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A review of “The Rising of Black America with the Assistance of White America”

 

Author James A. Hudson will be holding a book reading at Hastings Books on April 3rd from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. He will also be signing copies of his books for attendees.

The rising of Black America with the Assistance of White America

Recently I had the opportunity to review a book, entitled, “The Rising of Black America with the Assistance of White America”, by James A Hudson.

My first opinion of the book was that it was to opinionated and lacked substance. My bias was due to how the author categorized the black community in the acknowledgment section of the book.

As I continued to read, my interest began to grow. My biases melted towards the writing style of the author and my views of his focus became more vivid.

To me, the book focus was fair and its suppositions are relevant to the content of the subject matter. Focusing on the struggles of the African American, the material presented was found to be close to the way I witnessed the treatment of blacks in the 1960s. «Read the rest of this article»

 

Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs Advises Consumers To Beware of Census Scam Artists

 

Guard Social Security info; reject password, PIN code or money requests

Nashville – With the U.S. Census under way, the Division of Consumer Affairs wants to remind Tennesseans that scam artists often use the guise of government-related programs to steal from the unwitting. “Government-benefits fraud is more prevalent than credit card fraud,” says Consumer Affairs Director Mary Clement. “We don’t want Tennesseans to fall prey to identity theft or worse.”

Be on the Alert!

  • The Census Bureau does NOT conduct the 2010 Census via the Internet
  • The Census Bureau does not send e-mails about participating in the 2010 Census
  • The Census Bureau never:
    • Asks for your full Social Security number
    • Asks for money or a donation
    • Sends requests on behalf of a political party
    • Requests PIN codes, passwords or similar access information for credit cards, banks or other financial accounts.

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Local officer takes top honors at Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy

 

On March 12, 2010, the Clarksville Police Department had nine officers graduate from the Tennessee Law Enforcement Training Academy. 

Chris Cunningham took Top Honors by receiving the Outstanding Officer Award.

The Outstanding Officer Award recognizes the officer that has the highest academic, firearms, driving, defensive tactics, and fitness overall grade average.

The new officers are wrapping up their in-house training and will start FTO training on March 24.  They will spend 14 weeks in the FTO program and will hit the streets on their own after that.

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Congressman Tanner issues statement on his health care vote

 

Washington – U.S. Rep. John Tanner released the following statement regarding his vote “no” on last Sunday’s health care legislation. «Read the rest of this article»

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Community leaders presented with economic development award

 

Executives from Business Facilities magazine visited Clarksville on Tuesday to present community leaders with the publication’s Silver Award for 2009 Economic Deal of the Year. The award was based on Hemlock Semiconductor’s decision to base their $2.5 billion polysilicon plant in Clarksville.

Business Facilities Magazine's Award Presentation

Business Facilities Magazine's Award Presentation

Ted Coene, co-president of Group C Media, the publisher of Business Facilities, and senior account executive Ben Nachsin were on hand to present the award to the Economic Development Council, represented by EDC Chairman Mark Holleman; the Industrial Development Board, represented by current Chairman Bryce Sanders and Past Chairman Sammy Stuard; Montgomery County Mayor Carolyn Bowers; and City Mayor Johnny Piper who was represented by City Councilman David Allen, due an unavoidable conflict. «Read the rest of this article»

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The Garden of Hope Project needs your help!

 

Vegetables aren’t the only things that grow in the Garden of Hope in Clarksville, Tennessee. Hope grows there too. The mission of the program is to grow and distribute fresh produce to local food banks and help feed hungry people in our community. Giving gardens like the Garden of Hope provides local residents opportunities to make a difference and connect to the environment. Excess produce will be distributed to local food banks to feed the hungry in Clarksville and Montgomery County. Volunteers of all ages are needed work and learn together in the Hope Garden.

Garden of Hope volunteers will plant, care for and harvest produce that will be sold to raise funds for local food programs including F.U.E.L, Loaves and Fishes and other groups feeding the hungry. «Read the rest of this article»

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101st Airborne Division Soldiers celebrate Afghan New Year

 

Fort CampbellWritten by the Bagram Media Center Tuesday, 23 March 2010 09:25

PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – In some countries the New Year is celebrated in January with champagne and resolutions. In others it’s celebrated in February with lanterns and fireworks. In Afghanistan – as Soldiers from Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, recently learned – it’s celebrated in March with spears from horseback.

The Soldiers of “Angel” Company joined local leaders from Sharana city in Afghanistan’s Paktika province for a New Year’s feast followed by a performance by Afghan folk dancers, March 20.

U.S. Army 1st Lt. James Ferguson, a fire support officer with Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, poses with a horse in Sharana city in Afghanistan’s Paktika province, March 21, during the New Year’s sangay festivities. Sangay is a competition in which men on horseback use spears to attempt to dislodge a spike from the ground. The Soldiers from 3-187 INF joined approximately 600 residents from the city for the celebration. (U.S. Army photo)

U.S. Army 1st Lt. James Ferguson, a fire support officer with Company A, 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, poses with a horse in Sharana city in Afghanistan’s Paktika province, March 21, during the New Year’s sangay festivities. (U.S. Army photo)

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Sí, se puede – Yes we can enact immigration reform!

 

A crowd of more than 200,000 gathered in our nation’s capital on last Sunday to push President Barack Obama to keep his campaign’s promise to enact a  “just and humane” immigration policy for our nation. Jimmie Garland Sr. from the Clarksville Tennessee NAACP was there along with members of the Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education (H.O.P.E.) and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC).

Seldom does one have the opportunity to witness history in the making.

As we marched through the streets of Washington, D.C., our nation’s capitol, you could feel the tensions of excitement in the spirit of the marchers. There were participants of all ages, nationalities, ethnicities, and social germane. Each brought their story, and contributed openly to the most important march for freedom in the 21st Century. A march that is certain to go down in history as the beginning of the Hispanic community’s call for real equality and justice. An appeal for unhindered citizenship, the ability for their children to not be left behind as they prepare themselves to become productive citizens.

Members of  the Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education (H.O.P.E.) and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) march past the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington DC

Members of the Hispanic Organization for Progress and Education (H.O.P.E.) and the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) march past the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington DC

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Budget Wise Recipes ~ Beans

 

Those of us raised in Clarksville, or almost anywhere in Tennessee, know how delicious and filling beans and cornbread are!  You probably know all about cooking beans but did you know that beans are an excellent source of protein, fiber, calcium, potassium and iron?  They’re inexpensive and can be made into so many delicious recipes. Here are some ideas for using beans in your weekly menus.

Here’s a couple of tips for using beans. «Read the rest of this article»

 


Proctors Needed for TCAP Testing

 

Dear CMCSS Parents and Community Partners,

Although the week of April 18-24 is “National Public School Volunteer Week”,  CMCSS needs to get an early start with volunteers for our schools during TCAP assessments which take place April 13-16. During this time proctors are needed to help teachers monitor student test taking during the day. As a TCAP volunteer you will be asked to watch the children while they are being tested. A classroom teacher will also be in the room.

Volunteers will be asked to be available for monitoring over a 2 1/2 hour period which will include a required training prior to the testing. Monitors are asked to be there when the schools open. The opening time for each school is listed below. Please feel free to volunteer for one day or several days. Your commitment and support is greatly appreciated! «Read the rest of this article»

 
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