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

SNOOP DOGG MOTHER, BEVERLY TATE, DIES

SNOOP DOGG MOTHER, BEVERLY TATE, DIES

Snoop Dogg’s mother, Beverly Tate, has died … this according to her own son. The rapper broke the news Sunday, posting a tribute to her on Instagram and writing … “Thank u god for giving me an angel 🕊 for a mother 💖🙏🏽🌹💝 TWMA.” There’s another post where he thanks his mom for having him.…

Spike Lee, Nate Parker sued for copyright infringement over ‘American Skin’

Spike Lee, Nate Parker sued for copyright infringement over ‘American Skin’

Two independent filmmaking brothers claim that Parker and Lee’s 2019 film stole several elements from their 2017 screenplay. Spike Lee and Nate Parker were hit with a lawsuit over copyright infringement by independent filmmakers and brothers Selton and Langston Shaw. The Shaws claim that Lee and Parker’s film, American Skin, stole from their screenplay, A…

Diddy puts Kim Porter’s Los Angeles home on the market

Diddy puts Kim Porter’s Los Angeles home on the market

Sean “Diddy” Combs asks $7 million for the mansion in a listing on CompassThe Los Angeles home that Sean “Diddy” Combs purchased for Kim Porter, his ex-girlfriend and the late mother of three of his children, is now up for sale. The music mogul put the mansion in the city’s Toluca Lake neighborhood on the…

‘She’s a completely different shade’: Critics claim Beyonce’s skin tone has been lightened in new Tiffany ad to make her look ‘white European’ – and say it sends a message that it’s ‘more desirable’ than being black

‘She’s a completely different shade’: Critics claim Beyonce’s skin tone has been lightened in new Tiffany ad to make her look ‘white European’ – and say it sends a message that it’s ‘more desirable’ than being black

• Date Night, a new advert released by luxury jewelry brand Tiffany & Co this week sees Beyonce, Jay-Z, and their daughter Blue Ivy appear together• However, some critics have suggested Beyonce’s skin tone in the commercial looks considerably lighter than it really is• Writer Dominique Samuels said it ‘sends out the message lighter skin…