Tennessee Comptroller To Take Over Majority Black Town’s Finances

The Tennessee state comptroller is taking over the finances of the small, majority-Black town of Mason, in a move that has the state NAACP chapter “deeply concerned.”Last week, Republican Comptroller Jason Mumpower, who is white, announced that his office would be overseeing the town’s budget, citing its authority under a state code, due to the town being “poorly managed.”...

IN MEMORIAM: Legendary Actor, Sidney Poitier, 94, Has Died

By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia Legendary actor Sidney Poitier, who broke barriers and stood for justice and Black lives during the most tumultuous times of the civil rights movement, has died. Poitier, whose iconic 71-year career, included starring roles in “A Raisin in the Sun,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner” and “Uptown Saturday Night,” was...

GOP Sen. Mike Braun Says Interracial Marriage Should Be Left To The States

Sen. Mike Braun (R-Ind.) said Tuesday that he believes interracial marriage should not be legal nationwide and that individual states should decide whether to allow it. “So you would be OK with the Supreme Court leaving the question of interracial marriage to the states?” reporter Dan Carden of The Times of Northwest Indiana asked Braun.Advertisement “Yes,”...