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Your digital copy of The Contributor's voting issue! October 12, 2020

In this issue: 


We partnered with Please Vote Nashville to put this super informative ballot breakdown for the November election in your hands — from presidential to school board races. 

Our "More than a customer" series continues with the story of Contributor Keith and The Creole Diva. 

Vicky B. gives a look at life inside public housing. 

Read the full issue here! 













Condos vs. Camps September 29, 2020

One of our city's homeless encampments has more residents than ever, and the condos next door have organized complaints. What brought us to this point, and what can be done? Read more in this issue's cover story. In this issue we also have the story of a vendor and a customer who have become more than that  true friends. Some new vendor writers share their perspectives, and some veterans share beautifully written poetry, including a tribute to Breonna Taylor. Plus, some gorgeous photos of local activism and a can't miss documentary review!
https://issuu.com/the-contributor-live/docs/09.30.2020_-_digital




Condo's vs. Camps September 29, 2020

One of our city's homeless encampments has more residents than ever, and the condos next door have organized complaints. What brought us to this point, and what can be done? Read more in this issue's cover story. In this issue we also have the story of a vendor and a customer who have become more than that  true friends. Some new vendor writers share their perspectives, and some veterans share beautifully written poetry, including a tribute to Breonna Taylor. Plus, some gorgeous photos of local activism and a can't miss documentary review!


It's that time again!!! September 01, 2020

I love new issues of The Contributor!  This issue:  Meet Chakita Patterson, an amazing women whose business, United Streets Tours, is ALL about eradicating racism in Nashville,  Michael and Nell launch their album "Welcome Home" and Carl J shares his sales AND spiritual strategies, plus John Henry's walk with God, movies with  Joe Nolan, and HOBOSCOPES!!!

Read all about it!  https://issuu.com/the-contributor-live/docs/09.02.2020-digital

Getting a home. Not as easy you might think. August 07, 2020

Getting into housing in Nashville is not easy for people experiencing homelessness.  Take a deeper dive into the process with our staff reporter, Hannah Herner, and learn more in "The Systems:  How Nashvillians Get Housing."  And the eviction moratorium is ending and the PIT count is in.  What does this mean for you? 
On a lighter note, Joe Nolan reviews the new Gordan Lightfoot documentary, Keith D tells us how his life has changed since he started selling The Contributor, and Mr. Mysterio gives you guidance.  All in this issue of The Contributor!

https://issuu.com/the-contributor-live/docs/08.05.2020-digital

Poetry Edition with illustrations by Paul Collins. July 16, 2020

If you do one thing for yourself today, click on this link:  

The Contributor Poetry Edition

The last edition of The Contributor features beautiful custom illustrations by Paul Collins, curated poetry from our vendor's over the last ten years, and Haikuscopes that are truly amazing.  

Enjoy!  And it was our pleasure!!

With Gratitude,

Cathy Jennings







New Digital Edition! June 10, 2020

Your next digital Edition of The Contributor is here!

Are you concerned about the homeless during the pandemic?  Read "Notes from a Homeless Pandemic" and our  Vendor's quarantine stories.  

 Nolan's review of the movie "Detroit" Metro News and Hoboscopes will keep you coming back for more.  


Thank you for supporting and caring about your Middle TN Contributor neighborhood vendor.  


https://issuu.com/the-contributor-live/docs/06.10.2020-digital!

It's a must read! A fantastic new issue just hit the streets! May 25, 2020

A fantastic new issue just hit the streets!  Cover story:  100 Years of Women's Votes:  A Q & A with Miranda Fraley who curated "Ratified! Tennessee Women and the Right to Vote!"   More news on how our people experiencing homelessness are handling Covid as well as how the nonprofits have rebooted, and some of your favorite vendor writers, horoscopes and Joe Nolan movie review.  Read it here:  thecontributorlive!



New Digital Edition! May 04, 2020

How are the homeless in Nashville experiencing the shelter at the Nashville Fairgrounds during the pandemic?   Do Nashville children born in poverty have a chance to make it out?  Our reporting on the Community Needs Evaluation, plus Hoboscopes, Nolan's movie review and your favorite vendor writers:  Mary B, Norma and Vicky.  All inside this weeks Digital Edition here


Thank you for supporting the men and women who sell The Contributor, working hard to improve their quality of life and climb out of homelessness!