2013 — YEAR IN REVIEW
Looking back at our top front headline stories last year

The PRIDE staff looked back at the 52 weekly headline stories that appeared on the front pages of the Nashville PRIDE during the year 2013.  The decision was to review the first position headline stories, the first week of each month. Below is the date and description of the twelve stories:

U.S. House of Representatives

U.S. House of Representatives

January 4
Congress rescued middle class from fiscal cliff first day of 2013

Washington, D.C — The U.S. House of Representatives held a 15 minute vote on the “fiscal cliff,” on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2013, that resulted in a “yea” vote of 257 to a “nay” vote of 167 that sends the measure to President Barack Obama for his signature. About 24 hours earlier, the Senate voted 89 to 8 to approve the legislation to avoid going off that cliff.

Pictured left to right: seated on the podium at Ebenezer Baptist Church at the M L King Birthday Observance are Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference;  Dr. Christine King Farris, vice chair/treasurer of the Board of Trustees of The King Center and sister of Dr. King;  Ms. Elizabeth Omilami, director of Hosea Feed the Hungry and daughter of Hosea Williams;  Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center and daughter of Dr. King (at the podium);  Mr. John Lee,  president, Korea, USA Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Lisa Rhodes, dean of Sister’s Chapel, director of the Sister Center of Wisdom Spelman College; and Dr. Joseph M. Ripley, pastor of  The Body of Christ International, USA (who presented the invocation).

Pictured left to right: seated on the podium at Ebenezer Baptist Church at the M L King Birthday Observance are Reverend Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference; Dr. Christine King Farris, vice chair/treasurer of the Board of Trustees of The King Center and sister of Dr. King; Ms. Elizabeth Omilami, director of Hosea Feed the Hungry and daughter of Hosea Williams; Bernice A. King, CEO of The King Center and daughter of Dr. King (at the podium); Mr. John Lee, president, Korea, USA Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Lisa Rhodes, dean of Sister’s Chapel, director of the Sister Center of Wisdom Spelman College; and Dr. Joseph M. Ripley, pastor of The Body of Christ International, USA (who presented the invocation).

February 1
Diverse King Center observes Martin Luther King’s 84th birthday

ATLANTA, Ga. — The King Center held a 10-day program, beginning Jan. 12, commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 84th birth- day. It reflected the Civil Rights leader’s impassioned advocacy of diversity, non- violence and youth activism in challenging the nation to fulfill his dream. The Center organized and co-presented 14 events during the 2013 MLK observance that served as a kicked off for a yearlong celebration of Dr. King’s ‘I Have A Dream’ speech.

Town Hall-2
March 1
Eighth Tennessee State University President holds Town Hall Meeting

It was standing room only at the first official Town Hall Meeting at Tennessee State University, held by the first official female president of the University, on Tuesday at Kean Hall. President Glenda Baskin Glover promoted: “Partner. Plan. Produce … TSU & The Community”

 

Serena Williams fighting hard to keep her No. 1 ranking in the world  (Photo by C. Brunskill)

Serena Williams fighting hard to keep her No. 1 ranking in the world
(Photo by C. Brunskill)

Tiger Woods is back on top of the world at No.1 after his win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The Masters Tournament in Georgia is up next.  (Photo by Vern Verna)

Tiger Woods is back on top of the world at No.1 after his win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. The Masters Tournament in Georgia is up next.
(Photo by Vern Verna)

April 5
Serena Williams and Tiger Woods are both No.1 in the world

by Howie Evans
Special to the NNPA from the New York Amsterdam News
Serena Williams and Tiger Woods are back in a place familiar to them. Both Williams and Woods have reclaimed their status in their respective worlds of tennis and golf. Both athletes have reclaimed their No. 1 global rankings in their sports. For Woods, it’s been an uphill battle for the past few years, as he’s had to carry the weight of domestic problems. For Williams, it was a series of injuries that took her down. But now, both Williams and Woods are back at the top. Williams, the best tennis player in the world. Woods, the best golfer in his world.

 

 

 

 

 

May 3
Pathway Lending and Goldman Sachs partner in business initiative
$2.2 million bolsters Tennessee small businesses
Pathway Lending, a Community Development Financial Institution that provides underserved small businesses with lending and educational services to spur job creation and economic development throughout Tennessee, has received $2.2 million in new loan and grant funds from the Goldman Sachs ‘10,000 Small Businesses’ initiative.

 

U.S. President Barack Obama (5th from l) signs a bill in the Oval Office designating the Congressional Gold Medal to commemorate the four young girls killed during the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, as (l to r) Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Dr Sharon Malone Holder, Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), Thelma Pippen McNair, mother of Denise McNair, Lisa McNair, sister of Denise McNair and Dianne Braddock, sister of Carole Robertson look on May 24 in Washington, D.C. The medal, the highest Congressional civilian honor, was given posthumously to Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair who died September 15, 1963 when a bomb planted by White supremacists exploded at the church  (photo by Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images).

U.S. President Barack Obama (5th from l) signs a bill in the Oval Office designating the Congressional Gold Medal to commemorate the four young girls killed during the 1963 bombing of 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, as (l to r) Birmingham Mayor William Bell, Dr Sharon Malone Holder, Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), Thelma Pippen McNair, mother of Denise McNair, Lisa McNair, sister of Denise McNair and Dianne Braddock, sister of Carole Robertson look on May 24 in Washington, D.C. The medal, the highest Congressional civilian honor, was given posthumously to Addie Mae Collins, Carole Robertson, Cynthia Wesley and Denise McNair who died September 15, 1963 when a bomb planted by White supremacists exploded at the church
(photo by Mike Theiler-Pool/Getty Images).

June 7
Congressional Gold Medal Bill honors ‘Four Little Girls’
Rep. Sewell joins President Obama at signing ceremony

Special from the Greene County Democrat WASHINGTON, D.C. (NNPA) — U.S. Rep. Terri A. Sewell (Ala.-07) joined President Barack Obama at the White House for a bill signing ceremony for the Congressional Gold Medal Bill honoring the ‘Four Little Girls’ (Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley).
H.R. 360 passed unanimously in the House of Representatives on April 24 by a vote of 420-0.
Rep. Sewell and Rep. Spencer Bachus (Ala.-06) introduced the bill along with the entire Alabama del- egation and Alabama natives Rep. John Lewis (Ga.-05) and Rep. Sanford Bishop (Ga.-02).
The U.S. Senate unani- mously approved H.R. 360 on May 9. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.), who gar- nered co-sponsorship from over two-thirds of the Senate, introduced the Senate version of the bill along with Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.).

 

Councilman Scott Davis with Nashville PRIDE, Rosetta Perry of Tennessee Tribune, Councilman-at-Large Jerry Maynard, NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell, and Terry Jones of Louisana Data News

Councilman Scott Davis with Nashville PRIDE, Rosetta Perry of Tennessee Tribune, Councilman-at-Large Jerry Maynard, NNPA Chairman Cloves Campbell, and Terry Jones of Louisana Data News

July 5
The NNPA holds 2013 annual convention in Nashville
Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson warns of ‘Crisis’ in Education

by Jennifer Gerald
More than 200 publishers and their associates were in Nashville at the Hutton Hotel last week for the NNPA Annual Convention held from June 26-29. The theme this year was ‘The Voice of the Black Community.’

Nashville PRIDE introduces “People are Talking”

 

 Lois Marie DeBerry  (1945 – 2013)

Lois Marie DeBerry
(1945 – 2013)

August 2
Tennesseans mourn the lost of a great political leader

by Jennifer Gerald
Speaker Pro Tempore Emeritus Lois DeBerry died at a hospital in Memphis, TN on, Sunday, July 28, 2013 from complications resulting from a four year battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 68 years old.

Dr. Brenda S. McAdory

Dr. Brenda S. McAdory

September 6
TSU scientist collaborates with Johns Hopkins researchers on brain disorder study

(TSU News Service) – Schizophrenia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are two major diseases that affect millions of Americans. Studies show nearly 2.4 million American adults have schizophrenia, according to the National Institute of Mental Health, while 8 to 10 percent of all school-aged children born in the United States suffer from ADHD, a common behavioral disorder.
But understanding the exact causes of diseases like these, which affect the nerve cells in the brain, have been debated for nearly a century. Scientists think they may finally be closing in on answers.
A Tennessee State University scientist, working with other researchers at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute in Baltimore, said through a normal process called “axon pruning,” which is the removal of “excess” nerve cells in the brain, the causes of these diseases could be eliminated.

 

 

Cabinet members look on Monday as President Obama  discusses government shutdown  (White House photo by David Lienemann)

Cabinet members look on Monday as President Obamadiscusses government shutdown
(White House photo by David Lienemann)

October 4
Government shutdown harder on Black workers

by George E. Curry, NNPA editor-in-chief
Washington, D.C. – Although the shutdown of the federal government that began Tuesday is affecting all Americans, a disproportionate portion of the 800,000 furloughed federal workers are African Americans, according to the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
Because government jobs have been more available to Blacks than private sector employment over the years, especially under de jure segregation, Blacks, who comprise 13.6% of the U.S. population, make up 17.7% of the federal workforce.
Overall, people of color represent 34% of the federal workforce.

 

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November 1
Inez Crutchfield inducted into the 2013 Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame

by Wanda Clay
The Tennessee Women’s Hall of Fame (TWHOF) held its 2013 inductee luncheon on October 28th. Among the six women inducted was Inez Crutchfield. Mrs. Crutchfield is a Nashville resident with a long and storied history of breaking social and political barriers.

November 15, 22, 29

In the Our Times Section and on the People Page, the 25 years’ history of the Nashville PRIDE was reviewed … it’s people – founders, officers, staff, affiliates, columnists, writers, photographers, the newsmakers, with stories to tell and photos to share, both individuals and groups.

December 6
Council members clarify details of baseball stadium (Sulphur Dell)

by Cass Teague
Metro Councilwoman Erica Gilmore and several fellow members of the Metro Council Minority Caucus hosted a public information meeting last weekend to present the facts about a pro- posed baseball stadium and multiple use development downtown. Sulphur Dell was home to several minor league teams, most notably the Nashville Vols and the Negro League’s Elite Giants.
“This development is a wonderful catalyst for the north Nashville community,” said Gilmore.
“This is the first-ever economic initiative that’s been done in north Nashville,” said Metro Councilman Scott Davis.
Commission. “This investment north of downtown returns baseball to its historic home in Sulphur Dell and will spur further redevelopment of the Jefferson Street area, and that’s great for our entire city,” Mayor Karl Dean said after the Metro Council Metro Councilman Scott Davis approved legislation on second reading on Tuesday, Dec. 3 The “vote moved the project one step closer to reality.”
“Sulphur Dell is a victory for every person who believes in economic justice, economic inclusion, and economic prosperity for all
Metro Councilman Jerry Maynard Nashvillians,” says Metro councilman Jerry Maynard.

December 13, 27   Nashville PRIDE’s history continued.