Cyntoia Brown to Host First Public Appearance in Nashville Since Release

Cyntoia Brown will be making her first public appearance at a sold out event on Oct. 23rd at Christ Church Cathedral in Nashville to talk about her new memoir, “Free Cyntoia.” Free Cyntoia: My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System will be released on October 15 Purchase here She will also make a public appearance in New York at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Cyntoia Brown spent 15 years behind bars and was released from prison in August after former Mayor Bill Haslam granted her clemency of…

Black in the Day…EXTRA…EXTRA read all About it!!!

October 4, 1864:   On this day the first Black owned and operated newspaper was founded. The New Orleans Tribune is a newspaper serving the African-American community of New Orleans, Louisiana, as well as the name of a bilingual publication that served the area in the 1860s. The current publication was founded in 1985. The Tribune is published by McKenna Publishing Co., which also publishes The Blackbook, a community directory of African-American businesses, and Welcome, a guide for Black tourists to New Orleans. The original and only other version of The New Orleans Tribune became America’s first Black daily…