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A Taste of Nashville, Tennessee

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  1. Nashville is the capital of the U.S. state of Tennessee and the county seat of Davidson County. It is most notably known as a center of the music industry, earning it the nickname "Music City". According to United States Census Bureau the city has a population of 626,681.

  2. Although Nashville was never known as a jazz town, it did have many great jazz bands, including The Nashville Jazz Machine led by Dave Converse and its current version, the Nashville Jazz Orchestra, led by Jim Williamson, as well as The Establishment, led by Billy Adair. Radio station WMOT-FM in nearby Murfreesboro has aided significantly in the recent revival of the city's jazz scene, as has the non-profit Nashville Jazz Workshop, which holds concerts and classes in a renovated building in the north Nashville neighborhood of Germantown. Fisk University also maintains a jazz station.

  3. As the "home of country music", Nashville has become a major music recording and production center. All of the Big Four record labels, as well as numerous independent labels, have offices in Nashville, mostly in the Music Row area. Since the 1960s, Nashville has been the second biggest music production center (after New York) in the U.S. As of 2006, Nashville's music industry is estimated to have a total economic impact of $6.4 billion per year and to contribute 19,000 jobs to the Nashville area.

  4. Cashville: Nashville native Young Buck released a very successful rap album called Straight Outta Ca$hville that has popularized the nickname among a new generation.

  5. The median income for a household in the city was $39,797, and the median income for a family was $49,317.

  6. Nashville has a humid subtropical climate with generally mild to moderately cold winters, and hot, humid summers. Monthly averages range from 36.8 °F in January to 79.1 °F in July, with a diurnal temperature variation of 17 to 23 °F. In the winter months, snowfall does occur in Nashville but is usually not heavy. Average annual snowfall is about 9 inches, falling mostly in January and February and occasionally March and December. Rainfall is typically greater in winter and spring while autumn is the driest. Spring and fall are generally pleasantly warm but prone to severe thunderstorms, which occasionally bring tornadoes.

Nashville Radio Stations:

WKFN 540 AM Clarksville, TN Sports
WNSR 560 AM Brentwood, TN Sports
WLAC 1510 AM Nashville, TN News/Talk
W271AB (WPRT) 102.1 FM Nashville, TN Top-40
WPRT 102.5 FM Pegram, TN Top-40
WBOZ 104.9 FM Woodbury, TN Gospel Music
WUBT 101.1 FM Russellville, KY Hip Hop
WRFN (LPFM) 98.9 FM Pasquo, TN Variety
WQQK 92.1 FM Goodlettsville, TN Urban Contemporary
WMOT 89.5 FM Murfreesboro, TN Jazz
WFSK 88.1 FM Nashville, TN Fisk University Smooth Jazz
WECV 89.1 FM Nashville, TN Religious
WJXA 92.9 FM Nashville, TN Adult Contemporary
W271AB (WPRT) 102.1 FM Nashville, TN Top-40
WMDB 880 AM Nashville, TN Gospel Music
WLAC 1510 AM Nashville, TN News/Talk
WVOL 1470 AM Berry Hill, TN Urban Contemporary

Yes Lord Radio -  2x Stellar Award winning Gospel Music Internet Radio station. We offer 3 channels of Gospel musics and can be heard by millions of listeners worldwide.


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The Ugly Truth behind Mass Incarceration and Recidivism - Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Part 2 of 2

Truth behind Mass Incarceration

The Ugly Truth behind Mass Incarceration and Recidivism

In partnership with Project Return, Vanderbilt University presents "Food for Thought: The Ugly Truth behind Mass Incarceration and Recidivism", a two-part series of lunchtime conversations presented by Vanderbilt University professors, Project Return representatives and other members of the Nashville community.

Our panelists:

Bettie Kirkland
Executive Director, Project Return

Lisa Guenther
Associate Professor of Philosophy, Vanderbilt University

Judge Sheila Calloway
Juvenile Court Metropolitan Nashville & Davidson County

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
Part 2 of 2

1207 18th Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37212

Doors open at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch served at 11:30 a.m.
Program from noon to 1:00 p.m.

FREE with advance registration. LUNCH INCLUDED. To respond, call 615-322-8585 or REGISTER ONLINE. You must register to receive a complimentary lunch. Boxed lunches will be provided for the first 100 people to respond.


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Demographics of Nashville, Tennessee

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Feb 13th is 56th anniversary of Nashville sit-ins; commemoration at Parnassus Book Store

- New Novel with Nashville 1960s Setting -

February 13, 2016 is the 56th anniversary of the Nashville sit-ins, probably the best organized sit-ins of the Civil Rights Movement. At 2:00 that day at Parnassus Bookstore in Nashville, 3900 Hillsboro Pike, Ste. 14, novelist Gretchen Cassel Eick will read from her new novel, Maybe Crossings, which begins in Nashville as the sit-ins begin and spins the story of the Movement and its impact on families.

Eick is a civil rights historian and author of Dissent in Wichita: The Civil Rights Movement in the Midwest (University of Illinois Press, 2001/2007). That book won three awards. Prodded by a fan to write the history she knows and loves in a novel format, in 2013 she began writing about black and white families immersed in the Movement.

The story rapidly unreeled, taking over her dreams and daylight hours. The result was Maybe Crossings, a story rooted in the 1960s which explores the children of the Movement and their children, as they forge new understandings of race, family, and commitment in the early Twenty-first Century. As one reviewer wrote, Maybe Crossings is a compelling read with “Well developed characters that you come to really care about. An exploration of what family really means. And a surprise ending which wraps the story up into very emotionally satisfying whole.“Dr. Eick’s documenting a 1958 sit-in in Wichita, Kansas will be included in the new Smithsonian Museum of African American History.


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Famous Blacks from Nashville, Tennessee

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Businesses in Nashville, Tennessee

A small percentage of the businesses listed on may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


  1. Alkebu-lan Images -  Category: Natural Woman/Hair Products -  2721 Jefferson Street Nashville, TN 37208 (615) 321-4111

  2. Anointed Hands Hair Creations -  Category: Black Hair Salons - 1201 Villa Pl. Suite 100 - Nashville, Tennessee (615) 568-2100   - (visit website)

  3. Brook Taylor's Salon & Nail Spa -  Category: Black Beauty Salons - 3041-C Dickerson Pike - Nashville TN (615) 589-8863

  4. Collanthia's Creations -  Category: Black Hair Salons - P.O Box 68441 - Nashville TN (615) 294-7516

  5. Divine Interventions Beauty Emporium -  Category: Black Beauty Salons - 327 Rural Hill Rd - Nashville TN (615) 586-0399

  6. Family Barber Shop -  Category: Barber -  7 28th Ave N. Nashville, TN (615) 340-0007

  7. G-Spot Barber & Styles -  Category: Barber -   573 Stewarts Ferry Pike, Nashville, TN 37214, (615) 883-1371

  8. Hair By Tina -  Category: Black Hair Salons - 2701 Jefferson Street - Nashville, Tennessee (615) 509-5686   - (visit website)

  9. Hairstyles by Brandi -  Category: Black Hair Salons - Valley Court Nashville TN (615) 335-5439

  10. J'Larie Natural Hairstyles -  Category: Black Hair Salons - 2605 Jones Ave - Nashville, Tennessee (615) 323-5292 - (615) 589-8863   - (visit website)

  11. Kinky Rootz Natural Hair Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons - 121 21st Avenue North - Nashville TN (615) 579-0995  - (visit website)

  12. Michael’s Barber Shop -  Category: Barber -  3931 Clarksville Pke. Nashville, TN (615) 876-0098

  13. Naturally You -  Category: Black Beauty Salons - 3926 Gallatin Road - Nashville TN (615) 485-6936

  14. Paul’s Barber Shop -  Category: Barber -  37 Lewis St. Nashville, TN (615) 726-0232

  15. Phat Cuts Barbershop -  Category: Barber -  123 Ewing Dr. Nashville, TN (615) 226-2714

  16. Platinum Cutz -  Category: Barber -   514 Gallatin Pike South Nashville, TN (615) 868-0096

  17. Quick Cuts Barbershop -  Category: Barber -   620 Gallatin Pike North Nashville, TN (615) 868-9400

  18. Right Touch Barber Shop -  Category: Barber -  1702 Jefferson St. Nashville, TN (615) 321-4585

  19. S and E Hair and Beauty Supply -  Category: Beauty Supply -  2275 Murfreesboro Pike Suit 106 Nashville, TN 37221 (615) 366-8001

  20. Sheek Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons - Trendy, Stylish, Elegant. Specializing in Extensions and Healthy hair care. Makeup and Lashes. SHEEK SALON distributes 100% virgin remy and Indian hair. Design Essential retail line and Redken products. Call or walk in for an Appointment.   - 6207 Charlotte Pike Suite B. - Nashville TN (615) 299-7737   - (visit website)

  21. Stylz Barber Shop -  Category: Barber -  1216 Wedgewood Ave. Nashville, TN (615) 292-9996

  22. The Root of You Salon and Day Spa -  Category: African American Spa -  1511 Historical Jefferson Street - Nashville, Tennessee (615) 321-2525

  23. The Shop -  Category: Barber -   5320 Nolensville Pike Nashville, TN (615) 837-4450

  24. Unity Hair & Skin Salon -  Category: Black Beauty Salons -  2711 Anderson Road - Nashville TN (615) 366-9899

  25. Untangled Hair Studio -  Category: Black Hair Care -  Nashville TN (615) 585-3671

  26. What a Day Salon and Spa -  Category: Black Beauty Salons - 1463 Bell Road - Nashville TN (615) 445-7966



  1. African American History Foundation of Nashville Inc -  Category: Cultural - The foundation seeks to promote, create and build a museum to serve as a repository for artifacts of local, state, national and international range representing African American culture -  6717 Centennial Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37209-1017 (615) 350-8617

  2. The African American's Total Publishing Solution Company Ethnic Image Books & More, -  Category: African American Publishers   3023 Nolensville Pike, Suite C - Nashville, TN 37211 - (615) 832-1101



  1. Alkebu-Lan Images Bookstore & Gift Shop -  Category: Book Store -  2721 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN 37208, (615) 321-4111

  2. Carrie Gordon -  Category: Mary Kay Independent Sales Director -  The most important mile in our business walk is the ‘extra mile,’ the one called service."   - Nashville TN (615) 668-4901  - (visit website)

  3. Glenda S. Morris - Loan Officer -  Category: Real Estate -   I have been a Loan Officer for over 15 years. I have the ability to provide home loans in most states. With my level of expertise and knowledge in the industry, I have the capability of closing most home purchases and refinances in 30 days. In 2013, FCM was recognized as a Top Six(6) mortgage lender in the Nashville MSA as ranked in volume by the Nashville Business Journal Book of Lists. Accredited member of BBB since 2010 and complaint free. Largest new construction lender in Nashville MSA for 2013   - NMLS# 163350 750 Old Hickory Blvd., Suite 262 Brentwood, TN 37027 Office: 615-620-4705 x235 Toll Free: 877-839-5988 x 235 Direct: 615-938-7503 Cell: 615-482-6012 (PREFERRED)

  4. Katherine Ross -  Category: Business Services -  AmeriPlan Independent Business Owner   - Nashville TN 37207 (404) 545-6136  - (visit website)

  5. Book World -  Category: Book Store -  499 Merrit Ave. Nashville, TN 37203, (206) 759-4680

  6. Ethnic Image Books & More -  Category: Book Store -  3023 Nolensville Pike, Suite C, Nashville, TN 37211, (615) 832-1101

  7. Fisk University -  Category: Historically Black Colleges -   1000 17th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208-4501 (615) 329-8500   - (visit website)

  8. Home Lending Source -  Category: Real Estate -  Here at The Home Lending Source, we take great pride in the ability to offer the most complete selection of financial options available. We are a full service mortgage banker with an experienced, knowledgeable staff who will work closely with you offering you both guidance and support in recommending mortgage solutions that meet your financial situation. Please give me a call personally with any or your mortgage financial questions and concerns!   - 565 Marriott Dr. Suite #225 - Nashville TN (615) 627-4878   - (visit website)

  9. Hoskins & Company, PC -  Category: Accountants -  Nashville TN (615) 321-7333

  10. Meharry Medical College -  Category: Historically Black Colleges -  1005 Db Todd Blvd., Nashville, TN 37208 (615) 327-6111   - (visit website)

  11. Orville C. Campbell, M.D. -  Category: Internal Medicine, Nephrology -  2410 Patterson St. Suite 402, Park View Bldg. Nashville, TN 37203, (615) 322-9593

  12. Plush Pals -  Category: Toys -   Nashville's First Mobile Teddy Bear Party Business! Plush Pals is a new and exciting, black owned, mobile bear party workshop where kids bring stuffed animals to life with our amazing portable Teddy Bear Stuffing Machine.   3401 Anderson Rd. Antioch, TN (615) 474-7027  - (visit website)

  13. Tennessee State University -  Category: Historically Black Colleges -  3500 John Merritt Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209-1561 (615) 963-5111   - (visit website)

  14. The Tennessee Tribune -  Category: African American Newspaper -   1818 Morena Street, Nashville, TN 37208 (615) 321-3268

  15. 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee, Inc. -  Category: Community Service -   One Vantage Way, Suite E-200 Nashville, TN 37228



  1. At the Table Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   907 12th Avenue South, Nashville, TN (615) 242-0077   - (visit website)

  2. Carolyn's Homestyle Kitchen -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - From the Owner: "We are known for our outstanding food and services. All menu items are prepared to order and made from the freshest ingredients." -   1305 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN (615) 329-8080   - (visit website)

  3. Monell's Dining & Catering -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1235 6th Ave N, Nashville, TN (615) 248-4747   - (visit website)

  4. Neely’s Barbecue -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Great for family outings 15 minutes from any where in Nashville -   Rosa Parks Blvd, Nashville, TN (615) 251-8895   - (visit website)

  5. Sands Soul Food Diner -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - REVIEW: "Fried bologna is cut thick with onions fried to tender sweetness." -   937 Locklayer Street, Nashville, TN (615) 742-1652

  6. Swett's Restaurant -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   2725 Clifton Avenue, Nashville, TN (615) 329-4418   - (visit website)

  7. The Pie Wagon -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   1302 Division Street, Nashville, TN (615) 256-5893   - (visit website)

  8. Xavier's Exquisite Cuisine -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - From the Owner: "Home Cooking - Done Right!" -   3302 Nolensville Road, Nashville, TN (615) 329-8080   - (visit website)



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  1. Ame Church -  500 8th Avenue South, Nashville, TN (615) 242-1420  - (visit website)

  2. Bethel AME Church -  1300 South Street, Nashville, TN (615) 256-1509

  3. Cathedral Of Praise -  Maximize Your Potential Bishop Jerry L. Maynard, Sr. - Pastor  4300 Clarksville Pike, Nashville, TN (615) 876-8740  - (visit website)

  4. Foster Chapel Missionary Baptist Church -  Bishop Alonzo D. Hatchett, Jr., D. Min., Senior Pastor Lady Wyvonne L. Hatchett, Bishop's Executive Administrator 342 Ewing Drive, Nashville, TN 37207 (615) 262-1294

  5. House of God Church -  2717 West Heiman Street, Nashville, TN (615) 329-1625  - (visit website)

  6. Lee Chapel AME Church -  1732 Scovel Street, Nashville, TN (615) 320-0260

  7. Mount Zion Baptist Church -  1112 Jefferson Street, Nashville, TN (615) 254-7296 - (visit website)

  8. National Baptist World Center -  1700 Baptist World Center Drive, Nashville, TN (615) 228-6292  - (visit website)

  9. Nashville Life Christian Church -   15354 Old Hickory Boulevard Nashville, TN Nashville, Tennessee 37211  - (visit website)

  10. Payne Chapel AME Church -  212 Neill Avenue, Nashville, TN (615) 262-3675  - (visit website)

  11. St James Ame Church -  1501 Straightway Avenue, Nashville, TN (615) 226-2386

  12. St Paul's Ame Church -  3340 W Hamilton Ave, Nashville, TN (615) 876-7219  - (visit website)



  1. Greater St John All Choir Ministry    (view video)

  2. Volunteer State Mass Choir    (visit website)



  1. B.B. Kings Restaurant & Blues Club -  Category: Entertainment - BB King's is located on the corner of Commerce and Second Avenue. Downtown in "The District", one block west of the river and four blocks east of the Nashville Convention Center. -   152 2nd Avenue North, Nashville, TN (615) 256-2727   - (visit website)

  2. Bourbon Street Blues and Boogie Bar -  Category: Entertainment - Nashville's premiere live entertainment venue for blues music, great Cajun American food -   220 Printers Alley , Nashville, TN (615) 242-5837 - (visit website)

  3. Limelight -  Category: Music Venues   201 Woodland St. Nashville, TN 37213 (615) 780-3099 - (reviews)



  1. Annual African Street Festival
    (September)   Held annually for over 25 years on the historic main campus of Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN.   - (visit website)

    This phenomenal, family-oriented festival has grown continuously and now attracts thousands who are interested in African and African American culture.

  2. Kinfolks Foundation's Soul Food Festival
    (July) Corporate Headquarters: Post Office Box 50123 - Midwest City, OK 73140 Tel: 405-657-1704 - Fax: 904-354-5252 - Email:   - (visit website)

    Bringing together families & friends in an outdoor social setting for a day of reunion, fellowship and live national award winning entertainment.




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