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What Tennessee—and the Country—Can Learn from London Lamar, the State’s Youngest Black Woman Lawmaker

By the time Tennessee representative London Lamar tells me she’s “a softy and a sweet person,” she had already removed all doubt. The ambitious ...
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City Council races begin to fill up

Quicker than Memphis starts to replace fall gray with spring green, the campaigns for Memphis City Council are coming to life at about a dozen or two ...
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Martesha L. Johnson selected to the Nashville Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40!

We all have the same number of hours in the day, but what we do with those hours varies greatly. Our 40 Under 40 honorees of 2019 are making the most ...
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A Look at Chief Public Defender Martesha Johnson

Martesha Johnson was in her early 20s in 2007, an intern at the Metro Public Defender’s Office, when she got her first assignment. It was a murder ...
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London Lamar files bill inspired by Cyntoia Brown

On the first day on the job as a newly minted state representative — the youngest woman now serving in the Tennessee legislature — Rep. London Lamar, ...
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  • Jul 24, 2018

Mayor Briley Appoints Emily Passini as Chief of Staff

Mayor David Briley is reorganizing the Office of the Mayor by naming Emily Passini as Chief of Staff. As the senior official in the administration, ...
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  • Jul 24, 2018

Emerge Alum, Jennifer Vanoy, Featured

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (OSBORNE) — Early voting is now underway in Tennessee for the August 2 state and federal primaries and the county general ...
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The Commercial Appeal Endorses Racquel Collins

The Shelby County Commission does not get the credit it deserves. The 13 commissioners are more than a collection of part-time politicos who get ...
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Op-ed by London Lamar in the Commercial Appeal

Over the past few weeks, we have witnessed President Trump and his administration disregard the integrity of the political process by blatantly ...
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Indya Kincannon Announces Run for Mayor of Knoxville!

Two individuals have taken the first step toward running to become the city’s new mayor in 2019. Eddie Mannis, former chief operating officer ...
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