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A Humble Heart Lit Up The Community

People come into our lives for a variety of reasons and seasons. In January of 2016 I returned home to Johnson City and over the next year I learned just how much Ralph Davis, President of the Washington County-Johnson City NAACP branch, had given to this community. The loss of his light will be deeply … Read more

Tennessee Deserves Better — It’s Time for Glen Casada to Resign

On his Facebook profile, Glen Casada lists himself as an “unapologetic Republican.” Considering the explosion of scandals in the last week of the 2019 Tennessee Legislature and his continued excuses for inexcusable behavior, perhaps he should have simply gone with “unapologetic.” For those who haven’t had time to keep up—and there’s been a lot to … Read more

Rachel Chanel Taylor

Rachel Chanel Taylor is a student at East Tennessee State University, currently pursuing a medical degree, but is debating changing her major to social work, or any other degree program where she believes she can help people in their day-to-day lives. For her, that is more important than any six figure paycheck. Rachel has survived … Read more

We are living in a state of emergency!

Last week, Governor Haslam gave his State of the State address and painted the current state of Tennessee has being competitive and a great place for all Tennesseans. Governor Haslam, what you said and what are facts are starkly different. While Tennessee offers a beautiful and diverse geography, with people from all over the world … Read more

Herb Greenlee

Many in Washington County, Tennessee know Herb Greenlee for his work with the Boys and Girls Club of Johnson City and now for his work at Carver Recreation Center. He worked to establish a memorial scholarship, the Melvin Stevens Scholarship, established in 1991 in memory of the previous director of Carver Rec. Herb has made … Read more

Joy Fulkerson

Joy Fulkerson has inspired students to be leaders in their communities through her work at East Tennessee State University. After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree from ETSU in 1998 in Mass Communications and Public Relations, Joy was hired by ETSU to work with students interested in civic engagement through Volunteer ETSU and Alternative Spring Break as … Read more

Kenneth Bonner

Kenneth Bonner lives in Washington County, Tennessee and works every day to bring positive change to our community. As the the leader for Community Alliance United for Social Equality (CAUSE) and Restoring Excellence and Community Harmony (REACH) Empowerment Institute. Kenneth’s main focus has been on criminal justice reform by working through local communities and community … Read more

Adam Dickson

Adam Dickson is a local leader who challenges all of us to be our best selves while bettering the community in which we live. Adam serves as an Adjunct Instructor at East Tennessee State University where he is responsible for the development and instruction of the course, Black American Political Thought. Adam now serves as … Read more

This past weekend we marched. Now we organize!

Saturday, January 20, 2018, I had the distinct honor of being one of the lead organizers and the emcee for the Women’s March 2.0 Tri-Cities. 2,500 people from Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia overflowed Founders Park. It was truly a humbling and awe inspiring experience. Michelle Treece announced her candidacy for Johnson City School Board. … Read more