that’s what

we’ll be fighting for: get points under

our belt.” There’s also an interesting

subplot in that Nashville SC captain

Dax McCarthy will be facing his old

team. McCarthy was traded to Nashville

SC at the end of last season.

“I’m obviously excited to play

against my former club,” he said. “Going

from assuming that we weren’t

playing them at all this year because

we were in the West and now playing

them in this tournament because we’re

in the East, I think that is just a perfect

microcosm of just what this whole year

in 2020 has been like. Just complete

unpredictability across the board.”

The two teams had a preseason

friendly match in February, one that

the Chicago Fire won. Nashville SC

hopes to change that outcome next

week. Nashville SC’s other opponents

will be Philadelphia Union and Chicago

Fire FC in the group stage. The

top two clubs in their group will advance

to the knockout stage, as well as

the top four third-place clubs across all

groups.

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Atlanta Law Firm Now Accepting COVID-19 Cases

for Nursing Homes and Long-Term Care Facilities

ATLANTA, GA — (GLOBE

NEWSWIRE) -- Nursing homes and

long-term care facilities in Georgia and

throughout the U.S. continue to battle

the coronavirus (COVID-19) and protect

their residents and staff from exposure

to this potentially deadly virus. In

response to this ongoing crisis, Scholle

Law, a respected Atlanta personal injury

and accident law firm for over 20

years, recently announced that they are

now taking nursing home injury and

death cases resulting from COVID-19

in Georgia.

“Scholle Law is dedicated to help

serve families who have lost loved ones

in care homes from COVID-19 during

this challenging time,” says Charles

Scholle, founder of Scholle Law.

The novel coronavirus has already

taken a devastating toll on Georgia nursing

homes and long-term care facilities,

especially in rural parts of the state. An

estimated 40% of Georgia’s COVID-19

B5

deaths have been residents in long-term

care facilities, according to data from

the Georgia Department of Community

Health and the Georgia Department of

Public Health.

Failure to adhere to the strict guidelines

laid out by the Georgia Department

of Public Health is considered negligence

and these facilities may be held

liable if a patient contracts COVID-19.

“It’s vital that victims of nursing

home abuse or negligence, or the family

members who lost a loved one in a

nursing home death, act immediately to

seek legal advice,” says Scholle. “Nursing

home companies are moving swiftly

to protect themselves against lawsuits.

Time is not on your side.”

If you or a loved one were the victim

of nursing home abuse or neglect in

Georgia, schedule your free consultation

with Atlanta injury lawyer Charles

Scholle today.

Are 700 COVID-19 Contact Tracers Enough?

By Peter White

NASHVILLE, TN — At a press briefing last week,

Governor Lee talked about efforts his administration is taking

in Chattanooga to test more Hispanics because of a recent

spike in cases there.

He was asked why the state has hired just 700 contract

tracers when public health experts estimate the state needs

about 2,000.

“We just had the highest day of case that we have had

since the pandemic began. There is a genuine understanding

that COVID-19 is a serious public health crisis for our state.

And we take it seriously every single day,” Lee said.

Tennessee Health Commissioner Lisa Piercey confirmed

the state has 700 contact tracers. Their job is to find out from

each new person who tests positive for COVID-19 how

many people they may have infected and to contact them.

“One of the metrics that we’ve been watching very closely

is how many contacts per case,” Piercey said. When the

pandemic first hit, she said the figure was 2 or 3; now it is

7 or 8.

“The Department of Health only tracks active cases,”

she said. Institutions like prisons and nursing homes have

their own embedded contact tracers. The state has hired

two private agencies to do contact tracing and a third will

be added later.

“We are able to keep up but it is something that’s on

our radar,” Piercey said.

Since there is no cure, states are left with mitigation

efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus. As economies

open up, several states have seen their cases spike

and testing along with contract tracing is key to fighting

the disease effectively.

Health experts say the most important thing is to track

contacts within 48 hours after a person tests positive. The

risk of not doing enough tracing or testing is the loss of

containment and the pandemic will re-emerge with a vengeance.

A second wave is hitting Florida, Texas, and South

Carolina. Recently, the highest number of new cases has

been reported in Nevada, Arizona, California, and Tennessee.

New York has 9,600 contact tracers. As of last week,

New York is averaging 695 new daily cases. New York

can trace that many new infections within 48 hours. Arizona

has just 100 contact tracers and an average of 1,740

new cases every day. Arizona would need 8,700 people to

trace all the new cases within 48 hours.

The Washington Post reported last week that state

public health officials estimated in late April they needed

about $4.8 billion to hire and train 100,000 workers for

contact tracing. Some health experts say the number is

closer to 300,000. In any case, the U.S., like it dawdled

with testing, is moving too slowly.

A NPR survey found the number of contact tracers has

tripled in the past six weeks, from 11,142 to 37,110, but the

total is nowhere near the 100,000 needed.

Diversity in Chemistry Professor’s Lab Creates

Opportunity, Explores Clues to Alzheimer’s

By Amy Wolf

Vanderbilt

A Vanderbilt chemistry

professor is living

proof of the power

of experiencing STEM

(science, technology, engineering

and math) education

early. Renã Robinson,

associate professor

of chemistry, has been

immersed in science-related

activities and classes

since she was a child.

Today she is leading a

diverse lab of researchers,

using chemistry to uncover

clues surrounding

Alzheimer’s disease.

“Sometimes you can’t

be what you can’t see. So

for many students it can

be hard for them to aspire

to be scientists if they

don’t have a role model.

I’m working to help

change that,” said Robinson,

who is the Dorothy

J. Wingfield Phillips

Chancellor’s Faculty Fellow.

Phillips was the first

African American female

in Vanderbilt history to

receive an undergraduate

degree, which she earned

in chemistry.

“It is especially poignant

to me that I get to

serve in that chair,” Robinson

said.

Robinson benefited

from camps and afterschool

programs focused

on math and science at

a young age. But she laments

that those opportunities

were not offered to

all of her classmates.

“When I was in elementary

school, I was

bussed from my neighborhood

to a predominately

white school. I noticed

stark differences in

the quality of education.

And even though I was

only a child, I wrote a letter

to my superintendent

about it,” Robinson said.

In high school Robinson’s

job as a consultant at

a department store makeup

counter gave her an

opportunity to find practical

application to chemistry.

During high school

she also was invited to an

intensive summer-long

program in another state.

“It was in an environment

that was specifically

for African American,

Native American and

Hispanic students. We did

accelerated math and science

the whole summer,

and it was so fun,” she

recalled. However, Robinson

was keenly aware

that she benefited from

programs, camps and role

models that others in her

neighborhood did not.

That’s why Robinson

has made it a mission

to expand and replicate

STEM programs. She’s

doing this in partnership

with NOBCChE, the largest

U.S. network of African

American chemists

and chemical engineers,

and the American Chemical

Society.

“Our solution focuses

on expanding successful

existing projects, like

hands-on science training,

holistic mentorship

for students and families,

and teacher trainings,”

she said.

At Vanderbilt, Robinson

focuses on giving

opportunities to students

who might not have had

representative mentors

before coming to college.

“For us, it’s been very

important to ensure that

we have a diverse group

of researchers on our

team, and it has made

a world of difference in

helping to attract and recruit

other students from

diverse backgrounds to

be a part of the work that

we’re doing,” she said.

Robinson and her husband,

who works in technology,

are bringing a

love of STEM to their two

young children.

“I’ve been able to go to

schools and do outreach

with my kids’ classes, and

just the joy that they have

in being able to help lead

the demonstrations—it’s

amazing to see how excited

they are about science,”

Robinson said.

Robinson’s research

uses analytical chemistry

to examine brain proteins

to find clues around

the memory-robbing Alzheimer’s

disease and

why it’s more prevalent

among African American

and Latinx communities.

“Right now African

Americans have two

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to three times the incidence

of Alzheimer’s disease

than non-Hispanic

whites,” she said.

Robinson’s lab is one

of only a few groups using

chemistry to examine

racial disparities in Alzheimer’s

in this way.

“We’re looking at

proteins that come from

people of different racial

backgrounds that have the

disease or that don’t to analyze

similarities and differences

in the proteins,”

she said. “We’re getting

a lot of insight from these

kinds of experiments.”

To truly understand

and fight diseases, Robinson

said, it’s imperative

that more underrepresented

minorities are involved

in research and clinical

trials.

“When you look at

clinical trials for drugs,

especially for those that

have been in development

for Alzheimer’s disease

and other major diseases,

most research has been

done in a majority population,”

she said. “That

needs to change.”

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Dr. Kerwin Scott: The Power of Potential

By Ashley Benkarski

NASHVILLE, TN — Many people have their lives

planned out early on and find themselves in unexpected

circumstances, treading paths they never would have considered.

For Kerwin Scott, that plan was a future in marine biology,

a passion nurtured with career-based programs at Vincent

High School of Agricultural Sciences in Milwaukee,

Wisconsin.

While making decisions for college, a friend suggested

Scott to pursue medicine--it would be much easier to work

with humans than with the extensive diversity of marine

life. But he had no doctors in his family, he said, and didn’t

know any personally, so he enrolled in the Marine Corps

where he worked as a tax preparer and motor vehicle operator

in Camp Lejuene, N.C. after high school graduation.

Between the hustle of training and military duties he’d

think about his friend’s words. So he decided to “shoot for

the stars” after he left the Corps in 2002.

But science wasn’t his only passion--he also harbored

a love for basketball and wanted to play for Duke University’s

Blue Devils. Since he’d been out of school for four

years he was exempt from taking the ACT/SAT tests for

college admission but thought he wouldn’t get a scholarship

substantial enough to cover tuition and other expenses

right off the bat. He needed an affordable undergraduate

option that would allow him to hone his skills in biology

and basketball to get him to Duke’s campus.

At the behest of a friend from his time in the Corps he

tried out for (and made) North Carolina’s University of Mt.

Olive basketball team, but he struggled with keeping his

grades up and was put on academic probation, ultimately

leaving the school and moving back to Milwaukee to figure

out what he would do next.

The answer came to him as he was dropping off his

cousin at Lane College in Jackson, Tenn. As an HBCU,

Lane offered him a space where he was understood and

supported, and no longer in the minority. He began work

in 2006 at the West Tennessee Center for Oral and Facial

Surgery in Jackson, where he’s still employed, and at the

Social Security Administration in Memphis in 2010 where

he worked until 2015.

Lane was also where he met his future wife, Carjamin,

who holds a doctorate in education from Lipscomb University.

When he saw her at a barbeque, he knew right away

Dr. Kerwin Scott, Sr. stands with his daughter and fellow Meharry students to rally in solidarity against police brutality at the

school’s campus June 5. Photo courtesy of Akhenjah Photography.

she was the one he’d spend the rest of his life with. “She

was just different,” he said. They dated for two years before

marrying, and they now have two children; Kerwin Jr., 2,

and Channing, 6.

Scott graduated from Lane Magna Cum Laude with

a cumulative GPA of 3.7 and was awarded the MV Lynx

Black Medical Society award for outstanding academic

achievement and volunteer service while he studied there.

He changed course from cardiology to dentistry, enrolling

at Meharry’s College of Dentistry where he graduated

earlier this year. During his time there Dr. Scott was involved

in numerous volunteer efforts including Meharry’s

Oral Health Day, which provides community members oral

care and other preventative health programs offered through

partnering organizations such as Remote Area Medical.

Dr. Scott and his family will be moving to Florida this

year, as he’s secured a residency at the University of Florida-Gainesville’s

Periodontology Department.

He plans to establish a private practice in Memphis to

help the community once he’s finished his residency.

Though it’s been a long, winding journey of what Scott

initially thought of as coincidences, he said he’s sure this

is the path he should be walking. “It was God,” he said. “It

was complete strangers sometimes” who would appear in

his life and direct him, knowingly or not, to the path he’s

on now.

For anyone feeling unmotivated, unsure of themselves,

or struggling to walk in their truth, Scott has one piece of

advice: Don’t underestimate the power of your potential.

Dr. Caldwell Issues Public Health Order Requiring Use of Facial Coverings

NASHVILLE, TN — Dr. Michael

Caldwell, Director of the Metro Public

Health Department has issued Public

Health Order 8 that mandates the use

of facial coverings or masks. The Order

took effect, Monday, June 29 at

12:01 a.m.

“Face coverings help slow the

spread of COVID-19 and save lives,”

said Mayor John Cooper. “The health

of our community requires every

Nashvillian to do their part. While our

testing capacity continues to grow, the

coronavirus remains a largely invisible

threat. So, it’s vital that all who live

and work in Davidson County maintain

healthy habits.”

Masks/face coverings must be worn

when in indoor and outdoor public

spaces but are not required in the following

settings and circumstances:

By any child aged 12 years or

younger. Any child younger than two

years old must not wear a face covering

because of risk of suffocation. Parents

and caregivers must supervise the

use of face masks by children to avoid

misuse.

In outdoor public spaces unless

maintaining a physical distance of six

feet from persons who are not members

of the same household or residence

is not feasible;

While engaged in outdoor work or

recreation, such as swimming, walking,

hiking, bicycling, or running, unless

maintaining a physical distance

of six feet from persons who are not

members of the same household or residence

is not feasible;

By those who cannot medically tolerate

wearing a face covering. No person

declining to wear a face covering

because of a medical condition shall be

required to produce verifying medical

documentation;

Within one’s own or another’s motor

vehicle, provided the vehicle is not

being used for public transportation or

a vehicle for hire;

Within educational institutions,

public and private K-12 schools, private

colleges and universities, trade

schools, post-secondary, and technical

colleges, provided K-12 schools comply

with the conditions in Nashville

Plan: A Framework for a Safe, Efficient

and Equitable Return to School,

as outlined at https://news.mnps.

org/nashvilles-plan-for-reopeningschools/;

By those working alone in separate

office spaces or in non-public workplaces

that have more than adequate

area for social distancing based on

the size of and number of people in

the space (either indoors or outdoors).

Such persons must be prepared to wear

a face covering when interacting with

others in groups of 6 or more persons

or in groups of any size where social

distancing of more than six (6) feet

cannot be consistently maintained;

When wearing a face covering poses

a safety risk or security risk. “Safety

risk” includes, but is not limited to,

where wearing a face covering may

pose a risk to persons working on ladders

or at height, wearing other respiratory

protection, engaging in heavy

physical exertion, operating heavy

equipment, or operating in an environment

where a face covering hinders

communications. “Security risk” includes,

but is not limited to, an activity

or transaction where establishing the

identity of the customer or employee is

important. However, employers are encouraged

to structure work to promote

social distancing and limit close contact

as much as possible within workplaces

where Face Coverings may pose

such risks;

When eating or drinking in public

at a restaurant, bar, or other food or

beverage establishment;

While in a place of worship. Places

of worship are strongly encouraged to

follow the health guidelines in paragraph

3 of Governor Lee’s Executive

Order No. 38, issued on May 22, 2020;

and

While in a building or indoor space

owned, managed, or leased by the

State of Tennessee or federal government.

The Metropolitan Board of Health

voted at a specially called meeting Friday,

June 26 for Dr. Caldwell and the

Metro Public Health Department to

develop a Public Health Order mandating

facial coverings be worn when

in public.

This comes at a time when Nashville

and Tennessee have seen a recent

increase in COVID-19 cases.

Board members gave Dr. Caldwell

and the department discretion over the

details of the Order, such as differing

requirements for indoor versus outdoor

usage and the incorporation of

appropriate social distancing in lieu of

face coverings.

The Board expressed support for

mandating masks as a preferred alternative

to reverting to previous

phases of Metro’s response to the CO-

VID pandemic. Previous requirements

closed many sectors of the economy

entirely, and limited the operations of

others below levels that are currently

allowed in Phase 3 of the city’s phased

re-opening plan.

According to the Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention (CDC),

cloth masks are helpful in limiting the

spread of the Coronavirus that causes

COVID-19, especially for those who

are infected with virus but do not exhibit

symptoms.

For more information visit the CO-

VID19.nashville.gov website.

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Should We Read the Bible as a Legal

Brief or as an Invitation to Live in God’s Story?

By Mike Cope

John Mark Hicks, “Searching for the

Pattern: My Journey in Interpreting the Bible,”

Independently published, 2019, 246 pages.

While I like travel shows of places I

haven’t been, I especially love the episodes

that focus on the places I have

seen.

For me, reading John Mark Hicks’

Searching for the Pattern: My Journey

in Interpreting the Bible, was like the

latter. In many ways, the book parallels

my own journey of discovering

what the Bible is (and is not) and what

it means to be “a people of the book.”

I remember entering classes at

Harding University in the mid-1970s,

eager to study the Bible in the original

languages. Both in my upbringing

in Missouri and my university

years, there was a quest to help the

church conform to what we thought

was a blueprint in Scripture. It was a

heady process —wading through the

commands, examples and necessary

inferences of Scripture to reproduce

the New Testament church. I brimmed

with confidence and certainty.

But for Hicks, and for many of us,

there were cracks in the wall of certainty.

First, we learned there were other

groups who claimed to be “Back to the

Bible” people. Apparently, that wasn’t

unique. And it turned out, we didn’t

have the copyright on “the Bible says

it, I believe it, that settles it.”

Second, we came to realize that our

approach to reading Scripture was naive.

We couldn’t just scientifically read

Scripture and then put it into practice.

The Bible had to be — of course — interpreted.

And to many honest Christfollowers,

some of our rules for discerning

the blueprint just didn’t make

sense.

I remember hearing sermons

against humming and against clapping

during the assembly. We dared

not question that at the time because

we were following our rules of command,

example and necessary inference.

We thought we were consistently

being silent where the Bible is silent

and speaking where the Bible speaks.

Largely through a careful reading

of how authors of biblical books read

Scripture themselves, Hicks learned

Mike Cope

to read from a different perspective.

“Over the years,” he writes, “I have

slowly shifted from reading Scripture

as a legal brief designed to provide

a specific blueprint for organizing a

church to reading Scripture as a story

into which we are invited to participate

in the mission of God by imitating

God.”

I love the perspective from which

Hicks writes. He says in the beginning,

“I hope you will hear my adoration for

God, my respect for Scripture, and my

love for the church in these pages.”

And one can’t help but hear just that.

This isn’t a book condemning others.

Rather, it builds on the truths that were

passed along to him in full appreciation

of their lives.

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I love the way he illustrates the

importance of moving from an interpretive

method that is obsessed with

reproducing a blueprint to one that

is focused on the trinitarian love and

work of God. Hicks teaches us to think

theologically with the story of God’s

work through Jesus by the power of

the Spirit at the center. He guides us to

a faith where the ultimate goal is to be

transformed into the image of Christ

rather than to master a book. (I suggest

buying the book just for the few pages

about baptism in the appendix alone.)

I highly recommend “Searching

for the Pattern” for leadership teams,

adult classes and small groups. It’s also

great for personal reading. As issues

keep popping up in our churches, often

bringing division, it is helpful to pull

back and ask larger questions about

what the Bible is and how we are to be

guided by it.

I look forward to more from Hicks.

Specifically, I’d like to see him flesh

out more fully what he practices and

teaches about reading Scripture faithfully

in community through discernment.

I hope he’ll provide us with more

valuable examples of what reading

scripture with the Gospel at the center

of the interpretive process looks like.

Mike Cope preached for 35 years for

Churches of Christ in North Carolina,

Arkansas and Texas. He serves as

director of ministry outreach for Pepperdine

University in Malibu, Calif.,

and directs Harbor, the Pepperdine

Bible Lectures.

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Faith & Religion

Nashville Church of Christ Grows Digital Missions Without Borders

NASHVILLE, TN — Over the past

two years, Nashville Church of Christ has

consciously moved into the 21st Century,

extending the reach of the church’s ministries

through technology. Two significant

digital platforms, Aggos and Harbinger

Theological Seminary, have emerged out

of the church’s mission to be the leading

resource church to the worldwide Churches

of Christ.

Aggos is the first cloud-based software

platform solely dedicated to the mission

work of the global Churches of Christ. It

is a “digital mission without borders” with

7,500+ churches in the directory, with active

members who reside in 124 countries.

The online platform connects churches

and members across the world as a place

for discussions, interactions, and conversations.

Members can talk about how the

churches are doing around the world and

how churches can better support the work

of evangelism and missions. Additionally,

online Bible studies and one worship

service are offered each week. Aggos is a

safe and curated digital community that

allows and encourages the fellowship of

ideas and values of each Church of Christ

member. The growing platform saw more

than 300,000 online interactions in January,

February, March, and the first week

of April. The platform is free and can be

accessed through https://aggos.com.

Harbinger Theological Seminary

offers open enrollment for numerous

Certifications in Christian Counseling,

Christian Apologetics, Multicultural Missions,

Bible in the Contemporary World,

New Testament and Hermeneutical Studies,

and Church Leadership. A Masters

and Doctoral level of scholarly studies is

part of Harbinger’s strategic plan for the

future. Thirty Online Modules, of sevenweeks

each, are scheduled for the remainder

of the year beginning in June 2020.

Everyone is welcome to enroll. As a ministry

of the Nashville Church of Christ,

there is currently no tuition cost or fee to

attend the Certification Programs offered

by Harbinger Theological Seminary. The

only cost presently to the student is the

purchase of materials and textbooks needed

for the courses.

Harbinger Certifications are leading

edge and designed for professionals who

want to impact their communities and the

world while improving their performance

by mastering today’s most essential skills.

Certification Programs are perfect for

non-traditional students who are juggling

multiple roles and find it difficult or impossible

to enroll in a traditional degree

program that could take several years to

complete. Additional information is available

at https://harbingertheologicalseminary.org.

For more information about Nashville

Church of Christ and its ministries, please

visit https://nashvillechurchofchrist.org.

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Foreclosures & Legals

CONTINUED TO PAGE B10

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE S SALE

WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of

the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust

dated April 30, 2019, executed by WADE ALDRIDGE,

BRIANNA ENGLE, conveying certain real property therein

described to MID-STATE TITLE & ESCROW INC.,

as Trustee, as same appears of record in the Register’s

Office of Davidson County, Tennessee recorded May 1,

2019, at Instrument Number 20190501-0040357; and

WHEREAS, the beneficial interest of said Deed of Trust

was last transferred and assigned to Blackstone Residential

Operating Partnership LP who is now the owner of

said debt; and WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin

TN, PLLC, having been appointed as Substitute Trustee

by instrument to be filed for record in the Register’s Office

of Davidson County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE,

notice is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has

been declared due and payable, and that the undersigned,

Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee

or his duly appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty

and authority vested and imposed upon said Substitute

Trustee will, on July 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Davidson

County Historic Courthouse, Nashville, Tennessee,

proceed to sell at public outcry to the highest and best

bidder for cash or certified funds ONLY, the following described

property situated in Davidson County, Tennessee,

to wit: LAND IN DAVIDSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE,

BEING LOT NO. 200 ON THE PLAN OF BEL-AIR, SEC-

TION TWO OF RECORD IN PLAT BOOK 2900, PAGE

30, IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE FOR DAVIDSON

COUNTY, TENNESSEE, TO WHICH PLAN REFER-

ENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE COMPLETE

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY. Parcel ID: 107 05

0 191.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of

the property is believed to be 818 PATRICIA DR, NASH-

VILLE, TN 37217. In the event of any discrepancy between

this street address and the legal description of the

property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT

OWNER(S): WADE ALDRIDGE, BRIANNA ENGLE

OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: The sale of the abovedescribed

property shall be subject to all matters shown

on any recorded plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive

covenants, easements or set-back lines that may be

applicable; any prior liens or encumbrances as well as

any priority created by a fixture filing; and to any matter

that an accurate survey of the premises might disclose.

This property is being sold with the express reservation

that it is subject to confirmation by the lender or Substitute

Trustee. This sale may be rescinded at any time. The right

is reserved to adjourn the day of the sale to another day,

time, and place certain without further publication, upon

announcement at the time and place for the sale set forth

above. All right and equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise,

homestead, and dower are expressly waived in

said Deed of Trust, and the title is believed to be good,

but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute

Trustee. The Property is sold as is, where is, without

representations or warranties of any kind, including

fitness for a particular use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM

IS ATTEMPTING TO COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFOR-

MATION OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PUR-

POSE. Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S.

Main Street, Suite 500 Memphis, TN 38103 rlselaw.com/

property-listing Tel: (877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846

Ad #173873 2020-06-18 2020-06-25 2020-07-02

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE S SALE

WHEREAS, default has occurred in the performance of

the covenants, terms and conditions of a Deed of Trust

dated November 20, 2006, executed by ALBERT H

LYNN, conveying certain real property therein described

to PRLAP, INC., as Trustee, as same appears of record

in the Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee

recorded December 12, 2006, at Instrument Number

20061212-0153079; and WHEREAS, the beneficial

interest of said Deed of Trust was last transferred and

assigned to Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB,

as Owner Trustee of the Residential Credit Opportunities

Trust V-E who is now the owner of said debt; and

WHEREAS, the undersigned,Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC,

having been appointed as Substitute Trustee by instrument

to be filed for record in the Register’s Office of Davidson

County, Tennessee. NOW, THEREFORE, notice

is hereby given that the entire indebtedness has been

declared due and payable, and that the undersigned,

Rubin Lublin TN, PLLC, as Substitute Trustee or his duly

appointed agent, by virtue of the power, duty and authority

vested and imposed upon said Substitute Trustee will, on

July 16, 2020 at 10:00 AM at the Davidson County Historic

Courthouse, Nashville, Tennessee, proceed to sell

at public outcry to the highest and best bidder for cash

or certified funds ONLY, the following described property

situated in Davidson County, Tennessee, to wit: THE

FOLLOWING DESCRIBED REAL ESTATE, SITUATED

IN THE COUNTY OF DAVIDSON, STATE OF TENNES-

SEE: LOT 280, SECTION 2, OF CALDWELL HALL, AS

SHOWN ON PLAT OF RECORD IN BOOK 2900, PAGE

96 IN THE REGISTER`S OFFICE OF DAVIDSON

COUNTY, TENNESSEE TO WHICH PLAT REFER-

ENCE IS HEREBY MADE FOR A MORE PARTICULAR

DESCRIPTION OF SAID PROPERTY. Parcel ID: 147 01

0 184.00 PROPERTY ADDRESS: The street address of

the property is believed to be 632 HARDING PL, NASH-

VILLE, TN 37211. In the event of any discrepancy between

this street address and the legal description of the

property, the legal description shall control. CURRENT

OWNER(S): LINDA L. HENDERSON OTHER INTER-

ESTED PARTIES: The sale of the above-described property

shall be subject to all matters shown on any recorded

plat; any unpaid taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements

or set-back lines that may be applicable; any prior

liens or encumbrances as well as any priority created by

a fixture filing; and to any matter that an accurate survey

of the premises might disclose. This property is being sold

with the express reservation that it is subject to confirmation

by the lender or Substitute Trustee. This sale may be

rescinded at any time. The right is reserved to adjourn the

day of the sale to another day, time, and place certain

without further publication, upon announcement at the

time and place for the sale set forth above. All right and

equity of redemption, statutory or otherwise, homestead,

and dower are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust,

and the title is believed to be good, but the undersigned

will sell and convey only as Substitute Trustee. The

Property is sold as is, where is, without representations

or warranties of any kind, including fitness for a particular

use or purpose. THIS LAW FIRM IS ATTEMPTING TO

COLLECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED

WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. Rubin Lublin

TN, PLLC, Substitute Trustee 119 S. Main Street, Suite

500 Memphis, TN 38103 rlselaw.com/property-listing Tel:

(877) 813-0992 Fax: (404) 601-5846 Ad #173900 2020-

06-18 2020-06-25 2020-07-02

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction

will be on July 23, 2020 on or about 12:00PM local time,

at the Davidson County Courthouse, South Main door,

One Public Square, Nashville, Tennessee, conducted by

the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein

below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by DOLORES

V JENKINS, to John T. McMahan, Trustee, on December

14, 2001, as Instrument No. 20020102-0000335 in

the real property records of Davidson County Register’s

Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: U.S. Bank National

Association, as Trustee, successor-in-interest to Wachovia

Bank National Association, as Trustee for GSR

Mortgage Loan Trust 2005-6F, Mortgage Pass-Through

Certificates, Series 2005-6F The following real estate located

in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the

highest call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens

and encumbrances of record: BEING Lot No. 38 on the

Plan of Northumberland, of record in Book 6250, Pages

128 and 129, Register`s Office for Davidson County,

Tennessee, and as amended by Surveyor`s Certificate

of Correction, of record in Book 6386, Page 194, said

Register`s Office. Being the same property conveyed

to Harold, L. Jenkins and wife, Dolores V. Jenkins from

John M. Baird, Trustee by Quitclaim Deed dated March

6, 1992 and recorded March 9, 1992 in Book 8570, Page

64 in the Register`s Office for Davidson County, Tennessee.

The said Harold L. Jenkins being deceased. Tax

ID: 130120A03800CO Current Owner(s) of Property:

DOLORES V JENKINS The street address of the above

described property is believed to be 19 Inveraray, Nashville,

TN 37215, but such address is not part of the legal

description of the property sold herein and in the event of

any discrepancy, the legal description referenced herein

shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT TO OCCUPANT(S)

RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. THE RIGHT IS RESERVED

TO ADJOURN THE DAY OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER

DAY, TIME AND PLACE CERTAIN WITHOUT FUR-

THER PUBLICATION, UPON ANNOUNCEMENT AT

THE TIME AND PLACE FOR THE SALE SET FORTH

ABOVE. THE TERMS OF SALE ARE CASH. ANY TAX-

ES OR FEES WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE

PURCHASER. IF THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY

REASON, THE PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE

ENTITLED ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE PURCHASE

PRICE. THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FUR-

THER RECOURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE

GRANTEE, OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED

PARTIES: None THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A

DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE

USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice

requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-101 have been met. All right

of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and

homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust,

but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute

Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the

State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State

of Tennessee Department of Labor or Workforce Development

are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement,

then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given

to them and the Sale will be subject to the applicable

governmental entities right to redeem the property as

required by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.This

property is being sold with the express reservation that

the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee.

If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at

the sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase

price. The Purchaser shall have no further recourse

against the Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagees

attorney. MWZM File No. 20-000165-671-1 Mackie Wolf

Zientz & Mann, P.C., Substitute Trustee(s) Cool Springs

Commons, Suite 273 7100 Commerce Way Brentwood,

TN 37027 TN INVESTORS PAGE: http://mwzmlaw.

com/tn_investors.php Ad #174332 2020-06-25 2020-07-

02 2020-07-09

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction

will be on July 30, 2020 on or about 10:00AM local time,

at the Front Entrance, The Historic Davidson County

Courthouse, One Public Square, Nashville, TN 37201,

conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set

forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by

JEAN TURMAN, to Andrew Valentine, Esq., Trustee, on

April 10, 2006, as Instrument No. 20060501-0049505 in

the real property records of Davidson County Register’s

Office, Tennessee. Owner of Debt: Deutsche Bank National

Trust Company, as Trustee for HarborView Mortgage

Loan Trust 2006-7 The following real estate located

in Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest

call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and

encumbrances of record: A certain tract or parcel of land

in Davidson County, State of Tennessee, described as follows,

to wit: Land in Davidson County, Tennessee, being

Lot No. 20 on the Plan of Watersview Estates of record

in Instrument No. 20010515-0050286, Register`s Office

for said County, to which reference is made for a more

complete description. Being the same property conveyed

to Jean Turman, unmarried by Warranty Deed from Jack

Williams Construction Co. Inc., dated December 31,

2003 and recorded on January 23, 2004 in the Register`s

Office for Davidson County, Tennessee. Parcel No. 136-

13-0-A-020.00 CO Tax ID: 136-13-0-A-020.00 CO Current

Owner(s) of Property: JEAN TURMAN The street

address of the above described property is believed to be

1220 Waverunner Ct W, Nashville, TN 37217, but such

address is not part of the legal description of the property

sold herein and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal

description referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUB-

JECT TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION.

THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE DAY

OF THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND PLACE

CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON

ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE TIME AND PLACE FOR

THE SALE SET FORTH ABOVE. THE TERMS OF

SALE ARE CASH. ANY TAXES OR FEES WILL BE

THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER.

IF

THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE

PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED

ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE.

THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RE-

COURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE,

OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PAR-

TIES: None THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO COLLECT A

DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OBTAINED WILL BE

USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable, the notice

requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-101 have been met. All right

of equity of redemption, statutory and otherwise, and

homestead are expressly waived in said Deed of Trust,

but the undersigned will sell and convey only as Substitute

Trustee. If the U.S. Department of Treasury/IRS, the

State of Tennessee Department of Revenue, or the State

of Tennessee Department of Labor or Workforce Development

are listed as Interested Parties in the advertisement,

then the Notice of this foreclosure is being given

to them and the Sale will be subject to the applicable

governmental entities right to redeem the property as

required by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and T.C.A. §67-1-1433.This

property is being sold with the express reservation that

the sale is subject to confirmation by the lender or trustee.

If the sale is set aside for any reason, the Purchaser at the

sale shall be entitled only to a return of the purchase price.

The Purchaser shall have no further recourse against the

Mortgagor, the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney.

MWZM File No. 20-000100-671-1 Mackie Wolf Zientz

& Mann, P.C., Substitute Trustee(s) Cool Springs Commons,

Suite 273 7100 Commerce Way Brentwood, TN

37027 TN INVESTORS PAGE: http://mwzmlaw.com/

tn_investors.php Ad #174387 2020-06-18 2020-06-25

2020-07-02

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S SALE Sale at public auction

will be on July 30, 2020 on or about 10:00AM local time,

at the Front Entrance, The Historic Davidson County

Courthouse, One Public Square, Nashville, TN 37201,

conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set

forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by

MARY F. IVEY AND JORDAN IVEY, III, to Archer Land

Title Inc, Trustee, on December 20, 2005, as Instrument

No. 20051228-0155296 in the real property records of

Davidson County Register’s Office, Tennessee. Owner

of Debt: U.S. Bank National Association, as Trustee for

Residential Asset Securities Corporation, Home Equity

Mortgage Asset-Backed Pass-Through Certificates,

Series 2006-KS2 The following real estate located in

Davidson County, Tennessee, will be sold to the highest

call bidder subject to all unpaid taxes, prior liens and encumbrances

of record: A certain tract or parcel of land in

Davidson County, in the State of Tennessee, described

as follows: LAND in Davidson County, Tennessee, being

part of Barrows Addition, Plan Book l, Page 13, Chancery

Court, Davidson County, Tennessee, and part of W.W.

Tottens Addition, Plan Book 57, Page 22, Register`s Office

for Davidson County, Tennessee, described according

to a survey made by Barge, Waggoner and Sumner,

Engineers, on July 22, 1971, as follows: BEGINNING at

an iron pin in the northerly margin of Boscobel Street,

said pin being 205 feet east from the northeast corner of

Boscobel and South Ninth Streets; thence North 24 deg.

52 min. West, 190 feet to an iron pin in the south margin of

Alley No. 261; thence with the margin of same, North 64

deg. 50 min. East, 50 feet to an iron pin; thence South 24

deg. 52 min. East, 190 feet to an iron pin in the north margin

of Boscobel Street; thence with the margin of same,

South 64 deg. 50 min. West, 50 feet to the point of beginning.

BEING the same property conveyed to Jordan Ivey,

Ill by Quitclaim Deed from Jordan Ivey, Jr. and spouse,

Margie Ann Ivey, dated February 5, 1999 and recorded

July 9, 1999, in Book 11566, Page 585; and by Quitclaim

Deed from Mae Lottie Ivey, a single individual, dated April

26, 1999 and recorded July 9, 1999, in Book 11566, Page

587, all in the Register`s Office for Davidson County,

Tennessee. Also being that same property conveyed to

Jordan Ivey, III and wife, Mary Ivey from Jordan Ivey, III by

Quitclaim deed dated December 20, 2005 and recorded

December 28,2005, as Instrument Number 20051228-

0155295 in the Register`s Office for Davidson County,

Tennessee. Subject to such limitations, restrictions and

encumbrances as may affect the premises. PROPERTY

ADDRESS (for information only): 907 Boscobel Street,

Nashville, TN 37026 Map & Parcel: 082 16 0 288.00 Tax

ID: 08216028800 Current Owner(s) of Property: MARY

F. IVEY AND JORDAN IVEY, III The street address

of the above described property is believed to be 907

Boscobel St, Nashville, TN 37206, but such address is

not part of the legal description of the property sold herein

and in the event of any discrepancy, the legal description

referenced herein shall control. SALE IS SUBJECT

TO OCCUPANT(S) RIGHTS IN POSSESSION. THE

RIGHT IS RESERVED TO ADJOURN THE DAY OF

THE SALE TO ANOTHER DAY, TIME AND PLACE

CERTAIN WITHOUT FURTHER PUBLICATION, UPON

ANNOUNCEMENT AT THE TIME AND PLACE FOR

THE SALE SET FORTH ABOVE. THE TERMS OF

SALE ARE CASH. ANY TAXES OR FEES WILL BE

THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE PURCHASER.

IF

THE SALE IS SET ASIDE FOR ANY REASON, THE

PURCHASER AT THE SALE SHALL BE ENTITLED

ONLY TO A RETURN OF THE PURCHASE PRICE.

THE PURCHASER SHALL HAVE NO FURTHER RE-

COURSE AGAINST THE GRANTOR, THE GRANTEE,

OR THE TRUSTEE. OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES:

ARS RESCUE ROOTER THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO

COLLECT A DEBT AND ANY INFORMATION OB-

TAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT PURPOSE. If applicable,

the notice requirements of T.C.A. 35-5-101 have

been met. All right of equity of redemption, statutory and

otherwise, and homestead are expressly waived in said

Deed of Trust, but the undersigned will sell and convey

only as Substitute Trustee.

If the U.S. Department of

Treasury/IRS, the State of Tennessee Department of

Revenue, or the State of Tennessee Department of

Labor or Workforce Development are listed as Interested

Parties in the advertisement, then the Notice of this

foreclosure is being given to them and the Sale will be

subject to the applicable governmental entities right to

redeem the property as required by 26 U.S.C. 7425 and

T.C.A. §67-1-1433.This property is being sold with the

express reservation that the sale is subject to confirmation

by the lender or trustee. If the sale is set aside for

any reason, the Purchaser at the sale shall be entitled

only to a return of the purchase price. The Purchaser

shall have no further recourse against the Mortgagor,

the Mortgagee or the Mortgagee s attorney. MWZM File

No. 20-000296-671-1 Mackie Wolf Zientz & Mann, P.C.,

Substitute Trustee(s) Cool Springs Commons, Suite 273

7100 Commerce Way Brentwood, TN 37027 TN INVES-

TORS PAGE: http://mwzmlaw.com/tn_investors.php Ad

#174493 2020-06-25 2020-07-02 2020-07-09

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE AND

TRUSTEE’S SALE

Default having been made in the payments

of debts and obligations to be paid

in that certain Deed of Trust acknowledged

October 17, 2017, and executed by

Kevin E. Castillo, to Charles E. Walker, as

Trustee, recorded in the Register’s Office

of Davidson County, Tennessee, in instrument

number 20171025-0109654; and

the holder of said indebtedness and obligations

has requested the undersigned to

advertise and sell the property described

in and conveyed to said Deed of Trust, all

of said indebtedness and obligations having

matured by default, this is to give notice

that Charles E. Walker, as Trustee, will on

July 10th, 2020, commencing at 4:00 p.m.

at the front doors of the main entrance at

the Davidson County Courthouse on the

Public Square, Downtown, Nashville, Tennessee,

proceed to sell at public outcry to

the highest and best bidder for cash the

following described property (“Property”)

situated and being in Davidson County,

Tennessee, to wit:

Unit E-8, on the Plan of Pagoda Condominiums

created under Title 66, Chapter

27, Section 101, et seq., as amended,

Tennessee Code Annotated and as established

by a Master Deed of record in Book

6111, Page 22, undivided percentage interest

in the Common Elements, appurtenant

to said Unit as set forth in Exhibit A-1

of said Master Deed. Reference is hereby

made to the Plat of Pagoda Condominium

set forth in Exhibit A-2 of said Master Deed

for a more complete identification and description

of said Unit.

BEING the same property conveyed to

Kevin E. Castillo, by Charles Burridge,

Trustee of the E8 Pagoda Land Trust of

record in Instrument Number 20171025-

0109653, Register’s Office for Davidson

County, Tennessee.

This is improved property known as: 320

Welch Road, Unit E-8, Nashville, Tennessee

37211.

All rights and equity of redemption, homestead,

dower and all other exemptions are

expressly waived by the Debtor in said

Deed of Trust and title is believed to be

good subject to all prior liens, easements,

covenants, conditions, encumbrances,

and restrictions that may exist including,

without limitation, any unpaid ad valorem

taxes or other taxes, and also subject to

any right to redemption that may otherwise

exist.

THIS SALE WILL BE MADE WITHOUT

ANY WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS

OR IMPLIED, AS TO TITLE, CONDITION,

MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR

ANY USE OR PURPOSE WHATSOEV-

ER.

The right is reserved to adjourn the date

of the sale to another day, time, and place

certain without further publication, upon

announcement at the time and place for

the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder

cannot pay the bid within twenty-four

(24) hours of the sale, the next highest

bidder will be deemed the highest bidder.

SUBORDINATE LIEN HOLDERS:

Pagoda Condominium Association, Inc.,

c/o Sentry Management Inc., Agent, 2180

W SR 434, Ste 5000, Longwood FL,

32779

OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES:

Pagoda Condominium Association, Inc.,

c/o McGarr & Associates, Inc., 640 Spence

Ln, Suite 205, Nashville, TN, 37217.

This is an attempt to collect a debt, and

any information gathered in connection

herewith will be utilized for that purpose.

THIS the 11th day of June, 2020./s Charles

E. Walker TRUSTEE Woodbine Legal PC

69 Thompson Lane Nashville, Tennessee

37211 Office: (615) 367-5111 PUBLICA-

TION DATES: JUNE 18, 25, and JULY, 2,

2020.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE AND

TRUSTEE’S SALE

Default having been made in the payments

of debts and obligations to be paid

in that certain Deed of Trust acknowledged

December 15, 2017, and executed by

Kevin E. Castillo, to Charles E. Walker, as

Trustee, recorded in the Register’s Office

of Davidson County, Tennessee, in instrument

number 20171215-0128206; and

the holder of said indebtedness and obligations

has requested the undersigned to

advertise and sell the property described

in and conveyed to said Deed of Trust, all

of said indebtedness and obligations having

matured by default, this is to give notice

that Charles E. Walker, as Trustee, will on

July 10th, 2020, commencing at 4:00 p.m.

at the front doors of the main entrance at

the Davidson County Courthouse on the

Public Square, Downtown, Nashville, Tennessee,

proceed to sell at public outcry to

the highest and best bidder for cash the

following described property (“Property”)

situated and being in Davidson County,

Tennessee, to wit:

Unit O-6, on the Plan of Pagoda Condominiums

created under Title 66, Chapter

27, Section 101, et seq., as amended,

Tennessee Code Annotated and as established

by a Master Deed of record in Book

6111, Page 22, undivided percentage interest

in the Common Elements, appurtenant

to said Unit as set forth in Exhibit A-1

of said Master Deed. Reference is hereby

made to the Plat of Pagoda Condominium

set forth in Exhibit A-2 of said Master Deed

for a more complete identification and description

of said Unit.

BEING the same property conveyed to

Kevin E. Castillo, by Charles Burridge,

Trustee of the O6 Pagoda Land Trust of

record in Instrument Number 20171215-

0128205, Register’s Office for Davidson

County, Tennessee.

This is improved property known as: 320

Welch Road, Unit O-6, Nashville, Tennessee

37211.

All rights and equity of redemption, homestead,

dower and all other exemptions are

expressly waived by the Debtor in said

Deed of Trust and title is believed to be

good subject to all prior liens, easements,

covenants, conditions, encumbrances,

and restrictions that may exist including,

without limitation, any unpaid ad valorem

taxes or other taxes, and also subject to

any right to redemption that may otherwise

exist.

THIS SALE WILL BE MADE WITHOUT

ANY WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS

OR IMPLIED, AS TO TITLE, CONDITION,

MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR

ANY USE OR PURPOSE WHATSOEV-

ER.

The right is reserved to adjourn the date

of the sale to another day, time, and place

certain without further publication, upon

announcement at the time and place for

the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder

cannot pay the bid within twenty-four

(24) hours of the sale, the next highest

bidder will be deemed the highest bidder.

SUBORDINATE LIEN HOLDERS:

unknown

OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES:

Pagoda Condominium Association, Inc.,

c/o McGarr & Associates, Inc., 640 Spence

Ln, Suite 205, Nashville, TN, 37217.

This is an attempt to collect a debt, and

any information gathered in connection

herewith will be utilized for that purpose.

THIS the 11th day of June, 2020./s Charles

E. Walker TRUSTEE Woodbine Legal PC

69 Thompson Lane Nashville, Tennessee

37211 Office: (615) 367-5111 PUBLICA-

TION DATES: JUNE 18, 25, and JULY 2,

2020.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE AND

TRUSTEE’S SALE

Default having been made in the payments

of debts and obligations to be paid

in that certain Deed of Trust acknowledged

December 15, 2017, and executed by

Kevin E. Castillo, to Charles E. Walker, as

Trustee, recorded in the Register’s Office

of Davidson County, Tennessee, in instrument

number 20171215-0128208; and

the holder of said indebtedness and obligations

has requested the undersigned to

advertise and sell the property described

in and conveyed to said Deed of Trust, all

of said indebtedness and obligations having

matured by default, this is to give notice

that Charles E. Walker, as Trustee, will on

July 10th, 2020, commencing at 4:00 p.m.

at the front doors of the main entrance at

the Davidson County Courthouse on the

Public Square, Downtown, Nashville, Tennessee,

proceed to sell at public outcry to

the highest and best bidder for cash the

following described property (“Property”)

situated and being in Davidson County,

Tennessee, to wit:

Unit O-8, on the Plan of Pagoda Condominiums

created under Title 66, Chapter

27, Section 101, et seq., as amended,

Tennessee Code Annotated and as established

by a Master Deed of record in Book

6111, Page 22, undivided percentage interest

in the Common Elements, appurtenant

to said Unit as set forth in Exhibit A-1

of said Master Deed. Reference is hereby

made to the Plat of Pagoda Condominium

set forth in Exhibit A-2 of said Master Deed

for a more complete identification and description

of said Unit.

BEING the same property conveyed to

Kevin E. Castillo, by Charles Burridge,

Trustee of the O8 Pagoda Land Trust of

record in Instrument Number 20171215-

0128207, Register’s Office for Davidson

County, Tennessee.

This is improved property known as: 320

Welch Road, Unit O-8, Nashville, Tennessee

37211.

All rights and equity of redemption, homestead,

dower and all other exemptions are

expressly waived by the Debtor in said

Deed of Trust and title is believed to be

good subject to all prior liens, easements,

covenants, conditions, encumbrances,

and restrictions that may exist including,

without limitation, any unpaid ad valorem

taxes or other taxes, and also subject to

any right to redemption that may otherwise

exist.

THIS SALE WILL BE MADE WITHOUT

ANY WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS

OR IMPLIED, AS TO TITLE, CONDITION,

MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR

ANY USE OR PURPOSE WHATSOEV-

ER.

The right is reserved to adjourn the date

of the sale to another day, time, and place

certain without further publication, upon

announcement at the time and place for

the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder

cannot pay the bid within twenty-four

(24) hours of the sale, the next highest

bidder will be deemed the highest bidder.

SUBORDINATE LIEN HOLDERS:

unknown

OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES:

Pagoda Condominium Association, Inc.,

c/o McGarr & Associates, Inc., 640 Spence

Ln, Suite 205, Nashville, TN, 37217.

This is an attempt to collect a debt, and

any information gathered in connection

herewith will be utilized for that purpose.

THIS the 11th day of June, 2020. /s

Charles E. Walker TRUSTEE Woodbine

Legal PC 69 Thompson Lane Nashville,

Tennessee 37211 Office: (615) 367-5111

PUBLICATION DATES: JUNE 18, 25,

and JULY 2, 2020.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE AND

TRUSTEE’S SALE

Default having been made in the payments

of debts and obligations to be paid

in that certain Deed of Trust acknowledged

October 17, 2017, and executed by

Kevin E. Castillo, to Charles E. Walker, as

Trustee, recorded in the Register’s Office

of Davidson County, Tennessee, in instrument

number 20171025-0109652; and

the holder of said indebtedness and obligations

has requested the undersigned to

advertise and sell the property described

in and conveyed to said Deed of Trust, all

of said indebtedness and obligations having

matured by default, this is to give notice

that Charles E. Walker, as Trustee, will on

July 10th, 2020, commencing at 4:00 p.m.

at the front doors of the main entrance at

the Davidson County Courthouse on the

Public Square, Downtown, Nashville, Tennessee,

proceed to sell at public outcry to

the highest and best bidder for cash the

following described property (“Property”)

situated and being in Davidson County,

Tennessee, to wit:

Unit F-4, on the Plan of Pagoda Condominiums

created under Title 66, Chapter

27, Section 101, et seq., as amended,

Tennessee Code Annotated and as established

by a Master Deed of record in Book

6111, Page 22, undivided percentage interest

in the Common Elements, appurtenant

to said Unit as set forth in Exhibit A-1

of said Master Deed. Reference is hereby

made to the Plat of Pagoda Condominium

set forth in Exhibit A-2 of said Master Deed

for a more complete identification and description

of said Unit.

BEING the same property conveyed to

Kevin E. Castillo, by Charles Burridge,

Trustee of the F4 Pagoda Land Trust of

record in Instrument Number 20171025-

0109651, Register’s Office for Davidson

County, Tennessee.

This is improved property known as: 320

Welch Road, Unit F-4, Nashville, Tennessee

37211.

All rights and equity of redemption, homestead,

dower and all other exemptions are

expressly waived by the Debtor in said

Deed of Trust and title is believed to be

good subject to all prior liens, easements,

covenants, conditions, encumbrances,

and restrictions that may exist including,

without limitation, any unpaid ad valorem

taxes or other taxes, and also subject to

any right to redemption that may otherwise

exist.

THIS SALE WILL BE MADE WITHOUT

ANY WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS

OR IMPLIED, AS TO TITLE, CONDITION,

MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR

ANY USE OR PURPOSE WHATSOEV-

ER.

The right is reserved to adjourn the date

of the sale to another day, time, and place

certain without further publication, upon

announcement at the time and place for

the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder

cannot pay the bid within twenty-four

(24) hours of the sale, the next highest

bidder will be deemed the highest bidder.

SUBORDINATE LIEN HOLDERS:

unknown

OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES:

Pagoda Condominium Association, Inc.,

c/o McGarr & Associates, Inc., 640 Spence

Ln, Suite 205, Nashville, TN, 37217.

This is an attempt to collect a debt, and

any information gathered in connection

herewith will be utilized for that purpose.

THIS the 11th day of June, 2020. /s

Charles E. Walker TRUSTEE Woodbine

Legal PC 69 Thompson Lane Nashville,

Tennessee 37211 Office: (615) 367-5111

PUBLICATION DATES: JUNE 18, 25,

and JULY 2, 2020.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE AND

TRUSTEE’S SALE

Default having been made in the payments

of debts and obligations to be paid

in that certain Deed of Trust acknowledged

October 17, 2017, and executed by

Kevin E. Castillo, to Charles E. Walker, as

Trustee, recorded in the Register’s Office

of Davidson County, Tennessee, in instrument

number 20171025-0109656; and

the holder of said indebtedness and obligations

has requested the undersigned to

advertise and sell the property described

in and conveyed to said Deed of Trust, all

of said indebtedness and obligations having

matured by default, this is to give notice

that Charles E. Walker, as Trustee, will on

July 10th, 2020, commencing at 4:00 p.m.

at the front doors of the main entrance at

the Davidson County Courthouse on the

Public Square, Downtown, Nashville, Tennessee,

proceed to sell at public outcry to

the highest and best bidder for cash the

following described property (“Property”)

situated and being in Davidson County,

Tennessee, to wit:

Unit F-8, on the Plan of Pagoda Condominiums

created under Title 66, Chapter

27, Section 101, et seq., as amended,

Tennessee Code Annotated and as established

by a Master Deed of record in Book

6111, Page 22, undivided percentage interest

in the Common Elements, appurtenant

to said Unit as set forth in Exhibit A-1

of said Master Deed. Reference is hereby

made to the Plat of Pagoda Condominium

set forth in Exhibit A-2 of said Master Deed

for a more complete identification and description

of said Unit.

BEING the same property conveyed to

Kevin E. Castillo, by Charles Burridge,

Trustee of the F8 Pagoda Land Trust of

record in Instrument Number 20171025-

0109655, Register’s Office for Davidson

County, Tennessee.

This is improved property known as: 320

Welch Road, Unit F-8, Nashville, Tennessee

37211.

All rights and equity of redemption, homestead,

dower and all other exemptions are

expressly waived by the Debtor in said

Deed of Trust and title is believed to be

good subject to all prior liens, easements,

covenants, conditions, encumbrances,

and restrictions that may exist including,

without limitation, any unpaid ad valorem

taxes or other taxes, and also subject to

any right to redemption that may otherwise

exist.

THIS SALE WILL BE MADE WITHOUT

ANY WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS

OR IMPLIED, AS TO TITLE, CONDITION,

MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR

ANY USE OR PURPOSE WHATSOEV-

ER.

The right is reserved to adjourn the date

of the sale to another day, time, and place

certain without further publication, upon

announcement at the time and place for

the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder

cannot pay the bid within twenty-four

(24) hours of the sale, the next highest

bidder will be deemed the highest bidder.

SUBORDINATE LIEN HOLDERS:

Pagoda Condominium Association, Inc.,

c/o Sentry Management Inc., Agent, 2180

W SR 434, Ste 5000, Longwood, FL,

32779

OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES: Pagoda

Condominium Association, Inc., c/o

McGarr & Associates, Inc., 640 Spence

Ln, Suite 205, Nashville, TN, 37217

This is an attempt to collect a debt, and

any information gathered in connection

herewith will be utilized for that purpose.

THIS the 11th day of June, 2020. /s

Charles E. Walker TRUSTEE Woodbine

Legal PC 69 Thompson Lane Nashville,

Tennessee 37211 Office: (615) 367-5111

PUBLICATION DATES: JUNE 18, 25,

and JULY 2, 2020.

NOTICE OF FORECLOSURE AND

TRUSTEE’S SALE

Default having been made in the payments

of debts and obligations to be paid

in that certain Deed of Trust acknowledged

February 6, 2018, and executed by

Kevin E. Castillo, to Charles E. Walker, as

Trustee, recorded in the Register’s Office

of Davidson County, Tennessee, in instrument

number 20180208-0012973; and

the holder of said indebtedness and obligations

has requested the undersigned to

advertise and sell the property described

in and conveyed to said Deed of Trust, all

of said indebtedness and obligations having

matured by default, this is to give notice

that Charles E. Walker, as Trustee, will on

July 10th, 2020, commencing at 4:00 p.m.

at the front doors of the main entrance at

the Davidson County Courthouse on the

Public Square, Downtown, Nashville, Tennessee,

proceed to sell at public outcry to

the highest and best bidder for cash the

following described property (“Property”)

situated and being in Davidson County,

Tennessee, to wit:

Unit K-5, on the Plan of Pagoda Condominiums

created under Title 66, Chapter

27, Section 101, et seq., as amended,

Tennessee Code Annotated and as established

by a Master Deed of record in Book

6111, Page 22, undivided percentage interest

in the Common Elements, appurtenant

to said Unit as set forth in Exhibit A-1

of said Master Deed. Reference is hereby

made to the Plat of Pagoda Condominium

set forth in Exhibit A-2 of said Master Deed

for a more complete identification and description

of said Unit.

BEING the same property conveyed to

Kevin E. Castillo, by David Knestrick of

record in Instrument Number 20180207-

0012416, Register’s Office for Davidson

County, Tennessee.

This is improved property known as: 320

Welch Road, Unit K-5, Nashville, Tennessee

37211.

All rights and equity of redemption, homestead,

dower and all other exemptions are

expressly waived by the Debtor in said

Deed of Trust and title is believed to be

good subject to all prior liens, easements,

covenants, conditions, encumbrances,

and restrictions that may exist including,

without limitation, any unpaid ad valorem

taxes or other taxes, and also subject to

any right to redemption that may otherwise

exist.

THIS SALE WILL BE MADE WITHOUT

ANY WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESS

OR IMPLIED, AS TO TITLE, CONDITION,

MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR

ANY USE OR PURPOSE WHATSOEV-

ER.

The right is reserved to adjourn the date

of the sale to another day, time, and place

certain without further publication, upon

announcement at the time and place for

the sale set forth above. If the highest bidder

cannot pay the bid within twenty-four

(24) hours of the sale, the next highest

bidder will be deemed the highest bidder.

SUBORDINATE LIEN HOLDERS:

unknown

OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES:

Pagoda Condominium Association, Inc.,

c/o McGarr & Associates, Inc., 640 Spence

Ln, Suite 205, Nashville, TN, 37217.

This is an attempt to collect a debt, and

any information gathered in connection

herewith will be utilized for that purpose.

THIS the 11th day of June, 2020. /s

Charles E. Walker TRUSTEE Woodbine

Legal PC 69 Thompson Lane Nashville,

Tennessee 37211 Office: (615) 367-5111

PUBLICATION DATES: JUNE 18, 25, and

JULY 2, 2020.

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S

SALE

WHEREAS, Thomas Gulley, an unmarried

man by Deed of Trust (the “Deed of Trust”),

dated March 19, 2004 and of record in

Deed Book 20040325-0033731, Page ,

Register’s Office of Davidson County, Tennessee,

conveyed to Arnold M. Weiss, Attorney,

Trustee, the hereinafter described

real property to secure the payment of

a certain Promissory Note (the “Note”)

described in the Deed of Trust, which

Note was payable to Mortgage Electronic

Registration Systems, Inc. (“MERS”) as

nominee for America’s Wholesale Lender,

as last transferred to THE BANK OF NEW

YORK MELLON, F/K/A The Bank of New

York as trustee for registered Holders of

CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates,

Series 2004-5 by Assignment recorded at

Instrument #20091119-0106517, Davidson

County, Tennessee records, and

WHEREAS, Mantenn, LLC has been duly

appointed Substitute Trustee by the owner

and holder of the Note by instrument recorded

in Instrument #201909110092025,

Davidson County, Tennessee

WHEREAS, default has been made in the

payment of the Note; and

WHEREAS, the owner and holder of the

Note has demanded that the hereinafter

described real property be advertised and

sold in satisfaction of the indebtedness and

costs of foreclosure in accordance with the

terms and provisions of the Note and Deed

of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A.

§35-5-117 have been satisfied.

NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby

given that an agent of Mantenn, LLC,

Substitute Trustee, pursuant to the power,

duty, and authority vested in and conferred

by the Deed of Trust, will July 22, 2020 at

11:00 a.m. at the Register of Deeds Office

at the corner of 5th Avenue and Broadway

Davidson County, Tennessee, be sold to

the highest call bidder for cash free from

all legal, equitable and statutory rights of

redemption, exemptions of homestead,

rights by virtue of marriage, and all other

exemptions of every kind, all of which have

been waived in the Deed of Trust, certain

real property located in Davidson County,

Tennessee, described as follows:

Being Lot No. 304 on the plan of Cherry

Hills Subdivision, Section 6,of record in

Book 4300, Page 176, Register’s Office

for Davidson County, Tennessee, to which

reference is hereby made for a more complete

and accurate description.

Said Lot No. 304 fronts 80 feet on the

northerly margin of Cherry Hills Drive, and

runs back 152 feet on the west sideline,

and 152 feet on the east sideline, and

measures 80 feet across the rear line.

Being the same property conveyed to

Thomas Gulley, an unmarried man, from

Carol S. Livingstone, unmarried, by dead

on March 19, 2004, of record in instrument

Number 200403250033730, Register’s

Office for Davidson County, Tennessee.

The street address of the above described

property is believed to be 2916 Cherry Hills

Drive, Antioch, TN 37013, but if such address

is not part of the legal description of

the property sold herein and in the event

of any discrepancy, the legal description

herein shall control.

Owner of Property: Thomas Gulley, an

unmarried man

In addition, the following parties may claim

an interest in the above-referenced property:

Portfolio Recovery Associates, LLC Assignee

of Providian National Bank at Instrument

#20160908-0094519

This sale is subject to all matters shown on

any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid

taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements

or setback lines that may be applicable;

any statutory rights of redemption of

any governmental agency, state or federal;

any prior liens or encumbrances as well as

any priority created by a fixture filing; and

to any matter that an accurate survey of

the premises might disclose.

All right of equity of redemption, statutory

and otherwise, and homestead are

expressly waived in said Deed of Trust,

and the title is believed to be good, but the

undersigned will sell and convey only as

Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved

to adjourn the day of the sale to another

day, time, and place certain without further

publication, upon announcement at the

time and place for the sale set forth above.

Mantenn, LLC, Substitute Trustee

180 Interstate North Parkway Suite 200

Atlanta, GA 30339 (404) 252-6385

THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT

COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COL-

LECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION

OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT

PURPOSE. MBFC19-265 Publication

Dates: June 25, July 2, 9, 2020.

NOTICE OF SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE’S

SALE

WHEREAS, John Schutt and Taffnee

Schutt by Deed of Trust (the “Deed of

Trust”), dated May 27, 2005 and of record

in Instrument# 20050606-0064090, Page

, Register’s Office of Davidson County,

Tennessee, conveyed to Arnold M. Weiss,

Trustee, the hereinafter described real

property to secure the payment of a certain

Promissory Note (the “Note”) described in

the Deed of Trust, which Note was payable

to Mortgage Electronic Registration

Systems, Inc. (“MERS”) as nominee for

Countrywide Home Loans, Inc., as last

transferred to THE BANK OF NEW YORK

MELLON, F/K/A The Bank of New York

as trustee for the certificateholders of the

CWABS, Inc., Asset-Backed Certificates,

Series 2005-7 by Assignment recorded in

Instrument #20110805-0060463, Davidson

County, Tennessee records, and

WHEREAS, Mantenn, LLC has been

duly appointed Substitute Trustee by the

owner and holder of the Note by instrument

recorded in Instrument #20200622-

0066327, Davidson County, Tennessee

WHEREAS, default has been made in the

payment of the Note; and

WHEREAS, the owner and holder of the

Note has demanded that the hereinafter

described real property be advertised and

sold in satisfaction of the indebtedness and

costs of foreclosure in accordance with the

terms and provisions of the Note and Deed

of Trust. The notice requirements of T.C.A.

§35-5-117 have been satisfied.

NOW, THEREFORE, notice is hereby

given that an agent of Mantenn, LLC,

Substitute Trustee, pursuant to the power,

duty, and authority vested in and conferred

by the Deed of Trust, will July 22, 2020, at


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Thursday, July 2 - 8, 2020 • www.TnTribune.com

The Oak Ridge Boys To Perform and Co-Host TBN’s

Independence Day Weekend Celebration with Gov. Huckabee

and Featuring Nicole C. Mullen and Lee Greenwood

Special to air July 3 at 7, 8, 9, and 10 pm CT,

July 4th at noon CT and July 5th at 10 pm CT on TBN

NASHVILLE, TN — GRAMMY® winning, Country

Music Hall of Fame and Grand Ole Opry members

The Oak Ridge Boys are set to host TBN’s July 4th weekend

special performing multiple songs, along with guests

two time Grammy nominated and GMA Dove award

winner Nicole C. Mullen, Grammy award winner Lee

Greenwood and joined by co-host Gov. Mike Huckabee.

TBN’s Independence Day Weekend Celebration will

premiere Saturday, July 3 at 8, 9, 10 and 11pm ET, July

4th at 1pm ET / 10am PT and July 5th at 11pm ET / 8pm

PT. In addition, the special will be available to stream on

Facebook LIVE on TBN, Gov. Mike Huckabee, The Oak

Ridge Boys, Lee Greenwood and Nicole C. Mullen pages.

Fans can also look forward to timeless hits performed for

all in true social distancing, patriotic style.

“We are looking forward to celebrating our country’s

Independence weekend,” says Duane Allen. “The Oak

Ridge Boys and Mike Huckabee are co-hosting this special

on TBN with very special musical guests!”

“During these times of virus and unrest how cool it

will be to gather with The Governor and celebrate America

... on July 4th weekend,” says Joe Bonsall of The Oak

Ridge Boys.

“This is such a great opportunity to reach out to America

on Independence Day,” says Lee Greenwood. “Thank

you Governor Huckabee and The Oak Ridge Boys for allowing

me to be on this 4th of July special with you.”

“The Fourth of July reminds me that freedom is never

free. It will always cost someone, somewhere a great

price,” says Nicole C. Mullen. “Another truth that I have

realized is; sometimes you must celebrate the freedom of

others, while you press towards your own. Most Americans

can trace their liberty back to 1776. As an African

American, mine was granted in 1865. As believers in

Christ, the price was paid 2,000 years ago, for the greatest

eternal emancipation of all...for all who receive it! This

year, let’s work towards and celebrate liberty and justice

for everyone. He whom the Son sets free, is Free indeed!

Tune into TBN as we work towards and Celebrate Freedom

for All!”

Tune-in for free on TBN or live stream on TBN.org.

TBN is also available on iOS, android, AppleTV, amazon

fireTV, Roku or download the TBN app on Google Play

or the iOS App Store. For more information, visit tbn.org.

The Oak Ridge Boys on The Grand Ole Opry July 4th

As previously announced, The Grand Ole Opry will

celebrate Independence Day as Opry members The Oak

Ridge Boys, Sara Evans and Mark Wills step into the

circle for the 4,931st consecutive Saturday night broadcast

on July 4. The Opry performance is part of America’s

Birthday Bash on Circle Network.

The Opry presents the best in country music live every

week from Nashville, Tenn. The Opry can be heard

at opry.com and wsmonline.com, Opry and WSM mobile

apps, SiriusXM, and its flagship home, 650 AM-WSM.

The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality

Properties (NYSE: RHP). For more information, visit

opry.com.

Nicole C. Mullen

Oak Ridge Boys

Lee Greenwood

Legals & Classifieds

CONTINUED FROM PAGE B9

11:00 a.m. at the Register of Deeds Office

at the corner of 5th Avenue and Broadway

Davidson County, Tennessee, be sold to

the highest call bidder for cash free from

all legal, equitable and statutory rights of

redemption, exemptions of homestead,

rights by virtue of marriage, and all other

exemptions of every kind, all of which have

been waived in the Deed of Trust, certain

real property located in Davidson County,

Tennessee, described as follows:

Being Lot No. 1 on the Plan of Darryl

Schutt Land, as of record in Plat Book

8250, Page 213, Register’s Office of Davidson

County, Tennessee.

Map/Parcel: 30-20

TRACT I:

A tract of land in the 14th Civil District, described

as follows:

Beginning in the easterly margin of White’s

Creek Pike at a post which is located 124

feet from the northwest intersection of said

Pike and Trantham Road; thence along a

fence from north 59 degrees, east 494.5

feet to a fence post in the southwesterly

margin of Trantham Road; thence along

the margin of said Road around a curve

in the northwesterly direction 275 feet,

more or less, thence south 66 degrees

37 minutes west 490 feet, more or less, to

the easterly margin of White’s Creek Pike;

thence with the pike around a slight curve

in the southeasterly direction 324 feet,

more or less, to the beginning and containing

3.11 acres, and to which plan reference

is hereby made for a complete and accurate

description thereof.

TRACT II:

Beginning at a concrete monument in

the northeasterly margin of Whites Creek

Pike, 796 feet southeast of the intersection

of Laws Road with Whites Creek Pike;

thence with the margin of Whites Creek

Pike North 51 degrees 50 minutes 25 seconds

West 100.00 feet to a point; thence

north 0 degrees 46 minutes 25 seconds

west 250.00 feet to a point; thence north

88 degrees 53 minutes 44 seconds east

392.52 feet to a point in the westerly margin

of Trantham Road; thence with a curve

to the loft having a radius of 230 feet, a

distance of 75.03 feet in a southerly direction

to a point; thence south 53 degrees

48 minutes 53 seconds west 433.00 feet

to the point of beginning, containing 2.00

acres, more or less.

Being Lot No. 1 on the plan of Darryl

Schutt Land, as of record in Plat Book

8250, Page 213, Register’s Office for Davidson

County, Tennessee.

Being the same property conveyed to

the grantor(s) in Instrument #20050606-

006408, said Register’s Office. Being the

same property conveyed to Andrew R.

Schutt and Sherry L. Schutt by deed from

Darryl W. Schutt and wife, Anita Schutt

and filed for record on February 11, 2004

in Instrument No. 20041203-0144343,

Register’s Office for Davidson County,

Tennessee.

The street address of the above described

property is believed to be 4819 Whites

Creek Pike, Whites Creek, TN 37189,

but if such address is not part of the legal

description of the property sold herein and

in the event of any discrepancy, the legal

description herein shall control.

Owner of Property: John Schutt

This sale is subject to all matters shown on

any applicable recorded plat; any unpaid

taxes; any restrictive covenants, easements

or setback lines that may be applicable;

any statutory rights of redemption of

any governmental agency, state or federal;

any prior liens or encumbrances as well as

any priority created by a fixture filing; and

to any matter that an accurate survey of

the premises might disclose.

All right of equity of redemption, statutory

and otherwise, and homestead are

expressly waived in said Deed of Trust,

and the title is believed to be good, but the

undersigned will sell and convey only as

Substitute Trustee. The right is reserved

to adjourn the day of the sale to another

day, time, and place certain without further

publication, upon announcement at the

time and place for the sale set forth above.

Mantenn, LLC, Substitute Trustee 180 Interstate

North Parkway Suite 200

Atlanta, GA 30339 (404) 252-6385

THIS LAW FIRM IS ACTING AS A DEBT

COLLECTOR ATTEMPTING TO COL-

LECT A DEBT. ANY INFORMATION

OBTAINED WILL BE USED FOR THAT

PURPOSE. MBFC20-084 Publication

Dates: July 2, 9, and 16, 2020.

NELLY B. KADIO vs.

ELVIS AWUA BENLE Docket # 19D2126

In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction

of the Court that the defendant is a

non-resident of the State of Tennessee,

therefore the ordinary process of law cannot

be served upon YOUSRY HENEIN. It

is ordered that said Defendant enter HIS

appearance herein with thirty (30) days

after July 9, 2020 same being the date of

the last publication of this notice to be held

at Metropolitan Circuit Court located at 1

Public Square, Room 302, Nashville, Tennessee

and defend or default will be taken

on August 10, 2020. It is therefore ordered

that a copy of the Order be published for

four (4) weeks succession in the Tennessee

Tribune, a newspaper published in

Nashville.

Attorney for Plantiff D. Scott Parsley; Richard

R Rooker, Clerk Publish Dates: June

18, 25, July 2, 9, 2020

EMMA KINYEMI DEMONBREUN vs.

KEONTREZ DEWAYNE RIDLEY

Docket # 20D368

In this cause it appearing to the satisfaction

of the Court that the defendant is a nonresident

of the State of Tennessee, therefore

the ordinary process of law cannot

be served upon KEONTREZ DEWAYNE

RIDLEY. It is ordered that said Defendant

enter HIS appearance herein with thirty

(30) days after July 16, 2020 same being

the date of the last publication of this notice

to be held at Metropolitan Circuit Court

located at 1 Public Square, Room 302,

Nashville, Tennessee and defend or default

will be taken on August 17, 2020. It is

therefore ordered that a copy of the Order

be published for four (4) weeks succession

in the Tennessee Tribune, a newspaper

published in Nashville.

Attorney for Plantiff D. Brad H Frakes;

Richard R Rooker, Clerk

Publish Dates: June 25, July 2 , 9, 16 2020

I Debra Hammers is making it known of

my intent to make application for certificate

of ownership of a 2004 Nissan Sentra. The

VIN number is 3N1CB51DX4L477732. If

any party has a holding legal interest in

this vehicle you must respond within 10

business days of this ad by certified mail or

return receipt requested. Must send proof

with the request to 3940 Apache Trail Apt

BB6 Antioch Tn 37013. July 2, 2020

NOTICE TO CREDITORS 20P934

ESTATE OF TONI J. ROTHFUSS, DE-

CEASED. Notice is hereby given that on

the 25th day of June, Letters of Authority

in respect to the estate of TONI J. ROTH-

FUSS who died on 05/21/2020 were issued

to the undersigned by the Circuit

Court of Davidson County, Tennessee

Probate Division. All persons, resident

and non-resident, having claims, matured,

or un-matured, against the estate are required

to file same with the clerk of the

above name court on or before the earlier

of the dates prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise

their claims will be forever barred:

(1) (A) Four (4) months from the date of

the first publication (or posting, as the

case may be) of this Notice if the creditor

received an actual copy of the Notice

to Creditors at least sixty(60) days before

the date that is four (4) months from the

date of the first publication (or posting); or

(B) Sixty (60) days from the date the creditor

received an actual copy of the Notice

to Creditors, if the creditor received the

copy of the Notice less than sixty (60) days

prior to the date that is four (4) months

from the date of the first publication (or

posting) as described in (1) (A); or Twelve

(12) months from the decedent’s date of

death this 21st day of MAY 2020. Personal

Representative(s) JOSEPH B. ROAD

WHITE BLUFF, TN 37187; Attorney for

Personal Representative(s) ; SANDERS,

BRANDLEY KYLE 207 NORTH MAIN ST

DICKSON, TN 37055. Publish dates July

2 and July 9, 2020

NOTICE TO CREDITORS 19P1452

ESTATE OF JOE FREDDIE NEWBELL,

DECEASED. Notice is hereby given

that on the 22nd day of June, Letters

of Authority in respect to the estate of

JOE FREDDIE NEWBELL who died on

08/06/2019 were issued to the undersigned

by the Circuit Court of Davidson

County, Tennessee Probate Division.

All persons, resident and non-resident,

having claims, matured, or un-matured,

against the estate are required to file same

with the clerk of the above name court on

or before the earlier of the dates prescribed

in (1) or (2), otherwise their claims will be

forever barred: (1) (A) Four (4) months

from the date of the first publication (or

posting, as the case may be) of this Notice

if the creditor received an actual copy

of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty(60)

days before the date that is four (4) months

from the date of the first publication (or

posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the

date the creditor received an actual copy

of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor

received the copy of the Notice less than

sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four

(4) months from the date of the first publication

(or posting) as described in (1) (A);

or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s

date of death this 6th day of AUGUST

2019. Personal Representative(s); CLIF-

TON NEWBELL 200 MARLIN COURT

MADISON, TN 37115; Attorney for Personal

Representative(s).HAIRSTON II,

ROLAND THOMAS 615 MAIN STREET

SUITE 104-4 NASHVILLE, TN 37206.

Publish dates July 2 and July 9, 2020

NOTICE TO CREDITORS 20P740

ESTATE OF SAMUEL PRIME III, DE-

CEASED. Notice is hereby given that on

the 22nd day of June, Letters of Authority

in respect to the estate of SAMUEL PRIME

III who died on 03/18/2020 were issued to

the undersigned by the Circuit Court of

Davidson County, Tennessee Probate

Division. All persons, resident and nonresident,

having claims, matured, or unmatured,

against the estate are required to

file same with the clerk of the above name

court on or before the earlier of the dates

prescribed in (1) or (2), otherwise their

claims will be forever barred: (1) (A) Four

(4) months from the date of the first publication

(or posting, as the case may be) of

this Notice if the creditor received an actual

copy of the Notice to Creditors at least sixty(60)

days before the date that is four (4)

months from the date of the first publication

(or posting); or (B) Sixty (60) days from the

date the creditor received an actual copy

of the Notice to Creditors, if the creditor

received the copy of the Notice less than

sixty (60) days prior to the date that is four

(4) months from the date of the first publication

(or posting) as described in (1) (A);

or Twelve (12) months from the decedent’s

date of death this 18th day of MARCH

2020. Personal Representative(s) RA-

NITHIA SETTLES 1605 JO ANNE DRIVE

LAVERGNE TN 37086; Attorney for Personal

Representative(s); HAIRSTON II,

ROLAND THOMAS 615 MAIN STREET

SUITE 104-A NASHVILLE, TN 37206.

Publish dates July 2 and July 9, 2020

NOTICE TO CONSULTANT ENGI-

NEERS REGARDING A REQUEST FOR

QUALIFICATIONS

June 25, 2020

The City of Cookeville Tennessee, an

Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer,

seeks to retain the services of a

professional consultant engineering firm

to provide Construction Engineering and

Inspection (CEI) services related to the

construction of approximately 7,605 feet of

5’ sidewalks along the north side of State

Route 24/US 70/East Spring Street, from

East Broad Street to Old Kentucky Road/

Neal Street; Carlen Drive, from SR 24 to

Avery Trace Middle School; and Raider

Drive, from SR 24 to the Avery Trace

Middle School parking lot. This project is

funded in part by a Multi Modal Access

Grant through the Tennessee Department

of Transportation. The project shall

be accomplished in accordance with the

requirements of the Local Government

Guidelines of the TDOT Local Program

Development Office, and all federal and

state laws, rules and policies appertaining

to the project and its funding source.

The professional engineering consulting

firm and all sub-consultants must be on

TDOT’s pre-approved list. The primary

consultant and any sub-consultants expected

to do work exceeding an estimated

One Hundred Thousand Dollars in fee

must have unlimited status. Responsibilities

of the professional consultant engineering

firm include but will not be limited

to construction engineering, inspection,

surveying, material testing and all other

requirements of the Local Government

Guidelines of the TDOT Local Program

Development Office.

Scope of Work

Provide CEI services for the construction

of approximately 7,605 feet of 5’ sidewalks

along the north side of State Route 24/US

70/East Spring Street, from East Broad

Street to Old Kentucky Road/Neal Street;

Carlen Drive, from SR 24 to Avery Trace

Middle School; and Raider Drive, from SR

24 to the Avery Trace Middle School parking

lot. Installation of a minimum 2’ grass

buffer strip, curb and gutter (45 mph speed

limit section only), crosswalks, necessary

storm water drainage improvements, relocation

and replacement of guard rail as

necessary, traffic and pedestrian signals

and the construction of retaining walls as

needed.

The sealed Statements of Qualifications

must be submitted to James Mills, City

Manager, no later the 2:00 pm local time

on July 9, 2020. Provide five copies of

the Statement of Qualifications. Any statements

received after this time will not be

considered. Do not include any proposed

fees. The statements of qualifications shall

indicate the scope of services to be completed

by any sub-consultants.

Prequalification procedures, example letter

of interest, list of pre-qualified firms and

certified DBEs, TDOT’s standard procurement

policy, and additional information can

be found at this internet address www.tdot.

state.tn.us/consultantinfo.htm.

The factors that will be considered in evaluation

of proposals are:

1. Specialized experience and technical

competence of the firm (including a joint

venture or association) with the type work

requested.

2. Capacity of the firm to perform the work,

including any specialized services.

3. Description of how the firm would execute

the project.

4. Past record or performance on contracts

with the City of Cookeville or other governmental

agencies and private industry with

respect to such factors as control of cost,

quality of work, and the ability to meet

schedules.

5. Familiarity with details of the project.

6. Qualifications of the firm to subcontract

any portion of work and the percentage of

total project subcontractor shall perform.

7. Location of firm’s office that will administer

project.

8. Experience with grant funded projects.

9. Qualification and availability of staff.

10. Evaluations on prior projects with

TDOT and other clients, if available.

11. Size of project.

12. Amount of work under contract with

TDOT and other clients.

13. Knowledge of TDOT requirements

Evaluation proceedings will be conducted

within the established guidelines regarding

equal employment opportunity and nondiscriminatory

action based upon the grounds

of race, color, sex, creed or national origin.

Interested certified Disadvantaged Business

Enterprise (DBE) firms as well as

other minority-owned and women-owned

firms are encouraged to respond to all advertisements

by the City of Cookeville. For

information on DBE certification, please

contact Mr. Ross Webb at (615)253-1067

or Ross.H.Webb@tn.gov. Details and

instructions for DBE certification can be

found at the following website: http://www.

tn.gov/tdot/topic/small-business

Questions and requests for additional information

should be directed Greg Brown,

Public Works Director-City of Cookeville,

(931) 520-5247 or gbrown@cookeville-tn.

gov. Publish July 2, 2020

Request for Applications

The Metropolitan Development and Housing

Agency (MDHA) is soliciting Applications

from qualified nonprofit organizations

and local government agencies for eligible

activities to assist homeless individuals

and families through funding under the

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program.

Interested applicants can access the RFA

by clicking, copying, or pasting the link below

into their browser:

https://zoomgrants.com/gprop.

asp?donorid=2313&limited=2869

All applications must be created and submitted

electronically via the ZoomGrants

system no later than 11:59 PM PST July

31, 2020.

Due to COVID-19 social distancing concerns,

there will not be a pre-application

meeting. However, questions regarding

the RFA may be submitted until July

15, 2020 at 4:00 PM and an addendum

response will be sent to all contacts. The

criteria for evaluating Applications will be

based on the items set forth in the Request

for Applications (RFA). An award will be

made to the most responsive and responsible

Applications, which in the judgment of

MDHA, best meets the current needs and

long-term goals of MDHA. Additionally,

other requirements or restraints that may

be imposed by the U.S. Department of

Housing and Urban Development will be

weighed in the decision. MDHA reserves

the right to reject any Applications and/or

waive any informality in the solicitation process.

To request accommodation, please

contact Conor O’Neil at (615) 252-8562.

Publish July 2, 2020

INDEX Classifieds...B9 | Education...A8| Entertainment...B2 | Health & Wellness...B6 | Op-Ed...A4 | Religion/Faith...B7 | Sports...B4


Thursday, July 2 - 8, 2020 • www.TnTribune.com

CNN’s ‘Fourth in America’ Hosted from Two Cities

Don Mclean, Barry Manilow,

Martina Mcbride, Kenny Loggins, Cindy

And Carlos Santana, Jewel, Cece Winans,

Pat Benatar And Neil Giraldo And More

Set For CNN’s The Fourth In America

ATLANTA, GA — CNN’s “The Fourth In America”

will be like no other. CNN is marking America’s

independence and celebrating the rich diversity of the

people who helped build the United States, all while

facing the battle against a global pandemic and the

continued fight for racial justice. During a July 4th

primetime special, CNN will honor our fellow Americans

who defend our freedoms, demand equality for

all, and are working on the front lines to protect us

from the spread of the coronavirus.

With many traditional Fourth of July events canceled

across the country, CNN’S “The Fourth In

America” will showcase musical performances from

U.S. military bands, iconic singers, Broadway performers,

and feature firework shows in multiple U.S.

cities.

The special will feature musical performances by:

Andy Grammar, Barry Manilow, Burt Bacharach &

Musicians from the Berklee College of Music, Carlos

and Cindy Santana, CeCe Winans, Don McLean, Harlem

Gospel Choir, Jesse Colin Young and Little Kids

Rock, Jewel, Kenny Loggins, Martina McBride, The

O’Jays, Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo as well as The

Original Broadway Cast of Girl From the North Country,

inspired by the legendary songs of Bob Dylan and

the Cast of Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of

the Temptations.

And orchestral performances by United States

Army Field Band, “The President’s Own” United

States Marine Band, United States Navy Band, Chicago

Youth Symphony Orchestras, Colorado Symphony,

Houston Symphony, New York Philharmonic, New

York Youth Symphony, and San Francisco Symphony.

In addition to New York and DC, the special will

highlight firework shows in Jacksonville, Florida;

Houston, Texas; and

Nashville, Tennessee.

CNN’s “The Fourth

in America” will stream

live for subscribers on

CNN.com’s homepage

and across mobile devices

via CNN’s apps

for iOS and Android. It

can also be viewed on

CNNgo (at CNN.com/go

on your desktop, smartphone,

and iPad, and via

CNNgo apps for Apple

TV, Roku, Amazon Fire,

SamsungSmart TV, Chromecast and Android TV).

B11

2020 BMW X6 M Competition

Singer Don McLean

By Tribune Staff Writer

The all-New 2020 BMW X6 M

Competition has hit the scene complete,

with elite performance and intense

aesthetics. It’s clearly a Sports

Activity Coupe that quickly turns

heads, not just because of its BMW

brand – but because this is truly a topof-the

line vehicle inside, outside and

all around.

This 4.4-liter M TwinPower Turbo

V-8 generates 600 hp in the X6 M,

increased to 617 hp in the First-Ever

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Thursday, July 2 - 8, 2020 • www.TnTribune.com

The 2020 Graduating Jewels of Les Gemmes, Inc.

NASHVILLE, TN — Lighting the Path for Girls is

the signature program of the Nashville Chapter of Les

Gemmes, Inc. These beautiful and brilliant young ladies

are selected to participate in the organization’s engaging

scholarship program and are referred to as “Jewels.”

There are four Jewels who are part of the graduating

class of 2020. They are unique graduates during the

COVID-19 pandemic and hail from three different high

schools in the Nashville/ Davidson County area. As a

result of the protective health and safety measures in

place all graduates had a non-traditional graduation ceremony

at their individual high schools.

The members of the Nashville Chapter of Les

Gemmes, Inc., will continue their celebration, which

is an honored tradition of the organization by sharing

the Jewels academic success and accomplishments with

the community. The group has honored the graduating

Jewels with financial scholarship awards, gifts and

resources for the last 13 years. Through our two major

fundraisers; the Literary Luncheon, the Last Summer’s

Fling events, and sponsorships, the Jewels will

each receive new state-of-the-art laptop computers and

academic scholarships to financially support them with

their college expenses. The major sponsor of the Literary

Luncheon is Advance Financial and the awarded

scholarship is named in honor of Tina Hodges the current

CEO of the company.

The Lighting the Path for Girls program was developed

to provide young ladies ages 12 to 18 with an opportunity

to grow and broaden their worldly knowledge

base. The Jewels are developed into good global citizens

as they participate in service projects in the community

with various Senior Citizen Centers, food projects,

such as The Little Pantry and The Second Harvest

Food Bank of Middle Tennessee. They also provided

community support to families who were displaced in

the March 3, 2020 tornado by helping with clean up efforts,

food and clothing drives.

Mentorship is a major component of the Jewels experiences.

They are provided with opportunities to shadow

and model behaviors after seasoned professionals in

the organization and external business associates across

a broad range of industries and careers.

Rene’ Whittaker, Chairperson of the Lighting the

Path for Girls, Committee exudes excitement when she

talks about the program and the joy of supporting and

mentoring these outstanding Jewels. “I am honored to

be a part of the transformation of these Jewels as they

develop into successful educated, young women, who

will change the world for the better.”

Les Gemmes hosted the Jewels virtual 2020 graduation

ceremony via Zoom on Saturday, June 27, 2020.

Gifts and contributions are still being accepted to continue

to praise and recognize them for their outstanding

academic achievement of graduating from high school

and participating in extracurricular activities, as well

as workshops with Les Gemmes. Please contact Rene

Whittaker at 615.838.6164 or email her at mrenew@

comcast.net if you or a potential candidate is interested

in becoming a Jewel for the next academic year.

The Nashville Chapter of Les Gemmes, Inc. was

established in 2004 under the umbrella of the national

organization that was established in Norfolk, Virginia

in 1944.

These are our 2020 graduating Jewels.

Jewel Eleana Stone

Cumberland University

“Being in Les Gemmes has changed my life as a

young female. I have been in the program since 7th

grade, and ever since then I’ve learned how to be a

young woman. Being a black woman in this world can

be very hard and we struggle at times to find our place,

but having a program like Les Gemmes teaches you to

be proud to be a woman of color, and how to survive.

I am truly grateful to have had the opportunity to participate

in something so great. This program has really

motivated me to do good in this world.”

Jewel Eleana Stone

Jewel Jada Sutton

Jada Sutton and her grandmother, Willie Freeman.

Jewel Jada Sutton

University of Memphis

“The Les Gemmes program helped me grow. It

taught me how to become a classy, graceful woman in

this day & age I have made so many lifelong friends in

this group and every moment that I experienced is a moment

that I will cherish for eternity. I’m so thankful for

each of these women who took their time to educate me

and teach me how to be a better person inside and out.

This program is a wonderful experience!”

Jada will receive the local 60 year old Rosetta Miller

Perry Award for a University of Memphis freshman in

the amount of $1,000.

Jewel Ashanti Chatman

Jewel Ashanti Chatman

Lipscomb University

“To be a Jewel is an opportunity to step into your

own destiny. Being a jewel is more than just a chance of

becoming your own boss, it’s a chance for you to take

another step in your life as a young woman, most importantly

an African-American woman. Being a jewel

helped me grow personally from 5th-12th grades and

knowing that positivity has always been a part of this

program. I know that any goal that you set or any challenge

you overcome, will be because you knew it was

possible to do and that’s what it means to be a Jewel.”

Jewel Iyanna McMaster

Jewel Iyanna McMaster

Alabama A&M

“Les Gemmes has taught me multiple things that I

will take with me for the rest of my life. From learning

how to make my voice heard in front of hundreds

of people, to learning table etiquette has helped me to

grow. I have been truly blessed to be in the presence

of these women who cared about my well being and

growth into a young woman.”

René Whittaker, Chairperson of the

Lighting the Path for Girls

Charter Members, front row l-r; Mary Patrick Carver, Deborah Hirsch, Edwina Hefner, Dr. Evelyn Fancher, Lula Brooks, Ann Haynes;

Back row l-r; Atty. Joy Sims, Leslie Drummond, Valencia Price, Judge Joyce Ball, Virginia Potts, Margaret McClain,

Gloria McKissack, Rosetta Miller Perry, and Hortense Price-Jones

Jewells l-r; Zion Smith, Iyanna McMaster, Kaylea Arnold, Shiloh Cobb, Shakira Cobb, Majesty Ford, Farran Stone, Chairperson Rene’ Whittaker, Alexius Smotherman, Loren Chumney, Eleana Stone,

Jada Sutton, Xenia Rideout, Ashanti Chatman, and Payton Lowe. Not pictured: Atheia Smith

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