Be The Change

Here’s a listing of local resources and events for you to help BE THE CHANGE

 

 

REGISTER TO VOTE!

Tennessee currently ranks 50th in voter turnout and 40th in voter registration.

In the last presidential election, African Americans ranked 43rd in the nation for voter turnout.

Use your voting power as a weapon in the fight for social justice!

Register online at https://ovr.govote.tn.gov/ today!

Text WOKE to 91990 to register to vote (and for reminders on Election Day)!

 

 


The NAACP is focused on disparities in economics, healthcare, education, voter empowerment and the criminal justice system while also continuing its role as legal advocate for civil rights issues. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, leading grassroots campaigns for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization. Get involved with the NAACP Nashville Branch at  https://www.naacpnashville.org/.

 

 


The National Museum of African American Music (NMAAM) is set to open its doors Labor Day Weekend 2020 in Nashville, Tennessee. Once completed, NMAAM will be the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans. The museum’s expertly-curated collections will share the story of the American soundtrack by integrating history and interactive technology to bring the musical heroes of the past into the present. Take a virtual tour and support the National Museum of African American Music at https://nmaam.org/.

 

 


Founded in 1968 and headquartered in Nashville, the Urban League of Middle Tennessee (ULMT) collaborates at the local level with community leaders, policymakers and corporate partners across Middle Tennessee to elevate standards of living for African Americans and other historically underserved groups. The Urban League spearheads the development of social programs and authoritative public policy research, and advocate for policies and services that close the equality gap. At the community level, the ULMT and its affiliates provide direct services that improve the lives of thousands of people annually. More than 37,000 individuals have been served by the ULMT in the past ten years. Get involved with the ULMT at https://www.ulmt.org/.


The 2020 Tennessee Voter Guides by The Equity Alliance are a free, nonpartisan, public resource to help you make an informed decision in the voting booth on Election Day.

http://tnvoterguides.com/

 


 

 

 

Blogs

LIZZO WINS BIG

LIZZO WINS BIG

Lizzo has conquered social media.TikTok has named her its artist of the year for 2022.Lizzo won the honor based on total views.Many users created videos with her smash “About Damn Time.”The top five rounds out with Bella Poarch at #2, Bad Bunny at 3, Charlie Puth coming in fourth, and Doja Cat at number five.…

TOO SHORT GETS HIS OWN STREET

TOO SHORT GETS HIS OWN STREET

Too $hort is a made man, and he’ll have his own street to prove it.Sources say Short Dog will soon get a permanent tribute in his hometown of Oakland, California.The road will be named Too $hort Way.The three-block stretch will be converted this Saturday.Too $hort commented on Instagram, “December 10th, it’s official. Blow the maf*in…

JURY SELECTION BEGINS FOR TORY LANEZ BEGINS

JURY SELECTION BEGINS FOR TORY LANEZ BEGINS

Tory Lanez appeared Monday in a Los Angeles courtroom. Jury selection started for his trial in the 2020 shooting of Megan Thee Stallion. She’s set to testify against Lanez. (quote) “I want him to go to jail. I want him to go under the jail.” If convicted, Tory Lanez could be sentenced to more than…

IRENE CARA PASSES AWAY AT 63

IRENE CARA PASSES AWAY AT 63

Irene Cara passed away over the weekend.The woman who gave us the iconic theme songs to Fame and Flashdance was 63.Cara was a 1980s icon. Her star rose quickly as she portrayed Coco in the musical Fame.She won two Grammys for her song “Flashdance: What A Feeling.”Her cause of death is unknown.