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REP. PARKINSON, HOUSE SPEAKER SEXTON TO TOUR MEMPHIS NATURAL HAIR SALONS

March 16, 2021 |

MEMPHIS-Memphis State Representative Antonio Parkinson will take House Speaker Cameron Sexton on a tour of Natural Hair Salons in Memphis this morning.  The purpose is to showcase the booming natural hair care business in the Memphis area and promote the region as the potential natural hair care capitol of the U.S.  The visit will also…

REP. CHISM FILES BILL TO INCLUDE BLACK HISTORY IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

March 16, 2021 |

NASHVILLE-Memphis State Representative Jesse Chism has filed legislation to make sure Black History is being included in Tennessee public school curriculum. HB0429 would create a 5-person oversight committee that would ensure that the state department of education examine materials and textbooks that integrate the history and contributions of African Americans and the descendants of the…

HOUSE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS APPLAUDS DECISION TO MOVE FORREST BUST

March 16, 2021 |

NASHVILLE-The House Democratic Caucus today is praising a decision by the Tennessee Historical Commission to relocate the bust of Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest from the State Capitol to the Tennessee state museum. The commission today voted overwhelmingly, 25 to 1, to move that statue and two others to the museum where they will become…