Nashville Organized for Action and Hope

Historic Nashville Courthouse. (Photo: Nashville.gov)

Save Nashville Now, a coalition opposing Metro charter amendment referendum, unveiled

BY: - May 18, 2021

A coalition of business groups, labor groups, faith-based groups and grassroots activist groups announced on Tuesday the formation of a new coalition to oppose the July 27 charter referendum to consider major changes to Metro charter. In total, 19 groups representing dozens of businesses and organizations expressed their opposition to the charter amendment proposal. The […]

Metro Nashville Councilmember Zulfat Suara speaks at an Oct. 2020 event.(Photo: John Partipilo)

Nashville councilmembers ask Cooper for funds to address childhood trauma

BY: - April 29, 2021

Nashville Metro Councilmember at Large Zulfat Suara led a Wednesday press conference to weigh in on Mayor John Cooper’s pending budget for the coming fiscal year. Her ask? Suara wants Cooper to include additional funding for  Metro Nashville Public Schools to help children recover from severe traumas experienced over the past year due to environmental […]

New Chief of Police: John Drake, seen here speaking an August 8th Women & Girls Against Racism and Violence/Black Lives Matter protest rally in Legislative Plaza, has been named Metro Nashville Chief of Police.

NOAH calls out Metro Nashville Police for use of excessive force

BY: - March 19, 2021

This story has been updated. Members of a prominent Nashville community organization say that the Metro Nashville Police Department has continued to use excessive force and failed to comply with de-escalation tactics, leading to two recent shootings, one fatal. Nashville Organized For Action and Hope (NOAH) held a press conference on Thursday to protest what […]

Rev. Edward Thompson, Chair of Nashville Organized for Action and Hope, leads a 'public lamentation' for Tennessee's COVID-19 victims. (Photo: NOAH)

Nashville community group holds ‘public lamentation,’ calls on Lee for COVID-19 relief

BY: - December 30, 2020

Faith leaders and physicians called on Gov. Bill Lee to institute a mask mandate and to use Tennessee’s $741 million earmarked for families to assist Tennesseans on the verge of eviction from COVID-19-related financial losses.  Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH) organized the Tuesday event, which was held at St. John AME Church in […]

Recent graduates of the Metro Police Academy are sworn in August 12 2020. (Photo: Nashville.gov)

Cooper tells NOAH no funds for criminal reform

BY: - October 26, 2020

Mayor John Cooper told a group of Nashville community leaders Sunday the city does not have the funds to address criminal reform.  “I am sorry, and we would love to be able to do it but we have to accept that as a reality,” said Cooper. “The work is worthy, but we have to be able […]

Metro Nashville Police in riot gear stand on Lower Broadway during a recent Black Lives Matter protest. (Photo: Alex Kent)

NOAH protests highlights demand for change with Nashville police

BY: - September 11, 2020

The recent case of mistaken identity in which members of the Metro Nashville Police Department raided the wrong apartment spurred a Thursday protest by a prominent Nashville community group. Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH) held a press conference at MNPD headquarters to amplify the group’s call for immediate police reform. “It’s important to […]

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Challengers at final Nashville schools forum focus on incumbent

BY: - July 10, 2020

Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH) hosted the final virtual forum of four Thursday for Metro Nashville Schools Board candidates, and the District 1 event became contentious. District 1 has the highest percentage of economically disadvantaged students, the highest percentage of students of color, the lowest literacy scores in MNPS and  average ACT score in […]

A walkway at Hillwood High School in Nashville Schools District 9. (Photo: Metro Nashville Public Schools)

Nashville District 9 schools forum focuses on racial equity

BY: - July 8, 2020

Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH) hosted the third of four virtual forums Tuesday for school board candidates to address issues facing Metro Nashville Schools.  Russelle Ann Bradbury and Abigail Tylor are running to replace board vice chair Amy Frogge for school board representative in District 9. Bradbury has children that attend district schools […]

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NOAH hosts round two of school board interviews in Nashville

BY: - July 6, 2020

Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH) hosted the second of four virtual forums Thursday for school board candidates to address questions and issues facing Metro Nashville Schools, with Metro Councilmember Kyonzte Toombs (District 2) serving as moderator. Incumbents Christiane Buggs, District 5, and Freda Player-Peters, District 7, are both running without opposition.  Buggs has […]

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NOAH holds first of four Nashville school board forums

BY: - July 1, 2020

Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH) hosted the first of four virtual forums Tuesday for school board candidates to address questions and issues facing Metro Nashville Schools.  Candidates Brian Hubert and Emily Masters are running to replace District 3 incumbent Jill Speering, who will not seek reelection, and discussed a variety of issues. Hubert, […]

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Nashville leaders urge minority census participation

BY: - June 26, 2020

In a Thursday press conference organized by Nashville Organized for Action and Hope (NOAH) Davidson County community leaders emphasized the need for census participation from Nashville’s minority population. The census deadline, originally July 31, has been pushed back  to Oct. 31. The typical door-to-door approach is too risky, given the COVID-19 threat, but leaders hope […]