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Tennessee allows guns in schools, woes of FBI agents & more

by Black America Web

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1. Tennessee Lawmakers More Concerned about Cash in Their Coffers than Blood on Their Hands

Color elementary classroom


What You Need to Know:

 A controversial law is now in place in Tennessee that will allow faculty and staff to carry concealed handguns in K-12 public schools. Last week’s passage was the largest expansion of access to guns in that state since last year’s mass shooting in a Nashville private grammar school. State lawmakers promised to take action after three children and three school employees were killed last year at the Covenant School. 

Supporters of the new law say this will improve school safety. Opponents, including scores of protesters at the state Capitol, were on hand as the bill made its way through the General Assembly. In scenes reminiscent of a year ago following the Covenant shootings, Tennesseans yelled from the gallery,  “Blood on your hands!”

2. Biden Continues Push for Tuition-Free Community College

President Biden speaks on Investing In America Agenda


Biden Continues Push for Tuition-Free Community College


What You Need to Know:



President Biden is persisting in his efforts to establish nationwide tuition-free community college, rekindling the proposal amid discussions on student loan forgiveness. Advocates argue that free college offers a more comprehensive solution to the college affordability crisis compared to loan forgiveness, with growing bipartisan support.

While federal action on free college remains pending, states have taken the lead, with 35 states implementing their…

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