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Book Review: West End by Crockett White (Jim Squires)

 

Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – West End by Crockett White, the pseudonym of Jim Squires, is described as “a novel of envy, revenge and dirty money.” According to Squires, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, the book relates events that happened to Nashville attorney and entrepreneur Frank Woods, civil rights attorney George Barrett, attorney Cecil Branstetter, civil rights activist and editor of The Nashville Tennessean John Seigenthaler, and John Jay Hooker, former Democratic nominee for Tennessee governor in 1970 and 1998 and a longtime attorney and interesting character in Tennessee politics.

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Clarksville Attorney Samuel Keen Selected for Groundbreaking Race Equity Training Program

 

Legal Aid Society attorneys will focus research on racial inequality amid school discipline

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the CumberlandsNashville, TNLegal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, in conjunction with the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, announced today that three of Legal Aid Society’s staff attorneys have been selected to participate in the 2016 Racial Justice Training Institute (RJTI).

RJTI is a national training program that increases the capacity of those advocating for low-income people, allowing them to deploy up-to-date racial justice advocacy skills that address the role racism plays in causing and perpetuating poverty.

Clarksville Attorney Samuel Keen

Clarksville Attorney Samuel Keen

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A Day to Remember Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – As far as black Americans were concerned, the nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Remembered

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – The nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along as far as black Americans were concerned.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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APSU hosting American Civil Rights documentaries and forums this September

 

Austin Peay State University - APSUClarksville, TN – This September, Austin Peay State University’s Felix G. Woodward Library and APSU’s Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center will host four documentaries on the history of civil rights in America.

The films are part of the National Endowment for the Humanities’ (NEH) Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle initiative.

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21st Century Effects of Discrimination: Do We Still Need Anti-Discrimination Laws?

 

Refuse ServiceDiscrimination ain’t what it used to be. That’s a good thing! Discrimination, especially discrimination based on race, gender, age, sexual orientation, etc, used to be prevalent and potent. Since 1964, however, the United States has made huge strides in promoting equality under its laws and a more culturally tolerant society. Again, that is a very good thing!

The pendulum of intolerance, however, has begun to swing back toward people who have sincere religious beliefs that certain lifestyles are immoral. It is rapidly becoming a faux pas to pass any kind of moral judgment on any decision anyone makes with respect to how they live their lives, especially in the realm of personal relationships. «Read the rest of this article»

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Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – The nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along as far as black Americans were concerned.

President John F. Kennedy recognized that to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans it would take a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection.

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Important Uninsured Motorists Legislation Clears Criminal Committee of Tennessee House

 

State Comptroller encourages citizens to report fraud, waste, or abuse

Tennessee State Representative - District 67Nashville, TN – Tennessee State Representative Joe Pitts’ (D-Clarksville) House Bill 0431 (Senate Bill 0251), which would enhance the penalty from a Class C misdemeanor (punishable by a $100.00 fine) to a Class A misdemeanor (punishable by up to 11 months 29 days in jail and a fine of up to $2,500) when the offender is at fault for an accident resulting in bodily injury or death due to criminal negligence passed the House Criminal Full Committee.

Mr. and Mrs. Richard Brewster and Amber Tuchscherer (3 of the 4 people injured by the uninsured motorist) attended the committee meeting and have vowed to continue to attend all committee meetings until this legislation is sent to the Governor for his signature. «Read the rest of this article»

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Martin Luther King Jr. remembered

 

2013 is the 50th Anniversary of his “I have A Dream” Speech, and is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation

Martin Luther King JrWashington, D.C. – As far as black Americans were concerned, the nation’s response to Brown was agonizingly slow, and neither state legislatures nor the Congress seemed willing to help their cause along.

Finally, President John F. Kennedy recognized that only a strong civil rights bill would put teeth into the drive to secure equal protection of the laws for African Americans.

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Fort Campbell Town Hall Meeting with Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas Perez

 

Perez pledges to fight for Troops’ Rights

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) met Assistant U.S. Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Thomas E. Perez at a special town hall meeting here May 17th, 2012.

Perez was joined by U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Kentucky David J. Hale; United States Attorney for the Middle District of Tennessee Jerry E. Martin; Karen Stevens from the policy and strategy section of the Civil Rights Division; and Chief of Employment Delora Kennebrew from the litigation section of the Civil Rights Division. «Read the rest of this article»

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