A resolution recognizing the 25th Anniversary of The Tennessee Tribune.

WHEREAS, The Tennessee Tribune, the only African American statewide audited newspaper, spotlighting positive achievements of citizens, local and national, and its publisher, Rosetta Miller-Perry, are celebrating its 25th Anniversary on November 1, at the Hutton Hotel; and

WHEREAS, The Anthony J. Cebrun Center, housed at The Tribune, has welcomed more than 60 students since its inception, giving them vital training in journalism and media skills in preparation for various professional careers; and

WHEREAS, each week more than 150,000 Nashvillians read The Tennessee Tribune to keep an eye on news and events shaping our community; and

WHEREAS, during the past 25 years the Tribune has covered and chronicled the news in Metropolitan Nashville, Memphis, Jackson, Chattanooga and other areas and places of significance to our diverse readership; and

WHEREAS, the Tribune reports the important issues facing today’s African American families, in reporting honest news that is important to its local community and is in good standing carrying over into the content it is publishing online at its website; and

WHEREAS, the paper has focused its energy into growing its social networking accounts as this is important because sites like Twitter and Facebook are the fastest way for people to receive their news; and

WHEREAS, The Tennessee Tribune has been published under the administrations of four distinguished mayors; Philip Bredesen 1991- 1999, Bill Purcell, 1999-2007, Karl Dean, 2007-2015, and Megan Barry, 2015-present; and

WHEREAS, The Tribune specializes in recognizing all the positive activities and notable attributes and accomplishments in the African American Community as well as the general community each week; and

WHEREAS, The Tribune rigorously covers city affairs and politics, as well as the arts and sports, the overall focus is always an upbeat one, and the paper urges unity and working together to build a greater Nashville; and

WHEREAS, The Tribune is headquartered in the heart of historic Jefferson Street; and

WHEREAS it is fitting and proper that the Metropolitan Council recognize The Tennessee Tribune on the occasion of its 25th anniversary and call the observance to the attention of our citizens.


Section 1. The Metropolitan Council hereby goes on record as recognizing the 25th Anniversary of The Tennessee Tribune.

Section 2. The Metropolitan Council Office is directed to prepare a copy of this Resolution to be presented to Mrs. Rosetta Miller-Perry on behalf of The Tennessee Tribune.

Section 3. This Resolution shall take effect from and after its adoption, the welfare of The Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County requiring it.

Sponsored by: Freddie O'Connell, Karen Johnson, Nick Leonardo, Mina Johnson


Referred to: Rules, Confirmations, and Public Elections Committee
Introduced: October 18, 2016
Adopted: October 18, 2016
Returned Unsigned by Mayor: October 19, 2016

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