Let’s Save Our Sons and Daughters Spring Banquet Is May 2

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

The National Coalition of 100 Black Women Inc., Chattanooga Chapter will host a Let’s Save Our Sons and Daughters Spring Banquet on Thursday, May 2. This event will be held at the Chattanooga Convention & Trade Center at 6 p.m.

Proceeds from this event will benefit the “Reach to the Future” academic scholarships, which are awarded to area high school students based on excellence in academics, leadership, and community service.

The guest speaker for this event is Deborah R. Houston, who is an inspirational speaker, writer and model. Ms. Houston's passion for empowering women led her to write her first novel, “Father Knows Best,” the story of a young woman taught worldly lessons of survival by her drug-dealing father, that she accepts and practices. However, upon hearing and embracing the gospel of Jesus Christ, she is confronted with and questions her father's lessons, as she comes to terms with the unconditional love of her Savior.

She recently completed her first devotional book for women entitled “CelebrateU: The Phenomenality of U,” which encourages each woman to celebrate the woman that God has created and designed. Ms. Houston has "a passion for empowering women and encouraging them to realize their self-worth, grasp their purpose, walk in their destiny and serve one another."

Fundraising Chair Deborah Flagg said, "I am so excited about this inspiring young woman coming to Chattanooga and want everyone to experience her message.  I encourage our community to purchase tickets and tables early so as not to miss this opportunity."

NCBW President Faith Edwards encourages churches and organizations to sponsor youth to attend the event and be a table sponsor. 

Tickets for the Let’s Save our Sons and Daughters Banquet are $50 per person and can be purchased in advance by calling NCBW at 698-0029.

Founded in 1981, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization. The Chattanooga Chapter was organized in October of 1994, and advocates on behalf of women of color through national and local actions and strategic alliances that promote its national and international agendas on leadership development, gender equity in health, education, and economic development.




New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: JEFFERY DEWAYNE DOUGLAS                           LAUREN ASHLEY HOWARD 1433 CAROUSEL RD                                  1433 CAROUSEL RD CHATTANOOGA, TN 37421 ... (click for more)

Drivers Education Program Offers Spring Break Course

The Spring 2016 Drivers Education course will be offered March 28, 29, 30 and 31 at the Public Library Downtown, 1001 Broad St., not at Northgate Mall.  The class will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 9 a.m.-4:45 p.m. each of those four days.  In Spring of 2015, the Tennessee State Legislature made legislative changes to restrict the use of traffic ... (click for more)

Cathy Goodman Named Interim Director Of Cleveland Schools

The Cleveland City Schools Board of Education voted to appoint Cathy Goodman interim director of schools at a special called board meeting Monday morning. Ms. Goodman has been the assistant director of schools/director of personnel since 2011. She has 38 years of experience in education as a teacher, principal, and supervisor and started working for Cleveland City Schools in ... (click for more)

16-Year-Old Who Was Shot In The Head In East Ridge Dies

Monserrate Ferrer, the 16-year-old who was shot in East Ridge on Friday, has died. Investigators will meet early next week with the Hamilton County District Attorney's Office to discuss the case. The shooting that involved two juveniles was at the 4200 block of Bennett Road. Responding officers found a 16-year-old boy in the bedroom with a gunshot wound to the head. East ... (click for more)

The City Failed To Watch The Chattanooga History Museum Dollars

The tell tale signs of the History Museum's folly have been evident for years. When I was a former member of City Council I interviewed Dr. Daryl Black, Ph.D. to determine if I should argue for or against the annual funding of his organization. His interview, the multi-year history of administrative non-performance (despite consistent repetitive funding), and a review of the organizational ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Greenholtz: A No-Brainer

I am going to make this as simple as I possibly can. There are three fine lawyers now running for Criminal Court Judge and anywhere you go there will be people who like and admire Tom Greenholtz, Boyd Patterson and Mike Little. But when we select a judge, it should never be based on popularity. That’s why Gov. Haslam picked Greenholtz over both Little and Patterson this summer to ... (click for more)