Tag Archive for Kwame Leo Lillard

Kwame Leo Lillard passes

Kwame Leo Lillard was a champion for justice who has now joined the ancestors. After battling kidney disease for years he finally succumbed on Sunday, December 20, 2020 after testing COVID-19 positive. He had formed the African American Cultural Alliance,…

Kwanzaa In Nashville: A Virtual Celebration

When Kwanzaa starts on Saturday, December 26, those in Nashville celebrating will be without the man who introduced the holiday to the community in 1983, and each year organized a major community event during the weeklong observance. This Saturday on…

‘I Will Breathe’ rally

Approximately 8000 to 10,000 individuals gathered at Legislative Plaza for the ‘I Will Breathe’ rally on May 30. The crowd has been described as one of the largest ever in the city. The rally was organized in protest of the…

Kudos to a real hero

I was fortunate to attend a celebration, ‘Kwame Leo Lillard Day,’ at First Community Church (pastored by Elder Glen V. Clay) acknowledging and honoring Kwame Leo Lillard, a true hero in my eyes. All too often, we give accolades and…