Tennessee State University’s world-renowned Aristocrat of Bands (AOB) has a message for fellow HBCU bands and anyone else who will listen, vote! Dr. Reginald McDonald recently hosted a workshop with fellow band member Tiara Thompson on absentee voting to educate the band on how to ensure their ballots are counted for the Nov. 3 presidential election, and to register those who weren’t.
Tennessee State University may not be having a traditional Homecoming this year because of the pandemic, but its Big Blue spirit will still shine through another way – virtually. For 2020, TSU has planned several virtual events Oct. 23-25 under the theme, “Essentially TSU – We’re In This Together!”
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LIFE & CULTURE
The Nashville Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (NAHCC) is proud to announce the launch of CineTVLatino-COM, a one-day educational conference focusing on opportunities for Hispanic/Latin@/Latinx creatives and business persons in feature films, television series and documentaries. The conference will present speakers from Costa Rica, Spain, Colombia, Ecuador, USA, Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Mexico, on a wide range of subjects, film projects and Q&A discussions, with Spanish-English simultaneous interpretation available throughout the day*.
The panels, the red carpet and the energy around Black film are three things that come to mind when it comes to the International Black Film Festival. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, you had to wonder how Hazel Joyner-Smith and her staff were going to pull this off.
The Black Beer Experience. What is it you might ask? Well, it isn’t just an experience, but something Shani Glampion started back in 2018 becoming serious for her in 2019. How it started, some may wonder? It actually started out of having a good time and a suggestion.
Civil rights icon Dr. Benjamin Chavis, former NAACP executive director and current president/CEO of the National Newspaper Publishers Association (NNPA), will become host of a weekly Black-oriented public affairs talk show on PBS (Public Broadcasting System) in October.
The South Carolina born actor, producer, and beloved hero Chadwick Boseman was just 43 years old at his passing.
Each American throws out about 4.5 pounds of trash per day, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. By incorporating the “Three Rs” (Reduce, Reuse and Recycle) into routines, you can help divert some of this waste away from landfills to help protect the environment.
MONEY & BUSINESS
For months, small businesses have been waiting for news of when the loan forgiveness portion of the Paycheck Protection Program would begin. Today, the Small Business Administration has announced a plan to forgive almost 70% of the loans it gave out to millions of recipients of the PPP.