Music concerts kick off in Oak Ridge


Oak Ridge, Tenn. — The Oak Ridge Civic Music Association — home of the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Chamber Music Series — is Celebrating Our Past, Enriching Our Future during its 2019–2020 75th anniversary season. Subscriptions are available now, with prices starting at $30 for a Young Adult Chamber Music Series subscription. YouthContinue reading “Music concerts kick off in Oak Ridge”

Safest Cities in Tennessee


BackgroundChecks.org Released Ranking of the Safest Cities in America, by State Nashville, Tenn.  BackgroundChecks.org has published its annual report on the safest cities in each U.S. state for 2019. At a time when fear and uncertainty course through the country, the Safest Cities report aims to shift the discussion towards commemorating the cities that haveContinue reading “Safest Cities in Tennessee”

Numbers and numbers… more numbers


Hispanics –California had the largest Hispanic population of any state on July 1, 2012 (14.5 million), as well as the largest numeric increase within the Hispanic population since July 1, 2011 (232,000). New Mexico had the highest percentage of Hispanics at 47.0 percent. –Los Angeles County had the largest Hispanic population of any county (4.8Continue reading “Numbers and numbers… more numbers”

Tennessee Voters Support Senate Immigration Bill 3-to-1!


By Eben Cathey [eben@tnimmigrant.org] Nashville – According to the results of Harper Polling, an independent polling firm, over three-fourths of Tennessee voters support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented workers and families already here. Over three-fourths also think the bill currently in Congress is tough but fair, and want Senators Alexander and Corker to supportContinue reading “Tennessee Voters Support Senate Immigration Bill 3-to-1!”

ACLU-TN Launches Initiative to Ensure Immigrants Understand Constitutional Rights


NASHVILLE – In response to the Supreme Court’s recent decision on Arizona’s “show me your papers” law, the ACLU of Tennessee today launched an initiative to ensure that Tennessee’s immigrants understand their right to fair treatment in the justice system.  The centerpiece of this effort is the online “Immigrant Rights Resource Center,” with bilingual informationContinue reading “ACLU-TN Launches Initiative to Ensure Immigrants Understand Constitutional Rights”

Firefighters reaching for successful relationships with Hispanics


KNOXVILLE—  Firefighter Al Ludwig of the Knoxville, TN Fire Department created a program that will allow firefighters to communicate with Latino familias. Ludwig realized the Latino population in his community was growing, and he took the initiative to learn and teach his fellow firefighters some basic Spanish.

Teen Masquerade Ball to be at the Blount County Public Library


MARYVILLE, TN  (July 16, 2012)   Teens, plan now to participate in the Realms of Darkness Masquerade Ball at the Blount County Public Library.  Whether you’re a novice or an expert dancer, don’t worry because JW Becker, with Champion Ballroom of Knoxville, will be leading a ballroom dance class.             The Masquerade Ball, the grand finaleContinue reading “Teen Masquerade Ball to be at the Blount County Public Library”

Robert Rodriguez, P. Diddy, Magic Johnson, Said Schwartz Begin 4 New Minority-Owned Indie Networks With Comcast


PHILADELPHIA, PA –– Comcast Corporation announced it has selected four new minority-owned independent networks to be broadly distributed on Comcast Cable systems between April 2012 and January 2014. After a thorough evaluation of more than 100 proposals, Comcast selected four networks ― two of which are majority African-American owned and two that are majority AmericanContinue reading “Robert Rodriguez, P. Diddy, Magic Johnson, Said Schwartz Begin 4 New Minority-Owned Indie Networks With Comcast”

Interpreters and Translators meet in Nashville


NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Association of Professional Interpreters and Translators (TAPIT), is having its 9th Annual Conference from September 9-11, 2011 at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville. This important event will gather more than 100 professional interpreters and translators of 9 languages from 7 states for informative sessions and networking. TAPIT members work in many languages including: AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE, AMHARIC, ARABIC, BOSNIAN, CATALAN, CROATIAN,Continue reading “Interpreters and Translators meet in Nashville”