Never forget how Tennessee athletes shone in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics

Tennessee State University Coach Ed Temple’s Tigerbelles sent many champions to Japan. When the national teams paraded in the Opening Ceremonies at the Tokyo Olympics on July 23, many viewers with Tennessee connections watched with pride while recalling and reliving the first Tokyo games in 1964. A compelling highlight from that 1964 competition saw two close friends toe the starting

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An open letter to first lady (and first teacher) Jill Biden

Our country must make a direct investment in the very people who have the future of our society in their hands — K-12 public school teachers. Bo Roberts is a Nashville-based marketing consultant. He may be reached at bo@roberts strategies.com. Thanks to recent Belmont University graduate Emily Vo for her research on this project.Dear madam first lady: I am writing

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Our fragile democracy calls for formidable Republicans

A modest, honorable, former Republican president leaned in close to a modest, honorable, congressional Democrat leader, and, speaking through his face mask, said: “Joe Biden is the only one who could have been elected.” Those words, relayed by receiver Rep. Jim Clyburn of S.C., stood out most amidst all the immensely moving speeches, poems and songs heard on Inauguration Day

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