I grew up in "Old St. Elmo" on 39th Street behind the Incline. As a child I remember my older brother "Pongee" as being my hero. This month of February being Black History Month, I cannot think of a better person to be honored than my late older brother, Theodore McGraw (Kidd) aka "Pongee" of St. Elmo (Gamble Town). Growing up without my father, Theodore was always available to advise me on "Rights and Wrongs," such as, I remember once ... (click for more)
A diverse yet powerful panel of community leaders in Nashville delivered a letter to the Metro Nashville Board of Education last week. It was signed by some top men and women who represent a wide-ranking cross section of Tennessee’s largest city and includes education, business, religious and diversity superstars. You need to understand the urgency behind the letter. Davidson County has just entered its eighth month without a school superintendent. ... (click for more)
February 12, 2016
Enough is enough. I have heard Marty Haynes’ name drug through the mud for far too long. Let me tell you a few things that I have learned from my father, that now as a family man myself I realize ... (click for more)
Reliable, low-cost electricity has always been the backbone of the Tennessee Valley economy. Low-cost power from the Tennessee Valley Authority, generated by a balanced mix of coal, natural gas ... (click for more)
Randy Johnston is the right man for Hamilton County Assessor of Property. His 31 years of continuous service have been invaluable and his drive and resolve are just a few attributes that ... (click for more)
Should the city stop funding for the Violence Reduction Initiative?