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Story by Samantha Avalos/ Contributing writer Dorris Walker-Taylor radiates a warm and inviting energy. Settling into a cushioned conference room chair, her hair in tight curly tendrils the color of ebony, frame her warm face. She wears a bright mustard-colored blouse featuring embroidered lace. The scent of lavender hangs in the air. Walker-Taylor, 63, is …

A new Tennessee Department of Health report states that Tennessee’s infant mortality rate dropped in 2018, but still exceeds the national rate by 17 percent. Infant mortality is defined as the death of a child before his or her first birthday, and is a critical indicator of the overall health of the state, as according to …

Photos and story by Brandon Donoho / Contributing Writer Students gathered in the Student Union’s Parliamentary Room on Tuesday to hear Jack McElroy, executive editor of Knox News, speak on the difficulties and importance of police accountability in modern journalism. The hour long talk began with the passage of the Freedom of Information Act in …

Story by Enrique A. Geronimo, Gracie Martin and Hayden Schimborski/ Contributing Writers   Oct. 29, 1929. Black Tuesday. Ninety years ago today the nation’s stock market dissolved into a frenzy of panic selling, causing a drastic decline in stock values. Men went to bed on the 28th as millionaires and before the next day was …

Story by Toriana Williams / Contributing Writer Tennessee State Governor Bill Lee announced in a video uploaded to Twitter that October 10 is now a statewide official day of prayer and fasting. He credits the idea to the “countless Tennesseans” who told him they were praying for him and his family during his campaign. .@MariaLeeTN …

The year was 1970. Bell-bottoms were in, hippies were still going strong and Elton John was making his extraordinary mark on the world of music. The era of peace and love seemed like it would never end. For some, at least. For others, particularly African Americans in the south, the fight for equality was still …